Would you like to work from home? Perhaps you can find virtual assistant job openings through ClickEarners.com
I received an email asking if I would like to earn money at a job I could do from home. I was interested in seeing what they had to offer, so opened the email.
Here is my review on this company, as far as I could take it:
Name: Click Earners
Location: Somewhere in the United Kingdom
Price: $27.00/ year or $57/lifetime + upsells
Ranking: 1 out of 5
I decided to find out what they offered. After all, a few bucks to add to my pocket is always a good idea. So, I went to the website.
Strange Profile Questions
The first thing they asked me to do was to fill out a profile form on which they stated that they needed more applicants from the United States.
Their profile questions were a bit elementary. They asked if I had regular access to the internet, if I was reliable and trustworthy (now, who is going to answer “no” to that one if you are looking for a job?),how many hours per week could I work, and was I happy to work at home.
There are three steps to take once you join:
- Choose membership level
- Log into member’s area
- Start working and get paid
I was asked to choose a membership level. Two levels are available: One is $27.00 for a year; one is $57.00 for a lifetime membership.
Why Should I Pay Someone to Find Me a Home Job?
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have never paid to get a job. Even online, when I worked occasionally doing surveys, I was never charged for accepting a job.
I worked in Seattle for temporary agencies for a couple of years, and enjoyed it…a week or two here and there, often in a downtown high-rise office building with wonderful views.
The temporary agencies never charged me to find a job. They gave me a typing test, then set me up for interviews, or just sent me to work. The employer paid the temporary agency a fee, but nothing was deducted from my wages.
ClickEarners said they needed a fee to cover their expenses. Well, okay, $27.00 isn’t too bad, so I joined.
Then I went to the member’s area. On the first page that opened, there was a job offer for stuffing envelopes. However, in order to do this job, I had to pay $47.00 to ClickEarners — Is that for envelopes?
No, I’d guess the company you worked for would have to send you supplies with their return address, their materials to be stuffed inside, and possibly labels for the envelopes. I am not sure of the rest of the details because I wasn’t about to pay another $47.00 to find out.
I clicked “decline” on that offer.
The next one was working as a mystery shopper or secret diner. To find out what this one entails, I would have had to pay another $37.00.
I declined that one, too.
Wow! A VIP Upgrade!
Now I got to a page that said I was flagged for an upgrade to VIP. I could pay $3.00 for seven days and after that, $14.95 per month. As a VIP, I would get a monthly newsletter, a high priority email, and direct access to one of the VIP success coaches.
That is the first I have heard of the company offering any kind of support. I wonder how much information you could worm out of one of those coaches?
Thus far into the program and I have seen no information about available jobs, but have just been asked to pay for information that I think should be free.
These tasks touted by ClickEarners are all low-paying tasks, such as data entry, completing online surveys, doing product testing, and others. Why would I pay someone to find me such a job?
If the company were paid by the employers seeking workers, that would make more sense. Instead of paying someone to get the name of a prospective employer, I think I could do as well by going through the yellow pages or the phone book to line up jobs for myself. It could be quite possible to go to Google and learn about work-at-home jobs.
I just looked on Google out of curiosity, and came up with many listings of opportunities. One, for example, was from Los Angeles and presented a list of the types of work-from-home jobs available. You were not asked to pay for these opportunities. The wages were listed with the job, and they seemed to pay pretty well.
How Long Does it Take to Recoup Your Upsell Payments?
I was certainly not very impressed with what I saw on this website. It appears that you would have to work hard to stay ahead of all the charges you had to pay.
I was baffled by this site. The company didn’t appear to have any substance. There was no explanation of what would be expected of you and no indication of what you would be paid. For example, if you paid $47.00 to stuff envelopes, how much did the job pay? I’d guess you were paid by the piece.
How many pieces of mail would you have to stuff to replace your $47.00? I’m guessing a large number. Then, you’d have to stuff an equal amount just to clear $47.00 for yourself. No, I don’t think this one is for me.
I was frustrated because I didn’t want to spend more money just to find out about more upsells. So, I read a couple other reviews. One person said the company had already changed their domain name twice. Why would they do that? Had too many people realized the problems with this company and complained?
Two former domain names were listed:
Try them — they will redirect you to the present Click Earners.
I finally found something that said the company was located in the United Kingdom, but that’s a big place and there is no physical address listed. There is also no owner. Why? How much confidence does that build in you regarding this company? What is the owner hiding? Perhaps he fears being sued.
At least you can get a refund through ClickBank. It will involve being persistent, but ClickBank, at least, is legitimate. You will get your money back.
The one time I’ve seen any mention of support from the company was in the upgrade package. There, you would get direct email access to one of the VIP coaches. Perhaps then you could get some answers.
I do not want to have to pay someone to get job information, especially when I could possibly do as well by just doing my own research. I want to know more about the company, who and where they are, who the owner is, how long they have been in business, and I’d like to see some good testimonials. The only ones I saw were from very dissatisfied customers.
It would be nice to find out from some satisfied “virtual assistants” their report on the business. It would also be nice to hear something about the employers themselves. Where are they located? Is it even practical for me to take a home job from them if it takes a long time to get in touch with each other?
I’d also like to know something about wages — How often would I get paid? Does it vary from job to job? What guarantee would I have that I’d even get paid? When an operation appears as flaky as this one, it’s a reasonable question.
All in all, I think I’ll stay far away from this company. There are too many unanswered questions.
You can get a refund
Simple operation — pay your money and take your chances
Not much information about anything
Paying to get a job doesn’t make sense
They have changed their name a few times — Why?
No information regarding location, length time in business
No information regarding how and when you get paid, or who pays your earnings
Ranking: 1 out of 5