You know the stories you've no doubt come accross them on your Blog , But what I would really like to know is
ARE THEY TRUE or is it all just another way of conning us out of our hard earned Dosh????
There is no free lunch and people don't offer to send you thousands a month online for nothing. They want YOUR money. That is how the scammers work. They make thousands online bilking you.
The question is too general. There are ways to make money online and there are ways to piss it away online.
Don't let people tell you this place is all about making money though, okay?
It's not. Yes, you can post ads on your hubs but if they are nothing but big advertisements who is going to READ them and see the ads? You won't get rich here and as far as i am concerned, that isn't what hubpages is all about anyway.
I would also be a bit suspicious regarding any suggestions you get from hubbers who cannot even speak proper English. (On the other hand, I have seen that you don't have to be intelligent or well-educated to make money either.)
Research each opportunity before spending one penny. That's your best bet. if everyone here knew all the answers they would be earning some money as consultants.
One of the first rules you learn in business is that there is no free lunch.
The better approach is to not try to make money, but instead learn SEO and how to build a page that you know you can get onto the first page of Google. Then once you're comfortable with your SEO abilities then maybe look for a niche your good at or is available. The goal is to know how to get any offers in front of enough eyeballs to make enough sales. You can only do that often times if your on the top search results or you have a really long, long-tail keyword setup. Get to it.
I just finished a hub that discusses this topic, as well as listing 10 hard questions you need answers to before signing on the dotted line for the next "make money quick" scheme.
If you want to check it out the title of the hub is: "The Reality of Generating a Second Income"
well, its really kind of strange! so many of you guys are going through the same old dilemma which I am going through.. How to make money online.. how to click tht jackpot! how how how!!!! ah!
none the less.. there are few facts, which I want to uncover here.. i do not think anyone will be reading this, as this post is over two months old (as hubpages.com told me!) but hey.. will give it a try:
a) Online is a business. And business means money. People are there who are earning through Online business. be it adsense, or affiliate marketing or any other stuff. Some people are earning!
b) MLM or Multi Level Marketing is another kind of business, which can give really huge returns. Now, again, some people are really earning way too much through MLM.
Now, what I have seen and observed is, that in both of these business, the stuff which is required is active participation of unique users. It simply means more traffic. and more business.. and it means more money.
Yes. Right till now.
Now, lets view another very important fact: As with the Real Economy, in Online and MLM world, the same cruel formula applies: 80:20!
Thus, 80% of the people have 20% of the resources, and 20% of the people have 80% of the resources. Do you guys know why?
I don't know. may be some among us know.. I would love some insight!
of course they work! They work for the ones who are on top and are counting on poor lost newbies to join their programs.
for everyone else - it's better to stick to the proven methods of making money online which actually require you to do some work and do not promise heavens in the first minute you join
I am a new story liner in money mkaing solution and making thousand dollar in a week i think it is very tough to do this because it is very hard if are new in this field..just help me out provde me some info. to earn through adsense..
Usually the ones saying you can make thousands a week online are the ones selling products to help you make thousands a week online, and making the money through this, not from teh techniques they are selling.
Making money online is possible, just don't follow the misconception that it is easy, or can be done with a couple of hours work a day.
I can tell you personally that I earn more money online then I do teaching full time at the high school level. It is definitely a gold mine if you know what you are doing.
Just another way. They are rich making money from the people who are trying to make money themselves. They are only gonna tell you how they make money from other people looking do to do the same. Don't fall from it, my brother makes thousands selling "methods" to make thousands online..............its just wrong!
I have to agree with retellect. Anytime someone says 'make x amount of money in this x amount of time, guranteed'. I have to wonder about the motives of the person saying that. Are they truly a good Samaritan out to help other people, or just wanting to make money by telling other people they can make money. To me, any sane/logical person that has some special strategy to make thousands online wouldn't just publicly put their strategy out there for people to buy or follow, unless they made money selling their 'special strategy'.
Can you say scam. Almost all of them are scams. I would say 99.9% of them are. And yes some of them sell ebooks telling you how to sell ebooks for tons of money each week. Stay with Hub Pages and work hard. Hard work is how you make money, if these get rich quick scams really worked we would all be doing them.
I agree with fishtiger58. With the economy the way it is, people are trying various ways to make quick money to pay the mounting bills. Hubpages is one way to make extra money. It is NOT a get rich scheme nor a scam. It is a legal way to make money online and make friends in the process.
There are ways to make money online but yes in these days it is very difficult because of all the scams going around.
Its really difficult to know what is good and what is not so good.
My partner and I work our butts off running an honest business. We made a commitment from day one to be careful and stay away from scams.
We have even turned down JV opportunities with some pretty big names because we didnt like what they were promoting and in all honesty that cost us thousands but we stuck to our guns and still have our good names and integrity.
You really need to find someone you can trust to speak with before starting anything online.
They arent all scams but it really is a matter of figuring out what is and what isnt.
There are two types of online business models. In one you sell stuff. I do know people who have quietly built up online marketing channels that are making thousands of dollars a week selling stuff. And it took them years to get to that level.
In the other model, you make money by telling other people how to make money online. I bet it works, I just don't know anyone personally who's making thousands of dollars a week doing it.
Either way will work. But to make a lot of money online, you have to be able to figure things out for yourself. Or you'll be scammed to death.
Scams cause con artists to earn thousands of dollars on the internet, as they say. I wonder how they sleep at night though, when they realize most of the people who bought their products or services will not make the money they were promised.
I'm sure most of them don't give it a second thought.
That's the world we live in. I know a fair bit about the internet and business but although I know enough to run a scam right this minute, I will wait until I have a worthwhile project. Not for me.
Yes, and guess who you sell to? The first and easiest you can think of are your friends and relatives. They will tell you that in the Marketing and Pyramid seminars. What better way to alienate yourself from those you love and care about?
The people making big money are selling shovels for the gold rush. Those who are selling the shovels are not concerned with the fact that there is no real gold... they only have to sell the shovel.
Good Stuff, I can't say I disagree with most everyone.
The Only thing I can offer is this link to a review site that may help. No get rich quick schemes here just a site that Ranks, Reviews and Rates some Legitimate ways of making money online.
Hope it Helps.
Im starting to meet with some of these marketing gurus online, while they do claim that they have secured $118,619.69 monthly income I have my doubts as well, but they are healthy doubts not stagnating doubts. Many of those claims never said that everyone will secure the same effects as we all know some people seemingly reach the top of the challenge sooner than others. The information provided help others to experience and see if it is their ninch market or not. They never bother to go into great details of the how's who's or what that the person experienced in acquiring such income. Such information is never freely given. Im do beleive that some of the people that I have recently been seeing are a bit more sincere in their efforts for reaching others as the theory of practice is proving that its not much fun being on the Mountain top all alone. I do see a vague light of change on the planet as people are starting to have a greater ideology of shared wealth.
The best way to detect scams online is to just do a search with the phrase "is ______ a scam" and you will find a lot of information from people who have been scammed by the company. Do this any time you are unsure of a company or website and it is much less likely that you will ever be fooled. You will notice that most are indeed scams (like most people have already pointed out).
If you have observed a scam or been the victim of a scam, spam or fraud and want to report it for enforcement. You can do that on internet easily. You can search on Google, Yahoo or any search engines with keywords internet complaint center,consumer fraud reporting or FBI office near your place to report a crime or scam on internet.
How to determine if a business is a scam? With so many scams being broadcast on the internet, it is important to research a business thoroughly before becoming involved. A little time spent researching a company can go a long way to protect your wallet and identity.
Gather information on the company. The way to do this is to go to www.who.is and find out who owns the domain. Some companies also post their information on the website on the contact page. A red flag for a scam would be a domain owner who is out of the country and is advertising work in the U.S. Many domains are now being hidden with a program that is hiding the who is information. Scammers often hide their true identities.
To Hubpages Admin please forgive me if I spread www.who.is is prohibited. Please delete this post and please don't delete my account. I really love to stay with Hubpages here until my life end.
To Hubbers that read this post, if you have any useful information that related with this topic please share with all Hubbers here. Thanks
Yes it is possible to make really good money online. For example I have been in online business / marketing for over 10 years and I earn my living online. So I know what I am doing and i am makeing over 10K a day easily right now. And it would be fear to say that I will never ever release or sell my methods to anyone as I do not want any competition. All the get rich fast programs you see on the internet this days they do work but you have to follow them all the way . Most people fail because they give up half way or never do anything. Anyways another point is that with most of this get rich programs you will not make what they claim you can make because there are just way too much competition out there. So if you want to make money come up with your own methods or buy few of those programs read them undestand them and modify them.
making money online is real,though the legitimate ways are few,don't fall for get rich quick scam,be careful,a little commitment will make the difference
you can read http://hubpages.com/hub/fraudxpose,and see some tips they use.
Just my thoughts - I think it is wrong for some companies to offer so-called "Data Entry" jobs online giving the person the impression that all you have to do is input information for them and you get paid for it. In reality, all these companies do is teach you how to promote goods as an affiliate with Clickbank or PayDotCom, so there is no guarantee of income - but on the other hand you have to pay the company who tells you this, something like $49.95 before you realise what they are advertising isn't primarily about a Data Entry job after all! I don't have a problem with the fact there are no guarantees in running an internet affiliate business - that's not the point. But I am offended about the misleading way these programs are marketed and promoted as pure "Data Entry Work From Home Jobs." I guess if they told you the truth in the first place, they wouldn't be able to suck the $49.95 out of you, for their "teaching" program, and it is only when you've outlaid the money then you know the truth.
To me to avoid this kind of problem, don't join this program. That's it. You can do by your own to promote products on the internet. What you can do is you can use search engines to find the information that are you looking for. For example, you want to make money as affiliate. Find good website that pays you real money as well as join international webmaster forum to gather more information how to make money on internet. You also can ask them many questions.
I'm very passionate when it comes to business. right now i am involved in health and wellness , the company is ligitimate it develop distributors to promote Max Gxl glutathione the supplement raise your endogenous anti oxidant in your body. Its a Networking also known MLM. The business works fine with me bacause a lot of good result from my client that i earned $200 dollars on the third month. Since im into business I started joining some internet home business and i could say im new in this. to early for me to tell. But based on the product where i was involve, they sound ligitimate. Ill keep you posted guys if im doing well.
i think we can't say that those who earn thousands are all from deceiving others in teaching others how to make cash online.
There are some who sell products and affiliating is a huge potential. Even without a website, you could still earn cash, you just have to know how to.
I had joined some of those programs way back when the Internet marketing was new. I did not make any money because I did not do anything with it. However, years later, I met some of the people who joined the same programs and they told me that the programs worked but they did not make them rich!
At the end of the day the only way to make money is to work for it, or have a rich relative who dies and leaves you everything. There is no quick and easy way to make money. Even the people who make money online have to work hard for it, spending hours in front of the computer.
i am reading in some forum, that some girl 16 years old making money from adsense $10k/month, are that really money or just another BS?
cnhay5! hahaha Are you serious? I wish I could track how many hubpages users actually clicks your link.
If someone is offering you a method to earn thousands, why arent they doing it themselves? Please don't fall victim guys!
Yeah, I looked into a few things that were listed on JobFinder, thinking those would have a high probability of being legitimate...
not so much at all...there is one for video game testing floating around out there that's fairly legit
I've tested many of the methods people use to make money online. I've earned hundreds within a few days. It took me a few weeks to earn over a thousand, but it took a lot of work. Those clickbank screen shots that show thousands a day, I don't know about that.
In case you didn't know, there are sites that create screen shots of clickbank and Google Adsense.
I'm sure some of the gurus that have thousands of email subscribers make a lot of money. This is because people will buy any product they endorse. However, without a huge responsive email list or tons of traffic I don't believe these results can be achieved.
There is one way it can be achieved easily, but it takes a lot of skill in seo, webdesign and salesmanship. The method I'm referring to is online marketing for the offline business. (This is what I do).
MLMs can deliver huge bonuses, but that requires members that are willing to invest in a business. Some mlms are very inexpensive, ten dollars or less. However, the bonuses are not that large. The more you pay to get into an mlm, the higher your bonus will be when recruiting others. The problem is that not many people know how to get referrals. This discourages many to join. If you can't help your downline, then you are on a sinking ship.
Hope this helps in your quest to make money online...
People talk about Scams and their is alot of them online.But!
I joined tycoon cashflow and it proved to me that you can make money online if you put an effort into it.and i'm seeing some good results.
Here's a problem, and a thought.
Most people are failures, and by failures I mean dismal ones.
I've investigated, researched, and generally delt with every single one of these online "Scams" as you call them.
I've seen stuff from a $1 ebook online , to a $9447.00 "Proven wealth system" , and know about all the methods and stuff they use to make money with the internet.
And here's the thing , every person that complains about them is a failure in life.
See , people tend to be one of two types of people, either people that get stuff done , or people that complain and moan about every single thing in their life.
I've done it several times, taken a person 'off the street' and show them how to make money with a computer in one of a few hundred ways that work.
Guess what? 98% of people complained, and threw a hissy fit when I told them that it would take more than 15 minutes to do! Most of the people who complain about getting scammed online have absolutely no mental capacity , if it doesn't involve bright colors and catchy music, they don't know what to do!
Our society is to a point where unless it's on TV in a reality show format, it's not real.
Well guess what? 5 years from now, all of you are going to still lead uninteresting , worthless lives.
Do you know why?
Because all you do is complain , and throw fits when you don't get a magic pill. You're too used to playing little league baseball and winning a trophy regardless of your skill. You've been taught that life is fair , and everyone is equal. I hate to break it to you , but that's what loosers tell themselves.
Surely you don't mean that every single scheme is genuine?
To be fair, you have to admit that most of the "make money online" "gurus" promise easy, effortless money - and if they say that, then it's a scam regardless of whether the method works, because they're promising a lie.
I agree with this - in fact, there have been articles in the Australian press about this, because we followed the American practice of "encouraging self-esteem" in school by not letting children fail - and the result, we're now realising, is a generation of young adults who think they're entitled to success without working for it.
I can save everyone a bunch of time and wasted cash on these money making systems. The key to making money is very simple; you have to work! Not always hard but smart. Other than a few areas where dumb luck can come into play, that pretty much sums it up. If you put the effort into something, you can start seeing the rewards.
If they were true, I don't think you'd hear many people complaining about lack of money.
There have been billions, if not trillions of dollars made online. I have made a small portion of these "online dollars", as have many others. However, the chance of you getting more out of anything than you put into something is very slim. Hard work and perseverance is key to success, both online and off-.
If you find a really good money-maker, online... I say keep it to yourself, if you'd like for it to continue to be a really good money-maker for you.
I wish you the best with your online endeavors.
It can be done, but it's not an overnight success thing. You have to take the time to learn the strategies and techniques. The hardest part is finding someone who has been successful that you can trust. There are a lot of scams out there. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
People say that there's no such thing as a free lunch, and yes, that is true, but it doesn't really answer the question. Yes, it's possible to earn lots of money online, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. You can't just sit back and wait for money to start rolling in. You've got to come up with a plan, market it, advertise, pitch the idea to the right people, etc. There are plenty of schemes that are scams, and few that actually work, but the point is that there are some that work. It's not all pointless.
Be diligent and creative, scrutenize and persevere, and you might be one of the lucky ones who make it.
Thousands a week, sure, but not overnight. The key is it takes time. I estimate 1-year to 18-months before seeing "decent results" and 3-years to 5-years for good results.
The question is, do you have it in you? Whatever plan someone is pitching should be honest with the timeframe. If they aren't run away, fast.
I think it can be done. However, most promise quick success with little work. It's possible but you have to work hard to make it happen.
Making money online can certainly be done, but the most important obstacle in your way is generating enough traffic. The most cost effective way to get traffic is through the search engines. IE. it can cost you nothing.
BUt the thing is.... with search engines people usually only click results on the first page. Which means that you need to find a way to reach the first page of google for your topic. Which means work......
Some people will make a TON of money online, others will make absoulutely nothing.
Not all of them are scams I have used online money making products and yes a lot of them are scams, however there are some great and I mean great products out there. Rather then these products that offer you money for nothing choose the ones that offer you step-by-step training on how to make money online. It's not free but it is cheap and they are actually really good most of them even give you their contact telephone numbers so if you need any help they are there. I think you do have to be very careful though which ones you choose. Oh and you don't get money for nothing so yeah you do have to put in some money and hard work into it but in the long run it does pay off big time!!
Most of the make money online ads I've looked into are only after your money, and most of the costs are hidden. You learn about it later and wished you'd never joined. One particular thing to beware of are the phony testimonials. Just because there is a whole list of people who claim to make money using a particular system or whatever still doesn't mean it's true. Many of these so-called testimonials are made by people associated with the person who is running the scam. So far, I haven't found any online "opportunity" that isn't out to make money off of you!
There should be a warning sign for newbies. It should read "caution you are likely to have 3rd degree burns shortly, it you are looking to get rich quick" This is only figuratively.
Hi, just caught up with this thread. My main occupation is property investment and writing about it - and there are lots and lots of online scams around this subject, so please be careful. What I have learned in over 30 odd years of being in this business is this ... if it sounds too good to be true, it REALLY IS. I have never come across a get rich quick scheme that doesn't end up leaving the 'customer' worse off than when he or she started. Those that don't get scammed have one thing in common - they wait before signing up to anything long enough to do their research, and then usually discover something isn't quite right about the concept or the company or individual promoting it. Evading scammers is simple, just adopt commonsense! Of course, there are a few good investment companies out there, but 9 times out of ten, they aren't the good guys - so tread very very cautiously.
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