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Why I Hate ‘The Next Internet Millionaire’ – Top 10 Reasons

November 16th, 2007 posted by · 8 Comments

The Next Internet Millionaire is an online reality show created by Joel Comm, which takes 12 ordinary people from across North America and has them compete to work on the next big internet project with Joel himself. I’ve watched tried to watch a few episodes, but I had to shut it off. I felt like I was watching The Apprentice, but a really bad version of it. I have nothing against Joel Comm personally, but this is one of his ventures that makes me cringe.

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate The Next Internet Millionaire.

  1. The theme music, camera angles, set up and basic feel of the show is a direct copy of NBC’s The Apprentice. Talk about not having originality.
  2. I’m assuming they wanted to save money as far as production goes. The audio is horrible and forces you to crank up your speakers just to hear the dialog.
  3. When they edit each episode, they should make it appealing to watch. Many scenes lack background music, as well as any excitement from the participants. They do want to be there, don’t they?
  4. I feel stupid watching this show… I seriously think it’s making my IQ go down. Why do I feel I could do a better job than 90% of the contestants on the show? It’s as if they’re afraid to step it up and really try to win this thing.
  5. Many internet users lack social skills or any sense of interaction with other people. This show is a perfect example. The amount of social awkwardness amongst the contestants is brutal to watch. Perhaps one of the prizes should be a session with a psychologist.
  6. As far as being a tough boss, Joel doesn’t deliver. I’d like to see him chew somebody out one of these times or even make them cry. That’s entertaining!
  7. The voting system for viewers is really messed up. If I want to vote for a contestant I have to buy their product. I got an e-mail today asking me if I wanted to buy both products… sure, I’ll just go ahead, throw my money away on some useless crap I don’t need and at the same time vote FOR BOTH of the finalists. Charles and Jaime are the finalists (in case you care).
  8. I don’t know why anyone would want to compete to be the next guru. Many people hate these so-called gurus, and some of the well known ones have reputations for lying, promising tremendous success to newbies and disappearing when you need support.
  9. The products created by the contestants all have non-believable sales pages with zero proof of earnings, which are accompanied by Joel’s pity testimonial to back it. If these products are such a success, why would the contestants still be on the show trying to be the next guru?
  10. Commplex. How long did it take them to come up with that boardroom name? Is internet reality TV really in demand? Last time I checked it wasn’t.

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8 Comments so far
  1. Click for Nick MyAvatars 0.2

    You are right. That show is lame. Whats up with never getting kicked off the show. I mean if you lose you can still come back in. I didn’t even learn anything on that show. TERRIBLE!

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  2. Ryan MyAvatars 0.2

    Nice list Chris. lol

    I like controversial posts. 😛

  3. MrGPT MyAvatars 0.2

    Great post! Enjoyed it very much, and couldn’t agree with you more.

    The people on the show seem so stupid, like they don’t know anything about marketing.

  4. Free Forex Tips MyAvatars 0.2

    I agree. I watched the first 3 episodes but gave up after that. after becoming increasingly bored with it.

    I applaud Joel for coming up with a fresh innovative idea though, it’s just a pity it wasn’t more entertaining.

  5. YC MyAvatars 0.2

    Never seen a minute of it and I think it does not look interesting at all. There is about ZERO buzz no matter how hard the online ‘authorities’ are trying to help hype it up. Nice entertaining list put up, Chris!

  6. Cindy (The 15 Minute Dating Blog) MyAvatars 0.2

    I actually agree with many of the points I think this is nothing more than a publicity stunt…

  7. Fabien of SmallFishBigMoney MyAvatars 0.2

    There are some valuable tips which the marketers provide for viewers and I believe it is not all bad, there are however some very annoying things such as Joel OVERPROMOTING the products by sending me at least 10 emails!

    There could have been greater buzz and hype as YC pointed out. It is a bit of a publicity stunt as well because Joel no longer receives comments like he used to on his sites such as and

    Great Post Man!
    FabZ of SFBM

  8. Bappy MyAvatars 0.2

    Its not that bad thing!
    dude ,i think u have got some points too!