If you are actively looking a home internet business, you want to make sure you have a way of measuring whether the business idea you are looking at is a sound and legitimate prospect or just a scam and waste of time and money. To help you in this process, I have put together a few thoughts on home internet business shopping – how to spot if the business is legit.
1) Start on the assumption it’s a scam. Weird Huh? Let’s be honest, that’s your first reaction, right? I bet a pound for a penny that every business idea you look at, the very first thought that goes through your mind is that it’s a scam. Well, let that be your starting point. Is the ad all fluff and flounce with no real indicator of what you are getting? Is it full of unreasonable promises? what do you stand to lose if you buy and it is unworkable? The power of curiosity is a great pull, but there should still be a tangible product or service that you can identify.
2) Pretend it’s legit. What does it look like? Does it fulfil your criteria for a homebased internet business of your dreams? Imagine if everything you see in the ad is for real. Can you see yourself engaged in the business and putting all your heart and energy into it? What will you gain if you are able to make it work? Nobody likes to line the nest of a thief, but at the same time, there are some sincere internet marketers and business ideas available.
3) Make A decision – Do some research around the name of the product or main company and the name of the person running the campaign. See if there are testimonials or other people working the business. Sooner or later you are going to have to come off the fence and take a leap of faith. If you are not parting with mega-bucks, the idea is workable and something you can see yourself doing, why not give it a try? If it was a scam or unworkable without purchasing loads more information, at least you have learnt to recognise hyperbole and at most you have lost a small amount of money.
If you are shopping for a home internet business, we have already looked at assuming it’s a scam, pretending it’s legit and making a decision. The 4th and final step is to look at your internet skills. Do you have a good understanding of what makes the internet work and how it is used? Can you keep up with the continual evolution of technology? If the answer is yes, you are well placed to make a good and successful go of a legitimate home internet business.