Warning: No Easy Money Online Income
I guess I have been toying with the Internet long enough to warn newbies and all concerned about some things. I have summarised this article into a 7-point list for convenience, but you will save thousands of dollars if you follow my advice.
1. You can make money over the Internet.
if you dont believe me just go register at Amazon Mechanical Turk. They are very cheap but it is living proof that it is possible to make money on the Internet. No registration fee there.
Other opportunities include sites with transcription work you can do from home. So if you really want to make money on the Internet just check out some well informed people like
2. Never Invest In Forex with Less Than $10,000 (OK $5,000)
Unless you are a forex genius. The simple truth is that forex trading is based on leverage, and with a small capital you will be tempted to over trade your account until you wipe it out. Don't believe the people who invite you to trade with $500. You will lose it, even with a small margin. By all means use a practice account until you have mastered forex.
3. The Internet is Addictive
If you are an information junkie, and we all are, you could lose your sleep and your health unless you make a conscious decision to balance your virtual life with your real life. It can't be healthy to spend 16 hours on the Internet or God would have made us as computer terminals. Enjoy your garden, your family, your job, your exercise programme, your hobbies. Schedule a day for family and meditation. It's called Sabbath. Schedule a night when you turn off TV and computer and just play with your family.
4. You Must Install AntiVirus
If you purchase a great antivirus software like Trend or Spy Sweeper remember to update it every year. Money well spent. I have Trend and Spy Sweeper. AVG used to offer good free antivirus downloads.
Too many antiviral programmes on one system will slow down your computer so I removed Spy Sweeper some time ago, and used Trend only. Would you believe it, a couple weeks ago a technician disabled Trend and installed a free one, goes by the name of Avira.
5. If it Sounds too Good to be True it is
Online fraud pervades cyberspace. A fool and his money are soon parted. Avoid pyramid schemes, ponzi schemes, and these scams that call themselves HYIP. Google every guru. People pay people to post positive reviews of their scams so don't believe half of what you read.
6. Dont Send Money to Get Winnings
I believe they call it the Nigerian scam, but its everywhere, even in my country. Someone email you that you have won lottery or some random corporate raffle, but you must first send money to process the bonanza. What a fraud. And people still believe it. Report it to the police, delete it, and if you think if might help report it to the email provider (oops, is that the right term).
7. Learn All You Can About the Internet
it is the future of business, education, and leisure. Especially if you are over 40 and not computer savvy, please purchase or get access to a computer and follow the user friendly tutorials that come with all consumer software.
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