Kevin Harrington, arguably the slimiest of all the Sharks, wants you to partner with him. “With our Ambassador Program, you get to work with our team,” Brian Harrington, who is Kevin’s son, says in the overview video. “You get to become an advocate for our brand, our products, and our services. Don’t you think it would be easier to sell a Shark’s brand as opposed to your own brand? I think the answer’s yes, and that’s what the Ambassador Program’s all about.”
“What else?” Brian continues. “Well, you get to help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses while making money yourself. You get to build your business and your network, and receive world-class training. If you wanna do those things, if you wanna learn from a Shark, partner with a Shark, then this is the opportunity for you. If you wanna avoid the failures—we’ve seen the highs, we’ve seen the lows, and we wanna help you avoid them—then this is for you. But what exactly do we offer, right?”
Pretty much anything Kevin’s slapped his name on over the years, Brian explains. Which is like everything in existence. Website design, marketing, ad campaigns, video content, scaling ecom brands, consulting for small businesses. Or there’s advisory services: sitting on boards, making high level contacts, growth strategy, etc. Or Kevin will film with you in a fancy TV studio. Or, there’s courses they’ve created on raising capital, being a person of influence, perfecting your pitch, sales, quantum entrepreneurship, and more.
How much money can you make peddling this garbage? Your commission will be between 5- and 20% of revenue collected. Here are some examples. They’ve got a Digital Launch Package. Cost is $25,000. You get a 20% commission on it, so $5k a pop. You can be featured on Kevin’s Get Down To Business TV show. Cost for that is $10,000. It also pays a 20% commission, so $2k would go to you on each referral. Advisory services are up there too, and they’re recurring, so it can really add up, Bri claims.
So if you join, you get the ability to promote all this crap and hopefully get paid on it. I didn’t hear anything about tracking; do they have a reliable affiliate system? Let’s assume they do. Cool, what else do ya get? You get all their course content and training library. A private Slack Channel with their team. Discounts on events. Their CRM software to manage your pipeline. They’ve got a lead generation software. A templated website you can have. Even a video from Kevin you can use in your marketing. Oh joy.
Other than money, why are they offering this? Brian says it’s because so many people come to them, wanting advice, but the truth is? They’re just not ready to run their own business. So the Kevin Harrington Ambassador Program is like training wheels for ’em. Plus, it helps Kevin and company extend their reach without any risk. They don’t have to hire more sales reps. Quite the opposite, in fact. You’re paying them to go out and do their dirty work. Either way, they win. You? Not so much.
According to some franchise review websites, this thing’s gonna cost you at least $20 Gs. Which, I didn’t think this was possible, but wow, now I hate this offer even more. It’s a digital dumpster fire of all the trash Kevin’s promoted over the years, that they’re hoping you can breathe some life back into. Or maybe they’re not hoping that at all. Maybe they’re just hoping you’ll wire them $20 grand and go away. Totally worth it, right, because 73 years ago, this weasel was on Shark Tank.