Top online marketing jobs to leave you friendless.

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        	 	        		 	          			<b>Top Online Marketing Jobs to Leave You Friendless</b>

				 						Job-hunting? Think about becoming an e-mail spammer ... or a Web site spammer ... or a search engine optimizer. Here's a great opportunity to become part of a team of Web-savvy professionals who clog the Internet with unwanted ads and sell users' personal information to the highest bidder. Not only are these jobs legal, they can be downright lucrative. Here are some of the top online marketing jobs that will make you money . . . and leave you alone and friendless.

E-mail Spammer

Ever wonder where all that spam in your inbox comes from? An untold number of people make up to $100,000 a year sending out unwanted messages and solicitations. One spammer told it’s common to set up “harvest sites,” such as ones for free magazine subscriptions, that dupe users into entering their e-mail addresses, which then get sold.

Fake Viral Videographer

More than 1 million people recently viewed a fake viral video of a death-defying stunt as part of a videographer’s way to generate interest in Microsoft Germany. The point of the video was to “entertain people and to demonstrate the unbelievable possibilities of good planning,” marketing giant MRM Worldwide said in a statement. Strategists behind these highly-successful campaigns can more than $100,000 a year, industry insiders say.


The Better Business Bureau consistently warns consumers to be weary of telemarketing scams. In many cases, the calls violate U.S. and Canadian “Do Not Call Registry” laws and actually perform services that consumers can do on their own for free – like negotiating lower interest rates with their credit provider.

Blogger for Hire

Like viral videographers, bloggers can also provide phony support for a product. The diet supplement company Urban Nutrition recently got in hot water for allegedly paying people to create fake “independent product-review blogs” to recommend their product with bogus “Customer Choice Awards.”

Ringtone Seller

Be sure to read the fine print before buying a ringtone online. While most claim to be a one-time buy, typically 99 cents each, many consumers are duped into believing they’ll be charged for a single purchase when ringtone sellers are actually selling them a service that provides multiple ringtones, sometimes up to $9.99 per month.

Search Engine Optimizer

Ever wonder why “nonsense” Web sites sometimes turn up in your search results on Google or Yahoo? That’s because search engine optimizing scammers work full-time to create thousands of other Web sites that link to the spam site. For example, the creator of is hoping to dupe would-be visitors to, a legitimate site that bills itself as an online security resource.


That Google search may seem reliable, but spam can be hidden within those top ten results. A common technique by a “spamdexer” is to include keywords like “health care” at the bottom of their Web page to boost search results. But instead of getting the legitimate site you hoped for, unsuspecting users will see sites masquerading as the real thing.

Site Spammer

Online advertising communities like Craigslist become much less useful when littered with advertisements seeking spam posters for the “casual encounters” section. An advertisement at recently called for an “experienced Craigslist poster” to produce up to 600 advertisements daily for up to 5 cents per response.


Nobody wants spyware infecting their computer, but what’s worse is fake spyware-protecting software. A ‘scamwarer’ earns money by offering fake security software to worried computer users and proceeds to steal credit card information and even user identities. According to some estimates, the criminals who create these pages earn just cents for every user they redirect to sites selling the bogus software, but the numbers quickly add up.

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This is truly shocking. Thank you for bringing it to my attention as I do not spam I mean use the the Fox website…

good post :smiley:

What if you start out friendless to begin with?

Still looking for a job as an astroturfer, I get accused of it a lot so may as well make some money doing something I’m good at. Problem is there isn’t a whole lot of call for a free marketeer propagandist out there – most companies want you to astroturf in favor of government intervention that benefits them directly.

Oh well, maybe just go for ‘blogger for hire’.

At least you don’t act the part.