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Principles for Successful Work-at-Home Opportunities

Oct 10, 2007
Aren't they all the same, only the price is different, right? So if you can find the opportunity that requires the least upfront capital and effort, and the most profit, you win, right? A big fat NO!

There is a lot to understand about what makes a work at home opportunity successful and if you don't, good luck at succeeding and making your dreams of a home business that will bring you enough income that will be able to sustain you and your family a reality.

Work-at-Home Opportunities aren't all the same! Below are some of the main principles that need to be understood in order to make any work at home opportunity successful:

The most important principle: WORK!

Work is involved! Most opportunities promise little to no effort...unfortunately not true (if you want them to work!) So, when you are looking for work at home opportunities that can supplement your income, or better yet, replace your income so you can stay at home and leave the rat race, remember it will take work, probably a little capital, and many other factors (especially dedication!) Below are some more principles to help you understand what will help make an online work at home opportunity successful for you.

Be sure the opportunity you pick is part of an organization that is reputable and has a track record.
Don't just automatically believe the ads you see. Just because an ad SAYS the person is an Internet Guru doesn't mean they are. I myself have ordered a lot of products that I have resale rights to. Just because I bought these products, does that mean you can trust me? Make sure you are comfortable with the organization, its track record, how long the organization been in business, that it meets all government laws, standards and qualifications in the countries they operate, who owns the organization, or who is in charge (remember, you can always Google them!) that the individual has a good business and track record, that (s)he is well respected, that the organization is well respected, delivers on their promises, doesn't make unsubstantiated claims, has established a loyal customer base, and finally that the organization offers a refund policy.

I (stupidly) ordered one opportunity that failed to mention (before I bought it) that in order to make it work, I would have to spend $53,000 a year to get it up and running! Remember that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so if the ad is omitting information, why would you want to be part of that organization? You will lose all credibility with your customers, and we all know about word of mouth!

Very Important: If the opportunity you choose involves any kind of marketing or selling, it must have growth potential that can grow exponentially and a support system to help you.

Whatever opportunity you decide on, it must have growth potential. Why would anyone put their efforts into a stagnant or dying market? If you choose to market anything at all, the product(s) must be able to supply people with something that can quench their desires, whatever they may be.

Think of your potential customer...maybe moms that yearn for the days where moms stayed at home. Maybe dads that just want to give up Corporate America and trying to climb the Corporate Ladder...especially men that are in their 40's or so, that see all the downsizing and are worried about losing their job to a younger college graduate that won't insist on as much pay. Or retired people that have a limited income...these people are more willing to invest a small amount of cash, or maybe even a big chunk of cash, to make their lives better...they are the best consumer group to target. And be sure there is some kind of support system to assist you in making your business successful.

Learn to read the market and rely on it:

Why would anyone invest in an online opportunity? How about to spend more time with their family (rather than spend hours on the job and in a commute) or to break free from Corporate America and The Rat Race(and lower their blood pressure and stress) or to have more financial security (when working for others there is NO guarantee!) or how about to save money on gas! (who knows how high THOSE prices will get?) What about to guarantee retirement (who knows when the next downsize will come?) or to insure continuing health.

But in order to achieve these goals, one would have to find a work at home opportunity that can pretty much secure the success of those goals...so the opportunity must be something that has an increasing and significant potential future. This is a bit tricky to accomplish, but researching a product/service can help guide you.

Lastly, you reap what you sow:

If you choose an opportunity that involves a downline, keep in contact with them. Help the person that joined after you. The worst mistake an affiliate can make is to ignore and not help that person succeed. Remember that his efforts are making you money. It is a small price to pay to help that person succeed and make you money.

Also remember the support system; it really works! You wanted help at the beginning (if not later) do you really think the person that joined after you does not need the same help? If you are unable to help, go to your upline. We were all there at one point. Don't be afraid to ask for help no matter how high on the ladder you are!!!!

Keep in mind there may be a lot of work at home opportunities that are scams. If you do enough research, and follow the guidelines above, you will become more and more adept at sniffing out the best opportunities available on the web.
About the Author
J Hill is a mom of two teenage boys. She has worked for Corporate America since she was 15 and was determined to find a way to work from home. See the directory she developed of proven work at home directories which is at http://showmeabetterlife.com
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