Wouldn’t it be wonderful if making money was easy? If it was something that you could do at the click of a button without selling anything and without putting any work in. That idea is, of course, far too good to be true. Yet, ‘people’ like Emily Young use scam sites to try and convince you that making money really is that simple.
More than anything, these sites prey on the way that people really want there to be an easy way to make money online. After all, if you are struggling to make money the traditional way, online can seem like an idea option.
In all seriousness, the internet really has become a good way to make money. But… you have to be very careful in how you go about it. There are so many different sites out there that try to mislead and manipulate, all to make money off you. Sometimes their tricks are very obvious, but other times, the sites do a pretty good job of deceiving.
The “Earn At Home Club” And The “Work At Home Club”
There are two very similar sites online, both promoted by someone called Emily Young. Additionally, there are a number of other ‘review’ sites that point to them. For example, one site promoting Earn at Home Club is this one here:
The WAHC logo is never explained, but it probably stands for Work at Home Club. Regardless, the site does a good job of looking professional. Appearances can be deceiving though. In reality, all of those menu links simply take you back to the promotion page for the site!
On this promotion site, and on the site for Earn at Home Club, there are so many concerning factors.
For example, both sites heavily promote the potential to make money, but neither offer any real information about what you are supposed to be doing. This should be a really big red flag. If you don’t know how the system is supposed to work, you have no way of knowing whether it actually will work.
Here’s another interesting thing:
Meet Emily Young. This is apparently the person behind the entire program. The image is far too perfect. It doesn’t look like someone who actually runs a site. As someone that runs a business online, I would never let a kid play with my $2000 computer. Am I crazy?
Instead, it looks like something from a photoshoot. In fact… that’s exactly what it is.
This is the same image, just flipped around – and it comes from the stock photo site Dreamstime. Stock photos are often used in this way. They help to make you think that there is a real person behind that site.
I’m sure there is a real person there. But, they aren’t actually promoting an effective way to make money. Instead, they are using a fake name and fake story to get you to buy into their product.
Now, in this case, it doesn’t seem like there is too much risk. After all, it only costs $4.97 to give it a try. Right?
This site is a really big lesson in reading the fine print. The upfront cost is $4.97, but that doesn’t actually buy you anything. That’s just for a three day trial of the product. After that, you get charged $77 for the program, then an additional $57 each month. At the same time, you’re signed up for a ‘free’ ten day trial of the site’s Facebook training. If you don’t cancel that, it will bill you $29 per month.
So, the site ends up costing $86 per month. That’s a pretty heavy price, when the site doesn’t even tell you what you’re getting into.
My biggest issue is that this information isn’t obvious. The image below is the only time where that information is presented. A lot of people will glance at that information without actually reading it. In general, far too few people read the fine print and in this case, not reading this information can be an expensive lesson.
The program also has a number of upsells that try to get you to spend even more money.
Can You Make Money?
The system itself appears to be some type of training for making money online, along with a website that is supposed to do it all for you. Training is important, but with this site you don’t even know what approach they are supposed to be training you in. At the same time, you have no idea about the quality of what they offer.
You can't know if you actually want to make money in the methods they show, if you will have time to do it, or how much money you can make. So, why take all that risk?
There are safer ways to earn money, where you can know what you are getting into long before you put any money down. My own experience has taught me that however you do it, making money is going to take work and it’s going to take time. I offer many free resources here on my website including video and training tutorials, plus access to membership websites and free ways to get your business started.