How many of you believe in work at home classified ads?

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  1. RestOwner

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    I'm talking about the ones you see on your local newspaper or local classified book or penny saver. I know the majority of them are not legit, so how do they manage to make their money by wasting money on ads like that? What's their strategy or better yet, what's their scheme?
     
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    I also see lots of these ads in my local newspapers and my opinion is that most of them will not make you any decent money, so I avoid them. There may be some good ones out there, but I've yet to come across them.
     
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    I wonder how is it they make money, there are a lot of people now who know about scams.
     
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    they are CPAlead.

    once someone send their resume, an auto responder will reply that the job was not available anymore. however, you can sign up here so your name will be listed and we will call you if another job is available. or something like that...

    once one will sign up, then that's a lead. one lead earn them about $2 to $4.
    now this is blackhat.
     
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    ownedbox I never knew they did that. Thanks for the info
     
  6. RestOwner

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    I also didn't know that, thanks.
     
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    Speaking as someone who actually operates an enterprise fueled by virtual and telecommuting staff, I don't use that approach, i.e. the classified ads method of generating leads.

    What we do actually is source out qualified professionals who want to work from home, then match that person's qualifications and skills set with the unique needs of a client (an employer.)

    We only make earnings through our one-time recruitment fees. No scams, no shady deals, no black hat ops whatsoever.
     
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    is this like a online job marketplace?
     
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    I have responded to quite a few of those ads ( I am based in South Africa) and it turns out that there is always a joing fee or admin fee as they normally call it, I mean really if you are looking for a job how can you afford R250 admin fees??
     
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    I think the way they make their money is by the joining fee. Most of the claims are bogus and a waste of time. The trouble is when people are desperate for extra cash and it is only a few $ to join up people will try it. If the cost of the ad was a few $ and even a few sign up they have probably covered their costs and earned a few $ for themselves in the meantime.
     
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    yes, it actually is.
     
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    I took the time to explore your website and it seems the people you only employ are from the philippines, am I correct or wrong?
     
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    Better do a research first before entering such jobs.
    I too fell a victim on one of those "work at home" jobs. Which is in reality, clicking those annoying ads... :(
     
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    oh yes, believe me I will do research before. it's very important to search for such "companies" online.
     
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    You can always check out the company name with the Better Business Bureau too and see if there are any complaints against them to safeguard yourself before applying. Usually just Googling them and seeing what's being said about them on a reputable work-at-home community forum such as WAHM or just asking their members what they think is enough.

    ownedbox, thanks for the CPAlead info. :)

    Also, many of these work online companies offer to sell you a list of leads to other places where you can find jobs like doing paid surveys. That same information would be found for free on the internet anyway if you just took the time to look. But they offer a "membership" and share that free information with members at a price. They don't actually find you jobs, just give you more places to look and apply to.
     
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    No, I do not trust this medium. Most of them claim to offer good money, but they end up being bogus. Rather work full time in a small shop....:)
     
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    Majority are from the Philippines, but we're not limited to just the Philippines. We have business developers based in the UK, in Australia and in the US as well.
     
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    Working for home has lots of benefits as it allows freedom to work any time you want, you can work in the middle of the night or early in the day. And also these work for home jobs are a very good source of earning extra income.
     
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    Do you say that from personal experience of earning with them?
     
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    I don’t use the approach of the classified ads method of generating leads being someone who operates an enterprise of virtual and telecommunicating staff.
     

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