I was doing some research for an article I am writing on scam writing sites and I thought I would check You Tube out. I came across this amazing clip, well kind of creepy, really. It is a computer generated talking head singing the praises of realwritingjobs.com. This site makes out they have all these great writing jobs you can go after when really all your money buys is a collated list of work already advertised and accessible for free elsewhere. Yes one might argue they save time but only if they source jobs from more than one location. The point is, they use slippery terms to give the impression they have the work, it pays very well and you can get it just by joining them.
Well, they don’t have any work, most of the jobs you can go for are competitive and low end and you still have to compete with everyone else on Elance and oDesk and similar sites. Where’s the value in that? So why use a CGI? Why? Because then nobody can drag the person telling the lies into court, can they? What is sad are other clips where naive young do-gooders think they are doing the world a favour by saying it all looks pretty good to them. Yes, it would, sonny, you haven’t been out in the big bad world long enough to know better. You grew up on that teat they call the internet and think you know the dangers, but do you?
A lot of people, too many, seem to think if it is online and there is a web site and YouTube clips and a Facebook Like icon to click on it must be legitimate. Look, just because you are decent and law abiding doesn’t mean everyone is like you.