Digital Income System Review: $25,000 traffic rotator pyramid scheme
Digital Income System provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the company.
As I write this, the Digital Income System website is nothing more than an affiliate login page.
If you visit through a Digital Income System affiliate referral link, you’re presented with recruitment marketing.
The Digital Income System website domain (“digitalincomesystem.com”) was first registered in April 2018.
The private registration was last updated on December 6th, 2018.
In my research into Digital Income System I came across affiliates naming Derek Jones and Bill Foley as owners of the company, but I wasn’t able to conclusively verify this.
The closest I got was inconclusive social media profile mentions and this Florida incorporation for Digital Income System Inc.
Either that’s a typo or Derek Jones’ real name is Derek Foley (???).
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
Digital Income System Products
Digital Income System has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Digital Income System affiliate membership itself.
Digital Income System affiliate membership provides access to a traffic rotator.
The Digital Income System Compensation Plan
Digital Income System affiliates buy in for $1000 to $25,000.
Commissions are paid when they recruit others who do the same.
The Digital Income System compensation plan pays a 50% commission on recruitment of a new affiliate.
This is 50% of the fees paid by the newly recruited affiliate:
- recruit an Entrepreneur ($1000) and receive $500
- recruit a Director ($3000) and receive $1500
- recruit a Professional ($5000) and receive $2500
- recruit an Ambassador ($12,000) and receive $6000
- recruit an Executive ($25,000) and receive $12,500
The MLM component kicks in when an affiliate of lower buy-in recruits an affiliate at a higher buy-in.
E.g. An affiliate who bought in at Director recruits an Ambassador.
In the above example a $6000 commission is generated. the Director would still receive their $1500 recruitment commissions.
The balance ($4500) is paid to the first Professional and/or higher upline affiliate.
That is the affiliate who recruited the Director, or the affiliate who recruited that affiliate and so on.
If a Professional is found ($2500 commission rate), they receive $1000 ($2500 minus the $1500 already paid out).
The system then continues to search upline for either an Ambassador or Executive.
Once found, they receive the remaining $2000.
Note that if an Executive is found in an upline search, they always receive the full balance of any outstanding commissions.
Joining Digital Income System
Digital Income System affiliate membership costs $1000 to $25,000.
- Entrepreneur – $1000
- Director – $3000
- Professional – $5000
- Ambassador – $12,000
- Executive – $25,000
The more an affiliate spends, the higher their income potential through Digital Income System’s compensation plan.
Note that an affiliate can upgrade their membership to increase their income potential.
Digital Income System exists in a closed-loop vacuum, wherein the attached traffic rotator is used to promote the income opportunity itself.
Thus Digital Income System affiliates pay a fee, gain access to a marketing tool, use said tool to market to potential recruits, and are paid if any sign up.
They then do the same, and on and on it goes.
And it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the real winner in this model is Digital Income System’s anonymous admin, who banks 50% of fees paid in company-wide.
The business model is a straight-forward pyramid scheme, owing to Digital Income System neither marketing or selling anything to retail customers.
100% of Digital Income System’s revenue is generated on recruitment of new affiliates, meaning 100% of commissions are too.
Once Digital Income System affiliate recruitment dies down, so do commissions.
At any given time the majority of Digital Income System affiliates will not have recouped their initial spend.
The math behind pyramid schemes guarantees that this majority will lose money when Digital Income System inevitably collapses.
Update 11th December 2020 – The FTC has sued Digital Income System, its owners and top promoters.
In their lawsuit, the FTC alleges DIS is a ‘fraudulent money-making opportunity scheme’.