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Are You Thinking of Starting a Home Based Business?

I am sure you are like most people today that are feeling the pressures of Inflation.  Your income never seems to increase at the same pace as the cost of necessities.  It seems like you are digging a rut by going back and forth to work, but you never seem to get ahead.  It can be very frustrating.

Many people are considering starting a home based business to help make ends meet.  You may have considered this option yourself.  What is holding you back?  Is it fear of failure?  Is it fear of losing money instead of making money?

You are not alone if you have these fears, because most people have them.  Especially when you see all the scams that people promote these days.  How can you know if a business opportunity is legitimate?

Beware of Wild Claims!

One thing that will help you spot a scam is the claims that are being made.  I am sure you have heard similar claims such as, “Make a Million Dollars and never do any work”, “Only work a few hours a week”, “Sit back and watch the money start pouring in”.  Let me be blunt here - If it sounds too good to be true it probably is!

Making money online involves a lot of work, especially in the beginning.  It will take a lot of work to get your business started and running automatically.  Once you get your online business running automatically, then there is less work.  This could take a few months to a year.  The time it takes to get your business running smoothly depends a lot on how hard you work and how much time you spend each week.

If you only spend a few hours a week on your online business, then it will take a lot longer.  Another factor is what you are doing.  If you are spinning your wheels or are not focused on one thing, then it will take longer.

Will I Need To Sell Something?

Another wild claim that I have seen many times is that, “you do not have to sell anything to make money through this program!”  If you are not selling anything, then how do you make money?  Many years ago before the Internet I fell into a scam that is still being pulled.  “Get paid to stuff envelopes!”  They promise that you can make so many dollars for each envelope that you send.  They claim that you get all of the supplies for free.  First you may find that they take your application money and run.  This happened to me.  You may also find out that you only make money when someone buys the offer that you are sending out.  You also may find out that you have to pay for the materials and have to buy a mailing list.

A modern spin on this scam is the “Get paid to process refunds” scam.  You have to place advertisements online to sell the products, then you have to give refunds to the people that buy the products and you make a commission on each sale.  They do not explain all of this until after you pay for the “package”.  From what I have seen, there are not a lot of people making money with this, except the people that started it.

The plain and simple fact is that you can not make money unless you sell something.  You must sell a product or a service to other people in order to make money.  That is how business works.  You may be selling other people’s products or services and get paid a commission, but you are still selling something!  Even if you work for McDonald’s, you are still working to sell something or in the case of the cleaning crew, you are supporting the sale of something.

I found a great resource that has helped me to start my own home based business.  This program has 5 streams of income that have been proven to be successful. 



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