It seems like every day you see these offers in your email inbox–offers like “Make $1,000 a day for only 20 minutes of work!” Yikes.
Logically, this doesn’t seem to make sense, unless you’re robbing a bank. (Even then, I suspect you’d have to do a heck of a lot more than 20 minutes of planning for this kind of operation, although I have no personal experience.)
There are lots of opportunities to make money out there. Your biggest friend is going to be RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH. I would be leery of any opportunity that requires you to spend money. In most cases, what I’ve seen is that ridiculous promises of high pay for little work come at a cost–someone wants you to pay for the information.
Paying for information may be OK, as long as you realize that “money-making opportunities” are usually not jobs at all, but are “business opportunities” that require significant investment of time and money from you. If you decide= to pay for this kind of information, be sure you know exactly what information is being provided in order to avoid disappointment. Listen to your gut if you feel uncomfortable about paying for a particular offer. One more thing to remember is that often, the information may be available for free, if you know where to look and what to look for.