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Article: Helpful tips for those wanting to work from home!

Posted by on May. 7, 2007 at 4:57 PM
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A lot of people love the idea of working at home, but with all the hype about scams it can be confusing and scary  There are so many opportunities that your head starts spinning.  Here are some things to first consider about your wants and needs:


1.  Do I need a steady income from the beginning?  Can I go a while without a pay check? 

2.  Do I want to invest in a paid opportunity?  (Hint-Never pay for a work at home job- who in their right mind will pay an employer to work?  Business opportunities are an exception.  Sometimes the fee is to cover a kit, advertising material or products to buy.

3.  Do I like to sell products and/or services?  Am I good at influencing people?  Can I sell through the web without direct communication on the phone or in person?  Do I want to join a business that has parties to market their products?  Parties usually will occur on weekends and evenings, can you work those kinds of hours? 

4.  Do I just want a little extra money? If so, there are some easy but time consuming ways to make a little cash.  There are survey sites, paid to click on ad sites and mystery shopping.  Actually finding good and legitimate opportunities is also a chore.


5.  If I’m selling a product or service, is the price reasonable and is it something many people will want?  If it is overpriced you will have to work harder to find an appropriate market for the items. 

6.  Will I still need to get day care for my child so I can be on the phone or host parties?  Or would I rather have something I can do at any time of the day and interuptions will not be a problem with building the business?

7.  Do I want to work at home full time or part time for an actual employer?  Usually you will need skills, experience and a good resume to find these jobs.  They are called telecommuting jobs and you may have to pay a fee to become a member of a database that has work from home jobs. 

8.  Do I like to write?  There are places you can write articles for and earn between $5 and $20 each.  It is also possible to find forums that need moderators. 

 

It can be tricky especially when you are new to working from home.  It has been while since I lost money, but I remember some key features of the systems where 97% of members fail.  If there is some or all of these issues present, let that be a good indication it is something that will be hard to succeed at.

1.  They ask for large amounts of money to get started.  You are buying a kit or training materials that do not seem to be as valuable as you would think for something of that dollar amount. 


2.  The Sponsor actually sits down with you for an official meeting, where they use a sales pitch for you to join their program.  Sometimes they even have their sponsor with them to coach them through and push you a little harder to join.

3.  It is not clear what you will be doing or selling, and every time you ask, you get vague responses.  Maybe they don’t tell you the prices of the products or services they sell until after you join.

4.  It appears that while there is a product or service to be sold, the majority of money comes from selling a membership

5.  You still have to pay for your own advertising materials even though you paid a large fee for a kit.  Then they rationalize this by telling you that it is a business expense you can get credit for on your taxes.

6.  The product or service that you are supposed to be selling, does not sell itself.  It is something that probably failed on an infomercial!  It is something you really do not need or want. 

7.  When you go to a website through a link to find out more information, you have to give your contact information before you can view a video (they say it is customized with your name in it, but really it is their excuse so they can get your info), or so that they can send you the information through email.  Yet, there is a huge page full of figures, and “what ifs”. 

The above criteria generally can indicate it is a pyramid scheme.  Even though a MLM (Multi-level Marketing plan) can seem similar, it isn’t a scheme per say.  MLM's usually don’t cost as much to get started and some may even be free. 

Marketing through levels of people is very powerful if you are selling or offering a service that is wanted and needed by many consumers.  What happens is as you go down through the levels, the numbers of people multiply and even tiny commissions can end up huge at that level.  Just think if 1,000,000 people gave you 5cents.... that is $50,000!!!! 

I found a system of generating income through 9 levels of members.  The best part is that it is FREE and it is offering a service you need.... a portal of over 1,000 stores to shop and earn rebates from online.  And no, it isn’t stores you don’t use!  Try Target, Overstock, BookCloseouts.com, Drugstore.com, Kmart, Sears, Buy.com, and Circuit City to name a few!  There is no obligation to spend any certain amount of money per month.  We just ask that you try to reevaluate how you do your monthly shopping for everyday items and gifts.  The rebates then get divided between the 9 levels and distributed, that is how we make money.  We don’t make money off of selling a membership! 

There are only TWO things I recommend people do to succeed at this plan, however, neither is required!

1.  Shop at your own mall
2.  Tell others about it and give them their own mall

It is the most uncomplicated plan out there, and it is new, launched March 2007.  We are growing by over 100 members a day!  I just gave my son a mall and would like you to look at his video.  I’m building a solid foundation for his financial future and mine!  I already have 18 in my 2nd tier.  I am also very proactive and give my team ideas and places to advertise.  You will never feel alone, yet there are no mandatory meetings!  And all the tools to advertise are FREE! 

http://www.mypowermall.com/biz/home/4178

Many Blessings
Amy Hatcher

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