Real Writing Job Rip Offs

There is a mob out there that tried to comment and get that all important link to this site. They are a rip off site that makes out they have work for writers, real writing jobs dot con is their name. I won’t write it any better than that or else they get the link they want. Ah what the heck! in the name of passing on a warning, go visit real writing jobs and see for yourself.

It’s the old ‘if it seems too good to be true…’ deal. Writing jobs paying $100 an article… never happen. $500 a story? Tell me more! $25-$40 an hour to help improve movie scripts? Spielberg needs me! $25-$50 for a blog…. you have to be kidding! And they are. On the parent site (that link is to an affiliate I think) they just have $$$ instead of the actual amounts. Read the Terms and Conditions and Earnings Disclaimer. Plenty probably don’t.

Basically you pay ‘just’ $4.95 for the trial period.  If you don’t cancel within four days, on the eighth day they take out a one time payment of $77 from your credit card. There is no mention of what work you will get. The earnings disclaimer suggests they send you some ‘materials’ that you then use to obtain the work. I’m thinking an eBook on being a freelance writer, saying you can charge up to $100 an article etc. The disclaimer says there is no guarantee you make this money even if you follow the material etc.

Bottom line, another con job. Why do people do this and why do others fall for it? Those of us who are trying to help writers make a real living from their craft are often times dumped in the same sewer with these slime balls. If you want writing work, sign up on Elance.com or Odesk.com and compete for jobs that are listed with the budget in mind etc. You will see ‘articles’ go on average for $1 a pop for 150-250 words. You would be doing well to get $25 for a 300 word blog. I write eBooks of 12,000-15,000 words,including research and started off getting $450 for each one. I do better now I have established myself and am known for a quality product, but you have to start somewhere. I would like to get $1,000 an eBook and I am worth it but so far I haven’t found a client who will pay that for them. So you take what you can get.

These scumbags seem to have the same philosophy only they take and don;t give any value back. It is all a con, slippery terms and twisted words to make you think you are getting work when all you are doing is buying someone elses’. My bet is they plagiarized the ‘materials’ too.

I have sent in a request for more information. If they are genuine, I will not only apologize but make sure everyone I know who writes for money heads their way. But somehow I don’t think I will be writing that apology. Do you?

 


11 Comments to “Real Writing Job Rip Offs”

  1. Sandy says:

    Good morning Perry – Yes I am inclined to agree, I paid my money with the hope that I could do a little bit extra from home to earn some money, but have never heard back once my money had been taken – There is no email address to contact them and the phone number they list is a JOKE!!! I will certainly be putting it out there on Face Book that they are a SCAM SITE

    Regards Sandy

  2. Nicola says:

    WARNING WARNING WARNING! Real Writing Jobs website BEWARE. I joined last week and paid a half price rate of $34 for apparently the priviledge of membership and access to 1000′s of writing jobs all over the world. The website clearly states that they offer a 60day money back guarantee. I have sent 5 emails to their customer support email address for refund and cancellation with no response whatsoever. I am furious that I allowed myself the temptation of earning a few extra $$$s. I hope this comment helps someone else who may be tempted – DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

  3. Sharon says:

    I always check these kinds of sites before I except any kind
    of “deal or promo” that is offered on the internet or advertised on offer.
    I just wanted to say thank you to the people that take the time to let us know when something isn’t what it seems. You have certainly all saved me time, expenses and heartache. That I do appreciate.

    Sharon

  4. Sas says:

    These scammers must have a well established business somewhere – making big money. From the content of their advertising it’s obvious – educated scammers.
    But only too greedy. Funny that they don’t ask for people with some sort of education – a degree, at least.
    Correction – people with a degree know “not every educated person can write articles, etc”.

  5. Sas says:

    These scammers must have a well established business somewhere – making big money. From the content of their advertising it\’s obvious – educated scammers.
    But only too greedy. Funny that they don’t ask for people with some sort of education – a degree, at least.
    Correction – people with a degree know ;not every educated person can write articles, etc;.

  6. Sas says:

    These scammers must have a well established business somewhere – making big money. From the content of their advertising it\\\’s obvious – educated scammers.
    But only too greedy. Funny that they don\’t ask for people with some sort of education – a degree, at least.
    Correction – people with a degree know ;not every educated person can write articles, etc;.

  7. Sas says:

    Sorry for this!!!

    Three times it said I had the security code wrong.

  8. Joe says:

    Hi there
    Thanks for the info, was almost tempted.

  9. Jo says:

    Hi Perry,

    I am so glad I decided to Google search before I paid! I was definitely leaning towards doing it however I just had a feeling I should check them out.

    Thank you so much for letting people know about these scams.

    =)

  10. Aurita says:

    You guys rock. I had my info typed in and everything. The only thing left to do was click Pay Now. I decided to check one last time, and I found this website. Thanks guys for saving me time and money!!

  11. [...] Real writing jobs – My writing job scam – My writing job reviews … – There is a mob out there that tried to comment and get that all important link to this site. They are a rip off site that makes out they have work for writers, real … [...]

Leave a Reply

Security Code: