Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Avoiding Dishonest Home Business Schemes

Should You Take The Bait?

Unscrupulous home business schemes are everywhere these
days. If you surf the internet, it seems as though
everywhere you turn, you are inundated with ads that tell
you how to earn more money than you are now, often for doing
something that is easy and non-consequential. These ads
usually look like this:

“Be part of one of America's Fastest Growing Industries!”

“Earn thousands of dollars a month, from your home, at only
fifteen minutes a day!”

“Want to Learn The Big Secret of the Internet Millionaires!
Click Here!”

We’ve all seen these types of ads both on and off the
internet. They are appealing, sure. Who doesn’t want to earn
ten thousand dollars a month for fifteen minutes of work a
day? But you have to be careful. Almost all get-rich-quick
schemes are designed to part you from your hard-earned

Not all work-at-home opportunities deliver on their
promises. What many promoters of home business schemes won’t
tell you is that you often have to work for many hours
before you earn a single cent. This is dishonesty at its
worst, for by now you should know that there is no such
thing as something for nothing. Even if you are operating
from a solid home business, you will have to work hard and
work smartly if you want to be successful. If anybody else
tells you otherwise, watch out. Something is probably not
quite right.

Ask Questions!

Avoiding dishonest home business schemes is strictly a
matter of common sense. Since you will be putting your time
and money into this venture, you should definitely do some
research. You do this by asking intelligent questions.

Some questions you must ask your work-at-home sponsors
include the following:

What is the total cost of the program being offered?
Dishonest program often carry hidden costs with them. Be
sure to check the fine print before proceeding. Ask for all
the costs involved in the program, and ask them to clarify
exactly what you get in return for your money.

What exactly will I have to do? Your tasks must be clearly
outlined, with every step clearly defined. Confusion on this
point is often the source of future contention. Again, do
not be carried away with promises that you won’t have to do
much to earn your money. If it sounds too good to be true,
it most probably is.

Will I be paid a salary or will my pay be based on
commission? This is another point that can cause trouble.
Obviously, the compensation package you receive should be
well-thought out and commensurate to the service that you
will be rendering.

When will I get my first paycheck? Beware of programs that
will pay for your services much later after you have done
the work. This might cause you short-term financial

By exercising a little bit of common sense and asking
intelligent questions, you should be able to avoid dishonest
home business schemes.

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