PTC, PTR, PTP ... etc. To do or not to do?

@yaheem (42)
Canada
April 15, 2010 3:03pm CST
Hello fellow mylotters, Over the past month I have been responding to threads about PTC, PTC scams ... etc. One thing I want to share with you guys and gurls: Time is too precious to waste with PTC and a like sites. Your life is measured in time, you say "I am 40 year/old" or whatever. Every second you spend clicking to make some scammers somewhere in the world richer you are committing a crime against your own self. If you have any skills of any kind, and you are not employed or have time to work another job, PTC is not the answer. You can get a real job online. And no, it is not a product I am selling or an affiliate link I am promoting (although they have an affiliate program). It is a company that helps business owners outsource their tasks to a huge database of employees they have around the world. Those who work through http://odesk.com are serious people who are getting paid per hour of work, and they get hired by sereious employers who wish to outsource tasks that they can't, or don't want to, hire an in house for them. And odesk is not the only one. There is plenty of freelance programs out there where you can even get hired part time. So if you are a PTC user and you have any talent or skill at all, you owe it to yourself to check odesk, or freelaner.com or any similar site. Those sites give legit jobs through which you can make a difference and earn good money. PTC industry is doomed. And it has to disappear or get out lawed sooner or later. Get a job, or start a business, but don't do PTC.
1 response
@drkraven (523)
• Romania
15 Apr 10
Here is a sample of a simple data entry job in Odesk: "Simple copy and paste/data entry job. Minimum of 500 entries a day.Assignment should last 1-2 weeks; possibility of continued work.Great job for oDesk newcomers lookingfor feedback. Required: Available immediately Spend 2-3 hours a day (preferably mornings but not required) Located in US - no exceptions." Provable fact: i have 1 college degree in mathematics, i m working on my second one in Management, I can type faster then 85 % of the Us citizens while watching TV and 90% if i keep my eyes on the monitor. And OMG YES I CAN COPY AND PASTE STUFF. so odesk ? frelanceblabla ? yea sure as long as you start this post with: "Hello fellow Americans" instead of "Hello fellow mylotter". Take care
@yaheem (42)
• Canada
15 Apr 10
:) Yes I got your point. But I use odesk to outsource stuff to the Phillippines and India, not to the US. In my job postings I only require writing in English. I only require being native English speaker when I need someone to answer the phone, and being physically in the US or Canada is necessary for the voice quality. I don't want to lose my customers because a bad connection. If you look further you'll find something. I haven't done it myself, but I know people who are outsourcing programming. And they are serious business owners. They get their software coded in India (for example) because they know Indians are the best in the field. I outsource to a virtual assistant in the phillippines because I've got the best experience with admin assistants overthere. There is something for everyone. Just be patient and look deeper. I wish you the best drkraven.
@drkraven (523)
• Romania
15 Apr 10
Oh they are not the best. They are the cheapest :)
@yaheem (42)
• Canada
15 Apr 10
Do you mean my virtual assistant? She is doing better than two North Americans combined. If I can I'll ask her to come here and be my office manager in the future. Excellent in English, she's studying accounting which is an advantage, and had never been late to finish any task without a really good reason. Or maybe I'll move there :-).