It's a popular buzzword being sold: "auto-pilot income." From what I understand, "auto-pilot income" is another way of saying "passive income" but with the idea of creating an "auto-pilot" source for it. In other words, do "x" and then "y" and then "z" and the "system" then keeps giving you money.
While often compared with the classic get rich quick scheme, not all programs/sites/systems promise "huge returns" or unreasonable amounts of money for what it would seem to be almost no work.
Most do inquire email addresses, which leads me to think they are list building and email marketing. I genuinely can't get my head across what such "system" can give anyone passive income from ... well ... nothing. The idea is that most of these sites don't ask for money, but "coach" you something -- like teaching you how to build your own stream through their network, downline, or other related niche.
They don't usually "guarantee" anything, but I've seen some that actually do claim to guarantee "unlimited income streams" and do not apparently ask for any money from their "members" or such.
My real wondering would be:
How or where could they create or get these so called "income streams"? Most people and their networks, businesses, or etc. never clearly explain up-front how this works to the "opt-in" newbie.
If they don't want money, why would they be so eager to help you make so much? What's the catch? It's hard to believe this common marketing buzzword comes out of kindness and selflessness.
If they aren't affiliate marketers or multi-level-marketing, how else could they create income streams out of nothing? I can't really think of any other ways to create passive income streams from networking/marketing programs -- that's pretty much the only way for that niche, it seems.
NOTE: This is not to be confused with auto-income generators, which seem to be similar, but have a different angle to them. This question is not a duplicate of this one -- it pertains to "auto-pilot" passive income brought on from network/website marketing groups and/or other people of the related such.