Have you noticed how many scams there are nowadays? To be scammed or not to be, that is the question means that it is up to us, no matter what the circumstances are, and to avoid getting scammed online is up to us as well. The internet can be an awesome place that offers many possibilities. You can buy, sell, get help with a term paper, and even find a job.
It also has given us more opportunities to find those work from home/work at home jobs. With the amount of traffic on the internet on the rise, the threat of getting scammed rises as well. It is left up to us to help protect ourselves and loved ones.
Investigate Before You Pay – Literally
You buy a product but you receive the wrong one or you don’t receive it at all. Had you done the research you might not have ordered that product from that particular site.
Let’s say you want to go out to eat and go somewhere you haven’t been before and you find a place online but didn’t check out the reviews. You use google maps to get you there, you get seated, you order and the food is just horrid.
Had you looked for reviews on the restaurant, you might have known not to go there. The review may have even had suggestions on a better place to dine.
Beware – Scam Inside
There are reviews for EVRYTHING online. Since there are more and more people searching for an online business to be able to work from home, they too need to search for the reviews on the business they are interested in.
In order to find a trustworthy affiliate you will probably come across a number of scams before reaching an honest one.
If, they are promising to make you rich overnight then beware. They are going to charge you an arm and a leg for everything and not even give you the training or the tools needed to set the site up.
There are MANY MLM (multi level marketing/pyramid) based businesses online that are so close to being considered a scam, that they are barely holding a LEGITIMATE title.
This type of online business is basically where a person gets others to buy the company’s product/services for a commission and then when someone purchases from them, then you get a part of that commission. Like I said do the research it might be rewarding in many ways.
Upsells is another one that are commonly a scam. These companies will run off of other companies. They may reel you in by saying they can teach you to build a website and make money. Um, no that is not how it is going to work.
What happens is they get you to buy into them and they try to get you to buy into another EXPENSIVE online business or you will find yourself having to pay for everything, the site building tools, site domaine, hosting for your site and much more to be able to stay with them. In the end, you aren’t going to make money. Think about it.
Keyword – RESEARCH
If they promise that you will make $50.00 an hour, do the research. Remember the old saying ” If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is ” I don’t believe anyone has become rich overnight unless they hit the lottery or literally had the money just handed to them. To make money you have to earn it.
So when you are searching for that business that allows you to make money working from home online, research for the reviews on the business you are interested in. Just type the product/business name in the search bar then type review.
You research a product that you are thinking of buying, right? Doing this search could save you a lot of money and aggravation. You can even look the business up on the BBB (Better Business Bureau). Once you research the reviews, if you see there are more good than bad, then MAYBE they are legitimate.
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There are also some affiliates and work from home jobs that are just barely considered being “legit”. They are tittering between being legitimate or scam.
I can’t stress to you enough to RESEARCH before spending a dime of your money. See what others say about it, and if it appears to be there are good and bad reviews compare them.
Ex. one may say they have had success while another says “Run, it is a scam ” The person who said that it was a scam may have seen that they not only had to pay a fee for the affiliate program, but that they also had to pay for a domain, a hosting site, marketing tools etc.
This is called upsells (like I explained earlier) . While the person who gave it a good review may have been OK with paying for everything, but may be trying to sell you on it to try to make their money back by getting you to sign up through them. You basically need to use detective skills.
Listen to your gut instinct as well. After you have done your research and you feel you shouldn’t sign up, then don’t. You just might regret it in the end.
Would you like to read a review about a legitimate marketing affiliate, then you should check out my Wealthy Affiliate review. I have been scammed enough and I will not let it happen again.
My purpose here is to try to stop others from going through it as well. I hate seeing others who get rich only by scamming innocent people.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I will respond back to you. I am here to help you the best I can.
Thank you and best of luck in all you do.