American Online Jobs Review: Another to Avoid

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If you have ever searched for a way to make money from home, you may have come across a website called AOJ, otherwise known as the American Online Jobs.  It’s a company that connects “traditional” job seekers with a non-traditional work from home opportunity.  It’s much like the many job boards out there, at least at first glance.  According to the website, they are passionate about connecting job seekers with opportunities online and have more than 20 years of combined experience.

While the website looks legit at first, is it really legit?  Is it worth your time?

In today’s review, I will explore American Online Jobs and tell you how it works as well as if it’s worth your time.  As always, I’m 100% honest and will never promote something I wouldn’t use.

How Does It Work?

If you land on the main website, it allows you to search for jobs just like any other job portal.  You will enter a keyword of interest as well as a zip code.  There’s nothing new here.

In doing so, it will then produce some results, as you would expect.

At the time of this review, they had more than 950+ jobs worldwide, all of which were remote-based.  These jobs ranged anywhere from customer service jobs to part-time entry-level jobs.  Most of the jobs I saw seemed to be entry-level and had potential, again, at least at first glance.

If you had an interest in any of these jobs, you could click on the job title to see more information, such as the job description and the requirements.

Honestly, most of what you need to know is listed on this posting, however, when you want to apply, you will have to join a talent network.   What I saw was that the descriptions were vague.

Joining the Talent Network

Now, joining the talent network is free and it is required to apply for the jobs.  However, when I went to apply for the jobs, it was mostly garbage from what I could see.

Let me explain.

First, all of the jobs took me to a job screening of sorts, at least the ones I clicked on did.

Immediately after filling out the first pre-screening questions, it told me it would take 15 minutes to complete the “screener.”  All this screener was to get you to join survey programs, most of which were legit, but it had nothing to do with applying to the job I initially wanted.

For example,  step #1 said I needed to apply to the company mentioned, in this case, Branded Surveys, to go onto step two.  I didn’t join, but I was able to go on to the next step.

Doing this only provides them with a commission and does nothing for the job you applied to.  While the company they are promoting is legit, it won’t make you much money.

After telling you to join multiple survey panels, you can then “register a new account” to help train to work from home.  Picture this as “training.”

This is a series of “orientation” videos you can watch, which teaches you how to find jobs via the following platforms.  This is the navigation panel when I made it to orientation.

It’s not much ground-breaking information.  In fact, most videos were only a minute long and had multiple thumbs down on YouTube.

All in all, the company just pushes you to sign up with survey companies so that they can make money.  And, while there’s nothing wrong with these survey companies, it’s not a way to make true money online.  I stress this a lot.  You can make a few dollars a day if that, but you won’t make a full-time living.

After you go through all nine lessons, then again, it will take you to yet another survey site in hopes you sign up so they can pocket some money.

Final Thoughts

0/10In the end, skip out on American Online Jobs. 

They use misleading tactics that make it seem like hundreds of jobs are available in which you can work from home.  All it will lead you to, as you can see, are to survey companies that will only make them money through commission.  It’s all junk.  The orientation is a joke and I couldn’t find anything worth your time.  It’s companies like this that give the “work from home” field a bad name.  Again, while these survey companies are fine, they won’t make you much.

If you want to work from home and work part- or full-time, you can find companies hiring; you just need to know where to look.  If you want to pay for a premium service, I highly recommend FlexJobs, a company that has thousands of jobs that are pre-screened, all of which you can work from home for all experience levels.  If you don’t want to pay, that’s fine, as Indeed and Glassdoor can often yield some results too!  There are a lot of reputable companies that can actually help you.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on what I have written or maybe you have an experience to share, then, by all means, share your thoughts below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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