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Are you one of those people that thinks everything on the Internet is a scam? Of all the questions I get asked about various programs, the most common one is “is it a scam?”. If you are one of those people who is wary of everything online, why are you wasting your time looking for ways to make money?

One of the things I have noticed is that most people have too high expectations. They somehow think the Internet is a magical place where miracles happen and money is made very easily and quickly. They don’t believe this about their job when they clock in for work but they do think they are somehow missing out on quick easy riches online. When they find out that whatever program they sign up for requires actual work, they immediately run to the exits yelling “SCAM!”.

These unrealistic expectations are somewhat the fault of all the spectacular claims of big money to be made by so many online money making programs. You have all seen the endless number of ads promising effortless passive income and quick easy ways to make money at home. After having seen so many phony claims, many people seem to buy into the myth that it is really possible. This causes them to continue to search for that elusive nugget of information that will forever change their life and allow them to live on the beach while their computer cranks out money.

The truth is that while there are some real scams online (like the Google jobs scam), most things you sign up for are real. I have yet to be actually cheated out of anything on the Internet in my quest to make money. Now, I have signed up for eBooks and programs that I have thought were overpriced or didn’t deliver much information, but I have not been actually SCAMMED. When you get scammed it means you lose your money with no chance of ever getting it back, a product is never delivered, or the product is not anything as advertised.

People are very quick to use the “scam” word and it is a shame because it hinders many people’s chances of ever learning how to make money online. You are surely not going to succeed overnight and any sensible person not caught up in the hype will realize that. Learning how to make money at home online is something you can do if you are patient and willing to learn what works and what doesn’t. You may never be able to quit your real job and totally replace that income but you can learn how to earn some very nice money on the side. That is, if you are willing to believe that there are legitimate websites and learn how to take advantage of them.

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    I couldn’t agree more.

    I can tell you from experience that I was one of those people that thought everything, especially ways to make money on the internet, were scams!

    When my friend told me about making money with Cashcrate, I immediately thought “no way, there must be a catch!”, and actually, that was the reason I signed up in the first place. To prove to him that it WAS a scam.

    But it so turned out that he was right and I was wrong, and after I got my first check from Cashcrate, I realized that making money on the internet WAS indeed possible and it made me think, “what if there were other ways out there to make money online?”

    I guess that’s the question that triggered my online quest to earn money, and I’m happy to say that I’m glad it did.

    So far, while I haven’t been able to retire and move to the beach yet lol, I’ve passed the $5000 mark of free money that I’ve EARNED online, which means yes, I did work for it.. “free” meaning I didn’t spend anything to make it.

    But you’re definitely right, in that if people took a bit more time to understand how things worked, and actually do the work required, a very decent sideline income can be made.

    There you go, I think I wrote your next blog post lol. Great post as always. I actually enjoy reading your work, always to the point, yet still entertaining enough for me to read the entire thing.


    By the way, even though my friend got paid a couple times from Cashcrate, he never stuck with it like I did. I guess he was one of those people that wasn’t willing to put in the work.

    Make Money Online Free on February 2nd, 2010
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    Thanks for reading and commenting TriNi

    DayJobNuker on February 2nd, 2010
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    A proven way to begin making money is to start your own online business. By beginning your own internet business you can be fairly sure your not going to be ripped off.

    Online money making scams on February 3rd, 2010
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    Yes. it is true, there may be some real good ways of making money, but, I have yet to find them. I did stay with the project and am not afraid of or expect pay for nothing…But, it is very easy to promise, money back guaranteed and then when you want to back out, you can’t reach anyone all of sudden and everything they want something up front and I can’t but believe this is their way of making MONEY…

    Also, when you do followup and try to stay with anything, it is a little hard when they start talking over your head, because they feel like you ought to know, yet they advertised NO experience, very easy, anyone can do it. How about that??

    I have lost quite a bit of money trying these things and we are retired and need everything we have, I am merely trying to supplement our income and have blown quite a bit tring… If you know of any good ones which I have tried that and it didn’t work, I surely would apreciate it.


    Jane W

    Jane Woods on February 18th, 2010
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    There is no need to spend a lot of money in order to learn how to make money online. First though, you have to understand that you have to be willing to WORK if you want to be successful online just as in real life. If you are hoping to find some super secret system, there just isn’t any no matter what people say.

    You can read my post here on how to make money risk free and that is one way to get started. You have to be patient though and not expect too much too soon. The Niche Site Blueprint that I mention at the bottom of the post is one of the legitimate ways to make money and it comes with a REAL 60 money back guarantee.

    There are sites like CashCrate that are totally free to sign up for where you can realistically make $20 to $50 per month without spending too much time. If you then take that money and buy something that comes with a money back guarantee, you won’t lose money. Of course some things that are scammy say they have the guarantee when they don’t.

    I started on CashCrate but it wasn’t until 6 months later that I started to make more than $100 a month online. There is a lot to learn but do your homework and check out what other people say before you actually spend money for something.

    DayJobNuker on February 18th, 2010