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Work At Home Questions and Answers

There are a number of questions that tend to be repeated. So we've decided to create this page to better serve you.

Be sure to read ALL the questions and answers on this page before emailing us. Yes I know the page is as long as the Bible. But isn't it worth spending a few minutes reading advice that may help you avoid scams and spending money you don't have? The choice is yours! Feel free to share this page with others.

1. Is or or or A Scam?

Sorry for the excessive use of Blah Blah. But there are so many variations of those typing, data entry, rebate processing and paid survey websites that listing them all would just take up the whole page. But here's the thing, no matter what the website url is, if your question is about a data entry, typing, paid survey or some processing website you're thinking about investing money in, you should do the following:

  1. Listen to my audio about these so-called opportunities:
  2. Visit our work at home scams page and follow the steps listed there to do your own research on any of the sites you were thinking of paying.
  3. Invest your money in real work at home sites that aren't trying to mislead you such as:,,

Let me say this, I'm very proud of you that you're willing to invest in yourself to secure work at home. That in itself  has already set you apart from your competition. But hopefully after listening to my audio & doing your scam research you've realized that your money is better spent on companies that aren't trying to mislead you such,,

2. Why does every website or company want me to pay them money to work at home?

  • They don't. Many times work at home seekers are running into work at home ebooks or so-called systems and not actual jobs. The authors of these ebooks are charging you for the information in their books or systems. You're not actually paying to work for them. Now with that said, I have found that many of these ebooks are misrepresenting what they're giving you. They make it seem like you're being hired by companies they represent but in reality, all they're selling you is information that can readily be found on the internet if you know where to look. For some of you, the ebooks will prove helpful. But for most of you who want a job, I would suggest avoiding buying any of these products and apply to legitimate no cost jobs listed on our Work At Home Companies or our Legitimate Work At Home Job Leads page. which is our free work at home job search engine is also another great place to find jobs for free!
  • As a work at home seeker you'll also run into legitimate websites like our own which are heavily supported by ads that are usually displayed by Google or some other company. Most of these ads are obviously business people trying to make money selling you some system or ebook. So if you run into this on your favorite work at home site, it's not that the owners are recommending these opportunities. Most website owners have their own recommended opportunities and will usually write about them in articles as we do. So in our case, unless we've written an article specifically recommending an opportunity don't assume that any ad you may click on is backed by our site because it's not. We strongly encourage you to use the scam section on to research any company asking you for money! Hopefully now you'll understand that your favorite work at home website isn't supporting or encouraging scams. With time companies like Google and other affiliate networks that deliver these ads on your favorite sites will have more resources to get rid of some of the more questionable ads and companies. But right now it's a daunting task. So just educating yourself with our scam information should help you avoid a lot of the crap!
  • And finally Home Based Business opportunities are also confused with jobs. So let's clarify this so you don't make any assumptions about legitimate companies that are offering you the chance to be your own boss. A home based business opportunity is like any company. Companies can't get started without money to buy supplies, hire employees, advertising , etc. A home based business involves the same start up process except you're working out your home instead of paying for office space or hiring employees. But you still need supplies which often time is sold to you by the company that recruited you. So in this scenario, it makes total sense they would ask you for money to get started. After all can you start a McDonald's for free? Exactly. Now with that said, the same rules apply about doing your research using our scam section on Some companies offering home based businesses are very shady so as always do your research and you can't get scammed!

3. Where can I find legitimate no cost data entry or typist work at home jobs?

Bonus Tip: If you're really serious about typing at home then one job I suggest which has great availability is Medical Transcription (Typing). It does mean you need to invest in training. I know that is a turn off to many people because of the money situation. And I really do feel your pain. I felt the same way initially. But then it dawned on me. I and millions of other put ourselves in debt to go to college or graduate school because we knew it meant we would get better paying jobs than without it. Eventually I was able to pay off my college debt because I got a good job.

The same can be said with Medical Transcription. Invest now and it will pay off in the future. If you don't believe me just check out how many more jobs are available for Medical Transcription than there are for those highly chased but rarely acquired data entry and typing jobs. Now if you want to ice skate up hills like everyone else and try to find a data entry or typing job, then by all means knock yourself out. The information is here on the site. But for those of you who want every advantage to help you secure being home with your family and not having to explain yourself to a boss who doesn't value family time, then I would suggest you request some free training information today. Then go to your local library or search the web for scholarships or grants that you can use to pay for this training. In some cases with a government scholarship or grant, you may not have to pay the money back. So at the very least there is no real reason not to explore the options . It doesn't cost you anything to do that much. At the end of the day you'll be more likely to work at home then everyone else chasing their tails for data entry and typing jobs that rarely exist.

4. How Can I Make Money Right Now?

  • It all depends on you. Have you already limited yourself to one type of industry such as data entry and typing? If you said yes, then I don't really have many options for you because landing those jobs is like winning the lotto…Damn near impossible! But if you're like some of my long time visitors who are willing to take action then you too can be successful at making money at home right now by taking action on one or more of the following non-traditional work at home opportunities:
  1. Message Board “Typist”
  2. At Home Product Testers
  3. Focus Group Participants
  4. Survey Taker
  5. Virtual Assistant
  6. Proof Reader
  7. Work At Home Ad Typist / Affiliate
  • With that said, I've also noticed that people with highly specialized technical skills like web design, programming or graphic design can make tons of money relatively fast using freelance websites (,,, I hire these type of people all the time for projects I have for my site. Again their skills are in demand and there are a lot of jobs available unlike low skilled jobs like data entry or typing. So there is a reoccurring theme here folks.

5. How Can I Tell If A Company or Website Is A Scam?

  • I get this question a lot and it's always very easy for me to answer. Just follow the yellow brick road to our scam research page!  Any time someone emails me a question about a company, all I'm doing is following the steps listed on my scam page. Trust me you don't need me or anyone else to tell you if a company is a scam if you follow the steps on the scam page. My rule of thumb is if it sounds too good to be true then chances are it is. And if there is a fee involved I'm even less inclined to consider it unless it's the situation I listed in question 1 where it's a home based business opportunity and even then, the scam research page process is still used. And even if there is no fee involved I still do research because of the wire transfer and payment processing scams that run rampant on the web. You can also find some common scams we've run into on the following page.

6. What Work At Home Jobs Or Opportunities Do You Recommend Or Have Tried?

7. I'm disabled & no one wants to hire me to work at home. Where can I find a work at home job?

  • This question came up a lot so we created a whole page with resources for you to find work at home. So visit our Work At Home For The Disabled page.

8. I live outside the U.S. can you help me find work at home?

9. Would you hire me to work at home?

  • Yes if you have the skills I need. I'm always in need of affordable graphic designers or programmers. Unfortunately i don't have a need for a typist or data entry person. But if you have some other ways you think you can work for my company then feel free to email me your proposal. Just don't email me about a typing or data entry job.

10. Do you think is a scam?

  • LOL, sorry about that website address. But it was the only way i could come up with to relay any site you may ask me about. There is is this misconception that I'm a scam expert. I do know my way around work at home and scams but the techniques I use to research any  company to determine if they're a scam isn't a secret. I made it available to you on our  work at home scams page. Most of the time when you guys ask my opinion on a given website, I just follow the techniques on the scam page. So no need to wait on me, just head to work at home scams page to get the answer to your question right now.

11. Are checking cashing, wire transferring or check processing jobs a scam?

  • Yes they are scams no matter how good they sound. This is one of the hottest scams right now. People let their guards down because the company doesn't ask you for money. Instead they're giving you checks to cash and in return you get to keep some money for yourself. (Usually 10%) How nice of these companies, right? Wrong! You'll end up losing tons of money and having your bank drop you like a bad habit. If you want more details about this scam visit our scam page of course by click here. The articles you should read are as follows:Fake Checks & Wire Transfer ScamsDerby House Fabrics Bookkeeper Job Scam!

12. Are cash gifting, cash leveraging or cash giving work at home opportunities scams?

  • Does a squirrel have nutty poop? Yes they are. I know this for a fact because the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has a whole section on it. Click here to read my article about this scam.

13. If you're so against scams, why do I see some scam ads or opts on your sites?

  • That's a great question and I'm happy you asked. First and foremost I don't personally recommend any scams. Here's what's happening on our site and pretty much any site supported by ads. I and many other website owners spend hours, days, weeks and months providing you with informative articles, videos, pre-screened job leads and scam prevention tips. Most of us do this without charging you a fee because we understand you're struggling to make money and usually don't have it to invest in this information even if it's worth every penny.But alas like you we have kids to feed and bills to pay. So since we don't want to charge you, we join networks like Google and many others that pay us to place their ads on our website. Do we always necessarily agree or approve of all the ads that are often automatically displayed on our sites? Of course not. If you read our articles and scam section we make it very clear what we feel about some these opportunities. The hope is that if you do click on an ad and run into one of these sketchy companies, you'll remember one of our articles and make the right decision.  But if we really wanted you to buy into these scammy products, then obviously we wouldn't write articles warning against them. So that's the fine balance we as website owners have to juggle running sites like this.So please keep this in mind when you visit a work at home website. Ads on their site doesn't equate to personal recommendations. On this site I make it very clear what I recommend via my articles and I'll flat out tell you to give something a try if I feel its worth it. But other than those situations you should safely assume that I haven't recommended these companies. In which case go and do your research on our scam section and proceed with caution.  Hey, even with the stuff I do recommend do your own research. You may still not agree with my opinion, the company may have changed, or I could end up being wrong. It's about using your best judgment and weighing various information sources to get a full picture. You never want to be in situation where you're just following everyone that cries scams or marketers that recommends everything. Its about balancing out information to get a clearer view of a company.At the end of the day if you don't want to deal with ads at all then invest in a site like So you do have choices. I'd love to give you all the information I do for free, but guess what? Money doesn't grow on trees and we have to earn it too. As folks looking to make money at home, I am sure you can now appreciate our given circumstances. Hopefully this clarifies any confusion and provides you with a better understanding of how free sites like this work. The fact of the matter is that every free website that provides good content and value is supported by sponsored ads (AOL, CNN, etc) but the only difference is that the work at home industry has way more sketchy type of advertisers than a news site might have.Hope this makes sense.

14. What should I do if I've been scammed?

  • Well it all depends. There is something that should be said about being “scammed” before going into solutions. This industry is full of people that cry scam at the drop of a dime. If you joined a home based business opportunity and you couldn't make it work for you and earn money, that doesn't necessarily make it a scam. I can buy a blockbuster franchise and end up losing tons of money because of various reasons. That doesn't make blockbuster a scam. It means that I failed for whatever reason and have to accept responsibility for that. But if I purchased an ebook that claims to provide me with typing jobs and then it ends up being some dude tricking me into affiliate marketing then that is a company that is guilty of misleading you. This would be considered a scam by most. So please be honest with yourself before taking action on a company.Okay so now that's out of the way, the first thing to do if you're scammed is try to contact the company you feel has wronged you. Give them an opportunity to rectify the problem. Let them know in great detail why you think you've been had. And most importantly provide them with options that would appease you. You also need to provide the consequences of what will happen if they don't rectify the situation which is pretty much reporting them to sites like ours and having their reputation ruined. Allow time for an email response from the company (More than 24hrs). If they do contact you, provided them with definitive time frame for an acceptable solution (3-5 business days) . If the company fails to comply, then contact your credit card company right away and have them reverse the charges. Then visit one of the top 5 scam fighting website and spread this company's dirty laundry to the world so no one else has to go through that.Now if you didn't pay by credit card, than you're pretty much screwed. But you could report this company to the top 5 scam fighting sites. This is a great way to get back at this company because many more people will be warned which may lead to their business being shut down because of a lack of new prey. Alternatively, the Feds may also step in and shut these guys down based on the feedback provided by many users like you. And if that happens you may actually get your money back if they seize the scam artist's assets.  So that's what you should if you've been scammed.

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Eddy Salomon - September 23, 2011 Reply

Thanks for chiming in and not doing self promotion here.
We appreciate your consideration and feedback.

Eddy Salomon - March 18, 2011 Reply


Don’t do it to yourself. First off, I rarely trust any advertisements online especially when it comes to making money. You should treat them like TV commercials which is with a healthy skepticism or flat out ignore them.

When I’m on clixsense, I’m there to make my money. Most of the advertisers are promoting garbage. That being said it’s good you did your research. But as I’ve said in my scam video if what you’re reading is causing you to doubt the legitimacy of the company, there is absolutely no reason to risk it. I don’t care if it’s a dollar trial. Anyone that has read some of the scams on my scam page knows that’s a common ploy for forced continuity where they pop up some other additional higher fees in a few days.

Don’t let desperation or the desire for fast money blind you from your common sense. Always follow your gut in this situation. Focus on opportunities that are proven and have balanced feedback. No opportunity is perfect. Once I hear totally glowing reviews with no negative feedback, I know it’s garbage and just the members PURELY pushing it to get paid.

You’ll notice even when I write reviews about companies I like, I’ll stil mention the cons because every company has them and one should be aware of them before joining. So my suggestion is to pass. But do what you feel is best. Be careful with your need for fast, easy income. That’s a recipe for being victimized in this industry.

Jill - March 17, 2011 Reply

Firstly, I’ve been all over this website. It’s a great resource for me. I’ve recently had a son and am finding that my long-time desire to stay home with my children has turned to heartache at the thought of having to go back to work and leave him with strangers at daycare. The trouble is that my husband’s income alone is just not enough to cover all the bills. So I’m gung ho to find some income and fast. But I of course want everything. I don’t want to sacrifice alot of my typical day to working at home because I want to be able to enjoy time with the boy. Anyway… I’m interested to know if anyone knows anything about a company called Global Success Club. It showed up on clixsense and I got sucked in. It kind of sounds too good to be true so i did my research but I’m not coming up with anything to make me decide either way. I tried all the scam research suggested. I can’t find anything legitimately negative, but all the really positive stuff seems like it’s people who are already part of the club and want me to sign up thru them. I’m not sure if those are legitimate positive responses, you know? There is a cost to be a member, a monthly cost, which is of course reduced right now. But the income potential has me sucked in, so the 14-day trial sounds good to me to test it, but then they want a $1 donation to try for 14 days. And that makes me wonder if there will be unexpected surprise charges that i’ve heard can happen. I thought maybe if they would take payment thru paypal i could protect myself, but they only take credit cards. So bottom line, i keep flip flopping because some stuff sounds good and some stuff doesn’t. just wondering if anyone might have any personal insight into this website. Thoughts?

Anonymous - December 13, 2010 Reply

um ok im on the site thanks eddy that helps alot ^_^

JenFoley23 - December 13, 2010 Reply

can someone help me? im 17 n a highschool drop out trying to get the money to get a job so i can get my GED n go to collage is this site for real or what can a 17 year old do this? idk if i can or not can someone help me plz

Jessica Bacon - December 7, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,
I recently stumbled upon your website because I am searching for at home part time work to supplement my full time job. I am in my mid 20’s and figured it’s never a bad time to start planning for the future. I work as a retail assistant manager and for now I have room for growth and I enjoy it, but what about when I’m 40 or 50. I can’t keep working those late nights dealing with high school kids that don’t want to work on Saturday nights. Plus I want to be able to have my own bakery one day. I don’t mind working, but I’ll be the boss and can really customize the experience I want every customer to have. This is one of the many reasons why I have started to do research and learn about being an affiliate.

This last year has been a financial stress for me; who hasn’t been financially stressed for the last year. You, I I have gained so much knowledge from you site in just the two days I have been visiting ( I tend to read til I get information I have checked out many of your recommended non traditional work at home suggestions and have realized that for me my time is better spent doing research to be an affiliate. I have also applied for some writing positions as well. I think that’s more of my thing. I completely understand that this is going to take time, so why not start now. I at least have a job to sustain me while I learn on my free time. I unfortunately don’t have the money to drop every month for WA just yet, considering I came to the internet to make money, not spend it. I figured I would learn what I can and get my feet wet and then build from there as I go along eventually leading me to join WA. Do you think there is any harm in posting a website just as a starter to get it out there with one product at least?

Just as you are, I am more of a visual learner. I can read and process the information, but prefer to do something hands on or see it. I would like to dabble in product affiliate marketing. I believe I understand the basic concept, mostly from your dog spray reference, but would like to see what an affiliate website looks like. I have probably seen one over the years, but never knew I was looking at one. Can you provide the address to one of your websites or a popular one that you know? They always say to imitate those that are successful. Are there any free sites that you recommend for training or tools? I saw a few of them in your articles and have taken note of them. And yes I do read your articles all the way through…lol. I just haven’t gotten to them all yet.

Do you need multiple websites to promote different products/companies? And will I need a tax ID number for tax purposes and declaring myself as a business? I know these questions may be a long way off, but I want to know what I am getting into. I have a general understanding about this from being an independent contractor as a childrens theater actor. I started a blog a few years back in hopes that I can generate traffic and make money off the ads, but I wasn’t financially stable to invest my time into promoting the blog or did I know how to make a professional looking website. Upon starting this blog, I did a lot of research about marketing and starting a business, so that’s where most of my knowledge comes from. Even now I have concerns about making a website, let alone making it look professional or even posting banners etc. to it, but I have the patience and the willingness to learn how to do all those things that I didn’t have then. Any advice other than all the great knowledge you have given would be greatly appreciated. I will continue to check back and learn more everyday.

I still might have to get a regular part time job in the meantime 🙁 lol but I gotta do what I gotta do.

Thanks for sharing your blessings with us. It’s great knowing that we have someone who we can ask questions to to help build our knowledge for success. Not many would share info like this for free obviously with all the scams and “scams” that are out there. I hope that one day I can bless others when I have been blessed with success.


Do you know any good websites that can tell you whats a good niche market to get into? I have a few passions that I know I will get excited about, but that doesn’t mean they will make a good affiliate program. I don’t want to do something that is destined for failure. Thanks.

    Eddy Salomon - December 8, 2010 Reply


    I totally applaud your excitement. I also appreciate that you’re taking a lot of time to read through the material. So great job. However you’re trying to run before you’ve even learned to crawl with this affiliate marketing thing. If you’re serious about this then you need to see your training as an investment not an expense although for tax purposes it will be. lol

    Slapping up a free website and throwing on a product isn’t going to make you any money. Without knowing how to get traffic and the techniques to market, you’re just one of millions of people that do the same thing and don’t see a dime. So many would be affiliates do the same thing every day usually after reading one of my articles but soon realize it’s not that simple. So my suggestion is to try some of the non-traditional opportunities or get a few writing jobs (many of which we add here daily: Take the money you earn from that and invest in some training. Then consider creating a website, finding a niche, etc and all the stuff that sites like WA teaches you.

    Understanding the general concept is easy especially when I give the type of examples I do. But applying it is a whole other ball game. Going it alone isn’t suggested. It takes a lot longer and you end making mistakes that could have been avoided. Been there and done that and I don’t suggest it for others. I’m vehement about training not so much for the commission but more so because I know it’s what helped me succeed. I also know if I would have taken the advice I’m giving you know earlier, I would probably be a billionaire or millionaire by now. lol

    So your intentions are great, but I wouldn’t suggest approaching it the way you’re suggesting. Focus on a writing job or some of the non-traditional stuff first. Then re-invest that money back into your own training.

    Good luck.

Eddy Salomon - December 6, 2010 Reply

You’re welcome Candice. I’m confident if you take the time to really read the website and the comments, you’re going to learn a lot and do very well working at home. It’s a lot of reading but it pays off for the people that are serious about working at home and put the effort to absorb the information and run with it. Good luck to you and God bless!

Eddy Salomon - December 5, 2010 Reply

Hey Candice,

You’re welcome. I’m so sorry to hear how often and bad you’ve been scammed the last couple of years. I wish you would have found our site sooner.

In terms of your question, you need to read the following article which I specifically designed for such questions:

Once you’ve read that then I suggest you start searching our job page daily: which is updated regularly with pre-screened work at home jobs. You should be able to land something in the next few weeks or months assuming you have the skills that are in demand.

In the mean time you can start making some money right now with my non-traditional work at home opportunities via my recommendations page: It won’t be a lot but it’s a start. Furthermore when combined together this can make you some decent money as recently illustrated by one of my loyal subscribers here:

At the end of the day everything you need to succeed is already on this site. In addition to the pages above I suggest you read our work at home guide as well: If you keep focused on the resources we provide here you will find success and probably avoid any more scams.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Candice - December 6, 2010 Reply

    Hi Eddy,

    Thank you so much for getting back to me and giving me some direction on how I can begin earning some money as soon as possible. I will start reviewing the links you provided me with as soon as possible and at the same time I’ll do my best to become familiar with your site and all that it has to offer. Thank you again for creating and continually updating this site for people such as myself. With so many sites out there that scam people, it really is refreshing and comforting to find a site that actually wants to help people instead of hurt them. You truly are a godsend and I appreciate and enjoy your candor with every blog and response that you write. Keep up the great work. God bless!

Candice - December 4, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,

First and foremost I would like to thank you for all the work you put into this website and the tremendous effort you make to help people find legitimate work at home. God Bless you for that! Here is my dilemma and question to follow. I am a single mother of three young children, one of which is autistic, and I have been looking for legitimate work at home for almost 4 years now. In that amount of time I have fallen victim to my fair share of scams and have lost money that I could not afford to lose. I have managed to survive these past several years by refinancing my home several times, draining all of my savings and living off of tax return money to name a few. I currently work full time however my salary is not enough to cover my monthly expenses. I am now finding myself at the end of the road so to speak. I have enough money to sustain myself and my children for another couple of months but after that I will have no way to pay for most of my expenses. So my question to you is this. What type of job and or company could you recommend that would enable me to earn a decent size income immediately? I currently fall short $2,000 -$3,000 per month in income. Any suggestions? In reading some of your responses to other questions, I don’t think the Affiliate Marketing is something that would work for me being that you’ve said that a person could put countless amount of hours in and not make a dime. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not the type of person that is looking for a get rich quick scheme. I am willing to work hard but because of my dire financial position, I cannot put tremendous effort into something that is not going to generate an immediate return/income. Any thoughts or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Scott - September 2, 2010 Reply

I am looking for a legitamate work at home position, without having to buy anything or sign up for anything. Can anyone help?

lynette - June 14, 2010 Reply

I would like to comment on your website, its very impressive and it gives folks the opportunity to be able to a legit work from home job and it is a relief to able to find a website that you can trust and I thank you. My question to you is I currently live in the Maryland area and it is a little difficult to find a job to work from home, I have noticed that some of these job offers states different states that qualifiy for the employment that they are advertising. Any suggestions for me? Thank You in advance.

Patrick - June 8, 2010 Reply

Hey Eddy,
Just wanted to say thanks for the great website here at workathome. And especially for your patience with this skeptic LOL. Also I joined WA through this site. You weren’t joking. You definately have to put some elbow grease into this thing to make it in IM ! Thanks again. 🙂

    Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2010 Reply


    Thanks for the kind words! I’m accustomed to dealing with skeptics. lol As long as they’re open minded, it’s not a bad thing. It’s the hard headed people that are hell bent on their prejudices about this industry that I can’t really work with. Congrats on joining WA. At least you know I’m a straight shooter. Too often people try to sugar coat this affiliate marketing industry which sets up people for failure. I’m brutally honest so you know what to expect and it scares away people that shouldn’t be in this. So I’m happy you appreciate it. But like I said, for those who are willing to work hard and stick this through, the rewards can be so sweet. So I hope that will be your end result. Good luck either way.

michelle - March 1, 2010 Reply

@Colleen W:
I get three of those checks a year and i talked to my bank and they said i need to turn them into the bank whenever i get them.@eddysalomon:

rebecca - February 24, 2010 Reply

I was wondering if you knew of a work at home assembly job that is not a scam, if you have any recommendations for them.

    Eddy Salomon - February 25, 2010 Reply

    Hi Rebecca,

    You may want to try
    It’s not a job but you can get paid to sell arts and crafts. I hope this helps.

    Good luck.


William B Dean - December 6, 2009 Reply

Has anyone seen this one from Mirax Finance Group, Munich, Germany? Oliver Reinz human resources manager promises $3,200 /mo for data entry, distributing financial reports, bank statement reconciliations, financial transactions, etc. They are supposed to open U.S. offices next year. The job is called “Junior Accountant”–they even have phone numbers and addresses in Munich. Bill Dean

Lowell Christensen - November 23, 2009 Reply

Thanks for that! You really have covered all the bases with this site.

Lowell Christensen - November 20, 2009 Reply

Eddy… have you done any reviews on Cash Crate. I believe it’s legit, but am wondering if the claims some people are making about how much they made are true. There are videos on Youtube that have people showing checks from $16,000 but it seems a bit much for a program where you only make a little money to review offers. Except for the referrals maybe.

Lydia - October 27, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I have been following your site for months now…Anyhoo under the legit jobs you have listed and I just wanted to testify and say it is a legit company. If anyone likes sales and is good at it and catches on quick they will be successful with this company. Everyone is nice and friendly and family oriented.

To be considered if you have to have all the requirements, This link will tell about the requirements. It took me about 3 weeks to get a call back. There are no weekends and calling is between 8am -9m MST. I think part time is less than 30hrs and full time is 40 or more. The campaign I was on was calling or responding to people that showed an interest in furthering their education. You have to read a script verbatim, ask qualifying questions, get customers information so that you can match them with the right schools and submit their information so that the information pertaining to what degree they are interested in can be mailed out to them. Training lasts 1 day and then you start making calls usually the next day.

I only lasted a day. They said they needed someone that was able to jump right in. If someone has what it takes. I’m not sure if they are still hiring, but they are legit. Surprisingly I got paid for the few hours that I did work.

Thank you for this site and all the wonderful information that you have been sharing with us.

Take care and God Bless

Lydia M.

terryann - October 19, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Wow, am I glad to have found you!!! You are such a blessing, this is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom, experience and expertise with us. I tried to become a member to your website but I have yet to receive a confirmation… I checked my spam and it’s not there as well. Please let me know what else I should do. Oh, and I already thought about joing Wealthy Affiliate, been checking them out and felt they were the best, thus far, now after hearing your words, I am joining and would like to sign up under you… please let me know what I should do to make that happen.

Thanks Eddy… & God bless you and your family….

    Eddy Salomon - October 19, 2009 Reply

    Hi Terryann,

    I’m glad you found us too! 🙂

    You’re quite welcome. I feel honored to be in a position to help people like yourself. In terms of the email subscription, try using a different email address from a different provider like or aol and see if that works. If not then, we’ll have someone look into it.

    I’m glad to hear you’re seriously considering joining WA. Just be sure you read the following articles to ensure that you know what to expect. I’ve read a lot of other folks reviews about WA and they sugar coat a lot of stuff. I don’t want you going into it with unrealistic expectations so read the following pages:

    If you everything sounds good to you after reading that stuff, then click on any of the WA links I have in those articles and I’ll get credit. I appreciate the fact that you want me to get the commission for the referral. That’s very kind of you.

    In any event, I hope this helps you. God Bless you and your family as well!

777 - October 6, 2009 Reply

Hello every one:

Eddy, first i just want to say thank for all.

I would like to know what is the BEST way to create a web site, online

amber - September 9, 2009 Reply

Hi there, Ive read your posts about google cash but saw on the news that google does work from home legit stuff. I found this again and wondered if you could look at it and tell me what you think as it says it was seen on so many reputable news stations. Please have a look and let me know if this is legit or if they are outright lying. Thanks so much,

debra arruda - September 7, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy, I am currently on disability and unable to work. The status of this will not change so I really need to find a work at home job to make some extra money. Right now we are financially stressed like many other people out there so I need to find something to do from home that will not cost me any money to get started. I hope that you can get me started in this direction as from what I have heard of you you are a genius. LOL. Seriously, if there is any way you can help lead me on where to start it would be greatly appreciated. God Bless and thank you, Debra Arruda

    Eddy Salomon - September 7, 2009 Reply

    Hi Debra,

    See question 7 above. It will help you right away.
    Be sure you read the rest of the questions so you don’t miss out on any other information that may have already been answered. It will help you avoid unnecessary delays waiting on me to reply. 😉

    Hope it helps.

Ludwig - September 6, 2009 Reply

Hello Eddy,

I found your website this last Friday night while checking for work at home opportunities. After spending several hours reading & listening to your opinion about Wealthy Affiliate & internet marketing, it sounds like you are a trustworthy down to earth kind of guy who is genuinely interested in helping others find opportunities that are right for them. Thank you for that. It is a breath of fresh air to connect with someone with these qualities via the net.

I would like to know your honest opinion of just what kind of time commitment it would take to achieve one to two thousand dollars a month income as an Internet Marketing Affiliate using the WA site. I’m sure there is a learning curve during which time a lower income can be expected. If someone were to dedicate a maximum of four hours a day to Affiliate Marketing, is it reasonable to see $1K – $2K per month in say less than six months? Or are we looking at more like a year minimum here? I presently can only dedicate four hours a day & would be increasing my time at it as my income increased. Please keep in mind that I am coach able, but inexperienced & would have to start from scratch.

I would also like to know what website maintenance costs or additional costs to the $2.00/day WA member fee I would be incurring in order to make the kind of income I am talking about? For instance, would I need several websites with hosting fees for each, or are we just talking about one site & dedicated time to marketing it?

Thank you for your honest feedback on what to expect by joining the affiliate program. I appreciate any help you can provide to make an informed decision.

I have been trying to email you from your contact page, but for some reason it is not getting to you.

Sincerely, Ludwig

    Eddy Salomon - September 6, 2009 Reply

    Hi Ludwig,

    Thanks for the kind words. I’m happy you can appreciate my efforts.
    In terms of your question, affiliate marketing isn’t a job. The amount of hours and time you put in doesn’t necessarily translate into a given amount of money or any money at all. At the end of the day, this is still marketing. The reason you trust me and are even considering my WA recommendation is because I established a raporte with you via my writing and the value I’ve provided on this blog. I’ve put tons of hours into the information on this blog and for a very long time it didn’t translate to the money that you would expect. This was a long term investment where I knew eventually it would make me the money I felt I deserved and wanted. But there is no way for me to guess that or even estimate that for anyone that gets involved with affiliate marketing even with the proper training like WA. There are so many factors that I can not control for.

    You can spend hours writing articles and engaging in affiliate marketing but if you happen to be picking the wrong niche or promoting products of low quality you may never see a dime even spending a zillion hours at this. So no one can tell you when you’ll make a dime let a lone $1-$2k per month. If anyone is promising you such deadlines and money, be extremely wary. They may also try to sell you the Brooklyn bridge. Affiliate marketing is a marathon not a race. The goal should be getting to the finish line not how long it takes and when you’ll get there. You need to focus on the reason you’re doing this. I hated the idea of spending the rest of my life making someone else rich. So there was no time frame. The goal was free myself from the man. If I didn’t do that then I failed and needed to keep plugging away.

    So if you’re goal is to make a certain amount of money in the next couple of months I can’t promise that joining WA is guaranteed to achieve this. For some people it will but for most you could spend months at this before even seeing a dime. So if you’re looking to this to help you with immediate expenses or to keep a roof over your head, then I wouldn’t hold your breath with affiliate marketing. Because it’s not easy and success does take a long time even if you had 20 hours per day to put to this. So that’s my honest opinion. I don’t want you or anyway going into this career with unrealistic expectations based on my recommendations. As you probably know there are plenty of sites willing to feed you that pipe dream. I’m not one of them and I don’t care if I lose commissions for being this upfront.

    In any event, I would also encourage you to read the following article.

    I hope this helps you.

    Good luck.


    P.S. I’ll check on the contact us page situation.

Michael P. Blazewski - September 6, 2009 Reply

I am disabled and collect social security disability and I am looking for work from home. I am looking for data entry but cannot make more than $940 a month so I do not lose my benefits. My last job was with the government and I did data entry and would like to do that now. I have an extensive resume with over 30 years of Management experience. I need to pay for my medications and doctors bills and need this extra income and soon. Please help this disabled person out. I am also a Veteran. Please Help.


Michael P. Blazewski

    Eddy Salomon - September 6, 2009 Reply

    Hi Michael,

    Please read question 7. It’s totally addresses the situation you’re in.
    I would encourage you to read the rest of the questions as well so you don’t miss any more important information
    that pertains to you.

    Take care.

Christine Peters - September 4, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy i was just wondering if you have heard of Maverick Money Makers i was wondering if i should sign up with them? could you let me know if you have? please let me know if you have any information on this company?asap? thanks from

Amanda - August 31, 2009 Reply

Good morning Eddy,

I am quite interested to know if you can point me in the direction of an online graphic arts position (or work from home graphic arts position) I’m incredibly skilled in graphic design, website design and maintenance, and print media design. If you could give me some suggestions I would sure appreciate it. Thank you Eddy! Your site is faaabulous!

    Eddy Salomon - September 1, 2009 Reply

    Hi Amanda,

    Fortunately you actually have one of the in demand skill sets when it comes to working at home. I’ve hired many graphic and website designers all who work from home. That being said, I find most of them on freelance websites. I wrote an article about these sites on the following page: Although the focus was for international folks it’s available to people in the U.S. and you’ll find a lot of work there. is another great place.

    And keep in mind every Friday we list new work at home job leads here on this blog and every week we tend to have graphic design job leads. So as long as you’re a subscriber,
    you’ll know when we post these leads:

    You’ll also find them on my other site:

    I hope this helps.

    Good luck.

TRC - August 30, 2009 Reply


Thank you so much for this information.


Sonya - August 28, 2009 Reply

Dear TRC,
My husband has a patent pending product right now. We went through a patent office called Global Licensing Partners. The cool thing about that company is they will talk to you about you idea and even put it through a review board to even see if it’s worth patenting and selling. If they do think it’s worth marketing they will walk you through all the steps. But just to let you know it is very expensive to get a patent. Even if you go directly to the goverment patent agency it’s self. By the time you pay for everything your looking at about $12,000.00. So it’s something to think about and good luck!!!

yanna - August 28, 2009 Reply

Hi! Please send me list of company that offers “Work at Home- International.” Any computer work at home while I travel to other countries . Thanks

Rafael - August 28, 2009 Reply

Which websites can I make money fast? The only experience I have is administrative assistant work. I recently started doing surveys online but they take time to get something. I wanted to know any other work from home jobs that pay faster and good. I researched online Translators get paid $30K to 40K a year working from home. I saw that on ABC NEWS with Tory Johnson. Which websites are good to make money everyday?

    Eddy Salomon - August 29, 2009 Reply

    Hi Rafael,

    There is no such thing as fast and good money. People that tend to look for that end up getting scammed and buying work at home products that totally lie to you. So avoid that trap.
    Anything that is going to make you good money will require time and effort. Just like in regular life there are no short cuts.

    If you’re looking for real jobs visit the following page:

    We list translator jobs at as well. Just do search there.

    Good luck.

TRC - August 28, 2009 Reply

Hello Eddy:

I have an idea that I am looking to patent. Do you have any recommedations or leads on the best process for obtaining a patent. I’ve read alot on-line but wanted to tap in to see if you had insider knowledge to avoid any scams that might be out there. Thanks for your help!

Jose - August 26, 2009 Reply

Hey Eddy been doing alot of reading here and i like what i hear. Here’s my story I’m a stay at home dad my kids are 3months 4,6. I need help trying to find a job to at least help with the bills I need something i can jump right into. I have School coming up an very little money for the kids. Please contact me back with something Quick I’m ready to get started (asap) Hands on, or Whatever

    Eddy Salomon - August 26, 2009 Reply

    Hey Jose,

    Glad to hear that you like what you’ve read. Let me give you some advice to help your situation out.

    1. Please keep in mind that anything that will make you decent money isn’t going to be quick. That’s the type of crappy misinformation I’m trying to fight here on this blog because it’s not true.
    Watch out for any sites making outrageous claims about large sums of money quickly. Trust me when I say there is always a catch and you end up getting screwed.

    2. It’s great that you’re eager to start asap, but the fact of the matter is the road to success in terms of working at home is a very long one. So as long as you’re persistent and really want this,
    eventually it will happen. It may not be today, tomorrow or a few weeks from now, but it can happen if you don’t give up and are open to various options.

    That being said, you should read the following pages to get you started:

    Good luck.

Sherry - August 25, 2009 Reply

I am a divorced mother of 2 and I’m having alot of problems with my feet. I work all day on my feet in a pharmacy so therefore I really need to find another way to make money.

My question is…do any of these work at home jobs pay enough as a single, full-time income? I would love to dedicate full-time hours to a job or jobs that would allow me to be home.

James - August 23, 2009 Reply

Hi I wanted to ask if you have had any experience with or Both are paid to click websites. I’ve requested payments into my paypal account with both websites. I requested my first payment in May and I’ve waited the 30 and 60 days according to their terms but I haven’t received a payment or response to my many many emails I’ve sent to both website admins. I did receive an email from before I requested my first payment but ever since then they’ve clamed up. Any advice?

Yolanda - August 22, 2009 Reply

Just want to know if you have any info on a company called cloud10?

Barney - August 22, 2009 Reply

@Joanie Gage:
I’ve Tried That.Com just did a report on cashmails. Here is the link to that report. Hope this helps and you are able to open this.

Patricia - August 20, 2009 Reply

Hello Eddy,

I’ve recently discovered your website and have found it to be very helpful. I’ve been looking into working from home for quite some time now, but have been sceptical of everything I come across.

There are two websites that I’ve looked at pretty heavly; and; both have been recommended on shows such as CNN, The Today Show, etc., I have not found anything negative about either. Both sites require a fee, but state the fee is for weeding through and posting legitimate work at home opportunities.

If you know of these I would like to get your thoughts/feedback on them.


Kamil - August 20, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Thanks Eddy,

As always, you give great advice! I will keep my head up and keep the dream alive. Thanks again

Kamil - August 19, 2009 Reply

Hello Eddy,

Thanks again for the great website! I asked you for advice once before and you were very helpful so I would like your advice again if you can give it:) I had a corporate job about a year ago that I quit, to persue a career as a Internet Marketer/Full-time Ebayer. Everything was going great until the last three months. I am guessing that my online Ebay business is suffering because of the present ecomony. Now, I still make money online now, but it no longer is enough to support my bills, so I am now being forced to re-join the work force:( My career is in sales and I have a job offer for one company to work as a part time rep and I have another offer from a different company to be a full-time rep. I need the money now but I am sure I can support myself by just taking the part-time job. Now, my question is, since you left your job for a online career I am sure that it took alot of your time getting your business rolling. Is it better for me to take the part time position so that my time can be use to continue my dream at becoming a Internet Marketer or should I take the full-time position and go back to working my online business on the side. I know this is alot back I would really like some advice from someone who understands the situation. Thanks in advance

    Eddy Salomon - August 19, 2009 Reply

    Hey Kamil,

    Nice to hear from you again. I’m sorry to hear about the state of your internet marketing career at the moment. I guess it all depends on your market. Some marketers are having record years and some are suffering. That being said, if you think you can support yourself with a part time gig, then I would opt for that. There is no sense in giving “the man” more of your time then necessary. lol

    Ultimately you do whatever you need to do to get you back to your dreams. I worked at part-time and full time job for years before I could finally do this full time. With God’s grace I’ve managed to be job free for the past two years. But if my situation changed and I needed to put in my time again, I would do it in a heart beat to get me back on track.

    Hope this helps. Don’t worry things will pick up again.

Joanie Gage - August 19, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy i wanted to know is the sites and because i ask for a payout in July and have not got it yet and won’t answer me can you help or find out anything? thanks Joanie

Pam - August 17, 2009 Reply

so what you are saying is that I have to pay the difference out of my own pocket.

Pam - August 16, 2009 Reply

How do you handle taken care of taxes?

    Eddy Salomon - August 16, 2009 Reply

    Basically any company you’re working with will send you a w9 that you must fill. This document will be filed with the government. At the end of the year if you’ve earned over $600, they will send you 1099. You will need to provide this to your accountant. He/She will then ask you what your expenses were for this business which will be stuff like your internet, home office supplies, etc. (They’ll be able to advise you on your deductions) Whatever is left over after all your deductions is what can be taxed by the feds and you’ll be expected to pay back. I know this in intimate details because I’m an independent contractor for all the affiliate companies I work with. That’s a common way to work with home based folks so the company avoids the cost of managing taxes and such. So that’s basically the process assuming you’re here in the U.S. and it may vary from state to state.

Travis - August 12, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I’m a little confused about a company I’ve looked into recently called Clickbank. I need some advice about weither it’s possible to make money with them promoting ebooks without a webpage of my own to put these links.if you could reccomend some specific sites to promote for free that work and don’t have fake traffic like some sites i’ve crossed paths with.

Thanks a Ton Eddy!

Melissa - August 11, 2009 Reply


First off, I would like to thank you for the time you take into putting this website together. Most sites just list a bunch of referral links and you take your chances with them. I love how you break down everything and explain it so clearly. It’s nice to see someone taking the time to help others.

Ok now on to my question… I am a single stay at home mother of two children. I am not stay at home by choice but more for medical reasons. I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia. NO not looking for sympathy just giving the situation I have my puppies that comfort me when I need the sympathy going :P… Anyways,,,, I have been trying to find some good ways to make money at home. So I can help get my family out of the hole that we seem to have fell into.
The problem is I don’t have a dime to be able to invest. I would love to do affiliate marketing.
I have signed up for the pay per clicks, reading emails and some survey companies. As you know they really do not pay all to well. Unless of course you get referrals. I have tried doing advertisements in the free classifieds but still have no referrals… Can you believe that???
I do not want to give up hope so I am in hopes that maybe you can give me a little bit of advice on how I can get this running?

Thanks so much.

    Eddy Salomon - August 11, 2009 Reply

    Hi Melissa,

    You’re quite welcome. Glad I can help folks like yourself out and that you appreciate the effort. Makes what I do even more rewarding. In terms of your question, have you seen my recent article? It’s a free affiliate marketing guide that can help you with your getting referrals problem:

    I’m confident you’ll have great results with it like I do. Good luck.

Cindy - August 11, 2009 Reply

Hi I’ve been looking for work at home opportunities for a while now and gave up not to long ago. That is until I heard about working for Google. Is it really Google that I would be working for? Is it really possible to work full time at home with Google or is this all a scam? I noticed that they only ask for 1.95 but tha’s only for a 7 day trial after that they say they are going to charge 79.95 per month. How is that a job, if you have to pay them?

Bonnie Newman - August 9, 2009 Reply

I just read that your wife is planning on taking a year off from her job to stay at home and raise your daughter with you. My question is this, if anyone can do affiliate marketing and it is infinitely better than working for someone at a “job”, why don’t you have your wife doing affiliate marketing rather than a standard “job”?

    Eddy Salomon - August 9, 2009 Reply

    Great Question!
    Although anyone can get into affiliate marketing, it doesn’t mean that everyone wants to. Furthermore not everyone is right for it, which is why I wrote the following article:

    My wife doesn’t get the enjoyment of spending hours upon hours on the computer writing articles, doing research and all the stuff that is required of an affiliate marketer.
    Furthermore she already has a full time job raising my princess which keeps her busy enough. lol And finally I’m doing well enough for us both that she doesn’t need to pursue this career. But if that ever changed she could do it. We’re entertaining the idea of starting a couple’s blog. But we’ll see. In any event, hope that answers your question. It’s a great one I’m sure people wonder.

travis - August 8, 2009 Reply

I stumbled on your site just a little while ago. what I notice when I go to websites and learn about there affiliate programs is It seems for affiliate marketing you need you own website. Is there any easy and free ways to earn modest money($100 a week) without a website through sites like clickbank, clixsense etc.

Tom - August 8, 2009 Reply

I have been investigating a company called Demand Media to see if they are just another version of the Helium model and after following your advice and doing my own research, including a complete scouring of their website, I’m still unsure if they are a scam or if they–like Helium–are just very rigidly tied to their usage agreement and its content ownership clauses. I have not read anything that overtly smacks of exploitation of writers, but also have not read anything that hasn’t put money in some lawyer’s pocket either. I know they have some content agreements with ehow and Livestrong (Armstrong bought into the co.) and with the Atlanta Constitution. But the writing assigments seem a lot like the Helium thing–which I tried and quickly ran from, after having my account deleted–and the video assignments are really lame “how to’s.” So, I just wondered what you know or might have heard. I am so tired of having to do all this detective work just to make a few cents per page for inane content. I think I’d rather write for Hallmark. 🙂

    Eddy Salomon - August 8, 2009 Reply

    Hey Tom,

    First and foremost thanks for actually trying to do the research I suggest on your own. Most people don’t and I end up having to repeat myself about doing so
    because what you did is exactly how I would research said company. That being said, I doubt my results would be any different. If you’re not reading a lot of negative things
    then chances are the company is okay or it’s just too new for the crap to hit the fan yet.

    Personally I prefer going with companies that have more feedback this way i already know what I’m going into both good and bad. With the other writing sites like helium, ehow, associated content, examiner, etc, etc. There is enough info out there so you can select the ones that you can deal with. So my approach is to go with the “enemy” you know already and pick the lessors of the evils.

    You can also just try freelance websites like the ones i’ve mentioned in my international page (Don’t worry it works for U.S. citizens as well especially when it comes to writing) So that’s my advice. Hope it helps a little.

Allison - August 7, 2009 Reply

Hey Eddie,
I wrote to you once before for my friend from church, but now I am writing for myself. Before I could take my time looking for online work. Now, I found out that I no longer have a job to go back to at the end of summer break. This is a result of a significant decline in students for the fall. Thus the school can not afford to be open this year. Now I must find something quickly. I have been using your site and am working thus far with hits 4 pay. However, I need to make enough money for myself and my daughter to survive on. I have no extra money to pay out for training since I am paying medical bills with what I have saved. What would you recomend I do to make enough to survive and have a little bit extra to pay for training for affiliate marketing?

Nicolas - August 7, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:

Thank you for the very prompt reply. The link you sent me is for international people. It seems like it will not apply to me as I live in the usa. I hope the the name of my university didn’t sway you into thinking I lived out of the country as Florida International University is actually located in Miami, Florida 🙂

Do, you have a link for freelance research jobs for people in the usa?

Also, you stated that the normal type of research jobs are “for science, sociology, etc.” Do you have an article of what other type of research jobs are out there in addition to science, sociology? Sociology actually doesn’t sound like a bad gig. Would I be able to translate my type of research to the other fields of research?

Sorry for all the questions but obviously you are very knowledgeable on this.

Thanks again,


    Eddy Salomon - August 7, 2009 Reply

    Hey Nicolas,

    You’re welcome. You gotta read the article. It doesn’t only apply to international folks. Freelance sites work for everyone. I listed them
    under the international section because it works for anyone in any country including the U.S. I knew exactly where you were. 😉
    I was actually in Miami for some fun this week and got back yesterday. Good times.

    I don’t know of any research jobs. But try my companies page:

    You should also visit my work at home guide which will show you how to find your own legit work at home jobs

    But you need to speak to a career counselor. This is outside my jurisdiction. lol

    Good luck.

Nicolas - August 7, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,

First time poster but been following your sites for a few weeks now.

I have a question that I do not believe have been addressed from my reading on your sites.

How do I go about finding research jobs? Research jobs in the way of researching products (ex: electronics, home appliances, automobiles, computers, or anything else that someone is looking to purchase) for people and finding all the different reviews on the product and the best price you can get for the product.

Example: someone looking for a car or a lets say a 52″ plasma tv. I am very good at checking on every single review for, lets say, that 52″ plasmas then translate that on which is the absolute best 52″ plasma and can even break it down to what is the best 52″ plasma, for lets say, $1,500. I then will also break down the detail on each feature that tv or product has and if the extra money for that feature is worth it to the customer. This is just an example. I have researched every possible kind of item for either myself before making a purchase or for my family or my friends.

When there is something someone wants to buy I am the person they go to, to do the researching work. I get a kick out of it and feel a sense of accomplisment when I get the absolute best product for the money for someone or for myself.

I graduated from college (Florida International University) with my bachelors a little over a year ago and I am still trying to find my nitch in this crazy world :). My gf, friends, and family keep bringing up that I should do research.

So finally, in conclusion, is there any of those type of research jobs available? and if so, how do I go about finding them?

Thank you soooooo much as I do appreciate any and all the assistance that you can give me.


    Eddy Salomon - August 7, 2009 Reply

    Hi Nicolas,

    Dude, I’m the same way. I’m a techie so I’m always reading reviews on tech related stuff. All my friends and family know
    don’t buy any computers, gadgets or electronics without consulting Eddy. Otherwise you’ll either end up paying more than you needed
    to or buying a bad model of something. lol

    Well the only type of research jobs I know of are for science, sociology, etc. On occassion you do find some online
    but rarely. If you like doing research then you should consider writing articles for people on freelance sites like the ones
    i listed in the following page:

    Also as an affiliate / blogger I research many of the work at home opportunities I discuss here.
    So that’s two ways to go about doing research. Hope this helps.


randy farrell - August 6, 2009 Reply

Hello ! I live in Portland, Oregon now, but may move to Ecuador. I may move to a medium sized community, but it has full internet cable. I would like to know if there are any opportunities for hourly or piece work done exclusively on the PC, where I could work from home in Ecuador. I can work for lower wages there due to lower cost of living expenses.Does anyone have any good ideas ? Thank you !

Joanne Chiew - August 3, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Do you know this website : of DATA ENTRY JOBS ONLINE ?

Is it Scam ?

Need urgent of your advice.

Thank you

Blair - July 26, 2009 Reply

quite interested about the medical transcription opportunity. unfortunately i don’t have a ton of time to research this, so if you could answer a couple of questions:

– generally how much does a medical transcriptionist make per year

– i noticed through the first couple of pages of companies looking for medical transcriptionist, that they are usually looking for a minimum of two years experience. i did not go past the first two pages w/ this info, but i’m hoping that there is a ton of companies that will hire new graduates of the MT course.


    Eddy Salomon - July 26, 2009 Reply

    Hi Blair,

    All the questions you asked can be addressed by putting aside some time and reading the following article:

    If you’re serious about working at home and avoiding scams, you’ll need to make the time to research companies. If you fail to, you’re bound to get scammed or fail. Trust me I’ve done them both quite a few times.
    Visit my scam section and you can read about tons of people that have learned the importance of doing research in this industry:

    There are no short cuts to succeeding at working at home. Good luck.

Ed Cohen - July 24, 2009 Reply

Well my wife and I have completed week one of the 8 week action plan. This is a whole new world for both of us. We have gone into this with our eyes opened and have very modest expectations (no overnight millionaires or any get rich quick scheme. From what I have been reading, it is persistence, having a plan and not giving up are some of the key things. I definitely want to get money out of this and a steady income.
It is true, that there is a lot of information at WA – too much! I appreciate your Wealthy Affiliate tips that you sent me. Thanks!!
What is your “login” name at WA, should I want to pm you there?

Ed Cohen

    Eddy Salomon - July 24, 2009 Reply

    Congrats! It is a whole new world, A world of possibilities if you run with it. But it’s definitely not easy as I warned. lol I agree that WA is guilty of information overload. But that should be addressed by the end of the summer with WA Platinum. Every few months these guys make updates that benefit current and new members a like. But the guide I gave you should help. The best way to reach me is just email me directly from the address I sent you the guide from. But just in case people might doubt that I walk the walk when it comes to WA, my user name there is workathomecareerscom. I am still a member 😉

ak - July 22, 2009 Reply

Question? Have you heard of or did business with speciality merchandise corp, or
thjey are both merchandise sales; thus far I heard bad and good and they are both on the site. rip off report, I checked with the BBB smc is NR and Doba has a A- but a few complaints.

    Eddy Salomon - July 22, 2009 Reply

    Hey AK,

    First and foremost thanks for doing your research before asking your question! In situations like this where there is mixed reviews you have to filter through them and determine if the complaints mentioned are deal breakers for you. Or is it just a situation where people are crying about nothing or things that can easily be resolved. I’ve heard complaints about get paid for offers sites. What I discovered was that the things people were complaining about could easily be avoided by better organization and reading the terms and services of offers before doing them. Presto all the things they complained about I avoided and made money without any issue. So take everything with a grain of salt especially when it comes to stuff coming from the BBB. I know everyone feels they’re the be and end all. But I always follow the steps in my scam video: to do further research.

    Hope this helps.

Jaye Smith - July 22, 2009 Reply

Thank you so much, Eddy…I am already a subscriber. And you are right..something just does not feel right about them. Will keep you posted if I determine they are scam..Looking forward to your future newsletters. J

Jaye Smith - July 22, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy; New reader – Love your site; keep up the recommendations. My question today is on Survey Citi – I have received and responded to their communications; so far it looks legit, but their emails, which are poorly written, are always a red flag to a scam. Will appreciate your thoughts on this operation. Thanks! Jaye

julie - July 22, 2009 Reply

Hi Eddy
hope evey thing is ok today just thought l would drop you a line to say thanks for putting so much work in to this site. and l am sorry if you have coverd this topic but can persons that live in the UK North Wales work for a US firm. l have a pay pal account. so paying me should not be a problem.

julie cottrill

Nellymd - July 16, 2009 Reply

Have you heard of and is their work from home opportunity scam free or really work?

Thank you in advance…..,I’ve fallen in love with your site.

Allison - July 15, 2009 Reply

Thank you so much for having a web site where people like myself can go to get educated on searching online job opportunities. My question is actually for a friend from church. I have told her about your web site but she asked me “What type of online opportunities would you qualify for if you have never finished high school and still make a living?” I did not know how to answer her, can you help? I have a degree and I am still searching myself so I felt horrible not having an answer for her.

    Eddy Salomon - July 15, 2009 Reply

    Hi Allison,

    You’re welcome. The great thing about many of the non traditional work at home opportunities is that education and experience isn’t a factor. But the draw back to that like in the real offline world is you earn significantly less money then the folks that do get higher education. But either way we’ve covered both ends on the following page:

    Hope it helps.

    P.S. Landing a work at home job is very much like trying to win the lotto. The problem is most people are pursuing jobs that aren’t in demand. So I would encourage you to read my work at home guide as well. I have an article in there that details the jobs that are in demand. Knowing this will help improve your chances of landing a viable work at home career:

Jme - July 10, 2009 Reply

Thank you once again, and MUCH RESPECT! The reason nothing came of the blogs and such was at the beginning I was signing up with about 5 to 25 different sites a day. Everything I could,ppc,blogs,surveys,media,anti-scam communities, and all sorts of stuff. Pretty much if it was free I signed up. That was my first and huge mistake. It made it impossible for me to focus on any one thing. My email was so swamped I gave up and got another one.A nail w/ten points does not go into the wood. After reading my other post, I thought I might clear some things up. 1. My van was parked and the motorcyclist was drunk and not hurt seriously. 2. This is the first time iv’e ever moved in w/my family. They are not wealthy and all it is is a place to sleep for which I am greatful. I hate being a burden on them even though they insist it is no problem. 3. The van/insurance thing, was a long time ago around 9 months, and then I bought this computer. I am severely green about computer technicalities, and web stuff yet I learn fast and am now on the net at least 2-3 hours a day(atleast!). 4.Any job I get they love me because I only have one speed, fast(manual labor) and thorough. This is not a plus, mainly because the company will take advantage of it, and the other employee’s think i’m trying to prove something. Also whenever someone is mistreated I tend to open my big mouth, standing up for them or myself. ‘Self respect is beyond price.’ In the end I lose. When I get raises, sooner or later they’ll find younger people to do it for less and I end up canned. “Soup is good food” and I have found that in the end working for someone else always ends in the same way and I end up back where I started. Same thing,same results. So I need a change and man, without direction I truly go nowhere. Every woman I have ever been with knows this from first hand knowledge. At one point I was not allowed to go to blockbuster by myself because I would be there til they close. I have just as much fun searching for movies as watching them. Anyway, (off topic sorry) I follow direction well, and learn fast and pride myself on the 2 r’s, RESPONSIBLITY-n- RELIABILITY. I believe in myself and believe too that w.a. is not a scam. I still wonder if I should wait til the beginning of the month, I have a small temporary income which I use tightly. I have to stop or i’ll ramble on forever. Once again MUCH RESPECT, thank you for reminding me that there are actually some good people in the world not consumed,motivated by greed and self interest(most of L.A.). And for the last time your writing skills are excellent -n- I’m a critic. Type o’s are a necessary piece of the art of writing. It is difficult to avoid the inclination to be hard on yourself, yet that is what makes us who we are. I am waiting to join W.A. on your advice, though I am eager to check it all out and get started. Everything I have researched on it comes up positive. May your gaurdian spirits/angels guide you and yours proper and bless your entire family.
post script: Sorry for rambling.

    Eddy Salomon - July 10, 2009 Reply

    You’re welcome Jme. Thanks for clearing up what happened with the other ventures. I can totally relate. I sort of did the same thing once I discovered there were so many ways to make money and all these different internet marketing techniques. Your analogy “A nail with ten points does not go into the wood.” is spot on and applies to affiliate marketing and making money online as well. The great thing about those negative experiences is that you can grow from them if you choose to (Which apparently you have.). Too often people view negative experiences as obstacles instead of the opportunities for self improvement that they are. Then they end up getting more of the same stuff they didn’t want.

    But I’m gathering you’re just the opposite. I think you have a lot of potential. Just continue to positive and stay focused and you’ll achieve great things in your life. Thanks again for sharing and entertaining my babbling. lol

FREDRICK KIDDIE - July 10, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Hey Eddy

I guess I’m a heretic or rebel or something. Because even though you told me not to I’m determent to find away to get enrolled even if I have to go by the month for awhile. It may not be today but soon. I visited you tube and have read other articles this evening about WA and I feel certain I could pick this up and run with it , with the right couching and I think I would find that at WA. My Grandfather (the roofer) was also a farmer. He had told me he learned how to make money in his sleep. As I looked to him waiting for the answer. He just pointed to the cows out in the pasture, and said they eat grass and gain weight every night. Well I’m sure if he was around for me to show him this,he too would want a piece of the action. Anyway, I know with a little eduction (which ain’t cheap) I can feel real good at night when I crawl in bed. I just can’t let a little ole #6 stop me dead.
I’ve enjoyed your feedback,

Jamie - July 9, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Yes it absolutely does make sense. However there are many other reasons,(factors) why I should join. I work well under direction, in fact without it I am lost. I need this. Things are okay as far as living is concerned. I really hate saying this but I am living with my parents. This is a first for me. Yet, I have been waiting for some direction and something to change my current lifestyle. If I end up getting another job I’ll end up getting the same results. It is difficult for me to explain everything but something tells me to start now or never. I am not one to ask for advice and not take it though. I have researched sooo many options for sooo long and never once fell for, or made a purchase of anything yet. I am ready to dedicate to this and I will be very patient. I am a spiritual, metaphysical mumbo-jumbo mystic or what have you. Long story short I prayed, for money(something I never do) to buy a laptop,and sure enough 3 weeks later a motorcyclist hit my van and I ended up getting insurance money. So, to honor the energy or whatever I did just that all with the intention of writing and making money online. Right now I have nothing but time and so I really want to do this. The kind of writing I do,(screenwriting, mysticism/philosophy) will take money to get started. I have tried some article writing on other sites but couldn’t get into it. I really want this, there are so many factors in my life that are pointing to it. I was going to give it 5-6hrs a day for 4 months before giving up.However your advice I will take so just one more time i’ll ask. Do you think I could earn while I learn? Just enough to keep my monthly fee? Thing is, I am looking at this as a career choice. I am in two ppc and have 5 blogs and I do nothing with them. I really need direction/mentor it is how I work best, no discipline no dignity. Yet as said bfore I don’t ask for advice then not take it so I’ll trust your judgement as well as follow your advice. Well, thanks again and by the way you write really well, wouldn’t say so otherwise. Especially if eng. is your second lang. That was a fast response as well cannot thank you enough.

    Eddy Salomon - July 9, 2009 Reply

    Hey Jamie,

    Thanks for providing a little more insight into your situation. That’s very brave of you and I really admire your strength! Dude I totally understand the whole energy, karma, God or whatever you want to call it thing. lol I’m living proof of that. I’m a huge believer in positive thinking coupled with taking action. I’ve been in this industry for over a decade and I didn’t get to the next level until I changed my mindset. Everything took off after that and has been great ever since. So I’m totally there with you.

    No with that said, I’m going to have to give you some real talk. Although WA will provide you with all the information, tools and support you need to get your career off the ground a huge element of your success still depends on you taking action. They can’t take action for you and hold your hand and force you to do so. At the end of the day they’ll give you the ball but you’re the one that still has to run with it. I don’t want you to get it twisted and make you think that Kyle & Carson are going to lead you to the promise land. They’ll give you the map and road but you still have to take the steps to get there.

    I’m very concerned that you’ve done some ppc and have 5 blogs but have done nothing with them. I’m just hoping that the reason for this is that you didn’t have good training and support. Maybe with the training you get from WA you can go back to some of these projects and make them winners.

    In terms of your question:

    1. Do you think I could earn while I learn? Just enough to keep my monthly fee?
    I have no idea. No one that is teaching you about affiliate marketing can guarantee you any sort of income. If they are run for the hills because they’re full of shit. It’s just like a college can’t guarantee you’ll get a job as soon as you graduate. Again you’re making money is purely on you. As said before based on your skill set you may be able to pick up some work via the WA job board writing articles. But that’s not guaranteed and neither is the money you’ll make after learning all the techniques of affiliate marketing. I’m not going to give you false hope and feed you pipe dreams just so you sign up under me and I make my commission. I want you to know the reality of the situation and make a decision based on the truth.

    So hopefully this helps. Thanks again for the love about my writing. I was actually born here in the U.S. so English is my first language. But I guess it would be hard to tell that with all my spelling and grammar mistakes. lol

Jamie - July 9, 2009 Reply

Dear Eddy S.,
I am in a very similar financial situation as above minus children. I am planning on joining the WA program tomorrow morning. My question is should I wait til’the beginning of the month or start right away. I really want to start right away so maybe I could make some money sooner so I can continue to pay the next months’ subscription hence my question. How does the payment schedule work? Will I have to pay on the 1st of every month or on the date I signed in? Oh, and I am a seriously starving artist(writer) how easy is it to make some fast money, just enough for the next months’ fees? Thank you very much. Oh and I do love your site, I have been researching online opportunities for around 11months now and I really like your writing style. Thanks again.

    Eddy Salomon - July 9, 2009 Reply

    Hey Jaime,

    Thanks for your question. I really appreciate your support. Honestly I don’t think you should join WA considering your financial situation. Read my article on why people should avoid affiliate marketing: in particular point number 6. The fact you’re already thinking about trying to make money fast enough to pay for the membership is a clear indicator that you’ll be distracted by your financial situation. (Which makes total sense, by the way.) In inevitably this will lead you to rush through the training which is recipe for failure.

    I find that people that area already have income coming in are better suited to the affiliate learning process. They can move at a pace that is slow and steady and ultimatey that’s how you win this race. Affiliate marketing is like marathon not a sprint. The folks that can pace themselves and keep their eyes on the goal will win.

    So like Freddie, you should probably focus on some of the other free work at home opportunities or landing a traditional online or offline job. If you’re a writer then you might want to try something like associated content or helium:

    But once you’re in a better financial place, your writing skills will be a great asset in your affiliate marketing career. I’m not trained writer as you can tell by the awful spelling and grammar. But I do pretty well considering. The words I’m able to muster together seem to get my points across. With that said I’m sure you’ll have a faster learning curve in terms of certain affiliate marketing techniques you learn from WA such as Article marketing.

    WA also has a member only job section where there are a lot of other members that are hiring people to write their articles for them. So you could probably just make money doing that as you master your learning. But for now I’d prefer if you focused on landing something that will give you consistent income so you’re able to do this right.

    Hope that makes sense.

Fredrick A. Kiddie - July 9, 2009 Reply

@Ari Picker:
@Ari Picker:
I like Pine Cone, they don\’t offer a lot of surveys but they pay promptly. And you get to try out new products

Fredrick A. Kiddie - July 9, 2009 Reply

OK Eddy
I wrote first, then went back and read some of your letters and reply’s. And come to the conclusion that its OK to babble on a bit. LOL I have know about affiliates programs for just the last couple of years, I have talked with my brother about them and wishing I knew how to get the ball rolling. I haven’t ever seen anything that presented itself as WA has and I’ve only given them a glance over. I could tell though from that glance that WA was just what I’ve been looking for to get the guidance and support to launch a successful….life. After reading your post above I became even more excited. I want to get started now! “lasterday” as my little girl would say. But again there’s that catch22. I’m trying to get enough together for another pak of diapers. I don’t know how or where I can come up with the subscription fees. I just know I will. Wow, I wish I had known of the global market and affiliates programs 20 yrs. ago when I wasn’t so poverty stricken and had the working capital. I had it all figured out back then I was going to be retired by the time I was 35. But I was a lot smarter then, LOL. Well thanks for listening to my ramblings on. And if you can think of anyway I can earn a subscription to WA I would be eternally grateful.
very sincerely Freddie

Fredrick A. Kiddie - July 9, 2009 Reply

There is a lot I’d like to say, but I’ll try to keep it short. I thought about doing a typist or any kind of job to generate enough cash to buy a subscription to Wealthy Affiliates University. In other words I’m in a catch22 here. I think your right on with the affiliates concept, but I’m struggling out here with a 2 and a 4 yr. old and if not from the help of family I would be living under a bridge.My Dad always said that the money was in sales, I worked construction all my life and at 43 yrs. old, 12 hrs. of hard labor… HURTS! Time to work smarter. Over the past year or so I have signed up at a lot of survey sites the pay is peanuts. I have researched work at home offers and I just refuse to pay for a job. But, the affiliates program sounds like a good investment. And I would love to get involved with it. Can you tell me how to generate the working capital to get started. $359.00 for a year subscription, seems more like a million to me right now. But I know with the global market it would have to pay for itself in no time.
I found your site a breath of fresh air amongst all the work at home BS. I hope to be just like you when I grow up.

Ashleigh - July 7, 2009 Reply

How do I know I’m gettting paid for doing this? I’m new to all of this, and not sure how to go about doing any of it

CAREN - July 6, 2009 Reply

Can you recommend a Google ad that really makes you money for posting links? I am sent so many, I can’t be sure. Thanks!

Ari Picker - July 6, 2009 Reply

I have been looking at your videos and I really appreciate someone being out there debunking and giving the low down on these work at home sites. I’ve been hearing alot about easy google money kit plus grants for citizens kit, here’s a link:

and was curious what your opinion of these two programs(separate and together) were.

Was also wondering about, as far as how many surveys you can take at a time? Obviously it’ll vary, but do you know of a ballpark figure?

thanks for your time
Ari Picker

Eddy Salomon - January 11, 2009 Reply

Hi Laura,

See the comment above yours: @Eddy Salomon:

It pretty much addresses the question about not qualifying surveys. So be sure to read it.
There are some companies that won’t give you anything even after going through some of their long screening questions which I agree is unfair. One of the reasons, is my top choice is because they still give you something even when you don’t qualify for a survey. It’s not much but it’s better than many of the others who won’t. So that’s one, right off the bat you can join.

But see the comment I’ve referenced it. Take care.


Laura - January 11, 2009 Reply

Every survey invitation I recieved they always tell me I donot qauilfy for survey after I take survey this makes me mad. How can do a legit survey without being turned every time I fill then out.What a ripp off

Eddy Salomon - January 10, 2009 Reply

@K Joseph:
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate them. First and foremost, let me applaud you for being open to non-traditional work at home opportunities even after being duped by a few shady people. You’re smart enough to understand that sometimes we have to hit a few road blocks to become successful. You don’t just stop, you re-route like you’ve done.

Okay, let me give you some pointers based on what you’ve revealed.

First and foremost, put aside some time to go and read all the questions on the page you’re on. That in itself will provide you a very valuable education about locating work at home and avoiding scams. You can avoid a lot more mistakes that we all have made by reading through all the material. It’s long but if you’re really serious about working at home, you need to invest time in reading advice and recommendations from people that have already gone through the ringer.

Some other sections you should probably read are as follows:

In terms of quality survey sites that actually pay you money via straight cash or points that can be redeemed for money, visit the following page:

My personal favorite is but there are some others listed in that article that are very good as well.

The thing you have to understand about surveys is that you only get them if you fit a certain profile that companies are looking for. The paid survey companies won’t just make up surveys so we can make money Wish they did But they only send out surveys when they are commissioned by another company. Keep in mind they are research companies that are hired by outside firms. So if I’m interested in single moms that shop online, guess what? You’re probably not going to get that survey because obviously you don’t fit that profile. So it’s not so much the companies you’re joining are scams because of the lack of surveys. It may very well be that you just don’t fit the profile.

Next, you need to make sure you provide as much information as possible when signing up for legitimate survey companies (i.e.MySurvey, etc). A lot times folks just fill the basics when joining and that’s like a death sentence because then when certain attributes are being requested, you won’t be called on because they didn’t know you fit into the profile because you didn’t volunteer more information to the survey company. So that’s something else to check into.

And finally I am big proponent of multiple streams of income. So I’m always telling folks, sign up for as many legitimate non-traditional work at home opportunities as possible. Individually they don’t pay much but combined they can make you some decent money. Now with that said, making a consistent $300 a month with paid surveys alone is damn near impossible unless you plan to refer others. And for that matter you should consider being an affiliate: because the techniques you learn with that career can be applied to all the other little non traditional opportunities you join.

But the only way I was able to make some real money with surveys was by sharing the love and letting others know about legitimate survey companies I was working with. So the combined efforts of my own survey taking and those of my referrals lead to “real”money.

Or you should seriously consider focus groups because they pay anywhere from $50-$1000
I know you’re busy and all but if you’re serious about making money from home, something has to give. It means making sacrifices or learning to manage your time better. There are no short cuts. Time has to be invested to educate yourself on the industry, researching scams and discovering new opportunities. Fortunately we do a lot of this for you on this blog so hopefully you’re subscribed:

My last piece of advice is don’t limit yourself. Most work at home seekers come into this industry with their mindset on one type of job. Usually it’s data entry, typing, stuffing envelopes, etc. Most of the times it’s the opportunities that aren’t really in demand. Fortunately you haven’t done this. But you have limited yourself to paid surveys when there are other ways to make money as we’ve discussed in our articles page:

So you need to make more time and expand your horizons. Otherwise you’ll be you’re worst enemy at succeeding at working at home. And I say this as someone that made the same mistakes you’re describing.

I hope this helps.


K Joseph - January 10, 2009 Reply


First off, I am very impressed with your website and am very grateful to have found it. I think it is the closest thing I can find to “facts on the web”, which in my opinion is beginning to look more and more like an oxymoron.

I understand all the flak and grief that you must get from hundreds of people a day, so I’ll try to make this as simple and nice as possible, but forgive me if I am stressed. I have been sorting through scams, how to avoid scams, finding legitimate work, etc. websites, and am just beat. I’m getting close to giving up.

So, I began researching ways to make money a month ago and, unlike some people, didn’t jump on the first opportunity I saw. I am a college student, making no money right now, getting a $100 stipend from my Grandma, and have my tuition paid for. College occupies 60 hours a week of my time and a lot of energy. Although I have done extensive research through sites such as,, http://www.Best10workathome, and many many others, I can not find any good solid facts. I have cross referenced a few of the “legitimate” websites to come up with the Paid Survey Etc. website (along with others) which I ultimately ended up joining for $34. However, even though I haven’t been paid anything from anyone, let alone received a survey, I willing to live with the fact that I’ve been scammed or just don’t qualify for any surveys. I understand that this path of finding income at home is rockier than people tend to believe.

What I am asking is a very specific question. Before I do though, I’ll say that I am a 21 year old Male College student, can’t try out free offers (not interested and I live in my friends place), I can’t participate in focus groups (I am heavily involved with my church and service projects, along with a full time school schedule), I can’t participate in phone surveys (cell phone has 200 minutes a month), and I certainly do not want to be entered into sweepstakes, or earn points to do so.

My question is, how do I make money (not prizes) from taking online surveys? I have not been able to locate a source for surveys that just allow me to take surveys for cash, or points redeemable for cash only. Therefore, I have not been able to justify my search for at home income. I understand that it seems like people have signed up with tons of these companies and have been flooded with surveys and junk that they just seem to make money overtime, but I’m looking for something concise and legit. Honestly, if I were able to make even $300 a month from taking surveys, I’d be happy. I just don’t know how to do it. I’ve signed up with plenty of survey companies, but most seem to not provide any surveys. If I have to sign up with 300 surveys companies to get paid, so be it, but I’m wondering if I should just give up now and search elsewhere, or maybe just give up altogether in a search for alternate income.

K Joseph

Eddy Salomon - January 9, 2009 Reply

You’re welcome Lori!
You have a great attitude. Trust me when I say there are a lot of obstacles to working at home. But if you have the type of attitude you’re showing you can succeed. It took me a very long time to find the right career for me:

And even when I figured out what I wanted to do, I ran into a lot of obstacles but I had the same mindset you do and it ultimately lead to me to blessed to work at home full time helping folks like you out.

In regards to your questions, the earnings have total $600 for the whole year not per month.
The work at home company you’ll work with will sometimes give you the forms or direct you to the irs website where you can download it there. You’ll then be expected to fax it to whatever company you work with. At the end of the year they will send your earnings to the gov’t and send you a 1099 with all your earnings so you can take to your accountant to work out your deductions and such.

So that’s pretty much it when it comes to that. That’s the easy stuff. lol Finding the right career is more of the challenge. But if you take the time to read through some of our articles you’ll get some insight as to the various opportunities available to you:

Hope this helps.


Lori - January 9, 2009 Reply

@Eddy Salomon:
Thanks for the info Eddy!! It did sound discouraging at first, but I can’t let a little discouraging new keep me from reaching my goals, right? Is that $600.00 a month or year. (I think you state that, but I thought I’d double check). Also, will the at home company I’m working for provide me with the w-9 form or will I have to get that from my accountant?


Eddy Salomon - January 8, 2009 Reply

Hi Lori,

Most work at home opportunities and jobs have you listed as an independent contractor. You have to fill out a w-9. At the end of the year if you earn over $600 they report your income to the government. Then you’re responsible for paying taxes on your profit minus expenses such as internet, office supplies, cell phone or anything business related. A good accountant can help you with your deductions. So that’s how it works. They don’t takes taxes out for you.

This benefits them and you if you have a good accountant. 😉 This turned me off at first but its rare to find a work at home job that handles your taxes.


Lori - January 8, 2009 Reply

If I were to get a work at home job, would I get a W-2 to report taxes taken out? How does it work with taxes?

Eddy Salomon - January 7, 2009 Reply

Hi Mary Jane,

Thanks for sharing. But you can post about scams in our scam section so others that look in that area can be warned about it:

In general Medical Transcription training will cost money just like learning any new specialized skill or going to college to get a better paying job. But I’ve never heard that a piece of software can teach you medical transcription. So that already raises my suspicion. Like any specialized training there is usually a teacher and training material.

But medical transcription is a great career and one of the few we actually recommend:

You may want to try your local community colleges. They sometimes offer the courses and offer financial aid if you qualify. Either way it’s a good investment if you’re getting the training from a credible source.

But it’s good you’re doing your research. That’s what we recommend here and walk folks through that in our scam section. Ripoffreports is a great site and one of the top fighting scam sites we recommend:

In any event, continued luck to you in your new career as a medical transcriptionist. It’s one of our favorite picks in the new year.


Mary Jane - January 7, 2009 Reply

Oops! Read through the rest of the posts and found one on this! But, my point being that I am doing my research and avoiding scams!

Mary Jane - January 7, 2009 Reply

Hi! don’t know if you are aware of this one – wants $496 for software so you can train to be a medial transcriptionist for free (!). I got into it from Yahoo HotJobs, but thanks to the wonderful people at ripoffreports, I won’t be sending them anything.

Eddy Salomon - January 6, 2009 Reply

Hi Linda,

You’re welcome. Some of the jobs you have mentioned are still available in large numbers to folks here in the states: Medical Transcription and Sales.
So you really shouldn’t have any problems finding or landing these if you have the experience we list so many of these at our other site and linked to those careers in that article I mentioned: So be sure to visit those jobs and apply.

Customer service seems to be another hot one. So definitely keep applying. Again we list many of them on the following pages:

So they are there, just apply. Be sure that you have an up to date resume that was professionally written to target the specific industry that you want a job in. Too often people are using old school resumes which get over looked. So that may be something else to consider. We’ve provided some other tips in the following articles:

Hope they help.


Linda in CO - January 6, 2009 Reply

Thank you, Eddy, and I appreciate the quick replies. I suppose that I assumed that there would be data entry, secretarial and medical transcriptionist jobs as well as sales and customer service since so many companies have outsourced those jobs in the past few years but most Americans are really frustrated with that. So I expected that American corporations would start to hire Americans to do that work. Also, I had a number of clients, when I had my own company, that worked from home, either in customer service or implementing orders or customer satisfaction (also customer service, lol) and I know the jobs are out there, but I suppose it is a job found from within a company.
Thanks for your help, I will keep looking!

Eddy Salomon - January 6, 2009 Reply

Hi Linda,

I’m assuming you were really referring to the site and not our site In any event isn’t a real website. It’s what we called a parked domain. It means that someone may have purchased the site and instead of putting real content on it, they’re just throwing up ads related to work at home. Usually these ads are vendors selling work at home information or products. Although we actually provide real content on our sites ( & we are also supported by sponsors and is why we always encourage folks to do their research when clicking on these ads:

In any event, in terms of making a $1 here and there, I understand your frustration and the real bills you have. But let me ask you a question? How much money are you making right now searching for those “real work at home jobs?” I would bet $0 and I could be wrong. What we’ve argued with people who are hell bent on traditional work at home jobs is to also take on many non-traditional work at home opportunities that pay little. Why? Because multiple streams of little income add up to some decent numbers and it can still be done while you spend hours searching for those “real work at home jobs” making nothing. Wouldn’t it be better to make some money while searching than no money like most make now?

That little money can be used for gas, or career training to get the skills that are in demand.
This brings me to another point, what type of “Real work at home jobs” are you searching for? Hopefully it’s not typing or data entry because those jobs are pretty much extinct. Most people have problems finding real work at home jobs because they’re looking for jobs that aren’t in demand. This is the whole reason we started 2009 with an article that details what jobs are really in demand:

So what you may need to do is expand your horizon when trying to achieve working at home. There are various available options out there but some pay little and others usually require some specialized skills that most of us didn’t acquire in our past work experience. And yes I know we all have a lot of past work experience in given fields but that doesn’t mean that they’re in demand and translate well in the work at home industry.

I learned that the hard way and decided to make the adjustments by getting involved with the non-traditional low paying opportunities. Eventually I learned to magnify the income of these opportunities by doing multiples of them. Then eventually this lead me to get involved in becoming an affiliate: which is ultimately how I started making “real money”. But it only happened because I was open to various opportunities. If not, I would still be looking for “traditional work at home jobs” in the fields that weren’t in demand. I would also still be working full time for the man instead of being home raising my little girl:

So, that’s just my two cents. Take it for what it’s worth. I’ve been involved in the work at home industry since the early 90’s in many capacities and what I’ve laid out here is the lesson I learned that ultimately made me successful and many of my counter parts.

Hope it will help you. Take care.


By the way, you may want to check out our jobs page for a list of resources to “real work at home jobs” :

Linda in CO - January 6, 2009 Reply

Sorry, Eddy, I didn\’t see your answer. One was and the others were survey sites that pay very little to nothing. Maybe I\’m looking in the wrong place?

Linda in CO - January 6, 2009 Reply

I have been fairly disapointed by the website, so far all I have found is survey sites that MIGHT pay me a dollar or two (?huh? I need a job, I have real life bills, not bubble gum money!) or sites where if I buy stuff, I might get a dollar or two (huh? I need to spend what I don’t have??) or maybe a site where I can post my resume, but many, if not all of the jobs are NOT work from home.
I am not seeing what is advertised to be on this site.

Eddy Salomon - January 6, 2009 Reply

Hey Jay,

Thanks for your question. However did you read question 10 above?
It pretty much addresses your inquiry. All I’m going to do when people ask me if a site is a scam is follow the steps in our scam video: to get the answer. So just feel free to do the same.

But I went ahead and did so. I was a bit surprised with the stuff that came up because it wasn’t as clear cut as these searches tend to be. So I’m actually going to write a post about this opportunity by the end of the week or early next week. So if you can hold off for a few days you’ll be able to read it. Just be sure you’re subscribed so you know when I post it:


Jay - January 6, 2009 Reply


I was searching for workathome jobs and came across GDI. They specialize in domains. Basically how it works is you pay $10 per month to get a domain and a .ws webpage. Then what you do is you get about 10 email address and send them links to the GDI page which basically sells itself and it encourages anybody who is starting a business or wants a website (webpage whatever) for personal use, to join with them. And you get $1 for each person you refer. So if you refer 10 people, there’s your monthly fee. If those 10 people refer other people then you get paid for those referrals too. So it’s a give or take kind of job and it doesn’t seem like a scam, however there’s alot of too good to be true jobs out there. So is this company legit?

Eddy Salomon - January 5, 2009 Reply

Hi Linda,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
But what survey company are you referring to? You didn’t provide the site name or url.
And you didn’t really go in detail on how you got scammed? Did you lose money? Sounds like you just don’t like what’s being offered as a reward for taking a survey and that’s fine.

In any event, we only recommend a hand few of survey sites. So I would be interested in knowing which one you’re having a problem with. I have personally tried each of those survey companies I recommended and never had a problem.

Just to be clear, my personal survey recommendations are






So if it’s not the ones listed above, I didn’t personally recommend it. Sounds like you may have clicked on an ad. Or it’s possible you tried one of the survey companies listed with some get paid to try offers site. Either way when in doubt you should always use our scam section to do your research:

We’re not infallible. Sometimes companies may change since the time we recommend them. But I don’t think this is one of those cases.


Linda in CO - January 5, 2009 Reply

I just spent an hour filling out info on a survey site recommended on this site, only to find out it is a scam. Oh, I MIGHT win a night at the Marriott, but no $$ that I can see.

Why is it recommended? I need a job, money! I don’t care about a night at the Marriott right now, unless I can work for them.

I hope I can find something on this website that won’t waste my time, and that I don’t find my email inbox full of trash….

Eddy Salomon - November 24, 2008 Reply

Hi Donna,

From what I’ve heard ChaCha is a pretty good site. It’s received a lot of positive media coverage. Recently they’ve improved their interface for their work at home workers. So all and all it’s a decent site. I even tried working for them for a while but decided to focus my efforts more on my other career as a blogger and affiliate:

But it’s definitely worth a shot. However its always good to read some of the feedback of others that have worked with this company. So try using the tips in our scam video to get various perspectives:

Hope this helps.


DonnaL5848 - November 21, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Do you know anything about “ChaCha”? Their Website is

I’d appreciate your input.



Eddy Salomon - November 4, 2008 Reply

Hi Martin,

I doubt that your employer is going to be browsing for resumes outside their own industry. It seems pointless to do so. And again, try to find job sites that allow you to post anonymously, this would help you avoid a lot of this.

And as I said before if you’re so concerned about this employer finding out that you’re searching for another opportunity just give some of the non-traditional opportunities we’ve recommended a try:

Hope this helps.


Martin C. Meyer - November 4, 2008 Reply

Eddy, I would also like to add this from the question that I just asked you. P.S. I also would like to know. Can an employer in an occupation such as my employer in the automotive industry know of accidentally viewing my resume? View my resume if I am looking for a job working at home on the computer in another occupation job category? Or can they only view resumes in their field of employment and not be able to view resumes in other fields of employment? Thank you again for understanding my concern in this
matter. Martin Chris Meyer

Martin C. Meyer - November 4, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

This is continued from my last question to you on hiding a employer from viewing my resume. I was thinking is there a way that I can see what employers use you as to I guess it would be the same thing companies that uses you. I would really appreciate this in this matter of not having my current employer not knowing of myself looking for another employment else where. And I would like to know, can and would an employer from a Industry such as Automotive accidentally view a Cover Letter and Resume from another Industry such as an employment that I am searching to post my Cover Letter and Resume on an employment to Work at Home as a Desktop Publisher or Web Graphic Designer working on the computer at Home? Or can they or do they only view Cover Letters and Resumes from their field of employment? Thank you for understanding my concern.

Sincerely yours,

Martin Chris Meyer

Sincerely yours,

Martin Chris Meyer

Eddy Salomon - November 3, 2008 Reply

Sumeet, is another website that is misrepresenting the career of affiliate marketing This isn’t some traditional job as they would have you believe from their site.

So with that said, I wouldn’t purchase anything from them. However you should definitely invest in learning how to succeed with affiliate marketing. It’s how I make my living and it can do very well for you too if you have the right people training you.


Eddy Salomon - November 3, 2008 Reply

Hi Sabrina,

Did you go to our scam section and follow the advice in our video to do your research:

I was able to find a lot of information on this company in seconds. So give it a try. We try teach folks how to do research on their own so you can “fish for yourself” which will help you avoid scams all the time rather than depending on one resource for the answer.

So try the advice in the video. You’ll have your answer in seconds.


Sumeet - November 2, 2008 Reply

i want to know about the site which commit about formfilling jobs, sign-up amount asked is $19.95. So i want to know is it legitimate, ethical web-site? Are the peoples are earning from the same?

Sabrina - November 1, 2008 Reply

I wanted to know if this work at home website is legit. Thank you

Eddy Salomon - October 31, 2008 Reply

Hi Nikki,

Thanks so much for the kind words. I am very happy you found our site and we’ve been able to help you.
It’s always great to hear when our users are taking action on our advice and recommendations. It will pay off.


Nikki - October 30, 2008 Reply

Hi there! I am new to your website.And I just want to tell you,I LOVE IT. You have built an amazing site here! I am a stay at home mom,have been looking for at home jobs for along time. I applied for several (customer service jobs) you have on here,And alot of the other “Odd jobs”. Right now,I have 3 websites I am an affiliate with, And I just started doing about 4 survey sites. I really appreciate how hard you’ve worked on your website!

Thanks so much,

– Nikki

Eddy Salomon - October 26, 2008 Reply

Hi Doris,

Did you read all the questions and answers above because we’ve pretty much addressed all your questions there?

Take care.


Doris - October 26, 2008 Reply

I am looking for a work at home job, I can do part time and make full time pay check. Must not cost me a cent to start.

I have severe arthritis and soon I won’t be able to walk well.

I would prefer limited phone contact with customers.

I would like typing or data entry. Real data entry for a real company



Eddy Salomon - October 25, 2008 Reply

Hi Martin,

Thanks for your question.

I think you have a few options.

1. Don’t post your resume online. You can just email your resume directly to employers. But then you risk missing out on the employers who don’t post jobs but just search resume databases.

2. You can focus on non-traditonal work at home opportunities such as mystery shopping, focus groups, survey takers, etc:

They don’t require a resume.

3. And finally I believe some job sites allow you to keep your contact information private. The employer can see your work experience but they can’t see your name or contact information and they contact you anonymously through the job site. Unfortunately I don’t know of these sites off the top of my head but I think most of the big ones offer this. You can always contact them or just do a test resume to see if there is that option.

That’s pretty much all I can think of. If anyone else has some advice, please share to help Martin out.



Martin Chris Meyer - October 24, 2008 Reply


I really do not know how to ask you of this question, but please understand my concern in this matter. I believe that future employers will view my resume. Alright, now I am asking that I do not want my current, present employer that I have right now, know about my search for a job. How would I be able to hide my resume or any information from my employer that I am seeking a search for another employment elsewhere? If you want to know what my employment is right now, it is in the automotive industry. I work for a auto part store. And I am very much interested in working on the computer working at home. So how would I be able to hide my resume and any information from my employer that I have right now that I am seeking a search for another job as I have asked above and before. Thank you very much and for also understanding my concern.

Sincerely yours,

Martin Chris Meyer

Eddy Salomon - October 23, 2008 Reply

I’m happy that it helped Yvonne! I know people get annoyed when I don’t just tell them if a company is a scam or not when they ask me. But it’s because I want people to know how to “fish for themselves” so they can always tell what company is a scam without depending on me or anyone else.

Because all I do is exactly what you saw in the video.
And you’re proof that it works. So thanks for sharing.


Yvonne - October 23, 2008 Reply

I did what your video said to do on how to look for a scam and it worked.
Thank you and God Bless you for helping me save my money.


Eddy Salomon - October 23, 2008 Reply

Hi Yvonne,

Thanks for contacting us. Sounds like you clicked on an ad not a job. We’ve never mailed out a job offer from this company. We tend to send out just informative articles.

The only companies we personal recommend for learning about medical transcription and that provide job placement is the one listed on the following page:

So that’s where you should head if you’re interested in that career.

I’ve never heard that it’s a requirement to pay $500 for any stupid software. Training may be a different matter but not software. So this already sounds fishy. I followed the advice in our scam video: and was able to find tons of stuff about this so called job opportunity and company.

I would encourage you to do the same so you know how to research companies and avoid scams.

In any event, hopefully this helps you.

Take care.


yvonne - October 23, 2008 Reply


I received a job offer from a company by the name of Transam Associates, Inc. it is a medical transcription company. The cost of the soft ware is about $500. I received this job offer after I signed up on your web site. They said they are a memeber of the Florida chamber of commerce and they are on the board of directiors also. Can you please check this company out before I spend my hard earned money on the soft ware. The also offer free training but they should since the I would have to pay $500 for the soft ware and you get a job after you finish training, you don’t have to pay all the money up front either. Please let me know what you think and also can you tell me how I can do my own scam search on companies. Thanks

Eddy Salomon - October 21, 2008 Reply

Hi Morgan,

Herbalife is really “iffy” to me. I know people are making tons of money with the company but I also know a lot of people that have tons of their products sitting in their garage that they can’t sell. So I’m torn about them. You hear good and horror stories about them. Personally I don’t like the idea of peddling products that are overpriced that most people would rather just buy at their supermarket. I think it’s a harder sell.

It’s easier to sell people what they have specifically asked for which is why I like affiliate marketing better.

But to each their own. People do make money with herbalife but it wasn’t my thing.


Morgan - October 20, 2008 Reply

What is your opinion on the herbalife distributors gig? I have heard tons of positive things but also a bunch of negative. It’s hard for me to tell if the positive ones are somehow linked directly back to the original (pti central) website. What do you think? Thanks!

Eddy Salomon - October 14, 2008 Reply

Hi Amber,

Thanks for contacting me about
I did exactly as suggested in our scam video:

and was able to find a lot of information that leads me to believe that it should be avoided. Did you try the steps in our scam video?


Amber - October 10, 2008 Reply

I wanted to know if this is legit I looked them up did as you said with the researching them. Could not find anything on the with BBB online or searching them on google or yahoo. Please can you help me to know if this is legit or not?

Eddy Salomon - October 8, 2008 Reply

Hi Sharon,

You’re quite welcome. That’s actually a great question. That was an oversight by me. Depending on the company you’re working with you’ll be paid via, check or direct deposit. 90% of the work at home companies will view you as an independent contractor not an employee. This means you’ll be responsible for your own taxes. So you’ll need to fill out a w-9 and discuss with your tax professional what your write offs will be. They may include things like your phone bill, internet bill, home office, supplies, etc.

I hope this helps answers your question. Most companies you work with will provide you all these details.


Sharon - October 8, 2008 Reply

Dear Eddy,

Thanks for all your words of wisdom. I am looking at the option of a work at home job (or freelance job) and my question seems a little stupid to me.

How do you get paid? In a paycheck? Are you w-2? 1099? What exactly is paypal? See, I am a novice, but trying to learn. If you could direct me to a site where I might glean this info, I would be greatly appreciative.



Eddy Salomon - September 29, 2008 Reply

Hi Cassandra,

Thanks for your question. As stated in the question 12, I refer you to our scam section: The steps listed in the video there is exactly how I research any company.

However with that said, I’ve actually answered this question already on number 11 above:

“11. Are checking cashing, wire transferring or check processing jobs a scam?

* Yes they are scams no matter how good they sound. This is one of the hottest scams right now. People let their guards down because the company doesn’t ask you for money. Instead they’re giving you checks to cash and in return you get to keep some money for yourself. (Usually 10%) How nice of these companies, right? Wrong! You’ll end up losing tons of money and having your bank drop you like a bad habit. If you want more details about this scam visit our scam page of course by click here. The articles you should read are as follows:

Fake Checks & Wire Transfer Scams

Derby House Fabrics Bookkeeper Job Scam!

So just go right above and read that question and click on the links. At the end of the day this so called job opportunity should be avoided.

Feel free to report this company in our scam section so others know about it. All the details you provided above were very helpful and it should help others avoid this company and any like it.

Hope this helps.


P.S. This is exactly why I tell work at home seekers that reading is so important. People end up getting scammed or missing out on great work at home opportunities because they skim through material. I know we’re all very busy but it’s these type of situations that bring home my point.

Cassandra - September 28, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,

Just needed to know if you have heard of a company called Outlanders Textiles or Standard Textiles they are supposed to be the same company, from my understanding they have something to do with exporting. There main headquarters is located in China. Well anyway I sent my resume to them and they responded back, and I did a online interview and I sent this information back, then they responded back to me again and they offered me a job but the thing is customers will send me there payments and I will have to cash them at my bank and I will get 10% of that and send the balance through moneygram or western union and they will also send me a check for the work that I do. They are supplying everything computer, all in one fax, copier, and scanner a.nd sending me funds to pay for shipping and what ever else that I’m suppose to have to do my job this is petty cash. This job is not asking me for any money. IS THIS JOB LEGITIMATE or how can I find out for sure, I’m going to contact the BBB before I agree to do this. SORRY this was so long but I needed to run this by you since you find out a lot of information. Your help is APPRECIATED.

Thank you.

Eddy Salomon - September 19, 2008 Reply

Hi Denise,

Thanks for contacting us.
I’m going to assume you’re totally new to this site because just on this page we specifically recommend against paying companies like this, especially when you consider we have a free job listing section:

1. In any event, if you paid by credit card, contact your credit card company and have them reverse the charges and tell them the reasons why, so they can put it in their system that the company has defrauded you if that’s the case.

2. I was able to find some limited information on this company by visiting the following page:
Not surprisingly, this company has hidden most of it’s contact information. What you can do is contact the company that their site is hosted on which appears to be:
Ask the hosting company if they have any contact information for the site owners of realdataentry and could they provide it to you or pass down a message on your behalf. The message should be very simple. “Please refund my money because you have misrepresented what you were suppose to provide. if not I will report you to the BBB, my credit card company and all other work at home scam prevention sites like the ones found on this page: I’m giving you 48hours to respond and start the refund process.”

Hopefully this gives you somewhere to start. If you paid by cash or check, you’re pretty much screwed. But you can still make it a point to report this company to scam fighting websites and ruin this company’s reputation and help warn others.

In any event, hope this helps. Please do yourself a favor and review our scam page:

read our articles:

read the page you’re on completely

and become a subscriber:

This should help educate you and avoid being scammed in the future. Furthermore you’ll be exposed to various legitimate ways to make money at home now.

Good luck either way.


Denise - September 19, 2008 Reply

Can someone please help me , I can not find the address of or a phone number I think they scammed me. They owe me 80.00 dollars and I need to find out if this company is A scam or what’s going on. Or did they go out of business. I need some information so I can contact the better business bureau. Thank you very much

Eddy Salomon - September 19, 2008 Reply

Hi Beverly,

I’m not sure if you read the questions above but if not, you should go back and do so because we’ve pretty much addressed the whole likelihood of getting a regular data entry job is like winning the lotto.

However if you want to get paid for doing some form of typing follow the advice I provided above and look into medical transcription: that is your best bet at securing that type of work. Otherwise you’re going to be wasting a lot of time searching for jobs that don’t really exist and competing against every single work at home seeker that wants to do data entry or typing at home.

Trust me when I say its a waste of time when there are so many other available careers out there. If you don’t limit your career choices you can be successful working at home now like so many of our other subscribers:

Hope this helps. I know it’s not what people want to hear but that’s the reality of the situation and we don’t like “bs’ing” people with what may be.

Hopefully you can appreciate that.


Beverly - September 19, 2008 Reply

I am currently working for a bank where all I do is 10 key all day; Im looking for something similar to do at home for part-time. I use to key for this companty at home (Key for Cash) but my assignment has ended there were no fees I keyed anytime and actually got paid. Can you help me in finding another
job like this on the internet?

Eddy Salomon - September 14, 2008 Reply

Hi again Matt,

We don’t personally hire folks here at wahns. We just refer you to companies that do. The exception to that is when we’re looking for people with technical skills like programming, graphic design, etc. Ironically these are the traditional work at hom jobs that tend to be available in large numbers.

Assembly work is very trickery. What you’ll find is that many of the companies have super human requirements for the assembly that you produce. So from what I’ve read many things you assemble are rejected which means you end up losing money when you consider the money you spent on supplies, etc.

So personally I wouldn’t go for it. Most newbies tend to look for that and quickly realize it’s not worth the effort.

Now with that said, I do like Disciples Crosses because they allow you to take whatever you make and sell to others on your own or back to their company.
But I think you’re probably better off selling it on your own.

So visit the following page:

Hope it helps.


Matt - September 14, 2008 Reply

Hi this is Matt, I was wondering if you guys here at, ( have any home assembly type work because I love assembling things or making things out of wood, (ect.).

Also if you don’t have any of that type of work here at this site would you be able to point a work from home beginner like me in the right direction or towards an honest site that might have that type of work?

You know an honest site like this one but more of an oppratunity for assembly type work. That you so much for taking the time to read this question.

Take care now, and God Bless You.

Have a nice week too.

Eddy Salomon - September 12, 2008 Reply

Hi Yvette,

Visit our parent site
and type in medical coding or medical billing.
But we tend to only get medical transcription jobs and tons of them. So if you have experience in that field you’ll find a lot of options available to you.

Its the one typing career we recommend strongly:

I hope this helps.


Yvette - September 12, 2008 Reply

I am trying to find a legitimate Medical Billing and Coding job at home. Can you refer me to a site?

Eddy Salomon - September 7, 2008 Reply

Hi Octavia,

I’m assuming your viewing some of the jobs listed on the following page:

What you need to do is click on the title of the jobs listed on that page and it will bring you the actual job listing where all the links to apply can be found.

I hope this helps.


Octavia - September 7, 2008 Reply

I wanted to know why there isn’t a “view website” link on the right side of the page to apply for a job.

Eddy Salomon - September 2, 2008 Reply

Hi Cassandra,

Well Affiliate marketing takes some time to get rolling. I think that’s why Kyle and Carson at Wealthy Affiliate provide those features on their site to help would be affiliates make money as they learn. So hopefully when you’re able to afford the training you’ll be able to take advantage of that feature of Wealthy Affiliate.

Project pay day in a nutshell is a variation of get paid to try offers program which can be very profitable if you’re organized and follow some of the tips I’ve listed here:

What project pay day teaches you is how to get paid for doing offers for other people that need referrals to make them money. So it’s an added way to make money with get paid offers.

The basic concept is there are forums where people pay you for doing offers. You visit the forum and see how much people are willing to pay you for doing certain offers (which are usually paid, or risk free trials). You do the offers and get paid. Obviously the key is to make more than you may have to dish out to make money. But unlike with a typical get paid offer site where you’ll have to wait a month or so to get paid, the people on the forum will pay you once they receive notification from the get paid to try offer companies that you completed an offer. This could be in a matter of hours. So it’s a quick way to make cash now provided you’re organized like I mentioned in the page above. They’re some negatives which I described in the page above as well which people complain about. So you have to be real with yourself in terms of your tolerance.

So that’s project pay day in a nutshell. They go into more detail than I just provided and offer other techniques as well. For some people it’s a great way for making money while for others it isn’t. And honestly I really think that’s more a result of not being organized in canceling offers or picking bad offers to do.

But to each their own.

Hope this helps.


Cassandra - September 2, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy, as of today I still have not made any MONEY with LegitOnlineJobs, but I have not given up. I want to purchase WA’s but can’t afford it at the moment. Can you give me the truth about Project PayDay? I’m thinking about giving them a try since its free to join and hopefully I can start earning money like they guarantee. Thanks…

Eddy Salomon - September 1, 2008 Reply

Hi C,

In regards to ,
Something seems fishy to me about them. Did you try doing your research as suggested in our scam section:

From the quick research I did, the one thing I noticed is that they have their ads plastered on all free classifieds and multiple times. This is a tactic that many scam artist or people trying to push a home business opportunity or some work at home product do.

So personally I would avoid it. As stated in the questions above, if you want to find legitimate and available data entry or typing jobs go after the ones that actually exist such as Medical Transcription.

Or if you need to make money sooner and can’t afford the training associated with this career take action on non-traditional work at home opportunities like the ones we recommend in our articles page:

But whatever you do, don’t let desperation blind your judgment and go with sites promising you the sun, moon and stars. It’s usually a recipe for disaster and how so many of us have been scammed.

Good luck either way though.


Eddy Salomon - September 1, 2008 Reply

Hi Mandisa,

Thanks for contacting me with your question.
Apparently Synovate has several BBB reports.
The one you’re referring to is from about 5 years ago.
Initially when I saw it, I thought that this company was a dud.

But then I read the most recent review:

which is from April 2008 and there wasn’t much there that made me concerned. So that’s why I personally joined the company and referred it to others as a possibility for them as well.

As I said in my previous articles about the BBB:

You have take their reports with a grain of salt. I didn’t read a large number of consistent complaints recently so that put me at ease. Considering how long the company has been around the total number of complaints were minor vs some that you find against rebate processing sites or cash gifting scams.

And as I’ve said many times, having a few complaints doesn’t make a company a scam. If you do a BBB search on Microsoft, Disney, Jetblue, etc. etc. You’ll find that they all have a fair number of complaints.

That doesn’t mean that these companies are scams. You have to look at the bigger picture when trying to judge a company. I know this industry is flooded with scams so we’re all a bit antsy and quick on the trigger to call everything a scam. But it’s not necessarily the case for all companies when you take everything into consideration.

At the end of the day we all have to make a decisions based on our own views. Based on the research I did this company was worth giving a shot and why I joined. I didn’t see much of a risk in doing so. But it doesn’t mean that you or anyone reading this blog has to follow my lead. But most that do tend to make money.
So it is what it is.

But I’m happy to see you’re doing your research and at the end of the day, that’s what we encourage people to do. This way you can make informed decisions that are right for you and not based on what I or others may try to convince you to do.

So thanks for that question. It’s a totally valid and appreciated.


Mandisa Brenda Burr - August 31, 2008 Reply

Nature Of Business

I just went on Better Business Bureau Web site, and this is what I found about Synovate:

This company conducts market research surveys. Consumers should be aware that since the company does not conduct telemarketing, it is exempt from the Do Not Call laws and from the National Registry. Synovate conducts research aimed at getting respondents’ opinions and does not sell any products. Although the company is exempt from the
National Do Not Call Registry, it does have an internal company Do Not Call list

This company did resolve some of its complaints, but my question is: Why is this company on your Web site if it has an unsatisfactory mark by the BBB?

c - August 31, 2008 Reply

Message: Does anyone know if this site is legitimate?

Has anyone here done work for them and had a good experience working with them?

Eddy Salomon - August 25, 2008 Reply

Hi Monique,

I’m happy you found our site as well. =)
We try our best to provide as much quality information as we can.

In terms of affiliate programs, the only company that I know of that pays you per click is Google Adsense and that requires that you have a site and get people to the site which is pretty much a similar process I described in the first video of our affiliate page:

Trust me getting paid per lead is just as easy as the pay per click. So don’t let that deter you from jumping in. A work at home career as an affiliate is about helping people find what they’re looking for. So your job as an affiliate is to be where these people hang out. So like I showed you in that affiliate video, find forums,blogs, sites where people looking for work at home hang out and try to be helpful.

So for instance if some one is concerned about scams, you may give them resources that has helped you such as our page: or some other page. This will build a relationship and credibility since we’re all skeptical work at home seekers. Then if they ask you do you know of where I can find legitimate work at home then you could mention mysurvey with your affiliate link or email them privately and let them know you know of a legit
program if they’re interested.

Since you’ve already provided previous helpful information then people are more inclined to trust your recommendations. So when you gain folks trust, be sure you’re recommending good companies you’re affiliated with. Fortunately My survey is one of them.

Now honestly this can get very tedious and require a lot of time at first. Eventually you’ll want to step up your efforts and make this easier. You’ll also want to reach more people. So that’s when training advanced techniques come in to play. Otherwise it will be hard to earn a significant amount of income. I learned this first hand and why you see I encourage training so much. It really makes a world a difference in all facets of your life.

Hope this helps.


Monique - August 25, 2008 Reply

Dear Eddy, I’m so glad I found your site, you have a wealth of information that I’ve been searching for, FOR YEARS…my question to you is in your video about you spoke about the affiliate program and how they pay you per sign up, do they have a pay per click option. If not are their any other survey sites that you promote(for FREE…lol) with pay per click affiliate program?

Eddy Salomon - August 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Cynthia,

Have you tried visiting our international page: as suggested in the question above about international work at home?


Cynthia - August 22, 2008 Reply

Hi There,

my question is related to a hearing disability. It’s so frustrating so many of the work from home have a video you have to watch to find out what it’s all about. Yes, you’ve guessed it not being able to hear I cant follow what’s being said.

So I came across your site with jobs on offer for people with disabilities. I decided to follow up and hit another snag.

I live in South Africa and all that I looked at said sorry this offer is not available in your location.

I need work that I can do. I have excellent English language skills. would throughly enjoy proof reading or editing work. I’ve advertised myself silly and have not one response so it seems that that avenue is closed.

What can you suggest I do to find work. I’m in desparate need to earn money. Being on a government social pension I’m really battling to keep my head above water, but I’m very close to drowning.

Eddy Salomon - August 19, 2008 Reply

Hi Again Sheila,

You’re quite welcome. Sorry for being so long with it. But everyone knows I tend to ramble off. LOL

Trust me when I say I’m not going anywhere. I’m not planning to sell my site to anyone and trust me I’ve been asked several times. Helping you guys achieve what I have recently achieved is my goal and obsession. So as long as people are interested and discovering how to work at home and avoid scams, I’ll be here.

Honestly I already feel that God has blessed me many times over. I have a beautiful healthy baby girl and a wonderful supportive wife. I may not be rich yet in terms of money but I’m filthy rich when it comes to being surrounding by good hearted family, friends and my loyal visitors. So I think I’m already very blessed. But thanks for wishing that on me. =) We can never have too much of God’s favor. =)

Take care and thanks for writing again.


Sheila H. - August 19, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy !!

WOW, Thank you for your GREAT answer !! Very detailed and lots of info which is so important to me (a beginner). Yes, you have completely gained my trust and knowing that I can contact you and ask you a question here and there is truly a wonderful feeling. I hope you never leave this site, so many of us would panic !! LOL
Thank you for all your kindness in helping others. You really make sure that people understand what they are doing, give them tips, and point them in the right direction.
I know that God will reward you for all that you do for other people !!
Talk to ya soon and Thanks again !!
Take care,
Sheila H.

Eddy Salomon - August 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Sheila,

Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them. I always tell my wife when I get comments like this that I love my career and feel like now I’m making a difference in people’s lives. Corporate America never made me feel like that. So thanks for sharing that with me.

I have to laugh because I’m a member of Profitlance as well but to be honest haven’t been back since logging in a few months ago. As you may have gathered from my blog, I’m very big on investing in one’s future so I try to buy different information products if I’ve heard good things about them.

And I think those guys do a good job of covering a lot of areas of affiliate marketing. And if I didn’t have WA to compare them to, I would say they’re fine for most people.

But since I do have something to compare it to, I’ve listed the weaknesses of their company and many of the other alternatives people have asked me about:

1. Lack of one on one support from EXPERIENCED internet marketers. Many of you are brand new and you’re going to have tons of questions. (I know because you have been asking me behind the scenes after buying other products that compete against wealthy affiliate.) Most of these products are just about the sale and not about your success so you’re sent to some help desk and not to an experienced marketer.

How are you suppose to be successful if your questions are being answered by someone that is just giving you canned responses and never made money as an affiliate? If I want advice about medicine I go to a pharmacist, I don’t go to my garbage man. And that’s where you’re being sent when questions arise.

2. Wealthy Affiliate now actually pays you as you learn via their WA gold program. That is huge especially when you’re getting started because it can be discouraging at times when you don’t see the money at first. So I think Kyle and Carson understand this and why they implemented that program. You can read more about it and watch videos here:
Ask any of the competing companies if they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is and pay you as you learn. See what they say..

3. Work At Home Job Board. WA has their own job board where other members hire each other for various work at home task. The great thing about this is that it’s members only so the competition is like 0. So in addition to their WA gold program you’re able to make money with traditional work at home jobs while mastering your career as an affiliate. So one way or another you’re going to be making money at home.

4. WA Tools. Right now as a newbie you’re not going to be able to appreciate all the tools that you read about on the wealthy affiliate page: It’s totally over your head what they mean to your career at this point. You read the stuff and think to yoruself, what the hell is all this? And why do I care? But trust me as you’re getting trained and being more active in your career you’re going to thank those guys for including all those tools for free because they become so instrumental as you advance in your career. People outside of WA end up having to pay for that stuff themselves which can be very pricey.

So that’s my only criticism of all the cheaper alternatives that everyone seems to be looking at since reading my article. lol

If you don’t need any of the things I mentioned above then go with any of the hundred of affiliate products out there. But for people that need personalized help, want to earn as they learn and don’t want to end up spending more money for tools they’ll need down the line, then WA is the place to be.

I totally understand why people are shopping around. I think folks are under the impression I’m just pushing WA because I’m an affiliate. But if you’ve read my blog long enough you’ll see I only push things that I really believe in and have seen work for myself. I would hope that would mean something to folks especially considering all the work I put in helping everyone avoid scams and find legit free alternate work at home opportunities.

So I hope that counts for something.

In any event thanks for your question Sheila. I really appreciate the fact that I have gained your trust and you recognize that I’m a straight shooter.

Good luck either way. I am just happy to hear that so many of you are investing in yourself and pursuing a career that can change your life forever. So bravo to all of you. =)


Sheila H. - August 18, 2008 Reply

Hi there Eddy,

First of all, I love your site and trust your info. Thank you for having it and providing such great answers to those of us who are newbies and beginners.

I was wanting your honest opinion on something. I have already joined another program, called Profit Lance and I heard so many great things about this one, but I also know that the Wealthy Affiliates program is great also. I know that you really, really think that the Wealthy Affiliate program is a great one to join but tell me honestly….which one is better and why?? Can you give me some examples??
I am so anxious to get into the best program and completely give 100%. I am a newbie, I have soooooo much to learn but I just want to be in the best program and I need direction on this.

Thank you for your time and honesty !!
Sheila Hasselback

Eddy Salomon - August 15, 2008 Reply

Hi again Rose,

I’m glad to hear you’re doing your research!

I am very familiar with the Rich Jerk. I actually bought their ebook a year or two ago. He’s basically teaching about affiliate marketing as well.

His style is very abrasive but it’s just a marketing tactic to set himself apart from everyone else. But its the same poop, different toilet. lol

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t really impressed. Like so many ebooks they just throw things at you and provide no real one on one support.

I think I even deleted it off my computer. It also included a lot of outdated material. But that may have changed. Personally I would pass on it but that’s me. is a better bet. They’ve recently introduced a program where they’re actually paying members as they learn their affiliate career and have a work at home job section that is only open to members.

Check it out:

So yet another reason why its better to learn about affiliate marketing from Kyle and Carson. There are a lot of products that teach you about affiliate marketing but none of them actually pay you as you learn or offer you work at home jobs as you learn. There really is no substitute for what these guys are doing. It may cost a little more than a lot of the ebooks you may run into. But trust me when I say you get what you pay for. lol

Good luck.


Rose - August 15, 2008 Reply

Hey Eddy!

Have you ever checked this one out?

Is it a load of ‘who-ha’??

Been doing some research and this guy is ranked up there with your guys Kyle and Carson. Just wanted to get a feel for your thoughts, since so far in the short time I have been chatting with you, youve given me some solid honest opinions/advice.


Eddy Salomon - August 15, 2008 Reply

Hi Karla,

It all depends on the company. When in doubt it’s better to just ask than assume.

I know for a fact that a work at home career as an affiliate is international because there are companies worldwide that have affiliate programs. So that may be an option for you.

Have you also visited our international section as mentioned above?

Hope this helps.


karla - August 15, 2008 Reply


i was wondering can people from the caribbean like st.vicnent and the grenadines apply for jobs like these(working from home)?

Eddy Salomon - August 14, 2008 Reply

Hi Rose,

You’re quite welcome. Sorry for the lengthy response. I’m guilty of babbling sometimes. LOL But I am very passionate about my career as an affiliate so I get very excited when I talk about it because its changed my life so much that I want that for everyone.

In any event, Let me know if you have any more questions after reading the page:

In regards to your question about legit paid surveys, yes its safe to give your address to the ones we personally recommend. I’ve personally signed up for all of them and never had any problems with people selling my information.

In terms of making money with these sites, yes I have.
If you visit and check out the video section you’ll see videos on me making money with two survey companies. is my personal favorite.

So yes you can and will make money with them. Read the comments of some of the survey companies I have recommended and you’ll see people chiming in that they are making money.

If we’re personally recommending something, its because we’ve tried it and make money with it.

In any event, go look around the site. Sounds like you have a lot of exploring to do. =) We have a lot of great information here if you spend the time going through it.

Good luck either way.

Sounds like you’re a smart cookie. So I expect you’ll do well with any of the many opportunities you may try on this site.


Rose - August 14, 2008 Reply

Thanks for the reply. I wasnt expecting such a lengthy one, but it’s nice to know that you care enough to be very precise and detailed in your responses to people.

I admit, I didnt read all the info on the affiliate venture as it seemed like a lot and typically I am the type of person that likes to have key points laid out rather than all the little details, but I see that the little details here are very important. With that being said, I will take more time to read everything on yours and the WA site.

Not to switch gears on you, but I have also checked out various paid, no fee survey sites and was just curious about a couple things. Most of them ask for home address, telephone #’s, etc – things I am not too readily willing to give out because I fear they will turn around and sell my information. Does this happen? Are there sites you can recommend that are legit and that I can make money off of? I have the time and ambition, but dont want to waste my time if there isnt going to be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (no matter how large or small it may be).

Thanks again, Eddy!


Eddy Salomon - August 13, 2008 Reply

Hi Rose,

Thanks for your kind words! Please be sure to become a subscriber so you stay updated on any other new content I may write:

I’m happy you appreciate my honesty and candid nature. I try my best to “keep it real” with folks because too many sites are just out there to rip off people without really providing any value. So we try our best to actually help people here.

In any event, let me applaud you for having enough faith in yourself to considering a career as an affiliate. That’s definitely a step in the right direction.

Now in terms of your questions, I get the sneaking suspicion that you only scanned through my detailed wealthy affiliate page:

It’s okay. I know its like reading the Bible from cover to cover. LOL But the reason it’s so long is because I cover a lot of material about the career there. Many of the questions you’ve just asked are actually already covered there. So please go back and take 15-20 minutes to read all the material, watch the videos and listen to the audios. I guarantee it will make things a lot clearer for you.

With that said I’ll respond to some of your questions here as well.

Yes Ad typing and being an affiliate are one in the same. Read the WA page carefully and watch the videos and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

The reason I was able to become successful prior to finding Wealthy Affiliate was really dumb luck if you ask me. I made so many avoidable and costly mistakes. I was like a chicken without a head jumping from forum to forum trying to learn this stuff on my own. Although I was eventually successful with my career, it could have happened in a matter of weeks rather than the years it took me, if I had the proper guidance and training

Why do you think I recommend WA so much? I don’t want to see you guys follow my stupid mistakes and take longer than need be to be successful.

I understand your skepticism. Since I was pretty successful as an affiliate already, I struggled for weeks with my decision to join Wealthy Affiliate. My thought process was could they really teach an old dog new tricks?

But fortunately for me, I relented and joined and it’s been the best investment. I am still a member and don’t see myself giving it up any time soon.

The only way you’ll join WA and not get anything out of it is unless you choose not to put in the work and follow the 8 week plan that have for beginners like yourself.

Furthermore they recently added some things in the site that provides all new members the ability to work at home with traditional jobs as you’re trained as an affiliate. And they’re also paying people for participating in the forums of the WA members area. I created a video to illustrate this on the following page: within the questions area.

So one way or another you’ll get something out of your membership. The ultimate goal is to be a successful affiliate and work for yourself. So when you keep that in mind there shouldn’t be a time frame on your success.

If I would’ve said, I’m giving affiliate marketing a month to make money, I would still be working outside my home instead of raising my new baby girl and being home with my wife who was able to take the year off to raise our baby girl.

Knowing that I was building up my affiliate career is what helped me deal with shady corporate America and dealing with the man controlling my destiny. It was like having an ace in my pocket that I knew I would pull out on them one day. And it was the best feeling in the world when I did that this past November:

So if you’re really serious about this career don’t take failure as an option and you’ll eventually succeed like a did. But do yourself a favor and don’t follow my dumb lead and try to do it own your on. It really does just make it more difficult and causes a lot of confusion.

In any event, I hope this helps.

I’m sure when you read the page more carefully and watch all the videos, you’ll have a better idea of how Wealthy Affiliate will help you succeed like it did for me.

Take care.


Rose - August 13, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy

I came upon your site today and thus far am very impressed with your honest and candid way of laying it all out there!

I am interested in embarking on a career as an affiliate internet marketer but after reading your article, I have to ask, is an Ad Typist the same as an Affiliate Internet Marketer? I have done some research on your site as well as on the Wealthy Affiliate site and I have to admit, I am skeptical. How were you able to successfully do it without the assistance of a site such as this? My main concern is I am going to be paying these guys $40 per month and may not get anything out of it. How long do is it recommended that I be a member? Can I eventually branch out on my own?

So many questions… I just want to be sure and with very little start-up funds, it’s a scary venture for me, but I know that I need to make a change as I am currently miserable in the land of corporate america and I want to be able to not only increase my earning potential, but have a more flexible schedule where I can get to living my life for me instead of for “the man”.

Any advice you can provide would be appreciated.

Eddy Salomon - August 10, 2008 Reply

Hi Deb,

Sorry for the delay. I was trying to do some research on this company using the techniques on our scam page:

So far this sounds very similar to FusionCash, Projectpayday, etc. And I know from personal experience that get paid offers do work well as long as you’re organized and pick legitimate offers.

I may give this a try just to make sure it does work with these companies. But based on what I’ve seen and research I’ve done, this could work fine. If it does,
I’ll be creating a video and introducing it to folks in more detail.

Thanks for your question Deb!


Deb Hopkins - August 8, 2008 Reply


What do you think about sites such as zero2riches, etc…which are like fusion cash but provide free training, websites, resources, support as far as working at home go?

Eddy Salomon - August 5, 2008 Reply

Hi Cassandra,

First and foremost, let me applaud you for investing in your work at home career as an affiliate. I also have to commend you for not just throwing your hands in the air and calling LegitOnlineJobs a scam just because you’ve run into some snags!

This type of attitude will eventually lead to your success in your career as a work at home affiliate.
Now on to your questions.

So right now you’ve been posting free ads which can be effective when done effectively and with proper training. But it usually takes a long time to see results as you’ve experienced. But the results do come in if you’re patient and persistent. But Pay Per Click tends to yield results faster (within hours). PPC (pay per click advertising) basically means you would only pay for clicks on the ads that you place on a search engine like Google. But unlike a classified ad where you pay a flat fee, pay per click means exactly that. You only pay a set amount if someone clicks on your ad. Now in theory this sounds great. But pay per click isn’t as straight forward as that. How it works is when someone does a search for something, let’s say “blue shoes”. When you set up your pay per click ad you have to make sure that you are bidding for the keywords “blue shoes” otherwise your ad won’t show up.

The other thing is that the fee you pay per click for certain words is determined by what other advertisers are willing to pay. So with the “blue shoes” example if every one is willing to pay $1 per click then you’ll have to pay around the same to get your ad seen.

So there is a lot of factors involved with pay per click. But with the right training it’s easy. I learned to master it with Wealthy Affiliate: it was one of the many things they teach you. But for me it was the most important because it allowed me to do pay per click for anything without having to pay the large amounts of money people do when you don’t do it right.

So hopefully LegitOnlineJobs covers pay per click in great detail otherwise you can lose a lot of money instead of making it.

I remember reading their section on PPC and it does cover the basics but by far the best way I’ve learned ppc was wealthy affiliate and I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on other courses about it and WA was by far the best for me.

But make use of your membership with LegitOnlineJobs and see if you can make some head way. Just don’t give up. Mistakes are great for learning and eventually lead to success. Trust me, I’ve made tons of them. And I’ll make many more but some will also lead to much more money. So keep that in mind.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.


Cassandra - August 4, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,

I have a question about Pay Per Click. Can you explain this to me? I read an article you had written about Affiliate Marketing, and you said you couldn’t understand how Pay Per Click worked, correct me if I’m wrong. But, can you explain this now. I became a member of LegitOnlineJobs in June of 2008 and I’ve been posting free ads for about 2 months, and I have not made any money, I’ve been getting a lot of views and not sales. So I emailed Legit and they recommended me doing the Pay Per Clicks. I’m going to read their information, but I also would like for you to explain it so I can start making money. I’m glad to hear that Legit are legitimate. I had already signed up before I heard about Wealthy Affiliates. Legit is not bad I just need a better understanding on how to do this step by step the way that you explain. I also applied with KeyforCash and I’m having a problem registering a W-9 form and I don’t have a business. I’m waiting to hear back from them I hear they are legitimate also by reading forums. PLEASE HELP. Thank You.

Eddy Salomon - July 10, 2008 Reply

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your question. I looked over the site and that claim of over 4000 jobs. I find that to be very surprising to say the least! It would be interesting to know how many of those jobs are actually available and in what field.

But in any event, I can’t personally vouch for them. I’ve heard of a lot of work at home job databases but this one is brand new to me. With that said the one I can actually personally recommend is HomeJobStop:

I’ve created a little video so you can actually see what’s on the other side as a member. So you may want to check them out:

In any event, I hope this provides you with an alternative. However if you’re really interested in using Jobsque, just use the research techniques in our scam video:
to dig up more information.

Take care.


Kathy - July 10, 2008 Reply

Have you heard of a site calle Jobsque? They advertise over 4000 jobs and have work with some big name companies.

It sounds promising until you see that the registration fee is $35.

Is this a ripoff or legit?

Thanks for any information.

Eddy Salomon - July 3, 2008 Reply

Hi Tammy,

Great question! I don’t really see as many available jobs for medical billing so
that’s why I push medical transcription because I know it’s actually available in large numbers.

But it’s not to say that medical billing isn’t. Just haven’t seen that many job leads for them in my experience.

There were also a lot of scam training courses associated with that field.
So be sure to research whatever company you’re doing your training with.
You can use our scam section and use the technique listed in the video there:

I hope this answers your question.


Tammy - July 3, 2008 Reply

I am currently enrolled in a medical billing online school. You seem to push the medical transcription school and jobs, I was just wondering what your thoughts and experience with medical billing were. Any information would be great. Thank you.

Eddy Salomon - June 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Bryon,

Thanks for your question.

Can you give me an example of how this so called “job” works such as providing a website? Or just explain to me in your own words and I can give you some better insight.

Did you also try our scam section first and do the research we suggested in the video on that page:

Because that’s pretty much how we’re going to figure out if it’s a scam or not.

Please advise.


Byron Garrett - June 18, 2008 Reply

Are those gifting and cash leveraging jobs a scam? Please let me know. Thank you.- Byron G.

Eddy Salomon - June 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your question and kind comments. I’ve finally decided to write a full article about a work at home career as an affiliate instead of mentioning it in passing like I’ve done before. So you can read it on the following page:

It should cover many of the questions you have about this wonderful profession. Just take the time to read through all the material and watch the videos and I think it will make it all very clear to you.

With that said, yes a work at home career as an affiliate can specialize in anything including your topic. That’s the wonderful thing about a career as an affiliate, they’re are thousands of companies to work for that specialize in anything you can imagine.

In any event, I hope you’ll enjoy the article.

And no you didn’t clog this page with the same questions that have been addressed. lol But thank you for actually going through the material first to see if your question was already addressed.

Take care.


Simon Wells - June 12, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I’m just looking into this working at home avenue for the first time, (your site has been very informative and helpful to me.) and I notice that you highly recommend affiliate marketing. You mentioned to one inquiry (Brenda I think) that it can be highly successful if you advertise in a field that you know well.
Firstly Could please out line what it is that one does as an affiliate marketer, as much I have seen does not offer enough info to give a newcomer a feel for the roll? Secondly the field I know well is ,well to put in the best British taste that of marital aids! Would that be a viable option for such work? I hope i have not clogged up your page asking an already asked question, I did look before submitting but You’ve a lot of “Q & A’s”.

Thanks Very Much,

Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2008 Reply

Thanks for sharing your experience Colleen.
As always your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.


Colleen W - June 9, 2008 Reply

Kelly – I too received one of these types of checks in the mail last year. Prior to receiving this check, I had heard of others receiving these types of checks so I did a scam search on this issue.
You do not want to cash this check because this is a scam and fraud and secondly, 9 times out of 10, the banking information and account numbers on the check are not valid and you may end up in a financial situation that you were not expecting to.
The red flag in this situation is when you are asked to cash a check and then go to Western Union and send money. That falls along the lines of money laundering.


Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2008 Reply

Hi Bwahm,

I’m sorry to hear about your rejection from Live Ops.
That’s how it is sometimes with any job. I wouldn’t take it personal. Just keep applying to other companies. We have a list of them on the companies page:

You can also find new job leads at and

Just don’t get discouraged. Landing a work at home job is extremely difficult and you need to be persistent. But as I always say you can still make money doing other things like taking legitimate surveys, focus groups, etc. My recommendations that you can start right away and you won’t be rejected for can be found on the following page:

I hope this helps.


Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2008 Reply

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for contacting me.
We actually covered this in our scam section:

But to put it short, it is a variation of the usual check cashing scam disguised as a mystery shopping job. Read the following articles found in our scam section:

A real mystery shopping job works as described in this video:

Finally don’t cash the check. You may also want to report this company to the scam resources provided on the following page:

I hope this helps. If you read our articles and scams area: completely, you pretty much cover your bases from scams like this.

Take care and thanks for asking your question.


bwahm - June 9, 2008 Reply

I was disqualified for Live Opps. But they didn’t give me a reason, and returned everything, even the check for background. I thought that was weird, and just told me to reapply in 6months.

Kelly Watson - June 9, 2008 Reply

I received a letter in the mail with a check made to me. Not a personal check, but a check that looks like a real company check from payroll. Anyway the letter and check are from a mystery shopping company (WorldCom International Company). This check is a large amount it’s not an average 2week pay for where I reside. The company did not ask for any personal info or any upfront fee. It has my rep ID on the letter and shows my local agents name and contact info. It also shows me what the money should be spent on and where I should go to spend it. (Burger King, Wal-Mart). Most of the money is to be spent on a money gram and a western union transfer. Almost 10% of the cash will be mine. I called the local agent andI was told I had to deposit the check in my bank account in order for this to work and for me to get paid. Ihave to take a training class and do an evaluation sheet for customer service. The letter also included a payment verification number(don’t know what for)and states funds must be used for their intended purposes only under employment act section 15. Is this secret shopper job legit?

Eddy Salomon - June 5, 2008 Reply

Hi Wynona,

I’ve never heard of this website:

But I would suggest that you go to our scam page: and do your research
there to see if there are any reviews or reports of being a scam.

Honestly looking at the site, I wasn’t impressed. I couldn’t figure out what the opportunity was all about. And usually when companies are being ambiguous about what you’ll be doing, it makes me uncomfortable. But I can’t make a solid judgement call. I think the scam area will help you.

Good luck.


Eddy Salomon - June 5, 2008 Reply

Hi Candi,

Thanks for your question. I’m not sure if you read the comments above but I’ve actually already vouched for this company.

I’ve had access to the members area and they do provide as promised on the website. You’ll learn about affiliate marketing and they do provide you with work at home resources to find additional jobs.

But their strength is teaching you how to make money with affiliate marketing. As many of you know, affiliate marketing is how I work at home and was able to quit my corporate career earning $90,000 per year:

So that’s what you can expect from their site. What I love about their company is that they’re upfront about what they’re offering. They’re not trying to misrepresent it like so many typing and data entry websites you run into:

So no they’re not a scam. With that said, my recommendation to learn about affiliate marketing is Wealthy Affiliate though. I think they have way more comprehensive information and a lot more personalized support from the owners and other members of their site. I’ve been a member for over a year and it’s helped me a lot.

In any event,

I hope this helps.


Candi A. - June 5, 2008 Reply

I’ve been hearing a lot about this site called Is this site a scam? I couldn’t find anything about it on your site so I figured I asked. Someone elsewhere said it was on the Oprah Show but I’m not sure.

Wynona - June 4, 2008 Reply

i would like to know if this is a legimate at home business to start. A friend told me about it but I’m not sure because she does not know how to explain the business. It sounds like you can make money with it. Please check it out

Eddy Salomon - May 23, 2008 Reply

Hi Elizabeth,

Good question. Yes I believe 18 tends to be the minimum for all the work at home opportunities I have recommended. The great thing about them unlike traditional work at home jobs is they don’t require experience. Just keep in mind that corporations that hire companies like mysurvey to survey you are doing so because they want to learn what makes you tick.

This way when develop a product or service down the line, they’ll have an idea of how people in your age group and demography will react. So its in their best interest to get different people of different ages from all over. So yes you will receive surveys. Your age group is very hot to companies, so I imagine you’ll get a lot of surveys.

So be sure to sign up for the legitimate survey companies we provided:

Good luck.


Elizabeth Ell - May 23, 2008 Reply

I am 18 years old, soon to be fresh out of high school, and I have no work experience. Is there any chance that I can be hired to do on-line surveys and such?

Sheri - May 16, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy, I finally posted in the right Anyway, my question was that I wanted to know if anyone knew of I checked alot of sites and this one had the least amount of complaints. Again, I for the time being need to supplement my income..possibly 2 or 3 hundred a week..any suggestions? Thank you

Eddy Salomon - April 28, 2008 Reply

Hi Carola,

Thanks for sharing your experience with that company with us. I’m really sorry to hear how you were scammed out of your money. Despite this unfortunate incident, I’m happy you felt compelled to help others avoid the same outcome and share your experience.

As always, we strongly recommend that everyone does their research following the concepts on our scam page:

to diminish your chances of being scammed. When money is involved, it’s always better to air on the side of being paranoid as someone smoking weed. 😉

Thanks again Carola,

I hope this is the only time you go through something like this. I’ve been scammed a few times and it’s never fun. But back then I didn’t know of all the resources and ways to do research that I’ve shared with you guys. So I don’t think you’ll ever go through this again Carola.

So keep your head up and just chalk this up as one of life’s many learning experiences. But with that said, I would encourage you to call your credit card company and see if they can do something for you. I would explain the situation and they may be able to help you.


Eddy Salomon - April 28, 2008 Reply

Hi Colleen,

Thanks for sharing this question with the rest of our visitors and subscribers.

I think you’ve pretty much answered your own question with your quick observation about the page set up and content.

I think what’s happening is, folks are starting to wise up on the misrepresentation of rebate processing which I’ve discussed in great lengths on the following page:

So they’ve changed it from rebates to coupons. lol
Again the concept is really all about affiliate marketing which is a legitimate way of making money but these guys are giving it a dirty name by misrepresenting it as some type of processing “job”.

If anyone was seriously considering investing in rebate processing or “coupon” processing then invest in websites that aren’t misrepresenting it and will teach you the same concepts such as:

Wealthy Affiliate

Legit Online Jobs

I’ve paid for both sites and they were extremely helpful for me as an experienced affiliate marketer and are also helpful to any newbies that may be interested as well.

And I’ll apologize right now because when you visit those sites they’re not going to be as creative as some of the other sites you guys may have considered.

They’re not going to refer to affiliate marketing as processing of any sort. But if it makes you more willing to take action on it then feel free to imagine it as processing. 😉

But at the end of the day, all processing opportunities are the same and are just going to teach you about affiliate marketing.

It won’t surprise me in a few weeks if we see, “I Owe You” processing. lol

Colleen, thanks again for bringing this to everyone’s attention. It’s good for people to see how these companies evolve and re-hash stuff. But the outcome is still the same. People will be misled and feel angry even though what is being taught is viable.


Colleen W - April 27, 2008 Reply

RE: Coupon Processing, Are You Familiar with this?

Every few days or so, I get an email pertaining to a so-called job of “Coupon Processing”.

I have done a few searches relevant to finding out whether this is a scam but nothing comes up. My feeling is that it comes up empty relevant to whether it is a scam or not, because it may be fairly new.

However, the concept of this program seems very similar to another biz opp floating around for processing rebates. The sales page appears to be almost a mirror image of both programs.

There is a cost for this program around $39.95 or so.

I am curious as to whether anyone has had any experience with this program and if my gut feeling is correct as far as it being a scam.

Carola Chapman - April 26, 2008 Reply

You might want to list on you list of scams. I joined that program worked for 2 months. They promise to pay you $5.00 for each data entry submission. They make you work for 45 days before you even have the hope of your first paycheck. When it comes time to get you paycheck you find out that it is a scam and that they are not going to pay you or anyone else. Of course there is a registration fee of $95.00 which you lose because they keep you working past 45 days and then it is too late to get a refund.

Eddy Salomon - April 24, 2008 Reply

Hi Annetta,

Thanks for sharing your experiences with some of the ways I’ve encouraged people to make money. You’re just one of the many recent examples of my loyal subscribers taking action instead of just searching for jobs alone.

So you go girl!

I think I may have to start a section for success stories like your own. It’s good to hear from you guys. Let’s keep the inspiration rolling in so others get on the ball and earn money as well!

Thanks again for sharing and congrats. Continue to take action. Keep me posted on the Medical Transcription stuff and any of the other opportunities that you take action on because of what you’ve discovered here.


Annetta - April 23, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy:

Thank you for getting back to me so promptly.

I am involved in several Paid Surveys and I really enjoy it. I found some of the best ones are: Cash4Offers, Inboxdollars, MyPoints, MySurvey, SnapDollars, SnapRewards, TikTikCash and a few others. Most of those give you money for just reading their email and if you accept one of their offers you get eve more. And others give you points that you can redeem. I really enjoy this. Thank you for opening my eyes to this.

As for the Medical Transcriptionist, I am still looking around to see which training offers me the best at a price I can afford. I’m really excited about this and hope to pursue this in a very short time.

As always, you have helped me and I just want to say “Thank you.”

Now, off to find my resume. LOL


Eddy Salomon - March 29, 2008 Reply

Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for asking your question. We appreciate the chance to help you. This site is U.S. based so yes many of the jobs will be for U.S. residents. But we haven’t forgotten about the good folks outside the U.S.

Visit the following page:

I’m sure it will help you.


Lorraine - March 29, 2008 Reply

All of the work at home jobs seem to be in the United States. I live in Canada. How can I find companies that I can work for?

Eddy Salomon - March 26, 2008 Reply

Hi Brandon,

Thanks for asking your question. I wish you would’ve found our site sooner because as you can read from the questions and answers above it probably would’ve helped you avoid spending money with this company.

But no worries. Are you trying to get back your money from this company? If so visit the following page:

It looks like this is the company that processes their payments. You can complain that this company had misrepresented their opportunity to you and would like your money back.

If they can’t help, I would’ve contacted my credit card company to reverse the charges. So that’s the only course of action I can see in this situation.

Anyone else have any suggestions?


Brandon Blair - March 26, 2008 Reply

A couple months ago I tried to work from home at and always ran into the problem of never being able to get into the website plus they always wanted me to spend money instead of filling out data forms like promised. They took me for about $50 plus I no longer have a bank account because they gave my info to other “partners” in which they charged me $10 – $20 for being a member when I never signed up. What can I do?

Eddy Salomon - March 11, 2008 Reply

Hi Deborah,

I’m sorry to hear this. I wish you would’ve found our site sooner. If you paid by credit card, call your credit card company and have them reverse the charges.

If you paid by cash or money order, you’re not getting your money back.

You can report this company to the FTC.giv, and

I did a whois search on the company website and found the following:

There appears to be a number you can call. The address is a P.O. Box so that won’t do you much good.

In any event, I hope this helps you somewhat.

I would strongly suggest you read our scam sections:

That should help you avoid getting scammed in the future. Never pay for any work at home opportunity or product unless you do research!


Deborah - March 8, 2008 Reply

Hello, I sent this company $62.00 for a booklet which I recieved in January 2008, then I picked out a company which said to send them a one time fee of $79.00 for all supplies back on January 15,2008, I have recieved nothing, I have written back to the company numerous amount of times and I still have not recieved nothing, I guess I have been scammed again. This is terrible. Can you help me find out how I could get my money back. Thank you

Deborah - March 8, 2008 Reply

Hello, I have been looking for years to supplement my income, I thought I found a good on which was a home mailer program, it is hazelpepper good, she said to send her $62.00 to recieve a booklet on legiment mailing co’s then once i recieved the booklet she recommended a company which I payed a additional $79.00 for my supplies, now mind you this was back in January 15,2008 here it is March 8,2008 I still have not recieved anything, I have written to her(hazelpeppergood) numerous amount of times even to get my money back and each time she told me wait. I have been scammed again.

Eddy Salomon - March 3, 2008 Reply

Hi Wapang,

Thanks for your comments and kind words.
In terms of or any site claiming you can make $300+ per day doing data entry, it’s probably affiliate marketing as described on this page in the comment above:

If you’re not interested in doing affiliate marketing than the membership to gofreelance wouldn’t make sense for you.

As always we have companies that hire conventional data entry people on the following page:

But trust me you’re never going to make $300+ per day doing conventional data entry. Only people that are in affiliate marketing can do that. I know because I’ve tried both sides and affiliate marketing has been the only way I made good money.

But if you want conventional data entry jobs, try the our companies page or the following membership sites:

Home Job Group:


Home Job Stop:

I hope this helps.


wapang - March 3, 2008 Reply


I am so glad that you guys are around to guide honest work from Job seekers. Kudos!

I also wanted to know whether I can go ahead and join “Go Freelance”. Is it true that I can expect to earn $ 325 per day on a data entry job which they claim?


Eddy Salomon - February 28, 2008 Reply


Thanks for keeping us all updated. I’m really excited for you. Look at that! You took action and implemented what I suggested and already you might have a work at home job lined up! It doesn’t get better than that folks.

And even if that doesn’t pan out, someone in the business has already confirmed what I keep trying to tell people. Medical Transcriptionist are in great demand! There are more jobs available then there are people to fill them. Which is just the opposite of regular typing and data entry jobs!

What this means is that Brenda is already ahead of the pack! This is all great to hear.
I knew about the salary just because I figured as a medical transcriber you can work with as many companies as you can handle. So that’s just more money for the taking.

I’m glad you confirmed that your training is tax deductible. So it’s like it being free. So that’s great news.

I’m really just happy for you Brenda. Hopefully more people will follow your lead. But I’m not going to keep my fingers crossed in regards to your success!

I know you’re going to succeed with this! It’s just a matter of completing the training and then just getting started. You’re not going to have to worry about competition or employers not getting back to you.

I think the most you’ll need to be concerned with is how many companies to work for! =)

Isn’t that going to be a great problem to have?


Brenda - February 28, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,

My research on the medical transcription course is going very well! I spoke to a lady yesterday who owns her own transcription business and mentioned the Canscribe course online and she says that their program is great and that she has hired Canscribe graduates! You have to receive a minimum mark of 85% in order to graduate and that if I completed the course and passed with flying colors that she would hire me! She also says that there is such a demand for medical transcriptionists and that as they are retiring and aging, there aren’t enough mt’s being trained. The market is wide open and this lady that I spoke too operates her business in my home city and that she has to recruit people from the US! She told me that the average pay is $35,000 to $65,000, however, you can make even more! But best of all, you can do this business from home and set your own hours!! Whoo hoo!

I am so pysched to start this course, however, I am going to wait until May or June before I begin as I work seasonally with the Federal Government and I start back in a week. I need to work so I can save up some money for the course before I enroll.

And yes, the course is a tax deduction which is another plus.

I think this may very well be the answers to my prayers. I have been wanting to work from home for a long time, but just couldn’t find the right opportunity. There are so many scams out there ready to take your money. I can’t thank you enough Eddy for telling me about medical transcription!

I’ll let you know how I did after I complete the course. Keep your fingers crossed!


Eddy Salomon - February 27, 2008 Reply

Hi Brenda,

You’re quite welcome. I’m so very proud of you! You’re doing all the right things and you’re definitely on your way to success. And most importantly thank you for being willing to actually do what I’ve suggested.

Too often people read what I say but don’t ever put into practice and wonder why they’re not making money at home.

So you go girl!!!

I’ve never heard of the site in question. But just do a search in Google for the website address with the words “scam” or “scams” and it will give you a wealth of information.

Try looking into grants and scholarships as well at your local library to cover the cost of the training.

It may be cost you upfront now but it will pay off especially if they give you job placement. You’ll make that $4000 back many times over with years of medical transciption work at home jobs you’ll secure.

Furthermore the cost of this training might be a tax write off. Not sure how that works in your country but just speak to a tax professional for more details.

Please keep us all posted of your progress.

Hopefully many others interested in typing or data entry will follow your lead.


Brenda - February 26, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,

I have been very busy researching all about medical transcription. I contacted one of my local colleges that offers the course, but unfortunately it is offered at another college 4 hours from where I live! Also, I researched some colleges online that offer it in Canada (as I am a Canadian resident) and found one in British Columbia. The website is
Have your heard anything about them? I spent alot of time going through their website and it is great! I called them and I asked for a student in my area to call me. I received an email from her and we are supposed to chat on the phone one night this week. I plan to ask her alot of questions about the program. The cost is $4200 online and the college that is 4 hours from where I live charges $9000!! Big difference in price don’t you think! The length of the course is 9 months but you have up to year to complete it and they really help you with employment opportunties and alot of people actually work from home which is right up my alley!

Thank you Eddy for mentioning the medical transcription industry to me in the first place as a legitimate way to earn money from home. If you hadn’t of brought it to my attention, I never would have thought of it on my own.

Keep up the great work you are providing with this website. You are a godsend!


Eddy Salomon - February 24, 2008 Reply

Hi Brenda,

First and foremost congratulations to you on being open to actually getting the training for medical transcription which is by far best paying and available typing work at home job that people can get!

I would call your college to get their opinion about the differences on the course. Or what you can do is call another college in or outside your area to get a free brochure on medical transcription training and compare the course layout. You can get free information on medical transcription training here:

After comparing them you’ll be able to tell if there is a huge difference. I’m inclined to think there is
but I can’t say for sure.

Please keep me posted. I’m very excited for you. Medical Transcription is the one typing/data entry that I’ve always seen great number of available jobs for over my years of searching for work at home. And I’ve been searching since the early 90’s and it’s been consistent since then.

Good Luck.


Eddy Salomon - February 24, 2008 Reply

Hi Gladys,

Thanks for your question. sounds a lot like HomeJobStop

Basically it’s a website that provides you with screened work at home jobs and none of the ads and non-traditional work at home opportunities that you might find on blogs and sites like our own that are supported by sponsors.

I think sites like and HomeJobStop are great for the following type of people.

1. Novice work at home seekers who don’t know how to maneuver around free work at home sites and differentiate ads from the legitimate jobs.

2. Work At Home Seekers who have tried free work at home website and have had no success.

3. Work at home seekers that just want to maximize their resources and possibilities of working at home.

4. Work At Home Seekers that are pressed for time but have money to invest in their job search.

5. Work At Home Seekers that are having a hard time figuring out what might be a scam and what might be legitimate.

So if you fit any of the profiles listed above then I have no problems recommending sites like HomeJobStop or

They just do business differently than how sites like ours operate. Some sites operate by having sponsor ads on their sites while other don’t have sponsors but charge their users.

So if you can afford to use their service then by all means do so. But if you’re on a tight budget then I would suggest using the free sites we’ve listed on the following page:

Or using the free job lead resources we have listed here:

I hope this helps you Gladys and everyone else.


Brenda - February 23, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

After reading through your previous posts, you mentioned that medical transcription is a good way to make money from home. I have no experience with medical terminology, but I always wanted to take a course in that but never got around to it. I searched medical transcription at my local community college, but they only offer a 14 week medical terminology course as opposed to medical transcription. Is there a difference?

Your input would be greatly appreciated!



Gladys - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hello, I would like to know if any one is familiar with the website I would like to know if this website is a scam. Because in order for you to apply for job posting. You have to subscribe to like a weekly, monthly service with paypal. Please let me know because this website has so many good work at home jobs.

Eddy Salomon - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Brenda,

You’re quite welcome.
Trust me everyone wants to do traditional data entry but unfortunately there aren’t enough jobs to go around. That’s why people suggest affiliate marketing and other work at home opportunities.

But you can always try both. Keep your net open wide so that you can eventually catch something that works well for you. I wrote about that today:
In time you’ll come to the same conclusion I and many others have that the big money is not in typing and data entry.

I have used elance in the past and it was pretty good. But remember don’t just depend on one site, try as many of them as possible to spread your chances. Never have all your eggs in one basket, especially with working at home.

In terms of Wealthy Affiliate I have to agree it was very overwhelming at first because there was so much information. But what I did was start in the learning center and going through the lessons. Once I finished all the lessons then it was much easier to grasp. Not sure if you did it like that, if not, try that.

Next take advantage of their forum. There are so many helpful people there that will answer your questions. Anytime I would get stuck I would go there.

And finally PM the site owners and they’ll email you back. So take advantage of all your resources listed there. With their help it becomes much easier.

In terms of finding a niche go after what you know about and have a passion for. So if you know a lot about quilting then hang out on quilting forums and message boards. Start giving advice and making recommendations of affiliate products you’ve tried or like. Create your own site using google pages and start writing about quilting and link to your site in your signature in the message boards or on blogs.

That’s an easy way to get free traffic to your affiliate sites and more importantly it’s something you’re passionate about. People go into affiliate marketing all wrong. They think I’m just going to promote whatever makes me the most money even if I don’t know a thing about the subject matter. Bad move.

You’ll be more convincing and thus make more money when you’re promoting affiliate products related to something you now a lot about.

My friend recently started a blog about fantasy and scifi books It makes sense because that’s what he reads a lot of. So he can talk about that for years and make solid recommendation based on his experience and likes. This in turn will make him money because people will trust his recommendations because they’ll be able to see he walks the walk and talks the talk. Also when you’re focusing on something you love it’s much easier for you to stick with it even if you’re not making money with it right away.

People fail with affiliate marketing because they go in it for only the money and if they don’t make it fast enough they quit. If I didn’t focus on something I loved to talk about. I would’ve been one of those people and still looking for data entry jobs and working full time for someone else. 😉

So that’s the key to affiliate marketing. Focus on the subject matter that you love and have knowledge about and promote products related to that.

And trust me everyone has an expert knowledge about something. My expertise happens to be about making money at home and internet marketing I also know a lot about gadgets. So trust me if you really think about it, I’m sure you have a knowledge and passion about something and you can make money with it because there are damn near affiliate programs for anything.

Sorry if I babbled off in this comment. But affiliate marketing is something I’m very passionate about because it’s helped me be successful and others I’ve introduced to it.

I hope this helps.


Brenda - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Thank you for your input on the My Data Team question. My you are efficient!

I am really interested in doing traditional entry from home. I just signed up with elance from your site, so we’ll see. But from what I am hearing, everyone is saying that you will make more money doing affiliate marketing. By the way, do you use the elance site yourself?

By the way, I signed up with wealthy affiliate back in January, but honestly, I find the site overwhelming! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wealth of information, but I just don’t think I have what it takes to research and do all of the work affiliate marketing entails, not to mention finding a niche to promote! I wouldn’t know what to promote! I feel like I am going in circles with it and I am the type of person who needs someone to sit with them and get them started before I can cruise with it on my own. I am just not that confident in myself.


Eddy Salomon - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for your question and kind words.
The first and most important thing is that you know that these guys are going to teach you about affiliate marketing and it’s not traditional data entry and typing. It’s nice that they will also provide you a list of traditional data entry and typing jobs but you get that for free here at our site:

So definitely don’t buy into their program for that.
If you read their BBB report and most of the complaints have been resolved then that’s a good sign as well. Having complaints doesn’t necessarily mean anything, it’s how the complaints are resolved and if they’re resolved.

In terms of their associations, Nearly anyone can get paypal verified. So that doesn’t say much. Their “Web Assured” certification seems to be up to par. Scam-x I’ve never heard of. But I read their requirements and it’s decent. Do they actually enforce their requirements? Not sure so again I don’t know that a membership with them actually means anything. But it may.

The most important thing in this case is that you know what you’re getting into. You won’t feel scammed because you already know that they’re going to teach you about affiliate marketing. I can’t personally vouch for how well they’ll do this.

I know from first hand experience that Wealthy Affiliate is solid and does a great job of this. I think the fact they don’t try to package what they teach you as data entry and typing is why people may overlook it. But you’re probably going to learn the same things but I’m more confident in Wealthy Affiliate because I’ve actually gone through their training process.

So keep that in mind when making your decision. Don’t let the fact that My Data Entry Team packages their training as typing even though it’s affiliate marketing sway you into joining them. There are other resources that can teach you about affiliate marketing if that’s what you really want to learn.

And trust me you do want to learn about it because you’ll make more money doing it then you’ll ever make with a work at home job typing. So just keep that in mind.

Either way I applaud you for understanding the My Data Entry Team opportunity and knowing what’s expected of you. You’ll have a better chance of succeeding than someone going in there thinking it’s just some traditional data entry job which its not.

At the end of the day, I would suggest using a credit card just in case these guys flake on you and you can fight the charges. But sounds like they’re very receptive.

But when it comes to affiliate marketing I’m always going to recommend Wealthy Affiliate I know it’s bias of me but I feel more comfortable recommending something I’ve already tried and continue to use then telling you to try something I haven’t.

Too many people do that and recommend things they would never try just to make a quick buck. So keep that in mind.

I hope this helps. Please keep us posted either way Brenda.


Eddy Salomon - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Wapang,

Thanks for your question.
I tried SFI in the early 90’s in fact I still think I’m a member. SFI was my first venture into affiliate marketing. And yes it is legitimate. I did make some money with it. But it wasn’t necessarily easy but what is when it comes to work at home?

So yes I can say from personal experience it is a legitimate company. Now keep in mind, it’s been years since I’ve been active with it. I remember it having a decent record with the BBB. But I would still encourage you to follow the steps at to check for any recent information about SFI.

I’ll give them this, they had a great support system and training material. I know, because I knew nothing about affiliate marketing when I started with them. But their training so intense (almost overwhelming.)
that I learned how to make SFI work really fast. So that was definitely a plus. Eventually I took what I learned from them and just started working with other companies doing affiliate marketing and you know the rest is history

So it may be worth a shot. I will say this, I wasn’t really fond of having to buy the products to be on a certain level to receive a higher commission. But again that was years ago. Things may have changed for better or worst.

Just follow some of the research techniques on our parent site: and you’ll get some more recent updates.

I hope this helps.


    IWannaDraftHorse - September 23, 2011 Reply

    I’ve recently joined SFI (wish I had known beforehand that YOU were still affiliated with them) and MOST of what Eddy says above is still true! The support structure is still HUGE and the resources they provide (like your own site and such) are amazing!

    I should point out that I’m not even thinking of posting MY referral link here because (to be perfectly blunt) I don’t want to be accused of posting for my own benefit. 

    Simply put – if you are willing to put in the effort (this is still a job – NOT a get rich quick scam) SFI can take you places!

Brenda - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hello Again Eddy,

Regarding my last post about My Data Entry Team, They are also a member of the National Consumer League, whatever that means. Does that make them legitimate?

Thanks again!


Brenda - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

Your website is wonderful! I had previously asked you about My Data Entry Team website and you said that I should post that question here. I was wondering if anyone had signed up with them and made money? The registration fee is $49.95 and they give you access to tradional data entry jobs as well as give you tips on article writing and non traditional data entry jobs, which I know is affiliate marketing. I sent an email to them and asked them if they were registered with the BBB. They replied to my email promptly and professionally and said that they were “listed” with the BBB. I checked them out with the BBB myself, and although they are not registered with them, they had a few complaints but all were resolved. Their website is scam x verified, pay pal verified and web assured, so would that mean that they are scam free??

I would really appreciate your input!

Thank you!


wapang - February 21, 2008 Reply

i am so happy to have come across website dedicated to help people seeking scam free online jobs.

I am also thinking of joining the SFI affiliate. Can I trust them to earn genuine money?



Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2008 Reply

Hi Debbie,

You’re quite welcome.
I’m happy you applied to one of the positions on the site. But it’s even better you’re not just waiting around and taking other actions like joining wealthy affiliate. Trust me when I say you’ll learn a lot and make far more with affiliate marketing than you’ll ever make with a job.

When you join and start going through the training feel free to email me. I can give you some other pointers about affiliate marketing. But Wealthy affiliate will give you a great overview and step by step instructions on how to succeed.

I’m very excited for you. If you stick with it, you’ll be successful like so many other affiliate marketers. And hopefully you’ll get a regular work at home job as well. But I think once you get the hang of affiliate marketing I doubt you’ll ever look at a job again. =)


Debbie - February 20, 2008 Reply


Thanks for your response. Since sending my query, I applied for a position found on your website. I’m waiting for a response.

I live outside of the USA so it’s a little more challenging to find opportunities online; I will see what’s available on your international listings

In the meantime I will take your advice and sign up with Wealthy Affiliate.


Eddy Salomon - February 20, 2008 Reply

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your question. The companies in question are just resellers of information found on sites like ours for free. They’re also misrepresenting the so called jobs that they have in their member sections.
So let’s break it down.

I checked out Online-Data-Entry-Jobs .com.
So let’s go through a couple of the “jobs” they promise they can provide you after paying their membership fee.

Worldwide Data-Entry Processor
“As a Worldwide Data-Entry Operator you will assist thousands of successful Internet companies that pay on a commission bases. Your tasks will be to submit short lines of data to the Internet.”

This is just another way of describing that you’ll be an affiliate marketer. I’ve described this in depth in my comment to frank: It’s not traditional data entry at all. You only get paid if the ads that you create lead to a sale. And you have to place these ads on various sites. So yes you can make money doing this but you don’t need to pay this company to find affiliate programs. offers tons of them and so those click bank. If you want to learn about affiliate marketing then I would suggest Wealthy Affiliate: because you can make a lot of money doing it. But this company is misrepresenting what it is. It’s not really data entry as they described it.

Data Collections Research Assistant
“Online companies will pay you for your Internet data collections and research…The projects include focus and study groups and research on a large variety of subjects. You will get paid from $5 – $10 for a quick study, or $50 – $350 for focus and study groups”

With this description the website is a little more upfront. Basically you’re paying for a list of survey companies and focus groups which yours truly provides for free in the following pages:

I won’t go into the other things listed on Online-Data-Entry-Jobs .com. Like so many of these websites that ask you for money, you’re just being charged for information that can be found for free on our site or other great work at home sites:

The only time I see an advantage to this is if you just want everything in one place and have problems navigating through other sites. But 99.9% of the time
the info you’re being sold can be found free here or other great work at home websites.

Data-Entry-Made-Easy .com is also just another company asking you to pay them to learn about affiliate marketing but misrepresenting it as data entry. Yes technically there is some data entry involved in doing affiliate marketing but it’s not like what you view as a traditional data entry and thus you’ll be really pissed when you sign up and they explain the process to you because chances are all you want to do is regular data entry.

So now that you know what’s involved keep that in mind. If you’re looking for traditional data entry this company isn’t providing it. You’re better off applying to traditional companies listed here:

But keep in mind you’ll be waiting a while to get hired. Affiliate marketing is great because you can get started right away and with the proper training you can make money way sooner than you will waiting for a job. But for many people it’s not very appealing. For years I was the same way but wised up and it’s been the best decision in my work at home seeking life.

In any event, I hope this helps Debbie.


Debbie - February 19, 2008 Reply

I’m still searching for legitimate part-time online employment, preferably data entry jobs. Two “opportunities” have surfaced with mixed reviews. I would appreciate it if you could tell me whether or not you have had any experiences with Data Entry Made and Online-Data-Entry-Jobs offered by Laura Kauth.

Hope to hear from you soon.



Eddy Salomon - February 15, 2008 Reply

Hi Frank,

Thanks for being the first to post a question!
I thought this section would never be used. lol
Ok, based on the research I’ve done following the techniques listed on the following page:

I would probably pass on this “opportunity”. Any time some one mentions some magical system then my spidy senses go crazy.

Basically You’re being charged to learn about affiliate marketing which there is nothing wrong with but they’re just not being straightforward about it.
People pay to learn things every day. But these guys are making it seem like it’s some secret magic system.

Affiliate marketing is totally a legitimate way of making money. It’s how most web site owners make money including yours truly.

Affiliate marketing in a nutshell is when a company pays you to refer people to their web site, products or services. We do this all the time but you guys
aren’t getting paid for it. When you buy a new book and you tell your friend they have to get it, you’re doing affiliate marketing but since you don’t have
any formal agreement with Barnes and Noble you’re not getting paid for it.

People that become affiliates (which is totally free to do by the way), sign some online agreement with a given company. The company tells you how much
they’re willing to pay you for your referrals. They provide you an area to track your referrals and money.
Furthermore they usually provide you with your own free online marketing material such as banners and a web site with a tracking code so that they know the referrals are coming from you.

All of this is given for free! Why? Because you’re getting the company business so it doesn’t make sense to charge you because they’ll get far more people
being affiliates of their company which means more money.

Now here’s the important thing for all you would be work at home affiliates. You get paid one of several ways.

By sale, which means that someone using your web site address bought something from the parent company.

By lead, means that someone you referred with your site filled out a form for some type of information or service. No money is involved in this. (Personally my favorite and easiest way to make money.)

By click, means that someone literally just needs to visit the company’s web site using your web site address and they pay for that visit without that referral doing any buying or filling out an forms. (Another one of my favorites because it’s easy and free.) is going to have videos showing you how to get involved with affiliate marketing and apparently how to make money with it within 30 days.
I find this hard to believe. When I first started I don’t remember getting the hang of it within 30 days. But then again I didn’t have someone holding my hand like many of these programs do now a days.

Honestly you could probably just search on google to learn about affiliate marketing for free. That’s how I learned but it took a long time to filter through all that information. So there is some value to companies that teach you this information.

I have no personal experience with ICashCamp so I couldn’t tell you how good their teaching would be. Although I’m a very experienced affiliate marketer, recently I purchased a membership to Wealthy Affiliate which has helped teach me a lot more about affiliate marketing from scratch to finish. Whether you’re a total virgin or big slut of affiliate marketing like me, you’ll learn a lot!

And keep in mind I’ve been doing it for years and I still learned some new things. So for someone that is totally new to this and wants to learn about affiliate marketing which in my experience is the best way to work at home then I would suggest Wealthy Affiliate: instead.

They actually have real people you can email and a very supportive forum. Any time I get stuck or discouraged, there are folks there willing to help.

So if you want to learn about affiliate marketing which is a great way to make money and how I was able to retire, then I personally recommend Wealthy Affiliate It’s worth the money and you’ll learn a lot and will make money if you apply what you learn.

That’s very important to note. I don’t care what type of system you join. Systems, legitimate ones at least only work when you actually apply the effort and energy requested. No system will do the work for you.

If someone is claiming that they will then run away because they’re full of sh*#t! Anything I’ve done related to making money online required time and effort.

And nothing I’ve ever tried was successful over night. I had to be very patient. So be wary of promises of making guaranteed money over 30 days or whatever number they pull out of their butts.

Be realistic with yourself and expectations.

So Frank I hope this helps. I can’t say ICashCamp is a flat out scam. But from what I’ve read some people weren’t happy but that can mean absolutely nothing. Because a lot of people claim anything is a scam if it doesn’t work for them. So keep that in mind.

But with that said, I can’t personally vouch for their site since I’ve never used it or know anyone that has. But I can tell you, wealthy affiliate can probably teach you the same things as Icash does but with more support and long term success. I know because I’ve been a member of that site for several months and its helped me a great deal.


Ginny - February 15, 2008 Reply


After running around in circles getting nowhere with all these scam work-at-home websites, I stumbled on and your blog.

All I can say is THANKS! I may now have some insight and be better able to select some legitimate websites to find jobs. I am sure many people thank you also.

Keep up the great work:


Frank Richardson - February 15, 2008 Reply

15 Feb., 2008


Recently came across a website offering an automated business with thirty minutes of daily work.

There is a start up fee of $49.95, and the resulting income being about $3,000.00 per month is reasonable.

I have done my scam research, and discovered nothing negative.

Now I need another opinion of which I hope you can provide.

Your assistance is needed, and shall be appreciated.

Thank You.
Frank Richardson

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