Online earning can be dangerous!

There are billions of people who uses internet for online earning and passive incomes.  Use of internet for earning side income has become very common.  Online earning through affiliate marketing, online surveys, onlne jobs and drop shipping are the most common ways to earn free online money.  especially students, home makers, retired persons and people who hate their 9am-8pm job take this as an opportunity.  However, believe it or not, not all online jobs are safe and secure.  There are lot of online scams and frauds related to passive income and day by day there are many who are getting trapped and losing a lot of hard earned money.

In this blog, i will be sharing some of the tips and ideas as to how to verify whether an online earning job or opportunity are genuine also how to avoid fake and fraud companies who claim that they give extra money free of cost.  So, next time you see any advertisement related to earning, ensure you recollect this blog and accordingly act on it.

Beware of Online Surveys

There are many risks and dangers associated with paid online surveys; one can easily see that there are lot of advertisements floating over the internet on getting paid if you sign up for some surveys for free.  If you complete a survey, either you will be paid or you will get some coupons, which you can redeem later.  Once you sign up to such online surveys website, there are high chances that your email id and your personal information might go to spammers.  Here are some tips to avoid online surveys;

Do not Sign up on a website, which demand you to pay some amount.

Look for privacy statement and disclaimers.

Look out for reviews of the online survey website on which you are registering.

If you have registered, do not spend to much time on that website.


Beware of Online paid work

Not all companies pay you if you are doing some kind of work for them.  Companies like Fiver and appen are genuine and pay you good amount if you carry out some kind of freelancing work for them.  However, there are many sites which claim that they pay $10 or $100 if someone works for them, in most of the cases such websites are fake and you will lose all money.  There is no one who will give you free money in this world.  Below are some tips to avoid such websites;

Do not go for website who would ask for a registration fees.

Before joining, check out the payout rates per tasks.

Please ensure the website is having a valid contact number and email address so that you can contact them in case there are any issues.

Check the withdrawal limit and the mode of payments.

Take feedback from colleagues who have registered on to that website.

Moreover, Finally check if you have been paid by that website for doing small task of jobs.

Beware of Online Data entry jobs

You will also see lot of advertisements related to online data entry jobs which promises a good passive income if you do a data entry on some give subject.  Most of these companies will send some attractive mailers, which will force you to sign up, in fact in some cases they even pay some few dollars so that you maintain the trust on them.  After few days and weeks they will again send a mail stating that they will double the amount if you use their data entry software.

Now, you are trapped over here.  They will tell you to pay the amount of the software whih they have suggested and recommended, you pay it and you are preyed.  Once you have done the payment, they will send out a mail to you that they will get in touch with you.  This will probably the last mail communication as they will never mail or call you back again, you are fooled by paying the money.

There are some scenarios wherein these website will post some job offers on their website and gurarntee that one can make thousands of dollars.  When an applicant contacts them, they put them through an interview and make a job offer.  Again the same case, they now tell them to purchase and download their software in order to start the online job.  Once, the payment is done, the job link expires.



There are many such websites created by hackers and some people who are trying their level best to cheat people by showing them dreams of earning dollars every day and that to for free or little investment.  There are many valid ways to make money from online, but most of them require a lot of hard work.  One cannot earn $10000 in a day without putting efforts and time.  Please double cross check such website, which promises that they will double your money.  The only people getting richer are the one selling these plans and websites.

To escape from such online frauds and scams, everyone should attend some workshops or watch video related to online security awareness.  Also, your system should be installed and updated with the latest antivirus which can detect such kind of online scams and frauds and mitigate it, the same applies to your mobile phone as well.  Do not install and subscribe any kind of adwords or any websites, these are the gateway of such scams.

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