It happens all the time. You think you have found the ideal online business opportunity and you immediately join up, with dreams of finally making money online. The damage of losing either money from your pocket, or even not getting paid the money you earned could be catastrophic. I am going to share a few hints about ways to survive this kind of internet scam.
Surviving any online scam that cost you money may cripple your ability to either perform business online or offline in the future. Most of us survive and live through our skills to trade. In doing our jobs, we trade time for money. On the internet, we trade our time and experience for cash. If you are going to keep on earning money online, you really don’t have any option but to survive a scam that is dedicated on you. Let us see how it is done.
First, my narrative. I joined an affiliate program with a very popular man from the Internet Marketing circles some years back. This was around 2002. He had a number of popular goods, and I found out that with minimal effort, I was able to earn around $400.00 in affiliate commission quickly. However, the wait for his commission quickly switched from gleeful anticipation to jarring disappointment. He wasn’t paying. Pretty soon I found out that he’d ‘locked shop’ and vanished with of the commissions owed to me and the majority of his other affiliates. Obviously I was disappointed is an understatement.
Here’s the best tip to survive an online scam such as this. Do not trust individuals with no proven history, to manage your money for you. Whether an affiliate owner or investor, people may go bad quickly. Actually they have been crooks all along, you just did not understand it at the moment. Instead of relying on affiliate programs managers I don’t know, I work with proven companies that have a solid history, like ClickBank LinkShare, and Commission junction.
Another lesson you’ll be able to remove from an internet scam, and be courageous enough to make money online, is to learn the lesson fast and move on. I can honestly say that I have forgiven this guy and I’m so over it. But I’m no more crippled by this. I’m a better marketer and a better person in all of this.
Limit your exposure by simply not dealing with someone without recourse. Earning money by money-transfer services to strangers is just plain absurd.