You can easily earn up to $1,300 per day with Automated Income Systems…
It’s a “stupid simple done for you system” that anyone can follow. All you need to do is get people to call the number and you’ll be making money!
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
But since you’re reading this review, chances are you’re sceptical. You want to know if this really is a legitimate opportunity or just another scam.
Read on to see what this biz opp is about before you join…
Automated Income Systems Review
I received an email about Automated Income Systems earlier today. It sounded interesting enough, so I decided to take a closer look.
The system launched recently (October I think) and promises to help everyday people make a substantial income by following a ‘stupid simple’ system.
John Valley is the guy running the show, at least according to the pre-recorded phone message and the sales video. Also, if you’ve seen the YouTube videos floating around from affiliates, John is the guy writing the checks.
Interestingly though, the whois database shows that the domain name for Automated Income Systems (internetbreakout.com) is actually owned by Donald McClendon Jr…
From what I can see, Donald promotes various MLM companies and runs DMJ Marketing- which sells online business leads among other things.
I’m not sure if Donald is the real owner of Automated Income System or if he’s a silent partner. Either way, it’s strange that he owns the primary domain name the company uses, yet there’s no mention of him.
Anyways, the Let’s take a closer look into this system…
The Products- Biz Opp Leads and Traffic Packs
The company sells ‘biz opp leads’ and ‘viral traffic packages’. You can’t buy these products as a retail customer though, the only way to purchase is to become an affiliate.
The amount of leads you get depends on what ‘affiliate level’ you buy in at…
- Free affiliate: no products
- Starter affiliate ($97): 10,000 biz opp leads and traffic package
- Silver affiliate ($297): 50,000 biz opp leads and traffic package
- Gold affiliate ($597): 100,000 biz opp leads and traffic package
- Platinum affiliate ($997): 250,000 biz opp leads and traffic package
- Diamond affiliate ($1,497) 500,000 biz opp leads and traffic package
As for the quality of these leads and/ or traffic packages, I can’t say. Although, when I dug a little deeper, I the way the products are priced raises some concerns.
Here’s what I mean…
If you’re a Silver affiliate and you sell a Silver affiliate membership for $297, you earn $200. Cool. This also means that the underlying product (50,000 leads) nets the company $97 in revenue. Also cool.
But there is a concerning aspect to this. Let me explain…
If you’re a Platinum affiliate and you sell a Platinum affiliate membership for $997, you earn $900. Which means the underlying product (250,000 leads) nets the company the same amount of revenue- $97!
So, once all commissions are paid out, the company makes the same amount of revenue selling 50k leads as it does selling 250k leads.
It makes me wonder about the quality of these leads. I mean, if the company can sell 250,000 leads for $97 this logically means each lead cost a minimum of $0.001 to $0.0003 each (WAY less than 1 cent per lead).
No one in their right mind would sell quality leads for a fraction of ONE cent each. Period. So it naturally makes me sceptical as to the true underlying value in the product itself.
What Is Automated Income Systems & How Does It Work?
Despite what the company says, this IS a multi level marketing (MLM) company. For a fact.
Why? Because you earn commissions on direct sales and commissions on the sales of your recruits. Which, by definition, means this is MLM.
I’m not sure why they pretend otherwise in the agreement they make you sign…
Anyways, the short version about how this works is- sign up and convince others to do the same through you.
But there’s obviously more to it than this. Here’s the longer version…
Once you signup, your main job is to convince people to call the companies phone number, which has a pre-recorded message setup. That phone message lasts about a minute, and directs people to a website (sharethenumber.com) where they enter their details- including your unique ‘promo code’. This promo code is assigned to you when you first join, and it’s purpose is making sure you get credit for the people you refer.
Once they complete the form, they are taken to the next page…
If they decide to create a free or paid account at this point, they become your referral. And the company contacts them for you, to get them to upgrade their membership. If they don’t create an account, the company will still contact them to try to make it happen.
How much money you make, depends entirely on what I talk about in the next section…
When you recruit someone, you earn a set commission according to your rank, and the level they join at. The following is a break down of this so you know how it works…
Free affiliate: Join for free to earn $25 commissions for recruiting any ‘paid level’ affiliates.
Starter affiliate: Join for $97 to earn $50 commissions for recruiting any ‘paid level’ affiliates.
Silver affiliate: Join for $297 to earn $50 commission for Starter recruits and $200 for Silver recruits and above.
Gold affiliate: Join for $597 to earn $50 Starter, $200 Silver, and $500 commissions for Gold recruits and above.
Platinum affiliate: Join for $997 to earn $50 Starter, $200 Silver, $500 Gold, and $900 commission for Platinum and Diamond recruits.
Diamond affiliate: Same benefits as a Platinum affiliate, but earn $1,300 commission for Diamond recruits.
In addition, you can also earn ‘upgrade commissions’ so that if your referral upgrades their rank/ membership, you earn a commission. The amount you can earn depends on your rank, the rank they upgrade to, and the rank they upgraded from. In any case, this commission is capped at the maximum each ‘level’ can earn.
For example: If you are a Silver affiliate and recruit a Starter affiliate, you make $50. But if that recruit upgrades to a Silver or higher, you will earn an addittional $150 commission. The total commission here is capped at $200, since the maximum commission eligible to be earned for Silver memberships is $200.
This is where the multi level marketing (MLM) aspect comes into play. The reason being, this is where you earn on not just one level (ie. your direct referrals) as you would a straight affiliate program. You also earn commissions on THEIR referrals too.
- Your direct referral (your level 1)
- Their direct referral (your level 2)
To participate in this aspect of the compensation plan, you must be either a Platinum or Diamond affiliate.
Platinum Affiliate Override Commissions
- Free affiliate: $12.50 Starter/ $50 Silver/ $125 Gold/ $225 Platinum/ $325 Diamond
- Starter affiliate: $37.50 Silver/ $112.50 Gold/ $212.50 Platinum/ $312.50 Diamond
- Silver affiliate: $75 Gold/ $175 Platinum/ $275 Diamond
- Gold affiliate: $100 Platinum/ $200 Diamond
- Platinum affiliate: $100 Diamond
Example: Peter (a Platinum affiliate) recruits a Silver affiliate, who recruits a Gold affiliate. Peter earns a $75 override commission.
Diamond Affiliate Override Commissions
- Free affiliate: $25 Starter/ $100 Silver/ $250 Gold/ $450 Platinum/ $650 Diamond
- Starter affiliate: $75 Silver/ $225 Gold/ $425 Platinum/ $625 Diamond
- Silver affiliate: $150 Gold/ $350 Platinum/ $550 Diamond
- Gold affiliate: $200 Platinum/ $400 Diamond
- Platinum affiliate: $200 Diamond
Example: Samantha (a Diamond affiliate) recruits a Gold affiliate, who recruits a Platinum affiliate. Samantha earns a $200 override commission.
Here’s how I came up with these exact numbers…
The sales page tells us that Platinum and Diamond affiliates can earn between 25 to 50% override commissions on any sales made by direct referrals under you. Then we see the following chart (as shown on the sales page) which seems to contradict that…
Here’s how the “25-50% commissions” fits into the equation (using a quick example)…
- Diamond affiliate (you)
- Gold affiliate (your level 1)
- Platinum affiliate (your level 2)
Your level 1 affiliate earns a $500 commission from the Platinum sale they made. But the total commission payable for any Platinum affiliate membership sale is $900. So there’s still $400 ‘up for grabs’. So (as a Diamond affiliate) you earn 50% of this $400, or $200.
This same principal applies if you’re a Platinum affiliate. Except in that same example you’d earn the lower 25% of $400, or $100.
Is Automated Income Systems a Scam?
The reality is, you can make money with Automated Income System. And you do get a product (leads and traffic) so I won’t call it a scam.
On the plus side, you can earn money as a free member and significant override commissions from the work your free members do. Which is not something most MLM companies can boast. Not to mention, having a phone sales team at your disposal does simplify the ‘selling’ aspect of closing high ticket sales.
Assuming they do pay commissions as they say, there is definitely money to be made here. And there are some unique aspects to the compensation plan. At least, as far as MLM’s go.
That being said, there are drawbacks to consider with this system.
The main one being- this is ALL about affiliate recruitment, rather than selling genuine products to genuine (non-affiliate) customers.
The core objective is to sign up, pay money to qualify for higher commissions, and recruit others to do the same. Which is never a good thing. Especially when it comes to MLM, and regardless of how much money you stand to make.
In any case, the product clearly takes the back seat with this system. To make matters worse, the quality of the product (leads) is in question, since the leads are (really) being sold for a fraction of 1 cent each.
It is well known that for any MLM company to stand the test of time, it cannot be focussed solely on recruiting. There must be genuine products, and there must be a good amount of retail happening.
To be clear, I’m not someone who calls all MLM companies a scam or a pyramid scheme. But I do call it how I see it, even if it ruffles a few feathers.
Even though you are ‘just getting people to call a number’ it will still take time, effort and money to make a full-time income with this system. Anyone telling you different is simply not being straight with you.
Sure, you can go out and tell everyone you know and/ or SPAM social media to make a few sales. But that will be short lived at best and it’s not a smart way to run a business.
To make money with this, you will absolutely be spending money on traffic to get people to call the number. And you will need to learn real internet marketing skills to succeed.
That’s not a problem if you’re serious about building a business.
But there are many great ways to build an online business, so it’s worth making sure that whatever you get involved with is right for you, and something you genuinely believe in.
After all, you’re going to be selling this same system to others…
What you decide to do is up to you. But hopefully this review has given you some insight into both sides, so you can make a more informed decision about joining.