Have you been searching online for a good money-making opportunity? Perhaps you have seen this company and asked, “What is Real Money Streams?”
There are some reasons why you need to consider carefully before you sign for this company. It is possible that you could make a little money if you joined Real Money Streams, but making enough to pay your monthly bills would probably be very difficult.
Company name: Real Money Streams
Owner: Chris Johnson
Year Started: 2014
Price: $37 + upsells
Rating: 2 of 5
A banner within the website says, “See how I now make over $7,293 a month from home doing REAL online jobs.” I believe he is stretching the truth here. I think it would be very difficult to earn that much money each month from the jobs offered here. Perhaps the owner means that is what he makes from folks joining his program.
It is to your credit that you are investigating this company before you decide to sign up.
I believe that the owner, Chris Johnson, may be exaggerating a bit on how much you can earn on this site. Basically, it looks to me like this site is an online employment agency for temp jobs, mostly small ones. Many of these jobs are for simple tasks that pay very little money.
Though you might make some extra pocket money, I doubt you will make enough to pay the mortgage or keep up with your monthly bills.
Chris Johnson later claims you can make $500/week for completing simple tasks like taking surveys or doing temporary jobs. He goes on to make the following points:
- You are not required to have previous experience or skills.
- You don’t need a resume and you don’t need to do a job interview.
- You can take as long as you want to complete your tasks.
- Many types of tasks are offered, so you will not get bored.
I spent a couple of years away from Alaska, and stayed in Seattle for that time. While there, I worked temporary jobs, full-time. For the most part, these were skilled clerical jobs, lasting as much as two or three weeks at a time. For those jobs, I was lucky to make $500.00 per week. I often made less.
The fee to join RMS is $37.00. If you hesitate long enough, or perhaps start to leave, the fee is dropped to $17.00. Why would a legitimate company suddenly drop their fee just to get you to sign? It’s as if they devalue their opportunity before you even get started.
In the introductory video you are told you can join for $37.00. You are not told there will be upsells. More about them later.
When you join and go to the member’s area, you will have two choices to look at. One is for jobs available online and the other is for jobs that can be done offline.
The online tasks include the following categories:
- Content categorization and moderation
- Product matching
- Search relevance
- Data entry
- Tagging content
Most of these tasks originate within a platform in Amazon called the Amazon Mechanical Turk. The AMT connects online companies with workers. Jobs from the AMT platform include such tasks as transcribing audio recordings, reviewing magazines, and other jobs.
For these tasks, AMT pays small amounts for completed tasks. You probably won’t earn enough to get rich or even pay all the bills, but you will at least have some extra cash in your pocket.
It is fortunate for those of us in the U.S. that workers on the AMT platform get paid cash. People working these jobs in India also get paid in cash. Everyone else gets paid with Amazon gift cards.
You have the opportunity to use three different sites to learn about these tasks. You will be required to download an application for these sites, so you can do simple tasks locally.
An example of these tasks might be to go to shopping centers or restaurants to test some kind of service, such as evaluating staff or testing a product.
For people in my part of the world — Alaska — or in other rural areas, this last opportunity may not be available. If you have to travel too far to get the location of the task, your travel could conceivably cost you more than you will make.
For folks in a big city, though, perhaps some of these tasks might be fun, and you might enjoy them even if they don’t pay much.
Training is not done by the owner. Instead, there are e books and videos available that cover general information regarding making money online, or about specific jobs. Here is a partial list of training materials available:
- Amazon affiliate program. Video teaches you how to earn commissions for selling their products.
- Google Adwords & Adsense Made Simple. This is an e book about how to use these programs to make money.
- Twitter Profits Unleashed is a video about getting paid to send tweets.
- Selling on eBay is a video about finding products to resell on eBay.
- Blogging Professional is an e book about making money blogging.
- Domain Cash Generator is a video about flipping domains to profit.
Most of the products shown in these resources are Private Label Rights products, which means they are free materials that you can find with a Google search. Therefore, why should you pay $37 for material you can find on your own?
Of course, an advantage of this company is that they do all the research for you. If you would prefer not to spend the time and frustration searching out jobs for yourself, and are willing to pay $17+ a month to this company, then Real Money Streams might be the opportunity for you.
Transparency Is Important
Now, tell me this: Why do you never see the owner? Why doesn’t he get involved in the training? You have no way to contact him. Does he have something to hide? Or is he afraid you will have a bad experience with his company and come after him because you decide the program is a scam?
It’s just not very reassuring. It leads to a lack of trust. If you can’t trust the owner, how can you trust the company? I believe that there should be transparency on the part of the owner so you know he can be trusted.
Be Prepared For Upsells
Another thing that bothers me about this company is that there are three upsells that you don’t learn about until you join. (Again, lack of transparency.)
The first upsell is a mastermind training with the name Money Making Moguls. This upsell will cost you $17/month. The training video promises you earnings of $1,000/day. Sorry — I don’t believe it.
If you buy all three upsells, they will cost you $17 each, or $51/month.
The training books and videos need to be updated. You are told there are 1,000+ hours of tutoring videos, but they are dated 2009; the most recent is 2011.
Without constant updating, information could no longer be valid. This deficiency will not help your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings because they have been replaced by newer methods.
For a contrast, check out the company I have chosen. First of all, you can trust Wealthy Affiliate. You are told up front exactly how much it will cost you. Instead of upsells, you can learn ways to save money on the cost. For example, if you pay by the year, you will pay less.
Wealthy Affiliate’s training is thorough and complete, and the training videos are done by one of the two owners, Kyle Loudon. He is also available to answer questions if you need an answer from him. The company is constantly updating and improving the training and the resources available.
The Wealthy Affiliate community is also one of the most caring, positive organizations I have ever been privileged to join. The business is based on the idea that you move forward faster if you help others do the same.
When you become a premium member, which costs you $49/month, here is a list of the benefits you will receive:
If you want a solid, excellent opportunity and complete training on how to build your website, monetize it, and prepare it for the search engines, you want Wealthy Affiliate.
Now, some closing thoughts about Real Money Streams:
You can get some legit online jobs for this company, though perhaps they won’t pay too well
Since it is a Clickbank company, you can get a refund
Training offered, though outdated
Earnings most likely exaggerated
You are promised a $50 bonus for early signing, but the word is that you won’t get it.
You can find the information on jobs offered for free if you want to do your own research.
You will pay upsells
I think you can do better. There is too much about the way this company operates that is questionable. Besides, unless you just don’t want to do the work yourself, why pay someone for jobs that you can find yourself if you search for them?
The training is disappointing, and pretty much outdated. It’s time to do some upgrading, Mr. Johnson. Or is there really a Mr. Johnson? Are you just hiding behind that name so you can take more of our money?
If you have a way to make steady income, and just want to do one of RMS’s jobs now and then to create an extra stream of income, perhaps you can turn this company to your advantage. In my eyes, that is the only value you might gain from this company. It is a way to add a little extra cash to what you already earn somewhere else.
That being said, this is not a company I would join. I believe I have found the best deal on the internet. Before you decide on any online work, be sure to check out Wealthy Affiliate.