Home Cash Success, found online at SecureHCS.com, is a new work at home opportunity from spokeswoman Anne Williams which promises that anyone who wishes to work from home can be “making real money” within just five minutes.
The sales page goes on to say that with just 60 minutes a day, you could earn up to $379 all while working entirely from home with their “easy, proven, and guaranteed” method, and that one hour of work five days a week could earn you $58,500 a year.
To get started with the Home Cash Success certification program, you just need to pay a one time fee of $99.00; however they say they only accept 15 people from any city at any one time.
The Red Flags
Websites like Home Cash Success are selling training programs for affiliate marketing, which is an independent business opportunity where you partner with other businesses to help them market their goods and services and receive a commission when your work results in a sale.
Even though this is an independent business opportunity, Home Cash Success treats it as a job opportunity, saying that their program will certify you as a “Search Engine Agent” and guarantee you an “immediate placement.”
They then make claims of large amounts of money you can earn within short time periods, and follow up by saying their program is limited to a certain number of people. At the bottom of the page they have a warning announcing they only have 2 spots left.
All these claims are misleading at best and sometimes completely inaccurate. You do not need to be certified in anything to work in affiliate marketing, and most companies just have a general sign up available to be an affiliate – you don’t need Home Cash Success to “place” you with anyone.
As for their earnings claims, while it is possible to make a livable income with internet marketing – and some people even make quite a bit of money in this industry – it doesn’t happen with just one hour of work a day. It takes a lot of effort and hard work to establish a successful money making online business.
And while there is a lot of free information available online regarding affiliate marketing, some people will still prefer to purchase a training program. If you do purchase a training program, know in advance that while many of them market themselves as having a “one time only fee” you often will receive follow up phone calls from associates of the company providing you with “special offers.”
Usually these special offers will be described to you as the boost you need to make money now, whether it has to do with website design or getting traffic. These offers can sometimes cost thousands of dollars.
It’s always best to research the job opportunity and know what kind of budget you have to get your business started before you get involved with any training program.