In this economy, many people are desperate enough to try anything to make money. Whether you’re situation is in need of full time income from a lost job, or a part time job because you’re underemployed, I am sure at some point the over whelming temptation has been there to try one of these “to good to be true” programs. They reel you in with the inexpensive start up costs. “Only pay for the shipping of $2.95 (or another very small amount) and you will be on your way to making money right from your computer within a few minutes. Its very simple. We will take you step by step of the way. Look at this $5,000 check from Google that I got only days after starting. I went from my home about to be foreclosed on to owning 12 properties in Hawaii. Just read my testimonials” Now that may have been gross exaggeration of the wording, but you get my point. Even the testimonials sound like they are rehearsed and probably are all the same person writing them.
Even though when we read about these programs and have a little angel on our shoulder telling us not to–BEWARE, there is still a large percentage of us that will fall for the “grand” possibilities. Its usually because of the huge official looking check that they have cleverly blacked out names and account numbers on display in the advertisement that makes us ignore our common sense and give it a whirl. Now I do have to clarify, these programs (for the most part) are real. If you haven’t fallen victim to any of them, you might be asking right now, “then whats the problem?” I would even be asking that.
Here is the “ugly truth behind these work from home kits”. Most of the time people do not read the Terms and Conditions before trying out or joining anything on the Internet. This is the worst mistake you could make. The Terms and Conditions is never displayed in the same bold font size as the rest of the wording. Usually, you have to go to the very bottom of the web page, click on the tiny print that says the words “Terms and Conditions”, and then it will route you to another page. This page will give you the REAL breakdown of how the program works. This is where you find out that nobody is so nice to just give away something for a small shipping fee. Along with the small nominal fee for shipping and handling, you find out that there is fee that will be attached to the credit card number you gave them on a monthly basis along with a much larger processing and / or activation fee.
You CAN make money at these programs, but its usually not the great “get rich quick” implications that are implied in these advertisements. Its a long confusing process in the beginning barring that they gave you up to date information. You might make just a few dollars the first few weeks. Generally, it will take a while for you to make any kind of real money at it. Any kind of monetary compensation you get at first has to go to pay for your added fees that unless you read the conditions, you probably didn’t know about. So at first, you have to pray to break even or you will be paying out of pocket.
Some of the other complaints that I have seen on the Internet is that these sites often change their web addresses and names, which makes it difficult to track. If you do have an issue that needs to be addressed or a complaint that you would like to file, good luck. Most of the time it is very difficult to get a live customer service rep to answer your call. If you decide to cancel the program with them, sometimes you can’t because in some cases just signing up with them, which is in the terms, means that you agree to participate for an assigned amount of time. The other issue is that far too often, if they agree to cancel verbally, it will take a long time and many phone calls later to do so. Some customers give up the fight and have to cancel their credit card to end the fees being charged.
Recently a site that I was on navigated me to this site which was the inspiration for this article. I read it, it sounded great. So I went to the bottom of the page and opened the terms and conditions. That gave me a different impression of what I initially thought the program was about. So I decided to share with you just a fragment of what this site had to say in their terms and conditions with you. This is just the first paragraph of it. There is so much more to this to read. I am only giving you a fraction.
u********************e.com is a simple web coaching system. This system was created to help advise the average person on how to form their own online business, and start making profit, all from the comfort of their own home. u********************e.com guides the user through easy steps to set-up domains, form customizable websites, begin accepting credit card payments from customers for products and provide the capabilities for that money to be directly deposited in your bank account. Through your purchase of this product, you are agreeing to the immediate access fee of $2.97 for the 5-day trial period, the activation fee of $138.67 and a monthly $58.91 for the continued access to the training course.
I don’t remember ever seeing anything on the sign up page about a monthly fee or an activation fee. If their system is so wonderful, why would they have to resort to such tactics to sell it?