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avoid-scamIf you are serious about making money online, there are some things you should stay away from.

Unfortunately, the web is now filled with work from home “opportunities” that are really just scams.

Always make sure you keep distance from the following types of scams & time wasters:

Scam 1: Data entry jobs / work from home scams

If you’re reading FastRupee, I know you won’t be interested in things like data entry. You’re smart enough to avoid it.

But, if you really are interested, then please stop. No two words make me cringe more than ‘data entry.’ I’m saying this because there are LOTS & LOTS of scams which are labeled as data entry.

Legitimate data entry jobs mostly consist of medical transcription, medical billing and clerical positions. Most of these jobs are extremely competitive and require training & experience before you can start working.

Scam 2: Get rich quick with Google

All get rich quick schemes are scams, this one is no different. Google’s ad program is good for bloggers and website owners, but you can only earn from it when you create your own content and work hard. Sites that promise you can make money easily from google are scams.

Scam 3: Get paid to surf the Web (Time Waster)

These types of work are really low paying not worth your time. They generally pay a few cents per day.

Scam 4: Get paid to read emails (Time Waster)

Again, very very low paying and not worth your time.

Scam 5: Surveys, Paid to Click PTC/GPT sites (Time Waster)

If a site says they will pay you for doing small things like clicking ads, stay away from it. The money you get paid will be very very LOW (typically you get less than Rs.100 after working for 1 month).

Surveys are not recommended especially if you’re living in india. This is because very few companies accept respondents from India. Which means your earnings will be very low.

Even though these type of sites are not scams, I don’t recommend them anymore mainly because it’s really not worth your time, filling surveys or clicking ads for tiny amounts daily. There are much better opportunities if you want to earn money online.

Finally, always remember this, any site which asks for registration fee to give you work is a scam. Be careful with these kind of sites.

I hope you got an idea of the things which you should stay away from.

If you know any other types of sites that are scams, please post them in the comments below.

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