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Stop Dreaming and Start Working!!!

If you are dreaming of the perfect opportunity to work from home, make your own hours, be your own boss, have unlimited earning power, financial security, the ability to build your savings, pay off your debt, and have peace of mind with a willable income for your family; you need to stop dreaming and start working!

There are a lot of scams, especially on the Internet making promises of big money for very little effort.  Maybe you have been the victim of one of these scams, maybe you know someone who has, either way I bet it has made you a very skeptical person.  It’s good to be skeptical, it is important to research any work opportunity with the facts.

Are there legitimate work at home opportunities?  The answer is yes, but you need to do your homework.  The first thing I will tell you is to open your eyes and your ears.  If someone is promising you huge money for doing next to nothing, it’s 99.9% certain it’s a scam.  Any opportunity that is legitimate will require WORK.  Working from home is possible but is not for everyone.  Individuals who do not have self-discipline will not do well managing their time. Unfortunately, it is these individuals that will flounder even in a legitimate work from home position because they lack the skills needed to be accountable for their own time.  They don’t put in the effort, work or have the drive to be successful.  They will often try by just being home, and then when they are not doing well, not making money, they look for someone and something to blame other than themselves.

People like this are dangerous because they have a very poor attitude and instead of looking at the situation for what it really is.  They failed because they did not work, they transfer the blame to the company and perpetuate lies so that others will not succeed where they failed.  As long as they are dissuading others and putting the blame on the company, they do not have to accept the truth.  It is sad though that so many people who are researching work from home opportunities do not do the due diligence needed.  Many times they will  just do a search on Google and read anything that comes up and make a decision based on that.  They should make a choice to only take their information from reputable sources like the Better Business Bureau.

Another industry that has tainted work at home opportunities are the MLMs.  Multi-Level Marketing is risky, requires a hefty investment, has an unbalanced compensation plan, requires you to buy inventory, meet quotas, and many fold in their first few years leaving people in financial ruins.

So what should you do when you are trying to find out if an opportunity is legitimate?

The first thing is check with the BBB on the company.  Check with the local and National Chamber of Commerce. Examine your feelings.  Is it a company you would be proud to be working with?    How are the company’s ethics?  Do they represent something you believe in?  Is the compensation fair?  Do you have to make a risky investment?  Get the facts and make an informed decision.

If you would like more information on legitimate ways to work at home full-time or part-time, please contact us for more information using our contact page or clicking HERE!

How can you tell a legitimate work at home job from a scam?

If there is one thing that I repeatedly hear, it’s the question, How can you tell a legitimate work at home job from a scam?

Well, it is very easy to find out if a company is legitimate.  You have to do your research or due diligence.  One of the first things you should look at, is how long the company has been in business.  You should only work with a company that has a proven track record of at least 7-10 years with consistent growth.

Know that there are no “get rich quick” jobs.  I think that is the biggest misconception  about people looking for at home careers.  They tend to forget that first word in “work at home.”  A legitimate work at home position will require “Work”  you are going to get out what you put in.

There are legitimate companies where you can indeed acquire a tremendous income and have residual income for life, but you have to work hard to make that happen.  Not everyone has what it takes to make it to the top, but if you have the drive, skills, determination and put that time in, you can realize your dreams of financial freedom and security, get out of debt and spend more time with your family.

Remember when you are doing your research that every company will have some unsatisfied customers and employees.  You need to evaluate the percentage in contrast with the number of employees the company does have, and the numbers of customers that spend their money with the company.

So if you see an ad for stuffing envelopes that promises you $1000.00 a week, you can bet that there is something fishy.  Also if companies ask you for a big investment that is a red flag.  Now of course many independent consultants need to purchase products or a start-up kit in order to do demonstrations, even fast food employees must buy a uniform.  I am not talking about such fees, if a company asks you to invest several hundred dollars for a position assembling products that is a red flag.

Another question you need to ask yourself is, does the company wants to see you succeed?  Do they offer free training, do they give new employees support, do they have resources to help you get started?

Bottom line is that yes, there are legitimate jobs where you can earn enough money to replace your income, pay off debt and have financial security for life.  Just do your research, evaluate the sources, check the company with the BBB, chamber of commerce etc.

Don’t let negative people get you down, like I said, there are always going to be those who did not cut it and they want to attribute their failure to a flawed company.  The most important thing is to work hard your first year and don’t give up.  Even if you have a rough start, if you stick with it and work hard you will have success.

Let the older or gray dogs in the company train you, listen to those who are successful, duplicate what they do.  Take direction and be coachable and open, if you do this you will likely be one of the gray dogs several years down the road.  If you bolt the first time you face rejection, you are going to flounder.

Remember do your research, and when you find a good company then you need to commit to do the best job you can and stick with it.  If you start to get down, tell your  company mentors, they will probably help you feel better by sharing stories just like yours and look where they are now.

Good luck and if you want any information please Contact Us through our Contact Page.  Go follow your dreams and remember, opportunity is knocking.  Make sure your ears and your mind is open.