Work At Home Authority – Has ZERO Authority
There are many sites out there (mine included) that review programs and systems to help people make educated decisions when it comes to finding the right products for them.
Unfortunately, there are some review sites that are made with the specific intent of funneling people into terrible programs.
Don’t believe me? Look how similar Work at Home Institute is to Online Profit Stream and Excel Cash Flow.
So What Is Work At Home Authority?
Work at Home Authority is a “review” site created by a woman named Michelle Withrow. Though at one point she was also called Michelle Owens…so maybe she had a divorce or got married.
The site gives her story about how she struggled online for years and has now been successfully making money since 2009.
On it she claims to want to help others make it through the struggle by recommending her top two make money at home programs – “Work at Home Institute” and “Paid Surveys & More”
Make sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom very carefully by the way:
“THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT AN ACTUAL NEWS ARTICLE, BLOG, OR CONSUMER PROTECTION UPDATE. THE STORY DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL. RATHER, THIS STORY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS.”
That’s comforting isn’t it?
At least now we know for sure Michelle whatever-her-last-name is more than likely a made up person. Don’t know about you, but I would much rather get assistance from someone who is REAL.
How Does Work at Home Authority Work?
Even though the site does have some random articles here and there that cover some very generic information, the whole purpose of the site is to funnel people to two offers.
Unlike other review sites, Michelle has only focused on two offers. She doesn’t compare it to any other products, she doesn’t review any other products, and she doesn’t even break down why she chose the products that she is promoting.
Something that really bothers me is in the FAQs section of her site it says that she doesn’t think someone should ever have to pay for a job.
She only has people pay for training to help them learn how to produce their own income. I could live with this assessment if one of her top products wasn’t an online survey site.
There are plenty of online survey sites that will let you join for FREE and make money for answering questions. Granted, in no way will you get rich from this but you don’t have to open your wallet at all to start making some monies.
The second one is a classic link posting scam site that mimics the look of many other sites (some of which I have mentioned elsewhere on this site).
Warning bells all over this one. How someone could legitimately recommend this as high quality training for people new to the internet is beyond me.
What’s The Price?
The actual website is free to visit and read. The only place you have to pay is if you decide to take one of her up on one of her offers:
Work at Home Institute – This program will cost you $97 which seems to be the very traditional cost for this site and every other website that looks JUST like it.
Birds of a feather…Once you get here the sales page has to make sure there are spots in your city still (it will tell you yes even though you never tell them where you are) and then you will read a very common story.
Paid Surveys & More – This one will cost $44.95. Well at least it isn’t almost a hundred bucks. You must be paying for the & More part because online survey sites are free to join.
Any list of surveys they promise to give you access to can easily be accessed through a number of other survey sites. For that much money, you can invest in actual online training to learn affiliate marketing if you really want to pick up skills to become your own boss.
Just back to the disclaimer
“YOUR DEGREE OF SUCCESS IN ACCOMPLISHING THE RESULTS LAID CLAIM IN OUR MATERIALS DEPENDS UPON THE TIME YOU DEDICATE TO THE CURRICULUM, IDEAS AND METHODS REFERRED, YOUR FUNDS,…”
Looks like you might have to pay more than what you originally thought.
Are There Any Upsells?
Both have additional products that they will try to push on you that are not necessary for your success. From one and one coaching to extensive “private” lists, people who aren’t careful can quickly find themselves out of hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
What Training And Tools Can You Expect?
Even though the site has some short articles that discuss different at home jobs, things to avoid, etc. they are very vague in nature and do not actually delve into any detail whatsoever.
The training/tools you get will vary depending on which program you choose (if either) but keep in mind that “Michelle” the person referring you to these outside sites is NOT available to offer you any tips, tricks, or assistance.
How could she? I she is not even real.
How’s The Support?
Because Michelle isn’t actually a real person, you will not see any support from that front.
This means that you will need to rely on the particular program that you have decided to purchase from and years of experience have taught me that these types of systems very rarely offer any valuable support.
What I Liked
The site itself is very easy to navigate and pretty straight forward. I also appreciate the fact that the creators were willing to put such an open disclaimer at the bottom of the site.
It is not very common to see an infomercial disclaimer right on the home page.
Even though most people will not read it, the site does cover itself by basically saying it is a giant advertisement with stories/people that are not real.
What I Didn’t Like
The website itself doesn’t bother me.
I do dislike that the main person/creator of the site is more than likely not a real person.
This means that you’ll never get a response from them on a post and have zero way to contact them if you do decide to take them up on their recommendations; which leaves you out to sea by yourself.
The promotional products are a big negative as they are both low quality products which are not ideal for anyone looking to make supplemental or full time income online.
My Final Opinion
This is a particularly interesting way to get people to buy into questionable products.
It is a legitimate looking website which helps to give some authority to its recommendations. Unfortunately, unsuspecting visitors might be lured in by this false security.
It won’t occur to them that something is off until it is too late and they have already typed in their credit card information.
One other thing that really bothers me is how the site implies that their program has been featured in major news outlets.
If you read carefully it says Work At Home Programs Have Been Featured On.
Meaning other work at home programs have been featured on these news outlets. Not this program – never has been, never will be.
In the future if a new site appears with Michelle I would suggest avoiding it like the plague. No matter what, always make sure to do your due diligence when it comes to what she might be trying to get you to buy.
Simply saying “lots of people became millionaires with this – buy it!” is not a good enough reason to recommend a program by my standards.
If you want to build a real business then take a moment to check out my #1 recommendation. No bullshit, just the best up to date training, support and all the tools and resources you’ll ever need to build your own thriving online buisness.
Or if you prefer you can waste your time and money on this useless program, it’s your call. But if you do don’t come bitching and whining to me or your friends on how you got screwed (again) out of money and how this program was pure crap.
Just some tough love!!
I hope you found this review helpful and I hope I answered any questions you may have had about it.
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