Over the years I have written a number of articles around this topic and they always seem to be quite popular. Many people want to find a genuine home-based business. They want the freedom of working from home, enjoying their families, setting their own hours, etc. The problem is that so many people capitalize on this in ways that are far from honest and genuine. So how do you go about picking out the programs that are worthwhile and those you want to run a mile from?
Genuine Home-Based Businesses Should Have a Good Track Record
I admit that there may be some new up and coming business opportunities with great potential and honest owners but when a business has been around a couple of years and has a history of regularly paying people and they haven’t done a hit and run then you can be more certain of their potential. I know some people want to be in the forefront of any opportunity and not wait years to get in but a good track record certainly speaks for itself.
To Pay or Not to Pay
Personally I think that if a home-based business is genuine then you should not have to pay to start earning. As someone said, ‘why pay someone for my salary?’ If you have earned the money by selling products, promoting someone’s website, etc. then you deserve to be paid for it. There are times when I will consider paying for a program but generally I think its better to find free opportunities, get involved and then if you believe in the program perhaps invest something into it in terms of money.
Another important thing to consider when looking for a genuine home-based business is the product. Before you even get involved you should be able to find proper information and details on what it is you will be selling. These programs that refuse to tell you what you are selling before joining are immediately suspicious.
Do Your Homework
Before joining any home-based business you should do your homework. See what people are saying about it online. Admittedly you may find some people giving negative reviews of programs that actually are honest often out of pure jealousy or simply because it didn’t work for them whereas its worked for millions of others. Be wise in determining which reviews to listen to and which to ignore. Think about what people are saying and why. Thoroughly research the business itself – find out about its history, its products, its compensation plan, etc.
Finding a genuine home-based business opportunity isn’t always easy with all the scams out there so do your homework. Find a free program where possible and one with a good track record. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the product they are promoting and once you are satisfied then sign up.