If you’ve been on the hunt for paid jobs to do on the internet, then chances are you’ve bumped into a site called American Online Jobs and you wanna know if it can be trusted, right?
Well, you’re certainly in the right place because I’m about to give you the lowdown on the online job provider and reveal the truth.
Name: American Online Jobs (AOJ).
Cost: Free (+ hidden fees).
My Score: 2/10.
Verdict: Not Recommended. Why? Because although ‘AOJ’ appears to be a “job site” offering you web-based work on the surface, it’s just a load of old baloney.
Instead, it’s a portal to a bunch of extremely low-paying ‘GPT’ opportunities and some random product, so the site creator(s) can pocket at your expense.
I’m no expert on the online job front, but I’m pretty sure that’s NOT how the cyber job industry works lol.
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What’s The Idea Behind American Online Jobs?
Very similar to another web-based job site I’ve reviewed called My Home Job Search – ‘AOJ’ is a directory that’s meant to fix you up with a job you can do on your computer or laptop from the comfort of your own home.
Once you land on the ‘AOJ’ website, you’re immediately greeted by a bunch of quick and easy pre-screening questions to answer (Step #1).
And then you hit the “Apply” tab followed by completing Step #2 in order to set up your account so you can choose the perfect job(s) that matches your criteria.
Sounds fairly straightforward, right?
Unfortunately, ‘AOJ’ is a little misleading, and I’m about to explain why…
What Really Goes on Behind The Scenes of ‘AOJ’
Firstly, the pre-screening questions are just to give the appearance that you’re gonna be presented with real online jobs to apply for.
The reason why the questions serve no actual purpose is that when you hit the “Click Here To Apply” tab, you’re directed to a totally different site called InboxPounds or Global Test Markets which pay you for doing tasks like surveys.
Whether you decide to join InboxPounds/Global Test Market (via an affiliate link) or not, you can skip that part and continue straight to Step #2.
As for the second step, you’ll be creating a free account with a site called Online Flexjob, which again, isn’t ‘AOJ’ and makes you wonder if the platform actually exists at all lol.
Online Flexjob supposedly works in 3 steps:
- Create a Processing Profile
- Pick Your Job(s)
- Start Working
But after I did a little digging into Online Flexjob, it doesn’t provide any jobs whatsoever.
In fact, they want your details in order for you to buy and download some “anti-virus” software (via MaxBounty) so they can pocket a nice affiliate commission from your purchase.
Going back to ‘AOJ’ – underneath the Step #2 tab, there’s a bunch of free bonus money-making opportunities: Inbox Dollars, Toluna, MySurvey, Opinion Outpost, Survey Voices, Opinion City, e-Poll, and Pinecone Research.
But I wouldn’t exactly refer to these as “online jobs” because they’re nothing but ‘GPT’ (Get Paid To) sites that literally pay you a pittance for your time.
A couple of which also come across as tacky and hyped up opportunities.
In my experience, you’ll be EXTREMELY lucky to make $100 per survey, let alone $300+ for completing a bunch of the tedious things!
If surveys really paid out a fortune, I guess we’d all be doing them, hey?
Don’t get me wrong, there’s some money to be made doing surveys. But they’re not gonna be life-changers.
The very last section at the bottom of the ‘AOJ’ website requires your name and email to gain access to a member training area which gives you 9 training videos from a lady named Brenda.
The training covers generic information on referral marketing (aka affiliate marketing), getting your own ‘AOJ’ website – allowing you to earn affiliate commissions, and promoting your site via ads on Facebook groups.
In a way, the training bears a resemblance to the outdated stuff inside Rory Ricord and Padlock Income – spamming FB groups with ads, which is a no-go area in my book because it’s not an effective way of building a Biz.
I dunno about you, but I’m totally confused when it comes to ‘AOJ’ because first you’re led to believe it’s a “JOB” site which turns out to be a site sweet-talking you into joining “GPT” opportunities…
And then you get your own ‘AOJ’ site enabling you to earn “affiliate commissions” when folks join ‘GPT’ opportunities through your site.
But there’s just one problem… No website is provided strangely enough lol.
My Final Thoughts…
To be perfectly honest, American Online Jobs is confusing as hell because there are ZERO job listings, it’s focused on totally different money-making opportunities, and you don’t get a website (as promised in the training) either.
In my opinion, the guys behind the site should be upfront with you about how it REALLY works from the get-go (using GPT sites and Affiliate Marketing) instead of leading you astray with the whole “online job search” thing.
The Bottom Line: Since ‘AOJ’ doesn’t cost anything and you also get some value in the form of basic training videos, it would be unfair to label it a flat-out scam.
But on the other hand, it’s very deceptive and doesn’t deliver on its promises…
So on that note, ‘AOJ’ is not recommended.
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