Yes it is for real. The good thing about working from home is that you can do pretty much anything that you want. If you like to paint, you can turn your skills into a home based business. If you are a marketing guru, that will work as well (actually very well, but thats for another article). But the one thing that holds a lot of people back when they are looking for a home based business opportunity is money. The majority of people feel that in order to start a company, they are going to need a lot of financial backing; something that most people simply cannot come up with. Even though this is true in some aspects, there are also many free home based business opportunities that you can try out. Think about it, why do you need to spend a lot of money on start up costs? You more than likely have everything that you need right in front of you!
So, what would you look for in an internet business?
Generally speaking, the first thing that people do when they are searching for a home based business opportunity is search the internet. There are hundreds of sites that will promise you the world for no money at all; and the bad thing about these sites is that they actually sound like good opportunities (great marketing!). The problem is that the majority of these sites are simply scams that are meant to dupe you out of your money. To take this even further, these scams ruin it for the legitimate companies that are available. Internet Home Based Business dot com has compiled all the good programs available on the internet today if you’re interested in the marketing realm. I have to tell you that most of this area is riddled with the get rich quick gurus that will take every penny they can from you. They use pretty much all the same marketing tactics the legitimate businesses use. Thats what makes it so hard to figure out the fakes from the real programs.
I want to give you a little hint as to what to watch out for. First and foremost, there is no real internet business opportunity established to get you from zero to $300,000 your first year. When you see all the programs out there claiming they can do that for you, there lying! If you want to generate a 6-figure income on the net, you’re going to have to work for it. End of story. Why do I say that? well, for starters, most of the individuals who do make that kind of money in days, weeks, a few month’s and even a year have huge subscriber list that they market too. Anyway, there are some really great opportunities on the internet that come with training programs, videos, audio, and all kinds of other ways of teaching you the ropes. One of the best programs on the internet today is the Plug-In Play Profits site. Click my signature file for more information on that. Another great program on the internet is List and Traffic owned by Jimmy D. Brown. These two guys really care about the people within there organizations. The best place to read about scams is at scambusters.org. Check it out!
Some other things to look out for are all the email spam you get in your inbox. Man I hate spam as I’m sure you do too. It’s my opinion that those folks are what’s causing such heartache with those of us who have been Internet Marketer’s for a while. This is one of the main reasons you have to do what’s called a double-opt-in. This insures us who are legitimate, that you do in fact want to subscribe to our newsletters.
When locating a viable internet marketing program, look to see in the copy if they have any real check stubs, bank statements, and even Google or affiliate income information. Its a dead give away when a website claims a ton of money, yet does not show you any proof. When your new to the internet and have started an internet home based business. The best thing you can do to gain credibility is BE Honest! You don’t have to say you’re new; just don’t use inflated numbers or lies. There are quite a few free internet home based business opportunities on the internet that are great for the newbie. Just know that in order to make money, you’ll have to spend money in advertising.
So obviously, the best way to find a free home based business opportunity is to do your homework. One of the best opportunities available is affiliate marketing programs. This is a great way for anybody to start their own home based business with no start up costs at all. This involves getting paid by affiliate programs for driving traffic to their site that leads to a sale. Like I said before, you will need to start putting money into your business to be more successful, but you can get started without any problems at all. You could have the best business program in the world but if you just leave it on the book shelf, what good is it? I also know that those who are willing to risk a little money will be more committed to making there business work.
Another free home based business opportunity that many people take advantage of is filling out online surveys. This is a legitimate way to make money from home, but you must be aware of all of the scams that are out there and realize the amount of time involved. The only way to weed out the scams is by searching through all of the available companies, and then choosing the ones that are most reputable. Hint, finding ratings for survey sites is not difficult because there are a lot of people that are interested in this home business opportunity. Google is a great place to start.
Finding a free home based business opportunity is not impossible. In order to be successful, you will want to watch out for scam artists so you do not end up losing valuable time and money. Believe me when I say, “They will drain your bank account in a heart beat”. Once again, scam busters is the place to go when your looking into free programs.