I have been working online for over 20 years now and I have been in a position to see many, many online business opportunities come and go. I have probably seen more go than stay around which makes it difficult to try creating income at home.
Why do so many opportunities disappear after a short period of time? Because they are either scams, they were structured to make the owners all the money or they just were not built to stay around for the long term. There are many that were launched back in the day when I first started and they are still going strong today.
In today’s world, the economy stinks and people are continually looking for ways to increase their primary income and/or supplement income. As the need for creating income at home rises, the scams continue to surface and people are taken advantage of.
It Can Be Difficult To Navigate!
It is not easy for the new comer or “Newbie” as we call them to steer their way through the obstacle course of good versus bad opportunities. The false lure of thousands of dollars to be made in a very short period of time is easy to fall for and there are always those that are going to get involved in them and lose their hard earned money.
And of course, those that get burned on their first attempt at creating income at home are going to get frustrated and forget about trying again. This is only a natural reaction. And what makes it even harder to get over when it happens online is that in many cases, the creators of the scam are completely anonymous so it is very difficult if not impossible to try and get your money back. The scammers shut down their website and are gone. In many cases you are not even sure about what part of the world they are from.
I have outlined some specific types of Online Activities To Stay Away From! Here
So how do you protect yourself?
You really have to do some research before you get involved in an online opportunity. If you do not look into it and just fall for the hype you see about getting rich quick, then you are going to get burned. I have been there and done that! In my first couple of years online, I was new and fell for the hype. I lost a lot of money and time and felt like an idiot afterwards. But I learned and have been able to continue building an income working at home.
Some of the primary things I look for in an opportunity is how long they have been around, who are the principals of the company and how much feedback is available online about the company. If I can not determine how long they have been operating and who the company is run by, then I stay away.
For additional information regarding things to look for when choosing an opportunity see my comments on
Can I Really Make Money Working At Home?
I wish you the best of success!
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