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.