AOJ Online Jobs Review – SCAM or A Legit Work At Home Opportunity?

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Welcome to my AOJ Online Jobs Review.

So, you'd like to make money online and American Online Jobs says you can. I get it. I was interested too…

It would be a huge weight off your shoulders if you could earn your income at home. Not having to go to a job you hate everyday, or deal with people you don't like.

To not worry about money. It's stressful, I know.

But is AOJ the answer? Is it even legit?

Or is it just another scam?

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In my review I'm going to explain what AOJ is and why it may not be the answer you're looking for.

I’m going to cover the following topics:

  • What is AOJ (American Online Jobs)?
  • Is AOJ Online Jobs a Scam?
  • How Does AOJ Work From Home Jobs Work?
  • What I Like About AOJ Online Jobs
  • What I Don’t Like About It
  • Where Do You Go From Here?

Disclaimer:Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for AOJ Online Jobs. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info

What Is AOJ (American Online Jobs)? was registered in February 2018 and is the “mother ship” of its many clone sites – here are just some of the ones I found:

AOJ Online Jobs Review Clone Sites

If you’re here looking for a review on any of the above sites cloned sites, you’ve come to the right place. They’re all the same and each one functions in exactly the same way.

And since you’re considering American Online Jobs as a potential way to work from home, I urge you to read this AOJ review first. You’ll want to know what you’re getting into when you sign up with this company, right?

And of course, no one wants to waste their time on a scam (if it is indeed a scam) and feel bad about it.

When you visit any of the American Online Jobs sites, you’ll get the impression that it’s a legit site like Shiftgig or Snagajob where you can find (and apply to) real jobs. 

I mean, it says so in its name, right? American Online Jobs.

Unfortunately, their (multiple) sites don't tell us very much. The site did have some contact information (just an email), but I’m not sure it works. Other than that, the people behind this program and full disclosure of what they’re all about is missing from their website (they don’t even have an About Us page).

That's an important red flag, and as you'll see as we go along here, there are several more. 

You may already have your suspicions about AOJ Online Jobs, which is why you're here. I get it. Something seemed a little off to me as well. 

If you were just looking to make a little extra spending money in your spare time, a legit online survey site like or that has more recognition and trust than AOJ may be the safer bet. 

If you were looking for something with a higher earning potential though, an online business is an option. 

You may be a parent at home or having difficulty with your health for example, and making money without having to commute every day would be helpful.  

With all the junk and false promises out there though, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.

To learn how I did it, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by clicking HERE.

Is AOJ Online Jobs a Scam?

I personally think American Online Jobs has some value to it. So right now, I’m not going to call it a flat-out scam. However, as I mentioned above, I want to show you some red flags…

Red Flag #1 – No SSL Certificate

When you go to the website, you’ll see that it’s not secure.

American Online Jobs Domain Security

For a site that’s almost 2 years old, it should at least have an SSL Certificate (encrypted with https rather than http). All legit/authoritative sites now have that SSL feature for security and credibility as well.

So, that’s red flag #1!

Red Flag #2 – Weird Pre-Screening Questions

All of AOJ’s sites have questionnaires that are supposed to function as the first step to screening applicants. While that seems to be a reasonable format/requirement when applying for a job, American Online Job’s questionnaires are actually not working and are merely there for presentation (to make the site look legit).

AOJ Online Jobs Review Pre-Screening Questions

I tried answering ALL the questions (there are around 8) but can only answer one.

Every time I try to answer another question, my previous answer gets unticked. For their last question Are You Ready to Started Now – I answered NO (instead of the right answer, which is YES), and I still passed the screening and got to the CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW button.

It’s quite funny – the truth is, you can skip answering the questions or answer incorrectly (like I have) and still be allowed access to the site.

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Source: AOJ Online Jobs Start Here Page

This is a red flag as it’s clearly showing their sites (yes, all of the sites I mentioned above) are not professionally made.

Red Flag #3 – The Click Here to Apply Now Button is Fake

I already told you that I easily got access to the Click Here to Apply Now Button so I clicked on it hoping to find an application form of some kind. Well, it actually took me to a Casino game!

Of course, I hit the back button as I didn’t go there to play a game.

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Click Here to Apply Button Led to This Casino Game – Source AOJ Site

I don’t know where that Click Here to Apply button will take you when you try it yourself, but I’m quite sure it won’t be to a job application.

Red Flag #4 – Weird Step Number 2

All of AOJ Online Jobs sites have step 1 (the questionnaire) and step 2 procedures. I already told you about their weird step 1 questionnaire, but their step 2 button is even worse…

When I clicked on Step 2, it took me to a page with a video giving a demonstration on how to create accounts on survey sites.

Also, they’re giving instructions about answering at least 3 surveys (lol). I thought it funny because I went there to find an online job, not to answer surveys. And to add insult to injury, they’re even giving 8 “bonuses” in the form of 8 survey sites and get-paid-to sites that I can create accounts to.

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Now, there's nothing wrong with online surveys (the legit ones of course), but that's not what AOJ is advertising. This is another red flag as you’re supposed to be there for a work at home job, right?

Red Flag #5 – The Click Here to Access the Training/Members Area is Fake

When you click on their Training/Members Area button, you’ll be asked for your name and email address. Then you’ll be given a set of videos that are supposed to train you about referral marketing.

I was talking about their training materials when I said a while ago that I think they have some value. When I say “some”, I'm being generous.

Their video training modules actually have very little value, so in my opinion, if you were looking for this kind of training, you could do better with your own research. 

Again, I consider this a red flag because again, this is not what I was signing up for. And, their training videos are next to useless.

You went there for an online job (not for a tutorial on affiliate marketing)

Having said that, affiliate marketing is a legit way to make money, it's just not an online “job”.

Red Flag #6 – Multiple Domain Names and Websites

I already mentioned this before but I want to point it out as a red flag because legit sites usually stick with just 1 business name and 1 logo. American Online Jobs has at least 2 logos and a lot of variations on their business name and website addresses.

At this point in my AOJ Online Jobs review, I think it’s fair in my opinion to call them a scam. At the very least, they are deceiving us by pretending to be a legit job site, but that's not what they are.  

I suppose we can make an argument that they do provide “some” value and are therefore semi-legit… but it's a stretch. 

How Does AOJ Work From Home Jobs Work?

This is a complete review though… so I’m going to tell you how AOJ Online Jobs is SUPPOSED to work and how it REALLY works.

  1. American Online Jobs ads are supposed to be for online “jobs” and work at home opportunities. HOWEVER, they really don’t have any jobs to offer you.

    What they have are links to survey sites and get-paid-to sites. You’ll be joining these sites through something called affiliate links (since you’re coming from their site) in which they earn a commission. 

    There is nothing wrong with this. Affiliate marketing has been said to be the glue that keeps the internet together.

    It's just the way they go about it that's deceptive.  
  2. So really… instead of being upfront with the products/programs that they’re promoting, they’re tricking people into thinking that their site is about online “jobs” when it’s not.

    And to make matters worse, they want YOU to create similar tricky sites so you can earn money like them (and train you how to do it too). Again, affiliate marketing isn't the problem, it's the deceptive way they use it.
  3. You’re supposed to find an online job with AOJ, but their training videos are geared towards teaching you how to promote survey sites and get-paid-to sites as an affiliate. Here are some of the things their training videos cover:
  • How to use Facebook ads – While you can learn something from this, their techniques involve the use of misleading words and headlines. You know, just how they advertised their site as a source of online jobs, when they actually have no jobs to offer. Also, posting ads again and again on Facebook can get you in trouble for spamming (aside from being annoying).
  • How to advertise on Craigslist – Again, you’ll be taught how to create eye-catching (but fake) ads on Craigslist just to get clicks.
  • YouTube training – You’ll either get access to a very short YouTube marketing video or get a link to buy YouTube training. ​
  • How to use Instagram for marketing – They’ll just give you a link to a blog post about Instagram marketing.
  • How to use Pinterest for marketing – Again, they’ll give you a link to a blog post about using Pinterest for marketing.
  • E-mail marketing software – They’ll promote an email marketing software (at the time of this writing they’re promoting GetResponse). ​
  • Create a website and promote AOJ – This training is all about creating a website where you can get people to join your AOJ program. Of course, you’ll just imitate their technique and create a fake site for online jobs when your real aim is to get people to sign up for surveys and get-paid-to tasks.

I really think you’ll be better off doing your own research about survey sites, get paid-to-sites, affiliate marketing, and marketing techniques than to listen to these people…

And to be clear, there is nothing wrong with online survey sites, as long they are legit.

You can earn some extra “end of the month” money with sites like Survey Junkie and Inbox Dollars. It's just that these sites are not online “jobs” as AOJ advertises. 

Another common way to earn an income online is with an online business

The problem is there are so many scams and schemes out there, it's difficult to know which ones are real. Knowing how (and where) to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

What I Like About AOJ (American Online Jobs)


American Online Jobs is so confusing it gave me a headache, lol. Every time I clicked on a link or button, it had me running in circles going to weird-looking sites asking me to create an account with them… 

What I Don't Like

  • Low income potential – Even if the survey sites and get-paid-to sites they’re referring you to are legit (a few of them are), they are not what you were expecting when looking for a job.
  • Training videos are a waste of time – Their training videos are not very informative (some only last a couple of minutes). And it will take you a lot of time getting there (with all their questionnaires, steps to follow, sites to create accounts with, etc.).
  • Too many ads – Their sites are full of ads that you can mistakenly click if you’re looking for an online job. ​Hey, I know this site uses ads too (they help to pay the costs of hosting and reviewing products for you). With AOJ though they're a lot more intrusive and less trustworthy.
  • Undisclosed owners/founders – AOJ is one of those sites that don’t reveal who their people/team are. Those who’ve checked out their videos only know of a person named Brenda (as she’s the narrator in all the videos).
  • Fake job listing – I found an American Online Jobs job listing at Now, while is a legit brand for a job board, they really can’t guarantee all ads posted there are legit. In fact, AOJ always has fake ads that lead to their sites – which I don’t like because again, they’re trying to trick people.

    For example, there is nothing in AOJ that is going to pay you $12 – $25 per hour. This is a complete lie.
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Where Do You Go From Here?

Seriously, this AOJ Online Jobs review gave me a headache… it’s like going around and around trying to find what you’re looking for (an online job) and getting dizzy. And then there are all these distracting ads, survey sites and get-paid-to sites that you’re supposed to sign up to.

On a scale of 1 to 10 for scamming (with 10 being the highest), I’d say AOJ is at level 9 because of their deceitful ways. I don’t think they’re 100% a scam because you can really earn money from online survey sites, get-paid-to sites, and affiliate marketing – and these are included in their program/training.

What these things are NOT though, are data-entry clerk jobs that pay $12 – $24 per hour. American Online Jobs is simply not being honest about A LOT of things – especially about being an online job site.

Hey, I know it’s hard enough to find an online job – but leading you out on a wild goose chase is unacceptable. Don’t make it any harder on yourself by going to any of AOJ’s sites and looking for what they claime to be legit work at home opportunities, because that's not what American Online Jobs is. 

If you’re interested in AOJ’s referral marketing, you might consider affiliate marketing – but it’s not an online job, it’s an online business, which can be very lucrative – just not from American Online Jobs.

You might be a student in school or a single parent who would like to work from home. You may have a medical issue or like many people…  maybe you just hate your job and are desperate for a way out.

If that's the case, an online business could be what you're looking for.  

With so many deceptive sites (like AOJ) though, knowing how and where to get started the right way is what you need in order to get what you want

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

I hope my AOJ Online Jobs review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with American Online Jobs, please share in the comments section below.

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6 thoughts on “AOJ Online Jobs Review – SCAM or A Legit Work At Home Opportunity?”

  1. This review was extremely well written in my opinion. It was detailed and well researched and I just want to say thank you. I saw AOJ posted on LinkedIn and of course I was enticed, but it quickly set off red flags when I went to their site (as you indicated earlier). Once I realized that it didn't have anything traditional about it (log in or sign up or about us, etc.) I thankfully came across your review. I wonder if coming across fake sites like these should be reported to sites like LinkedIn and Career Builder so that they can flag and remove them. I really don't know if there is any kind of protocol or procedure when coming across a site like AOJ, but it would probably be beneficial to come up with one as I have a feeling more of these kind of sites will be popping up, but be more malicious.

    • That’s a great question Steven. I think they’d need a dedicated team of people reviewing these sites for themselves, and the sheer number of them would be tough to keep up with. There are a lot of honest people reviewing these schemes that could report them, but there would also be a lot of dishonest people reporting legitimate programs and companies. Disgruntled customers for example.

      You might also get some companies using dirty tactics against their competitors, and of course, the scammers would likely bombard sites like LinkedIn and Career Builder with illegitimate reports just to muddy the water and overwhelm them. So I think the only fair and accurate way to do it would be for sites like LinkedIn, Career Builder and others to have their own team of reviewers. Knowing the amount of time and research it requires to do that though, it would likely require an entire department.

      I definitely agree though, it would be great if there was a simple protocol. Having reviewed hundreds of scams over the years though… they’re extremely adept at evolving and finding better ways to fly under the radar and rip people off. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse, and if I had to guess, for many that could be one reason they do it. It’s a game.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your insights and feedback. I like your way of thinking, and there may be a way to accomplish what you suggest.

    • Steve, you may have come up with a great work from home gig there. Checking these sites so linkdin, reddit, careerbuilder, or whoever is posting them could be a career in itself. Hmm…