Michael, I am sorry to hear that you were cheated out of your hard earned money by some fake "money-making" scheme. That’s why, it’s best to avoid such opportunities as they are nothing but scams.
If you are really in need of some supplemental income, consider doing something like medical transcription or medical coding on the side. These are great at-home fields that pay pretty well (about $10 per hour to start with).
But you may need to take some courses to acquire the necessary skills for both these jobs. Affordable career training programs
are available online from schools like Career Step.