Affiliate Marketing Scams

Affiliate Marketing

If you are searching for Affiliate Marketing Scams means, probably you are about to start Affiliate marketing to make some money online. But before becoming a prey to some scam companies, it is very wise of you to come here for to know more about Affiliate Marketing Scams. Everywhere in this world, there is both good and bad. But doesn’t mean that, there are scams everywhere. There is also some good reputed companies doing decent business.

The common mistake most newbies do is becoming a prey to scam companies and then end up here searching for affiliate marketing scams. Affiliate marketing is not at all scam, but some scammers use this name and attract new people and steal their money in the name of affiliate marketing. Usually, people will hear a lot of sayings that many people are making good amount of money through Affiliate marketing. Yes that is true, but you need to put some work in there in order to make some decent money.

Affiliate Marketing

People are making $$$$ every day with affiliate marketing. By hearing these words, beginners wanted to learn how others are making that much amount of money and are willing to pay for the training. But here is what happens.

List of Affiliate marketing scams

  • Fake Affiliate Marketing Training

Many starters wanted to start affiliate marketing and make some decent amount of money, for this they will fall prey to numerous online courses which claim that they will teach A-Z about affiliate marketing and finally end up in buying the course, which is nothing but bullshit. For me, i haven’t bought any course at all before starting my affiliate marketing career. There will be online forums, blogs where you can find plenty of free information. First learn the basics which you can acquire anywhere in the internet by searching in the Google.

For real beginners, i would recommend you to create forum account at and ask for tips and suggestions on how to start your affiliate marketing journey.

If you think, you really found a great course on Affiliate marketing, try to find some reviews on that training before buying anything from them. Its always good to search for the reviews before buying anything. That will make your life easier by not making you lose any money.

  • Fake Affiliate Networks

Even, if you have managed to learn everything about affiliate marketing and started your journey with affiliate marketing, and making some money already. You have to be very cautious about your traffic you send in and the affiliate network you have joined in. If you have joined in a new affiliate network, make sure that they will pay you on time. Try searching for reviews and ratings of that affiliate networks. Because some affiliate networks keep your money for long time and will end not paying you by giving a fake reason saying that your traffic is not backing out for them. Even though, if you have sent good quality traffic, you might end up not being paid because of that fake affiliate network.

Here are some reputed affiliate networks





  • Get Rich Quick Offers

90% of the people fall for this get rich quick offers. Scam marketers advertise that there is a secret system with which you can make thousands of dollars every day. They also promise you like that all you need to work is 2 hours a day and make around $500 per day. People think that they really can make this much amount of money every day. But the scammer don’t give out this secret system for free, the user needs to pay some amount of money in order to get that secret system. So, newbies will fall for it and pay the scammer, and finally end up getting some bullshit ebook and other materials with which you can’t do anything.

Here you will get scammed, so, never pay a dime for this kind of get rich quick offers. If someone is promising you that you can make thousands of dollars every day, why can’t they just use the same method to make money? Instead why they are offering you? So, do your research before paying for anything.

Apart from that, making that much amount of money in affiliate marketing requires lot of hard work and yes you can definitely make such huge amount of money with affiliate marketing, but you need to do hard work and lot of testing different campaigns.

  • Pyramid Schemes

There will be some pyramid schemes, where they will promise you that you can make good amount of commissions for life long. But in order to get these kind of commissions, you need to first join in their program by depositing some money. Don’t ever fall for these kind of pyramid schemes. All they will say is, that you can make money by browsing ads which is real bullshit. Because, all they will do is, when you make a deposit with their company, your deposit will paid to other people’s in your tier as commission. And when you bring a new person, then the new person’s deposit will be paid to you as commission and so on.

These pyramid schemes are not legal and if the police finds out about this pyramid scheme, they will immediately shut down that company and you will lose your money and others which you might join under your tier.

So, don’t fall prey for it. They are not real and not reliable. 100% scam even if they look promising never pay a dime.

  • Never pay to join in any affiliate network

If an affiliate network asks you to pay some money to join in their network, i wouldn’t trust this company at all. Because, a real and trusted affiliate network will never ever ask their affiliates to pay money to join in their network. Even the most popular affiliate network, clickbank also offers free sign up.

However, some CPA companies will ask recommendations from other affiliate network managers and revenue proofs, then only they will activate your affiliate account. These kind of affiliate networks are trust worthy.

And make sure, when promoting an affiliate offer, follow their restrictions, some offers only certain kind of promotions. So check the restrictions and promote the offer, otherwise, even though if you generate good amount leads, they won’t pay you.

  • Domain Name Scams

This is one of the popular scam which is being practiced by many scammers and yet many people are falling prey for this scam still. Suppose if you own a domain name, these scammers get your WHOIS information and email you pretending as the domain registrar for your domain. They will send you an email saying that someone is trying to register your domain name on other company’s name, and if you want to stop the domain transfer they will ask for some amount of money.

If believe that it is true, then you will pay for them and you get nothing, because, they don’t own your domain name, but they will make you panic and steal money from you. Never ever open your emails in spam folder. Most of these scam emails goes to spam folder.

Just don’t respond to their emails, instead raise a support ticket with your domain registrar.

Finally, wherever you go, scammers exist, but you need to be careful with what you do. Keep in mind that, Google is your friend, if you ever suspect anything, find their reviews and if you couldn’t find any reviews of that company, then approach to online forums and open a thread in there with the situation you have encountered with.

Nothing comes free, even your money which you are about spend on them is your hard earned money, so do you are research and invest wisely.

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