As important as it is to recognize a scam, it’s also important to know what is not a scam.
You know the story. The boy who was tending the sheep thought it was fun to cry “Wolf,” just to see the villagers run out to help him. But then when there really was a wolf, and he cried out, nobody came.
Scams are real. Just like wolves. But just because someone might cry, “Scam!” doesn’t mean it is one.
It’s kind of funny. I think one of the reasons why people cry “Scam” when it really isn’t, is similar to the motive of the boy in the story. (I’m picturing a little boy standing on a hillside yelling, “Scam!”) It gets a lot of attention.
Think about it. When you write a post, or make a YouTube video, pointing out some scam, you get traffic. Your rankings probably go up. It’s good for business.
And it’s very helpful to point out a scam if it really is a scam. It could save some sheep!
But if you’re wrong, it’s bad for integrity! And it certainly doesn’t help anyone.
Wolves and Scams Have This in Common
What do wolves and scams have in common?
They both devour.
A scam basically eats your money. It intrudes into your life, and takes without giving.
A scam may be like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It may pretend to be other than it is. But when you get to the heart of it, the wolf doesn’t care about you. Just about itself.
It takes without giving, or only gives enough to make it look good and fool you. In the end, you lose.
So How Do We Know that Kidazzler Is NOT a Scam
They don’t take your money.
It doesn’t cost anything to join Kidazzler. There are no upgrades to pay for either. It’s totally free.
If something is free, it’s not a scam.
But they give money.
Kidazzler has held contests for its members and has paid out more than $6,000 in prize money.
I have seen numerous people post in the Kidazzler Facebook group that they have indeed received their prize money.
A scam doesn’t do that.
They communicate clearly.
Kidazzler is very upfront about what they’re doing and how you can be a part of it.
They are building a directory of businesses and activities that will help parents in providing the best they can for their kids, whether that means going out to eat, taking music lessons, going on an educational outing, or going to the dentist.
And Kidazzler wants to share the revenue generated by this with anyone who wants to participate in creating it.
They don’t make any promises.
They don’t promise that you’ll earn any certain amount.
They let you know whenever your “Earning Potential” goes up, but they are careful to point out that there is a difference between “Earning Potential” and “Actual Earnings.”
In April, Kidazzler will begin Phase 2, which includes contacting businesses and inviting them to advertise in the Kidazzler directory. When a business pays Kidazzler, Kidazzler pays the person (like you or me) who referred the business. That’s how potential earnings turns into actual earnings.
Kidazzler is very clear about this process.
They are committed to making this work.
They are offering people an opportunity to participate. You yourself can do as much or as little as you want.
But Kidazzler wants you to know that they are committed to working out a carefully thought out plan, and doing their best, so that everyone involved experiences a benefit.
They readily answer questions.
They are very willing to answer any questions that members have.
I have seen different members ask the same question, not realizing that it’s already been answered a few times already. Kidazzler staff is so patient and gracious in either answering the question again or referring to the place where the answer can be found.
They put a quota on the number of businesses one person can refer.
If this was a scam, they would let everyone refer as many businesses as they could, for Kidazzler’s own benefit.
But that’s not how they’ve chosen to work their business. They want as many people to benefit as possible.
So, with the combination of having a limit to the number of businesses that one person can refer, and also making compensation available to those who invite friends to join, they are not only sharing revenue, but sharing it with as many people as they can.
At the same time, to further benefit those who have already joined, they increase the quota each month.
This is a very well-thought-out, balanced, beneficial, and motivating approach.
Meet the Founder
The founder and CEO of Kidazzler is Alex Rehman. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Here’s what he says:
“We are driven by a sense of purpose to do GOOD, not just by profits.”
And he goes on to say:
“I know that FAITH brought all of us together, HOPE unites us, and LOVE for our children will make us successful.”
In what they say and what they do, I see Kidazzler living this out.
Back to the Hillside
So there’s the boy with his sheep on the hillside. And along comes a… what is it?
It’s big. It has an udder. It seems to be chewing its cud. And walking slowly.
He could cry, “Wolf!” That would definitely get people’s attention.
Or he could make friends with it and maybe even have the benefit of some milk.
I know… sheep give milk, too. But it would be a little extra. Or maybe a lot extra. Who knows?
But what if he doesn’t know how much milk he could get from the… whatever it is (let’s just call it a cow).
Does that unknown element (not knowing how much milk it would produce) make it a wolf?
In my opinion, milk or no milk, if it looks like a cow, walks like a cow, chews like a cow, and moos like a cow, it’s a cow.
So, if you hear anyone cry “wolf” about a cow, I would say, “Look me in the face and tell me that.”
For More Info
For my step-by-step instructions on how to earn money with Kidazzler, click here.
To join Kidazzler, click here.
If you sign up, please look me up on Facebook (Danette Maloof), and I’ll make sure you get connected with the Kidazzler community, as well as hopefully answer any questions you may have along the way.