Ways To Avoid Scam Online
Since I started my blogging escapades a few years back I noticed something. While there are some programs for bloggers online, I think it’s a fine line to actually call these things scams.
And that’s where things get tricky.
I researched some of the leading blogging platforms and found that while these things may not be scams, they are questionable. Why do you think that is?
And is there a way to avoid scam online?
Think Before You Leap!
Yep, it’s true. You can avoid some of the many scams online but it’s important to do your homework on these things.
Online content programs like Text Broker and Constant Content are just a couple of the writing sites that I would say are somewhat iffy. While I wouldn’t call them scams, I will say that you have to be pretty good at putting up with lots of nonsense to make a dollar with them.
I think anyone who is looking for some kind of writing platform can really benefit by using a program like Fiverr.com. This site is great for someone who offers blogging services and can write halfway decent.
But, you will have to build up your feedback and keep writing. Once you get enough feedback you can really start getting a lot of gigs.
I would suggest for a novice writer to offer a gig of 300-500 words per gig.
I don’t consider Fiverr.com to be a scam and it’s actually a pretty good deal if you’re decent at writing content on various topics.
Use Common Sense When Joining Anything!
Probably the easiest way to avoid scam online is to just use your common sense. If it looks to good to be true, it is.
Not probably is…it is!
I would suggest before joining any program online including blogging platforms, to do your research before committing to anything.
Believe me it will serve you well in the future.
Some of these programs come with all the bells and whistles to make you think it’s all that and a bag of chips. Well, that’s where the scam lies.
You’re basically buying a dream and nothing else.
As far as finding something that’s not a scam I would suggest check out the Ripoff Report online. It’s easy to find just Google Rip Off Report and you will see whether your program is a scam or not.
What Isn’t A Scam These Days?
I can’t really tell you how many online hustles I have run into. I think one of the best has to be a huckster who recently went to prison for selling a book that promotes cures for this and that.
It has to be the worst because people are buying into this crap. In fact this guy had a book that was a top seller.
You may know who I am talking about but I’m not naming names here.
If you want to learn how to avoid scam online and want to get an actual education, you need to go back to school. Or find an online training platform for bloggers that works.
What’s The Best Platform For Bloggers?
I’ll be honest here. If you are trying to avoid online scams, it’s best to avoid 90 percent of the programs designed to make a quick buck.
Sorry to put it that way.
And I realized that making any money online will take a ton on work. Even as a blogger.
I chose a platform that works and it proved to me one of the ways to avoid scam online.
But it takes a lot of work. If you’re truly interested in earning as a blogger I would check out what works for me.
It’s important to find a program that’s been around a while and has a good reputation. Which I did but I also had to write consistently. It was the only way. Check out this cool video on never giving up on your dreams!
If you want to see what works for me and you have the drive to succeed online, check out this post I wrote on blogging for cash online. Blogging For Cash