Online money making schemes?

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Has anyone tried any seemingly dodgy money making schemes online?

The kinda thing you find on ebay.

You know, earn £200 a week from home etc...
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  • PoppycatPoppycat Forumite
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    Nope but theres always suckers who dont mind getting peanuts for putting leaflets through the doors under the pretence of "working from home" or slipping letters in envelops for 50p and hour.
  • If you could earn that much money, dont you think everyone would be doing it?


    I do earn more than £200 a week from home, but its none of those little hairball schemes and has took 4 years to earn what I do.
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  • Marvo434Marvo434 Forumite
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    Thats an AVERAGE of 55 posts a day!!!!

    No wonder you've got:

    Absolutely complete bonkers over-the-top don't you have homes to go to MoneySaver!

    If you want the secrets of those e bay miracles, look at this link (which I put in an earlier thread tonight as well!) which has all the e books to download free.

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  • Hi

    How ironic to find this forum after just trying to get my money back from a scheme I paid for.

    I came across this website earncashfromhome, looked good promised there was no selling or multi level marketing or gambling and for £39.99 I would receive 4 ways of making money. So I bought it, as it was expensive I thought this should be better then the ones on ebay for £5. Only to my horror it was basically like the ones on ebay and after reading through the 1 manual they actually admit to charging more so that people think it is worthwhile. I have asked for my money back as it is the opposite to what was on the website, no selling no gambling and that is all that it is bar one which is to do surveys online. Now I get told no money back until you have tried it out and in 30 days you are still not satisfied then I can ask for refund. I know that it won't be that easy, they will probably find fault with how one has tried, so I think it is such a scam and will be taking it further to get my money back.

    JimV wrote: »
    Has anyone tried any seemingly dodgy money making schemes online?

    The kinda thing you find on ebay.

    You know, earn £200 a week from home etc...
  • Never been tempted by the ones on ebay but stupidly tempted by a letter i got about sending £1 coins to people....
    'They only had one cow!'
  • Never been tempted by the ones on ebay but stupidly tempted by a letter i got about sending £1 coins to people....

    The scam you mention above is the oldest one in the book. It also does the rounds via email aswell, but uses Paypal. Never been interested myself. The only real way to earn money is to create something yourself. I have created some websites for example and I have earned a reasonable amount in the past from "ads by google" and other pay per click providers.

    I do not believe there is such a thing whereby money is so easy to earn... there is usually some effort needed somewhere.
  • k18dank18dan Forumite
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    save-a-lot wrote: »
    The only real way to earn money is to create something yourself. I have created some websites for example and I have earned a reasonable amount in the past from "ads by google" and other pay per click providers.
    .

    aprox how much do you get per click?
  • k18dan wrote: »
    aprox how much do you get per click?

    from pence to pounds, all depends on the subject area... for example, once in google I was top spot for the search term "high interest savings accounts". I could earn £1+ per click in that competitive area of business... pay per click rates are determined by demand, so some clicks earn a few pence whereas others are more.
  • save-a-lot wrote: »
    The scam you mention above is the oldest one in the book. It also does the rounds via email aswell, but uses Paypal. Never been interested myself. The only real way to earn money is to create something yourself. I have created some websites for example and I have earned a reasonable amount in the past from "ads by google" and other pay per click providers.

    I do not believe there is such a thing whereby money is so easy to earn... there is usually some effort needed somewhere.
    Hence why i said stupidly lol;)
    'They only had one cow!'
  • As mentioned above, save yourself the expense of buying ebooks on ebay when "floodle" have most of them for free! Some ebooks have got good tips in, especially for things like website optimisation and marketing. But the "get rich quick" schemes are generally rubbish, if they weren't, the seller would be using the tips contained and avoiding too much competition by not telling everyone how to do it!

    I would also avoid any network or multi-level marketing, only a few make any money, at the expense of suckers down the line who can't shift the stock they bought.. My brush with people trying to recruit for these schemes is not good, they behave as if they are a member of a cult!

    Really, the only earn money from home scheme i have had any luck with is on the "gambling introductory loopholes" forum- matched betting is not gambling, it does take time to get your head around, but it is worth it.

    ;)
    Love like you've not been hurt, dance like no one is looking, look at money saving expert every day!:j
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