Rarely does a day go by without someone asking me if making money online is a scam or not.
Well, let me tell you now.
It is NOT a scam to make money online. Yes, there are some scams out there, but there are plenty of legitimate online jobs out there where you can earn a full-time living from the comfort of your home.
Below are different things you might want to think about when thinking about whether or not you want to make money online.
Don’t ever pay in order to work.
One way to spot an online job scam is if they ask you to pay money to them upfront in order to do the job. I guess in some instances it might make sense if you have to buy a product, but in 99.99% of cases, it is a complete scam. You should always be careful with online jobs that ask you to give them money.
In many cases they are just hoping that you’ll fail because they already made a lot of money off of you.
If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
Like with most things in life, if something sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is. You should always stick to your intuition because it is most likely correct. It’s always best to step away from something if it doesn’t past your test because you never want to risk your own time, money, life, etc.
You might have to work for low pay in the beginning.
With online work, you will most likely have to build your business from the ground up. This means that you might have to work for relatively low pay in the beginning in order to build up your portfolio and your business. In many cases, you may even work for free in the beginning. It’s all about experience in the online world.
Someone who is just starting out most likely cannot command the same rates as someone who has been working in the online world for five years. I’ve never really seen that happen and I don’t really expect to see that happen any time in the near future.
It will be hard work.
Working online is definitely not a way to get rich quickly. Just because you are working from home and online does not mean that the work will be easy.
Do you make money online? Why or why not?