Product Name: Home Internet Careers
Product Owner: ‘Kelly Scott’
Price: $97 (discounted to $57)
What is it?
An apparent work at home system that is nothing more than a link posting scam.
Home Internet Careers is promoted as a work at home solution for earning hundreds of dollars every day simply by posting links. It is a heavily hyped and completely unrealistic system, and users won’t make much money at all from it. In reality, link posting is rapidly decreasing in popularity, and it was never a good way to earn money to start off with.
Before You Buy
The actual product (or ‘system’) is marketed at $97, but you can get it for less by going to the payment page then trying to leave. This will bring up a popup that decreases the price of the product. You can do this multiple times and drop the price of the system down to $57. Personally though, it still isn’t worth spending the money on the product.
What I Liked
I don’t like this particular approach to making money online at all and I think it is a scam pure and simple. However, I did like the fact that the site made its money making strategy clear. This is unusual and it gives readers the chance to work out whether the approach is legitimate (here’s a hint – it isn’t).
What I Didn’t Like
So, are you ready for more hype and misleading BS? Because that is exactly what this product offers. The site opens with a ‘news report’, which seems to be entirely faked, and I have no idea who ‘all that and more’ is even supposed to be.
All the video is even doing is promoting the idea of working at home and how wonderful it is. Personally, I love working from home, but that’s a moot point. The video is being used to create the Home Internet Careers system, but in reality the clip has nothing at all to do with the system being promoted.
The sales page uses some of the classic marketing tricks to try and convince you that it really is a legitimate way to earn money. The fact that the product implies it has been promoted by CNN, USA Today and other similar places is one of these.
What that little part is actually saying is that the concept of working at home has been discussed on all these news networks. That is pretty accurate, because there has been a lot of talk about working at home in recent years.
But again, that has nothing to do with the actual system being promoted.
The product page also has all the common images of how happy and/or wealthy working online will make you, which are definitely stock images.
Now, making money online really does work if you are using a legitimate approach, but I honestly think it is bad form to try and manipulate people into the field. The thing is, making money online takes time and effort, and it simply doesn’t suit everyone.
As you might have noticed, there is very little about this product that is actually real. Even the so-called author is a made up person, and the image given for her is probably just a stock image.
I have seen a lot of sales pitches that take this approach. They can be very convincing and they make it sound like you can earn a lot of money through their systems. Honestly – no, you can’t. If any system is putting that much effort into misleading and manipulating you, they are doing so because their product or service isn’t any good.
The Actual Approach
Throughout the sales pitch, Home Internet Careers is sometimes promoted as a system, sometimes as a work from home opportunity. Personally, I wouldn’t call it either.
Looking at the site, my first question really was what was actually being sold. Turns out, it is a system for posting links. The concept here is that you get paid to post links for other people’s sites, often on social networks or blogs.
It sounds wonderful. After all, this means that you don’t need to develop a website and you don’t need to drive traffic to it.
Now, I’ll give the site credit where credit is due – it does actually tell you the strategy for making money before you pay for the product – which is more than most internet marketing products do. Personally, I think anyone who reads that should immediately go and look up the approach, but I suspect most won’t.
Link posting is not as easy as it sounds and it is not that profitable.
It’s just not that simple. Realistically, you only get paid for a link if it actually stays up there – and most of the time it won’t. After all, most sites delete any links thought to be spam, and link posting is normally spam.
To make matters worse, you don’t even get paid that often. It might take as much as two months for you to actually get the money for the links you posted and only if you met the minimum threshold for links in that period.
Link posting has been talked about in more detail elsewhere in this site, but in general, you’ll find that you earn closer to $1 per link (for the links that remain in place) and you’ll probably find many of the accounts you post on getting banned along the way.
Finally, you can’t make money link posting in the long-term.
The field was once popular because websites could gain rankings by getting as many links as possible back to their site. However, this doesn’t work anymore.
Instead, sites actually get penalized for having a poor quality link profile. This means that the number of companies wanting to buy links is decreasing and will continue to decrease.
Any site that suggests you can make money quickly and easily online is lying to you, and Home Internet Careers is certainly one example of this. The site heavily hypes the potential of link posting for making money. Even if it was possible to make money in the short-term through this approach, it is not viable long-term approach to earning money.
Making money online can be an amazing thing, but it is something you want to take your time to research and consider before you get involved in it. If you are seriously considering making money online, a much more effective approach is affiliate marketing.
It’s true that this involves making your own website, but this isn’t nearly as scary or as difficult as people think.