WAH Program Scam–It’s Not A Legitimate Moneymaking Opportunity!

Direct Online Income Scam?

Wow, thousands of dollars each month! Sounds great, and if you’re looking to make money at home online, you’d want to read more about it, right? Well, this is just an ad disguised as a news article for a company called Computer Group selling the WAH Program.

So is this the huge money making opportunity you’ve been looking for or just another scam? Unfortunately, it doesn’t pass the test for a legitimate program, and I’ll explain why.

What is the WAH Program?

The WAH Program is supposedly an educational system that shows you how to get paid to post links on the internet. You sign up for an account, for a fee of course, and then billion dollar companies pay you to sit at home and post links for their products. Post Link From Home

Here’s the problem with this system–this is not a real job! The WAH Program is trying to use the concept of affiliate marketing, which is a legitimate way to make money online, and convince people that this is what they are doing. But it is not the same thing at all.

Affiliate marketing is the process of creating your own website and writing content through blog posts that detail and promote products and services. In those posts, you include a link that takes the reader to a site where they can purchase the product. The affiliate marketer makes a commission if the referral buys something.

But that is not what is happening with the WAH Program:

Posting Links is Not a Legitimate Opportunity

No company is going to pay you money to just stick a link on some website that just got created. It doesn’t work that way, the only time a company pays you money is when a referral of yours buys something. But the WAH Program would have you believe that it just takes 1 to 2 minutes to post a link somewhere and then you get paid money!

A company is only going to pay you when they make a sale from one of your referrals. So where is the traffic coming from that is going to click on your links and buy products? Affiliate marketers spend a great deal of time building up their websites so that the search engines will rank them high and get traffic to their sites. So just putting a link on a website is not valuable to a company, and you aren’t going to make thousands of dollars doing it.

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The Direct Online Income Kit

The ad for WAH highlighted a work at home mom named Melissa Johnson who says she works 15-18 hours per week and brings home $12,500 to $13,500 per month. She says it’s all due to buying the Direct Online Income Kit “for a few dollars”.

Direct Online Income has been shown to be a scam, and all the stories and testimonials have been proven to be fabrications just to get people to join. So it stands to reason that this unlikely store of Melissa Johnson is just as false as the rest. Take a look at each of these so-called “real stories”:

 

Another False Testimonial

Identical Story With Different Picture

You can find many sites on the internet telling the same story, but just changing up the picture or information a bit. The comments at the bottom of the website are manufactured as well, and they admit this in the fine print:

“Consistent with the advertorial concept, the comments posted in the comment section are also representative of typical comments and experiences which have been compiled into a comment format to illustratea dialogue, however, the comments are not actual posts to this web page and have been compiled or generated for illustrative purposes only.”

So if the only reason to buy the WAH Program is to make money, but they have to advertise with cookie cutter false stories because people aren’t making money, you will be throwing your money away if you purchase this system.

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FTC Shuts Down Work At Home Scam

The WAH Program is just another version of Work At Home Edu. Here is what the Federal Trade Commission had to say about Work At Home Edu when they shut them down:

Work At Home EDU made false claims that people could earn “hundreds of dollars, per hour from home, without any special skills or experience” by paying for a $97 work-at-home program. Once people paid, they were told that for $194.95 more, they could buy the advanced program and earn a whopping six figures a month. Unfortunately, none of it was true.

You can read more about it at www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog. The problem, though, is that anyone can just start up the program again by calling it a different name on a different website. That’s why so many of these scams are still showing up on the internet.

High Pressure and Unethical Marketing

Another key component to get you to join the WAH Program is high pressure selling tactics like the following:

High Pressure Selling TacticsAnother High Pressure Selling Tactic

Legitimate money making programs do not need to use high pressure selling tactics like the ones above to get people to buy their product. In fact, they are more than happy to have you experience what they offer without even putting down a credit card. They know that you will see value in their program and people will buy it.

The WAH Program also markets itself unethically, in my opinion. On the “news article” that I found, it had everything you’d expect to see from a genuine news page. However, no matter where you click–Finance, Market News, Stock Quotes–it takes you to the Computer Group page marketing the WAH Program.

Major Media Are Not Promoting WAH Program

Not only was it a false news article, but any references to the story being seen on major media channels was false as well. Any news video was about working at home in general, none of them were promoting this story or the WAH Program. No legitimate program needs to engage in this type of marketing to sell their product.

Outrageous Claims

But what about the claims of the thousands upon thousands of dollars that you can make each month if you buy this program? Quite simply, they’re not true. But it’s hard to accept the fact that these sites can exist on the web and be telling false testimonials just to get you to spend your hard-earned dollars.

Outrageous Money Making Claims

If you research the pictures of many of these people who claim to be making a fortune, you can find many of them across multiple sites because they’re either a stock photo or have been paid for their picture or video promotion.

The stories are simply not true, no matter how much we’d love to believe them. This is coming from someone who has spent thousands of dollars on worthless programs because of how much I wanted to believe the hype to be able to work from home and be with my family more.

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WAH Program Is Not A Legitimate Moneymaking Opportunity

Build Your Early Retirement gives a rating for the WAH Program a 1 out of 5. Simply put, the WAH Program is not something you will make money with, and could end up costing you thousands. Once you’ve seen what a legitimate money-making program offers, you will definitely be able to spot a scam a mile away.

If you really want to start an online business and learn how to make money at home online, I recommend the training program that I joined, Wealthy Affiliate. There’s no outrageous claims, no constant upselling, and you don’t even need to put down a credit card to join and start your first website. You can read my full Wealthy Affiliate review and check it out to see if it has what you are looking for.

 

Do you have any experience with the WAH Program or Work At Home Edu? Are you looking for a way to work from home and earn money online? If so, I’d love for you to share your experiences or ask any questions in the comments below!

I'm Janelle, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother of 5 angels (most of the time)! I started BuildYourEarlyRetirement.com as a way to show how anyone can become financially independent and retire early. As I build out this site, I hope you'll comment and share your experiences as well. Good luck in all your endeavors, and may your success start now!

24 Replies to “WAH Program Scam–It’s Not A Legitimate Moneymaking Opportunity!”

  1. Thank you for this very important information on yet another scam. There are so many online, it is very hard to figure out which are real. I really thought this one was for real. It made since to me when I read about it, but it just sounded to good to be true. That is my way of looking at these scams, if it sound to good to be true, most likely it isn’t.
    Great review.

    1. You are exactly right about things that sound too good to be true!  Unfortunately, I learned that the hard way, and I’m hoping that I can help others avoid the same mistake.  

  2. Dear Janelle,

    Thanks for the detailed and in-depth review post on WAH program.

    Shiny object syndrome is the biggest challenge people face online, I have also fallen as a victim to a few programs which claims they can help to make $1000’s dollars. To be honest it sounds great when we hear we can earn a lot of money without a lot of work, fast and easy money etc., And many companies take that to their advantage and we need to be careful.

    5 links for $75, 15 links for $225, 30 links for $450 to post one link it will just take 1 to 2 minutes… From my experience, I learned one thing, in order to earn money online it takes time and effort.

    Thanks for helping people to avoid this program and saving people time and money.

    Wishing you great success!

    Paul

    1. I used to see programs like this one, and in the back of my mind I knew it was too good to be true!  But the part of me that was tired of working 12 hour swing shifts and not seeing my kids enough really wanted to believe that it was legitimate.  

      In the end, everybody has a leaner wallet and learns that they just don’t work.  Good luck with your online business, and I wish you great success as well!

  3. Thanks for writing a very thorough review on WAH program.This program can only make money for the owner of the product.Affiliate marketing is legit but it cannot be done the way the program tells us. Affiliate marketing is all about getting trust and that trust generate to revenue. You just cannot make money by random links. 

    I had joined a similar program few year back and didn’t get any results out of that. So I would stay out of these kind of programs.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience with a program like this.  You are so right about the trust factor and how it affects people’s buying decisions.  Very few people are willing to spend their hard-earned money through a random link, they go to a site they trust.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  4. Thanks for reviewing this! I see these ads ALL the time and have always been curious about them, but figured they were scams. Now I know or sure, so it’s no longer a temptation to check it out. Thanks for putting my curiosity to rest. Do you have another program that you recommend.

    1. My best recommendation is my #1 rated program, Wealthy Affiliate.  I learned everything I know about affiliate marketing from their lessons and currently have 5 websites hosted on their platform.

      When you add up the level of training you receive, the live webinars, world-class website hosting, and a very active community forum of mentors willing to help, it’s a winning combination I haven’t seen anywhere else.  It’s the perfect program for beginners or marketers that have experience.

      If you’d like more info about all the features in the Starter and Premium memberships, you can read my full review here.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment!

  5. IF only it were really that easy to make money online! I know these ads are enticing, but can people really believe that it’s that easy to make thousands of dollars just by posting adds?  People would stop going to college and just become millionaires from posting ads all day lol

    Thanks for an excellent review of WAH Program.  I really hope that this post gets a lot of attention and you save people of their hard earned money from getting duped into believing this ridiculous scam!

    1. I hope that people read my review as well before purchasing this program.  There are way too many of these programs out there, with more coming online every day.  My hope is that the more information you can give about how to spot scams, the harder it will be to make money promoting them, and they’ll disappear.

      Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Another scam huh? Not surprised, there are tons of them out there. Usually when things seem too good to be true that because it is. Everyone want to work at home, that’s a dream come true for many, but people have to learn to be skeptical when it comes to putting their money into these types of programs.

    1. You’re exactly right!  A little bit of skepticism and research can go a long way to helping people stay away from programs that just want to empty their wallet.

      People want to make money fast and easy, but it doesn’t work that way.  The saddest part is that a lot of these people could make a great deal of long-term, consistent income if they put in the time and effort that it takes with a legitimate program! 

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment!

  7. Thanks for the heads up. It is really difficult these days to separate real work from home opportunities that actually make money for the normal person that wants to work from home from the ones that the FTC have closed down or the ones that the FTC should be closing down. Is there any place where one can learn about real work from home opportunities that are truly genuine and where money is make in a fair and ethical way?  

    1. It is difficult to know what to believe and what not to!  I lost several thousand dollars a few years ago trying to make one of these scam type programs work.  But the good thing that came out of it was that I could definitely see the difference when I found the program I’m with now.

      Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation because of the value you get for your money in the website hosting, full training, and a fantastic community that is very active.  I host all 7 of my websites with them, and they taught me everything I know about making money online–all for $49 a month!

      If you’d like to check them out, you can read my full review, and their starter membership is free indefinitely with no credit card down.

      Good luck, and I’d love to hear back about your progress!

  8. Thank you so much for this warning about yet another scam which merely wants to take your money but gives you absolutely nothing in return. There are far too many of these on the Internet, and you are doing a great job to alert people to this one.

    I do like the sound of the training program which you do recommend.What is the cost to join it, and what exactly would I get for that money?

    Thank you again for your post

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is that you can join their Starter membership for free and see all of the features they offer–no credit card required!  You can create 2 websites on a WordPress platform, receive affiliate marketing training, and access their community forum.  

      The Starter membership is available to your indefinitely. But for more advanced training, 50 websites, and other great features, like weekly live training, their Premium membership is $49 per month, or $359 per year.  

      If you are interested in making long-term, consistent income online, I recommend you check out Wealthy Affiliate.  You can read more about it in my full review Is Wealthy Affiliate Real Or A Scam? My Review.

      Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Well, you know what they say-if it looks too good to be true, then it usually is.

    Thanks for exposing WAH program for what it really is, and I sincerely hope that people do a Google search and find articles such as this one to read before spending their hard earned cash on something that won’t work.

    I wish the internet police would be more strict on sites like this one, as they are always out to catch out unsuspecting individuals. I don’t know anyone in the internet marketing industry who hasn’t been burnt by these sorts of scams at least once in their lives.

    1. One of the reasons that so many of these programs exist is because as soon as one gets exposed, it just shuts down and opens up in another website with a few changes under another name.  

      You’ve hit the nail on the head, though, with research being the answer.  If people read reviews and do the research before purchasing one of these programs, they’ll be able to make much better buying decisions.  

      Thank you for stopping by!

  10. I haven’t heard of WAH but whilst looking for help to start affiliate marketing I found this post which I just had to check out.

    When I first started reading the post I thought you were going to tell me that it wasn’t a good idea to join this program but even with your advice I don’t think I would ever join something that promises you that amount of money, but you have to pay for the starter kit first.

    I don’t know much about affiliate marketing but in the short time I have been looking into it I know that just posting links everywhere is a big no-no and could get you banned from some websites like Facebook etc.

    I have read a lot about Wealthy Affiliate though and there has been nothing but great reviews about them, I might just trust your judgement with then as you have done a very good job of warning us about this WAH Scam is I will see you in there and wish me luck.

    You say you don’t have to give your credit card details but is it free forever?

    1. Wealthy Affiliate has 2 memberships, Starter and Premium.  With the Starter membership, you don’t have to put down a credit card, and yes, it is free indefinitely!  You can create up to 2 websites, training, and access to the community forum.  

      If you decide to expand your business, the Premium membership is $49 a month, or $359 a year, and you get up to 50 websites, live chat, live weekly webinars, full training, 1-on-1 coaching, and more!

      The owners of Wealthy Affiliate are confident in the value their platform offers, so they’re happy to offer the free membership to be sure you have the opportunity to experience it before purchasing anything.

  11. Hello Janelle, 

    OMG – what will people think of next??Rhetorical question here. Thanks so much for ‘unveiling’ the truth about this company. You have to be so aware and on your toes when it comes to ‘reading and believing’ these ads. You are right ‘on the money’ when you dissect the company as you have done.

    I LOVE your review. You have left no stone upturned. I am so glad that I happened on this review. I am a work at home mom and in the market for an online income option. Thankfully, this one won’t be it.

    Keep up the good job.

    Michelle

    1. Glad I could help!  If you are interested in working from home with an online business, I do recommend that you check out Wealthy Affiliate.  Their starter membership is free, you don’t even put down a credit card.

       You’ll be able to see exactly what WA has to offer with this membership because you receive 2 free websites, affiliate marketing training, and a very active community of marketers who are there to help with any questions you have.  Best yet, this starter membership is available indefinitely, there’s no trial period.

      If you do decide at some point that WA is for you, their other membership is Premium for $49 a month.  You get up to 50 websites, weekly live training, advanced affiliate marketing training, 1-on-1 coaching, and more!

      You can check out my full review at Is Wealthy Affiliate Real Or A Scam? My Review.

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my review!

  12. Yes, the longer one is online studying these companies the easier it is to spot a scam. Money upfront is always a clue and exaggerated claims of earnings without really disclosing what the work is going to take.

    I have found Wealthy Affiliate to be a great company where I can learn a lot, run a business online and engage with similar people for a relatively small amount upfront.

    Thank you for this reminder to watch who you do “ business “ with online.

    1. Work at home systems are extremely popular, and unfortunately, as I’m reviewing them, I see many more poor ones than quality ones.  

      I was lucky enough to find Wealthy Affiliate, but I think the biggest part of that was seeing the value when it was in front of me.  It was so incredibly different than the scam type programs I had gotten involved with years ago.  So recognizing a legitimate program and knowing how to spot a scam are both things that can help anyone become a successful online entrepreneur.

      Glad to see that you are having success with Wealthy Affiliate as well–thank you for taking the time to read my review!

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