Published on March 1st, 2009 | by Charlie Wright0
Do these robots really work?
Article by Charlie Wright
Don’t get me wrong.
I LIKE the idea of having robots work for me.
They could sit at my computer and find new ways to make me money while I sat around watching Marx Brothers films. They could chat to my wife about her crazy decorating ideas while I drank lager in the pub. And they could run amok through Hackney, firing laser beams at traffic wardens.
Sadly, robots like this don’t exist.
The only exception is television presenter, Dale Winton, who I’ve always assumed to be some kind of robot. When filming stops in the studio, they prop him up in a corner, safely away from radiators in case of what his inventors call “overnight melt”.
Other than that, robots haven’t yet taken over the world.
And so when I see “robots” mentioned in relation to biz opps, I’m also a bit sceptical.
Are Forex Robots all they claim to be?
At the moment Forex Robots are all the rage.
The idea the word “robot” puts in your heads is a kind of plug-in device that does all the FX trading for you.
It’s a nifty marketing phrase and gets across the idea of something being “effortless” and requiring no input, except your hard earned cash up front.
Usually all it means is that there’s some kind of software involved that helps flag up potential trades.
In the experience of almost everyone who’s ever written to me about Forex, there’s no such thing as a software programme that does it all for you.
As well as software you need good education and guidance. You need to know how to use it and interpret it. And you need to learn instinctive skills from a trusted contact.
This is why I’ve always recommended stuff like The Ultimate Forex Predictor because it combines software with education. You need both.
To give you an example, I was having a look at something called the ‘FAP Turbo’ Forex system the other week. It’s got the classic “robots make this easy” type promise.
But my concern is that this US system won’t give you the necessary support you need.
And if you’re looking at this one beware, the money-back guarantee is conditional.
They say that you have to supply screenshots of your trades to get your money back.
In my view, this is unacceptable. You shouldn’t have to prove anything. Even if you didn’t follow it to the letter, it’s your right to send it back even if you decide on a whim that it’s not for you.
A reader recommends Lightspeed
After my little rant the other week about spam offering “work from home” opportunities, I got an email that redresses the balance a bit.
“After receiving multiple emails from a company called Lightspeed Panel, I decided to look them up, and finally signed up with them about a week ago.
Since then, I’ve completed 8 surveys, each of which takes between 10 and 25 minutes to complete, and has been reasonably entertaining, looking at new adverts and so on.
For each survey completed, you receive a certain number of ‘Lightspeed points’ (typically between 50 and 110 per survey), and these can then be traded for vouchers or cash through PayPal at a rough exchange rate of 1 point per penny.
Having only been doing this a week, I’ve already got myself a £5 Amazon voucher, and am well on the way to another one.”
As my reader admits, this isn’t a lot of money at all. It’s more like a freebie here and there. So it could be worth doing but you have to be realistic.
For my money, you’d be a lot better off, with far less effort, if you tried a decent comping service. You just have to enter your name and address somewhere and that’s about all you need to do.
By entering these things every day you can start winning a constant trickle of freebie stuff – and occasionally some whopping prizes.
Here’s a recent Biz Opp Jungle review for one called Simply Prizes.
And finally today,
Money for cheap electricity and gas
I’ve been doing a bit of digging into Utility warehouse. Certainly it seems above board, and it’s been widely promoted. For instance, they recommend it over at other services like Business Opportunity Review UK.
I’m not sure about MLMs normally, but at least this one offers a valuable core product and doesn’t rely solely on hype-only referrals.
The idea is that you’re recommending a provider of cheap utilities – gas, electricity, landlines, internet etc.
One forum member put the potential income from this MLM at around £360 per month by introducing about 15 local businesses to the service.
So there’s potential here. If you’ve tried it leave a comment below.