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Honest Money Making : Who Can You Trust Online?

Aug 17, 2007
Owning a profitable home based business online is a dream that many people have because they want that extra residual income to travel the world, put their kids through college, pay for a cruise, buy their dream homes, pay off their mortgage, and be financially worry-free. Honest money making online is not an easy task, as some of us already know, and some of us have yet to discover. With all the websites out there, and the threat of identity theft, credit card fraud, hackers, viruses, and total internet scam artists, it's no wonder people are worried about buying into that next best online business opportunity that claims to solve all of life's problems and make you rich in no time flat. Obviously, though, some internet marketers and gurus are making millions on the net. So how do you know who you can trust online, and which business plan to buy into when searching for an honest money making business? This article will attempt to help you weed out the scams.

The first thing to consider is that you have to know what you're getting yourself into before you jump in, as tempting as that may be after you've come across a very persuasive sales letter about an online business. Read each word on the sales page very carefully, and several times over. Look for return policies, disclaimers, terms of service, guarantees, and testimonials. Honest money making businesses will have these available to you, not to mention they will offer and provide outstanding customer service and support and see you through to success.

Next, you want to ask questions about the business and take note of how long it takes to get a reply, and what type of answers you get. This may take place via email exchanges, or by phone. A business is probably more reputable if it offers a telephone number where prospects can call to find out more details about the business, talk to the person they sign up with, and get answers to all their questions and concerns. Check to see if the site offers a forum for discussing problems and where you can get help from others in the same honest money making program that you hope to join.

Asking questions about the business also involves doing research both on the business you have in mind, and on other similar business opportunities. If you do an internet search on making money online, you will get millions of search results on that topic. Where do you even begin? Most people will click on the first few search results, but even these sites you must question because they get to the top of the search listings by doing some careful search engine optimization (SEO), and they are not necessarily the most reputable businesses. It's a good idea to check with the Better Business Bureau or Federal Trade Commission, forums that discuss the business, and product or service review sites.

Further research that you should do involves not only focusing on the honest money making business itself, but understanding exactly what it is you are getting into when building an online business. Ask yourself if this is really what you want, if you can handle the time, energy, effort, and money that it takes to build, maintain, and advertise your business. Realize that legitimate profitable home based business opportunities will, without fail, involve commitment, consistent action, daily maintenance, effort, time, and money if you want to become the next online millionaire, or even succeed at making a few extra thousand dollars per month. You want to avoid businesses that claim to make you rich quick, or make so much within a specific time period and with little effort. These claims are almost always false.

Remember that when searching for that perfect honest money making opportunity that you don't want to be a sucker. Be aware of the scams out there, do your research, and don't blindly trust those who claim to make you a millionaire overnight. Keep your eyes peeled, do your homework, and once you find that profitable home based business you can trust, feel safe and enjoy your online business journey to success!
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Liane Bate owns an Honest Money Making web business. Find out how to build a Profitable Home Based Business too!
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