The At Home Income Source is another website that is promoting link posting as the newest work at home opportunity. Jennifer Smith, their spokeswoman, says that for just $49.95 you can complete their certification program to become a Search Engine Agent and be guaranteed an immediate position.
Link posting is just one of many different affiliate marketing methods. Affiliate marketing is when you partner up with another business and do various things to bring web traffic to them. The companies compensate you when your traffic results in a sale.
While the At Home Income Source implies on their sale page that you will be paid for posting links, the reality is that you will only be paid when a sale occurs as a result of the link you posted. In addition, you often must pay for the ad space to post that particular link, which isn’t particularly clear from the information being given by Jennifer Smith.
At Home Income Source Questions
First of all, what is a “Search Engine Agent”? A “Search Engine Agent” is the job title being used by companies who are training people to post links from home. This is a fairly new term, and it’s only being used in certain circles of the work at home business community. Ultimately it doesn’t mean much – you’ll never see a brick and mortar company trying to fill a position for “Search Engine Agent.”
There is a problem posed by this job title however, and it’s just that – the title makes you think this is a “job.” In fact, much of the At Home Income Source sales page implies that you will be training for a job working with major corporations. The truth is that link posting is an independent business. You won’t work for anyone, and there will be no guaranteed earnings for the work you perform.
Another questionable issue with At Home Income Source is that they are advertised by fake news sites. This is a very specific type of advertisement that tries to pass itself off as a local online news source, often telling the story of a single mother who now makes great money working at home using this opportunity.
The fake news site is frowned upon by legitimate businesses, as it is not so much a method of advertising as it is more of an attempt to trick customers into believing that sales pitches and campaign slogans are actually factual and true, and not just sales methods.
In fact, fake news site advertisements have gotten so problematic that the FTC is trying to ban them. In the work at home business industry, companies that use these types of advertisements are generally not considered to be very trustworthy.