It can be great to know that there are opportunities to make money online for free. However, many people do worry about trying to do this as they fear that they are at risk of being scammed. It is a real fear, sadly, as there are sites out there that will do this. However, there are also genuine sites out there as well where you can make money. It is worth understanding the best ways to tell the difference between the two types of sites so that you can be confident that you will be able to make money.

Firstly never pay any money to a site without being completely sure first. Make sure that you can trust them. There are several different checks that you can do to make sure that you can trust the site. Firstly look at the site, read lots of the pages, look at the terms and conditions and see where the company is based. Use the contact page to get in touch with them and ask them questions about how the site works and see what sort of answer you get this should help you to decide if you trust them. Also check the security certificate on the site and see whether the details of the person who registered the site, match to the details on the site itself. Look for a padlock on the site as well, this shows information you send is encrypted which is particularly important if you send any bank details.

Before signing up to a site it is really important to do further checks. If it looks genuine to you, that is great, but you need to make sure that it really is. Therefore it is worth doing some more research. If you search online, you will find websites where people review money making sites. Search for forums and message boards that have information about the site that you feel you would like to use. Hopefully you will be able to find threads about that particular site and people’s experience of using it. The more information you can find the better and it is best if it is up to date information as obviously things can change. You are likely to find that there will always be some negative about a site, in fact if everything is positive it can almost look suspicious as there is always going to be someone that is unhappy. If you have friends or family members that make money online, then asking them could be another way to get information about these types of sites. Do be careful with all recommendations though as often sites will have referral schemes so people get a bonus if they refer someone. While there is nothing wrong with this and genuine sites will do it, it does mean that people could be biased towards particular sites because they will gain a lot by recommending it.  If you cannot find any information then it could be better to take a look at a different site as it is always good to make sure that you are really careful.

So while there are a lot of ways that you can make money online for free, it is wise to make sure that the site that you use is genuine. Look at reviews and examine the site in detail and check out the customer services and the security before you sign up. It is wise to be cautious as there are sites out there which are scams and you do not want to be ripped off.