If I were to follow some of the comments that get left on my blog – I moderate them – I would really start to wonder.  I have a small penis, I need to find a wife from Russia and would I like to advertise on a Bass Fishing site.  No, no and no.  I just delete them.

Then, today, I saw one I found most interesting:

We need freelance writers desperately. After looking over this article, We must have you on our staff. We pay $35-$50 hourly. Our leading people are pulling in over $91K per year, composing part-time.
Please swing by and see what we have to offer.

Really?  If someone really wanted me on their staff, I’m sure they would be smart enough to send me an email.  It isn’t that difficult to figure out my name and find my phone number, I’m sure.  I removed the website URL from the above quote, but I was bored and thought I’d check it out.

It looks really good, they even have “requirements” to join:

  • Must be 18 years or older to join
  • Must have access to the internet
  • Have at least 1 hour a week to dedicate to this
  • The ability to follow directions
  • Complete the writing jobs you are given

It sounds legit, doesn’t it?

Until you see where they want you to pay $68.00 in order to join.  Oh, but this month, they offer a half-off coupon, so it’s only $34.00.

Just in case you weren’t aware of this, I thought I’d pass it on.  No legitimate company expects you to pay them to find a job for you.  Employers pay, employees do not.