The internet has become one of the fastest ways to make money online and it is also filled with a lot of scams and shady products. Lot’s of people use the search engines to look at “work from home” and “be your own boss” type of jobs and tend to jump on the first offer that they see which states “Make $5,000 a month with little to no work necessary“. Come on folks, something that sounds to good to be true is in fact a scam or should raise a red flag to investigate some more.
Put it this way, you can’t just buy one of these online products that states you can make a living online and expect to make what was advertised with little to no effort. In fact, the information you get with these products could be information that you already know or information that was copied and pasted from years ago.
Be careful of buying ebooks because most of the time they are PLR (Private Label Rights) ones that been circulated around the internet for many years with information that won’t do you any good these days.
I’m not going to lie, I was scammed for a few thousand dollars back in the year 2000 where many other people got nailed by the very same company. Don’t worry this company got hit hard by the FTC and no longer in business. I never got my money back. These days when I come across a make money online type of product, I tend to do some investigating on my own and use the search engines to look for reviews on the product among other things. You got to be careful because the product owner may write-up a few fake reviews all over the internet or even on their own website to try to con you into thinking it’s a legit money-maker with many success stories.
Ever heard of the Google Money Tree Kit? Yup, that’s a scam in which you get misc. charges to your credit card and get you no where but a problem with your credit card company in trying to get the charges off.
Most of the time I go with my gut feeling and it usually tells me to back off or I tend to use a few tools of the trade to look up some business’s before pulling the trigger. I do more things but I am trying to make you use the search engines to investigate on your own. You can find answer’s by searching online. If you want to make money online, then you need to know how to spot a scam or a shady product and how to do research on it besides using the search engines.
Sites To Look Up Shady Products:
Like I said, the search engines is your friend. Use them to investigate a business/product before you sign up and give them money. Chances are that there is some nasty reviews about them. Common sense is what you need to have and I know you have it. Yes, all of us want to make a living from home and live that dream but jumping on the first to good to be true offer could set you back a lot of money and fighting with your credit card company to get the money removed if it’s possible.
I have come across some work from home forums that I know have real mom’s and dad’s who make a living online in which they give friendly honest advice out to newbies. My suggestion is to join these forums I am going to list and ask them questions about products/online business’s that you come across. It’s always good to get advice from honest work from home people and not online business owners who only care about getting your money and not giving you the time and day.
Read the following article about email phishing scams, there is an example that explains things to look for: Email phishing example.
Recommended Work From Home Forums:
It’s possible to make a living online but if you just jump on the first offer that you see that states you will make a few thousand a month or few hundred dollars a day, chance are you will get scammed and not even come close to that number. It takes hard work to make a living online and juggle a family life. Join some of those forums I mentioned and talk to real people who can balance the work from home life and their family life without loosing much sleep.
Lookup information about products before you end up being scammed for a lot of money. Now if you got a lot of money to waste and like taking risks then join the first “to good to be true” offer that you see. Gut feeling is what I use and doing my research will make me make my decision. I will never let myself be put into a place that will make me invest thousands of dollars and end up with little to no profit after 6 months. On Nov. 1st 2013, I started posting my Income Reports on this blog. Follow along and see my improvements.The comment section below is not for promoting products but for posting references or more tips to help prevent someone from getting scammed. Comments closely moderated. Last Edit: 11/27/13