Paid Social Media Jobs Review – Is it a Scam?
Annie Jones, a single mother, says she was heavily in debt until a friend showed her how to make money by “playing around” with Twitter and Facebook. Now she says she earns more than $700 per week with social media and even showed a PayPal account screen shot that shows how much money she has in her account. Is Paid Social Media Jobs for real? Is Paid Social Media Jobs a scam? Can you really make money posting things on social media? Read on for our full Paid Social Media Jobs review.
Social media has exploded in both size and importance in recent years and millions of people spend at least some time each day on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. It only stands to reason that there are people who might need to have tasks done with these sites and might be willing to pay for them. According to Paid Social Media Jobs, there are thousands of such opportunities, and all you have to do to cash in is know where to look for them. Read on as we take a further look into Paid Social Media Jobs.
Paid Social Media Jobs Overview
The basic Paid Social Media Jobs product costs $47 and this will give you access to the members’ area, where you can “start getting paid to do simple jobs on Facebook and Twitter right away.” Well, not right away. Before you can do that, you have to endure a few upsells, including one for becoming a broker for freelance writers and another for something called the “Overnight Cash Machine”, which is actually a book about making money on Fiverr called “Fiverr Money.” There’s also an upsell in the system somewhere for making money with paid surveys. We’ve reviewed paid survey sites in the past, and let’s just say that they don’t pay nearly as well as the people sell these products would like you to think.
So, once you’ve paid $47, or $47 x2 or $47 x3, to get your various products about how to get Paid Social Media Jobs, what happens then? Well, it appears that the Paid Social Media Jobs Website has a members area where you can post classified ads offering to do things for people on social media. In fact, there are sections for:
- Google Plus
- Hub Pages
- Stumble Upon
Each of these sections currently has anywhere from 10 to 400 ads there, where people will offer to upload videos, create accounts, write blog posts, install software and more, all with prices ranging from $10 to $60 or so. That seems like a great idea….but who, exactly, will see these ads? After all, posting ads won’t help you one bit if no one sees them, right?
It appears that the ads are primarily available to other members of Paid Social Media Jobs, though they are, at least in theory, also indexed in the major search engines. The site is sort of like Fiverr, except that you have the opportunity to charge more than $5 for the jobs you’d like to do. Is this worthwhile? Does it work? That’s hard to say. I saw ads there saying things like “Add 10 subscribers to your Youtube channel” as the headline, but no one searches for that kind of phrase in search engines, so I’m not sure how likely anyone will be to find your ad if you run one like that. In addition, many of the jobs that people are advertising on Paid Social Media Jobs are exactly the sorts of jobs that people on Fiverr will do for only $5. Of course, the upsells for brokering freelance writing and making money with Fiverr are primarily about Fiverr arbitrage, where you find someone on Fiverr who is willing to do a job for $5 and then you resell the job somewhere else, like in the Paid Social Media Jobs marketplace, for a premium price and you pocket the difference.
Does Fiverr arbitrage work? It can, but there are a few problems with that, the biggest of which is that you have no control over the delivery of the work from the person you hire on Fiverr. What happens if you take $50 or someone’s money and then the person you’ve hired to do the job for $5 doesn’t do it? You’ll end up doing it yourself. Of course, you could do the work yourself anyway, but that sort of takes away from the ease of making money online. If you’re actually doing the work, you won’t be able to do as many jobs.
Let’s talk for a moment about this “Annie Jones” person who discovered this secret to making money with Paid Social Media jobs. The site has a picture of her:
I did a search for that photo online, and found it somewhere else. On this other site, she’s not Annie Jones, she’s named “Nancy L.” What does this mean? It means that the photo is a stock photo, and you can pretty much assume that if the photo is fake, so is the story about how “Annie” was broke and then found her riches with Paid Social Media Jobs.
Paid Social Media Jobs Summary
Is Paid Social Media Jobs a scam? That might be a bit of a stretch, but there’s no reason to pay $47 (or $94, or $141 or more) for the ability to post ads in the Paid Social Media Jobs marketplace. You can post them yourself at other sites such as Elance, US Free Ads or Fiverr without paying out a bunch of money to run ads that are likely only to be seen by other people who are doing the same thing. Plus, the Paid Social Media Jobs upsells are for rehashed products about arbitrage and paid surveys. These are tired techniques that simply don’t work well anymore, if they ever did.
A better way to get started making money online, especially if you’re broke or have very little money to spend is to avoid a product like Paid Social Media Jobs and try a program like Wealthy Affiliate instead. Wealthy Affiliate takes you by the hand and uses more than 100 instructional videos to teach you about making money online without any scams, hassles or irrelevant upsells. You can sign up at Wealthy Affiliate for free. That’s a better way to go, especially if you’re on a budget.
I can’t recommend Paid Social Media Jobs.