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Scam, Scam, Scam

Updated on February 25, 2017

Internet Scamming

I am one of probably millions of people looking for (easy) ways of making money with my computer. I have devoted a lot of time to this quest over the past few months and have amassed a grand total of 25c to date. That 25 is through starclicks.com, which, if i am to believe what i read on some websites is a scam anyway. At this stage i have signed up for hundreds of ''FREE" survey, writing, affiliate etc, sites in the hope of eventually finding the one which is going to make me rich. Its very difficult to distinguish the scams from the real deal, however, i have come to the Conclusion that if I am being charged money to make money i'm onto a loser straight away. I have looked at all of the above systems, surveys, writing, etc and i have yet to find the definitive answer to mak me a Millionaire.




Spending

I have been lucky in that i have not been silly enough to spend a lot of money on money making sites. The only one i did spend money on was Daniel Young's Push button Cash site. After joining more than 2 months ago, I have yet to get any return and I am still receiving spam mails telling me i have to join and there are only x amount of places left. I spent approximately 15USD on this product and in my own opinion now, in hindsight, it is a big SCAM. When i used my user ID and accessed the site i was brought straight to another product that i MUST BUY. My question is, if i buy this product, is there another product waiting on the next page for me to buy, and the next and the next. As I said above once i start spending money i am destined to lose. It is pretty clear that only one person is going to make anything out of our relationship......isn't that right Daniel!! Of course i do realize that the "Get Rich" Industry is just that "an Industry", with many people selling these routes and systems to people like me, gullible enough to buy them. And that, in a way is ironic, in that someone is getting rich because i want to, leaving me poorer!!

Surveys

Ok that brings me to the survey sites and there are a lot of them, none of which seem to be free, despite the banners they portray on other sites. In my opinion every one of them is a Scam and you should stay away from them, they just want your information which may then be sold to other companies. There are sites where you do get paid into an online account, on the site, but i have not made it far enough to find out how easy or difficult it is to get this money from there into you bank account. The surveys vary in the amount you get paid but again if you are unable to access theis money it make little difference.

Clickbank

I have also joined Clickbank's Affiliate program. This is a website which i am completely unsure of so far. Yes it is free and to be honest i dont think it is a scam but it is not easy to make money off. I will just stick with it and see how it ends up. I think i really need a website of my own to best utilise this product. It appears very difficult to Navigate and understand.....or maybe that's just me! Overall its seems to be an ok site to join and work on, but only time will tell. I do know that affiliate marketing is something that a lot of people do consider and do make money from.



Charging online

In general i have found that any site that charges a fee for its 'Money making' tips and/or services should be taken off the web as they are all scams. If you think about it they are charging you to show you how to make money, Why don't they just keep it to themselves and make a fortune in the meantime. Spending money on any of these systems is not for me as i just can't make any sense of it. The best advice is to research. there are sites specializing in the finding of any Spam sites online, and it is pretty easy to find out from there.


Guru's

At the beginning of this personal quest of mine i started getting the guru mails, the ones which claim that they are making 100's of thousands of dollars per month. When you go onto these sites they all have letters and emails from happy customers, with big cars and houses. I have tried to locate some of these people on google and on facebook, but have yet to find even one. Maybe they are too busy spending there money to be on the net!!! Again as i said above any site which charges a fee for its services is a Scam. From my own research i have learned that the happy people above are Actors and Actresses employed by the Gurus to enhance the believably of what they are trying to sell you.

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Money aint EASY

I have now come to the conclusion that there is no quick and easy way to make money online, however there are ways of making money. The best ways in my opinion is through Affiliate Marketing, but again you do really need to have a website. I ahve set up an Amazon account and it is linked to this page, which is easy to do. The hard part is choosing the correct products. We will just have to wait and see how it works.


My Advice

My advice to any one seeking to make some money online is simple, stay away from sites that charge money. read every email you get carefully, develop yuor own opinions on them and most importantly give yourself lots of time and be patient. You will find that it is possible to make money, just not in a hurry. And also just a tip,I have an old email address that i use now solely for all the survey sites, gurus etc. This means my personal email is free from spam, which i get a lot of, probably about 200 mails every day. I would advise anyone going searching like i did to do they same.

I hope this is of some help to someone, either in saving or making money.


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    • sangre profile image

      Sp Greaney 6 years ago from Ireland

      You've made some valid point there. It's really about trial and error. I review all the sites I've joined to see if they are scams are not.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, I think we all go down that route, with this scam or that, I am just sticking to hubs, not much money, but then I do write about the things that nobody wants to buy! lol I love history and get carried down that path, cheers nell

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      tmheffernan 6 years ago from Middle East

      Much appreciated Phil, have joined a few months but only getting into hubpages in the last week or so, so your comment is a big help to me. Im going to give hubpages a go for a while too.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yes, too many people are sucked in to those sites claiming fortunes. I'm going to stick with Hubpages and see how this works out as a revenue generator. So far in my first seven days I've earned nine cents. Not terribly promising, but I'm going to keep going to see what happens when I have considerably more hubs. Good advice here earning you a vote up and useful.