Jun 3 2014
Legitimate Home Business Opportunities: Scams To Avoid

Legitimate home business opportunities can be hard to find.  Is that what you are looking for?  Do you find yourself confused by all the money making programs that proliferate the internet? This article will expose scams to avoid so you can find legitimate home business opportunities that may be right for you.

Scams And Fatal Flaws To Avoid!

scam logoGenerally speaking what sets a legitimate business apart from a scam is money. If you are buying into a business opportunity but are not receiving anything in return for your investment such as a product, service or a business system it is likely a scam.

When a business focuses on a “get rich quick scheme” or “one push button success” and indicates that you will see wealth overnight or within weeks you can assume that is a scam too. Don’t buy into the hype.

Be aware of limited time offers that will expire within a few hours. Many folks get duped into signing up for a worthless program just because they want to “secure their place in line” before the opportunity is gone. I have found that many times if you revisit the site a week later the same ploy and advertisement is in play. There is no reason or need to be pressured into making an immediate decision, in fact, in these instances time is your friend.

You need to play it safe to avoid internet scams

When you are in doubt about a program do not proceed with the offer. Most of us have some kind of internal radar that warns us that something may be amiss. Learn to pay attention to that radar because suppressing it is what leads to disastrous results. Be wary of greed as it is the major factor in most scams. Greed tends to blind individuals to the realities that are in front of them. A kind of seduction takes place.

The silver tongued sociopaths that are behind these schemes find a way with their probes, ploys and subtle remarks to bolster your greed or fantasy until you lose your objectivity and get caught up in the scam.  In most instances you should run if you recognize that scenario taking place or if you feel yourself getting caught up in the web buy some time and go and do your research.

Another fatal flaw that new entrepreneurs make is looking into business opportunities before they have done a realistic appraisal of their skills and abilities and formulated what type of business they would like to consider.

You must define your goals upfront. If your goals go undefined there is no real way to tell if a business will meet your need or be the vehicle to help you accomplish your goals. Approaching business opportunities with that information in place makes you less vulnerable to hype, scams and unrealistic business opportunities.

There are two other scams that deserve mention…

Any scheme built on a matrix system with no real product is just a way to make the owners and associates money.  Stay clear of those situations.  Scamming  sites frequently will make use of obscure payment gateways and avoid the best processors so they do not need to go through background checks, so learn to be careful if you are not familiar with the payment options.

Legitimate home business opportunities do avoid scams like presentations.  We have learned that you need to know yourself, leave your emotions behind, look at companies or offers that are in line with what you want to do long term and are not motivated by exaggerated promises.

When all is said and done you will want to be aware of how to find legitimate business opportunities too. This is a great article that has lots of awesome ideas of how to find those legitimate business opportunities! Check it out here!

About Thomas Sevensma

My professional career has been in various Social work positions in child welfare, problem pregnancies, marriage and family counseling, drug rehabilitation, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and disability determinations for the State of Michigan. Adjudicating disability claims for Medicaid and Social Security became the bulk of my career and my time was split begin a Social Work Consultant or a Manager over a Disability District. After retiring I went through a personal life change and needed to re-establish a retirement plan. This lead me to entrepreneurial pursuits and discovering the Champion Movement and my personal "Why" ... the purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do. And then to use it in all areas of your life. I would love the opportunity to work with you to find your "Why" and teach you how to market your business or opportunity by using a Champion Movement blogging alliance. For more information go to http://www.thomassevensma.com In my spare time I enjoy reading, singing with a choir, hiking with my dog and periodic sailing or other boating activities..I look forward to the opportunity of working with you...

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