Work At Home Institute Review: Scam Or Legit?
Name: Work at Home Institute
Owner: Bobbie Robinson
Overall Rank: 1/2 point out of 100
The Work at Home Institute is a work at home opportunity from “the #1 job consultant in America,” which promises anyone can earn money from home.
Work at Home Institute claims to teach people how to post links online to make a large amount of money from home with little time and effort.
I don’t know about you, but I am finding those statements to be just a tad vague.
“Make a large amount of money” can be interpreted from one end of the money scale to the other, depending on who is reading it. For some, $100 could be a large amount of money, and for others $5000 pops immediately into the head.
Truth is, there is no way to determine the amount of money an individual could possibly make using this program. There are just too many variables that can influence the outcome, here, good or bad.
Work At Home Institute Pros And Cons
hmmmmm I had trouble coming up with any pros, but I guess I could say WAH Institute offers the convenience of some necessary information to get started with an internet marketing business, saving you the time to find it out on your own.
WAH Institute throws out more red flags than the Steelers have in penalty flags. No offense Steelers’ fans. 🙂
no free trial
you must pay up front before you know what you’re getting
they ask for your e-mail address before you can enter the full site
difficulty getting response from support
unable to contact the owner directly
multiple websites, with different URL’s, showing the same ads and wording
fake identical news reports on youtube on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS and USA Today from WAHInstitute.come and as ads for a company called Home Jobs Revealed . The stories are identical, but the cities and names of the women are changed.
If you’re not convinced, yet, about the legitimacy of WAH Institute, I recommend you watch the 3 youtube videos below. The first video is a fake news report talking about working from home, with no mention of WAH Institute at all, and the next 2 videos give clear explanations on how the fake ads and news reports are done:
Who is Work at Home Institute For?
This program is not for beginners, even though the ad say no prior experience or education is necessary. In the reviews I read, anyone who found the least bit of success using this program had prior internet marketing experience.
Work at Home Institute Tools & Training
WAH Institute’s ads state that they have “several” training videos available and members can learn at their own pace. However, I saw no confirmation of this in any of my research. In fact, it clearly states in the ad that members have a limited 6 months of access to the training videos, so not exactly learning at their own pace, is it? In addition, the majority of the information they are providing can be found online and for FREE.
Work at Home Institute Support
Here’s what the ads say you get for your buck:
Get instant access to all our video lessons.
Learn at your own pace.
Access your material from anywhere in the world 24/7.
5 days a week phone & email support included.
6-month of unlimited access
I could not find any confirmation on the “5 days a week phone and e-mail support”. I did, however, find some rather negative comments regarding support and the training videos.
Apparently, the training videos are developed by an outside source and not original. None of the videos explain how to set up a website, which is a necessary tool in affiliate marketing, or even what a domain name or hosting are.
I had the same sort of results when I researched about the support that WAH Institute offers. Claims of support tickets being ignored and having to pay for calls to speak to someone. In addition, the support tickets offer an option box to click in order to speak with Bobbie Robinson directly. However, upon clicking that box the members are informed that it was impossible to contact her directly but she had a whole lot of competent employees who were able to assist with any issues.
$97 is the “one time fee”, that comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. However, this refund is not well detailed in their Terms & Conditions or their Policy outline, stating that “if you are not making and are not satisfied” you can ask for a refund of your membership fee.
Once you pay your $97, you discover all the hidden fees and charges for additional products and services that are necessary in order for the program to even stand a chance in working. For example, you will discover AFTER joining that you will need a website. The website is free, but will cost you an additional $200 for someone else to design and set it up. Now, how is that free?
My Final Opinion
A few years back, I believe I was suckered into trying this same program in hopes of supplementing my regular full time income. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the company, but as I recall, the ads are remarkably identical boasting the same empty promises. Needless to say, I earned not one red cent from the program and found the instructions so difficult to understand that I simply gave up after several failed attempts to get some help.
After much online research, I found that Work at Home Institute had more than a fair share of their own scam complaints, including reports of additional fees after joining; unable to get refunds as promised; false advertising in ads; multiple sites with different URL’s with the exact same wording and images; fake news reports on youtube on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS and USA Today…the scam list goes on.
Wahinstitute.com, also known as homejobmanual.com, is, in my opinion, most definitely a scam. They are not looking to teach you anything about having a long career in internet affiliate marketing. They don’t care if you succeed or not. They not only want your $97 up front, but want all the money you’re willing to give them with the hopes of making thousands of dollars a month.
Work at Home Institute have 6 of the 9 major work from home red flag warning signs listed on my page How To Identify Work From Home Scams. These include, but are not limited to:
Too good to be true. Anything that sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. This should be the first thing you ask yourself before considering any offers, “is this offer too good to be true?” Tip offs: you didn’t contact them, they contacted you; the pay is great and doesn’t match your skills or the level of work; you get the job right away after a quick phone interview.
Vague or ridiculously simple job requirements and job description. This could be things like: must be 18; must be a citizen; must have internet access; and obscure program benefits.
Search results come up empty. If you are asked for an online interview, do some checking first. Your search results should come up with something on any legit company. See what you can find and if it matches to what you’ve been told so far. This can also mean back links or URL addresses that lead to nowhere.
If you’re asked to provide confidential info. Some fraudulent businesses will ask for your bank account for direct deposit purposes or e-mail address to gain access…DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFO!
They want you to pay for something up front. Legit companies don’t ask employees for money.
Trust your gut! If you sense it’s a scam, it more than likely is. Trust that!