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An Abundance of Pyramid Schemes

Are you a candidate for working at home on your computer? You might just be, but there are some hot issues you need to understand first. Not all companies or job sites have legitimate offers. This has become a hot topic as more people have become frustrated after finding out that you have to pay so much money to work online. The advertisements in your email box tend to arrive quickly, but the money just never appears. One thing many are unaware of is that you should never have to pay to work online. You are supposed to be paid for the work you do.

One issue that never seems to go away is the pyramid schemes. If you receive an email to join a program for free and earn money from your downline, this sounds like the easiest way to make money. In reality, it is a nightmare. You have to sign up and then "upgrade to a status member" by buying the product in question, whether you want it or not. After that, you are told you can make money from those under you, but only if they, in turn, buy the product as well. Now the pyramid scheme is taking place.

Therefore, to make twenty dollars, you may have to spend sixty dollars. There is no guarantee that someone under you is going to buy the product. You could wait until the pyramid scheme falls apart and learn a valuable lesson, or you could stay away and look for a more legitimate way to make money. The companies that pay for work done are on the Internet; you just have to know where to look and how to tell if they are legitimate. A legitimate company already has people working for them and has a good standing on the Internet in terms of people's experiences with the particular company.

There are many websites that offer opinions and advice for working at home, and these websites or forums, as they are called, offer valuable information about specific companies and their reputation. A few years back, you may remember hearing about pyramid schemes and other types of moneymaking ideas. If everyone can make money, then why are there so many people losing money on these types of pyramids? The answer is quite simple: who has the money to buy sixty dollars worth of product that you will never use to make a few dollars.

Therefore, people may be hooked into signing up because the advertisement does not tell you that you have to buy something in order to make money. After you sign up, they continue to send you emails, telling you that someone else has joined under you, "upgrade now" to start making money. Well, in order to upgrade, you are going to have to buy that product and take a chance that someone else will feel the same way. In many cases, you are going to find out that you were the only one to do it.

After waiting to make money, you will give up and be out the sixty dollars for a product you never used. If people would just understand that pyramid schemes only benefit the original product owner, then maybe it would be easier to find real work-at-home jobs. The Internet would then become a place to find work-at-home jobs without the need to investigate before applying or signing up for anything.


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