Opportunities – Real or Scams?


It’s unfortunate that the numerous Internet money making scams out here make it difficult for people like myself who are trying to show people the right ways of making money online.

I have actually been fortunate enough to find success on the Internet and no, I didn’t lose my shirt or go into debt doing it.

Stick with me and let’s help each other make money online.

The beauty of the Internet is that you can make a truckload of money out here. Yes, you really could quit your full time job if you work hard.

The bad news is most people either don’t want to work at it, or they buy into some scam that causes them to waste money they could have used to invest in a real, legitimate venture.

Real or Scam?  Get Paid To Surf / Internet Survey Scams

I see these darn programs advertised everywhere.  Heck my mom even tried one a while back!  She gave up after about 3 days.

It sounds easy right?  All you have to do is surf the web, fill out some surveys, answer some emails and they’ll send you a check every month.

It’s never that simple.  If it was, we’d all be quitting our 9 to 5 jobs to sign up for these kinds of Internet ventures.

Most of these “pay to surf” programs want you to pay money upfront.  This is how they make their bread and butter.

And don’t be fooled by the money-back guarantee they offer because usually in order to get your money back you have to sign up with a certain number of companies and perform various tasks before you even qualify for the refund.

They realize most people aren’t going to go through all the hassle just to get their money back so they give up.  Cha-ching!  Another person suckered.

You may also come across some companies boasting their programs are free.  I would still beware.  There is always a catch.  In most cases, they make it so difficult to earn enough credits to get paid, most people quit.  And even though entry is free, you may still have to pay a third party down the line as you start completing the surveys hosted by other companies.

As I said…There’s always a catch!

I’m not saying you can’t make money from some of these programs, but I would highly recommend you do some thorough research and ask a lot of questions before joining any of them. The ones I’ve seen thus far have all been purely bogus and a complete rip-off!

Real or Scam – Google AdsensegoogleAdsense

I should have known that with the success of the AdSense program, people would try to sell “systems” that will supposedly help webmasters get-rich-quick with the program.

If you haven’t heard about it, AdSense is a revolutionary free program offered by Google that allows webmasters to help them advertise by posting text ads on their web pages.  You earn money for every click each ad receives.

All you need is a website with some unique content centered around a theme.  The topic could be on almost anything.  I use Adsense on all my sites and earn a nice income.

The concept is quite simple.  The more information you have on your site, the greater the traffic potential from the free search engines.  The more traffic you have, the more you’ll earn from Adsense.

Many webmasters are cleaning up with the program, and it really is one of the easiest ways to make online.  Your only investment is your website since the Adsense program is free to join.

I love it and have the checks to prove it really works.

Here Come The Adsense Scams….

Of course, since the program has a huge profit potential there will always be people who try to create “shortcuts” that claim to make it “easier” for people to make money.

Well, they’re not making it easier on you at all.  They are just making you think they can simplify the process, when in reality they’re making it even more difficult to earn in the long run.

I recently heard of a program called “Adsense Ready” that will allow you to download hundreds of pre-written web pages (so you don’t have to write your content yourself).

In minutes you can have tons of articles at your fingertips and create your website in a flash.  Sounds great right?

Well there’s one big problem with this.

Search engines IGNORE duplicate content.  So as time goes on and more people purchase these articles, the search engines will catch on and begin to ignore the pages.  Their duplicate content filter will go into high gear.

Your site would be ignored faster than a Yankee fan at a Red Sox game!

Remember….the key to making money with Adsense is getting traffic to your site so people can click your ads. Most people rely on the free search engines as their main Internet traffic source.  I sure do!

So, how are you going to capitalize on all this traffic if the search engines are ignoring your site?

The answer is….you won’t!