I just love getting comments on my blog and I like it even more when I get comments that lead me to the opportunity to call out another work at home con job. This comment showed up in my blog:
Now as most of you know, I can pass up anything but I always want to take a chance on a potentially lucrative site. So I decided to type in the link and go and have a look for myself. Now the first thing that struck me was why would someone spam a comment on a website that was inactive. In fact, this particular web site has been inactive for almost 3 years! The last post can be seen here (2009)
That's ok let's take a closer look at what they are "promoting". The first thing I discovered was that they have linked to a potential money maker. The first "warning" sign that this is not a legit opportunity is that it links to ClickBank which automatically sets my teeth on edge since 99.9% of the crap on ClickBank is just that - crap. So this "opportunity" is supposedly "4 Day Money Making Blueprint". When you go to that site, you get the usual hoopla that is found on most spammy looking sites, bright colors, fake photographs and of course a thousand reasons why you should get sucked into this bogus offer. So let's look at the "intro page" and lo and behold this is what you'll find:
Let's get something straight: No one gives a rats fanny whether you make money online or not. They are INTERESTED IN LINING THEIR OWN POCKETS. For the dirt cheap price of $30 which you might as well flush down the toilet, they offer you all kinds of "hints" about how to make money online. What a frigging joke.
- Anyone can use any free keyword tool to find keywords
- Anyone can read any one of a million blogs, books, articles about how to write an article
- Ezine is USELESS
- Squidoo is fine but unless you're prepared to write hundreds of lenses a month don't expect to get rich this way!
You don't have to pay this clown $30 for this crappy material. His website is registered to him but when you take a few minutes to scour around the Internet (as I'm prone to doing) you'll find that he's not just promoting ONE program, instead he promotes countless schemes all with the intent of separating you from a few dollars to line his pockets:
In addition to his "4 day plan" you can also find him promoting the "Power 3 Marketing" plan along with
someone else here:
This guys big claim to fame is that he has written the book "The Original Bum Marketer" (conversations with Travis Sago) -- it's interesting that "Travis Sago" is a fictional character - he was so interested in promoting this he was too much of a coward to use his own name. Seriously folks run, don't walk away from this "Opportunity". Good way to lose $30 buying information you can largely get for free - most of which is outdated now thanks to Panda and Penguin updates. The only thing that stops this from being a scam is that if you do pay the $30 you actually get products but my opinion is that you'll be wasting your money.