Unfortunately, there are lots of over-hyped methods, deals and even scams on the internet that not only don’t work and will waste your time, but moreover will waste your money! If you are serious about making money online, and maybe new to the game, you will most definitely want to watch out for some of these:
The first is Online Surveys. Have you ever received an email or seen a graphic ad on how you can “work from home” taking surveys? Everybody has right? Don’t waste your time here. Surveys are extremely time consuming and sometimes they don’t even pay you! My fiancé did get paid after completing 40 surveys over a period of a few weeks. Her paycheck was a whopping $40, which equated to slightly less than $1 per hour! Can you afford to build an online business at this rate? There are people getting paid for this, the people who offer such schemes. I would avoid getting involved in any Online Survey scheme.
Next are Online Lotteries. How many people do you know who have actually hit the lottery jackpot? I don’t personally know anyone. It’s the same online. Nobody wins, and the accountability of the hosting organization is easily called into question. Don’t be tempted by easy money here, avoid Online Lotteries and so called Free Lotteries. Remember, our goal is to build a business, not just hope to get lucky, right?
Online Contests go hand in hand with lotteries. In the past, maybe you received an email proudly proclaiming “You’ve just won! Click here to claim your prize!” But, did you really win anything? Were you given the opportunity to spend more money? Of course, it’s classic marketing. If you feel like you could win a lot by spending a very little, why wouldn’t you? There are tons of these companies online just waiting for you to fall into their trap! Again, don’t confuse the chance of winning something with actually making money online through a viable business of your own.
Finally, everyone’s favorite – Online Casinos. Did you ever notice the most spectacular and grand hotels in the world can be found on the Las Vegas strip? How in the world, can they afford to keep outdoing each other in size and grandeur? It’s simple, the house always wins! Maybe you’ve had some luck at a casino yourself. If so, do you now feel like you can confidently repeat the process that led to your windfall? More often than not, people lose moneys at casinos. Online Casinos are an even more convenient way to lose money, as you a laptop away from the action! So, unless you have the capital to open your own casino, you should avoid the casino’s charm.