I’ve had some feedback on my make money online reviews. My readers what to know why I rate everything so low.
This is really a great question and I’m quite happy to explain to you my reasoning behind my ratings.
But before I go into my explanation I want to point out that some of my reviews have incredible ratings, such as my Wealthy Affiliate review which scored an incredible 98/100! In fact I wanted to score this 100/100 but I couldn’t do that because as much as I love their platform there is no product or service that has no room for growth and improvement.
Make Money Online Scams? What does this mean to Me?
So what constitutes make money online scams to me? It is quite simple really, any website that conducts itself in any sort of unethical way, is dishonest to it’s members in any form, rips people off, steals anyone’s money and/ or steals anyone’s time.
I just want to emphasize a point from that little list… TIME.
This is something a lot of people seem to just ignore. The way I see things if someone steals my time they are stealing my money! Time is incredibly valuable and to be honest sometimes I think I would be less pissed off if someone ripped me off financially instead of purposefully and knowingly wasting a whole day or more of my precious time.
Firstly I can use time to make money, so every minute of my time wasted is money I see seeping out of my bank account.
Secondly I can use my time in a way that means a lot more to me than money. Instead of wasting my time on a scam I would much rather go pick my kids up from playschool early and go play at the beach. This is time well spent to me. Or I could lie down on the bed and close my eyes, I never get time to myself to just rest and take a break for my busy lifestyle. If someone steals my time I am prevented from doing things like this as well as losing money.
Take a look at this review of Mintvine, this is a perfect example! In an attempt to see if I could earn some money I wasted an entire day. Is this not time theft?
Anything I deem to be a downright scam, a time waster, unethical in any way, dishonest to it’s members in any way, rips people off in any way or steals anyone’s money gets a big fat ZERO. Yes this is always the case.
So if I give a Zero Rating you can’t make Money?
I am not saying you won’t earn money from the reviews that I give a big fat zero to. Quite the contrary, some I think you can make some great money!
You can become an affiliate for loads of scam websites, promote their scams and make some great money I’m sure. There are lots of people doing it, check out the reviews where I give a zero rating and you will find hundreds of positive reviews from affiliate marketers.
If this is what you want to do then my website is most likely not suited to your needs…. and good luck sleeping at night.
The web is a breeding ground for scams and unethical practices. I set myself apart from this. I won’t be involved in any way.
Am I Saying I Don’t Make Money from My Reviews then?
If I think something is great I will become an affiliate and earn commission for promoting it. This is a great way to earn a living. I just won’t affiliate with anything that I deem to be a scam or a time waster, I also won’t affiliate with something I think is only mediocre. I only promote what I think is a really good product and what I think you should give a try.
And Why Do I Give Such Low Ratings in General?
Well this website is called Small Online Business Opportunity… that should give you a clue 🙂
This website is intended to help readers find a way to start their own online business, something they can quit their day job for, something they can call a career.
If you can make money from something but it is not enough to do full time, or at least make a substantial difference to your income I will give a low rating. Here are the things I ask myself while reviewing an online business opportunity:
- Is this a scam/ time waster/ unethical website? If so it gets a big fat zero!
- Can I make money? If you can make money (even if it is a tiny little bit) it will get some points.
- Can I make enough additional income to make a difference to my lifestyle?
- Can I make a full time income doing this?
- Can I call this a career?
- Will I be proud of myself doing this?
- Will this give me a feeling of job satisfaction?
I guess now you can understand why things like clicking on ads, playing games and liking Facebook pages really don’t sit well with me. These are things I really wouldn’t want to do all day even if I could earn good money (which you can’t). Completely mundane, useless activities. Oh and did I already say you can’t make money doing it?
I honestly try and be open-minded with every opportunity I come across, but the truth is maybe I am too harsh and maybe I should give more of these opportunities a chance… then again you are here reading my personal opinion about these opportunities. If I try and give these websites a higher rating then it won’t be my honest opinion anymore will it?
Another thing, is that if I am unsure of something I will say so, I will not rate something a ZERO if I am unsure.
What you can be assured of is that if I give a high rating, it really is good.
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