You should enjoy what you do, even if its your job and it's same for online jobs
When I recall my first online job which I got after I paid INR 17,000.00 to a company based in Haryana (I don’t remember the name of the company) which is a state in north India. I was convinced by a person who was working as an affiliate for this program. This happened when I was in Bangalore and I understood that there were a lot of such Multi Level Marketing programs going on and thousands of people like me getting cheated. The top level people used to even open small offices, offer some training programs, display their cheques to convince people like me who were really struggling to get into online earning business.
I was shown some cheques with big values in his favour, some were photocopies, some originals, some power point presentations about the company which hardly mattered for me as I mentioned earlier, I was desperate to make money by doing such online jobs as I had an Internet connection, a full time job and the enthusiasm to work more time after my regular office hours and make money.
The mistakes I did which I realized after few years
- I did not check if I could do the job and if I would enjoy doing the job
- I did not find out if my work had any value
- I did not check if I was learning something while I was doing the work
- I did not understand the purpose of the work that was assigned to me
- I did not even try to find out, how the company would be paying me
- I did not check the authenticity of the program.
- I did not find if people are really getting benefited with this program
- I did not check on any forums / online discussions about the company and the background of the people behind this program.
If you are planning to take up a job, you should be very clear about the work that you are going to do and you should be sure that you are going to enjoy the work, learn something while you do the job and you get paid for the hard work that you done. The background of the company was not checked by me. I did not know where the company was physically even thought there was some address provided. Is the company answerable to the money that I am going to invest. I never had a direct communication with the company running this program. I learned very late that the person who introduced me to this program had given false information to convince me to join the program.
The Work I had to do for this program
I used to receive tons of emails from the company with some links which I had to click and sign up using fake email address. Format my computer every week as per the instruction given to me for some reason (to fool the companies where I was signing up as per the instruction by the company).
I really was not understanding what I was doing, just following the instructions sent to me and finally I received my first payment after 3 months of hard work (about half the amount that I was expecting as per the details provided to me during the sign-up) . I did nothing that satisfied me, learned that I am doing nasty things and was really sorry that I wasted my time and money.
I did not hear from anybody connected to this program after few months, no more payments, I did not get even what I invested on the program.
One advantage from this to me was that I learned where I went wrong and I did not join any such program. It took some more years for me to learn the real money making business. I even started my own company where I provided home jobs for thousands of people around the world. I will have to admit that even that venture was something I did not succeed, but again made me more strong and experienced. Now after all these years of failures, I learned “How to make real money working from home“.
My advice – Do not get into such nasty programs, you will see cheques, testimonials, videos, etc on the sign-up page. Find out more about the company, background of the people who are running the program, talk to people directly who are working for such programs and then decide. Also check if you would like the kind of job that you will have to do when you join the program. Don’t be in a hurry and take regretting decisions.
If you are planning to work online, do some research, read blogs of people who make real money and decide your online venture.