This AM I got a voice mail message from a sweepstakes center.
The man sounded very sincere and legit. He said an entry we submitted at a local mall had been selected.
We just had to call them back and choose between $25k or an SUV.
Naturally, we were tempted to call right away to claim the prize.
But first I figured we should check out the calling phone number online, just in case…
Sadly, I soon found out that hundreds of other people had received the same call from the same phone number, claiming they had won the same prize.
Turns out the scammers were phishing for social security numbers!
Man, how do these scammers stay in business?
Look, everybody loves to win something big. But you need to exercise extreme caution these days.
If you want to improve your financial situation, you need to steer clear of things that simply sound too good to be true. Instead, stick to real, genuine ways to get money.
Yes, believe it or not, there are legitimate ways to make money online. And not all of them are in the make money online niche.
Here are two examples of ways to make money online that work really well, and are completely real…
Wikipedia defines arbitrage as the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets: striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.
Online, this can be performed with both physical products and digital services.
It’s a fresh way to earn online without all the usual hassles like websites, hosting, list-bulding and traffic generation.
My friend Tim makes a very nice living at it.
You may be surprised just how big that pricing gap can be online when you use the tool Kyle uses.
If you’d like more details on how he does it, check out his walk-through here.
This is something ANYONE can do, even a newbie.
The other clever method many people use to make money is by selling is PLR, or Private Label Rights to products.
Let’s say you have a report or ebook you wrote that is not selling too well.
Instead of scrapping the product or letting it sit stagnant, here’s what you can do…
Package it up with a sales letter, some fresh graphics you can get for $5 at fiverr.com and then sell it the rights to it.
Many writers who’ve had minimal success selling their material have found much better results selling the rights to the same material. This can work in virtually any niche, as there are businesses in all areas in need of solid content to give away or sell.
A great place to find instant success selling PLR is on JVZoo as they have thousands of affiliates who can promote your offer for you. Just be sure to pay affiliate a hefty percentage of the profits and offer an upsell during checkout.
This can be additional reports, expanded rights and even more promotional tools such as a video sales letter.
Remember, you can outsource all that extra stuff to fiverr too and save time and money.
The secret to PLR is this…
PLR is all about positioning. If you position yourself at the top of the food chain, as I explain in this blog post, you can do really well.
There you have it. Two legitimate ways to cash your own lottery ticket online.
On scammers looking for social security #’s…How does that play out when you won a vehicle…wouldn’t you want the prize before you completed any form they required? And DID you really visit a mall and enter sweepstakes…I find those are usually a particular merchant and not generic…sounds like you got a generic call.
I think you’re right, it was a generic call. I don’t recall entering a sweepstakes at all. The people who were getting the same call said they were asked for their SSN so they could claim the “prize”. Never a good idea to give that to anyone you do not know and trust.
I am reading the training from Jayboyer and Danielhall and others. so I am ready to make ebooks with good picture presentation.