Product Name: Creating Income System AKA Site Hosting Source
Product Owner: Unknown
Advertised Price: Free
Actual Price: From $167 for domain name and hosting
What is it?
One of many hosting scams. You are offered a free website in exchange for expensive hosting and domain name registration.
Creating Income System is clearly a scam. You have absolutely no idea what you are going to get for your money. The fact that this information is hidden is a pretty big indication that what you get isn't very good. Legit companies are proud of their products and do not try to sell you a “secret system”.
Before You Buy
The purchasing process for this product involves picking a domain name and then paying for domain name registration and hosting. You don’t even want to consider doing this unless you are certain about what domain name you want, which means knowing the type of website you are going to design and what you are going to promote.
What I Liked
Not much to like here. This is a common scam and the sales pitch for Creating Income System hides essentially everything about what is actually being sold, even using a different name than the hosting company.
What I Didn’t Like
The sales page for Creating Income System is intentionally vague and doesn’t really say anything about the product itself. In fact, most of the statements on the page could apply to pretty much any way of making money online.
Choosing to ‘check availability’ for the product takes you to another website altogether, for a company called Site Hosting Source. This site is the one actually behind Creating Income System.
So, what’s it all about?
A major issue with this site and sites like it is that there is very little indication of what you are actually paying for. All the sales pitch for the product suggests is that it is basically a premade website that can make you money out of the box. Fast setup for websites is possible, but a website that's already making money will sell for between 10x-20x earnings online, and you can ALWAYS view the site before purchase at legitimate website brokers.
This isn’t a new concept at all, and it is actually something known as a hosting scam. Hosting scams are very popular and they promote money making systems without really saying what the system is or how it works.
There’s also this emphasis that the website is free – which makes it sound pretty appealing.
But, it’s not free… not really.
To actually find out what the product even is, the first thing you have to do is purchase a domain name and hosting. This is a horrible approach on multiple levels.
For starters, to make money online through a website, you have to figure out what that site is going to be about and specifically what you are going to promote. That decision plays a large role in what domain name you actually choose. I have a whole web series on how to do this.
In this case, viewers have no idea what the money making system actually is. So, visitors to the site don’t have the tools to figure out what domain name they should choose.
This approach is also frustrating because you don’t get the chance to shop around for hosting. There are a lot of different companies out there that offer hosting and some of them are much better than others.
If you do buy hosting through a poor quality site, then you will probably find that their service is inefficient and that they cost far too much.
For this particular site, you have the option of registering the domain for 1, 2 or 3 years, even though the site hosting is for 12 months regardless.
All up, the domain registration and hosting costs between $167 and $226 depending on the length of the domain registration. That’s a lot of money when we still don’t even know what the system even is.
This is also more than most hosting companies charge. For example, Hostgator charges its members $6 per month for one year’s service (which totals to $72) and lower when you choose to sign up for longer.
The Free Site
The big incentive with this site is that you are getting a free website made for you if you pay for the hosting and domain name. Personally, that’s not my definition of free.
It doesn’t even cost that much to get a good website these days and making one yourself is also very easy. Webiste builders like like WordPress and Wix allow you to create your own websites quickly without cost, and the end product can be very professional and very effective.
Many hosting scams offer a site that contains a few pages at best and tend to promote the same product that you just bought. Making money from that type of site is nearly impossible, particularly without training in how to drive traffic to websites and actually make them profitable.
This means that purchasing Creating Income System would just leave you with a poor quality website and expensive hosting.
The approach is almost backwards to what you should be doing. If you want to make money online, you shouldn’t be putting money down for hosting or a domain name until you know exactly what you are doing and how you want to approach it.
To start off with, making money off a website involves figuring out an area you want to concentrate on and the audience that you are going to target. Doing this requires some understanding of how you will be earning money and the steps you will be taking.
All Creating Income System does is throw you in the deep end and make you pay them for the privilege. This is a very strong indication that your website will just be set up to sell the same product you just bought. If it doesn't matter what then domain name is, then it doesn't matter which products you are selling. How many successful businesses do you know where the owner started it without knowing what he/she was going to sell?
To make matters worse, you are very unlikely to get a refund from the company if you don’t like what you end up with. Technically speaking, the website you get is free, while it is the hosting you are paying for. Hosting typically does not have refunds.
So, no one is going to give you a refund if you don’t like the free part of the product. This approach lets companies get out responsibility – and leaves uses with expensive hosting and a site that is near useless.
Site Hosting Source
Hosting is a very important component of a successful website. Site Hosting Source is almost completely unheard of as a hosting company and seems to have no real reviews online. This isn’t a good thing. This means that the company really isn’t one that you can trust. There are much cheaper, more advanced, and more trusted options out there.
In fact, Site Hosting Source even claims to be accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), but doesn’t have an entry in the database for the BBB. It’s likely that Site Hosting Source simply copied the logo.
The lack of information on the company online alone should be a pretty good indication that Site Hosting Source isn’t a good hosting company to trust.
Creating Income System is just another hosting scam and offers absolutely no indication that you will get anything decent for the money you pay. In fact, there isn’t even any real indication of what you are paying for. No thank you!
The biggest ‘secret’ to being successful making money through a website is simply to learn. Sites like Creating Income System attempt to sidestep this process and make you think they created a shortcut to online income for you. In the end, you purchase a site you don't know how to run.
Personally, I don’t think any beginner should consider buying hosting or a domain name until they have been through some training and have a plan of what they want to do. Even then, it’s better to start off playing around with free websites, such as those that Wealthy Affiliate offers.
In fact, Wealthy Affiliate itself is a good approach for beginners, as it is a training site that also offers the ability to create free websites and play around with strategies for how you will make money online.