You might have landed on this post, probably because you were looking for legit ways to make money online. I have earlier written reviews about many platforms on my other blogs, and today’s post is about Ceenote Services.
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Let me start by introducing Ceenote services.
Ceenote is an online company promising to earn you money online, by simply referring others or promoting their products. You can also make money by advertising your products and services on their website, after signing up, paying and becoming an agent. I personally, created an account on their portal, just to investigate and confirm whether this is true or just a scam.
Their web address is www.ceenoteservices.com and the domain was registered on 21st of June, 2019 at 7:45am Kenyan time. The sponsoring registrar or rather the company that hosts the domain is Net Earth One Limited whose IANA ID is 1005, with the name servers pointing to Sasa Host Limited where the website is currently hosted. I may not be very sure, but according to the information on their website, their offices are probably located in Kakamega as the address states; P.O. BOX 500-50100, Kakamega.
Ceenote does not require any skills to use. The minimum requirement to take part in this opportunity of ‘making money online’ is to have access to the internet, and of course the registration amount of 330 Kenyan Shillings for the lowest package.
Ceenote claims you can make money every day using their site. In other words, you can earn income up to 3k per day, or even more depending on your ‘hard work’. Wow! This seems like a good opportunity to earn some extra cash right? Continue reading before deciding whether you need Ceenote or not, because, to be honest, I am not buying into any of those statements. In the past, I have been involved in many projects that claim to earn you money online, but most of them have turned out to be scams. All in all, I don’t see how this site is any different. Take a very good example of Public Likes and Investor.
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My Personal Experience… A Bitter one Indeed
Most of these make-money-online sites are full of self-interested individuals who sweet talk you before payment, but once you join using their link, you won’t hear from them again. After talking to a lady who referred me to the system, and having shown interest in joining the site, she started calling my phone every now and then, reminding me to register.
She texted me from time to time, and for peace of mind, I decided to register my account, but she didn’t stop there. She followed up and ensured that I paid the sh. 330/= and promised to start giving me the mentorship that I needed, and some guidelines to begin my journey of making money online.
The key word here is ‘MENTORSHIP’. What’s the meaning of mentorship? Well, continue reading.
There is total lack of transparency in the system, starting from the owners to anybody who has joined the site. There is something they don’t tell us before we join, instead of repeating several times that joining the site is voluntary. To me, the mention of ‘joining the site is voluntary’ raises eyebrows.
Having considered that Sh. 330 was not that much, and being a social media expert and a web developer, I was happy that I would take advantage of this platform and advertise my services, making the opportunity worthwhile even if I lost the money. I am sad to let you know that everything was directly opposite to my expectations.
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As I was just about to post my first advert, i noticed something in the guidelines. The restrictions were far much exaggerated, and the bar was too high. I mean, yes, you can advertise, but not useful products and services. Everything there is a joke. Let me not be in a hurry to judge, just look at the screenshot below, containing a list of products and services you CANNOT advertise on Ceenote! My question is, What else can you advertise??
At Ceenote, training is simple. Its just a matter of forwarding an already typed message and that’s all. Before joining, I thought I would be taken through comprehensive mentorship and training, perhaps on a Zoom meeting or something of that kind, only to receive a message that they could have forwarded to me before joining.
This is now the mentorship.
The screenshots you see circulating on social media, showing how much these guys are earning are questionable. They are not real screenshots from their accounts. These are forwarded pictures to lure unsuspecting ‘clients’ or rather their prey.
The products they ask you promote, if you cant earn from referrals
These guys are selling things that cant even work. From Wi-Fi connection ‘in designated areas’ to cheap second hand shoes and some other funny things. Am currently in Nakuru. When I tried to test the WiFi service, this is what i got.
I later came to realize that the system is clever in a way that it gives you services that are not in your area. For example people in Kisumu will also be given areas very far away like Mombasa hindering them the opportunity to make money. This makes referrals the ONLY way to earn money on Ceenote.
The basis of making money on Ceenote Services is by transferring your worries and problems to somebody else, which i consider unfair. What do i mean? If I join Ceenote and pay 330, I will be forced to look for people, trick them to pay, earn my money back and perhaps make some profit, then forward the mentorship messages and fake screenshots for circulation in WhatsApp groups and status updates. It’s a pity. However, if you are willing to ruin your reputation and create enmity between you and friends/relatives., this is a good way to go. I personally can’t do that, considering there are Better ways of Making Money Online.
In short, the proper term that should be used to refer to Ceenote is ‘Pyramid Scheme’, that will one day disappear with people’s money like Public Likes and Investor.