I stumbled upon Payhourlyjobs.com by chance, when I was reviewing a separate make/money opportunity.
But is Pay Hourly Jobs legit? Well, I noticed some red flags immediately.
I saw that this was very similar to many other websites I have seen and reviewed in the past.
If you’re looking for legit ways to make money online, there are plenty of ways you can start learning and eventually build an income.
But it’s going to take a MINIMUM of months, if not years before you’re earning reasonable money in most cases.
(Unless you’re just wanting to make an extra $10 here and there.…)
So, if anything promises anything that appears to be just too good to be true, it most likely is!
So, I’m just going to try and keep this post short and sweet and highlight what this website is really after and why you should avoid it.
Also… I don’t recommend that you sign up, but IF you do – be careful adding a password, (if you’re someone who uses a common password, don’t do that).
Also, don’t use an email that you normally would, as you will most definitely be spammed big time.
Signing Up With PayHourlyJobs….
When you get to the landing page, there isn’t much going on.
But they do say that they apparently have thousands of members and have paid out thousands $$$$ of dollars to them.
They say the point of the site is to complete easy tasks for money in your home.
In actual fact, there is only one single task you’ll be asked to do and there won’t be any other opportunities available.
When you opt to sign up, they will be asking for the following information:
- email address.
- Your name, (for cheque to be paid to).
However, I did not add my name, nor address and was still signed up.
So, if for some reason you do sign up – there is no need to actually give your address or full name simply to see what it is about.
The “Job Dashboard.”
Once you access this main dashboard, you will be able to see what is really going on….
Which isn’t very much at all.
Perhaps by a title like, “pay hourly jobs,” you’d be expecting to see some sort of legitimate job board.
Perhaps a board of jobs that PAY HOURLY, as the main URL seems to suggest.
What you do get is something they say is a job…. but there is only one activity you need to do.
That is, post an affiliate link where ever you can.
Every time someone clicks on this link, they say you will get between $5-$10.
The affiliate link leads directly to PayHourlyJobs.com…. where you just signed up.
They don’t say you need anyone to sign up to anything, they don’t say you need an email address, or even a name.
ALL you need to happen, (they say) is for someone to simply click on a link.
They suggest to put your link on social media platforms, post in forums and in blog comments.
Can you REALLY make $10 per click?
It’s as simple as that. Nobody is going to pay you $10 for a click on a link.
I know this because I get paid for Ads on my website, (for example) and I know how much money can be, (or can NOT be) made.
No one would pay people $5 just to visit their website, no many how many Ads they have on it.
As an another example; look at people on YouTube.
Some people there make a majority of their income from paid advertising.
Do you think they get $10 every time someone clicks an Ad?! No, they don’t.
People on YouTube have to get thousands and THOUSANDS of monthly viewers to get good money.
You may be thinking…. hold on, they aren’t talking about Ads, this is a link, not an Ad.
But Payhourlyjobs claim that the reason they want you to bring lots of people to their website, is so they can be paid by advertisers.
But No.1 they’d need a LOT of traffic to make money if it was just advertising, they couldn’t pay YOU $10 per click!
No.2 there IS NO advertising on their website!
SO, where is the sale?
Usually, with affiliate marketing, you get paid a commission if someone buys something or signs up for a product or service.
In this case though, they say all they need is a click to pay you?
You don’t actually have to get anyone to sign up…. Why do you think that is?
You can see Ads on my site right now, right?
There are no Ads anywhere to be seen on that site, they are not being paid by advertisers.
So, What Do They Really Want?
Well, they actually already have what they want and they’re hoping you will bring them more of the same.
They’re fishing for your information.
They can take your email and full address and so on and sell that information on to third parties, (usually other dodgy internet marketers!).
You’ll likely also be bombarded with emails pedaling other scams and get-rich-quick “opportunities.
They are looking for people just like you, who are looking to make money from home and often people that want to make money quickly.
You Won’t Be Paid:
There is a stipulation that means that many people simply won’t even ask for payment.
That is, you actually need to have made $300 to withdraw.
You may think that getting people to click your link is easy peasy…
But in reality, people are a lot more cautious about things like this these days and if you’re just spamming a link randomly on social media, these people are unlikely to trust you enough to click your link.
Most people are going to perhaps get a small amount of link clicks, (if any) get bored and give up.
So, they never get to even realise that it’s a scam to begin with.
But out of the small number that do get to the $300 threshold, when they try and request cash out, you won’t actually get anything.
I’m not sure exactly what happens at this stage, but I do know that I’ve seen almost identical sites to this in the past.
There was one I looked at well over a year ago now, where you ended up going into this never ending offer/survey type spiral when you asked to claim money.
It was seemingly never ending and a way for them to get MORE money from CPA offers, (a type of affiliate marketing, where you can be paid for people signing up to products/services, even if they don’t buy anything).
But basically, all they will do is change URLS once they have too many complaints and negative reviews.
It’s an incredibly easy website to set up and by continuously switching domains, they can keep the scam going.
Before you even get to understand what the website is in full, there are warning signs on the homepage.
These are all standard things you’d typically find on a legitimate website.
2. Unrealistic earning claims – $10 per click.
3. Misleading info – by calling themselves “Pay Hourly Jobs,” and having a “Job dashboard.”
They make it seem as though more opportunities will become available. But sharing this link is all there is.
Conclusion – is Payhourlyjobs.com legit?
No it’s not and I don’t have any hesitation in saying this at this point.
This is something I’ve seen many times before and I’m sure will come across many times again in the future.
It’s a simple link posting scam that is trying to gather email addresses for people that could be interested in get-rich-quick schemes and other bogus online opportunities.
These databases of emails can be shared among many internet marketers that pedal get-rich-quick schemes.
If you want to make money for minimum effort, you can do it – but you will make pocket money, rather than a significant income.
Can You Really Make Money Posting Links?!
Well, yes, but this isn’t how you should go about it.
You can make money posting affiliate links, for example; but the best way to make money in that way, is to share links to products/services that will be genuinely useful to your reader, on your blog or website.
Notice I say, “your reader…” Because typically, people buy from people they already know and trust.
There are some ways you can do affiliate marketing without a website, but having a website is preferable in the long term and how you can make the most money in the long run.
If you just go around spamming your affiliate link to strangers, it’s unlikely you’ll have much luck and it’s not sustainable long term.
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All the best,