First of all even if they claim themselves as a University they are not actually a University, they have not been accredited by US Department of Education.
One thing that attracted my attention, was that when you sign in to this program, there is no sales pitch. While this might seem like a good thing, it also doesn’t give the neccessary information about what the program includes. When you first sign up to the program, some free trails of other programs are presented to you to sign up.
While you have to pay $30 to sign up to this program.
Before I continue with the review of Internet Income University, I want to let you know that a lot of scammers take advantage of the fact that newbies do not know anything better and they will follow everything these so-called “Gurus” tell them.
Where Education… Meets Opportunity
When you enter the program, there are a lot of upsales to other programs. In fact, inside Internet Income University there were opportunities to learn, but also opportunities to spend more and more.
Internet Income University is just another product which leads you to buy other products. Once you become a member you will be able to access their F.A.S.T. income plan, which consists of four main areas:
1. (F) Fast Website Setup
When you first sign up you have to pay them $20 to set up a website for you on a hosting in the property of IIU, which in fact seems pretty high for a shared hosting. You can find one on Hostagor for just $4.
You must buy a hosting and a domain throught their link in order to get a free website set up.
What puts me off on this secrion is that they ask you some questions like:
- What is your monthly income?
- How much would you be willing to invest in your online business?
- What are your unique circumstances which made you seek to make money online?
- Where will you live and what’s you dream home?
- If you are going to exceed your income goals with the knowledge that they are going to give you, how will you pay back?
I don’t like these tactics and I think that these questions are only asked to be used against you by knowing more about you and how much money you have and how much would you be willing to invest, so buy more products from them.
Another thing that I find manipulative is this little note:
Why can’t you use your own hosting and domain if you have them? And they say “you must get a new domain name and hosting with Secure Online Hosting to quality for your free Income Generating Website”. I don’t know what they mean by “free website” because you paid $20 for the website.
2. (A) Affiliate Income Streams
Affiliate marketing is a pretty good way to make money online. But what they suggest is to promote one of their top 5 products, the first one of them is IIU itself and the other ones are owned by the same person as IIA.
Moreover, you would have to pay a fee to start promoting these products or buy them. Listen to me folks: stay away from programs which ask you for a payment just to start promoting them. They are scams. The products don’t sell. The owner of these products are the only ones who will make money,
Theme products will cost from $15-$177 to start promoting them. This is crazy. You are making them money and you also have to pay to get started?!
Better promote products which are actually free to promote, almost every product has an affiliate program and almost every site is FREE to promote. Now, a lot of newbies maybe don’t know this and it might seem to them that they have to buy something in order to start making money, to gain the right to promote a product. That’s why this program is far from honest.
3. (S) Scalable Advertising
They will ask for up to $450 a month to do the SEO for your site. Terrible!
When you first start your online business, you need to learn how to SEO yourself. If you are not doing SEO, then what are you doing for your business? SEO is the cental part of it in my opinion and you need to learn to do it yourself, after you grow your business, you might even outsourse it.
4. (T) Training & Support
The only thing that this section tought me was to go to their community.
Here all you will get is a 13 page pdf filled with numbers you can contact to buy their services and other affiliate links.
After all these sales pages you will finally find some training which consist of 7 hour long videos. The training has some value but is it very basic and outdated, especially part about backlinks, some of the backlinks tacticts do not work anymore these days and they are a big no no.
Is Internet Income University a Scam?
Not necessarly, but it is a program you need to be very careful with because you can end up losing more money that you make.
They have a lot of updates and suggested products you need to buy and the training and all your spendings on these products are not worth the money.
My Final Thoughts
The information that you are going to get does not outweight the sales pitch that expose you to.
There are a lot of other opportunities out there with which you can learn affiliate marketing with a lower cost. At the end of the day, your $30 fee will feel as if you just paid for being told to buy more products. That’s why I would say that you need to AVOID Internet Income University. There is only one program I would recommend for learning affiliate marketing, it’s the program which taught me everything I know about building a website business.