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Be Wary Of Get Rich Scams
If you’re looking to earn an income online I have to tell you to be wary of get rich scams because they are a dime a dozen on the internet. Unfortunately this means they are easy to create and dupe people into buying them. In fact some of these scams are well thought out and created by some brilliant minds. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were created by a therapist who ran out of work and knows how to talk their way into anyone’s head. No offense to therapist but some of these scams are absolutely brilliant. Now does that mean they work? NO, not in the least bit. So, what type of scams are there out there you should be looking out for?
Research Any Online Program First
Don’t get scammed!
As far as being wary of get rich scams goes, you really need to look further into anything that’s asking you for money up front. In that case, I would definitely be wary and walk away and fast. But, if you’re not convinced that something that looks enticing is a scam do yourself and your wallet a favor. Do a full rip off report search as well as a Google search for the company in question. Look for reviews and specifically the negative ones. Look to see how long the program has been in business. Do, they have a physical address? Is there a contact number you can call? You should always do your due diligence before signing up for any online program and especially if there is a payment required for signup. If it feels wrong, more than likely it is.
What Really Works Online?
Your Blogging Business Starts Here!
Previously, I talked about a few different scams and while some of them pertain to blogging the way to be wary of get rich scams is really to use basic common sense. I have looked into a number of different ways to earn online from rev shares to writing for content sites and while some of these may not necessarily be considered outright scams, they do appear to be pretty shady. And if they want you to dump a bunch of money into them I would definitely call them a possible scam. For bloggers we are lucky, especially if you use affiliate marketing and write your own blog posts. It’s pretty hard to get scammed going that route. Granted, blogging for a living is not easy work and you won’t get rich doing it at first but the reward does come down the road.
Getting Rich Quick Is A Scam Itself
Need I say more?
Now, to be honest I don’t believe there is a get rich method out there to make money. It just doesn’t exist unless of course you think up one of these scams and to be honest most are shut down before they even make any substantial money. Case in point. Recently a popular rev share company was shut down by the SEC. This company had thousands of members and actually stayed afloat for a couple years with no issues. But, as the true nature of the business came to light, everything came crashing down around it. And the amazing thing is even after it was shut down some of the members were so brainwashed that they donated to the owners defense fund and thought they may actually get back in operation. So, scams do exist all over the world and because of the internet you can be scammed from someone or some group thousands of miles away.
Trust Your Instincts
You Can Earn Online But Pick Choose Carefully
You’re probably wondering why I am writing about these scam sites on my blogging tips for newbies website. Well, it’s because people I have talked to who were looking to blog for a living have mentioned that they fell prey to numerous online scams. As far as becoming a blogger, I tell them that it takes time to develop an authority in any particular niche and definitely doesn’t happen overnight. It’s not a get rich scam and takes a lot of work.
So, now you know about scams and how they can develop and even flourish for a certain amount of time before going down the drain. It’s important to research any company you’re considering joining and if you’re looking to blog for a living just make sure you’re joining a company that has some backbone if you go that route. On the other hand you can always buy your own hosting and domain, research affiliate marketing on your own and hope for the best. Personally, I started with the Wealthy Affiliate and it’s really helped me learn and apply what I have learned to build this blog to what it is today. And this blog has risen through the Alexa ranks well and has a good amount of daily traffic. I do try and promote the Wealthy Affiliate through this website but I truly believe this is a platform that is heads above the rest when it comes to training and resources to start and keep running your own blog site. Plus it’s a lot of fun.
Ok everybody, that’s all I have to say but definitely be wary of get rich scams. There are a lot of them out there and in times that are economically challenging I guarantee you will see some keep popping up. To your blogging success!