Home Online Institute Scam Review

June 14, 2016 12 Comments



Product name: Home Online Institute

Product owner: Uknown

Websites: homeonlineinstitute.com

Price: $49.95

Overall rank: 20 out of 100

Verdict: Borderline scam


Recently I’ve come across a program called Home Online Institute and my first impression was very negative. First of all, their website looked very suspicious and unprofessional. Second, they made some ridiculous claims about easy ways to make money online.

Third, their site was very similar to other sites known as link posting scams many of which I’ve already reviewed on my site. Overall feelings were very negative and to be honest I was unable to find any positive aspects in Home Online Institute.

I think there are too many obvious reasons that we should take into account and stay away from this program. But it’s not just my thoughts and I’m going to take a closer look at Home Online Institute Scam and show you some facts so you can confidently make your own decision.


The main idea behind Home Online Institute

Though Home Online Institute looks like a link posting site, in reality it’s not. It’s associated and partnered with Vemma, a borderline scam that makes false promises, there are complaints about Vemma, their membership packages are expensive, it has been called a pyramid scheme by FTC and Italian consumer protection agency. I think with all these facts in mind there is no way to think positively about Home Online Institute.






Pros of Home Online Institute

  • You can make some money, maybe…


Cons of Home Online Institute

  • False claims about making easy money
  • Association with other suspicious sites
  • Association with Vemma (MLM program with a bad reputation)


Home Online Institute explained

First off I would like to show you the first red flag that I see in Home Online Institute. In the beginning of my review I told that their website was very similar to the group of sites known as link posting scams.

There are over 15 of them that I know because I wrote reviews on all of them. But there are definitely WAY more link posting scams that I don’t know about. Anyway, Home Online Institute uses the same misleading techniques and website layout very similar to one being used by link posting scams.

I think this alone is already a huge red flag. I found another program called Online Profit Stream that uses the same website layout which is very suspicious in my opinion.

Take a look at two different sites and tell me if you see any difference between them. I see no difference. And this is just only the first red flag.






The second red flag is that after completing registration process, i.e. submitting your email address, phone number, you will be taken to another page to watch a video about making money from home.

This is a fake video of bad quality and in fact I’ve seen this video almost in every link posting scam that I’ve reviewed over the past few months. I found this video on Youtube and here is the video.

You can watch it right here. The worst thing about this video is that there is not a single word about Home Online Institute in it.

The video talks about work from home opportunity in general and it doesn’t mean that Home Online Institute will make you any money. This is of course a misleading technique and I strongly disagree with such an approach.


Red flag # 1

Also, I don’t recommend you to submit your email or especially your phone number. I’m pretty sure that you will be bombarded with emails and phone calls about various useless offers that will make you zero dollars.

Most of the time programs like Home Online Institute sell this data to third parties or even try to sell you a private coaching offer that will cost you a few thousands of dollars. Definitely I don’t recommend it.


Red flag # 2

Also, on Home Online Institute website you can see the following line that says: “Home Online Institute is an online method of becoming an independent Vemma brand partner presented by Kaption Media, Inc.”

Since I have my review of Vemma, I can definitely tell you that I don’t recommend this program due to many reasons. First of all because upon joining Home Online Institute you will have to become an aggressive promoter of Vemma products through direct face-to-face sales.

If you have an experience in this field you probably can get some results. In fact, Vemma requires you to become a sales person rather than an internet marketer working from home.

Promoting Vemma products won’t be easy because they are expensive and you have to have certain skills to be able to convince people to buy overpriced products.

In fact, by joining Home Online Institute and by promoting Vemma products you have to become a member of MLM program and most MLMs that I know have a bad reputation on the internet.

When it comes to partnership of Home Online Institute with Vemma you need to be aware of FTC Acts regarding Vemma and according to this document, Vemma is an illegal pyramid scheme. So, my question to you: Do you want to be a part of such a program?


Red flag #3

If you read my review of Home Internet Cash you will realize that three programs have too many things in common which is another major red flag. These programs are Home Internet Cash, Online Profit Stream and Home Online Institute. And there are many complaints about all of them.

If you read the complaint that I’ve come across on the internet you will realize that Vemma is not going to help you market their products which is another red flag in this program.




I’ve also come across a complaint on Ripoffreport website which is another huge red flag. Here is the screenshot of what I found there. For more details you can visit Ripoffreport website and read full text of the complaint.





Red flag #4

Since Home Online Institute is promoting and MLM offer, I think it would be useful for you to know what MLM is all about. If after reading my article on MLM you will decide to join MLM that’s fine. It’s up to you. But I believe you won’t.


Red flag #5

Also you should know that their products are expensive and if you want to stay as a member of this program and earn a commission you need to buy their products first and then sell them.

This means each month you will be spending money with no guarantee that you can sell them and you don’t even know when you sell them. BTW, their minimum membership package starts at $499.95.


Red flag #6

As I said, there are many complaints about Vemma, i.e. Home Online Institute. Take a look at the screenshot from BBB.org. It looks like they have too many problems and I think no one will want to join such a program.





Red flag #7

I also found these too complaints which is the last red flag and I think you already made your decision by now.




Final word on Home Online Institute

I think it’s easy to understand that I’m not going to recommend Home Online Institute because in my opinion it’s a borderline scam.

If you read my Vemma review you will see that it’s not a good program and since Home Online Institute is associated or partnered with it, staying away from both of them would be the best decision.

False claims, deceptive advertising methods, association and partnership with a program that’s a borderline scam and has many complaints – all this means that Home Online Institute is not worth your time and effort, not to mention your hard earned money.

My recommendation to you is stay away from Home Online Institute Scam and you will be on the safe side. I’m not saying that you can’t make money with Home Online Institute at all, but I’m pretty sure you won’t.


Final glance at Home Online Institute

  • You can make some money, maybe…
  • False claims about making easy money
  • Association with other suspicious sites
  • Association with Vemma (MLM program with a bad reputation)
  • Overall rank: 20 out of 100
  • Verdict: Borderline scam



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My name is Adam. I'm the founder of Your Income Advisor. My goal is to help others succeed online, by exposing scams and reviewing top rated products. I can help you start your own business online

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  1. Minhaj says:

    Hi Rufat

    Thanks for exposing these unethical business practices. Back when I was a newbie, I probably would have fallen for a scam like this. I mean who doesn’t want to earn easy money by just clicking on random places on the internet?
    They make it look so easy and that is how they entice people into their programmes.
    I think Vemma had to pay over $200 million for unethical business practices to the FTC. That should tell you everything about these kinds of companies.

    • Rufat says:

      Unfortunately, this is true for many programs and Home Online Institute didn’t bring anything new to the table. Same misleading techniques and advertising. I think even if it’s not a complete scam it’s just a huge waste of time and money.

  2. Anna says:

    Hi Rufat,

    I really appreciate your honest review of Home Online Institute. I have fallen for scams in the past and have learned my lesson the hard way!

    I think it’s wonderful that you are educating people about what’s legit and what’s not legit. I think people in general are way too trusting and in many cases, desperate to make money. Those are the two things that these scammers count on, and unfortunately they succeed in ripping people off because of it.

    It’s so nice to see someone like you who truly cares and is doing everything you can to point people in the right direction. We all benefit from the information you are providing!

    Thank you so much!

    Best wishes,


    • Rufat says:

      I have to agree that there are too many scams out there and like you I’ve fallen for scams in the past. And I have to agree that most people are trusting because they are desperate to find legit ways to make money. Unfortunately, Home Online Institute is one of such programs that you should avoid at all costs. The quality of this program is very low and I think you are going to waste your time with it. I’m glad I can help people like you and direct you in the right direction.

  3. Blame says:

    I have fallen into one of these scams years ago, but I never got too deeply into it so I got out easy. Nevertheless, these scams are quite horrible, because they don’t bring real value to the public.

    Multilevel marketing with no real value has been one of the more nasty scams out there. It’s so bad that countries like China forbids it on all levels. Thanks for warning everybody about this.

    • Rufat says:

      I completely agree with you Blame. Programs like Home Online Institute and the like never provide any value to people. Especially this one is a complete disappointment in my opinion. It always surprises me when I see programs like Home Online Institute and Vemma and it surprise me even more when I see that some people still fall these scams. Fortunately, they collapse very fast.

  4. Peter says:

    Hi Rufat thank you for pointing out the floors of this online scam, these are becoming all too ridiculous nowadays , I feel sorry for newbies who place there hard earned cash into these with nothing to show at the end. I have taken your advice and had a look at the other recommended program and on paper it looks great, the prices look reasonable but how many hours of your spare time would you have to put into this to see a return after the six months? and would you have to be articulate to start your own website? Look forward to reading your answers.

    • Rufat says:

      Unfortunately, this is true and many newbies lose their hard earned money in these scams. Especially when it comes to Home Online Institute, it’s a waste of time in my opinion. The program has too many cons that are so obvious that there is no reason to join it. Regarding my recommended program, it’s genuine and it provides a high quality training and support. But it doesn’t give any guarantees as to how much you can earn after six months. You can earn a lot and you may not earn at all. It depends on many factors. Anyone can start with it and no experienced required. I know members that quit their regular jobs after 2 years of hard work. I’m going to quit my job this year too.

  5. Dave says:

    Hi and thanks for the info.

    I will definitely stay away from Home Online Institute.

    The comparisons you gave made a very clear picture of how scam products can be presented in similar fashion.

    Your advice will be helpful as I move forward with my own business.

    I may consult you again before I decide. I also looked at the business you do recommend and can see why. You can really see the difference when you know what to look for.

    Thanks for the good info, Dave

    • Rufat says:

      Hi Dave, I think if you stay away from Home Online Institute that would be your best decision you can make. The program is really terrible and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Especially when you look at the comparison table you start to see the whole picture. If you need anything you can contact me at any time and I will be happy to help and answer your questions.

  6. Travis Smithers says:

    It’s unbelievable how some people can screw over others the way they do. I have read about other sites doing the same upsells as you mentioned here.
    The sites were not as easy to detect as far as blatant similarities as you have shown. Their websites looked professional, but the way you had to buy in was like a red flag outlet.

    Great article to help us all stay on a better track to what is legit.

    • Rufat says:

      Unfortunately, there are too many similar sites we come across almost every day and if you have no experience, you can easily get into a trouble which Home Online Institute really is. Like you say, some of them have professional websites but their techniques are easy detectable. This one is just one huge red flag.

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