“Countless Web sites cropped up in 2009 that claimed you could learn how to make money from home using Google or Twitter and offered a free trial of learning materials. The Web sites often included the Google or Twitter moniker and logo. As a result, many people who complained to BBB thought they were getting a job with Google or Twitter when in, fact, they were being lured into another misleading free-trial offer and were billed every month for the materials and other mystery charges that added up to hundreds of dollars.”
Google can make you rich, especially if you bought shares of the company early on, were one of their earliest employees or own a savvy online product they want to acquire. But stay-at-home parents, take note: Google probably will not make you rich. Unless you launch a very successful blog, your odds of striking Google gold from the comfort of your living room while wearing a Snuggie are slim to none. Keep dreamin’, kids.
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