Hello friends. I brought this topic because one of my friends caught the scam. I want to say a little about how to avoid scam – in my opinion, it is an endless topic.
So the very prehistory.
One of my friends from social network decided to start making money online. To begin with, I suggested rewriting – write simple articles. I told some details – how to do it, how to check the uniqueness, she got herself e-vault . Then I did show the website where she can be payed not that big money but in the same time requirements are low. As a start point, to begin achieve some skills – that would be very good.
The business went quite well – she wrote a few articles, the moderator has accepted them and paid. I could see the progress – articles were getting better, less mistakes … But something happened that usually happens to many novice freelancers. And it was – “a lot of work, and not enough money.” Spending hours or sometimes half of the day to get 10$ – is ridiculous.
After a while I asked her, how is it going? It turned out that she has thrown rewriting, but found another way – some of her cousins advised her a website, where she got payed by clicking or browsing ads – the pay-per-view advertising. And this cousin was likely to withdraw her first 1000$ from her account.
I did open this website, and immediately understood, that it was a scam. As the result – my friend couldn’t withdraw her earned money. I will not give the link to this website – as I’m not willing to advertise them. Anyway it will disappear in couple of days. The point is not the website, but the whole situation.
So what do we see here?
- A bird in hand is worth two in the bush, meaning people still want a lot of money quickly
- Most of them naive, thinking that in the internet everybody honest
- As naive newcomer – overestimates the cost of their services or their personality
And now, lets go deeply with this bullet points.
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
Dear people wishing to earn online! Asking you to stop hovering in the clouds – you cannot quickly earn a lot of money. That includes internet. Well there is no way in the life that somebody will start pay you golden bars.
Think about it, if reading emails and viewing of advertising could really worth 1$, 3$, 5$ a piece? That so ridiculous!
Those attributes are used by scammers to create their ads. At least knowing that you will be able to distinguish most of them. Usually you are offered inappropriate payment for some actions which can be done by any student of 5th grade. 1$ for reading mail or advertising, 2-10% per day for invested money on something … Really? That might be true if the scammer would like to work in a loss of his own money but his purpose – just get them out of your pocket using your own greed and naivete.
So when you see an attractive ad or website where promised mountains of gold for the wacky action – don’t trust it. And if it says that you still need to invest some money, so in a couple of months to become a millionaire -just close it. This scam is just making you waste your time and money.
About honesty on the Internet
People over there are all sorts, and the Internet – is more than an anthill. Everybody have something in their head. Of course, there are good and honest people out there, but I think you should not trust anyone. I do not call to paranoia, but I’m only asking you to be careful and picky.
Probably half of the sites that offer to earn money in someway – is a scam. They are like mushrooms after rain. They appear in bundles every day, and disappear without a trace, along with the money of naive users. I even suspect that most of them creates a small group of scammers – all sites similar to each other, the same scheme, only the color is different with pictures.Once created and debugged such project, you can clone it as much as you want.
So – majority of those sites are made quite good and beautiful. But it is only at first look. If to look closer, there are a lot of mistakes and absurdities. For example, on the site where my friend got on the front page were serious mistakes in the words, as if the text was not written by very competent people. Serious companies are really taking care about their content, and the texts are written by good copywriters, so there is a small chance you’ll notice mistake. Especially on a front page.
Accepting the offer don’t be lazy to find reviews about it. Just go on Google, write the address of the site or search for the name + word “reviews”. Believe me, you are not the first on this site – before you, there have been a lot others, and if there is cheating, perhaps pissed people have left their thoughts about it. Find them and read. If at the same time there are a lot of bad reviews along with few of good ones – it’s a scam. Good reviews are for sure left by the PR agency or the owners, no one would criticize service where you really supposed to get paid. Caught idea? Always look for reviews!
Take few seconds to check the age of the site. There is a service called “Who is” for that.
That website I mentioned at the beginning, on the main page was about like how well they have worked for a year, and they have thousands of people made thousands of dollars. “Who is” is saying that the age of this site – only 3 weeks! And where are the thousands of satisfied people on earth?
So – before you start dreaming of earned money and panning vacation somewhere on a Hawaii, just make a first step. 5 minutes on checking will save you from even bigger disappointment.
I want to make a lot of money in the Internet!
So many people think like that, but I would like to ask a them a question – “What can you do, and how you can prove it?” Yes, tough, but I ask a clear assessment of themselves and their skills. Everybody starts from a little and then become advanced programmers, designers and copywriters with a huge portfolio.
Therefore, if you are still a beginner – it is simply naive to think that you will immediately begin to earn Benjamins from the first day. That is so good I guided my friend to that website was talking about at the beginning, the site where you can write articles cheap, but with the minimum requirements. As for her, those requirements were not seem very easy. I started just in a same way. And if you start right away with a real customer, who will request to do texts not only highly uniqueness, but also with dozens of keywords and a good relevance? That’s what it is. We should not immediately rush into battle, revealing her terrible penknife …
Yes, you can earn some cash, but to such earnings do not come right away. For better results we need to spend a lot of time in learning and writing. And at the beginning it will be cheap. Life is such as it is. Nobody pays the student with one month practice along with experts with 20 years experience. Right?
The conclusion? You can earn money, but the amount will depend on your experience and knowledge. And if you don’t know how, why do you want to get a lot? Learn, develop yourself, and after some time – you’ll have a vision.
The purpose my article – not to discourage earnings online. On the other side, I want to warn you against scams. Also to remove “rose-colored glasses” to those who think that it is enough to have only desire, and all the money in the world will fall at their feet. Start with something small and gradually move forward, and only then you’ll be awarded. Making money online is possible, but so easy to lose , never forget about it.