We’re all looking for ways to earn more money and when you see a job where you can make money easily it will definitely catch your attention. But don’t be fooled by catchy headlines. There are many so-called job postings which promise you easy money but turn out to be scams.
One of these such sites is Online Jobs Today which has been around for a while and under different names like Home Internet Career, Careers for You to name just a couple. This is a link posting work at home business opportunity made to sound very easy. In my review, you will see this isn’t as easy as they say.
Product: Online Jobs Today
Overall Ranking: 0 out of 100 or 0/5 stars
Price: $97 +upsells
Who Owns Online Jobs Today?
Apparently, Online Jobs Today used to showcase the success story of Kelly Scott, who was a fictional character. In the latest version of the sales page, there is no reference to Kelly Scott. Now, the only reference to anyone is on the Earnings Disclaimer page and there it is stated that the owner protects her identity by using a pen name, Kelly Simmons. So, no surprises here, the owner is unknown, the first red flag.
Several companies using the same website design
There are a number of companies that have identical sales pages, another red flag. Why does the same company need to have several identical sites if it’s not to confuse or mislead people? Also, they seem to have recently changed the design of their sales pages and removed a logo that was apparent on several well-known scams.
It’s surprising that they haven’t changed the name of the companies because anyone search for these programs will come across the many negative reviews. I suppose this shows just how lazy they are.
They are targeting people who are newbies to the make money online niche and are not used to carrying out research before joining a program.
Some of the companies I found with the exact same sales page are:
- Home Jobs Today (home-jobs-today.com)
- Replace Your Job (replace-your-job.com)
- Careers For You (careers-for-you.com)
- Home Internet Careers (home-internet-careers.com)
- Internet Careers online (internet-careers-online.com)
- and there are probably others
How Does Online Jobs Today Work?
I’ve seen scams like this before and it is possible that there will be a lot more in the future. Online Jobs Today tells you, you will be posting links. Link posting is placing ad links in web pages and once these are in place you are given the impression you just wait for the money to roll in.
During sign up process, Online Jobs Today will ask you for info such as your name and e-mail address. But they don’t go into details of what you will be doing to earn the money they promise. You are just told if you have an hour a day, a computer and an internet connection you can “chart a new course”. This is surely a big red flag.
By making it seem this simple, their program is open to a wider selection of people, there are virtually no restrictions. If you have a computer this could be for you!
The sales page gives you some logical reasons why companies need people like you to post links, all the time insisting how you can start earning immediately and from your home.
However, before you start posting links you need to pay your membership fee. Then once inside Online Jobs Today there are 4 videos that explain where to place your ads or affiliate links and give you some tips on getting traffic. They make it seem ultra simple to earn money this way.
Unfortunately earning money this way isn’t as easy as they say. Yes, you may earn some money but you need to put in some work. This business model is called affiliate marketing and is a great way of earning money online. With Online Jobs Today, you are given the impression that it’s just a question of posting links perhaps on the social media sites, on forums, in comments you leave on other blogs or on sites like Craigslist.
By posting links in this way you will soon be known as a spammer and your links will be removed and you may even be banned from some of these sites. This clearly isn’t the way to proceed.
To do this properly you will need a website. If you’re interested in earning money this way I recommend you get some real training. My recommended educational site, Wealthy Affiliate, teaches you everything you need to know about setting up an online affiliate marketing business. And they have 100’s of videos and awesome step by step training.
This is very different to just the 4 videos you get at Online Jobs Today. Can you imagine getting started with just 4 videos, when a legitimate training platform has hundreds of videos, support whenever you need it and the different tools you will need?
Clearly, when you compare the 2 you can see you are getting very little value for money at Online Jobs Today. In addition, you will struggle to earn any money with the methods you are taught here.
Pros and Cons
- Difficult to come up with any pros, except that you can earn money from posting links when it is done correctly
- Expensive program with little information
- Worthless guarantee
- Given unrealistic expectations – this isn’t as easy as they say and it takes time to earn money
- Telephone calls from your “advisor” to convince you to part with more money
The “Rock Solid” Guarantee
This product comes with what looks like a 60-day guarantee, but when you look at the terms and conditions this isn’t as clear cut as you would imagine.
Who decides if you have made an honest effort? The people behind Online Jobs Today of course and will they judge in your favor? I’m very doubtful! In my opinion, this guarantee is more or less worthless.
In addition saying you will make money in the first 30-days is also deceptive. Normally it will take several months before you start earning with affiliate marketing.
The cost of this program is a one-time charge of $97.
When you pay you have to give your address and phone number. I don’t know why they need your phone number if it’s not to try and sell you some other useless training. You risk being contacted by your “advisor” who will try and find out how much money you have and if you don’t any cash they will see how much credit you can get. If they contact you best to hang up, you don’t want to talk to these people.
I couldn’t find any complaints about Online Jobs Today, perhaps because it’s quite recent, the domain was registered in August 2015. But I did find complaints about Home Internet Careers. I have posted just one here as it shows what I consider the worst part of these programs.
They phone you and ask you about your financial situation, to see whether you can put any more debt on your credit cards and then they hit you with more training at outrageous prices.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has severals complaints about home-internet-careers.com,
The Final Word
Online Jobs Today is out to get your money, their sole intention is to mislead people into thinking they provide some magical system for earning money.
Whilst it is possible to earn money by posting affiliate links you should learn how to do this in a legitimate way that won’t see you spamming other sites. Their guarantee gives you little chance of getting your money back and if you suffer a telephone call from your “advisor” who is nothing more than a salesman, then this could turn out to be a very expensive mistake.
If you have been scammed by one of these companies, please share your experience with others and signal the fact to the different authorities, for example, the Attorney General’s office for your state, FTC and BBB among others. The more complaints they receive the more likely they are to take action.
It is frustrating that many people believe these schemes and become its victims without doing the necessary research to avoid the scams.
If you’re still interested in making money from posting links but in the form of affiliate marketing, there are some good training platforms online. Where you are taught how to build an affiliate marketing business from the foundation upwards.
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If you have had any experience with Online Jobs Today or any of these programs please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for reading,
It’s really upsetting to hear of another online scam like Online Jobs Today. There are so many of these types of bait and switch scams online it’s sad. The reality is with the right education and training, you can produce an online business that works great and can provide all the freedom that these types of scams advertise.
But the reality is that it takes some effort and you have to provide something of value in the form of a service or product that helps people if you’re going to make money online.
Way to bust this online scam and get the word out before it snags anymore money away from inexperienced marketers.
I know what you mean, Todd, it’s sad to still find so many of these scams around. They attract people by making it seem very easy to make money online and people still want to believe this. As you rightly say, to be successful online you have to put in the work, there are no shortcuts. By reviewing these programs and constantly telling people you have to work hard and it takes time to earn money online, perhaps we’ll get our message across. At least I hope so!
These scammers are getting smarter and smarter. I never been on that site before but I’ve seen their ads and it looked pretty legit. I also wasn’t aware that they operate under different domains but are really one entity. The Feds need to find a way to get these guys.
The problem with these sort of scams is that they always look and sound legit, that’s how they manage to get new members. This one has a number of different domains and they all have exactly the same design for the sites. I don’t know if they will be stopped someday but I sure hope so, because their phone calls to sell further training can be very dangerous.
Thanks for your visit,
I believe that I have previously seen this scam, job listing website on the Internet during my own time researching bogus opportunities.
You highlighted what were the obvious tell-tale signs that this opportunity is 100% bogus. Yet nevertheless there still are desperate, naive people looking for work-at-home jobs who would get suckered in by this scam.
Why is it that these scam companies always come up with that same $97 entry fee in these opportunities? Perhaps the thinking is that as it is under the $100 figure people would look at it as not really being expensive.
Yet if this fraud company asked for 97 cents to become a “member” it still would be a rip-off. A pig is a pig no matter how much lipstick you smear on it.
Creating links as offers to websites as as job is a total joke. Anyone buying into this scheme ought to get his/her head examined.
Your grade of 0 for this opportunity was well-deserved and right on the mark for this complete scam Peter!
You’re right, there are unfortunately still people who will be caught by this program. The $97 fee is as you say just under the $100 mark which might be a psychological barrier, I have also read that any price with a 7 in it converts better. Who knows?
Posting links is a method used by many low-quality programs on the internet but the worst part is the risk that these people might phone you and convince you to part with a lot more than the original $97. Definitely, a program to stay away from and if you want to try posting link get some good training on affiliate marketing.
All the best,
I honestly have been a Wealthy affiliate member since February 2016 till now! I definitely believe that Wealthy affiliate has a plat-form that cannot be beat for the cheap price that they are offering it is almost mind boggling at times! Kyle and Carson have developed a family friendly environment that truly helps each member out individually! I wouldn’t be where I am now without them! 🙂
Wealthy Affiliate is a really great platform that offers excellent training. When comparing with Online Jobs Today, a program that promises easy money but gives very little in the way of training, you know which I would choose! With Wealthy Affiliate, there is no hype you are clearly told to make money you will have to work, this is a very refreshing change when compared to many other of the scams you can find in the make money online niche. In addition, they offer a free trial so you can see for yourself if you want to upgrade to premium membership, there is no need for a “rock solid guarantee”.
Best of luck in building your business,