Win the lottery, inherit a fortune, get really lucky with an investment. These are all ways to get-rich-quick, but for 99.99% of the population, these delightful results are not available.
So-called “get-rich-quick” schemes are usually scams. They can sound really good, of course, and you may well get tempted, but consider a few things that will help to keep you out of trouble.
They Will Sound Fantastic
These scams are put together by people who have the uncanny ability to string the words together in such a way that it all sounds so very, very plausible. Either that, or they hire people who can write such stuff.
In fact, the better and more outrageous (or slick) they sound, the more you should be alert to danger.
- If they are saying that you will earn huge sums of money almost immediately – watch out!
- If you cannot talk to the other people who are using their system – be on your guard.
- If they are requiring an upfront deposit before you even get to know what it is about – take care.
- If there are too many negative reviews about the scheme on Google – listen to them.
No matter how amazing they sound, do some research to find out what’s really going on. Even a simple Google search with something like “Is XXX a scam” (where the XXX is the name of the scheme, of course) will give you usable results.
Give Them a Sanity Check
Ask yourself the following questions. They will give you an excellent feeling about the legitimacy of any scheme you want to know more about:
- Do they have a way for you to look it over, or even try it out, for free?
- Can you easily communicate with other people using the system?
- Have they told you enough for you understand how it works (before you pay them anything)?
- As appealing as it may sound, does it really feel right to you that you could earn that much in such a short time?
- If you are required to pay something up front that seems OK, is there a money-back guarantee that you can trust?
The Bottom Line
Of course, to be sure it is not a get-rich-quick scheme, you can always fall back on that old saying: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…”
And, by the way, the Wealthy Affiliates program can be tried out for free for as long as you like and you can talk to thousands of current users to get feedback from real people using the system. Also, I am not aware of any seriously negative Google reviews on this program.