Make Money Online & Work From Home Scams

work from home scams

Make money online scams
Make money online scams

make money online scams

I have been reading many titles called "work at home". The new trend now seems to be info regaurding how these authors are tired of seeing these, yet they are writing about them. Why? simple, that title brings traffic! Make no mistake about it, everyone writing with that title has one common goal - TO MAKE MONEY! This is not always a bad thing however I fail to see how using this title to draw people in, and then using cunning terms such as "most of these are crap" to throw you off gaurd and give a false since of security isn't a scam itself. Much like the pop-ups titled "tired of pop-ups"

Another common sentence I have been reading is "no affiliate links here" or "im not selling anything" but yet right beside this comment is a list of ebay, and amazon items along with google adsense ads! The fact is affiliate links are not scams, and if you are promote them as such because you have been working at this for a measly six months with limited results than you might as well quit now. Affililate links are the only way you get paid!





  • It is your job to build a reputation by researching and only promoting honest, and truely useful products
  • Anyone or company who has done such deserves every penny (and most times more) that they earn from doing so
  • All the negative attention comes from 1. lazy spammers 2. impatient promoters who expect to make thousands of dollars overnight
  • Every link you see is likely an affiliate link, it only takes a little html knowledge to hide and affiliate link.

Now that I have that off my chest here are the facts about all the work from home opportunities and make money online scams on the internet:

  • Most of these are not scams, they are promoted incorrectly as easy, and free by impatient promoters looking to make a quick dollar
  • After being promoted incorrectly average joe purchases this program then finds out about the investment, and time it will take and then backs out and tells everyone he knows what kind of rip off x company's program is
  • You couldn't start a business locally without hard work and investment, what makes you think doing so online will be any different
  • Making money online is never quick or easy, it is more likely to be the hardest job you have ever done
  • Working at home or online requires a great amount of: self discipline, organizational skills, patience, and business knowledge.

Here are some links I recomend to those who posess these qualities

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Mark Knowles 9 years ago

You mean I can't work from home two hours a week and make a fortune. Bastards!

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knslms 9 years ago from North Carolina Author

lol yeah its like you gotta do work or something to make money.

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Mark Knowles 9 years ago

I just don't get it - I mean like work? WTF ! I want my money back.

I am going to add a link to this in my Making Money Online hub. Might piss a few people off, but what they hey....

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sminut13 9 years ago from singapore

hahahaha it is the hardest job i agree. you need tons of patience. i'mdoing lots of ptc and ptr sites been maybe nearly 2 mths i think since i joined for lots. the most i have earned so far without any referrals is around $5 from buxto. tht also the min payout is $10. odesk is like any other job hunting places you could say. i would have loved that one since there're many offers if not for the fact that i'm completely internet illiterate. jeez fortunately i don lose anything even though i signed up for it.

but you definitely need to work hard. and patience is a virtue as they say.

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knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina Author

Not sure what all sites you are using for your ptc & ptr's, but here are a few I personally love and have made a nice little chunk of change from within just a few short months. They are legit 100%. I like to purchase Visa gift cards from convenience stores to do my offers. That way I may spend $2.95 for a free trial of for 30 days and get paid $14.00 for doing it, but at the end of the 30 days I don't have to worry about canceling my membership as I only get around $25 cards at a time and get a different one each time. You don't want any unexpected charges showing up your bank statements, trust me , I've been there and it's not fun.

My Personal # 1 Fav.

You must be atleast 13 years old. Members from the United States and other English speaking countries will have the most offers available to them, but members from other countries are welcome as well.

Minimum payout is only $10! Payments are processed by the 20th of the following month.

This sites' payout requirement is a little higher, but the opportunities on their site is endless and very simple, making the minimum not hard to reach at all.

You have to earn $30 before you can request a payment from them but they will send you a check.

This site is pretty similiar to inboxdollars. You must earn atleast $30 to request a payment from them also but they will also send you a check.

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sminut13 8 years ago from singapore

i know of cashcrate and even signed up. but i noticed that most are offers. i don really do them so it's not much benefit to me. i joined under someone and tht person was a great help, willing to help and all. but if i myself's not interested in offers, cos sometimes i need to use credit cards and all which i don have, then it'll be tough. so i don't do them. thus the prob. thks for ur links though. i have seen inbox also. decided not to do since i had quite a number for now. i quit 2 since their pay for ad was low though min payout was low too. no referrals, so tough.

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knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina Author

Sorry that wasn't any help. Have you tried ebay? They are the best place for anyone to start, they have help, and guides for just about every aspect from the beginner to the pro. and you can get started with just a few old movies or something around the house, and turn the profit over in to finding more inv. (yard sale, thrift shop, clearence sale etc.) The great thing is if you have no business knowledge at all, if you can read and have a lil patience you will gain alot at your own speed. You will need a cc to sell on ebay, if you just want to give it a try pick up a $25 gift card (We use those for the offer sites to... Just in case)

good luck! If we can help in anyway just contact us @

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knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina Author

Ohh and beware of the "wholesaler" and "dropshipper" websites. Ebay allows you to research what products are selling and what products are not even the price they are selling for. Always research products sell patterns before purchasing!

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JHwebsites 8 years ago from UK

Yes there are a few good programs out there. Even community network sites where you can post your affiliate links and invite other members to view your offers from your free profile page. Check the terms and conditions of any that you join or you could get your page deleated.

My blog has some email scam warnings and links to some low cost and no cost opportunities.

The Power Mall pays out on time. Over $400 so far.

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knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow, sounds great. Thanks for the info!

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sminut13 8 years ago from singapore

sounds great. thanks for all your help

Dave Barker 7 years ago

Sounds to me like knslms is promoting his own product

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knslms 7 years ago from North Carolina Author

I would delete Barker's comment but ignorance must have its place as well.

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cashmere 7 years ago from India

Hmmm. I am just discovering hubpages. Think I'll wait a while before I head out to another site and try things there.

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