Update: Google is NOT hiring! You’ve seen the ads everywhere by now:
Google Money Grants
Google Easy Street
Google Profit Club
Google Cash Kit
Web Money Training
Google jobs from home
Stay home Google jobs
Google work from home
Automatic Profit System
Work at home Google jobs
Weekly Consumer Newsletter
Profits at Home Using Google
Google pays me posting links online
Work from home posting links on Google
Post links on Google and make up to $397 per day
Those ads all lead to something like Scott’s Money Blog or Mary’s Money Blog or anyone of a million names which are FAKE one page blogs with FAKE testimonials, FAKE comments and a FAKE Scott Hunter. Other ads lead to landing pages that look like the first page of some newspaper or magazine site. They give a lot of fake stories and then lead you to buy a “Google” money making kit or system. They all say you can work from home for Google like it is a real legitimate authorized job. Well, it isn’t and these Google jobs blogs are scams.
12/4/09 Update: some of these one page sale sites are getting more sophisticated and look much more real than they did before. The fake newspaper format is popular along with other types of salespages that look very convincing. Bottom line: anything saying you can work at home with Google, work from home with Google, or touting any sort of a money making kit having to do with Google is NOT AUTHORIZED by Google. Google is just a search engine and posting links on Google is not a job no matter how convincing these ads sound. They have also changed the sales pages to read “with Google” or “using Google”.
All these fake blogs (called flogs) are there to trick you into buying some unauthorized Google money system or Google Home Biz Kit. They make it sound like you will be working for Google posting links and they make it sound oh so easy. Scott will say he makes $9,000 per month and there is a picture of him together with his bride and it is all false. They even have these ads so that his bio reads that he is from the same city as you are and they do that by reading your IP address that can identify where you are connecting to the Internet from.
Posting links on Google is NOT a work at home jobs option nor is it a career and it is nothing like what they make it seem. What you will be required to do after paying money to them is to figure out how to put your own Adwords campain up on Google (which you will have to pay more for and if you don’t know what you are doing you can lose your shirt) and hope people click on your ads and buy some crap that you will then be selling. You can earn money with Google but you really need to know what you are doing. The worst thing is though, that once you give your credit card for the low $1.97 shipping for your “kit”, you will then be charged some outrageous MONTHLY FEE of $129.96 or $79.99 or $49.99 or whatever the particular ad says! Then you will have to get on the phone and try to get your “membership” cancelled. WORST OF ALL, REPORTS ARE THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET THE KIT!
This is from the terms and conditions for something called Internet Payday: If you do not cancel within the 3-day trial period, you will be charged a one-time amount of $129.95. In addition, you will be provided access to an online Learning Center which will bill at $39.98, unless you cancel, 30-days from the date of enrollment and you will be re-billed every 30 days at $39.98 per month until cancelled.
It is all very dishonest because they make it sound like it is part of Google and you will be working for Google and it is authorized by Google when in fact NONE OF THAT IS TRUE! They could have called it the “Yahoo work from home jobs” or “post links on Bing and make up to $397 per day” and in fact that is probably what they will do next.
This is the latest craze of dishonesty that has swept the web and it is obviously paying off because these ads are everywhere. There are no stay at home Google jobs and you can’t make money posting links like they want you to believe so please steer clear of the Google jobs scam.