With so many ‘home-based jobs’ advertised online, many people are wondering if you can make money sending emails.
The short answer is yes, you can.
But it’s not as simple as signing up to a program and sending a few emails either. In fact, the majority of so-called ‘email sending jobs’ I’ve come across are not legitimate.
Read on to learn the difference between legitimate email opportunities, and the scams.
Make Money Sending Emails To Your Own Email List
The first method of earning money from ’email sending’ is called email marketing.
Email marketing is a legitimate way to earn by sending emails, however, this is a business, not a job. And there’s a lot more to this process if you really want to earn money.
So, how does it work?
In short, your goal is to setup a ‘capture page’ that gives people something of value in return for their email address. If you are targeting people in the ‘weight loss niche’ for example, you could give people a ‘guide to weight loss’ ebook in return for their email.
Once the person subscribes, your goal is to give them valuable content and continue to help them solve a real problem they face. In doing so, you can promote useful and relevant products as an affiliate or as a product vendor.
There’s a lot more to this process, but this is the ‘nutshell’ explanation about how it works. And it does work. Done correctly, this can net you a significant income online as it’s a very effective marketing strategy.
However, it takes learning real internet marketing skills to get to this point. You don’t simply ‘signup’ and start getting email leads. Your email list is an asset and (like any asset) you need to build it. You also can’t just spam people on your email list either, or you will get a bad reputation and they will not buy from (or through) you.
Thankfully, this is something anyone can do with the right training, and it’s well worth the effort.
What would I know? This is exactly what I do myself to earn money as an affiliate. On this very website, you can sign up to my email list and learn how to get started online for free.
Legitimate Home Jobs ‘Involving’ Email Sending
Outside of the world of internet marketing, there are many legitimate remote jobs that involve sending and/ or reading emails in one way or another.
For example, admin assistants respond to customer email enquiries, book appointments and send out invoices via email. Then there are marketing specialists who are hired on an hourly rate or contract to perform email marketing for their clients.
The use of email in marketing is massive, and can involve a number of different roles within any given company. However, while each of these jobs deal with email sending in one way or another, they often involve much more than this.
Companies that hire people to ‘send pre-written emails’ will often outsource these tasks to lower income countries.
Think about it. Why pay a worker in the US a full salary to perform menial data entry tasks (that anyone with no qualifications can do), when the same work can be done for a fraction of the price from less developed countries? It makes no sense.
Not to mention, most companies use an autoresponder to automate the bulk of their everyday email sending requirements.
So, while there are many legitimate jobs (remote or otherwise) that involve the sending of emails, most companies do not pay good money for ‘someone’ to pump out generic emails each day. This is simply not reality.
Email Sending Job Scams
Unfortunately, this is where the bulk of so called ’email sending jobs’ fit into.
They claim you can make $100’s per day, in some cases $1,000’s per day, and all you need to do is push a few buttons. You’ll get paid ‘per email sent’ and it’s so easy anyone can do it.
All you need to do is pay the fee (normally between $50-$100) and you qualify!
Except the whole thing is a blatant scam, and the only one’s making money are the scammers behind it.
To give you some insight into how these scams work, I decided to show you some examples.
Email Sending Jobs | www.emailsendingjobs.biz
This is probably one of the most common and misleading scams of them all.
They claim it’s as easy as signing up and within minutes you can begin earning between $250-$500 per day sending pre-written emails. They even provide an ‘income calculator’ to see your income potential.
This is a common trick used by many link posting scam websites so this is a serious red flag in and of itself for this reason.
According to their website:
…most of our members easily earn $25.00 for every successfully sent and processed email.
This is the exact same pitch used by the Email Processing System which is one of the lowest quality programs online. I am guessing these two programs are one and the same.
This scheme leads people to believe it’s a job when the reality is really quite different. It’s a chain recruiting scheme. They charge you a fee to signup, and your job is then to recruit others to do the same. This goes on and on, mass recruiting via spam as many people as possible.
There is no real product or service, you are paying to qualify for recruitment commissions. Not only is this an unsustainable model, but it’s highly unethical. Spamming people on social media to recruit them into a scheme like this is a ridiculous way to build an online business.
In any case, this is clearly not a job or a legitimate business of any kind.
Paid To Send Email | www.paidtosendemail.com
According to the Who.Is database, this website was registered anonymously in May of 2016.
It operates similar to many online scams in that, they use a sales video that makes a bunch of unsubstantiated claims about making easy money. Then they top it off with a bunch of fake testimonials using paid actors.
The program costs $27 upfront which is meant to help you make money sending emails. However, once they’ve lured you in, the upselling begins.
As you can see from the screenshot below, people are losing money left and right:
This is not a job and it does not teach you how to make money with email marketing. It sucks you in, and takes as much money from you as possible.
Home Base Work | homebasework.net
This one was a little different to the examples shown above. This site allows you to signup for free first, but it’s only once you are inside (and you have given them your email address) that you get the full story.
The income claims this site makes are laughable. Apparently, you can make up to $1,000 per day sending random emails to random people. All you need to do is pay them $80! What a deal.
Even more funny is the ‘job description’ they provide. This would have to be the most ill-explained, convoluted ‘botch up’ of a job description I have ever seen in my life.
It makes very little sense.
When you read through that rubbish and try to make sense of it, you are essentially being asked to send out a bunch of spam emails to random people about anything and everything. From dating and sex toys to confectionary coupons.
The other interesting thing is how this site continually mentions the need for good grammar, citing this as the MAIN requirement. Without exaggerating, this is by far the worst written copy I have seen on any website.
You’d think if they were making $30k per month, they’d hire someone who could string a sentence together, right? Call me a skeptic.
What About ‘Home Job’ Sites With No Registration Fees?
The last thing I wanted to mention was the ‘no upfront investment’ sites. They offer people a ‘work at home job’ without a registration fee, all you need to do is download a ‘special software’.
Unfortunately, this approach catches many people off guard.
Many people assume that, since you’re not paying anything, it must be legit. Or at the very least, less risky. I do like the ‘free trial’ setup in general as it does reduce a lot of risk. You get to ‘try before you buy’.
In this case however, there’s a hidden agenda.
For starters, the whole ‘software download’ thing is BS.
For example, a site called “www.emailsendingjobs.net” promises you a download of some special software. But what really happens is they send you though an endless string of offers and make you jump through many hoops for no gain whatsoever.
Why do they do this? Because they make money when you complete surveys, questionnaires and offers and surveys etc. They are affiliates for the sites that serve those surveys etc.
Good for them, but this means you will be spending hours running around in circles, with nothing to show for it. And you are never shown how to ‘make money sending emails’. Period.
What’s worse, quite often these sites will share your email address with other marketers for a profit. As explained at the outset, you really can make money with an email list. However, sites like this go about the process very unethically.
Rather than build a legitimate email list, they grab emails from people under false pretences and spam the heck out of them. They profit by sharing this information with other marketers.
This results in a TON of email spam and a bunch of empty promises. Nothing more.
There are legitimate ways to earn money ‘sending emails’. But most of the so called ‘work at home jobs’ online are either low quality schemes or outright scams.
In reality, if you want to make money this way, you have two options:
- Get some qualifications and find a legitimate job involving email marketing
- Learn how to do internet marketing and build your own email list
I personally prefer ‘option 2’ because I’d rather earn passive income instead of trading my time for dollars with a job.
What you decide to do is up to you, but hopefully this article has given you some insight how this stuff really works. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.