Helpful Hints On Avoiding Home Business Scams
The question is why are there so many home business scams out there today. The reason is simple enough. There are millions of people who are just eeking out an existence from day to day, living from paycheck to paycheck and need to earn extra money. Many of these people want to earn the money the fast way and easily. They get caught up in reading every sales letter, or pamphlet that comes in their mailbox or any piece of information on the Internet that has to do with mak...
The question is why are there so many home business scams out there today. The reason is simple enough. There are millions of people who are just eeking out an existence from day to day, living from paycheck to paycheck and need to earn extra money. Many of these people want to earn the money the fast way and easily. They get caught up in reading every sales letter, or pamphlet that comes in their mailbox or any piece of information on the Internet that has to do with making money. Why do these ads sound so beliveable and so impressive? These ads are written by professional sales people or copywriters who know how to write very believeable pamphlets and ads. For a very long time these information brokers have been making millions of dollars selling their get-rich schemes to the poor people who really need to make that extra money. These scammers offer their products at a relatively low price because they know that people will part with their money easier if the price is low. Many people are enticed by these low prices and they feel that if the business works then that is great, but if it doesn't work then that is just a lesson in life. Scammers further entice people to part with their hard-earned money by offering them free things. People always like something for nothing, and this usually seals the deal.
Despite if a scam is intentional or unintentional; there are thousands of people today who claim to be netpreneurs who recommend hype and scams all over the Internet. What is the best way to avoid a scam on the Internet? Here are some of the telltale signs:
one-time business opportunities and unrealistic promises
upfront payment to join a business opportunity
lack of proper communication
information that purposely misleads
If you listen to claims that you can make thousands of dollars within a very short period of time, then you must know it is not true. If it were, then everyone would be quitting their 9 to 5 jobs to rush into that business for themselves! You should also realize that once you decide to join someone's business opportunity you are actually helping to build his business. Therefore, you should never have to pay for this.
I have been scammed more times than I can count so you think I should have learned my lesson by now. There was one particular scam that sounded extrememly promising. I even contacted the originator of the program and someone who I thought was making money with it. It all sounded very convincing. I had to put out over $500--not something to sneeze at. Well, after I paid, the webmaster said that it would be about two weeks before everything was in order. Needless to say, I never heard from him or his partner in crime again. This was finally the straw that broke the camel's back. Finally, I have learned my lesson!
I hope you can see the various hints on avoiding home business scams are only meant as a help to you. Certainly there are many legitimate business opportunities out there but you just have to be careful and sift through all of the rubbish!