Product Type: Affiliate Marketing Training
Scam or Not: Scam
Overall Rating: 1/10
Essentially, Net Income Source offers some training in affiliate marketing along with a website. However, everything about the site screams scam and Net Income Source intentionally offers visitors almost no information about what they are paying for before they sign up.
As far as I can tell, Net Income Source is essentially promoting affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is an approach that I promote as well, though my #1 Recommendation. With affiliate marketing, you essentially make money by promoting products from other websites. Amazon is one example, although there are countless other sites that you can promote products from.
This actually means that this claim in the image below is technically accurate, although it is incredibly misleading.
There are a lot of people making money online from affiliate marketing – partly because there are so many people who buy things online to start off with.
So, it is very possible that collectively affiliate marketers earn $2.8 billion a month from home. As an affiliate marketer, you would be ‘positioned’ to earn a share of that, sure. But, who’s to say what that share is?
Odds are, if you’re going through Net Income Source, you probably wouldn’t end up earning all that much.
I know that sounds harsh, given I agree with affiliate marketing as a technique. But, as I’ll show you, everything about Net Income Source indicates that the site is a scam.
Benefits and Advantages
Aside from the fact that the site looks professional, the single good thing about Net Income Source is that it is fairly inexpensive to check out. It costs $1.95 to access a 5-day trial. That should be enough time to figure out whether the site actually offers something you want to be paying for regularly.
However, I would recommend being careful, as Net Income Source does have a monthly fee and canceling might be more difficult than the site implies.
Issues with Net Income Source
One of the biggest indications that any product can give you comes from their claims. Some sites are realistic in what they say you can do and how much money they think you can make. But, other sites, tend to be extremely unrealistic.
The ‘testimonials’ on Net Income Source are certainly an example of claims that are unrealistic.
What are the odds that some random online product would actually make you this much money? I mean, Net Income Source isn’t even a well-known website. Most people haven’t even heard of it.
So, either the site is a really well-kept secret or it doesn’t live up to its claims.
Here’s a second issue… there is no indication about what you would actually be doing. For example, this is a breakdown of what you actually get for the money you pay:
One thing that I notice about this is that it doesn’t really tell you anything. The only useful information that it provides is that you get a bunch of training. There isn’t even any indication about what the ‘over 1 million products’ actually are – but that won’t mean that you actually get those products.
Instead, the phrasing probably means that you earn money promoting those products.
If you look further down the page, the site also makes this claim:
So, even though the company doesn’t say it – this product is probably getting people involved in affiliate marketing. Now affiliate marketing is a legitimate way to make money online – but not the way that Net Income Source promotes it.
The two pieces of information that I’ve shown here are pretty much all the site has to say about how you would earn money through the system. On that very same page, the site is asking for your credit card details.
That’s deeply concerning.
It means that you end up paying for a product with little to no idea about what you’re actually getting.
Even though Net Income Source looks like a scam right from the beginning, some people might still end up getting involved because it looks fairly inexpensive. After all, $1.95 isn’t a lot of money to pay for a system that claims to help you earn money.
But, that isn’t actually the cost.
If you look at the fine print, you’ll see that the $1.95 just gets you access to a 5-day trial. After 5 days, you have to start paying $29.95 per month to actually use Net Income Source.
I’ve seen this technique before and it really annoys me.
The problem is that some people will end up signing up without reading that small print. So, 5 days later they are in for a rude shock when their account is charged for the full monthly fee.
When that happens, the fault is on the user as much as the site, as Net Income Sources does provide information that it involves a monthly payment. Still, you have to admit that the site does hide that information as much as it possibly can.
The information in the small print also mentions that you need to pay the monthly fee to keep your website active and hosted online.
To me, that indicates two things.
First, the service is either building a website for you or having your build a website. Either way, you are trying to make money through a website. That reinforces the idea that you’re doing affiliate marketing because affiliate marketing tends to be website based.
Now, that’s fine, but it’s the second thing that worries me.
The fine print is basically saying that if you stop paying, you lose your site. That probably means there is no way to transfer the site to your own hosting. So, to make money, you would have to pay $29.95 per month indefinitely. Plus, if the service ever went under there is a good chance that you would lose your site.
While we’re on the topic of cost, here is one related issue.
The service operates through a monthly fee. This means that you have to cancel your account to stop them charging you. That’s true for any monthly service, but when a company looks this much like a scam, there is a good chance that they won’t honor your request.
In fact, this is what the fine print has to say about canceling:
I guess there was supposed to be a phone number there – but the end result is that the site doesn’t provide much of a way to cancel. Now, there is probably information once you sign up for the service and you can always cancel through your credit card company.
However, the missing phone number and monthly payments are major indications that the service may be hard to get out of and may end up costing more than you expect.
Finally, you are providing the company with your physical address, your phone number, your email address and your credit card information. That’s a lot of information to give to a company that makes a lot of claims and gives you no real proof.
There’s a good chance that you will end up with a lot of spam mail and telemarketing phone calls even if you did manage to cancel the service after signing up. In many cases, that spam would be trying to sell you more products.
It’s simply not worth the risk.
My Personal Net Income Source Review
Affiliate marketing is a legitimate approach for earning money but there are better ways to learn than Net Income Source. Realistically, you probably want to know what you’re getting into before you pay any money. Additionally, going through a legitimate company makes a lot more sense and it would be good if you could do it without being locked into paying membership forever.
All of those reasons, and many more, are why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate as a place to learn affiliate marketing.
For one thing, Wealthy Affiliate has a free trial, so you can check it out without ever giving your credit card information. In fact, the site even has a free membership. Personally, I think the paid membership is certainly the way to go but a free one is a great way to get started and figure out what you’re doing.
With Wealthy Affiliate, you are building a website but you get step-by-step instructions along the way about how to do it and how to effectively make money from the site.
It is also possible to transfer your website to your own hosting. That means that you can eventually leave Wealthy Affiliate entirely if you choose. In fact, many members do have their own hosting because they like the control.
However, hosting on Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to start, because you get the websites for free and don’t have to pay hosting fees (which can add up).
All-in-all, it is the perfect place to get started in affiliate marketing and affiliate marketing itself is perhaps the most powerful way to make long-term income online.