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Mywritingjob.com is a SCAM
If it seems too good to be true... It probably is.
As a stay at home mom, I am always looking for new ways to earn money from home. I have taken several freelance writing jobs, but they are pretty hard to come by. Searching for writing gigs on Craigslist, I came across mywritingjob.com. They had a well designed video outlining the service offered by the site, and I was wooed. According to the video, a one time 34 dollar membership fee gave you access to a wealth of writing tools and a steady workflow of paid freelance writing gigs, such as blog posts, articles, and Facebook posts to increase traffic. They offered a money back guarantee, stating that you will be refunded if you don't earn your membership fee back within 30 minutes. Well I decided that this was worth a try, and protected myself against a potential scam by paying with PayPal, who would refund me my money if the service was not as described or if the money back guarantee was not honored. Within ten minutes of payment I was allowed access to the "member dashboard" area of the site. The clean design of the sales video was gone, and was replaced by sloppy layout and links that was reminiscent of a web page I had to design for computer class in 8th grade. Don't judge a book by its cover though, right? I continued to explore the site, trying to find this workflow interface that had been described in the sales video. I did come across a link directing new members to click there first. I was directed to a page telling me I had been given a free gift for joining, which was a website where I can passively earn money. Um. No thank you. Continuing to navigate the site, I found "writing jobs." And clicked the link. It was just a compiled list of jobs offered on other, free writing job sites, most of which I was already a member! There were no jobs direct from clients, all were links to other sites which required a sign up to apply for jobs. There was no guaranteed work, no immediate work, and no "workflow" dashboard like described in the video. That was enough for me to request my refund, as I had been on the site for several hours and had yet to discover a gig that would pay for my membership fee. I emailed the support staff, as instructed, to begin the refund process. The sales video assured all emails would receive response within 24 hours. In the meantime, I decided to try to find my free writing tools that were promised with my membership, to see if perhaps they would make the 34 dollars worth it. I found the link to my "free" writing tools, and was redirected to another website, in which I had to follow someone's blog to receive my free tools? The site was not affiliated with my writingjob.com and I was not signing up and giving out anymore personal information. I went to bed and waited 24 hours to receive my response to the refund request. 24 hours came and went, with no response. I started a dispute on PayPal, with the intent to escalate to a claim if no refund was givin within 3 days. Thankfully, my money was refunded within 4 hours of beginning the dispute. Moral of the story: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you have a bad feeling about an online product or service but want to give it a try, always pay with PayPal and make sure you have buyer protection enabled. Protect yourself on the Internet, if the site doesn't accept PayPal, don't do it!