So recently I was on Twitter getting my tweet on, (If this makes no sense to you, click here to watch the following video & it will dumb down this whole twitter business.) when i received an email that I had a new "follower". I make it a habit of checking out who follows me on twitter because if you're interesting or we share the same interests then chances are I'll "follow" you back. In any event, the person that "followed" me is associated with a new site that can make you money at home. So i decided to give it a look & share it with my peeps (That's you.). Contrary to popular belief, twitter is more than reading about someone yammering on about what they ate for breakfast or the deuce they squeezed off. Sorry, but some people have no concept of "sharing too much information" over there. But I digress, let's talk about this new work at home opportunity by LiveCounseling.com
What the Heck is Live Counseling?
LiveCounseling is a unique service that matches people who have questions with those who are qualified to answer them. What does this mean for you? You get paid to answer people's questions on subject matter that you know well. It's very much like Ether.com where they're connecting experts like you with customers that are willing to pay you for your knowledge or advice. However LiveCounseling.com differs from Ether.com in that you can get paid to chat with people via text messaging, online chat or web cam (Not the dirty kind either). This is perfect if you're anything like me and hate being on the telephone, which is why Ether.com wouldn't be a good match for me.
Topics That Can Make You Money
LiveCounseling.com is looking to pay people for answering questions about the following topics:
2. Relationship Issues
4. Marriage Counseling
5. Personality & Emotional Disorders
6. Depression and Anxiety
7. Grief Counseling
8. Eating Disorders
1. Tarot Reading
3. Psychic Reading
4. Dream Analysis
5. Soulmate Connections
1. Christian Counseling
2. Jewish Counseling
3. Mormon Counseling
4. Buddhist Counseling
2. Life Coaching
3. Interpersonal Communications
4. Anger Management
5. Stress Management
6. Work – Life Balance
7. Dating and Relationships Coaching
8. Career Coaching
1. Sexual Orientation
2. LGBT Counseling
4. Sex Coaching
Education and Tutoring
3. Computer Science
4. Graduate Education
7. Paper Writing
8. Electrical Engineering
9. Mechanical Engineering
10. Technical Writing
11. Creative Writing
Health and Medicine
1. Sports and Fitness
2. Alternative Medicine
3. Diet and Nutrition
4. Pain Management
Legal and Business
1. Corporate Law
2. Family Law
3. Criminal Law
4. Legal Research
5. Financial Planning
6. Accounting and Tax
7. International Business
8. Marketing and Advertising
9. Finance and Accounting
10. Business Planning
11. Personal Finance
12. Start-up Consulting
13. Small Business Consulting
Computer and Programming
1. Desktop Development
2. Web Development
3. Data Store
10. HTML / CSS
13. Windows Administration
14. Hardware and Peripherals
15. Operating Systems
Fashion and Style
1. Hair Experts
2. How do I look
3. Interior Decorating
Home and Leisure
4. Food and Drink
6. Handy Man
Gaming and Hobbies
2. Slot Strategy
3. Casino Tips
How To Apply?
If you have expertise in any of the subject matter above, then all you have to do is visit LiveCounseling.com and apply to be an expert by clicking here. Don't worry, there are no out of pocket fees!
How Much Can You Make?
Well, you set the rate of how much you'll charge per minute. You can get a good idea of what to charge by looking at what other experts in your field are charging on the site. LiveCounseling.com handles collecting the fees, payments, advertising your expertise & maintaining the website. For the trouble, they take 35% of your earnings which is later paid out to you. Ouch! It sounds like a lot, but when you consider all they're doing to facilitating an environment for you to make money at home, it sort of justifies the percentage. Or maybe not in your mind.
I couldn't locate an FAQ section but they do provide you with a telephone number and email address that can be found by clicking here. So if you have any other questions about this opportunity, please use their contact information.
So Is It legitimate?
As far as I can tell, everything seems to be all good. It's a brand new company so only time will tell. The fact that they're still in beta (at the time of this article) means that they'll probably make adjustments over time to improve the site for experts like yourself and your customers. I haven't personally tried it, so I can't give you any first hand experience. But I would love to hear from experts that have been using it or anyone that may have found some dirt on this company. So feel free to post a comment below. For those of you that want a regular work at home job, feel free to visit our work at home companies page by click here or visit our work at home guide by clicking here. In either case, good luck! Hope to see some of you on Twitter. It's been a great source of entertainment, information and venting for me. Soon I'm going to cover some tips on how you can use twitter to find a work at home job. So stay tuned loyal subscribers! Thanks for the continued support and love here! Shout out to the haters too! 😉
It appears this company is no more. Apparently they closed shop and some folks were left owed money. Tsk, tsk. Another one bites the dust.
21 thoughts on “Is LiveCounseling.com a Scam?”
The website livecounseling.com is dead. Guess they didn’t make it.
Indeed. Let’s have a moment of silence for them. 🙂
LiveCounseling owes me around $200 and support won’t even respond to any emails. They may have started with good intentions but this is clearly a scam.
Thanks for sharing. This is sad to here that they didn’t at least pay people out before closing shop.
hi can u tell me what going on i cant log on i also have some money in there ples let me know what going on ples e mail
Read the previous comments. Apparently the company is no longer in business.
Well it seems that Livecounseling went belly up.
All the phone numbers are disconnected and the email address is not valid.
Hello Everyone, We are about a week or so away from webcams. We are in beta and have been testing them but you do have a point and we will remove the webcam reference until it’s 100% ready. We offer free three minutes with all our experts with funded account ($5 minimum) which gives a client a chance to ask the expert some initial questions. We can easily be contacted if anyone has questions and we refund anyone who is not happy with the service (have not been contacted to do this yet:) firstname.lastname@example.org 1 877 419 4508
Thanks LiveCounseling.com for stopping by and addressing some the comments. You’ve clearly demonstrated that you’re serious about serving your users in the best way. It’s safe to say if you were truly a scam you wouldn’t have even bothered to address these concerns or provide ways for people to contact you to resolve any issues they may have. Thanks again. Your effort is appreciated! Hopefully some of the few people that had an issue will take you up on your offer and come back here to share their experience with us.
What constitutes a scam? Because I feel like my money was stolen from me. I checked out the site and wanted to do a video chat with one of the counselors. When I click on the webcam chat button, it said I had to PREPAY (scammy already). Then after prepaying I was notified that the webcam feature is ‘coming soon’. My only option was text chat. ONLY to find out that all I was doing was paying someone to instant message them. If this was the case I would just search for a counselor on google and AIM them. Lame.
The fee doesn’t constitute a scam. This is a common misconception among work at home seekers. If I wanted to start a McDonald’s, could I do it with thin air? Nope. I would obviously need money. So when it comes to a home based business it’s expected that you’ll need to invest money to get a business off the ground. In terms of a job, you shouldn’t have to pay anyone to work for them. So let’s clarify that difference first. I don’t know about you but if i need advice from an accountant or lawyer I have to pay a fee. Is it a scam then? The only difference in this situation is the medium being used is the internet instead of actually going to their office.
Now with that said, I think it’s shady that the web cam was even an option if it’s not ready. At the very least they’re guilty of misrepresenting their service which is definitely considered deceptive. So I totally understand your issue with them in that respect. it’s sort of like false advertising. Hey LiveCounseling.com you really need to address this. That’s not good business.
Lauren, thanks for providing your experience though. You made a valid point regarding the web cam issue.
Professional is the word under discussion. I believe a professional has a license.
Snippy aren’t we? lol But I see your point. However I would still be inclined to confirm the requirements with the site though.
I’ve just discovered your website and already enjoying looking through it, so thank you for that!
I’m interested in this here livecounseling.com but the only place my ‘expertise’ fits in is under the professional counseling section. However, it’s more of a personal experience expertise than ‘I have a degree and am a professional at this’ sort of experience. I hope that made sense! 🙂
Anyway, what I’m trying to ask is, can I still sign up under this section? Because I feel like a fraud saying I’m a professional, haha.
Welcome to our blog. Feel to become a subscriber if you haven’t already: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe In terms of the “expert” title, with sites like this it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a degree in your given field. That’s obviously not the case in the outside world. But the best thing to do, is visit their site and email them to ask them this question to be on the safe side. I’ve been involved in the work at home industry and affiliate marketing ( http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff ) since the early 90’s. I don’t have a degree in any of those fields, yet some would still consider me an expert. I know the academic types hate when that happens. But the web is the great equalizer where your love and personal experience can be rewarded without the need of validation from some over priced school. lol Now with that said there is a flip side of this where we have idiots that claim to be experts with little or any personal experience. This is like the blind leading the blind and that’s not any good either.
In any event, good luck. I’m sure you’ll enjoy more of our content as you read it.
You are too funny! I am speaking of your statement at the end of this article that said, “Shout out to the haters too.”
It’s so nice to have others out there that share my sense of humor. lol
Thanks Big Sis!
So happy to hear from you. It’s been a while. 🙂
Good Morning Eddy! I didn’t know you were on twitter- I followed you.
The live counseling business is a good idea. I don’t think I could do it though because I am more of a jack of all trades, master of none. LOL
I will look into it though. You always find the coolest stuff!!
Great to hear from you as always Shawna!
I just got on twitter this month and it’s been great. Thanks for the follow. I’ll be doing the same shortly. In terms of the counseling opportunity, I’m sure there is one area that you excel in stronger than others. We all do. But hey being the jack of all trade may mean more money for you because you dabble in a bit of everything. LOL
Glad you liked the post. Hey, feel free to retweet if you like. There is a share an article link you can use. More good stuff to come.
I went to try this site from Twitter and when I got there it asked me to prepay to chat with people. Who does that, except for adult sites these days when you can go to ask or something? I don’t like my money tied up and when I went to click on people, no one was either there or it seemed like a shady operation to me because of the people listed. I did tak to one person, but they weren’t helpful. I don’t know, I have requested my money back, but haven’t heard anything in a day now.
I think you’re missing the point of this service. It’s for people who are willing to pay for the advice of an expert. It’s no different than paying to talk to a Psychiatrist or going to speak to an accountant for tax advice. It’s not about chatting for the fun of it. I wouldn’t expect to pay for that. In terms of your refund request, when was the last time you ever heard of getting a refund from a Doctor or lawyer because you didn’t like their advice or thought it sucked? It just doesn’t happen. That tends to work if you’re buying a physical product but intellectual services such as one on one advice or consulting isn’t usually refundable.
So based on what you’ve stated, I don’t see anything that’s raising flags for me. But again, time will tell. At the very least I hope that they respond to your inquiry and provide you with a reference on their site that explains their refund policy or lack of one. Thanks for chiming in though.