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Data Entry From Home Scams That Are Not What They Claim To Be

Most data entry from home jobs are nothing but a scam. They promise you easy money, but they don’t deliver what they promise.

As more and more people are looking for additional sources of income online, more opportunity is created for fraudsters to scam unsuspecting victims. One of the scams that have pervaded the internet involves data entry from home work opportunities. While not all ‘data entry from home’ opportunity are scams, they do provide a very easy to fraudsters to scam vulnerable people.

Data Entry From Home Job Offers

A data entry from home opportunity typically involves writing online ads for platforms like Google Adwords. They claim that thousands of companies worldwide are looking for people to write ads so that they can start advertising online. Since these companies are large multinationals, they are willing to pay top dollar to people who can write these ads for them. Moreover, you do not need to have any special skills to do this job, just an Internet connection. These jobs are sometimes also referred to as form-filling jobs, since the four lines ad format can be easily made to look like a form.

What They Promise

These data entry from home jobs literally promise you the skies. They claim that you will be able to earn thousands of dollars in no time. They claim that all you have to do is do some simple data entry from home in your spare time and the money will start flowing into your bank account. All you have to do is sign up with the website at a nominal cost and you could start earning money in minutes. If you take the opportunity, you are assured that you will never again have to take up a job, you will be able to spend quality time with your family, you will be able to travel the world with the time and money you have, etc.

What They Really Are

These data entry from home opportunities are more than just a scam to get your initial registration fee. They are nothing but a ruse to get you entangled with affiliate marketing. The companies they refer to as wanting expert ad writers are nothing but pyramid scheme MLMs. What they expect you to do is sign up with these companies, write your own ads and pay for your own ads. These ads are similar to the ones you fell for. If and when someone signs up through your ads, you get paid for it. So essentially, you are expected to put in your own time, effort and money in advertising this scam and you only get paid if you succeed in scamming someone else.

How To Avoid Them

There are two simple ways of identifying a scam. One is that it is simply too good to be true. Any opportunity that promises to make you pots of money for almost no effort on your part is likely to be a scam. The second giveaway is their demand for your money. Ask yourself, ‘would I have to pay money to do this work if it were offline?’ If the answer is no, there is no reason for you to pay money for the job which is online.

Do You Really Believe You Can Get Rich Quick Working From Home on the Internet?

We have all seen the pop up ads, one page websites, and received the emails at one time or another that state: “In a matter of minutes, you can start an Internet business, work from home, and make hundreds, even thousands of dollars each and every month.” We have seen them so many times we don’t give them any more thought, we just hit delete and move on with our day. But, could some of these opportunities be true? Can you can start a business, work from home, and make hundreds, even thousands of dollars each and every month? The answer is yes, sort of. Let me explain.

While visiting the local zoo would you expect a three-toed sloth (the world’s slowest mammal) to suddenly move at lightning speed from tree to tree? Of course you wouldn’t, a sloth is typically a slow mover, methodically contemplating every move.

The same is true for the famed get rich quick slogan many sites offer the inside secrets too. While it is possible to make a decent living with an online business, the riches do not flow overnight, but they do over time. Just like the three-toed sloth eventually makes it from tree to tree, a new business earns a dollar at a time. It’s a step-by-step process and in the beginning the riches are slow, but if you stick with the plan and don’t quit the riches begin to grow.

Recently, I was watching a documentary on the fastest animal on the planet, the Cheetah. As I prepared for this post I noticed a strange correlation in how the Cheetah hunts its prey, and how a business grows from infancy to success. The Cheetah takes its time in the field, observing the opportunities of prey before it. When an opportunity presents itself, the Cheetah quickly places itself in a position to capitalize on the opportunity, in its case a group of Gazelles, in yours, a potential business. At this point the Cheetah starts to move low and close to the ground taking it step by step aware that any false move could spoil the kill. It continues on this plan of attack gradually increasing speed as the weakest Gazelle reveals itself.

Similar to the Gazelle an online business requires a workable plan as well. The good news is many of the websites offering a platform to run your business, have already done much of the planning for you. It becomes your job to run the business effectively and make a success of it.

Continuing on our analogy, as the Cheetah continues down the path of opportunity its speed gradually increases until it reaches top speed. Like the Cheetah, an Internet business will eventually reach its full potential and provided you don’t quit before it gets there, you too will reap the rewards by perseverance.

Just like any other business, an online work from home business takes determination and the ability to persevere above all else. The tag line get rich quick is in itself, unlikely, but the potential to make a considerable income over a period of time remains by following a plan is obtainable.

Mark Ford is a home based business owner and internet entrepreneur who publishes articles on a wide range of home based business and marketing topics.