This blog is meant to help you determine which work at home job or program is for you. I am not making any determinations on whether or not a particular program is a scam. I am simply giving you the information to make that call for yourself.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Know what you are getting into

With all of the free advertising places popping up and gaining popularity the work at home scammers and schemers are having a ball.  I was recently searching for some legit work at home jobs to post at It's Free and was amazed to see how many are posted everyday and all over the country. 

So how can you tell if it's a legit job offer or a work at home scam or scheme?    There are some things you can watch out for.   Most real job opportunites will include a business name, a job title, etc.   The schemes will always promise things like "no experience required", "start immediately" and "Make easy money".   Watch out for the terms "join my team", this typically translates to joining an MLM unless they are giving you the company name upfront.  

 You will also get to be familiar with terms like "Test products for companies" and the poster will make it seem like a job but they are really trying to get you to sign up for an offer site.   The same thing for "Research Participants needed", the poster wants you to sign up through their affiliate link for an offer site or survey site.  

Keep in mind, many focus groups DO post their openings on these advertising sites but they always tell you what company they are, they never just ask you to click on a link without giving you the details up front.


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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Contactthem Scam?

I recieved this email this morning and with all the promises of making a great amount of money from home just by advertising their links I had to check it out.

"Hi, We've seen your website at and we love it! We looked at your traffic rank and your link popularity. With that kind of traffic, we will pay you up to $4,800/month to advertise our links on your website. If you're interested, read our terms from this page


 The ContactThem Network"

So of course I had to go digging and find out if ContactThem is a scam or if this was a real offer to advertise on my website.

It didn't take long to find out what was going on.   Contactthem is owned by Stephan Ducharme who you might remember as "TheFreeAdGuru". 

Still, making $4800 a month just for placing an ad on my site seems like a great deal.   Well that isn't exactly the case.   The ContactThem software lets you dig up information and statistics from many databases.   Why would you want to do that?   Well so you can send all those people a nice little email like the one I recieved and hopefully they will sign up under you as an affiliate.

So basically.. it's a spam email and the software makes it easy for you to spam others.

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