Is Duplicate Dave a Scam? What David Sharpe is NOT telling you...

Is Duplicate Dave a Scam? What David Sharpe is NOT telling you…

Welcome to my Duplicate Dave review!

A lot of people have been asking is Duplicate Dave a scam?

Well, there are 2 things I want to disclose first.

  1. I'm not an affiliate of Duplicate Dave so I'm not here to show off to you my income proof and "recruit" you like any other affiliates do.
  2. There are a lot of outdated Duplicate Dave reviews out there because Duplicate Dave does not really exist anymore. I'll explain to you why in my review.

Let's begin...

Duplicate Dave Review Summary

Product Name: Duplicate Dave (aka Legendary Marketer)

Founder: David Sharpe

Product Type: High-ticket Affiliate Marketing Program

Price: Front-end $30/month, upsells up to $30,000

Best For: David and people who have thousands of dollars to invest

duplicate dave review

Summary: Duplicate Dave is a legit program which allows you to make real money online. But the pre-requisite is that you need to have a couple of thousand dollars to invest in their products in the first place. Also, you're restricted to only promote their High-Ticket affiliate products.

Rating: 65/100

Recommended: Not really


What is Duplicate Dave?

This is the sales video you'll see on Duplicate Dave's landing page.

Basically, Duplicate Dave was a Internet Marketing course created by David Sharpe. But now it has been re-branded as Legendary Marketer.

I don't know why he wanted to change the name but I guess it's because "Legendary Marketer" is a more brandable name than "Duplicate Dave".

Whenever you're searching for Duplicate Dave, you'll eventually be directed to Legendary Marketer's website.

For example, when you try to opt-in to Duplicate Dave's landing page, you're be led to Legendary Marketer's checkout page.

duplicate dave & legendary marketer

So How Does Duplicate Dave or Legendary Marketer Work?

Dave believes that starting your own online business is as hard as starting a traditional business. The success rate is so small that only 1 out of 10 businesses will survive.

But he said that franchise business has a much higher success rate. Out of 10 franchises, 9 will survive.

startup vs franchise success rate

I don't know where did he get that statistics from but it's just what he said in his sales video.

So his proposal is this...

He has created tons of resources regarding internet marketing in his Legendary Marketer brand. He's also built a high converting sales funnel to promote his products in Legendary Marketer.

Now, he wants to offer you the opportunity to "borrow" all his resources and make money by promoting Legendary Marketer like applying the franchise model in the online world.

internet marketing franchise

These resources include ready-made:

  • Landing page
  • Video Ads
  • Banner Ads
  • Ad Copy
  • Email Copy (45-day Email sequence)
  • And basically the whole Sales Funnel

All you need to do is to drive traffic to their landing page. Dave and his team of coach will do all the selling for you.

So basically, Dave is giving you the opportunity to literally duplicate his sales funnel and make money. That's also how the name "Duplicate Dave" came from.

Sounds great to you?

I personally think it's too good to be true.

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Can You Really Make Money with Duplicate Dave?

Short answer: YES!

My recommendation: It's not a good business model you should invest in.

I can feel that some of the supporters & affiliates of Duplicate Dave or Legendary Marketer start to hate me and disagree with me.

But let me explain...

Yes, you can make money with Duplicate Dave because Dave is good at selling and he does pay his affiliates handsomely.

That's why there are a lot of affiliates showing off their commission screenshot like this one:

legendary marketer income proof

Legendary Marketer income screenshot

I know seeing this kind of income proof is very tempting for you to give it a shot.

But you need to first understand their business model before you can decided whether this is for you. 

The reality is that it is possible to make money with Duplicate Dave. But is it for you?

Here's a reality check...

legendary marketer compensation plan

Legendary Marketer Product Pricing & Commission Rate

Take a look at the product list and their prices. These are all high-ticket products except the first two.

What if I tell you that you need to purchase the $2,500 product before you can potentially make the $1,000 commission?

What if I tell you that you need to purchase the $5,000 product before you can potentially make the $2,000 commission?

Do you have the money to invest in the first place?

Duplicate Dave is a "pay-to-play" game. You need to pay them the money first before you are "qualified" to receive commission. But there's no guarantee!

Being qualified does not guarantee you to earn commission. You still have to put in the hard work and spend some more money to drive traffic.

Given all these information, do you think this is still suitable for you?

By the way, if you want to find out more about the details of each product, go to my Legendary Marketer review.

Pros & Cons

The Good

1. Legit Training

There are hours and hours of helpful training videos to teach you on various aspects of internet marketing, such as:

  • Facebook Ads
  • Facebook Fan Page Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Traffic Generation
  • Instagram & YouTube Advertising, etc.

There are a lot of step-by-step content for you to consume.

So, I believe at least the $30/month Legendary Marketer Club Membership is worth the price.

But rest of the upsells are simply too expensive. I believe they're overcharging you because they want to make money from you.

The reason they have the valuable front-end product that only costs $30/month is because they want to hook you into the system so that they can upsell you the expensive products afterwards.

2. Not Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

Duplicate Dave is a pure affiliate marketing business because there are no complicated multiple commission levels involved.

I'm happy for them for not using the MLM structure because a lot of companies tend to become a pyramid scheme if they adopt the MLM business model.

3. 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

You can request a refund within 30 days but that's only for the $30 Legendary Marketer Club Membership.

You're not going to get any refund if you purchase the high-ticket upsells.

That's why I recommend you to try out their $30/month membership if you're really interested in Legendary Marketer.

The Bad

1. Too Expensive

This is very obvious. Their affiliates can make a lot of money because they're selling high-ticket products.

I've calculate that if you are to purchase all the products from Duplicate Dave, it'll be more than $58K!

You can say you don't need to purchase all their products but you still have to purchase some of the high-ticket products before you can make some real money from them.

Not only that, the coach they assigned to you once you join will also be upselling you along the way.

It definitely in their favor to encourage you keep upgrading and purchasing more products. That's also one of the way their coaches make money.

P.S. This program that has enabled me to generate a 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income at just 21 years old is FREE to get started and only cost $49/month fee to go full-time!

2. Can't Build Your Own Business

Duplicate Dave claims that you can take what you learnt from their training and apply to build your own business.

But the problem is they didn't provide you with much resources for you to build your own business.

Throughout the training, you're encouraged to resell their products to more people.

Once again, that's why it's called "Duplicate Dave". They want you to duplicate the business model so that they can make more money.

3. "Pay-to-Play" System

Like I've explained earlier on, you have to pay in order to be qualified for commission.

Paying the $30 monthly fee only allows you to earn $18 commission. You can't earn $1K, $2K or more commission unless you're able to pay a couple of thousand dollars first.

That's a major flaw for this high-ticket affiliate program.

This is also why I don't recommend you to invest despite it may work for some people.

Is Duplicate Dave a Scam?

Nope, Duplicate Dave is not a scam because it offers legit training and Dave does pay his affiliates.

It is real that there are affiliates earning a lot of money. But this is the same for many other programs as well, even for those scams.

Whether this opportunity is for you is another story.

I've just provided you with all the information for you make your own informed decision.

If you have thousands of dollars and you're interested in this opportunity, go ahead and make it work for you.

Once you get the results like other affiliates, come back and share with us your experience.

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Through my own hard work, I went from a broke restaurant waiter to living my dream laptop lifestyle in less than a year's time...

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Jerry Huang

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 17 comments
NJD - June 4, 2019

Hey Jerry,

this may be a stupid question but a simple one based on the info above:-

How is Paying the $30 monthly fee only allows you to earn $18 commission a profit on a monthly basis?

Can you explain how Dave Sharpe’s programme actually works and how will it be profitable to me if I spend $30?

Also what else do you do besides investing the $ 30? It says you need to work hard, are they talking about internet hrs per day.

FYI, I won’t allow them to pitch me to invest more unless I see the hard cash in the bank.

So far I have only seen/read good reviews about Dave Sharpe so this is the first internet online business that really intrigues me besides (which also actually pays but only when they have work available).


Bob - February 19, 2019

I’ve seen a lot of exposure for Wealthy Affiliate, but I’ve also observed the common practice of WA affiliates recruiting folks through alleged reviews of the competition. This makes me skeptical… I’d like to give you the opportunity to put my mind at ease and explain why WA is legit and successful where the competition typically is not. Does WA offer a plug-in system that doesn’t require a big investment? Thanks for your time, and please send your reply directly to my email address. Thanks again.

    Jerry Huang - March 11, 2019

    WA’s training will speak for itself and it’s free to start. So check it out here yourself if you are interested!

Alice - January 12, 2019

So this is hard for me to explain, but try to follow me here. It seems like Tai Lopez and Dave the Legendary Marketer and all the people who work for them do one thing: advertise and sell a vague program for getting rich. They don’t actually do advertising for any other companies, they don’t have a marketing business for other companies, other than the business of marketing THEMSELVES. in other words, if I work for Tai Lopez I just start advertising that I have a way people can make themselves rich. People click my links and some pay for that program, and I (and probably Tai Lopez) profit. But the program is not substantive. It’s just a vague product. The real product is the IDEA that you can get rich. And I have a feeling this is being covered up all over the internet, because everyone who says they’re going to critique the program ends up praising it and trying to sell something similar. Like you. If I’m wrong, please tell me exactly how.

    Jerry Huang - January 24, 2019

    Hey Alice, I’m not sure about Dave. But I know Tai Lopez is real and his programs are pretty good. I don’t have insider info but that’s all I know.

frank - November 6, 2018

He is also the same Dave Sharpe who was involved in the Empower Network. Exactly the same process. Low entry fee with massive upsells and having to sell their products. Also the same story of how he slept on his fathers sofa. I believe, but not sure, that he had a TAX problem.

There was a partner with him at that time called Dave Wood drugs, arrested etc then all that disappeared after a while.

I am surprised by Nathan Lucas endorsing him though. He seemed like a stand up guy…

He will make his millions scam people with the upsells and promises and then be gone with the wind. Exactly the same Scam under a new name.


    Jerry Huang - November 7, 2018

    Hey Frank,

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I’m sorry to hear that but you seem to have a really bad experience with Dave Sharpe’s program which I can totally understand why.

    Have you checked out Wealthy Affiliate?

alluri varma - April 15, 2018

Sir, this is Varma. I shall be highly thankful and grateful to you from the bottom of my heart for your valuable review. Because I’am one of the guy who tempted a lot and ready to invest in Duplicate Dave Program. After I read your review, I realized if I invest in Duplicate Dave Program, it’s a big mistake I’ll be making.

Today I strongly decide myself to join the Wealthy Affiliate Community. Thank you once again sir.

    Jerry Huang - April 16, 2018

    That’s great Varma! Thanks for trusting me and giving Wealthy Affiliate a shot. I’m glad that my review helps 🙂

Paul Severe - March 26, 2018

Dear Jerry,

Thanks for this awesome post. To be honest, this is the first time I came across this program and I got some insights. Now, I know that this program is definitely not for me.

I like the way you presented the review. It’s easy to understand. Thanks again for the review.

Your Friend,

    Jerry Huang - March 27, 2018

    Thank you Paul for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed my review!

Norman Richards - March 23, 2018

This is a very interesting program. Even though this may be legit, it is very expensive and I am pretty sure that a lot of people would shy away from a program like this.

Wealthy Affiliate is the better choice to build a successful online business.

    Jerry Huang - March 23, 2018

    Hey Norman,
    The problem is that people may not know about the high-ticket upsells that are waiting for them. All they were told is that the membership fee is $30/month. That may be the reason a lot of people dive into this program. Before they realize, they’re spending more and more money.

    Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely much better 🙂

Don - March 22, 2018

I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I personally do not believe in pay to play schemes, legit or not.

I searched extensively before finding WA and it seems that everything else that I looked at had hidden upsell cost or upfront upsell cost. This did not appeal to me.

I believe in starting small and upscaling the business as it grows.

Duplicate Dave is a jump into the process late and make money now, at a high cost to you. WA lets us build businesses that we have passion in and not duplicate others work. How can you be passionate about others ideas and not yours.

My fear is this type of scheme (even though it is legit) is playing on the desperation of others as it promises quick returns.

Nice review that many others should read. Thanks!

    Jerry Huang - March 23, 2018

    Hey Don,
    I’m glad you did your research before joining anything new.

    You’ve got a good point. It’s quite impossible for you to be passionate about other people’s ideas that’s not yours. Why build a business on something you’re not passionate about when you actually have the chance to build something with your interest?

    You’re also right about the fact that people dive into this kind of programs because of quick returns. That’s what attract majority of the people with a “poor” mindset.

    Anyway, thanks for checking out and I’m glad you like it 🙂

sarah - March 22, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing such a useful read. Being in the affiliate marketing industry for a while, I have heard about Duplicate Dave and I am glad it is not a scam. But when new things started, rumors about them also comes in the way. This post about Duplicate Dave has answered all my questions. Thank you…:)

    Jerry Huang - March 23, 2018

    Hey Sarah,
    Thanks for stopping by and I’m really glad that this post answers all of your questions!


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