The site for Income Elite Team is filled with the same tired and unrealistic claims that are everywhere online. Not only did this system earn owners more than $80,000, but you can also get it for the low price of $4.95 (even though it’s worth $97!). Does that sound like hype to anyone else?
Sales pages like these always make me wince. The owners seem to think that if they constantly throw excessive claims at readers, at some point people will start believing. Unfortunately, sales pages like this sometimes work. It’s surprisingly easy to fall for the hype if you’re desperate to make money.
Income Elite Team clearly won’t provide what it claims to, but that doesn’t mean it is a total scam. In this review, I’m taking a look at what the system actually offers and whether it’s worth bothering with.
Too Many Red Flags
Marketing gimmicks and red flags aren’t enough to mean a product is a scam. You’ll occasionally find decent products that employ some of the same techniques. There are also times where the item still has some desirable features, even though it doesn’t live up to the marketing claims.
Even so, the presence of multiple issues is a good indication to be wary. Many products that rely on such techniques will be low-quality or might even be an outright scam. I mentioned the excessive hype before, which is a key problem. The income claims made simply aren’t realistic. Ther’es no way that new users would ever make anywhere close to what the site implies.
Another issue is the idea of reserving your place. There is no actual limit on how many people can join the system. The phrasing is just used to create a sense of urgency.
While we’re talking about that section, do you notice the fine print about the price? While you’re paying $4.95 initially, the actual cost is $39.95 per month. That’s a huge jump. If you didn’t read the page in detail, you might miss that aspect and then get surprised with an automatic monthly fee. That’s what they’re hoping for and it’s a horrible practice.
Here’s another problem – the whole guru speech. Steve Peirce claims that he isn’t a guru, yet he uses the exact same marketing techniques as everyone else in the field does. He’s simply using the claim to make himself sound reliable, without much success.
The website is also filled with income proof screenshots. You know the ones. Screenshots from Clickbank and similar services that apparently prove how much money the owners have made.
Except… the images don’t prove anything at all. They’re easily manipulated and there’s no way to know where they actually came from. Are we meant to believe that this system earns thousands of dollars a day? Really?
The site isn’t even consistent about their income claims. Some screenshots suggest that the owners earn thousands a day, while others claim that they’re making hundreds. One talks about earning $10 per day, which is a completely different figure again.
The inconsistency could mean that the owners have simply pulled a range of different images from other sources, using these as ‘proof’. Whatever the reason, the screenshots don’t exactly inspire confidence.
Across the whole sales page, there is very little that is trustworthy. The site consistently relies on hype and bold claims, while being very vague about how the system works. The most information they provide is that you get website templates, articles ‘you can use as your own’, royalty free music and a copy and paste system.
There are plenty of red flags there. If nothing else, the claim that you can use their articles as your own should send you running for the hills. Reusing someone else’s content does not work in modern internet marketing. This is a surefire way to get your site penalized by Google.
The idea of copy and paste systems doesn’t work either. Plenty of websites make the same exact claim, but it never pans out in reality. To make consistent money with a website, you really need something that is original and provides value. Systems that offer shortcuts typically earn you very little (or nothing at all) and they’re horrible in the long-term.
What You Actually Get
When you get down to it, Income Elite Team is mostly a training site. The membership provides various training videos, PDFs and links to other sites.
In the case of Income Elite Team, you’re paying for relatively basic information that relies on old online techniques. For example, there are various pieces of information about gaining backlinks, but many techniques are described in a few sentences with little clarification. Most of these also emphasis low-quality backlinks, which I never recommend!
There is also a strong reliance on techniques like selling PLR content. With this approach, you’d be purchasing the products, possibly tweaking them and then reselling them. The idea isn’t as simple as it sounds and it’s rarely effective. One problem is that PLR content is often low-quality and outdated to begin with. Making it appealing enough to sell is a tall order.
A key issue is that you’re being given many different individual techniques. Some of them might be effective, while others probably won’t be. Yet, there’s no sense of cohesion. You’re not taught how to build a successful business from the ground up, you’re simply getting various strategies that could possibly be relevant.
The overall approach would end up very confusing for a beginner. It would be tough to know where to start and how to optimize income. It's not a step-by-step group of lessons aimed to get you through the lessons. It's just a bunch of ideas. On top of that, I feel people with more experience would simply find the information too basic and pretty outdated.
In the end, the product doesn’t really suit anyone. The monthly fee is also high (almost $40!) for what you get. I'd expect at least some weekly webinars or a more active community for something to be worth a monthly fee.
Outdated And Damaging
The oddest thing about Income Elite Team is that it’s still making sales. The product itself is old. Most of the content seems to have been made around 2008 to 2010 and hasn’t been updated. That’s the equivalent of decades ago, in internet marketing time. You’ll see what I mean just from the sales page.
Internet marketing is a rapidly changing field. Effective techniques vary over time as new approaches are developed and search engines change their algorithms. Many of the ideas that worked well ten years ago are useless now.
As a matter of fact, they’re worse than useless. Income Elite Team talks about approaches like submitting articles to places like Ezine Articles and ArticleCity, using PLR and relying on low-quality backlinks. These techniques certainly won’t get the income levels that the marketing claims. Some will even damage your website, decreasing the chances that you’ll ever make money.
Many of the links to training and resources don’t even work anymore. You’d end up paying $39.95 per month for access to outdated training, broken links and incomplete information.
Income Elite Team is an example of what not to buy if you’re looking for internet marketing training. The owners rely heavily on hype and offer few details about what they’re offering. The product itself is also outdated, which is reason enough to avoid it.
In this industry, you need training that is regularly updated. It’s also good if you can find something that has support. Products like Income Elite Team will leave you more confused and directionless. You’re simply not getting the information you need to build a successful business.