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You are Here: Free Internet Marketing Newsletter > Back Issues > Have you been tempted? - March 6, 2006

Hello,

As promised, I'm back with some updates on the auto-surf and money-making schemes Kelly and I told you about a few weeks back. When Kelly and I talked, we mentioned that one company was being investigated by authorities for being a possible Ponzi scheme. Well, that company now has fraud charges against it from the Federal Securities Exchange Commission.

You can read more here:
http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr19579.htm 

In response, many auto-surfs have shut down and others are changing the way they run things to try to comply with the law. Regardless, of whether they are legal or illegal, auto- surfs are not a targeted source of advertising and, in this humble mama's opinion, you'd be wise to stay clear and avoid any potential headaches.

And realize that even Google doesn't allow you to put your websites with Adsense into such programs. As I'm sure you'll agree, Google KNOWS advertising and if they don't see it as a targeted venue for their advertisers, it's probably not worthwhile.

Here it is from the Google Adsense Program Terms:

"Prohibited Clicks and Impressions

Any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include but are not limited to: repeated manual clicks or impressions, incentives to click or to generate impressions, using robots, automated click and impression generating tools, or other deceptive software. Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs."

which you can find at: https://www.google.com/adsense/policies

You might also want to check the legal jargon under "Prohibited
Uses" at: https://www.google.com/adsense/terms 

BUT - outside of advertising, I did want to talk to you about money-making scams and get-rich-quick schemes on the Internet. Opening my eyes to the whole auto-surf industry showed me that there are many moms who follow scheme after scheme without regard to legality or financial feasibility. And worse yet, these schemes almost always need people to bring other people in on the scheme too.

We've created a whole section with 10 articles dedicated to educate moms on "Get Rich Quick Schemes". I hope you'll read through, not only to protect yourself, but to protect other members of the work at home mom community too:

http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/grq.html

And if I don't say it enough - If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Take care,

Alice Seba
Editor, InternetBasedMoms.com



What's happening on the Message Boards

Here are some forum posts of note from the Internet Based Moms message boards.

Need money to get started with a good business?
http://www.quicksales.com/app/adtrack.asp?AdID=207954

Do you blog?
http://www.quicksales.com/app/adtrack.asp?AdID=207955

Does/Has anyone used leads or cold calls....
http://www.quicksales.com/app/adtrack.asp?AdID=207956

Stop by the message boards to share your opinions and network
with other WAHMs.
http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/bb/ 

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WAHM Talk Radio Notes from Kelly

Nominations poured in all through the month of February and after some quick tabulations we have our Official WAHM Community MVP Nominees. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Linda Byerline, Happy Heinys
Nicole Dean, Show Mom The Money
Jennifer Dugan, Dugan's Travels
Melissa Gagliano, Kozy Pal Cart Covers
Susie Glennan, The Busy Woman
Jill Hart, CWAHM
Liberty Johnson, Lighthouse Virtual Assistants
Melissa Khalinksi, Business Mums
Britt Raposo, Calgary Moms
Terri Seymour, Seymour Products
Nell Taliercio, Telecommuting Moms

My guests this week are Tara Crooks of AMFestival and I also have Marie Ynami of Celebrating Women's Day on the show. They both have big online events coming up in March that you won't want to miss.

For the WAHM & her Family,
Kelly McCausey
Visit and listen to WAHM Talk Radio:
http://www.wahmtalkradio.com/ 

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Week at a Glance

A business opportunity chat can be a great place to start "interviewing" for a direct sales sponsor. At the same time you get your questions about the company answered, you can get a sense of the consultant's working style and your compatibility. Stop by this week and learn about starting a business with companies that sell scrapbooking supplies, travel, stuffed toys, wellness products, gourmet food, home entertaining products, and aromatherapy.

>>>>>For complete information on this week's and upcoming events, online parties and seminars: Consult our interactive calendar at
http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/event_calendar 
Sign up for event reminders and even create a personal calendar.



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