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Is eHow a Scam?

Updated on October 22, 2009

Is eHow a Scam?

Online Money Makers: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Within the last decade or so, unscrupulous people have found ways to scam people out of millions of dollars.

Because of these scams, most people are rightly wary when they hear the words "make money online."

eHow offers the promise of helping people earn passive residual income by writing simple how-to articles. There are some eHow writers who claim to make over $1,000 per month at eHow. But is eHow a scam?

How is eHow Supposed to Work?

eHow is a free-to-join site where every day people can become writers.  A member's "job" at eHow is to write how-to articles in a simple step-by-step format.

eHow pays members according to a secret formula based on page views, demand of the article, writer's skill, and ads displayed on the articles' pages.

eHow will only pay a writer if s/he has earned at least $10 for that particular calendar month.  In other words, if you earn $9.99, you will not be paid that month.

So is eHow a Scam?

By definition, a scam is a "fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle."   

eHow is a site that is free to join, and eHow never requests or takes money from its members.  Therefore, eHow cannot ever be considered a scam.

Quite the contrary: eHow is an excellent FREE way for people to make money online, from the comfort of their own homes.   If a wrtier doesn't meet the $10 payout minimum in any calendar month, eHow rolls those earnings over to the next month until the total reaches the $10 payout minimum.

With thousands of members earning free money online, and a few earning in excess of $1,000 and $2,000 per month, eHow is not a scam, and has been the financial life preserver that many struggling households so sorely needed.


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      Frank 7 years ago

      Not a scam? Allow me to let you in on one of their dirty little tricks. Ehow writers have been complaining that their most popular pages are being deleted. Here is the secret to their dirty little game of deleting high earning articles. First, even though your articles get deleted, they are not totally gone, something very important remains behind and in eHOWs control – your URL’s, and all the traffic you've been building for those URLs. And therein is the gold, because eHOW takes your articles URL’s and redirects them to other pages full of links to DS (DEMAND STUDIOS) so all your hard work and effort are now going to serve eHOW’s cause, promoting their DS articles.

      These redirects are eHOW’s free bread and butter. The DS articles are already paid for, so all traffic they redirected to those articles is extra money in eHOWs pocket. An added bonus, they are now making money off the DS article ads and not paying for your articles any longer. It’s win win all the way around. Another bonus, all your deleted articles comments. EHOW uses the strength of those comments to help drive the DS articles even higher in the search engines rankings.

      This is why eHOW is never clear as to why your articles get deleted. In many cases, there is no reason they can clearly state and point to. Oh yeah, we deleted your top earning articles so we can make a pile of money off of them – nope, don’t expect them to answer truthfully on this one. But now you know, redirects of deleted articles spells gold for eHOW.