Hello and welcome to my Computer Elevate review.
I discovered Computer Elevate recently while researching different work at home opportunities. And this one says it pays you to post links on the internet, which sounded interesting, so I decided to take a closer look to see if it was the real deal or just another scam.
To sum it up… what I found was that “link posting” isn’t a real work at home job and that Computer Elevate is not a legitimate opportunity. Instead of helping you make money, the people behind this just try to sell you as much stuff as possible.
So there’s no way I could recommend this to you in good conscience.
Read on to learn more about Computer Elevate, how it works, and why I don’t believe it’s the best option for making money online.
What Is Computer Elevate?
According to the Computer Elevate website, Computer Elevate is a work at home program that pays you money to post links on the internet, in just 60 minutes each day.
The site says that big companies, like Amazon and Walmart, are hiring people to place links for them on the internet. And that Computer Elevate helps you profit from this.
The site also tells the story of a stay at home Mom named Diane Collins who used this system to go from totally broke and desperate, to making huge amounts of money online. And apparently, all she did was post links online in the same way she’s going to show you.
It’s a convincing story, but unfortunately I don’t believe it’s real.
Well, first of all, I’m quite sure that her story is fake. Because it’s the same story that many different versions of this same site have used over the years. They just keep on re-using the same story but with different names and stock photos – over and over again.
The funny thing about this version of the program is that they actually admit they’re using a pen name and stock photo for privacy reasons. Which is fine, I don’t have a problem with that. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to protect your privacy. So that’s not what concerns me.
What does concern me, however, is how they use the exact same story, across hundreds of different sites with different names, alias’ and web addresses. There are literally hundreds of these sites and they all use a different name and stock photo.
If it was legit… why would they need to keep changing all of the details around? If their only concern was privacy, why not just create ONE name and leave it at that?
I have a pretty good idea as to why.
I suspect the reason they keep switching things around is because it makes it a lot more difficult for people to find real reviews about a program when there’s 100’s of different versions of it.
In any case, the second point I want to make is that link posting is not a real home job. Companies like Amazon and Walmart simply do not pay people to go out and post links for them. Instead, what they do is pay people to bring them customers through a process called affiliate marketing.
In and of itself, affiliate marketing is a real business model where you get paid to promote other companies products and services through special links called “affiliate links.”
The reason I know this is because affiliate marketing is how I earn a full time income online myself, and have been doing for over five years now. And I actually work with companies like Amazon, who pay me 5-10% commissions to bring them customers.
I highly recommend you research affiliate marketing and something called “Amazon Associates” further, to verify what I am saying. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.
Here’s a screenshot of the Amazon website to show you what I mean:
Anyways, the problem with Computer Elevate is that it doesn’t provide you with proper training, tools, or support to help you make money this way.
Instead, they completely misrepresent what affiliate marketing is, by making it sound like you can just signup and get paid to copy and paste links online. Which simply isn’t true.
And unfortunately, it’s only after you join that most people realize this, and that it’s not possible to make money with this system. Let alone $100’s per day as they claim.
What’s worse, there’s a bunch of expensive upsells pushed on you after joining. They claim that your “wealth coach” will help you make lots of money, but they’re really just boiler room telemarketers who try to sell you even more, higher priced programs.
Unfortunately, the whole thing is a scam.
And it’s virtually impossible to get your money back once you’ve joined. They’re very responsive at first, while you’re giving them your money, but they go silent as soon as you request a refund.
Is Computer Elevate a Scam?
I personally believe Computer Elevate is a scam, yes.
I say this because instead of helping you get started online for real, they use clever marketing to sell a “work from home program” that doesn’t actually work.
They start by making bold claims about how easy it’s going to be to make $100’s per day. They make out as if you can just get some links and start blasting them all over the internet to make money. Which is complete and utter nonsense. No company pays you to do this.
Next, they direct you to call your “coach,” who’s job is to convince you that spending $1,000’s more (in some cases upwards of $10K) on additional products is going to help you. When in reality it just sends you deeper and deeper into debt.
And finally, once you figure out the whole thing is a scam, they make it nearly impossible to get your money back.
This is the sad reality of how this scam works and why I would simply never recommend it.
Also worth mentioning is that Computer Elevate is just one of MANY versions of this scam. There are literally 100’s (maybe 1,000’s) of different versions of this same scam.
Some versions use the name “April Matthews” while others use “Karen Johnson” or “Cynthia Sprinter” or some other alias. It’s impossible to keep up with.
Each site uses a different name for the same program, different alias’ and stock photos of the person telling the “rags to riches” story, and different web addresses. It’s an elaborate web of lies to say the least. But in the end, all link posting scams are essentially the same.
Can You Really Make Money Posting Links?
There’s no such thing as a link posting job or business. This is just something the people running Computer Elevate made up to sell their fake work at home program.
But there is a small shred of truth to it…
As I mentioned earlier, link posting is loosely based on a legitimate business model known as affiliate marketing, which is where you earn commissions promoting other companies products and services online.
The way affiliate marketing works is you partner with well known companies who sell quality products, and they pay you a commission when people buy their products though your affiliate links. Even big companies like Amazon, Walmart, Target and Nike allow you to partner with them.
And it doesn’t cost anything to sign up. These companies (and many more) run special programs called ‘affiliate programs’ which are 100% free to join. And once you’re approved, they give you a unique affiliate link so that you can earn money promoting their products.
If that’s the case, then what’s wrong with Computer Elevate?
Well, there’s a few main issues with Computer Elevate:
- First of all, they totally misrepresent the (actual) process of affiliate marketing and make it sound like a job where all you need to do is copy and paste links to get paid. Which is complete and utter nonsense.
- Second, in order to be successful with affiliate marketing, you need real tools, training and support. Otherwise you’re going to end up lost, confused and frustrated.
- Third, it takes time to earn money with affiliate marketing. There’s no such thing as a real get rich quick system. Just people who pretend there is, to sell their scam.
So to sum it up.. link posting isn’t a real way to make money online. But it is related to a real business model known as affiliate marketing, which you can make money with if you have access to proper tools and training, and if you’re willing to put some effort in.
At first glance, Computer Elevate appears to be a great work at home opportunity.
The site tells the story of a “struggling single Mom” who used the system to go from rags to riches. They pretend to be endorsed by credible news sites like Fox and CNBC in order to gain trust. And they say you need to act fast because “spots are limited” in your area, so that you buy on impulse without doing your research. The whole thing is really quite clever.
Which is why many unsuspecting people fall for it.
And embarrassingly, I was one of them. I lost money to a different version of this same exact scam several years ago, and I made it my personal mission to warn as many people as possible about these sites ever since so that less people fall into the same trap I did.
There are real ways to make money online, but unfortunately Computer Elevate isn’t one of them. In reality, the only people benefiting from it are the ones running it.
So, needless to say, I will not be recommending Computer Elevate, or anything like it, because I don’t believe it’s a legitimate way to make money online.