I always see the word scam!..
Yes it’s true. When you attempt to do a some research on a potential online you will find the word scam associated with almost anything.
I will be honest here, one of the ‘mentors’ I had actually instructed me to do a video titling the business as a scam to get views. I was to promote the company with this misleading title. Something I refused to do.
I want to tell you a quick story. A few years back a good friend of mine ( a couple of my friends have run an offline biz), but this person decided to open a niche store. This store was in the right reasons for the niche. Inventory was ordered and paid for. The store was brought to the condition for occupancy certification. The first month advertising was very mild due to all the other costs involved. The 2nd month some more money was spent on advertising and a little money was now being made. Fast forward a few months with very little growth or profit. The expenses added up, the person is forced to close up shop.
My question is this….. Was this person scammed because a business attempt did not work out the way they dreamed? I mean a successful store owner may tell you to open up a store, just because he is a success and your store isn’t does not make it a scam. Just like with internet opportunities, you may see someone “hit it out of the park” with a certain bizop online it does not mean you will. Also you may see a bunch of people ‘striking out’ with a certain bizop; it does not mean you will.
Please remember when researching that you will come across people that have failed in an online biz and for that reason will say it’s a scam.
Just like I don’t feel that the subject of the story above was scammed. I don’t feel everything that is called a scam online is a scam.
I have in the past been scammed by a company offering a website and traffic etc… Eventually I got a website, no traffic, no commission and poof all of the sudden my site was gone as was my money as was every person I spoke with to get this going.
Please be smart when looking into online business. Do not get in over your head, based on the lofty promises of some ‘guru’. Just like gambling. Never risk more than you can afford to lose..