Is the Palm Beach Research Group a Scam?

Is the Palm Beach Research Group A Scam?When I write, I try to envision my reader. In this case, I have no idea who you are. I can only assume.

Here’s what I imagine about you:

I imagine you just watched one of our promotional videos online. Maybe you received a link to this video in an email. Maybe you clicked on a website banner after reading an article you liked. Or maybe a friend sent you a link.

I assume you liked what you saw and our message resonated with you. But… you probably aren’t sure if you can trust us.

After all, the Internet is an anonymous place. You wonder:

Is the Palm Beach Research Group a Scam?

I get it.

Rather than trying to convince you, I want to tell you a story. After you read it, I’m sure you’ll be able to answer the above question yourself.

Sixteen months ago, I’d never heard of the Palm Beach Research Group.

Frankly, I was a bum. I’d left my home in Germany to jet to the United States. After starting (and quitting) my corporate job in New York City, I had no sense of direction. For three months, I lived day to day in the backyard of my mentor, Dr. Brad Blanton, author of Radical Honesty.

One morning, while I was doing yoga on Brad’s carpet, a man walked through the door, struggling with the mosquito net.

He introduced himself as Tom Dyson. He’d recently attended one of Dr. Blanton’s Radical Honesty workshops, and he sought him out to learn more.

I had no idea he was the co-founder and publisher of the Palm Beach Research Group.

At night, we watched his life story on video. I was stunned. This guy had lived an intense life—traveling Mexico without a single dollar in his pocket, hopping freight trains in China, hitchhiking through the United States.

I started liking him.

Then, he asked about my life. I told him I was a writer studying online marketing. The next day, after talking to Brad, Tom offered me a job in Florida. I hadn’t made a dime in months. Florida sounded tempting.

Tom suggested this:

He would pay for my flight, hotel, and other expenses to visit him in Florida. In return, I would test out working at the Palm Beach Research Group for a week.

“Deal,” I said.

A couple weeks later, I found myself in the back of a black sedan heading to Delray Beach…

My First Encounter With the Palm Beach Research Group

I had my doubts about Internet-based businesses.

Whenever I thought of them, I pictured a guy sitting at home in his underwear, trying not to spill coffee on his MacBook. I wasn’t sure what to expect.

As soon as I walked through the door, I thought: Holy cow, these guys are running a real business here.

I counted about 30 employees. I was impressed by the building’s massive library and huge glass-walled meeting room.

Tom sat me down and had me watch the company introduction video, starring Mark Ford and Bill Bonner. He then gave me a copy of the company’s Editorial Handbook—the bible for writing great content.

Later that day, I started my trial run with the marketing team.

I learned more in just one day there than I had in a week at my previous job.

At night, we went to dinner, where I met the other directors—all young guys in their 30s. By the time I started preparing for my formal interviews, I already felt like part of the crew. I really wanted to work with them.

To cut the story short, I was hired as their marketing coordinator. I worked in Florida for seven months.

PBRG’s Business Principles and Values

I’m no longer employed full time at the Palm Beach Research Group. I was let go from my marketing role. They’re constantly looking for the best, and I didn’t meet their criteria.

However, after speaking with PBRG’s marketing and editorial directors, I was given a second chance—an opportunity to work as a contracted staff writer.

I accepted the position for one main reason…

At the Palm Beach Research Group, the reader always comes first. That’s their central business principle.

Everything they do is to add value to readers’ lives and improve their finances. They aim to reel in the best financial analysts, customer service employees, and marketers.

They move fast, work hard, and stay on top of the latest trends and developments in the financial world, all to provide the best value to their subscribers. Their commitment is admirable.

But, at the same time, they run a business. And they need to make money, like all businesses do.

The only way they get paid is by delivering the best possible service to their readers.

To do that, they offer something I’ve never heard of before: a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee on all their products. Meaning, if a reader isn’t satisfied, he’ll be refunded the full amount of his subscription… And he’ll get keep the product.

What more could a subscriber ask for?

Sure, the folks at PBRG use aggressive marketing. But they have to. If you have a great product but you don’t market it, your business will fail. You don’t serve the world in the best possible way without proper marketing to bring supply and demand together.

So, let’s get back to our initial question:

Is the Palm Beach Research Group a scam?

In seven months, PBRG gave me new friends, improved my writing and marketing skills, and taught me to save enough money to travel South America. But that’s just my personal experience…

Let’s look at some facts:

Tom Dyson and Mark Ford grew this business to 40-plus hardworking, dedicated employees in just four years.

PBRG’s free e-letter, The Palm Beach Daily, enjoys over 225,000 readers, and PBRG’s flagship newsletter, The Palm Beach Letter, received over 1,000 rave reviews in its first year of publication alone.

So, my answer is: No way!

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