The homepage for Income Quickies honestly looks like someone has no clue about designing websites. Nevertheless, the site seems to attract interest, with many people wondering whether it is a legitimate way to earn or just another scam.
I’ve taken a detailed look at the site, including the claims that are made and how the whole system works. Check out the information below so that you know what to expect before you pay any money.
The Marketing Techniques
I’ve purchased and examined many different online products over the years. Some were for reviewing on this site, others for my own personal use. This process has taught me that the way a product is marketed tells you so much about what is for sale and how the company works.
Most of the time, legitimate companies focus on promoting their products and provide details about exactly what you can expect. Many of those companies will also let you know about the people running them and the motivation behind the business. In many cases, a good product will sell itself, there is no need for the company to excessively hype it.
Scam companies don’t do any of this. They tend to focus on marketing and manipulation instead. You’ll see plenty of wild claims but little substance. Products promoted like this aren’t always scams, sometimes they’re just low-quality. Regardless, it’s rare to find a good product that uses this type of marketing technique.
In the case of Income Quickies, the marketing isn’t encouraging. The site claims that you can earn $3,810 paychecks by working online. They do go on to say that the approaches won’t make you a millionaire but that they’re simple and quick, with the potential to help you earn quickly.
They define an income quickie as something that meets the following criteria.
The concept of fast income does make sense. Such options don’t normally provide long-term sustainable income, but they’re still useful in many situations. Of course, you don’t need to rely on a paid product to find these. There are plenty of free lists online that cover many more ideas than Paid Quickies does. I’ve written a series of them on this site, including ways to make $20 fast.
The underlying concept of making money fast is valid, but you need to look at specific situations where fast income works. Most of the time, it's not something you can rely on long term, with examples being “selling old CDs”, or “doing some yard work for a friend”. Making $100+ online in a hurry just isn't going to happen.
The site also uses this type of signup button, which is a common technique:
The first issue here is the price. We’re meant to believe that the product costs almost $400 normally, but today it’s just $4.95. Really? The $397 price tag is just a number that they’ve pulled out of a hat. It’s there to make it seem like you’re getting a good deal and to make you hurry. The product will always cost $4.95, regardless of when you buy it.
The various security seals are a problem too. They’re meant to be links that go back to the site in question, to prove that the seals are real and not just random images. In this case, they don’t go anywhere. This means that Income Quickies has literally just stuck the images on there to appear more legitimate.
Then there’s the money back guarantee. Sites love saying this, but there is still risk on your end. You have no way to know whether the company will honor their claim or not. For that matter, the payment goes through Income Quickies itself, rather than an affiliate provider like Clickbank. That means more risk on your end.
By choosing $4.95 as a price, Income Quickies has made the product seem like it is low risk. It’s not a large amount of money to lose, even if the product only does a fraction of the things that it claims to.
This is manipulation, as the $4.95 is just a way to get you in the door. Income Quickies makes most of their money from the various upsells after the initial purchase. Be wary of those if you do decide to check it out for yourself.
If you click onto the order form, you also get a counter with the time left to order. The counter is meaningless, and you can still make a purchase even after it has expired. This is a technique to stop you thinking about your purchase for too long.
There is also a note that says the refund is only for ‘training program purchases for Income Quickies’. It isn’t clear precisely what this means, but the site does states that you can’t get a refund on any product or service that they recommend.
Having a single page for all areas isn’t really an issue. The way that they’re linking to it is the problem, this is simply another example of manipulation.
What You Get
Signing up for Income Quickies will give you access to various approaches for earning money. The main ones are as follows:
- Fiverr Profits
- Pawn Partners
- Income Arbitrage
- Mobile Website Domination
- Quick BookScout Cash
The names are a little cheesy, but that’s what the site calls them. You can get the general idea from the titles. Each one comes with various videos that act as training. The videos are decent enough, but they don’t go into much depth.
These methods could all work as ways to make money, although I’m not convinced that the videos are detailed enough to let you take advantage of them.
The topics are pretty underwhelming. There are many different ways to make fast income and it seems odd that Income Quickies would choose to only focus on five of them, especially these five.
The concepts aren’t especially powerful anyway. For example, Fiverr Profits will provide details about making money on Fiverr. Some of that information is going to be obvious already, especially as Fiverr is just a specific method of freelancing.
Besides, these techniques just aren’t that fast. Most people would find that it takes time to develop a reputation on Fiverr and get consistent sales. The marketplace on that site can get competitive fast and there are plenty of people trying to make money through it.
All five of the presented techniques could work, but they all require more than the claimed 15 minutes to set up. You wouldn’t be making income instantly either.
If Income Quickies was presented realistically and had a one-time fee rather than a monthly one, it might be worth the price. After all, the individual approaches are legitimate and there is a decent amount of training present, even though it doesn’t go into depth.
Income Quickies isn’t a scam but it isn’t very good either. The marketing suggests that you’re getting access to amazing ways to earn, while the actual techniques aren’t that powerful and require much more work than the site implies.
If you’re specifically looking for fast and easy income, there are plenty of free lists that would provide you with the information that you need. Just bear in mind that legitimate fast income methods are typically not sustainable.