Today I thought that I would offer you some of my thoughts based on my experiences in the decision making process of finding the best home based business opportunity. Hopefully after you read this you will be able to spend a lot less effort than I did. Why re-invent the wheel? Right!
Legitimate Home Based Business Opportunities. Can You Find Them?
When I started back in 1992 (yeah I know… back in the day!) the Internet was starting to heat up with all kinds of offers, good and bad. It was just as difficult then as it is today to find legitimate home based business opportunities. I was getting ready to retire from my full time day job. I was able to retire after twenty years on the job since I was in law enforcement. I was ready to just jump in and find an online home based business opportunity.
Maybe it was easier for me to identify the scams lurking out there based on my investigative background, but let me tell you, I still got burned a number of times back then. Time after time in my research I would see the ads that shouted out that you could get instant riches over night and in most cases you could do it without doing any work or maybe just a little work. Just sign up and the money would start rolling in!
And when you take a look at these type programs you will in most cases find no information on their web site as to who the owner is, where they are located or how to contact them. Red Flag! You also will not find any indication of training or member support. This could be an indication of their intent to be here today and gone tomorrow. I also usually checked their domain name to see how long they have been online and when the domain expired. What I normally found was that they just created the domain name recently and it expired at the end of the first year. To me if you are going to be around for awhile, you would want to protect your domain name for more than a year.
One more point. If you had some magical system where you could create as much money as you needed or wanted at anytime, why would you share it. Give me a break folks!
My Criteria For Finding The Best Home Based Business Opportunity
I guess what I finally came down to in looking at an online home based business opportunity was this:
– Were there reasonable income possibilities… no instant income claims
– Has the company been around long enough to show it was a successful business
– Did it have a valid support system in place and training to help you succeed
The Bottom Line
Earlier today, one of the owners of my primary business, Wealthy Affiliates, Kyle, published a blog titled
“Expectations of Online Revenue. Why Most People Fail” In it he stated
“Be realistic about the process of building an online business, and the realism of a business will take place before your eyes.”. It is a great article which you can read at the above link.
If you want to start creating income at home, don’t just jump into the first thing you see that tells you that you can get rich over night. It will frustrate you for sure. Do your research, ask experienced people about it and make sure that you have realistic expectations about being a success.
I wish you the best of success in your endeavors.
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