By: The Talented Writer
The normal procedure after finishing a university degree is to quickly find a job or pursue education (professional advancement). Sadly for me and my colleagues, it has been a different story tale. Upon finishing the last examination, we had little time to create the final memories and precede straight home. Of course, we discussed different life endeavors but few of those were attainable under the current circumstance. I thought it was to share my experiences so that you could learn one or two from my story.
From a personal point of view, I had to strategize on how I can make money without bypassing the lockdown restriction and at the same time, staying safe from COVID-19. On the first day I arrived home, I realized that I needed the internet and that I should find out how I could make money online. Already on social media, people were discussing how they have been managing their situations and making money straight from home. Some of their ideas were inspiring indeed while others were less tempting to approach. Before I share my story, I would like to first highlight the major key concerns I noticed about making money online.
It’s not every strategy that you come across on social media will add income to your pocket or wallet. Some are scams or Ponzi schemes and these are the guys with popular or trending strategies. They are so good with facts and “sweet talk” because their intention is not really to help you make money but to folk the last cent that you have been holding onto. That’s their job and intended goal, milking your hard-earned income or savings within a flip of the finger. But how are you able to identify them?
They are smart guys as well so sometimes you can be convinced that they are genuine. But before conducting any transactions with anyone online, it`s always good to do some necessary security checks to minimise the risk of losing everything. Some of these people do really seem genuine but they will have something fishy behind the scene (like I said, some of these guys are smart people). Before trusting anyone with your money, I will share the precaution steps that I use in my experiences.
First and foremost, research about them to know past history, what they have been up to and also do a check in press papers to unearth more clarified details. If they are an organisation, find out about the directors, what they do and were their head office is located. Most organisations do have websites so you can check what they have been up to and other information you might helpful.
In addition to that, research about them from people whom they have previously dealt with. But on this one, you have to be very alert. Like I said previously, these guys are smart people so they can hire people just to inquire from them. But inquiring from people who have dealt with them previously is a basic good thing in that you will have an overview of what to expect.
Thirdly, no one is perfect even though we strive to be. It`s true that everyone wants to understate their shortcomings and overstate their achievements, its human nature to behave that way. However, when someone is trying so hard to convince you about the advantages of something, also take the platform to be educated about the disadvantages related. In this one, a few tips will be shared because the persuaders on a mission to convince you so they try as much as possible to highlight the benefits. When something really seems to be all perfect and smart, just know in your conscience that something bad has been kept in secrecy. Even successful people or businesses didn’t just succeed out of the blue, they also had major shortcomings so what could possibly make these ones special?
It’s very unfortunate that most of your colleagues would have already fallen in the death trap. Inviting you is not really because they have made money but its because they want to revive what they have lost by recruiting you. This is the part that I will get criticized for because I’m trying to unearth the mystery of referral links. Before you join, take a few minutes and update them that you have decided to join but with a different link and boom, the wolf that lied in sheep’s clothing will review itself.
Indeed most people are desperate for money. The lockdown restrictions have prevented continuing with their hustles and they are now out of options with what to do. The situation is tough indeed but never underestimates your neighbor’s problems. We all have problems, life shortcomings that we have to deal with on a daily basis. So don’t try to overstate yours because someone out there will use your desperation to his/her advantage. One of my college lecturers always advised that the world out there is vicious, it doesn’t care about who you are, and realizing that it was all true. Yes, you need money but don’t show people that you are the only desperate for it because we all are.
Last but not least, money should have footsteps or trails that show it has moved from point A to point B. The journey to arrive at destination B has its own flaws and wickedness but you got to be very alert to outsmart these. When someone tries to highlight to you that you could be rich instantly, always know in the back of your mind that money should have footsteps. Yes I could be rich instantly but how have I moved from point A to B?
That`s the question that could save you in these desperate times.