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How to Select a Quality Home Based Business Opportunity

Jul 8, 2008
Selecting a quality home based business opportunity is the first step toward becoming financially independent. It is a dream that many people share. However, making that dream a reality isn't as easy as it may seem. Although many people would love to have the opportunity to work from home and have their own Internet business, most won't even try, as they have no idea where to start.

The Internet contains a wealth of information and opportunities. So much so that it can be very overwhelming. It can be very difficult just taking the first step and trying to select a quality home based business opportunity.

One of the easiest ways to start your own home based business is to join a network marking opportunity that is already set up and ready for you to begin marketing. However, as there are many opportunity scams online, you must be cautious and select an opportunity carefully. The following information will assist you in selecting a legitimate home based business opportunity:

1. Don't jump into anything too quickly. Take some time to do some research, and really think things over. In addition to reviewing the company web site, visit a search engine and specifically search for 'name of company complaints.'

2. Purchase the product and try it out. Is it everything that it was advertised to be? If not, this probably is not a company that you want to associate yourself with. Was the ordering, the delivery of the product, and the customer service up to par?

3. Contact the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce in the city where the parent company is located. These are invaluable sources for information, and can warn you of any potential problems.

4. The FTC uses the 70% rule, and network marketing companies must also use this rule. This rule states that if you are required to purchase inventory from the parent company for your business that you must sell at least 70% of that inventory before purchasing additional inventory.

5. Read the fine print - especially concerning commission payments. What requirements must you meet before you will be paid? Do you have to make a certain number of sales or purchases? Do you need a certain number of downline members who have made sales? Read this over and think about it.

6. What kind of support and training is provided to you? Are you required to pay for support or training? How effective is the support and training that you will receive, and how long will it take or last?

7. Can you talk with other people who are already invested in the opportunity? If not, you may want to walk away and keep looking.

By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure the business opportunity you are interested in is legitimate.

Once you have fully investigated the business opportunity you're interested in, and you're ready to begin, keep in mind that you aren't going to get rich overnight. It takes time and effort to build a real business that will still be earning money for you even years down the road. Have patience and persistence to ensure your success.
About the Author
Shelley Lowery is a successful well-known Internet Marketer and the owner of www.Web-Source.net. Join Shelley in the most exciting business opportunity in Internet history. Make up to $5000 or more weekly with a proven automated residual income system that is making many members wealthy in a very short period of time. www.BoardYourShip.com
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