You may be asking yourself how you’ll know which sites are legit to work on and which are total rip-offs.
You will have noticed that many people are not fond of the idea of making money online and if you were to ask them, ‘Why?’. Chances are, they have been a victim of one scam or the other. So I understand why they would be sceptical of such and so to make it easier, here are a few tips on how to avoid and identify such scams.
You’ll be making money within minutes.
This get-rich-quick scam is one of the most common and easier traps to fall for. Given everyone is looking for ways to make quick easy cash this becomes the most attractive promise.
However, that is not how making money online works. Some of these sites are overly ridiculous and claim you’ll become rich in 4 steps. Such claims should raise a red flag.
They don’t mention what you’ll be doing
Making money online is like anything else. It’s a process that requires work and you have to learn how to do it. Now the normal way of purchasing things online is when you know exactly what you are paying for. This is a process scammers don’t do.
They directly ask for your money on the spot. They claim to only reveal the “secret” AFTER you’ve paid. Let’s be honest, there is no secret anywhere. Making money online requires skills, knowledge, training and practice.
Legit money making sites will explain what it is they are going to teach you and how.
“$1 Trial and Money Back Guarantee”
Once you are offered something at a low cost, you need to question its value. Why would something of value and significance cost you so little? But knowing a lot of people, what’s $1 right? So people get tricked into paying. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t purchase discounted products or money back guarantees. Let me just mention that you won’t feel bad when they don’t pay you back your dollar because you’ll just see it as a dollar.
Now if this company had 10,000 people see their ad on a daily and actually pay that $1, they have just made $10,000. What comes after you pay is not their concern. Not only have they got your $1, they have put you down as a “buyer with intent”. Be vigilant when it comes to your credit card. It should be noted though, that not every $1 trial is a scam. Which brings us to the next trick to look out for.
They Don’t have a legitimate way to get in touch
NB: LEGITIMATE COMPANIES HAVE INFO ABOUT THEMSELVES. FROM WHO OWNS THE COMPANY, TO WHO MANAGES IT. If you come across a site where they claim that after a week or so you’ll be earning about 5-6 figures and they have some dodgy email, raise that red flag. You have to be able to contact the company for any enquiries, especially before you purchase anything.
Lookout for pages such as “About Us”, “Contact us” etc. there should be detailed information before you consider anything. Ask questions, especially about the program and how and why it works.
Product vs. Lifestyle
Here’s another easy rip-off to spot. This scam aims to get you as interested as possible. Most people’s dreams are to retire well with a nice big house, a fancy car and vacation after vacation. Well, that’s what some sites do. Their webinars, presentations down to their posters and videos are filled with exotic cars in a driveway, huge homes and piles of money just chilling in the background as if to say it’s normal.
A luxurious lifestyle is earned and worked for. Not bought with $1. You do get people that earn an income online and live fairly extravagant lives but those people don’t flaunt it. Most people who earn money online live pretty normal lives. Raise the red flag if you see a program that is plastered with mansions, fancy cars and yachts.
“It’s Limited” the use of Scarcity Tactics
We all know that the online world is on a roll and new things come up every day. Scammers then take this opportunity. The use of scarcity is the essential force that drives this sort of scam. However, when one thinks about it, how does one run out of online information? Is it possible for a digital download to be scarce? In this case, one can clearly see that scarcity id purely manufactured when it comes to scams.