Here is my list of websites to be avoided in 2020. It is not a total list as this is just a drop in the bucket as there are a lot out there that you have to avoid.
This will be updated from time to time, so please check for updates. The internet is an amazing place to get all the information you need.
It is bad as some personalities are abusing the usefulness of the online world. So many bad sites and scams are popping up everywhere.
My humble contribution to the world is at least to list some of the websites that you should avoid. Some of these on the list are not labeled as scams but should also be avoided.
My objective is to help people even just a little bit.
The Table of Contents
- 50 Cent Freedom
- Passive Paycheck System
- The Bitcoin Millionaire Club
- BTC 1 Up
- PTC Bank
- Desktop Commission System
- Crypto Money Maker
- Crypto Edge System
- Seven Dollar Click
- Home Online Profits Club
50 Cent Freedom is a platform claiming that you can make $3048 a month by just investing $.50. The world of online business is always full of opportunities to all individuals who want to earn money while working from home.
What is 50 Cent Freedom?
Usually, there is a requirement to invest money for joining a program to start a business. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional in this field, you’ll have to spend money to earn money.
Your investment here is just $0.50 or and to think that you can a earn huge amount of cash, it gives you hope that perhaps this is the program you’ve been looking for a long time.
How Does 50 Cent Freedom Work?
Is it possible to be fruitful by joining this kind of online business? Let us talk more about this program. In this platform, you need to invest $0.50 to earn up to $3048 in the end as per their claim.
Obviously, you will feel curious if this is a legitimate online business or just another scam in the online world. The reality is that the program is a Multi-Level Marketing tactic for those who want to earn money online.
To understand it better, you need to start from the first level to have the opportunity to earn extra cash. Your goal is to move from the first level to the highest one to become successful in this program.
In this platform, there are four levels to participate before becoming a successful online entrepreneur. The amount of money that you will spend to become part of the system is only $0.50, and this is a monthly fee for members.
Even though there are costs to ascend to a higher level, the fee will be taken from your earnings and will not be treated as a separate billing.
You will probably ask the kind of product that you’ll be selling as a member of the website.
Don’t be surprised, there is no product that you’re going to sell in this system, and you’ll only be selling the hope of earning more money in the process.
Sounds Like a Ponzi Scheme?
Not really. The operators of this website utilize the method called Cash Gifting which is the only thing that keeps them from being labeled as a Ponzi scheme.
The only thing that you will do is to share the same program with other people and invite them to become members so that you will earn commission once they sign up.
Isn’t it amazing how they get away with that? I know that you’re familiar with this type of business these days. The keyword is the effective recruitment of new members.
As a verdict, the platform is a scam, and you have to avoid it. Even if you earn cash from the system, you’ll be doing it at the expense of other people.
Aside from that, you will become a spammer or a person who annoyingly sends messages to potential recruits and invite them to join the platform.
In the end, you will not only lose money but also the trust of your friends who were scammed through you.
Passive Paycheck System
Passive Paychecks System or Passive Paychecks is a website which is a sales funnel of another website which is cryptowealth.co which trades in binaries.
What is Passive Paycheck System?
Their claim is for you to earn money on 100% autopilot mode. To add, as per their claim, you do not need an experience in investing online since everything is done for you.
As part of their convincing statements, they will claim to provide you with a trading software to ensure that you make the most money out of the site in little time.
Max Carney is the name of the person on the sales video, and he claims you can earn $30,000 per week. With that earning as he claims, you will become a millionaire in less than a year.
How Does it Work?
After you landed on the Passive Paycheck System website, you will learn that it is a faceless website. No owner or information of the owner. It is just a one-page website or just a sales funnel.
That is a little questionable for me since all legitimate websites I know have their founder’s information posted almost everywhere on the site.
You will then be directed to Crypto Wealth. On the site, there is a sales video created by the founder, Max Carney.
There is also no complete and clear explanation of how can you earn money, all he was stating is that you can earn seven figures by investing in cryptocurrencies.
The claims above should make you wonder whether this website is really up to give you the break that you have been looking for for a long time or just another fake website that is created to scam helpless individuals.
As you read along, I am positive that you will get the answer that you need, so I am requesting that you read until the end.
Will the Software Work?
It is just like flipping a coin, so your guess is as good as anybody’s guess. If it works, Max will be very busy making bets through the software.
Who cares about the small change he can get from you when he can make millions in no time. Then he does not have to bother creating a website and funnel system to get those small change.
I hope it makes sense to you so you will not be drawn into the trap. There are so many sites out there that are operating like this. Bitcoin Code and Bitcoin Millionaire Club are just some of those websites.
Is Passive Paychecks System a Scam?
I will not call this a scam, but people should avoid it at all cost. If you tell people that they will become millionaires because you have the software, that is deceitful.
When you try to say that the members will invest their money in cryptocurrencies, you bet it should be, not through betting in binary trading and you are hiding the information.
Any website that misleads people does not provide clear information and intentionally misinform people to get money from them are clear signals of websites that you have to avoid.
Bitcoin Millionaire Club is a website that claims they have a software that can make you winning trades in binary trading and you will earn $13,000 per day.
What is Bitcoin Millionaire Club?
It is the guy named Steve Banks who shares his success story putting up with this website, but the question is, is the story he shares true to his experience or something he makes up to deceive?
In this article, I want to share with you the red flags I found out while getting to know this website. Just like anyone interested in getting the information about a website, giving it a visit is the very first thing you should do.
The Red Flags and Inconsistencies
I cannot make pros and cons here as there are no good points to talk about this platform. So I will drive straight to the red flags and inconsistencies.
- Fake Testimonials
As you go on watching the video, you would see a very familiar face. He gave testimonials on money making online products and services, and now he is doing it on this platform.
Check him on Fiverr.com, his name is “generatecashbiz”, and he is still using this username in his account on Fiverr as of this writing.
His face is on a lot of money generating online sites and it is just too rampant now that he can be easily identified.
There are dozens of websites that he is giving scripted testimonials and they are too many to list here. I cannot blame him as it is his job to do it, but at least he should not take jobs that would hurt a lot of people in the process.
The other person giving testimonial is a lady with the user account “TameraK” on Fiverr.
She is getting so popular as she appeared on a lot of websites saying different testimonials.
I don’t blame her as she is just trying to make a living giving scripted testimonials.
- A Rehash of Another Website
If you look at The Bitcoin Code which I reviewed before, they have the same logo and the same owner’s pictures, albeit different family names. To make it more dramatic, this is the same website, they just change the name of the owner, the website name and the domain name.
- The Fake Owner
Why did I say it is fake? I thought his name is Steve Mckay on The Bitcoin Code. It is the same picture as the one they use on this platform.
This incident alone can erase all the necessity of the other red flags. This red flag is enough for people to avoid this website at all cost.
- Inconsistent Statements About the Price
The video kept saying it is free but the testimonials are saying that the minimum investment is $250.
- Deceitful Business Model
The video claimed that their business is about Bitcoin advertising but in reality, they do not have anything to do with Bitcoins.
- No Product
In addition to the mentioned red flags and inconsistencies, this platform has no product. They will just funnel you to the binary trading brokers.
BTC 1 Up is a website that claims they can leverage the price increase of Bitcoins minus the risks of failure if the supposed bubble should burst.
The platform has sparked interest among those online users who want to know more about the virtual currency Bitcoin.
This platform is claiming that they have a system to make money from Bitcoin without the risk is the Bitcoin bubble should burst.
How Does it Work?
This review is prepared for your guidance so that you will have first-hand information about the system. It may be possible for you to earn cash through the system but it is not something that you should rely on making a full-time income.
Let us dig deeper to know more about the system. The marketing strategy of the platform has something to do with advertisement wherein you will make money leveraging the attractiveness of Bitcoin.
However, there is suspicion in this marketing strategy because of the numerous scams relating to Bitcoins. No wonder you have to be very careful when you come across with the said virtual currency business.
Although this is confusing for you up to this point, don’t hesitate to read more about the platform to get the valuable information.
The Red Flags
- No Product
There is no product associated with this platform, and they are not in the advertising business.
- No Business With Bitcoins
They have nothing to do with Bitcoins, and they are just using it to hype up their marketing strategy. They just use the popularity of Bitcoins as bait so people will join.
- A Recruiting Scheme
Mostly, the platform is just the same with other programs wherein you will need to invite other people to join so that you will earn a commission.
Simply put, you will earn money every time you have recruited a person to join the program or the business. There are things that you should consider before joining the program or before you can start earning through the recruitment strategy.
The focus of the program is recruitment only, and there is no tangible product to sell to other people. It is very hard to have consistent income, in this case, knowing the intricacies of the recruitment business.
In other words, you will inform your friends to join the program. If you have already invited all your friends, you will eventually invite strangers by applying the marketing techniques.
In that sense, the work is getting harder every day because many people are already aware of the intricacies of recruitment.
- A Cash Gifting Scheme
They operate by using the cash gifting method wherein the member give their membership fee and succeeding commissions to their upline.
This process is just a waste of time and money.
PTC Bank is a website that claims you can earn money in a second. The $0.10 per click offer is not outrageous, but I will explain it if this claim is true.
First things first, let us go into the detail of this site. As per their claim, their members can earn by merely viewing and clicking ads or checking on them for the specific time duration.
How Does it Work?
So basically, it is like any other PTC or Paid To Click websites. You might have heard about Paid To Click as there are a lot of platforms online on this kind of business, but unfortunately, most of them are scammers.
I do not want to say all, as there are legitimate ones. You can quickly identify scammers from a legitimate business, as a legitimate PTC business only pay a very very minimal amount to their members.
When I say very very minimal, I mean the smallest amount you can think of, a fraction of a penny. This website, pay their members $0.10 per advertisement viewed and clicked. Although this is not as outrageous as the $7 per click offered by Seven Dollar Click, it is still high in this type of online business model.
This amount alone should make you think twice. No company will pay $0.10 to anyone doing almost nothing, come on, you will just watch a video for only half a minute and get paid that much?
I do not think that is right. Merely by considering the price the website pays should give you an idea of whether they are legitimate or just another website out there cheating and scamming people.
Minimum Payout and Payment Schedule
So, what you have to do is to view as many ads as you can and collect as much money as possible up until you reached their minimum withdrawal amount of $100.
As per the terms and the payment schedules, you will get your payment every 15 days or twice a month.
The Red Flags and Inconsistencies
- PayPal Supported PTC Site?
Regarding payout, they offer a lot of options, and they have Western Union, Payza, PayPal and a lot more payment options.
It has been known that PayPal stopped supporting PTC sites last year. I am a member of Clixsense when it was still a PTC site, and I lost interest when PayPal stopped supporting them.
Clixsense was one of the biggest PTC sites. Even Neobux is not supported by PayPal as well. It is also one of the biggest PTC sites. Now PTC Bank claims they are still supported?
- Altered Payment Proofs
If you look closely into their website page where they posted a sample of proof of payment, you will notice some editing.
For instance, on the PayPal confirmation, I am very familiar with this payment option, so I choose this as an example, the area where their business name is apparently edited.
Considering this faking and editing alone should make you think whether there is legitimate payment coming from them.
I mean, if money is flowing here, they should show us a legitimate screenshot of payment proof and not something they obviously edited.
- Cashing out Complaints
So after spending a long time on your computer, as earning $100 you should watch and click 1000 ads considering $0.10 per ad rate, you will think that you can finally withdraw your money.
But that is not the case, as before you reach the minimum withdrawal threshold, your account without any reason will get disabled.
There is something on your account that will not work and lead you not being able to log in completely.
There are a lot of complaints that you can check on the Complaints Board and Scam Book where people share how this website closes their accounts when nearing the minimum payout.
So, what will happen? It is just a waste of time and effort.
Desktop Commission System is a platform that promises their members that they will earn 1,000 per day using their system and also claim that the program is free to join.
The platform is using its power to attract you and promise you that you will earn thousands of dollars daily by just participating in the work-from-home opportunity.
Knowing the value of the return on investment that is $37, anyone who would like to enjoy a rich lifestyle will be interested in joining the program.
Then, you’ll be surprised at the results after paying the money to be a member of the platform. You’ll have nothing in return; there is no training for you to move forward, and no support from the creator of the website to help you along the way.
The Red Flags
- The Founder’s Image
The platform is owned by Jeff Carr that has an attractive profile picture posted in the sales video of the program. This is an over-hyped system that demands the attention of many people including the newcomers in the industry.
Based on research, the profile picture is not believable as it came from a stock photos website. If you want to check this out just right click on the image and do a Google reverse image search and you will see a lot of websites using this picture.
- The Sales Video Did not Mention How the System Works
For this review, I’ve also watched the marketing video so that I’ll know how the program works for its users. The video is long with no specific explanation about the program and the ways to earn money online.
- False Claim of Free Membership
You can read a promise that the platform is free and you don’t have to spend cash to participate in it. However, this is not true because you’ll be asked to pay through the sales page to be a member of the system.
The program is not free because you need to pay $37 to start using it. Think about this system so many times before paying money so that you can be sure that there’s something in return.
- Dubious Payment Platform
You’ll also notice that you will be redirected to a program named Click Better that is a payment portal for digital products. This payment platform may sound familiar and popular for many people, but the platform is not even trusted by many users.
Do you know the reason why? It’s simply because the platform accepts many scam operations on the Internet and don’t have rules in effect to do a background check on its clients.
- Fake Testimonials
The long video that was created to highlight their promises are full of lies, they’re a compilation of the testimonials done by paid actors to deceive potential members of the platform.
You’ll probably find more reasons to believe this when you research Fiverr wherein many people buy the services of paid actors to help them create attractive videos.
There is even one testimonial that uses the same person in Millionaire Biz Pro. What is absurd is he is using the same setting and wears the same shirt. They’ll just take your cash, get away with it, and then go on deceiving a lot of people in the industry.
Crypto Money Maker is a website that claims they have the software that you can make winning trades in Binary trading, but they are just a sales funnel to the Binary Brokers.
Cryptocurrencies are something that I am sure you have heard of, as it captured the online world’s attention, particularly with the rise in the value of Bitcoin to cite an example where it reaches to level that you never thought it could.
With the cryptocurrency’s success, things went out of proportion. Many companies have thought of ways in using this craze to their advantage. Most of them instead of giving fair offers decided to go the other way.
This platform is taking advantage of the cryptocurrency’s rise to serve their agenda.
How Does Crypto Money Maker Work?
To make myself clear here, let us get into the details about this site. I want to give you all the loopholes and the bad things I learned about this company.
Let us start this conversation with knowing what this company is all about.
The Red Flags
- Dubious Trading Software.
Cryptocurrencies are being used more like traditional stocks, and they are being traded by different brokers. This website offers software to help aspirants to win trades in cryptocurrencies to earn huge profit.
As someone who owns their software, you need not do anything, as everything is made to be automated. You might have heard about automated systems in trading, as it is in the market now for years, but none of them, I mean zero instance that this automated process works.
There are many reasons to deny their service, and you do not need to go far or investigate further as all proofs are on their sales page.
- Absurd Earnings Claim
Kicking off with their earning claims, which specified that you can earn $1350 in a day yet on their terms and conditions it stated clearly that you could lose your money instead of gaining, this information alone is a little confusing.
Anything that you thought is confusing should be scrapped off immediately. We are talking money here, so information should be clear, a confusing statement is not accepted.
And $1350 is something impossible you can earn every day unless you managed to find a stock that is consistent and stable and you have invested a huge amount of money.
- Fake Testimonials
Another thing that should make you think about this website’s legitimacy is the testimonials posted on their landing page. There is no way for these testimonials to be validated and the photos that were used are stock photos on the internet.
These two thoughts highly suggest that the testimonials are just made to make people believe and get deceived.
- Deceiving Claims of Trading Strategy
Another thing that should make you think about this website is the one term they use, which is to exploit the loopholes in the blockchain.
If this is true, then the entire cryptocurrency market will be in trouble as there is a loophole for the blockchain that can be exploited. They do that obviously to encourage, entice and deceive people who have no idea on how cryptocurrencies work.
- Hidden Investment Cost
The website claims that there is no cost here, unfortunately, that is not the case. What you need to do first is to give the minimum deposit of $250 to their broker, and the amount will be more likely to increase as you start losing money.
- A Sales Funnel with no Product
If this not yet enough to convince you, think about these things, first, the owner is unknown, and you do not know whether this software does exist.
Even if it exists, it is no better than flipping coins to choose the trade you want to do. The most intriguing is that this site is just a sales funnel of an unregulated binary broker site which is the MBC.
- US Citizens can not Participate here by Law as this is Unregulated.
The disclaimer says it all.
- Fake Scarcity
Scarcity is a tactic of almost all scammers, making you feel that they only have limited slots, so the only thing you have left on your hand is rush on your purse and consider investing.
Crypto Edge System is a site that claims they can make you an enormous amount of money by trading in cryptocurrencies using their system.
They claim they have a software to make you gain in predicting the price of cryptocurrencies, so you make a lot of profit on your investment.
How Does it Work?
This website, by the way, has nothing to do with cryptocurrency. They are not a trading platform or a coin exchange. The only product they have is an ebook, and the software that they claim will make you a lot of money.
They will funnel you to a binary broker and guess what? The minimum investment of $250 for binary trading is offered.
Now you will have to invest your money in Binary Trading and using cryptocurrency as the commodity. That software is no better than flipping a coin.
If you want to trade in Binary, you can go directly to a lot of brokers like Iq Options. Crypto Edge System is making you believe that their software works so you will sign up and they will get their commissions from the broker.
The Red Flags and Inconsistencies.
- Unrealistic Income Claims
First off, their income claims are just too unrealistic. On their video, you can see people claiming that they earned as much as $70,000 in their first month.
How can that happen? In Bitcoin, people earned an enormous amount of money, but it took them a year or two before they achieve that.
The truth is any company or website that claims you will earn that amount of money in almost a snap without doing anything is a scammer.
Do not expect that you will earn that fast without doing anything. Claims of easy and fast money, particularly a massive amount is nothing but a fake claim.
Do not get deceived with easy money, and it is nothing but an advertisement and a way for them to attract you. Instead of earning money, you might end up losing them.
- Website Information is Vague
Another thing that made me suspicious about this website is the absence of information that should be highly available in the first place.
If they are the leading crypto profit system in the world, as per their claim, they need to be transparent with all the information about their business to gain the trust of the customers.
Unfortunately, even how hard you try, you would never know the name of the founder of the website. You cannot even see information about the company itself, contact information like email address and phone number, the company’s origin, and physical address.
This fact alone is enough to prove that they are just here to steal your money. After you register and pay them money, you will be left with nothing.
After sending your money, it is a dead-end for you, and you have nowhere to go as you do not know where to file a complaint.
- Unknown Operators
Any website or company who is doing a legitimate business, may they be the leading website or company of their industry or not, should provide all the information not only about their business but as well as their founder or owner including their board of directors.
Information as such should be provided to give their members confidence that they are dealing with a legitimate company.
The absence of this information only proves that the company has other plans than giving you clean money-making opportunity.
Never trust any website or company that is not willing to provide you their detailed information, as more often than not, they are scammers!
- Fake Testimonials
Ask yourself, would you believe a website that is not transparent about their information?
True enough that when you hear testimonies from people about their experiences of getting rich or earning a huge amount of money to a particular website, you will instantly feel interested and want to experience the same.
You may get enticed and too excited, so without thinking what you will do is get your purse and invest in the thought that you will experience the same thing.
Unfortunately, not all testimonies are true and legitimate as they are just actors. If you are familiar with websites like Fiverr, you would know that hiring actors to speak on behalf of a company is just worth a few dollars.
You can let these actors say anything you want them to say, even earning money that they never had.
Do not get me wrong, there are legitimate testimonials, testimonials that came from real people, but you have to be very picky which amongst them to believe.
- Binary Trading is Risky
Another thing is that this type of industry is highly risky. Their business is a program that will be trading binary options on your behalf.
When you say binary options, you are dealing with high risk. This is almost the same as gambling as you can either win few dollars or completely lose everything you invested.
In their program, you will be working on stocks of Cryptocurrencies, and it can either rise or fall in an unpredictable time frame.
It is all about guessing here, and no one in the world can assess binary options accurately.
In all fairness with this website, they stipulated it at the bottom of their web page. They are not regulated, and US citizens can not participate in this kind of business.
Seven Dollar Click is a PTC website that claims to pay its members $7 per click.
The company is a PTC or Paid To Click site, and you may not know PTC, so let me explain to you further. PTC is where you can earn by clicking ads, sounds easy, right?
Yes, it is straightforward, and it is supposed to be one of the easiest ways to make money online. Legitimate PTC platforms are offering these type of online jobs.
The Red Flags and Inconsistencies
- Super High Payment Offer
The usual or normal pay you can get from companies offering this service is only half a cent, and you are lucky if you will find one that pays one full cent or two at the most.
That fact made me think that there is something fishy about this particular website. What they commit to paying is $7 per click, how absurd, right? Comparing the half a cent or make it one or two cents is just so far with what they promise you to get.
Just want to give you a hint, any company that offers too high returns are mostly fake, bogus and a scam.
You might be saying that I am too easy judging this site or you might think I am jumping too fast to conclusions, so I collected other facts to help you understand why I am telling you not to believe them.
You can see people are claiming that they earned a lot of money from this site, but please do not limit yourself from reading just the good news, you have to go for a second, third or fourth glance and consider the claims of other people they cheated.
Always remember, it is very easy for companies, or scammers so to say, to hire people who can help them build their target market’s trust or even create many fake testimonials.
- Advertisement Rates that Doesn’t Make Sense?
The Link Ad Hits is only $10 for 1000 clicks and sealed the story that they do not intend to make money using advertisements.
What kind of PTC site would survive if they only charge their advertisers $.o1 per click and they are offering to pay 7 dollars per click to their members? Does that make sense to you? This rate doesn’t make sense at all to me.
It is clear now that their offer intends to deceive people into joining and that is where this platform will make a killing.
- A Rehash of a lot of Similar Websites
This site operates in the same manner of many proven scamming sites like Four Dollar Click, Three Dollar Click and Two Dollar Click. They are all running a business with the same process and tactics.
- Absurd Minimum Payment Threshold
The minimum amount for you to withdraw money is $7000, that amount is straightforward to attain especially that the rate is $7 per click, doing the math, you only need to click 700 times an viola 7000 dollars is ready for withdrawal.
The question here is, can you withdraw the $7000 you supposed to earn?
- Paid Membership Before You Can Make Withdrawals
Anyway, on the onset of your registration, you will be reminded that you need to purchase a membership to withdraw your money.
So, in short, you are allowed to work as long as you can free of charge, yet you cannot withdraw any unless you purchase the membership.
They will tell you, you can by buying membership worth $59.99 up to $99.99. You will then would easily get your purse and key in your debit or credit card information.
I think if I do not know that this is a scam, I will do the same. What is $$99.99 compared with the $7000 I am getting after, right? Read on.
- A Long Waiting Period for the Withdrawal Process.
After buying the membership, the story does not end there. You will not get the $7000 and instead you will be asked to wait for 75 days.
There are many sites around that are legitimate and genuine regarding helping people by providing online job opportunity. This is not the one.
Home Online Profits Club is a website that claims it’s members will make $5,245 a month.
It is just a sales funnel for a lot of websites, and they make money from commissions if you join any of them. There is nothing amiss with this as it is affiliate marketing.
The problem exists when a website just tries to deceive people for the sake of their commissions. There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before you get yourself to join.
Before you even click a website, you need to make sure that you take a good review of it, or else you may end up with malware, viruses or others can even lose a huge amount of hard-earned money.
So, what I want us to do now is get deep into this website details and see whether or not they deserve a room in the industry of online money-making opportunities.
How Does it Work?
They claim you will get a huge amount of money for a short time and without too much effort. Being in the industry for some time now, I am definite with two things.
First, every amount you earn online takes hard work, and second, there is no such thing as a quick way to get rich. If you want to be successful and rely on your income online, you have to be prepared as you need to invest not only some money but as well as patience, hard work and time.
After investing all these, there is no guarantee that you will achieve success whether you are a rookie or an experienced online marketer as failure is possible.
In short, this website is obviously just exaggerating to attract people. Exaggerated promises only mean the platform is desperate to get into your bank account and take everything you have.
This alone should make you feel doubtful about this website. The sad truth about money-making opportunities online is that there are companies taking advantage of others who are looking to earn a humungous amount of money in no time.
The Red Flags
- An unknown person who runs the business.
Whatever name they put there as the operator does not improve the legitimacy of this website as it cannot be verified. If the founder seems dubious, then for sure the rest of the platform is not to be trusted.
- Running on multiple websites
As you can see this platform is running on numerous sites and they just rehashed the content a little bit but the same layout and the same affiliate program.
These are the websites,
- A myriad of programs they want you to join, which will cost money.
They have so many programs on their list for you to join. Remember that each one of those will give them affiliate commissions once you to join.
You will not learn online marketing skills because they will teach you how to promote their products only.
- Then, they will let you buy solo ads for traffic.
If you are a beginner, you should know what a solo ad is. It is renting somebody else mailing list as traffic to your site or your landing page.
You will pay money to somebody who has an email list for rent to use the mailing address on that list. This kind of traffic is costly, and it could burn a hole in your pocket in no time.
It is okay if they will teach you how to use it properly, but the thing is, they are an affiliate to that Solo Ad provider. So they will just goad you to buy more and more Solo Ads so they will have their commissions.
- Collecting emails for fraudulent purposes.
They have an email opt-in form where you need to type your email address before you can proceed. It works even without entering any valid email address.
No email confirmation necessary which means they just want to capture your email for whatever purpose it serves them.
They will sell your information to third party entities or worse for those using their payment emails like PayPal and the likes. That is a good way of losing your money as they could hack your password.
- Very poorly made sales video.
Legitimate companies use professional sales videos to explain the details of their product. The sales video of HOPC mentions random topics of affiliate marketing, without telling the audience what is this website all about.
Even the narrator is not well versed in what he is talking about, let alone teach you online business. The only intention is for you to proceed to the next step to drive you to a long list of programs you have to join so they can make their affiliate commissions.
- No product
It is sad to say that this website has no product. It is just a sales funnel to a lot of programs that they will offer to you to join.
It claims to have the seven steps to make money online. They should rephrase it like our seven affiliate programs you should join so we make our commissions.
- Misleading list of traffic sources.
They have a list of all the traffic sources to a website. It even included Google Adwords just to make them look legitimate.
However, on the top of the list is humaneyeballs.com which is a Solo Ad provider with a triple asterisk. They want you to click on that and purchase solo ads and bingo this is the only one on the list that they are affiliated.
Not only that, but they also have a disclaimer to top it up. (It says not affiliated with most but only one which is humaneyeballs.com) How convenient.
I hope this list will help people in making educated decisions.
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