Welcome to my Income Profits review!
Income Profits is another one of these make money online Clickbank products that you might cringe at during the sales video.
After going through the training, I was pleasantly surprised about some things. (And disappointed with other things.)
There was one particular thing that I really enjoyed.
You can read all about it in my complete Income Profits review. I'll show you exactly how this works and what's in the member's area.
Let's dive in!
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Income Profits Review
The quality of Income Profits isn't bad, but it's certainly not perfect either. All of the training is done with YouTube videos, and they're somewhat organized, but it's not the most perfectly laid out path for you to follow.
What Income Profits shows you looks easy to accomplish, but because you don't get full step-by-step training on how to do everything, I think that actually making this work and be profitable for you is not going to be very easy.
$9 is a very reasonable price for Income Profits (you will be hit with upsells along the way too), and I do think you get pretty good training and a great case study for this price.
Summary: Income Profits is a make money online program that says uses a "secret" technique that they call "Traffic Middleman Arbitrage." While that's a really fun name, they are really just referring to affiliate marketing, which is the practice of promoting other people's products for a commission. There are some good things in the product and some things you'll want to watch out for. Read my full review below and I'll reveal everything to you.
While I don't like the marketing tactics to draw you into the product and I don't personally love the Income Bot portion of this (read more about that below), there are decent things to learn from Income Profits. I recommend it, but only slightly.
What is Income Profits?
ncome Profits is a make money online product from ClickBank that claims they have a little known secret that can generate up to $1000 in commissions starting today.
Tom claims that he set a goal to help 50 "ordinary people" lead a life of financial freedom using the same system that he used to go from a low-waged IT engineer into a multi-millionaire.
He claims that this system is different and isn't the same as the other "get rich quick" B.S. systems out there. (Funny how they all say that...)
Tom says that after he and his friend were fired from their IT jobs, they set out to find a way to make money online. They got scammed by a lot of gurus, but they managed to work their way into the wealthy elite. Because of this, they found the guaranteed way that the big dogs online make money.
These elites don't want to tell anyone their secrets, according to Tom, because they want to keep all the profits to themselves. But now he's spilling the beans.
He says this method is called "Traffic Middleman Arbitrage." (This is a fancy way to say affiliate marketing and it's really no secret at all. It's what I do, and I'll talk about it in more detail a little later.)
You just have to bring the right traffic to the right websites and you can make money.
Tom says that Income Profits breaks down the traffic middleman arbitrage in an easy way so that anyone can use it to make money and get fast results.
He says it takes just 3 steps to make this work:
- Choose a website from their insider list
- Drive the right traffic to that website
- Enjoy the profits
That sounds great and all, but let's take a look at this and see how it really works.
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How Does Income Profits Work?
Income Profits is touted to be a "step-by-step, income-generating machine", but let's take a look inside the system and see if that's really true.
After paying, before getting the Income Profits system, you'll be hit with some upsells.
- Upsell 1 = $147, then downsell to $97
- Upsell 2 = $145
Once you get into the system, there's a video on downloading what they call an "Income Bot." Apparently, it's a little pop-up that you can add to articles where you can add your affiliate link. For instance, they showed the bot on a Healthline article.
It makes the reader think that it's a part of the Healthline website, but when they click on it, they go to an affiliate offer with your affiliate link embedded and if the person buys that product, you get a commission.
There are 2 sections of training. The first is about setting up your website and setting up the bot.
These training videos show you how to get your site set up (kind of) and and get the Income Bot set up. The videos are all pretty short and don't go into a ton of detail. If you're brand new to creating websites, you may have some trouble understanding all the steps.
The second part of the trianing is totally different and has nothing to do with the Income Bot. It's just general affiliate marketing training. There's actually quite a lot of videos in this section.
It's a little confusing because they have training on creating a Wix website, whereas the Income Bot training uses WordPress. But it's clear that these are just 2 completely separate training areas and don't have anything to do with each other really.
There is some traffic training in here, which I'm happy to report. It's all using social media and paid advertising. But at least it's there! Many of these types of products don't tell you how to get traffic and then you're left in the dark about how to make money because you don't have any people coming to your site to buy.
There are some things I like about this product and some I don't. There's one thing in here that I really like that was completely worth the $9. Keep reading for my opinion on this product.
Online Reviews / Complaints
I couldn't find anyone who has used this product either successfully, or unsuccessfully. I didn't find any praises or complaints for Income Profits.
Is Income Profits a Scam or Legit?
I don't think that Income Profits is a scam because you actually do get some decent training when you purchase, especially for $9. I was surprised to see that there was so much back there. Generally speaking, these products give you some simple PDFs that just give you a general overview of what to do.
The videos in Income Profits are decent, but they're not super long and you're not going to get the full picture of exactly what you need to do to create a successful affiliate marketing website or campaign. And some of the tactics they use to promote their affiliate offers I found to be a little shady.
Let's go over what I didn't like about this product and what I did like, and why I actually think it's worth spending $9 on.
Income Profits Review - Pros & Cons
Most of the cons that I have with this has to do with the tactics they use on the sales video. They use those shady tactics that many of the products in my Not Recommended list use. I also have issues with some of the ways they teach you how to promote affiliate offers.
Let's go over all of these now.
Con #1 - Unknown Product Owner
Tom Williams is a ficticious name and we don't know the actual product owner's name. From my experience in online marketing, and specifically affiliate marketing, any time a product owner is hiding their name, it's usually because the product isn't very good and isn't producing results for people.
When a product is really good and it's getting people results, then the product creator is proud to show their name.
Con #2 - Fake Testimonials
When a testimonial isn't real, it's a big red flag to me because it shows that there's no one actually successfully using the product. How do I know the testimonials are fake?
After doing hundreds of these reviews, you get to know the people giving the testimonials. They show up in a lot of different product sales pages. In fact, this woman, who says she's already on her way to making $80,000 a month, was also a testimonial for Bulletproof Profits.
She's an actress and she doesn't actually make money using Income Profits, or any other system out there. She's just paid to say that she is. The same goes for the other testimonials, who have been in many other product reviews I've done.
Con #3 - The Ways They Promote Offers
To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about the Income Bot mentioned above. In a way, I think it's genius. In another way, I think it's evil. So maybe it's just evil genius?
You're taking content that someone else produced and you're sticking a bot on it to make sales. From someone else's content. It's kind of a neat concept, but at the same time, it doesn't give me a good feeling. Therefore, it's not something I would personally use. That's totally up to you though.
Some of the ways that they teach us to promote these affiliate offers is like what you see all the scammers out there doing.
In the one video I saw for Quora marketing, he simply grabs an affiliate link and answers someone's question about dog gits with the simplest answer ever, plus his affiliate link.
That's nice and easy, but Quora is not going to like that, and they will ban you for answers like that. We were also shown in the training how to grab an image for the gift box for the Income Bot, and it was an image simply downloaded from Google Images.
Again, this is not a good idea because that's likely a copyrighted image and you're going to get yourself into trouble doing that. There are many ways to get free images legitimately, and you don't need to take them from Google.
What I Did Like About Income Profits
I did like some of the training videos in Income Profits. There's information about Etsy, Udemy and Amazon affiliate marketing. Again, I don't know if it's enough training that can really help you see the full picture.
(My #1 affiliate marketing training recommendation is better for that because they take you through the entire process start to finish, step by step.)
But forget all of that.
What I LOVED about this, and what definitely made it worth spending $9 was the case study. The case study showed how our trainer (his name was mentioned in one of the videos, but I seemed to have lost it) set up a direct linking affiliate campaign in Bing and how he made it profitiable.
He explained what he did and the fact that he does this to test an offer to see if it will be profitbale before he spends a lot of time or money on it.
I thought this was an excellent case study and it showed what he did right, and what mistakes he made that he can improve on next time. This personally gave me some ideas of how I can use this strategy in my own business too!
A Little More on Affiliate Marketing
Since you're looking into Income Profits, and you may have looked into other similar products, you may know a little bit about affiliate marketing.
But in case you don't, I'm just going to give you the quick and dirty explantation.
In the simplest of terms, it's promoting other people's products for a commission.
For instance, let's say you did a search on "best dog toys for poodles" and you came across a blog post that listed the best dog toys for poodles. If you clicked on a link in that post for a dog toy, and you purchased that toy, the owner of the site would get a percentage of the sales of that toy.
It's a fantastic business because the toy manufacturer gets more sales without having to do the selling, you get a question answered about a specific item (and you're not charged any more for the item) and the blog owner gets to make money without holding inventory or dealing with customer service.
Affiliate marketing is what I do on this site, and I think it's the BEST way to earn an income online.
However, I recommend a more robust training than Income Profits if you're new because you'll need to know much more than what they provide.
Here's the place that I recommend. Over 150 people have joined with me this year, and you'll understand why when you get there.
I hope this Income Profits review made your decision easier about whether or not to buy it. I can't speak for the upgrades since I didn't get any of those, but I do think that $9 is not a lot to spend for what you get out of this program.
Again, I personally liked the case study and I think that was worth the $9 if nothing else.
If you're brand new to affiliate marketing, I recommend Wealthy Affiliate as they have complete training, plus all the tools you need to get started (like web hosting for Premium Members).
They also have a HUGE community where you can get full support along the way. This is a MASSIVE benefit because you will definitely need help as you go.
What is your #1 takeaway from this Income Profits review? Do you need more clarity on anything? I know it can be hard making decisions about products that you invest in. Leave me your thoughts and questions down below.