So how do you find a legitimate work from home business among all the scams and schemes? Below I have listed some things you should definitely look for when selecting a home income opportunity…
Proven Business Systems – Is there a proven successful business system you can tap into and get up and running very quickly? You don’t want to spend all of your time reinventing the wheel or trying to make a bad home business system work. Ask for testimonials, make sure you speak with those people live.
Length of Time in Business – Do not invest my time, money, and resources into any home income opportunity that has not been in business for at least five years. Most scams, schemes, and other bad business opportunities will not make it to the 3 year mark. Therefore, you can greatly increase your chances of finding a legitimate work from home business by staying away from those that have not successfully been around for at least 3 years.
No Hyped Guarantees – Every home business wants you to think that theirs is the best, so some fluff and hype can pretty much always be expected. However, you need to watch out for the business opportunities that overdue it.
For example, any home business that `guarantees` you will make hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars, in any amount of time, is flat out lying to you. There is no way that any legitimate work at home business can guarantee your earnings. Moreover, they certainly can’t know how long it will take you to do it, if it even is possible.
Credibility – Do not join a business unless it has a good standing. Plus it should have a good reputation with current and previous members. I suggest speaking to government authorities i.e. FTC and Attorney General instead of asking around at forums.
Do your homework.
Product(s) – Is the product something that people will actually want and use often? Look for a business with products that are used regularly in ALL households, not just products that appeal to a certain subset of people. This will help you tremendously in getting new customers as well as repeat business from previous customers.
Compensation Plan – When evaluating the compensation plan of a legitimate work from home business, ask yourself these questions – How hard is it to get in profit? Can you earn a full time income with them? Are the income expectations reasonable (not full of hype)? There should be a clear compensation plan and you should earn commissions from your very first sale.
Lead Generation System – Until you get more experienced at marketing it will be very difficult for you to bring in very many leads on your own. A good leader will teach you a way to self generate your own leads for highest conversions and success, plus be able to provide the leads at a fair price.
Resources and Training – Every good home based business should have a resource center that members can go to for support, training, and resources to help them succeed with their home business 24/7.
Your questions should be answered quickly and accurately and there should be more than one means to get help. Members should have two or more of the following available to them at all times; live meetings, one on one meetings, team members, online support, email support, phone support, live chat, etc…
Well, there you have it… some very good criteria to help you in selecting a legitimate home based income opportunity. Use the above information as well as your own instincts when selecting a home business and you should never get scammed again!