Rule Number 1 - when trying to earn on the internet. THERE IS NOTHING FREE

United States
February 23, 2009 9:32am CST
If you just remember this, you will be ok. Free ebooks, classes, advertising and whatever. All you had to do was give them your EMAIL to sign up for freebies right? Whenever you give your email to anyone, remember they are building a list of clients. They can then sell this list (no matter what they promise) for money. No doubt after giving your email you will get a ton of spam right? I get "free" advertising from a great program but do you know what I have to do in return? I have to read all the emails they send me (most dont pay me) to get credits to redeem for advertising. I am giving up my time for these "free" ads. Do you get my point now? I am so immune to that word "free" now its just funny to me. I would rather someone charge me for something than pretend its free. I hope this helps anyone trying to earn on the internet. Good luck!
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@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
30 Mar 09
Hi, Yes what you have said just now is kind of true, not all of it. To get free stuff, is really possible. I mean freebie sites like where you can get free PSP's, Nintendo Wii, PS3 and all that other stuff. I signed up to a few sites, but you are right in this part, I got scammed and I also heard that some people when they nearly reached all of the points required for a specific prize, they just simply and easily deleted his account. But I have received cash, cheques, and MasterCard gift cards from about 3 sites, so I can't really say that those sites are a scam, because I actually earned a fairly good amount of money. If I was wiser when I was smaller, I would have probably earned more than 3 figures of money altogether, but I wasn't and I invested my money into some sites that I thought would make me money, sadly I lost EVERYTHING. My PayPal account was sitting with $0.00. So they do exist, you just need to be careful which sites you actually choose, remember to choose wisely. Have a great day!
• United States
31 Mar 09
Dont feel bad, you are not the only one to fall for a scam. We all have when starting out or even still. Nothing risked, nothing gained. I think you misunderstood the meaning of my post. I know there are freebie sites, we love them. But you still have to give your email or some kind of info to get the free stuff. Email these days is like gold! Even if you dont give it to sites, they still lock onto your computer and send all kinds of spam. And even spam is not free. It takes your time to delete spam and time is money. If you really think about anything you ever got free, did you really get it free?
@coffeebreak (17815)
• United States
24 Feb 09
OH, and I have noticed too in recent searches.... those "free trials" where you just pay a modest shipping fee and the product itself is free... yes, that is how it is. Free product and modest shipping....that is how it is - - this first time. But if you read the fine print, you are REQUIRED to continue for a minimum of 2 future orders (usually a monthly order) before you can cancel and not be charged for the product that was "free" in the trial offer. Yeah, free sure has gotten a bad name in recent years! Poor little guy!
• United States
24 Feb 09
Or worse yet, try cancelling one of those trials. I wrote letters, phone calls and not until I wrote a letter to BBB and sent that bad company a copy of the letter did they cancel my membership. I dont even remember what I signed up for but somehow they were charging my cell phone bill with fake charges. Yeah unless I really want the product, I dont order them either, regardless of free or low shipping charges.