A reader recently asked me to look into the American Online Jobs website.
So I did. And in a nutshell, the site claims to be ‘hiring people’ who will earn between $700 to $1600 per week, completing surveys and ‘following instructions’.
But this is not the way it really works.
In this review, I’ll show you what this is really about, so you know what to expect.
What’s The Deal With American Online Jobs?
American Online Jobs (at americanonlinejobs.com) is an affiliate site that pretends to be giving people work from home jobs.
The true purpose of the site is to promote paid survey websites. And the people running the site earn a commission if you join anything they send you to.
There’s nothing wrong with promoting stuff.
But there is when the whole thing is framed as though you are applying for a job.
Which in this case, you are not applying for ANY jobs through this site. You are joining paid survey sites and other sites you could readily access on your own, without visiting American Online Jobs at all.
To be clear, Paid survey sites are not a scam. At least not all of them are.
But the money you can earn this way is VERY low. In most cases, a dollar or two per hour at best. So it’s extremely unlikely you will make $1600 per week, or $6400 per month this way.
So the biggest issue with AOJ is that it misleads people into thinking they are getting a work from home job through them. Which is simply not the case.
Anyways, there’s a bit more to this so read on to see how it works in more detail…
How American Online Jobs Works
The first page contains a video from ‘Aron’ who shows you how to complete ‘step 1’. Once you do that there is a second step and the option to get a ‘free website and training package’.
I’ll go through these steps now to give you some insight into what they’re about…
Step 1 – Sign Up To a Survey Site
This is the bread and butter of the American Online Jobs site. The people running the site (who choose to remain anonymous) want you to join the paid survey site through their affiliate link.
Because if you do, and you complete the various offers and surveys on those sites, they get a commission. So it’s not a job offer and they are not giving you anything of value here.
They are simply directing you to signup for other sites!
The odd part is, the video shows you how to sign up for My Survey. But when you click on the link, you are actually taken to the ‘Global Test Market’ site.
I haven’t reviewed either of those so I can’t say how legit they are. But they are both about the same thing- complete surveys and trial offers to earn a very small amount of money.
I highly recommend researching ANY survey site before you join. As quite often these sites are not legitimate and people don’t get paid.
I’m not saying this will be the case here, but it could be. So it’s worth checking.
Step 2 – Join Online Flex Job
This is where the more alarming aspect of this comes into play.
Once you get to the second step, you are told it’s mandatory to register with Online Flex Job (at www.onlineflexjob.com).
Unfortunately, this is not a legitimate work from home site at all.
And here’s exactly why I say this….
First of all, the people running Online Flex Job are hiding behind anonymity. They do not disclose who’s running the company, and they use an anonymous domain registration. Not to mention, there is no verifiable information that would prove they’re legit.
Which is highly unusual for a company claiming to work with “over 840,000 employees annually”…
Secondly, they send people to a known scam site I have reviewed called NorthAmeriCorp. I know this because the reader who requested I look into this, showed me the email they sent here once she joined Online Flex Jobs.
Here is the email Debbie received according to a comment she left on my site recently:
CONGRATULATIONS! Your application has been electronically reviewed and has been approved based on our decision matrix.
Please go HERE:
to create your free account and log in to the job training center. Once inside, follow the instructions for your software reimbursement OR just start following the job training to earning income from home as quickly as possible.
You MUST download and run the software on your computer or device for you to have full access to our program.
– If you have additional support questions regarding Flex Jobs please go email here:
The Onlineflexjob Support Team
So the people running Online Flex Jobs, send people to the NorthAmeriCorp website. Which is a scam site that pretends to give people a legitimate home job. But in reality, their purpose is getting you to buy an antivirus software.
This is made out to be ‘part of the process’ but it’s just a way they earn commissions from you. Very similar to how American Online Jobs profits when you join the survey sites they recommend.
Third of all, Online Flex Jobs says people are applying for a ‘processing job’…
This is one of the biggest scams running online right now. I have reviewed a number of sites claiming to be giving people worksheet processing jobs. None of them are legit, because this is NOT a real job.
Lastly, the testimonials they provide look fake. I’ve done hundreds of reviews on this site, and exposed many scams that use fake testimonials. So I know a fake testimonial when I see one.
However in this case I can’t prove it. Because the testimonials are old (from 2015) so the actors are probably no longer working on Fiverr. Which is where they normally hire these actors from.
In any case, they actually disclose that some of the testimonials are from paid affiliates…
So either way, I’m not buying those testimonials.
Not to mention, you would think a company that claims to be such a ‘big deal’ would have hundreds, or even thousands of positive reviews, right? Not three reviews from 2015!
Get a Free Website and Training Package?
Once you’ve completed the first 2 steps (AKA join a survey site and a sketchy fake job site) you are now ready to “claim your free website and training package”.
It’s possible you do get a site and some training. I didn’t registered for this so I can’t say for sure.
However, one thing I will say is that it won’t be a “job agent” contacting you…
There is ALWAYS an agenda behind something like this.
Especially considering everything else they’ve done to this point, has been about promoting something. Rather than actually helping you find a real job.
I’ve seen this kind of thing a lot. And in most cases it’s just going to be a sales person contacting you. To convince you to buy something.
Again, I can’t say for sure. But I do recommend exercising caution here. As I am willing to bet there’s a sales pitch of some kind coming if you submit that form.
Verdict – Is American Online Jobs a Scam?
American Online Jobs is not exactly a scam because they are not actually selling you anything. But they are fooling people into thinking they are a ‘job agency’ of some kind.
Which they are certainly not. And I find this very unethical.
Because they are really just affiliates who earn commissions promoting stuff to you. Some of which (ie. Online Flex Job) I would consider a scam or very close to it.
So there’s definitely some red flags here. Which is why I won’t be recommending this site to you.
Update: May 8, 2018
The owner of American Online Jobs, Brenda, contacted me in the comments section.
She brought to my attention that there is in fact a members training area. So I watched the first four videos (that’s all that is out at this point) and it turns out there is some good beginner training here.
As of writing this, there are 4 lessons available and at least 2 more coming shortly.
The training shows people the basics of referral marketing (affiliate marketing). Specifically, how to earn money promoting survey sites as an affiliate. And it seems in later lessons you are shown how to create a similar site to the AOJ site, so you can promote survey sites in a similar way.
There is nothing wrong with promoting survey sites, and since there is some training, this does appear to be more legitimate than I first thought.
It’s worth noting that to earn anywhere near the money she is talking about, you’ll need more than just a website. You will need a of traffic, because the payouts are very small. So I am assuming she will be covering the process of earning in more detail, within later lessons.
With that being said, I still do have one main issue with this- Online Flex Jobs. Without a doubt, this site is not legitimate, and in my review, this was my major concern. This was definitely one of the main reasons I wasn’t a fan of American Online Jobs to begin with.
I also think it’s odd how American Online Jobs says they are “hiring people”. Which is clearly not the case at all. There is no job. Period. They recommend survey sites, earn a commission when you join these, and show you how to do the same. That’s what this is about.
So my revised conclusion to this is- American Online Jobs may be worth joining if you want to learn how to promote survey sites as an affiliate. There is some introductory training and it’s possible to earn money this way. However, I do not recommend signing up with Online Flex Job.
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