It is a marketer’s worst nightmare, to find out that a program turns out to be a SCAM. Time and energy is spent doing the work and in some cases, people part with money to join. Most marketers follow people, not programs. And, in this industry, there is a lot of “hype” on timing; you know “Right Time, Right Place, Right Now.” And while that may be true, there is a risk. And the risk is if the program is new, everyone is busy sharing the business opportunity, pushing the “timing” and on and on.
When I got involved in CircumNews, it was relatively new. There any social proof that anyone had received payment yet. The selling points for me was 1) the program was FREE and 2) I would get paid for reading news articles from “leading world mass media” as stated on the CircumNews website. I was excited at the idea of earning on my own effort vs. recruiting. I looked at is as another stream of income and had intended this stream to be used to purchase necessary provisions.
I have worked this business opportunity for two months now. One payout request was made on December 4, 2013, which should have been paid to my PayPal account almost two weeks ago. Another payout request will happen tomorrow. After tomorrow, I am finished spending any time on it. It is unclear to me how to go about filing a report with the FTC, PayPal, CNN (which was the source of every article that appeared in my feed from CircumNews) and DSA. I’m not even sure DSA would get involved in this particular business opportunity. I will figure it out, however, as I intend to follow through completely with this experience.
Meanwhile, stay away from CircumNews.
Until next time,