Most of us who want to start our own online affiliate business have had day jobs in the past or are currently doing day jobs and are pretty frustrated with it and are finding it important to be financially independent. The idea of working at home and owning a successful business is a dream we want to achieve so that we can finally do the things we want with our time, spend more valuable time with our families or fulfil a goal that we have set. This makes us vulnerable to all the scammers and the con artists out there who promise you magic tricks to make money on auto-pilot, they take all our money and finally it dawns unto us that we were just scammed.
The internet is full of scams that promise you to make big money without any or very little effort, unfortunately many of us find out that it does not work. After falling in to these traps, I want to show you how to spot these scams so that you can avoid them in your hunt to success.
All the affiliate marketing programs that are genuine will allow you to sign up for free and will show you a range of products which you have the options to sell. This may be physical or informational product; you always have the choice of the type of product that you will promote. Most of the affiliate programs help you with information on how to set your business and give you tips on how to sell because it is in their interest that you sell, the more you sell they will generate an income too.
Most scams will ask you to make some type of payment upfront for promises of huge earning where you don’t have to put a lot of efforts, as tempting as it may sound you should always assume your money has gone down the drain. Most of their promises are so unbelievable such as “You will earn $1000 a day” or you will become an instant millionaire. Some affiliate programs do sometimes use attention grabbing headlines which do sound unbelievable but if you keep reading you will definitely find some type of product you have to sell…. which means you have to put in an effort. Most often they will have a disclaimer and terms and conditions listed in their website.
Most reliable affiliate programs are free to join, usually have no costs associated with the joining program and are usually risk free. So whenever a program or scheme demands money upfront is almost usually a scam. The lesson to joining any program or product is to check the type of products they are selling, check google.com for reviews on the product and as far as possible stay away from all the so called internet scams.