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Massive Passive Profits Scam

Updated on January 15, 2015

Everyone Has A Secret

If you have read my previous post on this subject then you will know I am not a fan of all the scams out there praying on good people who want to find out how to make a few extra dollars online.

First let me say, there are LOTS of legitimate ways to earn a living online both part time and full time. It is also true that there are a lot of online marketers out there that earn a full time income working part time hours. Please note that part time in my book, is less that 32 hours per week. Yes I said 32 hours per week.

You should also know that if you are building a business from scratch it will take more than 2 hours per day to do so. If you buy a huge mailing list or if you buy an established online business, then you may get away with working only 2 hours a day, but even then I highly doubt it.

Why? Mostly if you are earning a six figure annual income, you will need to sell a lot of your product or service which means lots of buyers which mean customer service issues. I own an online business and I have lots of customer service issues to deal with. Most of them are good issues such as responding to email from a happy and satisfied customer but in any event that takes time.

So with that said, you are probably wonder what this post is all about. Well, how many offers have you gotten in your inbox that claim they have the secret to earning big dollars online? I get them every day. They flood my spam folder and they flood my inbox, too.

Some of them I actually click on because the offer picks my interest and I want to see what they are hawking. No I have not fallen for their scams in a very long time. So I cannot tell you exactly what they are selling. (They don't even tell you most of the time unless you pay them first.)

But the basic theme is they all have this secret formula in which they are willing to share with you for only $27, $37, $47, $67 or $97 bucks. Go ahead and look at all the offers in your inbox and tell me that they don't cost what I just mention. I can honestly say I have never had one of these gurus try to sell me something for $19.95.

The same "secret" theme is repeated with all of them. They tell you what their secret is NOT. They also tell you that they understand that there are a lot of scammers out there but trust them, they are not one of them. And to prove it, all they ask is you send them money.

If you fall for this, then read on because I have a secret about all the secrets.

What is the Secret

I will make this short and sweet. Well as short as I can make it. The secret is...THERE IS NO SECRET. Save your cash. Put your credit card away. And no, I am NOT going to sell you a darn thing related to this market. Most of it is a sham, a scam and will only cause your frustration.

What most of the gurus tell you is their secret has nothing to do with:

  • Adwords
  • Article writing/marketing
  • Blogging
  • Networking
  • MLM
  • etc, etc.

I can tell you that some of them have their own software that they sell you to help you become an online success.  But this is usually over priced and incomplete.  You find that you will have to spend even more money to get the full version or to learn how to use that software.

I can also tell you that all of the stuff they put in their software is available online for free in some form or another.

So what is their secret?  Let me tell you in a nutshell: build a list.  OK, but how do you do that?  You advertise.  How do you advertise for free like they say? 

Let me see how I can keep this short and sweet, Social Networking.  Yes, everything from Facebook to Craigslist.  That is their secret.  That is how they get around google and yahoo.  They market on every single social network out there.

There is software out there that will help you manage contacting multiple social networks as well as help you build a following on those networks as well as free software or online programs that help you determine domain names, link popularity, search results, and a host of other things. 

Don't believe me?  Go to google and search for google tools or google marketing tools or free google tools and you will see a ton of google and other free stuff you can use to build your business.

Yes, it will take more than 2 hours per day, but any business that is worth what it makes takes more than 2 hours per day.  Its business folks.  A real business takes time to build.  Scams make tons of cash up front but eventually die off.  A real business will make money for the rest of your life if you build it right.  A scam never last that long, in fact they often change which is why you seem to get so many offers of the latest scam in your inbox.

One last thing.  Read my other post. Send me a message.  Leave a comment.  Follow me if you like.  The point is, I wont sell you anything I don't sell anything I don't believe in which is why you wont find me selling in get rich quick or "secret" marketing formula.  I have not found one that cost less than $100 that does and delivers what it promises.  NONE.  Believe it or not.

Now leave a comment below please or send me an email.  Thanks for reading and I hope I saved you some cash.

It will COST you big to just get started

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