AIM global and GIF review: Untold side of Lead Generation

Recently, lead generation businesses in Kenya have become very popular especially among the young people. While some of them are scams, others will just drain your time and money and fail to deliver what they promised you. It is important to understand a business before you jump into one. This is the number one mistake that I have seen my young friend do. They do not take the time to investigate whether what they are about to get in to is worth their time or not.

I love taking risk, but I also advise people to calculate the risk and establish if it is worth it. The motivation for writing this article is in review of GIF (Global internet Fortunes) and AIM global and tell you the painful truth that you won’t be told elsewhere.

As their popularity grows, so are the numbers of people joining them.  After a short time, most of those that joined bail out with nothing to boast about. As much as people would hate to hear it, most of these digital networking opportunities operate on a clever pyramid scheme that benefits those at the top.

However, they can be good places to make cash if you have several friends who are willing to join under you. This is where the skill of lead generation is much needed. Most people will give up after convincing several friends and family member to join but nobody seems to respond or at least show concern for the opportunity. You will have to agree with me that the amount that these companies ask for is not easy for most Kenyans to afford or at least let go easily.

Should I join or not

If you are at a crossroads and wondering whether to join or not, I would have two answers for you. One: do not join if you are not ready to sweat and get disappointed or at worse not even recover your investment.

Two: Join if you are pretty confident about your marketing skills and you have a generous number of friends who you are sure will join you and remain active.

You see, one thing that people really have to understand is that Lead generation is not the promise of easy money that these companies promise you.

As a matter of fact, it is more engaging than a full-time job if one if to seriously make a living out of it. So let no one fool you that you can make over 10000 shillings from a part-time gig.

Let’s say regardless of the justifications I have given you, you still want to join and test it for yourself. I would recommend that you lower your expectations since the journey can be a little unforgiving, punishing and disappointing.

You will have to market yourself to people around you and beyond. To do so, people often use Facebook Ads or free adverts and also post on other social media platforms.

Pushing the limits

I am quite sure that you have come across a picture of a guy on Facebook with M-Pesa messages besides the guy. Those are some of the extents and boundaries that you have to push in order to capture some unsuspecting Kenyans.

However, a majority of the senior youths on internet are already aware of this and it has become a laughing stock. Trust me you do not want your friends to know you are associated with these things. Those that have been there know you are trying to extract water by squeezing a rock.

If you are one of the lucky ones, you will get a few people willing to join in your first month but these people will only be enough to get your initial investment back. The puzzle comes after you have exhausted all the people in your list and have nobody else to convince.

The Verdict

You ultimately come into a screeching halt after a month of high hopes, and expectations. I find it bizarre that AIM global will tell you that you have to have a suit that you will use to take a photo that will be used as your profile.

Right, they are profiling and packaging you like a person who has already made it in life while in reality it is the complete opposite, you are a starter trying to get a footing. And if you start by living a lie and profiling yourself falsely, I can’t imagine of a better future.

Joining AIM global and GIF will genuinely disappoint you at some point, you can take my word for that.  You will have wasted your time and energy. So listen to me that money that you have, use it to do something else or buy yourself something nice as you figure out what other direction your life will take.  Tafakari ya Babu

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Brian is a founding writer at Urban Kenyans. His work is focused on how to improve the digital literacy of Kenyans online. He has been able to do so with his mastery of Kenya and the English Language.

3 thoughts on “AIM global and GIF review: Untold side of Lead Generation”

  1. Wash that’s deep na vile they use mdomo tamu tamu until you feel like taking a loan from all your friends to start.

    The thing is I too almost got into one that needed a whopping 18,500 to join, until I came back to my senses and realised the speaker had invested 10yrs to earn the 500,000 she claimed to earn. And I am in 2020. I am older and don’t have 10yrs to start baby steps hence I told myself to look for another way.
    I have been to more than 4 I know the experience so well. Asante for opening eyes hapa nje.

  2. As long as I will get an interest . Look you
    can buy a cow @ 15k taday and tomorrow it dies so where’s the 15k, you can built a house of 100m for months it collapses in a day again where’s the 100m ,you can invest anything you want but as long as there’s misfortune behind you, you will not escape. For a business person you can invest 50cent to earn 60cents not thinking about,what if I loose all.

  3. i was scammed that i will be earning at least sh 5000 weekly but when i joined by paying sh 5500 on 4 Oct they says i have to look for at least 5 people so that i can recover my investment, 1 month is gone nobody has joined and they are now demanding sh 1000 for renewal of account they say inactive account cannot earn anything really disappointed don’t try to join people at the bottom are being used like donkeys. i have to forget my sh 5500 like that.


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