If you are worried that the earning opportunities you see online are really “make money scams” in disguise? Most of what you’ll find online is up and up. The real challenge is weeding through it all to find something that works effectively for you. Here are some common money making scams that many online marketing newcomers can fall into.
Get Rich Quick:
A lot of experts in online marketing use their stories as proof of what you can do too if you buy their products or services. And while it is probably true that these marketers did make an enormous amount of money in a short time, there are 3 things you should understand about that;
1) They probably were not completely new to the industry when they began making the money. ..
2) They might have used some other techniques or programs to earn them this amount of money (so they might not be revealing everything in what they sell to you…
3) They may have also spent a large amount of money to be able to earn this enormous amount of money. While the products and/or services are most likely valuable and legit, you should not expect them to make you rich quick.
Easy Money generating:
There are quite a handful of automated systems out there. And yea, they are real and certainly, they are easy. But they can easily be expensive and not tremendously effective since they appeal so many people that are trying to go the easy route. The truth is that making money online doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be simple – but getting results does require effort.
Most people start out on the wrong foot with systems that profess to to be easy and profitable. When they aren’t very easy or profitable, it’s easy to stop trying and think of these systems as “make money scams”.
There are many types of legitimate programs (like network marketing or Multi level marketing businesses) that offer you commissions if you recruit others into the business venture. However, if you come across a program that only offers you money if you recruit other members but offers no real service or product, this is a clear-cut pyramid scheme and scam. Luckily, the Federal trade commission is quick to crack down on these types of programs so you shouldn’t run across them too often.
Pay Affiliate Programs:
Some affiliate marketing programs claim that they can make you lots of money, but require you to Buy their product or charge a sign up fee before you can start promoting what they offer. Bear in mind that you do not have to pay for an affiliate product to promote it (although there are reasons you might want to do that). Most affiliate product and service owners will NEVER ask their affiliates to pay money before they earn.
The Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com and Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov offer more information about avoiding rip-offs, plus ways to verify offers and file complaints. Your state attorney general’s office might also have specialized or general information with regard to make money scams.