This scam has been doing the rounds for a couple of years and unbelievably, has not been shut down yet. As you can probably gather, YES, I do agree that Home Online Profits Club is a scam and you should stay well away from this one. The internet has been made available for all, and allows us to try and make some coin in legitimate ways. Unfortunately, there are those that think scamming honest people looking for a ways to make money online is acceptable. It’s not.
Read on to find out more about this illegitimate program.
Name: Home Online Profits
Website URL: http://homeonlineprofitsclub.com/
Owner: Linda Wilson (allegedly!)
What is Home Online Profits
The promise of money can be a huge influence to many people, and when that promise is to obtain it quickly, the lure can be too good to ignore. The amount of people searching for ways to make online money quickly is phenomenal. Unfortunately, there is no such way to make a quick buck on the net, unless you attempt to setup a scam like this website, which I don’t recommend!
Home Online Profits promises much but delivers very little. I don’t like seeing trustworthy people get sucked into illegitimate programs like this. From the outside, it screams ‘scam’ to me, I just wish it did to everyone else.
There are still naive people who want to believe that a quick buck can be made and are determined to find out how. They are the exact people Home Online Profits are coming after.
HOPC From The Outside
Home Online Profits have recently had a slight makeover of brand, possibly because there are numerous websites stating how unethical they are. So they’ve gone from this…
I’m sure you can see the similarities.
So, at least they’ve dropped the logo’s of major US networks that had been associated with their unethical program. I’d imagine lawyers may have got involved with this adjustment. Now they are just preying on new customers with no idea what they are getting into. I’ll show you why you should steer well away from this website.
Let’s Check Out Their Sales Homepage
Oh, which home page should we check out! they have 3 of them. There’s the .com, .net and .org versions and they all have a varied background. The main content is the same though, so how do they claim to make you money?
Firstly, the top left hand corner shows their social icons. When you click on a social icon, you’re usually taken to their social page. You know, like their Facebook fan page or Twitter feed. But no, click on one of these icons and nothing happens! They even have the number of followers underneath the social icon, which doesn’t go up by one when you click on it. Dodgy!
Then there’s the animation image which suggests they only take members at certain times. Please, this animation that acts like a scanner and then says ‘Currently ACCEPTING New Members’ is always accepting. It looks like this.
Please don’t fall for this type of hoax.
Now, another of their homepage features is a video that suggests they have been on the news, giving them a touch of authority. Well, this is simply not true. The video is from a news program about making money online. It’s generic and not related to Home Online Profits Club in any way.
This has nothing to do with the news program, they are legitimate. It’s the unethical program that places this news clip on their website to make people believe they’ve been on television.
So, About Signing Up
When you click on their sign-up link, you’ll be presented with a video that claims they will give you a system that will bring in $500 per day. Just like that! They show you a black box and try to entice you in by saying that this black box can pay you $500 per day by pressing the button on top. Seriously, this program just can’t be taken in earnest.
Let’s Cut to The Chase
After scouring through all the lies that are on their front page and watching their corny video, lets see what the intention of this site is.
Any signed up member to Online Home Profits will be given some link code that they can distribute over the internet. They call it ‘link posting’, which in effect is similar to affiliate marketing. I should know because I am an affiliate marketer myself. There is a huge difference however, between what Home Online Profits claim will make you money, and real affiliate marketing.
Home Online Profits will give you a website that is known as a ‘cookie-cutter’ site. This means it has the same template with same wording as hundreds of others. A website like this will not rank in search engines and therefore, you will not be able to distribute the links they give you. The only way that links will get found, is by creating organic content that ranks, or by paying for advertising, which is going to cost YOU a load more money.
The reason these websites won’t rank, is because they all have the same information. Did you know that there’s such a thing called ‘duplicate content‘ which is a huge factor is the decrease of website rankings. That’s exactly what’s happening with these sites.
Real Affiliate Marketing
The proper way of affiliate marketing is to build your own unique website from the ground up, and help inform people to make a decision on which products to purchase. Links are added to to the products which are promoted. If somebody reads your description and thoughts on a product, they can click on the link which will take them to a merchants website to purchase the product. If a sale takes place, you earn a commission.
I know all this, because that’s what I do. I learned how to create a website, add links, write content and all the other things that affiliate marketing involves. It’s not as easy as Home Online Profits makes out. Although anyone can achieve an income from affiliate marketing, a fair amount of work needs to be put in to see results.
Tired of seeing Scams or endless fraud sites?
I really need to make one thing clear. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The lure of riches is enough to draw many people in, especially if you don’t have to do much, to earn the claimed large sums of money.
My advice if you’re seeking an online earning method, is to follow one of two trails. Start an online shop, or promote other merchants products through affiliate marketing. You can read about both methods here.
These are sustainable models which can earn you a great income if done correctly. My personal preference is affiliate marketing, as I don’t have to deal with inventory, tax or shipping issues.
Websites like the above and Best Cash Job are not ethical, and you’ll be wasting your money.
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