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    Are Money making sites are true?

    I'm reading atleast 10 advts daily on road here in UK or in the internet, emails...
    like this
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    ...Meet Mike.
    He has done over 3,500 online surveys!
    This is his FREE website about how to
    Work at home and earn $40/hr as a survey-taker...
    http://www.mikessurveys.org/uk.asp
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    > Earn Over 600 Per Month
    > Get Paid To Shop Earn Up To 25% Cashback Per Purchase
    >Get Paid When You Complete Surveys
    www.greasypalm.co.uk
    ----------------------------------------------------

    Are they really true about what they are saying?
    I never tried to join companies like them before, in mind I was
    thinking it was something like Multi-level-Marketing kind of thing.

    Any body joined and earning from people like them..please share
    your points...

    Thanks...

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    The only people making the promised money are the owners of these sites. All you can get at best is pennies. My advice: stay away.

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    They are a con as php_daemon says the only person who is going to make any money out of this is the owner of the site. These types of adverts usually ask for all sorts of contact details which are then sold on.
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    If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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    I can say 90% are fake but 10% are really working..

    I have earned from them in past..

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    They work about 10% of the time for the person advertising them. They work about 1% of the time for people reading the ad because they have most likely already missed out on the opportunity to get into it early enough to make anything from it.
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    I have a serious aversion for this kind of sites and their owners. They're in the same category as snake-oil salesmen.
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    you mean snake oils fake?! damn!

    The wife participates in surveys and does about 3-4 a week. It's going to be a tight christmas this year!

    She gets anything from 50p - &#163;1 per survey which does mount up over a few years.....
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    Don't give up Spike....patience always pays off
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    Like everybody said, the only ones who are gaining from this is the early ones who are already there at the top, the ones who have thought of the idea. All you would do by entertaining them is waste your time.

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    It does depend which type of surveys you do. Joking aside, the wife does surveys for government departments, shops and television which are legit.
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    If you happen to have an interest in a niche in the web where there also happen to be decent and honest affiliate programs you can make money that way. Don't fall for the cons.
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    I guess there's really no an easy money on the web but there's alot of money in the web

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ View Post
    The wife participates in surveys and does about 3-4 a week. It's going to be a tight christmas this year!

    She gets anything from 50p - 1 per survey which does mount up over a few years.....
    My wife does the surveys as well and gets paid about $5 a survey, she doesn't do it for the money, she just likes to know what new products the big food companies are coming out with before anyone else does and the free samples that she has to try before completing the survey are kinda cool too.

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    There are legit companies out there. You need to check sites like www.wahm.com. They review work at home companies like these and have a good community of women that share alot of informaiton about companies they have tried. You can learn which ones are working best and are legit. They also have a big list of legit companies that you can join. Even though they are geared toward women, anyone can join these type of companies.

    If you like direct sales, check my sig. I make good money from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ View Post
    the wife
    Why do you say the wife....
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    Quote Originally Posted by electroskan.com View Post
    Why do you say the wife....
    It's probably a British thing
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    the wife indicates that she's become part of the furniture.
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    Yes, if you are skilled in sales.
    Secondary to that, you will need a product (preferably your own) that supplies a demand. And that my friend, requires second sight.


    Also, do your part and don't litter the internet with direct links to that crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hostpitable View Post
    the wife indicates that she's become part of the furniture.
    Furniture enlighten me please
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    Quote Originally Posted by electroskan.com View Post
    Furniture enlighten me please
    Spends so much time on the couch that she becomes part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroskan.com View Post
    Furniture enlighten me please
    Google "forniphilia", go to the second result. Not safe to link it directly here

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    Quote Originally Posted by electroskan.com View Post
    Why do you say the wife....
    Term of endearment, also known as the ball and chain, the breadknife or the better half

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo_dk View Post
    It's probably a British thing
    I think it is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hostpitable View Post
    the wife indicates that she's become part of the furniture.
    Warm, comfortable and inviting to sit on..... LEAVE IT!

    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon View Post
    Spends so much time on the couch that she becomes part of it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    Google "forniphilia", go to the second result. Not safe to link it directly here
    Mr Grossman, you have shocked me that you would know that term!!!!!!
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    haha

    on topic: I wouldn't ever trust a site like this, mainly because they all spend about 100,000 pixels of space telling how reliable they are over and over again...


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