Monday, December 15, 2014

Avoiding Internet Money Making Scams in 5 Quick Lessons

There are a lot of get rich quick, money making scams on the Internet. And, let's face it, a lot of people would just love to actually find a way to make easy money. Unfortunately, opportunities to make easy money are indeed a very rare find.

If some things seem to be too good to be true, then guess what. they probably are too good to be true. And if they want a lot of money up front in order for you to seize this great opportunity, then you really might want to proceed with extreme caution. You see, they will make money regardless as to whether you will or not. So if you go belly up, it really doesn't matter to them. Hey, they've already made their money. So, lesson number one is: if they want money up front be extra cautious.

Many scams will tell you how easy it will be to make their "system" work. the truth is that it is often difficult to make their system work and usually requires a lot more effort than they let on. There is really no such thing as easy money. now there is absolutely nothing wrong with hard work. I work hard on a number of things. But if that hard work is really not the kind of work you really want to be spending your time on, you will probably have a difficult time motivating yourself to do it. You will then have a very hard time trying to be successful and you probably won't put in the time necessary in order to succeed at it. Lesson number two is: if you can't see yourself having the motivation to do it, you probably won't be able to motivate yourself to do it.

One big thing on the Internet is Multi-Level Marketing, or MLM. this in a big one, let me tell you. MLM is highly dependent upon you getting people to go along with what you are doing. Let's say that you by the products. Well, the guy that got you to sign up will get a percentage of what you make and the guy that got him into it will get a percentage of what he makes. The key is to get a lot of people below you to sing on. If you are not really a social person capable of motivating people to sign on, you will fail. Some of these "programs" require a fee to get started. then you get a "starter kit" which basically consists of various things like a business card, brochures, a website created from templates (that look like everybody else's who signs up) and other things. Some may even allow you to have your own domain name to. Lesson number three is: MLM requires just as much time and effort as any other thing you try to be successful at and you need to be a salesman. If you don't have a salesman's personality, you will fail.

Some people will try to sell you an e-book with all of these wonderful ways to make money on the Internet. Some actually go for utterly ridiculous prices too. Some will give you resell rights that you can get a commission on. so the only way you really end up making money, in the end, is from reselling the e-book. I'm not saying you can't make money from the information given in the e-books but it usually is not as nearly as easy as they let on. Lesson number 4: many e-books contain valuable information that can help you in business but if the business itself relies mostly upon you selling that same e-book, you just might have yourself a scam here.

Another way they can get your money is setting you up for affiliate programs and creating a website for you to sell things from your own site. First of all, you can sign up for a lot of affiliate programs on your own, you don't need someone to do that for you. as far as having your own website, you can go to sites like GoDaddy and get an account with your own domain name and use some of their site building tools to create one yourself. You can save a lot of money. Also, just because you have a website, it does not mean that people will go there. So you still have to generate a load of traffic to really make money. They don't tell you about that part. Lesson number five is: if you can do it yourself to a competent level, don't pay someone else to do it for you.

Can money truly be made on the Internet by your average Joe? Yes it can. But Joe needs to do a little research and maybe even acquire some skills an expertise in certain things in order to be able to do it. if Joe has the time and the drive, Joe will do just fine. but Joe needs to be careful too and not fall for every so-called "opportunity" that comes along.

I have written an e-book on the subject of making money on the Internet. And, no, it does not require you to resell it in order to make money. Although, if you like it, I sure would appreciate it if you recommended it to people you know. The book is available on and is mainly about avoiding scams. It also gets into the number, the specifics and the truth about making money on the Net. It is called: All About the Numbers: The Truth About Making Money on the Internet [Kindle Edition]  The book sells for only 99 cents, so that pretty much tells you that the book itself is not a scam. the real scams will charge up to $30 for their books. anyway, if you don't buy the book, you at least have the five tips i have provided in this article. Good luck.

Photo Credit: Image created by Bob Craypoe, also known as R. L. Crepeau 

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