One of the most frequent scams work at home Moms fall for is the 'Get Paid to Type' websites. Always research an opportunity to work from home and use your better judgement. If it seems to good to be true... it is! Legitmate work from home always requires hard work.
Want to Know the Truth About Typing Sites?
Ads for typing sites sound great. To many, they sound like the answer
to their dream to work at home. But typing sites that require
registration fees are questionable at best.
Almost all the work
consists of advertising for the site in one form or another. The site
may want you to place small, pre-written ads at classified sites or
ezines. It may want you to send out safelist e-mails or surf at traffic
exchanges. (Not sure how this relates to typing, except that you do
have to type your name and password to log in). Not only is this work
very time consuming, typing sites also require elaborate reports on
where you placed your ads. The reports usually require even more time
than the actual ad placing. By the time you complete the work, (if you
are able to....most people give up in frustration), you have literally
earned pennies per hour.
A sample assignment may ask you to place 400 ads at non-cgi classified sites. (No BeCanada sites allowed). The ad must run for 30 days, and you can only post one ad per month per site. (Ad blasters will be of no use to you). In addition, the assignment will want each ad that you placed to be copied into a report - along with the ad number, the ad's duration, and the section of the classified site that you posted to. If you can complete this ridiculous assignment, you will be paid $40! Wow! And if you're lucky, it will only take about 100 hours! That's .40 cents an hour!
What is amazing to me, is that there are actually a few people who do it!
With that said, there are people who are making $200 to $300 a week at typing sites. But it's not in the work...it's in the referral commissions. People who are good at finding signups, and have no qualms about referring people to a typing site, can earn money at one. The problem is, would you feel comfortable referring someone to a site that many consider to be a border-line scam?
I guess there are some limited situations where I would "RESERVEDLY" recommend a typing site. If someone lived in an area where there were no jobs. And I do mean NO JOBS. If someone was on a fixed income, and an extra $50 to $300 a month could be the difference between eating and not eating, I might recommend a typing site. But then they'd run into another problem, coming up with the 1000 "approved" classified sites that they'd need to make a modest go of it. And finding the "approved" classified sites can take months. But even taking the above circumstances into consideration, I know you can do better than typing sites.
I can say one good thing about typing sites. Most of the typing sites that I am familiar with pay...if you can complete the assignments, or find some poor soul to join you in one.
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