Online Business Scams

By Brian Baulch | Blog

Aug 18

There are countless different business opportunities available online, but you must be always ready for make-money-online scams. Even though the “get-paid-to” programs (including reading emails, clicking banners, shopping, filling out paid surveys, and chatting) may sound easy, around 90% of them are scams.

Even more pervasive is multi-level marketing (MLM). This model provides “opportunities” for people to engage in businesses with simple MLM websites, MLM directories, MLM companies, online training courses, and investment clubs. Work at home scams are another type of online racket, and one of the most commonly advertised, both online and offline. You may be required to pay a registration fee upftong, and after collecting the fee, the company may simply close up shop.

The variety of online scams and frauds preying on those seeking to make an honest living online is nearly limitless, and trying to sort out the worthwhile opportunities that can actually work from the ripoffs and cons that fill your e-mail inbox can be a frustrating task.

Because of this, many people have developed the misconception that all Internet businesses are scams, and that the only people making money are the ones selling them. This is simply not true. While there are quite a few at home business scams, convincing yourself that they are are all scams is limiting both your thinking and your income potential.

Online business is a lot like any other industry: You have the good, the bad and the indifferent. There are some not-so-nice people on the internet doing some not-so-nice things, but there are also programs out there that teach lucrative (and honest) ways for beginners to start making a real income. You will just have to spend some time finding them, and then follow what they do.

When you find them, then just follow them and do what they tell you to do, and soon you will actually make your first dollar online. And you will later laugh at yourself and wonder why you ever though the Internet was only a place where scammers hang out.

If you want to be successful and make money online, you are going to have to be willing to grit your teeth through a lot of hard work and a ton of trail and error. There are going to be times when you feel like giving up, and there are going to be times when you feel like you are being weighed down by information overload, because there is a ton to learn. But if you stick with it, you will become very successful at making money online, probably to the point where you could make this your main source of income.

What you really need more than anything in the beginning is a clear set of directions to follow from someone who started from scratch just like you, and managed to find a legitimate way to full-time online income. This can give you just the kind of perspective you need to take your mind off all the endless e-mail sales pitches and start working toward concrete, achievable goals.

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