Product: Creating Income System 2.0
Overall Ranking: 5 out of 100 or 0.25/5 stars
Price: $167 for 1 years hosting, domain registration and domain name privacy
Website: http://creatingincomesystem.com/ and https://www.sitehostingsource.com/
Creating Income System is another program you are expected to join without having any idea of what you will be doing. If you have read some of my previous reviews, you will know that a program that doesn’t clearly state what is involved, should be avoided.
In my review, I will try to dig a little deeper to see what this system is all about.
What is Creating Income System?
On the sales page of this program, you are told that you can take a share of the $34 billion spent online every year. However, there is no mention of what you will really be doing, you just need basic typing skills and internet access.
After filling out the form to reserve a spot you are sent to a page with a different url. Here you are told you are going to get a free website, but before you obtain the website you will have to pay for hosting and a domain name.
You still know absolutely nothing about how you will make money from this website. Therefore, you are expected to pay for a mystery business that may or may not be something that suits you.
Who is this for?
A system that includes no details of what you will be doing cannot be recommended for anyone.
How does this scam work?
The Creating Income System site has no details of what you will be doing. The biggest clue you are given is in this image and even this doesn’t really help much!
To receive any further details you have to fill out the form with your name and email address.
A few other usual red flags often used in online scams are also included on the page.
- Limited places available – used to create some urgency
- False testimonials with stock photos
- Logos of trusted companies – to make the page look legit
- Promises of making money in a few minutes
When you opt-in you are directed to a page from a different site, sitehostingsource.com. There is a video that starts, telling you more about the system.
Apparently, you will get a website designed by Digital Ink Media Group, who are allegedly one of the oldest and most successful web design firms in the US.
Strange as it may seem, this web design company, doesn’t seem to have a website. How on earth can a web design company not have a website?
They are giving you the website for “free” to promote their system. A mystery system that they keep secret! The reason they are giving the sites away is to get testimonials about your “future success” with the system.
The site you will be getting for free is worth $1,895, wow! If they were proud of the website, I would at least expect a demo of the type of site, but here you get no further details at all.
They do everything for you, even add content, add affiliate advertisements and to top it all, you will get your website in one day. Consequently, you now know you are getting a site with affiliate links and it’s with these links you will make your money.
You are also given some false information, as you can see above. This is just another method to obtain more money from you and of course, there is no truth in their assertion.
There is some decent information about picking a subject or niche for your website, this is probably the best part of this system.
The next step is to choose a domain name.
On the page for picking your domain name, the video from Site Hosting Source tells you to include the topic of your website in the domain name.
I still wonder what sort of content you will get and how they intend to produce this content in only one day. To know the answer you will have to pay $167, something I was not prepared to do.
I had initially thought that all the websites would be the same, but they say they make each site according to your niche. I have read some comments from people who have joined programs like this and of course, their sites aren’t unique. The sites may be in the general niche wanted but not specific.
To make money you will need your visitors to click on the affiliate links that are included on your site.
Which brings us to another question, how will you get traffic? Just having your site online doesn’t guarantee visitors or an income. To make money from the site you will need to drive traffic and to do that you will need some good training.
They claim you are getting a free website, although if you are paying for expensive hosting and domain name, I consider that you are getting a website that is costing more than most.
With the online site builders like Weebly or Wix you can have a website for free, this includes hosting.
Even with WordPress, you can have a free site at WordPress.com or siterubix.com.
It’s true these free sites will not have a .com or .org domain name, but they could be a good starting point, to see if making money online is for you.
A .com domain name usually costs about $10 per year and hosting only costs a few dollars per month. Both cheaper than what is offered with Creating Income System.
Build a site yourself
Building a site these days is straightforward and fast. I would encourage anyone interested in creating an online business to start from scratch.
- Choose your niche
- Pick a domain name
- Get hosting
- Create your site
- Start adding content
I also recommend getting an education in the correct way to carry out these steps.
The great advantage of doing all this yourself is that you build the site you want, you promote what you choose and it is cheaper.
Is Site Hosting Source a legitimate hosting company?
The surprising thing about Site Hosting Source is the lack of information you find on the internet.
With a hosting company you would expect to find reviews from customers and even hosting reviewers, but with this company next to nothing. There are a few reviews from one or two affiliates, but of course, they recommend the company.
I did take a look at their facilities and took a photo tour of their center via a link on their website. Looks pretty impressive, although the only problem is that you find the same photos on lots of other sites. Can you trust a site that doesn’t use their own photos? I can’t and it makes me wonder what facilities they really have.
The way they suggest you pick a domain name is in the least a little surprising “just try the first thing that comes to mind”.
When you are starting a site to make money, the first step is to decide the subject of the site or the niche. Then you choose your domain name, the name you select may be related to your niche or it could be brandable.
Ideally, it will be short, memorable, easy to type and perhaps relevant to your area. You don’t select the first idea that comes to mind, there is some thought that goes into the process.
Site Hosting Source also uses the trick of reducing the price of their hosting when you leave the site. The price comes down by:
- 15% for 3 minutes with countdown
- Then 20% for 3 minutes
- Finally 35%
Perhaps this seems very enticing, although the original price isn’t made very clear and this is a method often used by online scams.
In conclusion, I am very dubious as to the quality of their hosting and if they are a legitimate hosting company.
Pros and Cons
- The only good point is the information on selecting your niche
- No details of what you will be doing to earn to money
- No details about the website you are paying for
- Little or no information on the internet about the companies you are dealing with
- Expensive hosting
- Hype – you are shown examples of people making $100,000’s per year
- False information to encourage you to register for a longer period
- Different techniques to put pressure on you – limited places, domain name reserved for ten minutes
How much does this cost?
The price of a site with a domain name, hosting and domain privacy for 12 months is $167. However, if you try to leave the site the price comes down to $159 and a second time to $144. This is another popular trick used by online scams.
There is seemingly a 100% satisfaction guarantee, this means that you can cancel the hosting at any time and you are provided with a refund for the remaining period. You will not receive a refund for your domain name and domain name privacy.
This is a system that includes three different companies: Creating Income System, Site Hosting Source and Digital Ink Media Group.
The strange thing is you cannot find much information on the internet about any of the three, therefore, this already makes the program suspicious. In addition, there are also the many red flags that make this smell of a scam.
So what will you actually get with this system? Unfortunately, short of risking $167 or even $144, you don’t really know. I imagine you will get a website with very few pages of content.
You are told the content will be relevant to your niche, but I can’t see how they can do this in just one day, as promised unless the content isn’t unique. If this is the case, your site won’t rank well in the search engines. Even with good content, there are no promises that your site will be on the first pages of Google.
In this situation – where will your traffic come from? You will be left on your own with no support or training, just your site and probably no traffic. Consequently, you will probably give up after very little time. You should stay well away from this system.
Verdict: Not recommended
If you’re interested in starting your own online business I think it’s a much better idea to obtain some good training that takes you through the process step by step.
With my #1 recommendation you receive the training, support, hosting and all the tools you need. You can try the program for free and then decide if it’s the program you have been searching for.
One thing to remember making money online is hard work and takes time, don’t be taken in by the programs that speak of making money in a few days, it just isn’t possible. Below is a comparison chart of what Wealthy Affiliate has to offer compared to Creating Income System.
If you have any experience with Creating Income System or Site Hosting Source please tell me about it in the comments below.
Well, the “creating income system” looks very suspicious indeed. I find it amazing you get guided through 3 different websites of seemingly different companies. I wonder what the deal is behind that trick. Do you have any idea? I’m always very interested in why these amazing platforms use certain tactics, like being completely mysterious about things and asking money already. For some reason, it seems that people rather pay for something mysterious that promises them money, than detailed reviews that explain it’s not that easy at all. 🙂 I guess that’s just the way it is in these modern times, everything has to happen NOW. 😉 Still great you are working on telling the truth! There should be more like you around! Cheers
Perhaps people would rather pay for these mysterious programs that don’t tell you how you will be earning your money, I don’t know. All I do know is any program that doesn’t clearly tell you what you will be doing, is something not to get involved with. With this program, I find it very strange that they use 3 different websites or company names, perhaps this is to confuse us a little more. With very little or nothing to be found about these companies on the internet, makes this program suspicious and should be avoided.
Thanks for your visit,
There seems to be a lot of scams popping up all over the internet these days, and every time I do a search in Google, I come across a different scam, which is how I found your post 🙂 What’s going on with the world? It seems like some people are using others for meal tickets! Tut Tut!!
Before I even started to read your review of the Creating Income System, I noticed it’s a huge price to pay for a domain name and hosting when I can get this for peanuts from services like NameCheap and Hostgator etc.
From everything you have told me about this program, everything about it is definitely scammy, so I will stay well clear of the Creating Income System.
Wealthy Affiliate looks amazing after looking at that comparison chart 😀
However, I do have a couple of questions for you…
Out of all the benefits that your #1 recommendation offers, what would you say is the ONE single best feature of Wealthy Affiliate and WHY?
Now I’ve really put you on the spot 😛 LOL.
Yes, there are certainly many scams on the internet, some are new but a lot seem to have been around for years and they keep going. Taking advantage of anyone who joins, but often the most desperate and needy.
The price of hosting and domain name with Creating Income System is way too high. They trick you into joining by offering a free site, which supposedly has a value of $1995, pretty expensive when you can create a site for free. You will have to work to build your own site, but the great advantage is that it will be unique and focused on your niche, as opposed to generic with a general subject. At the end of the day you will be much better off building your own site.
Wow! A tough question about Wealthy Affiliate. There are so many things I appreciate about the program at WA, narrowing it down to one feature is difficult. It’s a program that provides outstanding step by step training, support 24/7, a site builder, hosting, a keyword tool… But, perhaps what I like most about WA is that you have everything you need to build an online business in one place, you really don’t need anything else to get started.
Thanks for your comments and question Neil.
All the best,
Wow very good site, when I was reading the article it took me back to a program just like that. More than once I am afraid to say. I believe it is a very well written post with very good information, I feel you really connect with your readers because there is a lot of people that have been down that road, and I really liked the way you promoted Wealthy Affilate.
Thanks Jerry. Unfortunately, there are way too many programs like this online and they catch the poor unsuspecting people looking to make some easy money. Of course, there is no such thing as easy money. To earn money online, it takes hard work just like in any other job. If we can educate people not to believe in the “get rich quick schemes” we’ll be doing a good job.
Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent training platform where teach you the correct way to build an online business and is a great place to start.
Thanks for your visit,
Thank you for the good advice I did not think it was so easy to be scammed. I will look out for all these tricks you mention. I had not heard of the creating income systems before. Are there lots of these scams ?
Do you have any other advice on issues to look out for when building websites ?
Unfortunately, it is very easy to be scammed Angleblade. There are many more scam programs than legitimate programs. When you are looking for ways of making money online, you should always do your research to find reviews and customer comments when you can. There are often, regularly used signs of a scam, as employed in this program. Here are some more tips to avoid scams.
When building a website with the goal of earning money online I always recommend getting some good training. There are a few legitimate training programs around, however the most complete I have found is Wealthy Affiliate You should be aware that building a business takes time, so you must be persistent. Before you make your first sale it will probably take a few months, so be patient!
Nice review site! There are so many scams out there. It is great that you can be a guy who can sift through them for us! I have been the victim of a few scams and I have to say, it wasn’t fun. Your promotion of Wealthy Affiliate is also great! Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Yeah, there are way too many scams online. If by doing reviews of the good and bad we can save people some money and time wasting, then this makes our work worthwhile. When searching for online work people should really get used to doing their due diligence, this will save them problems later. For instance, you will find many reviews saying Creating Income System is a well known type of scam, a hosting scam.
Sorry to hear you have been scammed before, if we could all have the chance of finding a legitimate program like Wealthy Affiliate when we start that would be great. However, the scammers are always looking for new ways to cheat us.
Thanks for your visit and best of luck to you.
it is always a bad sign if you do not really know what you are going to buy in this “make money online” – niche.
I am glad for your recommendation! Wealthy Affiliate is really a legit training platform, I joined for free and went Premium after two days, since it is really awesome and the training is easy to understand.
Keep up the good work here Peter, I hope that many people read your post and avoid being scammed.
When things aren’t explained clearly this is one of the common scam signals. A genuine program will always tell you exactly what you will be doing and how you will be making money. With this program you have to give your email address to know anything at all about the system. What a difference when compared to Wealthy Affiliate, where you have a free trial and 2 free websites after giving your email address to create an account.
Also, with this program you are dealing with three different companies that seem to be nearly invisible on the internet. For a hosting company and a web design company this is very strange. This looks clearly like a hosting scam and should be avoided. You made a good choice in joining a reputable company like Wealthy Affiliate where you learn how to build a business the correct way with their excellent training.
Love the article! Thanks for providing us with relevant information about a potential scam. It seems so often that companies are just out to make money on people that don’t know anything about domains or hosting and think they’re actually getting a deal. It was a great read, keep up the good work.
Thanks Thorpe. You’re right, there are companies that prey on newcomers to the internet marketing world or the desperate. They make these schemes sound so good and plausible that unless you have some experience or take the time to do a little research you will sign up and lose your money. Unfortunately, it’s easier to find a dishonest program than it is to find a legit program. Hopefully reviews like this will help people avoid these scams.