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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 DataEntryBlahBlah.com or TypistBlahBlah.com or RebateProcessingBlahBlah.com or PaidSurveyBlahBlah.com 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:  WealthyAffiliate.com, ProfitLance.com, HomeJobStop.com

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 WealthyAffiliate.com, Profitlance.com, HomeJobStop.com

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. WorkAtHomeCareers.com 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 WorkAtHomeCareers.com 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 WorkAtHomeCareers.com. 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 (elance.com, guru.com, scriptlance.com, rentacoder.com). 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 WhatEverSiteYouAreGoingToAskMeAbout.com 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 HomeJobStop.com. 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 - June 9, 2008 Reply

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

Eddy

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.

Colleen

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

You can also find new job leads at http://www.workathomecareers.com and http://www.workathomenoscams.com/homejobstoprecommended

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: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/articles

I hope this helps.

Eddy

Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2008 Reply

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for contacting me.
We actually covered this in our scam section:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

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:

http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/10/16/fake-checks-wire-transfer-scams-fakechecksorg-fights-back/

http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/18/derby-house-fabrics-bookkeeper-job-scam/

A real mystery shopping job works as described in this video:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/03/20/mystery-shopping/

Finally don’t cash the check. You may also want to report this company to the scam resources provided on the following page:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/21/top-5-scam-fighting-sites/

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

Take care and thanks for asking your question.

Eddy

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:
http://www.bbsglobal-diamond-elite.com

But I would suggest that you go to our scam page:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and do your research
there to see if there are any reviews or reports of bbsglobal-diamond-elite.com 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

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 LegitOnlineJobs.com 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: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/freedom

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:
http://www.workathomecareers.com/dataentry_typing_scam.html

So no they’re not a scam. With that said, my recommendation to learn about affiliate marketing is Wealthy Affiliate http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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.

Eddy

Candi A. - June 5, 2008 Reply

I’ve been hearing a lot about this site called Legitonlinejobs.com. 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:

http://www.workathomenoscams.com/mysurvey_free_sign_up_link
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/opinionoutpost
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/globalsurvey_free_sign_up_link
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/13/top-5-paid-online-survey-websites/

Good luck.

Eddy

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 place..lol Anyway, my question was that I wanted to know if anyone knew of Webcolleagues.com 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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

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

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/28/rebate-processors-job-scam/

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
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate

Legit Online Jobs
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/legitonlinejobs

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.

Eddy

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 365jobs4u.com 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.

Eddy

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

Annetta

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/21/international-work-at-home-jobs/

I’m sure it will help you.

Eddy

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:
http://www.plimus.com/escalate_shopper_issue.jsp

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?

Eddy

Brandon Blair - March 26, 2008 Reply

A couple months ago I tried to work from home at dataentry.com 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, ripoffreport.com and bbbonline.com.

I did a whois search on the company website and found the following: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domain=hazelpeppergood.com

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:
http://www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com/scams
http://www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com/scams
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/02/27/work-at-home-scams-video/

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

Eddy

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 GoFreelance.com 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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/02/08/ask/#comment-3060

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:
http://www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com/companies

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/homejobgroup

TeleRepsAtHome:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/telerepsathome

Home Job Stop:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/homejobstoprecommended

I hope this helps.

Eddy

wapang - March 3, 2008 Reply

Hi

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?

Thanks.
Wapang

Eddy Salomon - February 28, 2008 Reply

Brenda,

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?

Eddy

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!

Brenda
🙂

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.

Eddy

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 http://www.canscribe.com
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!

Brenda

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/medicaltranscriptiontraininginfo

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

Eddy Salomon - February 24, 2008 Reply

Hi Gladys,

Thanks for your question.
VirtualVocations.com sounds a lot like HomeJobStop
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/homestopjob

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 VirtualVocations.com 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. http://www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com/scams

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

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:

http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/04/top-5-free-work-at-home-job-sites-for-2008/

Or using the free job lead resources we have listed here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/work-from-home-companies/

I hope this helps you Gladys and everyone else.

Eddy

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!

Thanks!

Brenda

Gladys - February 22, 2008 Reply

Hello, I would like to know if any one is familiar with the website VirtualVocations.com. 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: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/02/21/best-work-at-home-company/
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 FantasyBookBlogger.com. 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 InternetMarketingSmarts.com. 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.

Eddy

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.

Brenda

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/work-from-home-companies/

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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate. 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

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 http://www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com/scams 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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/freedom

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: http://www.WorkAtHomeCareers.com/scams and you’ll get some more recent updates.

I hope this helps.

Eddy

    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

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!

Brenda

wapang - February 21, 2008 Reply

Hi
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?

Thanks

Wapang

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. http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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. =)

Eddy

Debbie - February 20, 2008 Reply

Eddy

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.

Debbie

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: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/02/08/ask/#comment-3016 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. Cj.com offers tons of them and so those click bank. If you want to learn about affiliate marketing then I would suggest Wealthy Affiliate: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/13/top-5-paid-online-survey-websites/
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/08/focus-groups-got-paid-150/

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/04/top-5-free-work-at-home-job-sites-for-2008/

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:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/work-from-home-companies/

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.

Eddy

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 Easy.com and Online-Data-Entry-Jobs offered by Laura Kauth.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards

Debbie

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: http://www.WorkAtHomeNoCareers.com/scams

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.)

Icashcamp.com 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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate. 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 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wealthyaffiliate 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.

Eddy

Ginny - February 15, 2008 Reply

Eddy,

After running around in circles getting nowhere with all these scam work-at-home websites, I stumbled on workathome.com 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:

Ginny

Frank Richardson - February 15, 2008 Reply

15 Feb., 2008

Eddy,

Recently came across http://www.icashcamp.com 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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