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You Can Make a Boatload of Money On The Internet If You Don’t Fall For Scams

Watch out for internet marketing scammers!

Watch out for internet marketing scammers!

Nothing gets my blood boiling like the hoarde of internet marketing scammers that pollute the waters for the legitimate online business entrepreneurs who want to show people the right way to make money online. Literally, you can make a boatload of money on the internet if you don’t fall for scams.

Building an internet business is one of the surest ways to make money online and you don’t have to go in debt to do it. Many people become successful enough to fire their boss.  Indeed you can make a good living and achieve financial freedom from home if you are willing to learn and work hard.

There are four reasons why people fail when it comes to making money online with a website.

  1. They don’t understand how to put everything together
  2. They don’t have a money-making mindset
  3. They aren’t willing to work at it
  4. They fall for some online scam, get burned and quit trying

In my last post on this topic, I addressed two major scams—Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Schemes.  I also wrote about my fiasco with who I consider to be two of the most flagrant scammers, Home Profit Systems and Empower Network.

In this post I will address three other internet scams to watch out for:

  • Internet Survey Scams
  • Adsense Scams
  • Online Article Mill Scams

Internet Survey Scams

I really loathe these programs.  They suck you in with the pitch of how easy it is to follow their system.  All you have to do is surf the web, fill out a few surveys, send back a few emails and voila—they’ll send you a check every month.

Believe me nothing is that easy.  The worst offenders are the ones that want you to pay money upfront. Collecting sign up fees is how they make money.

Forget about the “money-back guarantee”. Generally you have to perform dozens of tasks like signing up with a certain number of companies before you even qualify for the refund.  At that point, most people quit because they don’t want to go through the hassle to get their 69 bucks back

Some may say their program is free but in the long run there is always a catch.  Payment will come later down the line as you get deeper into the programs.

The best advice I can offer is to do your research first.  Ask a ton of questions and check Scam Alerts, Rippoff Reports, Consumer Reports, etc. before you jump into the pool.

Adsense Scams

When I was a newbie I lost $67 on CRT Theme which was supposed to optimize my blog site to make it “Adsense Ready”. At the time, I was unemployed and I didn’t have money to lose.

I cannot begin to describe how much I deplore people who take unfair advantage of the naivete of those who sincerely want to make money on the internet and do it legitimately.

Most of these scammers have websites will all kinds of bells and whistles.  They post flashy videos with bunches of people sipping tropical drinks on the beach or standing in front of their mansion.  If it looks too good to be true…guess what…IT IS !

CRT Theme offers software that supposed to work with WordPress themes to make it easier to position Google Adsense ads.  All they do is turn a two column site into a three column site with a place for Google Adsense ads on the left column. What I did not know at the time was that with most WordPress themes you can do this yourself with a click of a button.

I’m not going to go into it on this post but some bloggers find Google Adsense distracting.  It is, however, a money-maker for Authority and Article Directory sites.

Online Article Mill Scams

These wretched thieves purport to give you “Key word rich” content that Google loves. Sounds great.  Who wouldn’t want a hundred ready made articles to post on their website?  What a time saver right?


Canned articles and websites are a total waste of money. Why? Search engines completely ignore duplicate content.  Some of these companies might have started out legit, but the more people that buy the more the search engines catch on and the content radars go off big time.

Ready-made content actually makes it more difficult for you to get traffic. Not only will your web pages be ignored, you could easily get banned from Google Adsense revenue altogether.

The key to making money with Google Adsense or any pay per click advertiser for that matter is getting traffic to your site so tons of people will see and click on the ads. Since search engines are the main source of free traffic to your website, ticking them off by posting an article with word for word content won’t work. In fact is has the opposite effect.

There really are no shortcuts to driving traffic to your website.  You must have fresh, relevant interesting content to attract visitors to your site.

The best way to build a money-making online business is to go through the effort of building your own website and filling it with interesting content that people want to read.

See my post on Building Your Online Business with Content Marketing.

I Can Show You How to Make Money Online

Before you go, I’d like to show you…

How to LEGITIMATELY Make Money on the Internet

There are dozens of ways to make money on the internet—legitimately.

Money comes from advertising programs, Adsense. Pay-Per- Click ads, Pay-Per-Impression Ads, marketing your own digital products like software, plugins or apps, marketing your own information products training programs and on-line seminars.  Of course one of the easiest ways to earn money is with Affiliate programs.

You really can make a boatload of money on the internet.  But notice all of those ways starts with having your own website.

From my point of view, it is far better to build your own website than to get a “free website” from a marketing up seller like Brainhost or Empower Network.  What you get for free isn’t worth having.

And by the way, DO NOT fall for offers from someone claiming to be an SEO expert  who charges you to post your website on Google, Yahoo, Bing or MSN. Listing your website on those powerhouse search engines is FREE.

Check out my articles on what you need to do before building your own website listed here.

What You Need to Make Money With an Online Business

Then contact me and set up a free consultation. I will help you identify profitable niches based on your passion and interest and help you get set up with an online website building platform that is free to use for as long as you choose. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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Please let me know about any online scams that you either know about or would like to have me research by writing a comment in the box below.  As always my goal is to help you make money and save money so you can achieve your dream of financial independence.

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    1. Coach Rebecca

      Thanks for your comment, Chelsey. You are so right…the web is a treasure trove of information. I wish there was a way to keep scammers from writing deceptive information that cause people to lose money. But until there is all coaches like me can do is keep adding positive and helpful content to help as many people as I can make money with online business and avoid the scammers. Thanks for chiming in! ~Rebecca

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