Project 24 is an online course/community which teaches you how to build a full-time income as a blogger within 24 months (hence the name Project 24), through following a tried and tested, proven to work 60-step training approach.
In addition to this main 60-step training, as a Project 24 member, you get your hands on tons of other valuable features which are going to make your journey to earning your living online much smoother and easier such as
- dozens of courses
- time-saving tools
- numerous seasons of podcasts
- an extremely active and supportive community which is growing day in and day out
- and much more
In this Project 24 review, I’ll cover every little detail about Project 24 in order for you to be able to fully understand if purchasing it is the right course of action for you or not.
Before I move on to the actual Project 24 review, I want to point out that for me, for many reasons that I am going to let you know in here, Project 24 is the second best MMO (Make Money Online) course I’ve come across during my 3 years as an online marketer after Wealthy Affiliate.
So, let’s dig in, shall we?
Project 24 Overview
Value for Money
Very high potential to earn a full-time income online (or even more), by following Project’s 24 training.
60-step training. Dozens of additional courses on various subjects such as SEO and email marketing. Podcast, vlog, spreadsheet with 300+ niche site ideas, templates, premium WordPress theme, and much more. Fresh content is being added 24/7.
You definitely get more than what you pay for! Kind of pricey for my taste. No free trial. No refunds. Definitely better value for money than 99% of MMO courses.
Unlimited access to a very active private community. Get all the support and motivation you need from other members of the course as well as the founders of the course, Jim and Ricky themselves.
People seem to succeed with Project 24 faster than expected. New success stories of Project 24 members are currently on the rise.
- High-quality, 60-step approach to building profitable niche websites, tried and tested for many years by Jim and Ricky
- Very active and supportive community
- Brand new content is constantly being added
- Extremely friendly for beginners
- Regular tweaks and improvements to the 60-steps to keep us up to date with the latest internet trends
- Success stories of Project 24 members are on the rise. It seems that people succeed faster than expected
- Jim and Ricky are pros. They are also actively helping members within the community as much as they can
- Valuable YouTube channel (could use it as a Project 24 free trial)
- Kind of pricey for my taste
- Relatively new in the affiliate marketing training industry
- Somewhat unrealistic claims about content creation
- No free trial
- No monthly membership option (just yearly)
- No refund possibility
What is Project 24
by Income School?
Project 24 is a wholesome online marketing training program, created by Jim Harmer and Ricky Kessler, founders of Income School.
Jim and Ricky used to be two normal guys just like you and me, working normal jobs and leading normal lives. At some point, they started experimenting with creating small blogs on a variety of subjects and after a while, they realized that they started earning some money off of them.
After a lot of experimentation and trial and error, they managed to grow their small blogs to a point where they were earning a full-time income from them. At that point, both Jim and Ricky decided to quit their normal 9-5 jobs and work for themselves online, creating successful niche websites as well as teaching other people how to create successful niche websites just like them.
Take a look at the 2 motivating stories of how Jim and Ricky went from employees to full-time bloggers right below!
The objective of Project 24 is to show you the exact 60 steps that Jim and Ricky constantly take in order to grow a brand new website in any given niche from zero to generating a full-time, passive income for them in the span of 24 months.
Based on my own estimations, when Jim and Risky talk about earning a full-time income, they mean earning somewhere between $8000 – $10.000 a month.
So, to be more exact, Project 24 will show you the exact 60 steps to building a niche website and grow it from $0 to at least $8000 a month within the next 2 years.
Project 24 was released in February 2018 and is the extremely improved version of an older course Jim and Ricky had created called Niche Site School which had helped hundreds of people to start successful online passive income websites.
At the time that I am updating this review, Project 24 is almost one and a half years old… Based on Project’s 24 statistics more than 400 of its members are currently earning money through the websites made following that Project 24 60-step formula. Out of those 400 people, 50 of them are now earning at least $500 per month (12,5% success rate) and 5 of them have already managed to become full-time bloggers (1,25% success rate). And remember, that 24 months haven’t even passed yet since Project 24 was first released so as it seems people are finding success with the course way faster than initially expected.
For a more in-depth look at Project 24, sit back and watch the full Project 24 webinar right below.
Before moving on, I want to make clear that Project 24 is not a magic bullet to success… It won’t make money land on your lap out of nowhere during the next 24 months without you actually devoting the required amount of time and effort to build and scale your online business…
Project 24 just provides you with information and guidance on how to go from zero to full-time online but YOU are the one who has to put all this information to practice…
YOU have to apply what you learn!
YOU have to work for it!
YOU have to make it happen!
If you purchase the program and sit on your ass watching TV during your free time, well, you’re never going to actually make it. If you work on your business for one hour a week, you’ll have to accept that it will probably take longer than 24 months to earn a full-time living through your blog. If you work for 5 hours a day, it might take a lot less.
While through Project 24, Jim and Ricky do their best to provide you with the best training, resources, and tools to make your living online in 24 months, be aware that no program can guarantee success, especially not in any particular timeframe.
The level and speed of your success online are mainly going to depend on your own work ethic, tolerance, level of commitment, ability to adapt, perseverance, and ability to follow instructions among many other things.
Who is Project 24 for?
In a nutshell, Project 24 is for anyone who would love to earn their living online.
Those can be people who
- Want to quit all jobs forever and become their own bosses
- Work a part-time job and are in need of a stable supplementary income (this is actually why I started my very first online business)
- Are stay-at-home parents
- Always wanted to become entrepreneurs/business owners
- Want to be time and location independent
- Are still students
- Have retired or are unemployed
- Would just love the idea of earning their living by blogging about their hobbies and passions
- Need to build a stable income online in order to travel the world
- Have tried different MMO courses and systems but failed
Right now, many of you might be thinking “But I don’t have the slightest clue” or “I don’t have the skillset” or “Yeah right… Like I can end up owning a successful online business”.
Let me tell you that such thoughts are absolutely natural.
In fact, those are the exact same thoughts that I had almost 3 years ago when I was about to start my very own online business…
Nevertheless, Project’s 24 60-step training is mainly geared towards absolute beginners, as it takes you by the hand and walks you through EVERYTHING you need to know not just to get your online business up and running but to scale it until it brings in a full-time income to you, such as
- Purchasing a domain name
- Finding good hosting
- Setting up a beautiful WordPress website
- Writing high-quality articles
- Making Youtube videos
- and much more
So, if you are doubting yourself, well, don’t.
As long as you are able to read, watch some videos, and follow the instructions within them, you’re gold!
In addition, a lot of those who join Project 24 lately are people who have been struggling with making a success out of their online business for a while now and have yet to see any substantial results.
If you are one of those people then Project 24 could really turn the tables for you.
First, you can go through the 60-step training, pretending your website is brand new and start applying any points that you’ve missed right away.
Then, you could start asking people in Project’s 24 private forum for feedback and advice while implementing tips and strategies from the courses, podcast, and vlog.
When I purchased Project 24 I had already an online business in place for a few months which received no traffic whatsoever… After following Project’s 24 training for just a month, I got my very first sale!
Lastly, Project 24 could also be of great benefit to advanced internet marketers who are after taking their online business to the next level.
For instance, in season 1 of their Project 24 podcast, Jim and Ricky revealed how they took one of their websites from $2k to $8k per month in a couple of months with just a few tweaks here and there.
Season 2 of the podcast is mostly talking about scaling up your operation with freelance writers, how to find cheap ones, how to train them, etc.
As you can see there’s just so much potential here.
The best news is that to ensure that you never fall behind your competition, Jim and Ricky are constantly updating their 60-step recipe according to the latest internet techniques, practices, and trends, and brand new content such as courses, vlogs, and podcasts is being added ALL THE TIME.
Who is Project 24 NOT for?
Project 24 might NOT be for those who
- Aren’t fond of the idea of owning a successful, passive income, online business (obviously)
- Are looking for a way to make money fast and easy (Project 24 is definitely NOT a shortcut to riches. If you are looking for a way to make a few additional bucks per month instantly, maybe you should try taking surveys or user testing)
- Aren’t willing to invest the time and energy required to build and grow their online business (no substantial goal can be reached without investing your time and energy in it)
- Have no money to invest in Project 24 or aren’t willing to do so (if this is you, go ahead and check out Wealthy Affiliate as it’s much cheaper and FREE to join and test drive)
- Absolutely know that they will hate writing (your main job as an affiliate marketer will be writing articles, just like this one, for your website)
- Enjoy being employees, working for other people (if I enjoyed the idea of being an employee for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t have bothered starting an online business in the first place)
- Don’t want to eventually become financially free (working for yourself is the ONLY way to REAL financial freedom)
- Wouldn’t like working from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace, being the masters of their own schedule
- Will pay for the program, keep watching TV for 4 hours when they come home from work (and then complain that they don’t have enough time to act on it)
- Usually give up at the first setback (you’ll probably feel like a failure a lot of times before you get the hang of the whole process and start earning any money)
Nonetheless, this has nothing to do with the legitimacy or the quality of the program itself but rather with the needs, wants, goals, willingness, and character of each individual.
As I’ve said earlier, for me, Project 24 is the second best affiliate marketing training course I’ve managed to come across after Wealthy Affiliate.
And believe me, in my almost 3 years as an affiliate marketer, I’ve done my fair share of research and tried A LOT of them.
So, if you are serious about building a full-time, passive income online, instead of wasting your time and energy looking around at other courses which will probably never take you near to your financial goals, it would be a smart move to give either Project 24 or Wealthy Affiliate a try.
Trust me, you won’t regret it!
What's Inside Project 24
So, let’s assume that you just purchased Project 24 and you are good and ready to start your online adventure.
Here’s what you’ll have access to once you are in:
- The famous 60-step training approach to creating successful niche websites
- Dozens of courses
- Active and supportive member-only community
- Premium Podcast
- Premium vlog
- Download center
Let’s find out more about each one of those features, shall we?
Project 24, 60-Step
This training consists of 60 actionable steps which walk you through the process of building a successful online business from scratch while at the same time helping you avoid hundreds of easily-made mistakes and failures that could completely slow down or even ruin your website’s success.
A fraction of the things that you are going to master by following those 60 steps include
- Setting up a WordPress website
- Installing the right plugins
- Choosing your niche
- Producing the right content for your blog
- Promoting your website on Pinterest
- Recording Youtube videos
- Conducting keyword research
- Building resource pages
- Designing and structuring your website
- The latest SEO strategies and practices
- and much more
Those 60 steps have been tried and tested infinite times by Jim and Ricky on their own websites as well as the websites of their students and if followed correctly, they are proven to turn every single new niche website into a full-time income producing machine.
Their secret sauce to optimizing results and increasing the chances of your website’s success is something that no other internet marketer is talking about. They call it “The Content Mix”.
Content Mix means writing specific types of posts during specific stages of your website.
Those types of posts are:
- Response posts (1000-1500 word articles answering a very specific question)
- Staple posts (1500-2500 word shareable articles such as top lists, best tips, etc)
- Pillar posts (3000+ word fully informative articles targeting more competitive keywords)
If you can’t understand half of it, don’t worry… Jim and Ricky explain everything in great detail within the course.
Let’s take a look at the actual 60 steps, shall we?
The Actual 60 Steps
to Full-Time Blogging
1 • Choosing a topic
2 • Pick your domain name
3 • Sign up for hosting and install WordPress
4 • Get a logo to brand your site
5 • Themes and plugins
6 • WordPress settings
7 • No Nonsense SEO
8 • The Article hit list
9 • Formatting posts
10 • Write your first response post
11-19 • Write a response post
20 • Add legal content to your website
21 • Add images to your posts
22 • How to make a resource page
23 • Build the framework for your resource page
24 • Build out your first resource category page
25 • Build another resource category page
26 • Build one more resource category page
27 • Site design and structure
28 • Staple posts
29-37 • Write staple posts
38 • Learn how to promote your website
39 • Record your first YouTube video
40 • YouTube video with screen sharing
41 • Record a how to video
42 • Make a fascinating video with a contrary opinion
43 • Record another YouTube video (plus audio quality examples)
44 • How to create a pillar post
45-53 • Writing and publishing more pillar posts
54 • Promote your site on Pinterest
55 • Record a staple video (with competitive analysis)
56 • Record a pillar Youtube video
57 • Create another pillar YouTube video (based on your recommended gear pages)
58 • Record a second video based on your recommended gear pages
59 • Record your 10th video!
60 • Set up Amazon Associates on your website
Based on Project’s 24 timeline, those 60 steps will take you 3-4 months to complete.
Once you’ve completed all of them, you’ll have in place a beautiful website with 30 helpful posts, 3 recommended tools pages, and a YouTube channel with 10 videos.
And that’s just the start!
Dozens of Courses
Besides the main 60-step training, as a Project 24 member, you also gain access to numerous courses on various subjects such as
- Picking a profitable niche
- Increase traffic
- Email marketing
- Myth Busting
- Improve the speed and effectiveness of your writing
- Success Mindset
Each course contains at least one video ranging from 20-60 minutes each. New courses are being added regularly, and as a Project 24 member, you have access to all of them, both the older and the new ones.
Each one of those courses is extremely valuable saving a lot of trial and error.
Just imagine how much time and energy you’d have to spend guessing, employing fruitless practices which could even hurt your business, and then having to undo everything you did wrong and start all over again.
For instance, if you go for a very wide niche you’ll probably end up competing with a lot of highly-authoritative websites which you might never outrank. On the other hand, if you narrow your niche way too much you might end up having no audience to monetize.
The course on picking a profitable niche teaches you how to find the right balance and refine your niche just enough in order to expedite and maximize results by decreasing your competition while at the same time maintaining a healthy amount of audience to monetize.
Furthermore, within the course on SEO, Rick and Jim talk about tips and practices that could help your articles rank over your competition in the search engines such as
- Finding keywords with little competition
- Writing the right content
- Analyzing your competition
- Determining if a keyword is worth targeting within a post
- Composing awesome headlines
- Understanding how search engines work
- Response, staple, and pillar posts and in which order to write them to maximize traffic
Until now, of all the Project 24 courses, the one on SEO is the most important one.
Not knowing how to SEO your website and articles the right way is most likely going to hinder your website’s success and hold you back many, many months. So make sure that you pay extra attention to it.
Below you can watch a complete guide to SEO I managed to locate within Income School’s YouTube channel which is pretty similar to the aforementioned SEO course within Project 24.
Active and Supportive
Once you purchase Project 24, you gain infinite access to an exclusive, members-only community.
Project’s 24 community is basically a forum-like platform where people can ask questions, answer other people’s questions, share knowledge and insights, their failures and successes, and most importantly support and motivate each other (see image below).
Do you want feedback on your website? – Go to the forum!
Maybe you are facing technical difficulties with a plugin or an affiliate program… – Go to the forum!
Or maybe, you are tired and frustrated because you have been publishing content for 3 months and nobody seems to read it and you need some support and motivation. – To the forum!
The forum is extremely active all around the clock so if you have any questions about your progress, the training, technical issues, or literally anything else related to your website, odds are that other members of the community will be there to support you within minutes.
In addition, at the top right corner of the community, there’s a search bar which you can use to get instant solutions to your problems through threads which have been published by other members within the forum in the past.
For instance, if you are facing a problem with your hosting, you just type in the search bar the word “hosting” and a bunch of older threads about hosting will show up (see image below).
Choose the topic which matches your current problem and chances are that its solution will be in there.
If not, you can go ahead and open a new thread yourself but you’ll have to wait for a few minutes before those answers start pouring in.
Ricky and Jim are also trying their best to stay active and support as many people as they possibly can within the community as you can see in the screenshot below.
This is exactly the kind of support you’ll be getting if you become a Project 24 member yourself.
A community like this could truly make the difference between your online business succeeding and failing.
According to Wikipedia, being part of a community of people who are after achieving similar goals as you, will make your entire journey a lot smoother and fun and a lot less painful and frustrating.
In addition, according to Psychology Today, a sense of belonging to a greater community is very important as it improves your motivation, happiness, and helps you cope with negative and painful emotions.
During my years as an affiliate marketer, I have spoken with many successful affiliate marketers that attribute their success to some kind of community which supported them along their journey and most of them even claim that without that community they’d have most likely failed.
After all, it’s not out of nowhere that they say that you become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
It’s only natural that if you connect and interact daily with people who are striving for success, your own chances of succeeding increase as well.
So, even if you decide not to go for Project 24 after all, I’d definitely suggest that you go for a course which offers access to an active and supportive community just like Project’s 24 and Wealthy Affiliate’s.
Project 24 Premium Podcast
Another very valuable asset of Project 24 is its podcast.
The podcast gets released in seasons.
Each season is built around a different subject and contains a few episodes each.
For example, in the first season of the podcast, Jim and Ricky revealed how they increased the revenue of one of their websites by almost 300% in just a few months just by changing its monetization technique. (8 Episodes)
Season 2 is focused on project Rexburg which is a project whereas Jim and Ricky have hired a number of students from a University nearby to produce 200+ articles per month, on several new niche websites. (13 Episodes)
Results, insights, improvements, failures, earnings, etc are all shared within this podcast.
At the time I first put together this review, the podcast consisted of just those 2 seasons totaling in 21 episodes.
Now that I am updating this review, a few months later (07/2019), Jim and Ricky have already released season 3 (4 episodes), season 4 (5 episodes) and season 5 (4 episodes so far).
As you can see, new content is indeed being added all the time within Project 24.
Project 24 Premium Vlog
Jim and Ricky are also running a vlog within Project 24.
The vlog is still in its infancy and it contains just a couple of small videos offering some general advice and insights.
Over time I imagine that Jim and Ricky are going to be adding more videos.
07/2019 Update: Jim and Ricky are not publishing new videos that regularly within their vlog.
In addition to everything else, Project 24 has a download center where you can download valuable tools and resources such as
- Excel spreadsheet with expected earnings based on Project’s 24 timeline (very accurate only if you follow the training and invest the required amount of time and energy)
- Another excel spreadsheet with 300+ profitable niche ideas to choose from for your websites (this is being updated all the time)
- Income School monetization WordPress plugin to help you create and manage your affiliate links
- The blog post recipe template infographic (response, staple, pillar posts & how to write them)
- A WordPress premium, unique, fast-loading theme
Brand new useful tools and resources are being constantly added in this section as well.
How Much Does Project 24 Cost?
Project 24 costs $449 for your first year as a member. Once the first year of your membership ends you can keep renewing it for only $199 per year.
Remaining a member for more than one year is optional and not necessary.
If you didn’t like Project 24 for some reason or if you finished your training, went through all the courses and you don’t care about having access to the private forum, all the tweaks and updates on the 60-step recipe, as well as the new content (courses, vlogs, podcasts, tools, resources, etc), that is being added all the time, then you can cancel your subscription plan and once the last yearly membership you paid for expires you’ll no longer be a member of Project 24.
Project 24 has no monthly payment plan. To gain access to everything Project 24 has to offer, you have to pay upfront for a whole year.
In addition, Project 24 does NOT offer an “official” free trial.
However, you can get an idea of what Project 24 is about by browsing through Income School’s YouTube channel.
Tip: Before spending your money on Project 24, I suggest that you head over to Income School’s YouTube channel and watch all their videos. Since those videos are free and since Project’s 24 training incorporates a lot of what Jim and Ricky talk about in them, you can consider them as your Project 24 free trial. If you seem to enjoy Jim and Ricky’s free YouTube content, then you are going to LOVE Project 24. If not, then purchasing Project 24 might not be the right choice for you.
Lastly, before you purchase Project 24, Jim and Ricky make very clear that they can’t offer any refunds for it.
Note: The first-year membership of Project 24 used to cost $349 until 31/12/2018.
As of the 1st of January 2019, Jim and Ricky increased Project’s 24 first-year membership price to $449.
Jim and Ricky have stated that since Project 24 is constantly being improved upon with new content being added and old content being updated all the time, Project 24 becomes more and more valuable, so its first-year fee will most probably keep rising year after year.
However, those who have already purchased Project 24, won’t be affected by any changes that take place in the price of the program. If you pay $449 for your first year right now, you’ll be able to keep renewing your membership for $199 per year even if the initial fee of Project 24 rises up to $1000.
So, make sure that you go for Project 24 before it becomes way too expensive.
Do People Actually Succeed Within Project 24?
As it seems, more and more success stories of Project 24 members are surfacing day after day.
This is proof that Project 24 is actually working for some people much faster than expected by Jim and Ricky. And since it has worked for some people, chances are that it’ll work for you as well.
If you join Project 24, follow its training, put in the required amount of time and effort, and have patience you will most probably eventually become one of those Project 24 success stories yourself.
That being said, go ahead and take a look at some Project 24 success stories below to find out for yourself where Project 24 could take you.
And always remember that if someone has done it, you can do it better!
Below you can find some more success stories I captured from within Project’s 24 forum.
Sit back, take your time and read carefully through every single one them because if you go for Project 24, chances are that you’ll be publishing your own success story in a few months from now.
And just so you know, I came across dozens of more Project 24 success stories but for the sake of not making this article way too large and tiring for you, I decided not to include every single one of them…
My Personal Experience
with Project 24
It was a few months ago…
I was on YouTube watching some internet marketing videos when I randomly came across one of Income School’s videos for the first time.
Within that video, Jim and Ricky were talking about the #1 Reason that Most Internet Marketers Fail (watch the video below it’s actually extremely useful and motivating).
At that time, I was unmotivated and struggling with some aspects of my business and that video helped me pick myself up, dust myself off and redirect my focus on improving my online business once more. After this video ended, I went ahead and watched another video of Jim and Ricky talking about keyword research. And then another one on creating content… And then, suddenly, before I knew it, I realized that I had spent 6 hours hooked on Income School’s videos just like a drug addict.
I hadn’t spent so much time in one sitting on just one YouTube channel since I first discovered FailArmy’s channel, 10 years ago…
For me, this was a sign that Jim and Ricky definitely knew what they were talking about.
On one of their videos, they mentioned a paid online marketing training program they had created called “Project 24”.
I immediately went on a quest to find out as much information about Project 24 as I possibly could but there were only a couple of very short reviews of the program back then. So, before purchasing it without knowing anything about it, I decided to go through Income School’s blog and YouTube channel once more and start applying some of their free tips and practices to see for myself if they could actually improve my online business.
To my surprise, a couple of months later, I started seeing some changes taking place in my online business… My articles started ranking on higher positions of the SERPs, traffic increased and sales started pouring in. And this happened just by following Jim and Ricky’s free advice. I hadn’t even joined Project 24 yet!
So, since I had already gotten so much value out of their free content, I was 100% sure that their premium content will have to be exquisite right?
And I was 100% right…
After purchasing and trying Project 24 for a while, I concluded that it’s the second best online marketing training program that I’ve come across in my 3 years as an online marketer, after Wealthy Affiliate.
The strategies and practices I’ve learned through Project’s 24 training are still benefiting my online business to this very day.
Those $449 I spent on Project 24 was one of the best monetary investments I’ve ever made and if you are serious about building a full-time income online, this will probably be the case for you as well.
How to Use Project 24
the Right Way!
In order to ensure that Project 24 members will reach an online full-time income within 24 months, Jim and Ricky have created a 4-phase timeline.
Each phase lasts for a specific period of time and during each one of those phases, you will have to complete specific tasks (see images below).
Important Disclaimer: Everyone’s Project 24 will be a little different. Nobody could possibly promise you that by following Project’s 24 training you’ll be able to earn a full-time income online in 24 months… As we’ve already seen though, it seems that a lot of Project 24 members are experiencing success with the course faster than expected. On the other hand, others might never reach their goals. Results are not standard for everyone. Your online business will only succeed based on the time and effort you invest in it. No business is (ever) guaranteed to succeed and definitely not in any particular timeframe. To come up with a realistic timeline, Jim and Ricky have used their experience with their own websites as well as the websites of their students. If you stick to the timeline and complete each phase on time, chances are good that you’ll be able to reach a full-time income online within 24 months.
Project 24 Phase One
Once you join Project 24, you immediately start with the 60-step training. During this training, your main focus will be to choose your niche, get your website up and running, find keywords for your articles, create titles for your articles based on those keywords and then start creating articles for each keyword. You’ll also learn how to use YouTube and Pinterest to start driving more traffic to your website.
The average time that it takes for most people to complete those 60 steps for the first time is 3-4 months. But again, this depends on the amount of time you devote to your business daily, how fast you learn, how well you apply what you learn, and most importantly, how fast you are able to produce helpful articles. I’ve seen people struggling for weeks to write a 500-word mediocre article (this used to be me), and I’ve seen people completing 3000-word high-quality articles in just a few hours.
If you are a beginner in writing content, don’t worry… Within Project 24, Jim and Ricky will offer you a lot of tips and tricks on how to significantly speed up your writing. You can also watch this video below where they talk about putting together a blog post in under 1 hour… My #1 advice on speeding up your writing is to stop trying to make your blog posts perfect… Just make them as helpful as you can.
Anyway, once you’ve completed phase one, you’ll have in place
- a beautiful website, well-optimized for the search engines
- 30 posts published on your website
- 3 pages with recommended tools
- a YouTube channel with 10 videos
- a Pinterest account with some pins in it
Project 24 Phase Two
During phase two you’ll be going through the 60-step training once more from the top creating a second niche website. Since you’ve already gained some experience in creating content, chances are that you’ll manage to complete phase two much faster than phase one.
Once you are done with phase two, you’ll need to go back and start scaling your first website which has probably already started gaining some traction. Chances are that it has also started bringing in some money as well.
Project 24 Phase Three
Project 24 phase three consists of publishing as much high-quality content for your first website as you possibly can.
At the same time, it would be extremely beneficial to you and your business to start going through all the other Project 24 courses, the podcast, the vlogs, as well as start interacting within the Project 24 community for at least 30 minutes a day.
In addition, you should go through all the videos within Income School’s YouTube channel for further tips, practices, and insights towards growing your business if you haven’t already.
Project 24 Phase Four
Congratulations, you’ve reached phase four!
By the time you reach that phase, your first website should have started reaching its peak and your second website bringing in a few hundred bucks per month in passive income.
At that point, all you have to keep doing is keep publishing high-quality content for both your websites.
Jim and Ricky also talk about creating and launching a digital product of yours in order to maximize earnings.
That’s basically it!
Everything you’ll have to do is laid down in great detail within Project’s 24 training.
If you follow Jim and Ricky’s instructions the right way as well as stick to the timeline, the chances of not reaching a full-time income in 24 months are very little.
Just so you know, your main focus during those 24 months should be in creating high-quality, helpful content for your website. This is the only way to cultivating a healthy and steady amount of visitors per month. This is the hardest part. Once you’ve got those visitors, everything else is going to unfold relatively easily from there.
What I Like About Project 24
1 • The Founders, Jim and Ricky
The very first thing that I like about Project 24 is its creators, Jim and Ricky.
First of all, they talk about blogging with such a great passion that anybody who listens to them for just a few seconds can immediately understand they really love what they do.
And you know what they say right?
The ones who love what they do, always do it best…
In addition, they are down to Earth, clear, concise, and get to the point quickly and accurately without tiring us which makes them great teachers.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough… – Albert Einstein
All of their content, free or paid, video or article or podcast, is extremely helpful and informative. They never publish anything just for the sake of publishing something. Everything they publish is meant to help their audience (you and me) solve problems that we will probably face during our journey.
Moreover, they are truly honest and transparent about what they do and the results they get.
They share with us their income, their niche sites, the keywords they use, the strategies they employ, and basically every single little thing they have learned during all their years as online marketers. When they put a new practice or technique to test, they let us know exactly how it worked for them, what they could have done better, and how we can incorporate it on our website.
Lastly, their whole approach focuses more on helping people find products which could help them solve a problem they are facing rather than using sleazy sales techniques to trick them into buying crappy stuff that they don’t even need.
For me, this is a huge reason that I am so fond of Project 24… I am an awful salesman and I hate selling and being sold to.
The video below basically proves every single point I’ve made about Jim and Ricky up to this point.
2 • Little to No Extra Expenses
Most MMO courses lure you in with low initial prices but once you purchase them they start throwing at your face dozens of upsells and other products or services that you should purchase in order to be able to follow through such as
- keyword research tools
- premium themes and plugins
- funnel software
All those tools can add up to hundreds of dollars per month…
With Project 24, the only expense besides your yearly membership fee is buying a domain name and a hosting plan for your website which cost no more than $100 per year combined.
Jim and Ricky have included no upsells for Project 24 and will show you how to build and scale your online business using mostly free tools and resources.
For example, they will teach you how to conduct your keyword research simply by using Google instead of encouraging you to purchase $100 per-month keyword research tools (which aren’t even accurate, to begin with).
3 • Constant Updates + New Content
Jim and Ricky are constantly making improvements on every single aspect of Project 24.
It seems that they spend most of their time creating more courses, podcasts, and vlogs, as well as adjusting and improving Project’s 24 60-step training approach with the most up-to-date techniques. During their free time, you can find them within Project’s 24 community helping people.
Most online marketing training programs are not like that. They are static and once you make the purchase you get ditched and nobody cares about you.
However, Jim and Ricky care about providing us with the best training and resources to succeed in earning our living online because they understand that our success is really their success.
4 • Use of Videos & Audio
The majority of Project’s 24 training consists of videos which range roughly from 20 to 60 minutes each. And then we’ve got the podcast.
Video and audio content is much more engaging and easy-to-digest which makes it great for teaching. Plus, it is definitely less tiring and much easier to follow and process than having to read huge chunks of boring text.
Studies have shown that learning through watching videos actually boosts achievement and results.
Personally, I am a visual learner so I’d go for a course consisted of videos any day of the week.
5 • Amazing Community
One of the things you are going to want to have access to during your journey to making your living online is a community of people who are on the same path as you…
Every single one of those people could be your teacher. Those who are ahead of you can show you the way while those who are at your level can share with you what went wrong for them in order for you avoid it and what went right for them in order to apply it.
And don’t forget that everyone can motivate you and support you when you feel like giving up which is something you’ll most probably keep feeling until you start experiencing some kind of success yourself.
Having access to a community of like-minded individuals who are after earning their living online just like you, could dramatically increase your chances of reaching success yourself.
Within Project’s 24 community, you can get quick and accurate answers to your questions, share your results, frustration, and concerns, help other people, as well as keep yourself motivated throughout the long and hard process of making money online.
For most people, a community can make the difference between success and failure.
For its size, Project’s 24 community is very active and helpful and it’s only going to keep getting bigger and better as time passes.
6 • High-Quality Training
No matter how hard you keep looking, chances are that you’ll have a very hard time coming across another course which could compete with the high-quality of Project’s 24 training.
It’s undeniable that Project’s 24 60-step approach works extremely well as we’ve already seen that people have started experiencing great success with it much sooner than actually expected.
Of course, those 60 steps have been refined after years and years of Jim and Ricky going through trial and error and include only the practices, strategies, and techniques that have been continuously bringing the best and fastest results for them and their students.
Those 60 steps are so structured and easy-to-follow that anyone, even your grandma’s dog, could build a successful niche website by following them.
Even without the dozens of hours of additional video courses, the dozens of hours of podcast episodes, and the dozens of other tools and resources included within Project 24, those 60 steps could absolutely take you to success by themselves.
7 • I Love Their Youtube Channel
It is unquestionable that Jim and Ricky have poured their hearts and souls into their Youtube channel.
In fact, all of the videos within their channel are so valuable and informative that could absolutely take your business to another level by themselves. Plus, they are completely free to watch.
As I told you earlier, this is exactly what happened to me…
My online business had started improving long before joining Project 24 just by employing tips and practices which Jim and Ricky talked about within their YouTube channel.
And since their free content brought me such amazing results, I just HAD to get my hands on their premium content as well.
Here’s one of my favorite Jim and Ricky’s videos on how to become a full-time blogger in JUST one year!
8 • Organic, Search-Engine Traffic
The aspect of Project 24 that I like the most is that its approach of attracting visitors to your website is different than what is being taught by the majority of other MMO courses.
Jim and Ricky teach solely about techniques and strategies towards cultivating free, organic, search-engine traffic. They don’t bother with social media, building backlinks, buying ads, paying for visitors, or other traffic generation methods which only work in the short-term…
Their game might not be the “fastest” way to earning money online but it’s the most long-term and everlasting and it consists of 3 very simple steps
- keep publishing high-quality content which will be valuable and helpful to your readers
- optimize your website and content for the search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc) in order to be able to outrank your competition
- bring in more traffic by taking advantage of other search engines such as YouTube and Pinterest
You can’t imagine how many times I’ve heard about online businesses which were burnt to the ground overnight by one of Google’s algorithm updates because they had been focusing on building backlinks instead of publishing high-quality, helpful content.
By following Project’s 24 60-step formula, this will never, EVER happen to your business…
Backlinks might still be an important search engine ranking factor but Jim and Ricky claim that by publishing helpful content on your website, other websites will eventually start linking back to your content naturally.
Content is KING baby!!!
What I Don't Like About Project 24
1 • Relatively New in the Affiliate Marketing Industry
Project 24 is relatively new in the online marketing training industry.
At the time of this update, it’s not even two years old yet.
Despite Project’s 24 young age doesn’t even remotely imply that the course is low-quality or ineffective (as we’ve seen many people have already found success by following its training) it still has tons of room for improvement compared to a course like Wealthy Affiliate which has been around for almost 15 years now.
On the other hand, I have reviewed many online marketing courses, such as Passion Blog Pro and Profit Genesis 2.0 which despite being around for 5+ years cannot even compete with Project’s 24 high-quality training and overall user experience.
And since Jim and Ricky seem to be constantly improving upon Project 24, I truly believe that in 2-3 years, it will absolutely overshadow most online marketing training courses out there.
2 • No Free Trial
One of the reasons that helped me make the leap into online marketing 3 years ago is that I was given the opportunity to get my very first online business up and running completely for free.
If it weren’t for this opportunity, chances are that I would have never got started.
As a beginner, I would never spend $449 on a course without getting to try it first. 99% of online courses are pure garbage so paying for one blindly would be way too risky for me.
Unfortunately, Project 24 doesn’t offer a free trial. However, you can get a solid understanding of what the course has to offer by browsing through Income School’s YouTube channel and blog.
If you are not willing to spend $449 at once and you would like to dip your toes into online marketing without spending any money, just like I did, consider going for Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, they offer an extremely high-quality online marketing training along with a very active community, a live chat, an instant website builder, infinite tech-support, and above all, it gives you the opportunity to start your very first online business completely for free (you won’t even have to purchase a domain name or hosting).
3 • No Per Month Membership
Another major downside of Project 24 is that it offers no option to pay on a monthly basis for your membership.
To join Project 24 you have to pay upfront for a whole year.
This means that if you happen to decide to give up 2-3 months after purchasing Project 24, you have literally thrown $449 in the garbage.
Unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee and you can’t get a refund of your money.
For me, it would be very hard and unlikely to spend almost $500 at once without a single clue on what you are getting into. I’d prefer joining the program for a month or two, take a look at the platform, the training, its features, etc, and then if for any reason I didn’t like it, have the liberty to cancel my membership without losing any more of my money.
4 • Somewhat Unrealistic
Jim and Ricky are very honest and transparent about everything they do and I am 100% positive that they would never claim something with the purpose of misleading us.
However, they keep mentioning stuff about writing 1500-word articles within an hour or so which is something that even after 2 years of consistent writing seems rather impossible to me.
Don’t get me wrong…
I bet that Jim and Ricky can indeed compose articles that fast, but this might not be the case for the majority of people, especially those
- whose native language isn’t English, just like me
- who are inexperienced
- who are writing about topics that are not extremely knowledgeable about
For instance, for me, it still takes 4-5 hours and a lot of effort to finish a 2000-word article.
I know that given more time and practice my writing skills will keep improving but I still can’t write an entire article in just one hour.
At least not a high-quality one.
The problem with that is that the entire 24-month timeline of Project 24 has been created by Jim and Ricky having in mind that putting together a high-quality article requires just a few hours of work while for some people, especially beginners, the whole process might take a lot longer.
This means that if you can’t publish content as fast as Jim and Ricky, you’ll probably won’t be able to stick to the timeline and thus it might take longer than 24 months for you to reach a full-time income through your website.
Summing up, here are some of the most prominent reasons that someone should join Project 24
- High-quality, very focused, 60-step training to building profitable niche websites
- Very active and supportive community
- Brand new content is constantly being added
- Extremely beginner-friendly
- Regular tweaks to the 60-steps to keep us up to date with the latest techniques
- Success stories of people who have been following the training are on the rise
- Approachable and helpful founders who are actively helping members within the community with any given chance
- Time-saving tools and resources
- It’s going to keep getting better and better
- No upsells
- Access to 300+ niche ideas
- A ton of added value if used along with the free content of Income School’s YouTube channel
- No link-building and other black-hat practices taught
- Focuses on teaching you how to actually help other people which is the basis of any successful business
So, What Now?
Okay, so you read this Project 24 review in its entirety…
As I see it, you now have 4 options.
- You either invest $449 in Project 24 and start building a full-time online income by following its training
- You take my alternate suggestion Wealthy Affiliate, which has helped thousands of people earn their living online over the span of 15 years and is free to join and test drive
- You take a look at the dozens of others reviews I’ve put together hoping you’ll find another course which could help you earn your living online in there (doubtful)
- Or you walk out of here completely empty-handed, you never start an online business and you move on living your current life for the years to come
The choice is yours…