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Work At Home Scams-Do They All Fall Into This Category

Updated on October 16, 2011

Work At Home Scams-Where Are We

 So, can we make money working at home.  According to all the work at home scams out there most would have to guess there is no way we will make money working from home.

It is a very serious fact that there are several thousands of scams working there way across the Internet at any given time.  Scammers take advantage of people at their lowest points.

Just when you think there is no chance someone launches the new item that is supposed to be the newest and greatest program since sliced bread.

My question is what happened to the latest, greatest thing that was being promoted last week?

Truth be told in so many cases many of the new programs that come out are just upgraded versions of the prior ones.  Its always the same bunch of guys promoting these and making millions off the little guy.

It really is time to fight back and stop buying these work at home scams.

Work At Home Scams-Stay Away

First off I know I am going to get a lot of feed back on this but in my opinion and the opinion of many others MLM is one of the biggest work at home scams on the Internet.

Oh sure I know a few people that make a lot of money with MLM but almost all of them are at the top of the proverbial pyramid. Hell there was even a time I was making a couple grand a month in MLM until the rules changed.

Argue with me all you want but almost all MLM programs are structured around some sort of pyramid. They focus on getting you to sign up friends and family and then they sell you very expensive so called sales tools.

It is very rare to see a MLM company put much focus on retail. There is no money in retail. The money is in getting people to sign up and buy 1000s of dollars in useless sales tools.

I could go on forever and ever about MLM and how I think they are one of the biggest work at home scams. I may even do a few hubs about them. However for now I am content on bracing myself for the feedback Im going to get on this capsule.

Work At Home Scams-Are They All Scams

Many people who have failed would say all of the opportunities are work at home scams. Well this just isnt true. The fact is there are a lot of great opportunities out there. Its just a matter of knowing how to find them.

I will give you some confidence on that subject shortly.

Anyways you do need to watch some things when you go in search of online income opportunities.

The old saying "If it is too good to be true" then it probably is.

You need to understand that their isn't such a thing as easy money and Im sorry you wont make ten thousand dollars this weekend in your pajamas.

At some point common sense has to come into play and you need to take some responsibility.

Its good to be careful and really check into something before you get involved.  After all the entire idea is to make life easier financially as opposed to the opposite..

Work At Home Scams-Where Do I Go Wrong

 I hate to break this to you but not all opportunities are work at home scams.  The thing is way too many people are way too quick to yell scam before they give the program a fair shake.

While there are a lot of shady and black hat scams out there, the good ones are around as well.

Way too many people get into something.  They get in with guns blazing and they are ready to take on the world and become the next Internet millionaire.  The thing is they expect it to happen in a few days.

They buy a program, follow the directions and then sit back and continuously refresh the commissions page.  They do this for a couple days, they dont make a red cent and then all of a sudden they are calling the program a scam.  Hell I have even seen people call Hubpages and AdSense a scam because they weren't getting a check by day two.

In this case Im sirry to break the news but its not work at home scams which are the problem but rather it is you.

Work At Home Scams-What Do I Do Know

So that you never have to go running around yelling work at home scams there are a few things you need to do and be aware of.

At the end of the day it is up to you to do your homework on whatever you may be contemplating buying.  Sales pages are made for a reason.  They are made to sell.  You need to get past the great sales page and go after the facts.  You need to feel good inside when you choose something to work with.

Once you have chosen whatever you are going to work with you need to be willing to put in whatever time and effort is needed to make your venture successful.

at this point you need to stop looking at other options and focus on the one in front of you.  Focus on what you are learning and put everything to the test.

It could be a long time before you ever see anything for your efforts but if you focus you will get results.

So just remember all arent work at home scams.  Time. effort, quality, knowledge and good old fashioned hard work will give you the results you are after.

Work At Home Scams-Lead Me In The Right Direction

There are a lot of work at home scams and at some point you will need to make a decision if you are serious about making it online.

Eventually you will need tools such as an auto responder and hosting and maybe some domain names.

At first though you should really think about tools that can really help you. Just remember all the tools in the world will not help you if you don't take them seriously and use them.

You will want to check it out at Build Your Online Business


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    • hypnodude profile image


      8 years ago from Italy

      Interesting hub with many good points. As you said there is no substitute for hard work and for being aware that many people around are there just for your money. Good advices.

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Sean I would never expect everyone to agree with me all the time. There are a few good long standing MLMs out there but come on we both know that most of them are for the top people to earn.

      Once they have to start paying out too much money the rules change or they go under.

      Not to mention most are all about selling training supplies and stuff like that to distributors.

      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Sean_Galloway profile image


      8 years ago

      I for the most part disagree with your statement that all MLM's are scams. If you were to build the business the old fashion way by making a names list, calling family and friends, and going to the mall to search for people, then yeah I probably would have to agree with you. But if you were to use the internet to market your business by marketing your personal branded website, that promotes your business, and brands you as a leader, then I completely disagree with you. On the other hand, I do agree with your comments about nothing is just given to you, you have to earn it. You are absolutely right on.

    • Dale Mazurek profile imageAUTHOR

      Dale Mazurek 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I am a professional affiliate marketer and I absolutely agree.

      I end up buying a lot of garbage products and doing nothing because I wont promote garbage.

      I encourage people to buy before promoting. Also something a lot of people dont know like with ClickBank products is if you email the owner of the product and tell them you want to promote their product if you can first have acopy to review then many times they will send you a free copy.

    • MikeNV profile image


      8 years ago from Henderson, NV

      How many times have you come across someone promoting something that they know nothing about and have never bought or used themselves? I see this over and over in the "Internet Marketing" forums.

      And the mentality that it is okay to knowingly promote products for profit that are nothing more than scams to get peoples money is shameful.

      Look at all the CPA offers for tooth whitening, acai berry, gift cards, etc. It's as if there is no common sense.

      These "free trials" are in place to get peoples credit card numbers and bill them and then fight with them because they know the credit card companies will make it as hard as possible to get refunds. Most people don't know how to fight what is essentially a fraudulent credit card charge.

      If you wouldn't buy it for your mom or believe that you own mother would be getting a good deal by buying a product then you are a lowlife if you promote it.


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