Home-Online-Jobs.org is a website run by Michelle Mathews, a self proclaimed number one work at home specialist, that offers a certification program to train you how to make money by posting links for companies.
Mathews makes many claims about her program and the job opportunity that it trains you to be a part of. For a one time fee of $49.95, Home Online Jobs claims that you can quickly be making up to $225 an hour, working from home, on your own schedule.
Mathews comes to this earning figure by saying that it takes 4 minutes to post a link, and since you earn an average of $15 per link, that turns out to be $225 an hour. She also claims that anyone can earn this money, regardless of experience or background.
So is Home Online Jobs a Scam?
Oh, where to begin? First of all, there is no such thing as being paid to post links. This is a scam that swept the internet in 2009, and here it is, rearing its ugly head again.
The truth of the link posting job is that it is a form of affiliate marketing. You post a link advertisement for another company, and when someone clicks on that link and purchases a product, you earn a commission from that sale. This means you get paid only when someone purchases a product, not when you post a link.
Second, while you may not need particular experience or background to post links, you do need money. Every time someone clicks on your link, you must pay a fee. This means that you might not only not make money, but there’s a good chance you could lose a good deal of money on this opportunity.
Finally, Michelle Mathews says that she is a well respected work at home expert, when the reality is that a basic internet search brings up exactly zero stories or mentions of her within this capacity. In addition, there have been reports from people who say that once they gave Mathews their $49.95, they received nothing in return, and received no answers from multiple emails sent.
If you have signed up for Mathews certification training, they are a Clickbank product, which means you have 60 days from the date of purchase for a no questions asked refund. If you wish to cancel, contact Clickbank if you are still eligible for a refund.