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EasyCash4Ads Review – Don’t Fall For This Cash Gifting Scheme

An acquaintance pointed out a program the other day to me, that sounded too good to be true. It was called EasyCash4Ads and he thought he found something amazing. So, as I good but skeptical friend,  I began to research the program.

Well, as usual, if something sounds too good to be true, then it usually is.

What is EasyCash4Ads?

EasyCash4Ads  talks about ad placement, and getting paid for placing ads on a sponsored site. In reality, it is a pretty simple scam, that poses as a MLM, but works like this.

  1. You pay 9 dollars to get into the program. Which I must say is pretty cheap
  2. You pay your sponsor 10 Dollars to place an ad. Still not very expensive. To be fair, they are not asking you to pay for anything else.
  3. Now you are supposed to wait for someone stupid enough to click on the add you placed, to pay the above 9 Dollars, and pay YOU THEIR SPONSOR 10 Dollars.
  4. There is no product, no service, no offer, just that.

Here is what I see wrong with this:

  1. You get essentially nothing for your 19 dollars.
  2. Your job is to try to trick other people into paying 19 dollars so that you can make 10. Basically, you are scamming people to fall for the same scam you fell for.
  3. This system is called cash-gifting, which is twelve steps worse than MLM, and I have my reservations about MLM businesses, and I will point out more about those in future posts.

What is Cash-Gifting?

In a nutshell, it is what is says it is – you give someone, a stranger, in this case, the person who ripped you off, money for no reason. That is what keeps it legal.

Now, I said legal, but not ethical.

There are plenty of affiliate programs out there, for marketers to sell real products, with real value. Two examples of that would be Wealthy Affiliate and 67Steps. You are actually receiving a product when you sign up – in both cases, well-thought-out educational content, that you can turn into marketable skills. EasyCash4Ads gives you nothing, absolutely nothing, but a wishful thinking that someone might see that link of yours, so you can give them no value either.

So this is my verdict:

EasyCash4Ads  is SCAM!

Now, I just have to break it to the above-mentioned friend.

What you should buy instead:

If you are looking to make money online, I have a few options, you might want to consider, before wasting your money on programs such as EasyCash4Ads

My legit suggestions:

  1. For visual and digital artists: sell your art on Zazzle and RedBubble.
  2. For those who want to learn Affiliate Marketing and make money with reputable companies, such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more, join Wealthy Affiliate
  3. For those who are trying to learn more about online business in general, but like the idea of earning discounted or free membership, check out the extensive course material on Fizzle

All three of these methods and many more which I review here are legit programs that offer actual products and services, bring value to you, and give you the opportunity make money as their affiliate partner.

If you want to know about those programs I mentioned, check out the following articles:

5 Tips To Get Started On Zazzle

5 Tips On Getting Started With RedBubble

How To Get The Most Out Of The Wealthy Affiliate Network

Fizzle

Fiercely Independent Blessings!

Claudia

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Don’t Fall For Get Rich Quick Scams!

Don't Fall For Get Rich Quick Scams!

The ever growing potential of influencer marketing, affiliate marketing, online businesses, and blogging have drawn more and more people to be interested in trying to create their financial wealth online. As with many businesses, this
created also an influx of businesses that promise these new entrepreneurs ways to get rich quick. Truth is, none of these companies that promise you that you will make money simply by buying their products are actually giving you what you  paid for.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many companies out there, that serve those of us, who are new to the online business world, and provide valuable information. Ranging from all-inclusive packages, like Wealthy Affiliate, online courses like Creative Live and Fizzle, or email marketing services like GetResponds, these companies bring true value. At the same time, there are those waiting to take advantage of those who see the dollar signs of the successful online people, such as some YouTubers, bloggers, and affiliate marketers, and want to reach that level – now.

Related Article: Scam Alert: Affiliate Marketing Mastery

What they do not understand, that an online business, like any other business, takes time to develop, build and make profit from. Even those, who, seemingly managed “overnight success”, rarely showcase the true work they have put into the business BEFORE they arrived at the stage they are now, in a more public space.

Some companies build their entire enterprise on those customers, serving only their bottom line while promising results that just never happen.

How To Spot Get Rich Quick Scams:

Don't Fall For Get Rich Quick Scams!

 

 

1. They do not offer free trials or some kind of free part of their program
2. They promise results quick
3. They appear sudden
4. They have bad reviews (more on reviews in a second)
5. Their testimonials are made up entirely of people with initials as their last name (like Tony R., or Stefanie M. – those are never real people)

A word of caution about reviews:

Most people, me included, get an affiliate commission for providing reviews for a program. This means that some – not all – bloggers and reviewers will purposely enhance their rating, to make a company look better than they truly are. In order to find a reviewer/blogger you can trust, I recommend to see, if they include con’s in their review, and also talk about programs that DO NOT work. If the reviews listed on a website is only made of glowing recommendations, you can pretty much be assured that they are not the most truthful.

I only recommend positively programs I personally use, or have used in the past – sometimes we outgrow particular programs, or found something that fits even better. Not all sites, and companies that I review fit everyone, and I try my best to point this out. Take Wealthy Affiliate for example – I do not recommend this program if you have already base knowledge in marketing, or do not want to build an affiliate marketing business, and rather a different business. Also, it is not the best program for up-to-date social media knowledge. If you are a complete newbie to affiliate marketing, on the other hand, this program is for you.

I hope I have cautioned you to be careful in spending your hard-earned money on programs that can not help you, and promise you quick results, much quicker than you should reasonably be able to expect.

Question:

Which program have you tried out, that did not life up to their promise? Share your experiences in the comment section, below.

Blessings

Claudia

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Internet Marketing – Scam Alert: Affiliate Marketing Mastery

Internet Scam Alert!

Every once in a while, I am sorry to inform you that I run across a program for marketers and online entrepreneurs,
that is a scam. Whenever I find a program like that, I think, that it is my duty to inform you, because I truly
do not want you to waste your hard earned cash on something you will regret purchasing later.

Today, the program I am talking about is Stefan James’, program” Affiliate Marketing Mastery”.

While, I am convinced, from what I have seen, that the lessons themselves are informative and thorough, they are not  by far – or even close to – worth the amount of money that he is asking for.

Let me break the price down for you:

For the 50 lessons, you are supposed to be paying 1997 Dollars, which, like he announced a few days ago, will only last for this price for a short period of time, after which he will charge 2997 Dollars. That is at full price 60 Dollars a course, some of which are very basic. 

This, by the way, is a cheap marketing trick, that does not serve anyone but the marketer’s pocket book. Creating a sense of scarcity is an old trick, that some marketers use on unexpected customers – I think it is even worse when it is used on fellow marketers, as it undermines their intelligence.

That is a lot of money for a course that contains nothing more than a program I am currently using for less than 50 Dollars a month, which also includes the hosting of my four websites (more coming, all free and included), unlimited email,  24 hour support, free keyword search tools, and so much more. – I have written about Wealthy Affiliate already, you can make up your own mind about the quality of the program, after reading my review here.

Sure, Stefan offers a multitude of free videos on his youtube channel on a regular basis, but they are all basics,
if you want more, you have to pay – a lot apparently. And the other day, he posted a rant on Youtube, complaining that people complained about his price.

Internet Marketing Scam Alert!

I would like to show you the video, but as of today, while I am looking through his videos, it seems to be removed – pretty convenient, don’t you think?

As I wrote him in response, not everyone has that much money laying around.  Almost two thousand dollars is a big chunk of money to waste on something anyone can have much cheaper.

While I have supported Stefan’s Kindle program in the past – Kindle Money Mastery – you can read my blog post about that program via the highlighted link above, which is another course of his, and which I have taken, liked and am an affiliate of, I will not support this new program in any way.

 

 

 

 

Don’t waste your money on an overpriced product.

Fiercely Independent Blessings

Claudia

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