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What is the Digital Altitude scam?

Many of you will have seen Digital Altitude on your Facebook or Twitter accounts and asked What is the Digital Altitude Scam? Maybe you are searching to see if it is a scam or not because your gut tells you it is but you ask yourself “what if it’s not?”
Here I am giving you my own personal take on Digital Altitude. This take is based on my own experiences and that of others through my own research. I have given Digital Altitude due diligence in this review and will tell you what you’re getting, what your not, the good and the bad. This should lead you to satisfy yourself as to whether it is worth joining or not.
Name: Digital Altitude
Website: www.digitalaltitude.co
Price: $1 sign up then $37 for one months access.
Owner: Digital Altitude LLC
Overall Rank: 75 out of 100
Digital Altitude, Product Overview
Digital Altitude was founded by Micheal Force an ex marine who has reputedly spent over 15 years in the online world, gaining and losing fortunes along the way. He founded Digital Altitude in 2015 and has created a system that reputedly teaches digital entrepreneurs how to start and grow a profitable business with their unique products and live events.
What is the Digital Altitude scam
The Marketing of the Company is quite clever. It leverages the analogy of Altitude in the mountains and has six products ranging from Aspire to Base and onward to Peak and Apex. Clearly giving us the idea that we need to climb the mountain to success. Each of the six products are packaged for you to buy and then sell to others. Buying each of the first three products gives you the information you need to set up your business with them and sell it on to others. The final three are workshop and retreat based products which gives you access to Industry experts and builds your entrepreneur mindset.
Be warned these products are not cheap. At Aspire where they catch you it is at a very reasonable cost of $37 a month. They recommend, very quickly, with what I experienced as pressure tactics, to buy their Base product as the bare minimum. This comes in at $597. The Rise product which is what they really want you to buy is $1997 but you have to buy Base first, so that’s nearly $2500 and your $37 a month. These first three products Include automation, sales funnels, community help, tools and resources to help you sell their products to others. Much of this is well thought out with Social Media campaigns and automated email systems.
The payout structure means that you cannot get paid out on a product your campaign brings in unless you have bought the product for yourself first. So you cannot make too much money if you only buy in at Aspire for $37 because even if you have a great selling campaign and people buy the Base and Peak products, you will only get paid out on their $37 a month.
So in reality you will be buying and selling a $2500 product. You will do this by sending out Social Media campaigns which you will have to pay for. When someone signs up for $37 a month you will send out emails and contact them by messenger to arrange a call for them with a coach who will be someone who brought you in to the Company. They also have a system that allows you to earn from 3 levels down so this is in reality a MLM company. For this you have to pay a bigger monthly fee of $127 and you are expected and will need to become a coach and by coach I mean a person who will get your prospects on a call to scare and pressure them into spending $2500 for fear of losing out on commission.
What’s Good and What’s Not
The Good:
  • They are very good at personal development and creating a positive mindset
  • You will have coaches to make your calls for you if you invest heavily.
The Bad:
  • Expensive
  • Pressure sales
  • MLM
  • Not upfront about cost. It is marketed by saying you can buy in for $1
  • No free trial but they do have a 14-day cooling off period.
Who is Digital Altitude For?
Anyone who has at least $2600 to spend and who wants a pre made plan and system to prospect from. Also, people who do not mind being a Coach or should I say telephone salesperson. They say “Our program was not designed for business people. It was designed for moms, dads, high school graduates, waiters and waitresses, passionate creatives, college dropouts and anyone in between.”
Digital Altitude: Tools & Training
If you invest heavily then you will get access to a lot of tools and automated systems for you to use. You will also get a coach to make your initial calls for you and training to be a coach. If you do not invest you will get very little. You will have access to some of their tools but you will have to work it all out for yourself. The coaches I spoke to made it very clear that only buying in at $597 would not buy me their help as coaches.
Digital Altitude: Support
I had to use their support system to cancel my subscription and they did this quite quickly so I assume they are not too bad on the technical side either but don’t take my word for it.
Digital Altitude: Price
Unsurprisingly the only price they admit to on their website is the $37 a month. You do not find out about the $2600 unless you have signed up for $37 a month. It is the telephone Coach who imparts this information. I cannot tell you how much the weekend or week long retreats are but we have to be talking $$$$ but hopefully if you get that far you will be earning $$$$.
My Final Opinion of Digital Altitude.
I am not going to outright knock Digital Altitude because for some of you this kind of programme will be right up your street and there is nothing wrong with that. For me it did not sit right and maybe that is because of my own values. I am not really about pressure sales. I have done it and I did not like it.
I could not willingly bring people in to my business knowing they would be speaking with the two coaches I spoke to. They, for a short while made me feel stupid for not investing without questioning. They even almost made me cough up $597 and still feel stupid for not investing more. I cannot say all coaches work this way for sure but they had to have learned it from somewhere.
I, for your information, took the 14-day cooling off period to contact support to get them not to charge me $37 a month. They did this quite speedily. I do not have any affiliation to Digital Altitude and none of their website links on this page will earn me any commission.
If you agree with me and have decided that Digital Altitude is not for you then you may be interested in what I did plump for in order to help me in achieving my online goals.
The Company I have used as my Online platform is called Wealthy Affiliate. A company that has been around for 12 years and has a pay it forward mentality and has no expensive products to buy upfront. Right up my street. Just a good honest platform with no hidden agenda.
You can read my Wealthy Affiliate review by clicking here.



  1. Melinda


    I love this review because it was honest and up front about the cost. I hate, hate, hate upsells. It annoys me to no end when people capture your interest at a low price and then you discover that you owe a ton more.

    1. Karen Noone


      I know. It was such a disappointment. I really thought it sounded good too. Just goes to show if its sounds too good to be true it probably is and shiny websites probably means they have to pay for that somehow.
      With Grace and Gratitude

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