The Maverick Entrepreneur™ Series


Tips for Searching For A Legitimate Home Income Opportunity
by STC Staff Writer

Find a legitimate home business

Everyone who is searching for a way to make income from home wants to find a legitimate home business. However, that can sometimes prove to be a difficult task. It seems that there are multitudes of advertisements for different companies, each promising huge benefits.

But it can sometimes be a little bit difficult to know what is a legitimate home business and what is not, and nobody wants to be scammed! Here are a few tips to help you sort through a real, legitimate home business from a fraudulent one.

Separate the SCAMS from REAL Income Opportunities

First of all, the age-old saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” tends to still work when applied to any legitimate home business. Is someone promising you all kinds of money within a certain, short time period?

If so, chances are that it is not a legitimate home business opportunity.

Sometimes, thinking through these advertisements logically can help one to solve the dilemma of whether or not it is a legitimate home business idea.

For instance, in the case of income, a legitimate home business opportunity could not necessarily promise you a guaranteed specific minimum amount of income, because you would be the one responsible for the work involved, and a number of other talents as described below.

It is illegal for an advertiser of business opportunities to guarantee any specific earnings amount.

Thus, with any legitimate business opportunity, the amount of money you make per week or year would most likely be up to you, and your own capabilities, resources, success, and hard work.

This is the minimum, basic requirements it will take to reach your financial goals, not a promised dollar figure some scam artist just plucked out of a hat as an inducement for you to buy their product.

Additionally, when it comes to income in the area of a legitimate home business, be wary of anyone who tries to tell you that you will make very large sums of money in short periods of time. The same rules listed in this article apply to all real income opportunities.

It will always take dedication, education, business savvy, and hard work to become a business success.

For one thing, if everyone involved in a legitimate home business could make this kind of easy money, don’t you think most opportunity seekers would quit their jobs and work from home with these legitimate home businesses? The real world reality dictates what you have likely learned from life, “Nothing valuable is free, and making money is hard work.”

Scammers generally ask for a sizable upfront investment or deposit

Scammers may ask for large amounts of money up front as start-up costs. It is important for anyone pursuing a legitimate home business income opportunity be aware that this is another red flag that may signal bad news.

A franchise, some distributorship models, legitimate business opportunities, will, in fact, require an upfront investment. This is standard policy to cover actual start-up costs.

So there are exceptions to this rule. Try to buy a McDonald’s or Burger King franchise without a large upfront investment. These require huge upfront investments. But distributorships (NOT Franchises) may have state restrictions on demanding upfront money, so do your homework.

Businesses don’t really run on autopilot

Additionally, always remember that no legitimate home business can completely run itself. This is something that many “Guru’s” love to claim.

However, any legitimate home business will take a fair amount of work and dedication from the person starting it. It may be an opportunity that can be fairly easy to operate after initial set-up but it will still always need ongoing maintenance, updating, and checking on it periodically to be sure it’s still up and running.

Server’s do crash and it may be up to you to discover and report this to your hosting provider.

Being equipped with important information can help you determine scams from potentially good income opportunities.

All business opportunities will require some knowledge, training, education, resources, personal talents, and especially dedication to complete your project in a timely, and professional manner.

So do your homework. Be well informed of what is real and what is a scam when making your income opportunity business selection.

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