You tell me something, what would it be like to sit at the comfort of your home and make legitimate income, I mean real money?
Sounds incredibly amazing isn’t it!
Even though this is totally possible when done the right way, “How To Make Money Online SCAMs” are things to always look out for as they are also very rampant just like the legitimate ones.
In fact, the availability of scams is a lot more prevalent than legitimate online business models that actually work.
During your quest to becoming successful in the online world, let this continue to ring at the back of your mind.
No One Is Above Scams, And Anyone Can Be A Victim Of Them—I was, and I still do encounter them.
Therefore, you should Always Be Vigilant and Self Disciplined!
No program or service will have an “I’m a scam Tag” written or placed on it, I have never come across one, and if you have, please let me know (that must be a highly Godly service Lol).
Who knows, I might decide to invest in such online business due to their honesty and sincerity. *winks… pun intended.
That final judgment—whether it is a scam or not—can only be made by you and you alone after you have done your assignment of conducting good research!
Let’s have a look at some most common characteristics and schemes of how to make money online scams.
Make Money Online Scams; Most Common Schemes & Characteristics
I believe you would have stumbled upon some points explained below and maybe you did not even realize they were scams.
Yes, you get it!
That is just how real they seem to be—they are so promising to the point that you wouldn’t mind compromising something of yours to get your hands on them.
Making them work would become your priority!
Moreover, there will be this little voice within your innermost self that would not forsake you. It will continue to whisper bitter truth to you.
Despite that, you would not listen and will keep on ignoring its whispers.
#1 Characteristic – Request Credit Card Information “UPFRONT”, No Values At All, Not Even A Bit!
It is not what you think, they are not that dumb. It is an emotional game I am talking about here.
A Good Example…
Have you ever noticed you buy something from the market, only to get home and ask yourself “why did I even buy this when I’ve got no need for it?”
This is something I personally went through a couple of times simply because I happened to have met some highly enthusiastic, ecstatic, and very friendly salesperson.
At those moments, I was overly carried away with my emotions without bothering about or even thinking whether the products are valuable to me or not. This same thing applies to the online world.
Humans are very weak to emotions, and we most often buy with them.
Make money online scammers knows how to use them well! They play and bring out those emotions in you.
They let you have and see dreams you never could have imagined. Without guiding you through the good and right path to achieve those dreams. Nothing will be told about the legitimate process and methods to be followed.
There is no good foundation at all.
Just imagine Rome being built in A Day… Impossible right? Exactly!
Oh yeah, there’s guidance—a very shady one!
From what I can remember, was told it is a robotic or magical method used by a so-called billionaire or a so-called successful business that is nowhere to be found on the globe.
Next, you would be urged to quickly invest as there are limited offers for the magical method for a limited time.
Surely no one would want to miss on a lifetime opportunity of seeing such astounding dreams come true while experiencing the same success.
Now you have a better picture of this emotional game!
Once you have given your credit card information up front. “ZOOM…” your money is gone in the blink of an eye. Both The Robot And Magical Methods Are Gone, Gone For Life. In Fact, They Never Existed In The First Place.
These scams are often so well organized and executed without leaving any room for suspicion.
Until it is fully accomplished, neither would you realize you have fallen a victim of it, nor would you even imagine it to be a scam.
#2 Characteristics – Too Pricey; “A Very Unreasonable One”
An unreasonable amount is placed on a service that you can get a better value of, on other platforms, for a much lesser price or even for free.
There are some expensive online business models out there that offer great values to their consumers. But scams will not! They are much more focused on ripping people off than providing a particularly good and highly valuable service.
A good tip though, instead of putting yourself in MORE DEBT because you are trying to INVEST in SOMETHING AMAZING.
It is BEST you go for the FREE and the MORE AFFORDABLE ones. I believe TRUE SUCCESS can be achieved online WITHOUT having to BREAK THE BANK.
“That is my sincere advice and recommendation to you.”
Remember success online is SUBJECTIVE! You cannot be so sure when you will be successful and start earning money. What You Put in—in terms of hard work, determination, and consistency—is what you get in the short or long run.
Get Rich Quick Schemes!
I fell for it many times and so are many others. I guess it is because we all want to get rich very quickly or should I say the desperation to find success.
I would like to emphasize this important fact so it remains in your subconscious mind every time!
“Every SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS requires some sort of EFFORT, PATIENCE, TENACITY and even FAILURES. You can’t just put in nothing and expect to receive something (not even a little).”
Albeit the truth that success online could be achieved earlier beyond your expectations and imaginations than in physical business, it is impossible without the help of the things mentioned earlier.
The time it takes to be successful online for every individual varies. For some people, it takes a month. For others, it could take 3 months, 6 months, a year, and even more.
It certainly would not be overnight or within 24 hours or even a few days like some schemes claim. That is an unchangeable fact!
If it promises riches within an unrealistic specified time, “PLEASE, TAKE FLIGHT, As Fast As You Can, Far Away From It, Without Looking Back.
You might be tempted to take it with you if you look back, and the result is a retarded speed and a crashed flight.
Without Get Rich Quick Schemes, the sky is the starting point for you. You can fly as high as you want, no one and nothing can stop you, but, yourself!
A Pyramid & Ponzi Schemes!
Merriam Webster defines a PONZI SCHEME as “An investment swindle in which some early investors are paid off with money put up by later ones in order to encourage more and bigger risks.”
Some people do not consider a PYRAMID SCHEME to be a scam. Notwithstanding, it is still a dishonest act, and is illegal in countries like the US and some other places.
A pyramid scheme is a kind of business where every member are urged to invest their money.
Furthermore, to profit from this, those members must recruit more participants that would also invest their money—sighs* What a pyramid indeed!
A pyramid scheme is like the Ponzi scheme in the sense that, former and earlier investors make their money from the investment of the later recruited ones.
Network marketing or Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a typical example of a PYRAMID SCHEME.
It is only if you are lucky enough to find yourself at the top of this pyramid would you be able to sit back and enjoy the goodies of life.
“TOP OF THE PYRAMID” reminds of a Korean Series titled “Sky Castle” I recently completed. The series depicts different societal issues. And in it was a parent that was so obsessed with his *High School* kids belonging to the society top of pyramid!!…
You could say I now have a pyramid trauma, all thanks to the series and pyramid schemes.
The characteristic of MLM I once come across is the one that urges members to buy starter kits that include new members within it. Which is more like you’re buying new members as your personal referrals.
Every new member would be recommended to get this package, that way the pyramid continues.
Also, within MLM is the buying and selling of low-quality goods that are often over-priced. It is why the scheme is not considered as a scam to some people (those at the pyramid top) since it is working for them.
Of course, scams work for scammers!
I so much despise this regardless of it not being a fraud. Rather, it is more of a business strategy to derive more profit.
As soon as you have dedicated yourself to it, “Bam!” That is it, and before you know it you would be required to even invest more, non-stop.
Eventually, you might have to invest up to or even beyond 400% of your first payment.
With every new level accomplished is another need to pay for the next level upgrade. Or…
Be asked to pay for all sorts of online business secrets that would enable you to achieve a milestone of success. What an absurdity!
Freelance Writing “Scams” AND Transcribing!
Freelance writing is a very legitimate online business you can make money from. There are a lot of people that are profiting from this, and I also know some people whose main source of income is through writing for others online.
Yet you should continue to be vigilant and aware of fraudsters.
Let me give you some reference from my personal experience…
Through November and December last year, I decided to should monetize my writing skills by writing for others while at the same time continue to build out my own website as well.
I registered and joined this well-known legitimate writing platform “Freelancer” placed my bids for different writing job offers, and before the end of the week I landed my first writing gig.
The job needs me to provide about 3 articles ranging from 500 to 2000 words count with an extremely low rate.
Thought that was crazy at first but decided to go for it because I took it as a challenge to better my writing skills and consistency.
A choice was given to me to choose between PayPal and the freelancer platform for a bi-monthly payment.
Without hesitation, I went for PayPal. It is very legitimate and was the most convenient for me.
Filled with lots of excitement, I kept writing daily consistently until my first payment period elapsed.
As of then, I had completed and sent to my employer, a professionally researched ‘29’ awesome keyword rich articles, on entirely different topics, in different niches.
I wrote from romance articles to medical, news, sport, travel, business etc.
Now it was time for my hard-earned money ($500+) to be deposited into my PayPal Account.
You would not imagine what comes next after those good promising times.
Mr. Supervisor/Employer went offline and there was no way I could contact him after that. All his accounts and contacts became inactive and unresponsive.
It really struck me pretty hard. I had already planned to replenish some of my debts with the payment.
That experience was indeed a very bitter reality of the online world for me!
Wouldn’t it have been better if I had published those articles on my websites?
A break down of the return of that:
29 articles = 29 times more free traffic = 29 multiple income streams
How’s that? I don’t get it!
It’s okay I will further explain that…
Google and other search engines love contents a lot, especially high QUANTITY (words count) and QUALITY (Keywords or topic that is being targeted) ones.
If each of those articles is well optimized for the search engines and able to rank on the first pages, a lot more people would be able to see and click through them.
Let’s do the math:
Assume on average I receive 30 free visitors daily on each of the 20 old posts on my website.
30 × 20 = 600 traffic
Now, with the addition of 29 ranked post, now my articles are 49.
30 × 49 = 1470 traffic
More Traffic = More Money
(People must see what you are selling before they can buy it)
Keep in mind the above is only for the sake of calculations, it could be much more than that.
Consistently posting good lengthy articles allows Google to trust you more. And what happens after you have given something your trust? You refer more people to it!
Back On Track…
Transcribing is an online business model in which you are given an audio file to transcribed and re-write into written words. It allows the eye impaired individuals to be able to see, read and understand what is being said by a speaker.
The intention behind this is quite awe-inspiring beautiful.
But when it comes to monetization, it is annoyingly discouraging. Most transcribing gigs pay around $15 for an hour of a long audio file.
It is quite a bit tricky, you cannot (it is impossible to) transcribe an hour of an audio file within an hour.
According to the standard, it takes about an hour to completely transcribe a 15-minute recording.
And for 1-hour recording, it takes between 5 to 6 hours. All of which is only practical if you are a professional. A newbie and medium level transcriber would spend more time than that.
I can remember my first series of audio transcription (about four minutes recordings for each). They all took me nothing less than 1 hour.
My transcribing experience brought me back to the realization of the importance of having my own website. A place I can always produce contents while leveraging them to produce passive income.
A much better and a more lucrative choice!
Do not let the fact that how to make money online scams are rampant hinder you from working towards establishing your own online business.
Remember, scams have always existed even before the world wide web came into existence. Therefore, your strive towards success in the online world should be taken more seriously than ever before.
Never Give Up!
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It is “A light that brought me back on track after going through a series of dark scamming schemes.”
What do you think? Have you ever experienced or come across any of these scams? Which one do you think you might not be able to detect before reading this post?
Tell us about your experience in the comment section below. Or You can ask any question related to the topic. We would love to hear and learn from you.
I hope and believe soon enough you will find the success you’re looking for!
To your awaiting success… Tohin