How many people can reallly afford to pay $600 to join a program online?

Canada
August 31, 2010 9:00am CST
I'm working for a lady right now, cleaning her disgusting apartment because she can't do it herself. We were talking last night about the online work that she does, she never went into deep details, but it's a single level marketing program. What she does is she advertises online, people call her, and she gives them a phone number to call to get information on the program. After they've listened to it, she calls them and tries to close them on the program. The catch is, they have to shell out $600! Sure, that's ok if you have that kind of money to part with immediately, but not everyone does. So if that's the case, she refers people to another program where you only have to fork over $25 to start. But that one is an MLM program, paying 5 levels deep. Both programs claim to make you $$$, thousands monthly, but you have to actually want to pay up first in order to do it. Now obviously it's working for her as she has the money to rent an expensive apartment, order groceries weekly(keep in mind, she is housebound), order in dinner for herself most nights, and pay me a nice sum of money to clean her place. She says she made $8k last week alone. I have my doubts, but do believe it somewhat, since she's paying almost $300 for 3 days of cleaning, and there's still far more to get done. I just don't get why people take the risk of putting so much money on the table for a program like that, especially since most of these programs are scams. However, she's been with this one for over 3 years, she says they've been in the business for 15 years, but even with that track record going for them, you really never know when they're going to pack up and skip town on people. I am debating starting with the lower cost program, and maybe getting into the other one at a later date, but it's still completely iffy. All I know right now, is that I'm not going to shell out any money that I really don't have to put on the table for anything like this. Don't ask me what these programs are called, or for site links as I have nothing, I know nothing except what I've written. And right now, I don't want to know about these programs.
8 responses
• Portugal
31 Aug 10
my god for three days you cleaned her house she paid you 300 dollars? my god i want a job like that too. she pays you really really well. oh god im sure now that she is very rich and you soon will be also if you continue cleaning her house. some people here win 300 dollars per month in a part time job. in one week you win more than what most part of people here do in a month. you are too lucky to have a job like that for sure. i wish i could find something similar in my country too but here noone pays that for only three days working.
• Canada
1 Sep 10
I've just been lucky to be able to get jobs that pay well, and this is no exception. However, she hasn't gotten to the bank lately so she can't have me continue on doing more for her. But I will be going back at some point. I charge her $15/hr, which here is the standard rate, and I have no overhead costs, so it goes straight to me for rent, which is what I took the job for, was to be able to continue paying rent.
@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
Why don't you try the $25 she is offering? She can't run away from you and for sure she will give you advice on how to do it. Because the more you earn the more she will earn too.
• United States
1 Sep 10
So I do not duplicate your response I would have to say maybe ask the lady to deduct the $25 dollars from she is suppose to pay for the cleaning costs this way no loss but a bit of work if it does not pay out. This is a thought and not a whole lot of money to loss. Who knows she may end up winning here. Oh then come back and tell us all where to join.
• India
1 Sep 10
I think you’ve taken the correct decision. As far as I know and have heard, all such programs are scam…OK, some people do get paid at sometime but that’s only to spread the scam further. The low cost programme might be worth a look but they you don’t really know if there’s a limit to how much you can earn. You might get paid for say a week or two weeks or even a month but that might not be over your 15 dollars and suddenly the payment stops and you still haven’t seen any profit!!! The other one of 600 investment is simply out of question.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
1 Sep 10
As you research your opportunities you gain knowledge. Soon you have a circle of "people" you know and trust. When enough of your contacts tell you about a program they've used and has benefited them, you begin to research that program yourself. If she's making good money on her own and wants more all she has to do is do the cost ratio to justify the expense. No overhead, no transportation costs, no eating at the corner diner everyday or packing a lunch for the day. No clothing expense. Your shoes don't even wear out. If her capital gains make a jump, trust her judgment then and only then. But I warn you what ever it is not meant for everyone. You end up obviously living, eating, breathing your business. Are you up for it?
• United States
31 Aug 10
Hello kris182_2000, I can't afford to spit up $600 and I'm not willing to even if I had the money to. That is a waste and all I would be doing is making someone else's income. Plus there is no gurantee that you will have a return on your investment so that's a big risk. ~Paul
• United States
31 Aug 10
Wow thats alot of money. i couldnt afford to dish 600 thats a car payment right there. if i had money money i would try it but yes its really iffy.
@GemmaR (8526)
31 Aug 10
I would never spend that amount of money just joining a website. Every single penny that I earn online comes from joining free websites and working hard at them, and in my opinion, that's the best way to make a profit. You should never waste money on programmes you're not familiar with, as most of them which involve you having to spend money on them will actually turn out to be a complete and utter scam. Be careful, and never spend money on a website that you haven't earned from them first. That's how I started, and now I am comfortably surviving with what I earn online.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
31 Aug 10
Maybe she's she's looking always on the return of investment and not the money she invested. Well, for me I don't want to risk my money on MLM if it is not a legitimate one. Maybe she knows well about the site and have given her full trust to it.