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There are probably far more scams than genuine opportunities out there,
so a certain amount of discernment is required, and it does no harm to
arm yourself with some knowledge of what to look out for in a scam.
Personally I rank the value of this type of advertising extremely low and I would never consider using it for a product that I was promoting. More profitable are the schemes that pay you for signing up for things in the hope that you will continue to use them. If you think about it, this is more valuable to the advertiser because you are definitely getting a customer from this process even though the ‘customer’ may take the money and not some back, there is always a percentage of customers who will prove profitable in the long-run. Besides which it would be beneficial for some schemes to be able to demonstrate a high number of participants even if those participants are not active or profitable. Once again we are applying the question: ‘where is the money coming from?’
Avoid pyramid schemes.
Let me expand on what that means:
So let's assume you get your first six, they in turn must each find another
6, so that's 36 to get to the next level (don't forget the 3600 most gullible
suckers have already gone...). in turn this 36 must find 216 and this
216 must find 1296 and they must find 7776 - if the other 100 people who
joined the scheme are at the same level (this is only level 5..) then
there are already 777,600 signed up to the scheme, one more level is going
to require the handing over of $20 from a total of over 4.5 million suckers
from the people who joined before you and an additional 46,656 from those
that signed up under you. Of course these suckers will never get paid
out because they will need to find nearly 30 million suckers willing to
part with $20 bucks (level 7), and even if by some miracle every sucker
in the world is dragged into it, the scheme can’t possibly get to
level 8, we are looking for (not 6 people like it seems to each individual)
but nearly 180,000,000. You have no way of knowing that you are not already
at level 7 and therefore sitting alongside a miserable 30million people
right on the bottom of the pyramid.
In summary: The adage, ‘if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is’ was never truer than when applied to internet money-making schemes…yet there are opportunities out there to make reasonable amounts of money for most people, and maybe even a living for exceptional people.
This is how one ‘get rich quick scheme’ reseller describes his activities:
That’s all the bogus schemes in a nutshell – this is what they look like when you click on the link (they are all from the same mould): There are always pictures of stuff like cars and boats, all the stuff they are subliminally offering you – ignore those for a start. The page is always fairly long and there is always plenty of blank space either side. The price of the scheme is never higher than half-way down and it will take you a while to get to it – there is never any mention of a cost until a hint starts to creep in as you read through. The scheme owner always wants to ‘share’ his secret, but does not really explain why he would share a million dollar secret for $30 instead of just exploiting it for himself…. Some of them even try to tell you that there are diamonds involved somehow, but you only get a voucher for diamonds, which is not actual diamonds in my limited experience of precious stones. Once again you have to ask yourself: where is the money coming from, and the answer is almost always from your pocket.
I just came across a web site that used two more typical tricks to entice you to part with your money:
1) There is a clock ticking away the seconds until the offer expires... If you revisit days later, the clock starts again!
2) In the same vein, at the end of the page (usually in red) is the day that the offer expires, It's Tuesday and it's today that the offer expires! you just got there in time!!! However, if you revisit on Friday, the offer now expires today... Friday...!
If they are prepared to attempt this small scam - ask yourself 'are they also planning a bigger scam?' before you part with your money.
By: Jay Livewyre
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