Home Business Scams seem to be the most prevalent scam around on the Internet today. Many home business scams are designed to persuade you to sign up immediately before you have time to research or ask relevant questions. They try to take advantage of the impulse buyer. What most advocates of home business scams aren’t willing to tell you is that it’s going to require many hours of hard work before you earn a single dime online. Overall, home business scams are all too common on the web today.
These tips may help you avoid being the victim of a scam. First, let’s agree on a definition of the word scam. In scam situations you are handing over money or goods for something that either does not exist, or does not operate properly. It may be of extremely poor quality, or fail to live up to the exaggerated claims of performance. Maybe it was never the vendor’s product to sell in the first place. Work-at-home scams are often presented to appear as if you are being offered a job. This is because most people are more trusting of job offers as opposed to business opportunities. The best way to avoid these internet scams is to thoroughly research each opportunity before you move forward with it.
These scams can be broken down into various categories. The scams we shall be dealing with initially are brought to your attention via the Internet. These are the popular Home Business offers of over night prosperity which try to attract you initially with lots of hype, lots of CAPITAL LETTERS, lots of punctuation and lots of highlighted text. I am going to give you a quick rundown of so called work at home opportunities to avoid. You should memorize this list and avoid these offers like the plague. The most common home business scams are envelope stuffing, product/craft assembly, pyramid schemes, type-at-home projects and unsolicited emails.
To avoid being labeled a home business scam you need a business that provides something of value at a reasonable price. You also need a way to securely receive payment, and a way to deliver the goods in a timely fashion. Yes, there are scams out there, but the majority of the ads you will see are offering real opportunities that can make you money. Recently, (mid 2007) the Better Business Bureau has been receiving reports that even some online employment agencies, are being targeted by scam artists. Their only aim is to steal bank details and other sensitive information about people seeking employment. In other words, Identity Theft.
Internet home business scams are all too common, which places a burden on legitimate businesses to prove themselves to be legal. These hints on avoiding home business scams are only meant as a guideline to help you stay away from fraudulent and misleading deals. Recognizing home business opportunity scams is something every person must learn if they truly want to find a legitimate home business opportunity. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is too good to be true.
Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years in the field. He has also turned his sights on Affiliate Marketing to apply his trade. Bob changed career paths four years ago when both he and his wife began working with Autistic adults in the US, which along with his Home Business and Affiliate Marketing, is his focus right now. If you want to get in touch with Bob or learn more about Affiliate Marketing and Home Business opportunities please visit:
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This is my new Blog and having been away from it for a couple of years it’s great to be back because I really enjoy it. Just to tell you something about myself, my wife and I are currently working with Autistic adults in the state of Maine and we love it. Although we’re from Canada, originally from Newfoundland, this is our second stint working in Maine and the two men we are working with this time around are great. We’ve become very attached to these young men and we consider ourselves to be a family. Actually our job title is that of Therapeutic Foster Parents and of course we take it very seriously. One of the main reasons we take it so seriously is that we are advocates for these young men because at times they can’t speak for themselves.
The sad part about our job here in Maine is that we have to leave the country after 18 months. The reason for this being the company who hired us and sponsored us into the US could only get us into the country by way of a Training Visa with the main condition being we have to leave after 18 months. We were here under the same circumstances in 2007 and had to leave the guys we were caring for at that time at the end of 2008.
This of course was very difficult for the three men we were working with and living with at the time and it was also very difficult for us because we became very attached and as I mentioned earlier we became a family. One of the main benefits of coming back is that we get to see the guys we worked with on our first visit and we also get to do what we enjoy which is caring for and helping these young men.
Because of our love for what we do and for the people we work with I will be dedicating a Page on this website to Autism and to the people who live with it on a daily basis. I’m hoping this will help educate people who aren’t familiar with what is fast becoming a global concern and help to raise funds for research.
The other objective of this website is to offer Home Business advice and present opportunities to people who are interested in making a legitimate living by working from home.
I’m hoping to have a great deal of relevant content added soon and I hope people will make it a point to visit often. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to read this information.
The following two videos should give you some idea of the majestic beauty of Newfoundland:
I’ve added a video below, one of which is actually an advertisement by a local brewery located in St. John’s, Newfoundland which is where I’m from. But it contains some great shots of the area and I like to think portrays what we, as Newfoundlanders, are all about: People who care about people, who work hard and play hard but aren’t afraid to laugh at ourselves. In the following videos you will see many examples of this outlook on life as portrayed by local entertainers performing at what we call “Kitchen Parties”.
These are events where neighbours come together to have a few drinks and entertain one another through song and dance. Please take the time to have a look.