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Job Opportunities Adrift In Cyberspace

Dec 24, 2007
Those who truly believe they can make a living working on the internet may be right, but finding the right opportunity on the internet will take research and common sense. Most job opportunities listed on the internet are examples of how people make money working online. Convincing others to send money to receive information about how to find work on the internet is one of the biggest opportunities there are. However, since that's what you were doing when you stumbled across that job prospect, you probably already know how it is done.

Common sense is probably the most important thing you have that will save you time, money and disappointment. When reviewing job opportunities take an objective look at the promises and claims being made about the job and consider the possibility of being able to meeting the claims actually being made.

For example, many internet positions promise that working only a few hours a day can yield an income equivalent to a year's salary every month. Think about that for a minute. You are being told that you can sit at your computer, in your pajamas for three or four hours a day and make a six-figure income. Consider the odds of this being a real possibility before sending the sponsor of the ad money for a list of jobs making these claims.

One of the biggest so-called job opportunities on the internet today is advertisements for secret shoppers. The ad talks about thousands of companies who use private individuals, "just like you" to go shopping, eat at restaurant and go to the movies and report back to them. Pay is promised to by upwards of $40 an hour for doing things you like to do and you get to keep everything you bought. Who wouldn't want to become a secret shopper.

You realize that you can't possible do this job eight hours a day, five days a week, but heck at $40 an hour, working only 20 hours a week is a pretty good paycheck, so you fill out the "application" and enclose your fee and wait for the assignments to come rolling in.

Usually what happens next is you receive a list of companies that at one point registered to use secret shoppers. However, they all have their own criteria and you will have to apply to each company before they will consider using you in their secret shopper program. That is if they still use them or if the company is still in business.

A few applicants actually get hired by a couple of companies as secret shoppers and find out that part time work can be eight to ten hours a month, if not less. Yes, you usually keep what you buy, as the legitimate companies will reimburse you for the purchases, provide you comply with all the procedures they set down for you to follow. Failing that, you have just experienced a shopping trip and it was all on your dime.

Always research internet opportunities fully and use your gut instinct to tell you whether it is the real deal or simply marketing hype. If it sounds too good to be true...It probably is.

Once you find the right internet opportunity that feels right it will take hard work to get it off the ground. Find an opportunity that has a good step by step roadmap with superb customer support. The beauty of working for yourself is that every dollar you invest in your own business will be worth fifteen dollars a year from now if you persevere.

Good Luck and Stay the Course!
About the Author
John Lynch is owner of How2MakeMoneyOnline.org and writes on a variety of subjects. To learn more about this topic John recommends you visit: http://www.pluginprofitsite.com/main-19065
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