On average a person that wants a home-based business does not have the commitment to sit for more then 15 minutes on google, finding an automated system that needs no work. This is where the problems step in.
Number 1) No automated business is built to work forever. And no system ever will, take mlm (multi levelling marketing) for instance “The homepage" claims you get people put under you in your “powerline", These people will come from the same homepage as you did. So if 4 people sign up and yet another 4 under them, say you are 10 rows down, there is then 1048576 people at the same level as you are waiting for the “automated sign up placements". Need I say more? :)
Now if you really want to build an income that works you should think Content traffic presell monetize. For starters you want to promote a product, you do that by building a website maybe talking around the product about the usefulness of it etc. . Your visitors wants to find an interesting “sales pitch" or interesting information about the product. This way you hook your customers to see your product/s.
Now that you have a page you need traffic, this can be easily achieved by ppc (pay per click) on google adwords. Take some time to learn adwords before stepping into placing high bids. Look for help on google advertising on google and you will find loads of help.
Presell is where you lead your customers to see your product, this is mainly achieved by promoting it in the context of the “interesting information about the product"
Last but definitely not least is Monetize This is where you turn your visitors into buyers.