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.
- You pay 9 dollars to get into the program. Which I must say is pretty cheap
- 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.
- 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.
- There is no product, no service, no offer, just that.
Here is what I see wrong with this:
- You get essentially nothing for your 19 dollars.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- For visual and digital artists: sell your art on Zazzle and RedBubble.
- For those who want to learn Affiliate Marketing and make money with reputable companies, such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more, join Wealthy Affiliate
- 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:
Fiercely Independent Blessings!