Product name: Scam
Product owner: Self-proclaimed gurus and scammers
I’ve been involved in internet marketing for many years but one thing that I find common to most people is that they love scammers. They love scammers that give them false promises or try to convince them to buy their scammy products by using convincing words with empty promises.
I decided to write on this subject for a few reasons. One of the reasons is to help folks get rid of the scammers and another reason is to offer them a way I think would be practical to spot a scam and avoid it.
But I know that we are few while scammers are all around and they easily outnumber us. And it’s really hard to reach all people struggling online, with this message and save them from scammers. But I believe that my article will save at least some of those that are really honest and want to build their own businesses online without being scammed.
One of the most obvious reasons that makes folks trust scammers is because they’ve probably heard from others of making money on the internet. But they don’t realise that internet overflows with get rich quick ponzi schemes. They start jumping from product to product wasting their precious time and efforts in the wrong direction.
So, based on my experience, I’m going to show how you can save yourself from scams and ponzi schemes.
1. First off, if you come across a program on the internet and don’t have any idea of the nature of a program then do some more research on the web and read other reviews to understand what a program has to offer you. By reading other reviews you’ll dig deeper into the subject and realize if a program does meet your expectations. Normally, if a program is a scam you’ll find both negative and “positive” reviews while if a program is legit you’ll find a lot of positive reviews along with probably a few negative reviews that actually can’t prove that a program is bad.
2. As I mentioned above, if a program is a scam and you find both ”positive” and negative reviews then it’s really hard to figure out whether a program is genuine or a scam, especially, if you don’t have any experience in internet marketing. In this case you should know a few things and if you know them you’ll be safe.
a program promises you that once you buy it, you’ll start making thousands of dollars per month or even in the first few days then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that you don’t need to do anything, just buy it and start collecting your money right away, that all the work’ s already been done for you then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that you don’t need to have your own website, create content for your website, just join a program and start making money then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that you’ll be making 6 figures in the first few days, weeks or months then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that it will reveal you the secrets of making money online that no one else knows then most probably it’s a scam
a program doesn’t clearly explains what you need to do to make money then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that you don’t need any previous experience and that you need only a computer and internet access to start making thousands of dollars per month then most probably it’s a scam
a program (a program owner) shows you his 6 figure cheques (most probably fake) and promises that you’ll be making same amount of dollars then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that once you join it, you will start receiving tons of targeted traffic to your site then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that it will teach you the secrets on how to get your site ranked on the first page of Google and guarantees you this kind of success then most probably it’s a scam
a program promises that you’ll be making thousands of dollars by taking surveys spending a few minutes per day or just by uploading videos on YouTube then most probably it’s a scam
I can continue this list but I think what I’ve mentioned above is enough to be able to easily identify a scam.
3. If you come across a scam and don’t know exactly whether it’s a scam or not, you can check that program through websites such as www.bbb.org, www.scamadviser.com, www.scam.com, www.ripoffreport.com
Here are the screenshots of two programs, Empower Network and Zeek Rewards.
As you can see there is an alert for Empower Network. You can check through www.bbb.org
As for the Zeek Rewards, I checked it through scamadviser and it shows that their website has been reported as being untrustworthy.
4. There is a program, to be exact, an online business community called Wealthy Affiliate Actually Wealthy Affiliate is the best model to follow in internet marketing. It’s owned by Kyle and Carson, two very knowledgeable internet marketers that know what they’re talking about.
They strictly follow Google guidelines and teach folks how to build a successful business online using legit methods. They helped thousands of people quit their daily jobs and start making serious money on the internet.
They never give false promises or use convincing words with empty promises nor they teach others to do it. They do their best to explain to people that making money online can’t be done at the push of a button. Whoever says you the opposite is lying to you.
Their model is very simple, yet very powerful. To make money online you need to build your own website and create content for it, i.e. you must offer some valuable information and give people a reason to come to your site. Then, get it ranked on Google, drive massive traffic and finally make money.
If you follow this simple model then you’ll easily identify any scam program and save yourself and other people from it. Without your own website and content you will never be able to make any serious money online. YOU NEED TO LEARN AND WORK HARD BEFORE YOU REACH SUCCESS.
I hope you’ll find my article helpful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. Or you can leave your comments below. And don’t forget to share the knowledge 🙂