Ever heard of easy money making scams (or ‘Get-rich-quick‘ schemes)? You are probably familiar with this. When you search the Internet for “work from home opportunities” you will come across many websites that will try to convince you to buy their “amazing formula” which is “guaranteed” to make you rich within a short time with very little effort.
How to recognize easy money making scams?
These websites use pictures of fancy looking homes with a swimming pool and a top of the range sports car to ignite the desire within us to own these luxuries.
It is followed by a long-winded story of how the webmaster went from ‘rags-to-riches’ and how you can do the same. Most Get-Rich-Quick schemes will promise that you can obtain high rate of return with little risk, and with little skill (or no skills at all !!!), effort, or time.
If you have at least some common sense, you will realize that something is wrong here. Who would pay you money (AND WHY?!) for nothing?
Look for the things that sound too good to be true, because they likely are. Getting rich quick isn’t easy, and if it was, everyone would be doing it. If you’re not sure, do an internet search for a particular program or business opportunity you are looking for.
The cold harsh truth is that there is no genuine way to make a lot of money overnight, not just on the Internet, but offline (brick-and-mortar) business too (unless you win the lottery).
But there are people online looking for fast track wealth solutions in the hope of becoming rich quickly so they can pay off their debts and buy everything they want.
These people are targets for the scammers who set up these ‘easy money making scams’ websites who blind them with lies and false promises.
Are some of this easy money making scams examples familiar to you?
In this example you have 9 minutes to claim your “LICENSE”.
Easy money making scams use similar warning indicators. Scammers will use pressuring tactics to get the naive people to sign up quickly, with claiming that there are only a certain amount of copies of a CD or “spots” left, or using “special discount prices” that are only available for a short amount of time (usually for a few or more minutes).
As you can see here, there is “ONLY 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE” for “THE MOST POWERFUL MONEY MAKING METHOD”.
Make a “GUARANTEED $12 876+ RIGHT NOW“. Be real for a second here. Easy money making scams will imply that anyone who signs up will become rich in a very short time (usually days or months). But this one reached new heights with claims that you can earn nearly $ 13 000 RIGHT NOW (probably as soon as you sign up). GUARANTEED. What a fairy tale.
In this example you can see that he/she “EARNED” $76 000+ in a week with some “SPECIAL SOFTWARE”. Easy money making scams will will try to convince you that your route to success is to follow “secret formulas” that no one else knows about.
Scammers know how to push psychological triggers. Also, scammers have very successful marketing methods like fake testimonials, and videos with paid actors who are talking rubbish about how they went from ‘rags-to-riches’ and how you can do the same.
In this example you can see fake actor who claims that he made nearly two million dollars in just 90 days.
There can even be videos with claimings “that you may never see it again if you exit this page”. I wonder why.
That is also a lie, because you will run into the same videos over and over again. I have seen videos like this one even after a couple of months. And they were in the same place where I have seen them for the first time. Go figure.
When you watch these videos (which can be 45 minutes long), you are caught by surprise how much nonsense these guys can talk, how much they are trying to hype up how easy it is to make money, or how rich you can become in a very short time.
Remember, it takes time and effort to succeed. I am not saying you are stupid if you get scammed once or even twice. It is not your fault, because you were told what you wanted to hear. But if you get scammed multiple times than you are stupid. Sorry.
Beware of ‘Business opportunities’ that have spelling and grammatical errors on their Websites
Example below is a clear indicator of suspicious website with grammatical error and promise that you can “change your life in 30 days and turn $18 into a fortune with some magical money making system”.
It is a red flag if you see misspellings on the websites. This means that the people behind the website are not serious enough, and you are left with big question mark above your head about who is hiding behind the scenes! Have you ever seen a well-established and legit website that has misspellings?
I don’t think so. If I see a website that has spelling and grammatical errors, I run away. And of course, I don’t want to invest any money in their ‘opportunity’. Actually, I don’t want to bother at all to even look at what they have to offer.
Final conclusion about easy money making scams
Sure, when someone talks fairy tales about “Getting rich quick” online, it sounds very attractive. But reality is something completely different. I am not a psychologist, but I was always wondering why people fall for these schemes. Is it…
- Desire to earn “Easy money”?
It is all of the above. Sure, I know everyone wants “EASY MONEY”. Heck, even I would love to have easy money but I know it simply doesn’t exist. I know it sounds attractive when somebody promises that you can earn thousands per week after you invest “only” xx amount of money. Many people think it would’t hurt to try, but they are wrong.
Too many people fall victim to easy money making scams. Don’t allow yourself to be one of these people. Protect yourself and your hard-earned money from scammers and fake actors who will try to blind you with false promises.
There was a case in Croatia a couple of months ago where a man was convinced (probably via e-mail) that he will receive a multi-million dollar heritage, so he deposited approximately $15 000 from 2013-2016 to residents in some African countries!! INCREDIBLE. Of course, he didn’t receive any “heritage” and he was scammed for $15 000 dollars. Unfortunately, when he realized he will never see his money again it was already too late.
Here comes the saddest part. Because of these cheaters, thieves and liars people miss great opportunity to make money online, or they do not believe it is possible to earn money on the Internet, but that is simply not true.
There is a real ways to earn money online and that is Affiliate Marketing. If you ask me if it is possible to earn thousands of dollars on the Internet, short answer is YES, but it will require WORK. There is no “magical program” that will fill your bank account every week or every month with xxx amounts of dollars. It simply doesn’t exist.
There is one secret how you can make money online.
Stop looking for a fast “Money making systems” with special software, “Money making robots” or similar nonsense that will try to convince you that making money online is “easy” and requires no work at all from your part.
You can read my post ‘Is Wealthy Affiliate university a scam‘ here if you are tired of scams.
Did you have any experience with easy money making scams? Post a comment below and join the discussion.