There is something really appealing about making money online. I get the appeal, after all, that is how I make my income. But, people (and I use that term loosely) like Alyssa Jensen like taking advantage of this desire, and try to convince people into buying into a product that is going to do nothing but cost them time and money.
I’ve seen the name Alyssa Jensen around a few different sites. Sometimes she is promoted as the owner of the business, other times she might be a person giving a testimonial. In either case, she claims to be someone who understands how to make money online – and is good at it.
For example, she has been associated with Home Income Profit System, Easy Home Income and Fortune Education 365. I’m sure there are many more similar examples out there as well.
Yet, if you search for that name online, you will find two different things.
First, you will find sites with other people with that name. The most common one that seems to come up is a volleyball player, but there are others as well. The other thing that you’ll find are reviews talking about Alyssa Jensen and scams. You will find few (if any) sites talking about her as a legitimate businesswomen.
The reason is simple – she doesn't actually make money online.
Not only is she not legitimate, but she isn’t even a real person. Instead, it is just a name. Putting a face and a name to a product makes it seem real and makes it much more believable. After all, would you trust a website where the owners were hiding? In general, most people would feel like someone was trying to mislead them.
So, sites will sometimes put a fake name up. Then, they’ll give this person a backstory and an image. That image will probably be a stock photo, but it might also be a photo and/or video of an actor. Either way – fake.
People sometimes think that I'm not a real person, or that I don't actually make money online. However, the difference here is that you can see exactly how I earn money online without paying me anything, and you can also search my social media profiles, as well as talk to me in the comment section of my website. I'm very transparent about who I am and what I do to earn a living.
The Making Money Approach
Most (if not all) of the sites Alyssa Jensen has been associated with a no longer online. This is a really common pattern with this type of company. If they are still online, then they’ve probably changed their web address multiple times to stay ahead.
I can tell you a lot about these sites, because the pattern is a common one. Using a fake name and backstory is one common factor, but there are others two. For example, you tend to see sites with different names that use almost identical wording to promote their product. Often the logo will even be very similar from one site to the next.
All of this makes for less work, as the sites can just recycle the same formula when it comes time to start again.
Another pattern is the type of product that they try to sell you.
90% of the time (if not more often), these tricks are used for one specific type of approach. Specifically, the tactics are used to advertise link posting scams. So, the Alyssa Jensen scam was most likely a link posting scam – just like so many other sites out there.
When it comes to making money online, there are good ways, there are not-so-good ways, and there are ways where you are just wasting time and money. Link posting falls into the last category.
The inherent problem with link posting is that there is simply no demand. Sites will tell you that there are lots of companies out there competing to get their links posted – because that brings them traffic and makes them money.
That isn’t true though. Buying links stopped being a good way to get traffic quite some time ago, especially when the links in question are poor quality. The only companies left still paying for that type of link are the ones who are majorly behind on the times. Even then, they aren’t likely to pay a lot of money.
The end result is that link posting pays poorly and is pretty work intensive. At the same time, most sites that promote it offer very limited training and little in the way of support to help you make money effectively.
How People Actually Make Money Online
Making money isn’t as hard as it seems. The most powerful way of earning online (in my experience) is to actually care about the products you are selling or promoting. The more you focus on money, the more it shows that your business is ‘just about the money'. When you focus on helping people out of pure interest, the money tends to follow.
If you don't have any ideas of what kind of business to start or how an online business differs from regular shop you visit in real life, you should definitely sign up for the free online business training at Wealthy Affiliate. There's 10 free lessons, and you can build a free website, and they will help you think of an idea for your business. They teach the same methods I use…because it's where I learned!
Got any questions about link posting, scams, or how I make money online? Let me know in the comments!
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