If you been to hip-hop sites as of late, you’ve probably seen an ad called “Chedda Gets Cheddar.” While there are other blogs that have exposed this guy, I’m going to call out this “Chedda” and show you once and for all that he’s a fake.
First off, let’s look at this ad.
If you visit a black or hip-hop related site, you’ll see an ad that targets you. Click on it and it will take you to Chedda’s “blog,” which I will not directly link to. Just google “Chedda’s Blog” and you’ll find it. Chedda claims that all you have to do to get money from the government is buy his kits and by using the kits, you’ll get government cheese that you can use as you please.
He explains how he “started to do some research and found out that a ton of government money is given to ‘minorities’ each year.” He also has a backstory:
“So over the past couple of years, I ended up running up a ton of debt (partying, girls, clothes, ya know) and didn’t have a good job to pay this off. On top of that, I had my rent and car payment to worry about. I was working at Foot Locker making like $10 bucks an hour, so I needed to find a way to get some money.”
Basically, he’s telling you that he’s irresponsible, yet he’s living life to the fullest and now wants the government to pay for his errors so he can start a “clothing line” and keep his woman “pretty happy.” Sound too good to be true?
It is… and I’m going to tell you about “Chedda’s Real Plan.”
The Truth About Government Grants
On Chedda’s “blog” (why am I using quotes? You’ll find out later), he says:
“I started to do some research and found out that a ton of government money is given to ‘minorities’ each year. The money can be pretty much used for whatever you want as long as you fill out all the info they need (your name and address, what you want to use the money for, any school you been to (I only finished high school)). I told them I wanted to start my own clothing line and needed to pay off my debts first and that was it. After a few weeks, I got my first check and since then it’s been steady chedda for Chedda.”
Is there any truth to this? Yes, but it’s not as simple as filling out paperwork. There’s a lot more involved than just filling out paperwork. While the kits on his site will show you how to get the paperwork done, there are government sites that will show you how to properly do it. He claims to have done his homework. However, it only took me 30 minutes to find this information myself. Here are the two sites:
Grants.gov came up under “government grants” when I typed it into Google. All you have to do is use a little common sense. Now, do you need a “kit” to help you get money? According to grants.gov, it’s all pretty simple:
GOVERNMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION IS FREE
“Be cautious of offers that ask for your personal information (especially financial) when requesting a fee to access grant information. You can always access free information about government grants and other benefits at Grants.gov and Govbenefits.gov.”
So in other words, you don’t need any special kits, especially when you have the same chances as everyone else who purchased these “free kits” that “Chedda” used.
However, is the money free? Yes, but…
GOVERNMENT GRANTS ARE AWARDED FOR EXPLICIT OPPORTUNITIES
“Government Grants are typically awarded to states, cities, educational institutions, nonprofits and other organizations to fund research and other projects.”
This means you have to have something in place ALREADY to get a grant. But let’s go down to Chedda’s level for a moment. He’s a small business man, so he could not get a “government grant,” but he could apply for benefits from the government. Are there small business grants? Yes. But…
How do I get a small business grant?
“At this time, Congress has not set aside any monies for grants to start and/or expand a small business. The U.S. Government does have grants that meet other purposes not related to business needs. The following website contains some of those resources: http://www.sba.gov/financing/basics/grants.html. SBA does however provide a loan guaranty program for loans made by your local lender. The SBA guarantees loans that the lender could not normally approve. For information on this program and ALL of SBA’s financial assistance, please go to http://www.sba.gov/financing/sbaloan/7a.html.”
That quote was taken from here.
Now that I have exposed Chedda’s explanation out of the water, let’s take a closer look at Chedda’s “blog.”
The Truth Behind Chedda’s “Blog”
Chedda’s Blog is not a real “blog.” It’s just a plain landing page to deceive your eyes. However, I’m going to use this page and show you a few things.
I’m not going to tell you about the advanced things behind this site to prove that it’s not a real blog. However, I’m going to use one element. The element that COUNTS–the date:
The blog was published on “October 7, 2008.”Let’s all agree that if you published something on this date, it means he’s been blogging for a while. So, he’s been hustling in this game for a minute, right? Smoke and mirrors. This blog is only “dated” October 7, 2008. The “blog” is actually a more recent date.
All domain names have a date of register. This blog for example is ThoughtRemixer.com. I registered this domain name on July 17, 2008. However, looking at my blog, I have entries way before that date. That’s because this blog used to be under Life-Remixed.com and I clearly stated that in the past. My domain name is young, but the content is old and I am not trying to deceive you. Why is this information important?
Keep in mind that Chedda’s only blog entry was published on October 7, 2008. He purchased his domain name on December 16, 2008. And here’s the proof.
So, what does “Chedda” have to gain from all this?
Chedda’s Real Plan
It’s starting to become more and more clear that Chedda is nothing more than a fake. So, let’s remove the smoke and mirrors and show you the real deal. And it has to do with the links. That is “Chedda’s Real Hustle.”
This video will explain the hustle.
So, now that I exposed this ordeal, you may ask yourself this one question: Why am I snitching on this guy? Simple…
… because I used to get ripped off.
I have worked for a lot of home businesses, only to get ripped off in the end. None of the projects that I was involved with were targeted at a hip-hop audience. Chances are, the person who put up Chedda’s blog is probably not even the real Chedda. Hell, he’s probably not even black! I can’t tell you who the real person is because they got privacy controls up and running. He’s just a marketer, targeting people who are desperate at this time. And honestly, he’s not doing a good job at it.
So, if you ever run into this type of ad in the future, just stick to the old, yet true cliché saying: If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.
If you would like me to look into other opportunities and break it down for you, feel free to contact me. Feel free to link back to this post if you like. Let’s expose dishonest marketers and support the real deals!