The internet is a great tool to make money in the (our) modern day. However, as expected with all good things, there will always be a place for those who have foul intentions. One such group which has repeatedly been brought under scrutiny for their money-making programs is W.A.H.I.
Is The Work at Home Institute a Scam? With the greater good of the internet in mind, I have decided to review W.A.H.I. and see if they’re up to snuff or a scam, let’s start with the good things.
It’s Not That Expensive to Start with Their Base Product
Work at home institute is pretty inexpensive compared to other online business training courses.
This is especially true after you take into account that they often offer discounts on their websites dropping the course’s cost from 97 to 49 dollars.
It Promotes Affiliate Marketing
This is one thing that WAHI does right. Affiliate marketing is a real thing, and it can be an ok way to earn a few bucks.
Instead of the link posting that the site typically advocates for affiliate marketing is what you should pay attention to if you decide to go and try Work At Home Institute’s services.
They Offer Refunds On Nothing
So after they’ve made these grand promises of cash flow beyond your wildest expectations and you’ve gone out to find that nothing of the sort is possible you probably think that you’re entitled to a refund right? Well, that is where you are morally right and legally wrong. See when you purchase anything from the Work at home institute you also agree to fine print that says under no circumstances are you entitled to a refund.
In fact, if you even ask for a refund, you are likely to have the company’s vulture-like salespeople descend on you to try and upsell you to more “advanced” programs and suck even more money from you.
Sets Unrealistic Expectations
If you join the Work At Home Institute, the first thing you’ll notice is that they keep pushing and pushing just how much money you can make by following the program. Sometimes, their website even states outright that your income can exceed several thousand of dollars per day if you just follow their simple steps.
This is never going to happen, not only because it’s just not feasible, but also because of plain common sense, if it was that easy to generate that amount of money why wouldn’t everyone do it?
Their Reviews Are More Than Likely Fake
As with any get-rich-quick scheme that wants to look more respectable and trustworthy the program makes use of “customer reviews.” These are testimonials placed on the site praising the effectiveness of the program as if it were a godsend like no other.
They are probably fake. In fact, the one that the site seems to use as its central pillar of social trust, an interview with a woman named Patricia Feeney, has been stated by the woman it features to be heavily edited and that she for a fact did not make any money from the program’s tactics.
They Use Overall Shady And Meaningless Business Tactics
If you visit the WAHI site, you’ll notice a few things (I mean after the blaring promises of money), and that’s the countdown clock and income calculator. A countdown clock is one of those ridiculous business tactics that has come of age in the era of the internet; virtually it states that there is a limited supply of something, in this case, jobs, left to pressure you to act fast. It’s applied fear of missing out essentially.
The other is an entirely meaningless little thing that you enter data into, i.e., how many links you can post a day and such, and it spits out an arbitrary, but always high numbers that are meant to be your potential income. While these may seem to be easily identifiable to most people as a scam, it is important to remember how these numbers look to a desperate person… hope!
They Ask For Personal Info
One thing that made me do a double take while reviewing the ’Institute’’ is just how much personal info they asked for. They wanted things like my email, phone number, and payment info repeatedly. Ever since I have been bombarded with spam from various sources and I do not doubt that WAHI is the chink in my armor. Do not give them your stuff would be my advice; you’ll only regret it later.
So, in the end, everything to do with the WAHI is pointing towards at best a semi-scam that has barely-there camouflage. No one ever makes any money, they pressure you to buy more, and they use shady business tactics.