Scammers and Schemers
Check the offers out first!
It is time again for a reminder about scams and schemes. Please remember never to open email attachments from people you don’t know, protect your passwords, and if it sounds too good to be true,it is. For more information on how to protect yourself go to the AMTA website, Protect Yourself from Email Scams
Be wise when you advertise!!
There are also new advertising methods gaining popularity in which the advertiser asks you to sell your services for half price, then they market a “group” sale for you. They generally take half of the amount you sell your gift certificates for, so you in effect work for 1/4 your regular price. They often sell very large quantities of the gift certificates. If you choose to work with one of these group sales companies, please be sure to “do the math.”. Be sure that if you sell a huge quantity of gift certificates that you have the time and effort to honor them within the prescribed timeframe and that you are aware of the bottom line of what you are making on them. Always take your time with decisions and always do the math and honor your own boundaries.