How Much is Your Legitimate Online Business Costing You?

Many Internet marketers complain about the amount of money they earn from legitimate home based businesses compared to what they spend. This becomes clear when you visit forums for legitimate online businesses and join in the discussions.

You can find people from all walks of life earning a good living on the Internet, regardless of their sex, race, age, income and so forth. Therefore the Internet has become famous for not discriminating against people as far as Internet marketing is concerned.

Time and money are two constants available to most people. People with more money may choose to outsource different aspects of their legitimate online business instead of doing it all themselves. Others spend more time on learning the various steps of becoming successful online because they may not have as much money and have the time to do it.

One point that goes for everybody, whether you have time or money or neither, is that you need to get traffic to your site in order to get visitors to purchase products or join affiliate programs if you want to be successful with legitimate home based businesses.

You can immediately get guaranteed visitors on a regular basis by buying advertising in the form of pay per click. This won’t guarantee that you’ll make a profit though but that you will get visitors by paying a certain amount for every time someone clicks on your link.

It is not a problem if you don’t have money to invest in pay per click. You will then simply have to focus on marketing methods like article marketing which is a completely free form of advertising and that many have been successful with.

This is not a fast way of generating traffic to legitimate home based businesses, but it is a great way to build back links to your website which over time will increase your page rankings and therefore free, targeted traffic to your site, probably resulting in sales.

It does not matter if you can spend money on marketing or if you will use free marketing methods. You have to determine the cost of your legitimate online business. Determine what you work is worth at an hourly rate and then keep track of the amount of hours you spend on your business.

You should definitely keep track of monthly expenses like advertising, marketing, website hosting and auto-responder services.

Keeping track of the hours you spend on your business may seem like an unnecessary and tedious job but it is definitely important to determine your monthly expenses to get an accurate picture of the amount of money you are earning with your legitimate online business compared to what your are spending on it.

Francina Smit

5 Responses to “How Much is Your Legitimate Online Business Costing You?”

  1. eqkens says:

    Is this an Employment Scam?
    I saw an ad on campus which offered a data entry position making $300+ weekly from the comfort of my home. I emailed the guy and he is requesting a $9 processing fee, which in my opinion sounds fishy. I read somewhere that you should never have to pay for a job….

    I also included the email we exchanged,
    What do you guys think?

    ———————The email he sent me———————————————–
    Hey Ken,

    Thank you for your interest in this position. This is a wonderful job opportunity working from home. It’s an exciting and financially rewarding position working either P/T or F/T! If you are serious about making money while working from home, please read below and I will help you get started at this position. If you would like, you can even start working today. I look forward to working with you!

    Work P/T or F/T from home
    Earn $300-$700+/wk
    Personal online/email training and support provided.

    This work from home opportunity is legitimate and how successful you are only depends on the time and effort you put in.

    Work your own hours. Days, nights, weekends, it wont interrupt with your school work.

    You can start/stop working at any time.

    Computer with Internet/Email access

    Valid Email address
    Good typing skills
    Basic Internet knowledge

    This home based position is a great opportunity for students who want to work in the comfort of their own home that need time for school work.

    There are NO sales, cold calling, talking to strangers, click banks, or taking surveys!

    There is always work available for you to do.

    This home based position gives you the opportunity to earn $100 or more per day! I am seeking only self-motivated people with the desire to work in this field.

    No experience necessary.

    You will be processing orders from your own computer. Everything is sent to your email account.

    There are no contracts to sign and the amount of work you choose to do is entirely up to you and your schedule.

    As with any job, you must be willing to work hard!

    My average employee makes $500 per week.

    The amount of money you earn is entirely up to you, the more hours you dedicate the more your profit will be.

    You will be paid DAILY to your secure PayPal account. (From there, if you desire, you can transfer your money to your personal checking/savings accounts, etc.)

    If you do not have a PayPal Account you can choose to get paid via mail by check or money order.


    The training materials you receive will give you STEP-BY-STEP instructions on how to get started.

    When you receive your training materials you may begin working that very same day!

    There is NO special software required for this position and NO huge pamphlet to read.

    There is a ONE-TIME non-refundable fee of $9.00.

    There are NO other fees after you start.

    This cost will cover the training materials sent to you. Once you have processed your first order you will have already made this money back. You will easily gain back this fee in about 10 minutes of work. Please consider and understand that as much as I would like to not charge this small processing fee, we must protect ourselves from those who are not serious about this work and to pay for the cost of shipping marketing materials to you, pay those who answer your questions and emails, etc. Absolutely NO business can afford to cover administrative costs, wasted time, or provide costly materials to everyone who inquires about this position.

    The payment must be submitted via Paypal.

    If you would rather start working IMMEDIATELY, please send your payment through our secure PayPal account. The materials will be automatically sent to your e-mail within 24 hours after your payment is received and cleared through PayPal. You can then get started ASAP!

    If you do not have a PayPal account, just click on the link below to create a FREE premier account, so that you can get paid for your work and purchase your materials.

    Please notify us via email when you have made the payment of $9.00 through PayPal or sent the payment via mail, so we can guarantee your spot for this position will not be filled!


    Sign up for your FREE Premier PayPal Account:
    Go to

    Click "New to PayPal? Sign Up"

    Click "Start Now" – Premier Account
    Fill out all required information and create account

    When making your payment, please click on "Goods" and only enter the words "TRAINING MATERIALS" in the Message/Product area. Please do not write any other messages or notes.

    Please send your payment through PayPal to our account address:

    Ken, I am a student as well and i am here to help you get started and answer any questions you might have. If you are serious, and are willing to put forth some time and effort, then I look fo
    (sorry if i put this question in the wrong category)

  2. JoelKatz says:

    This is almost certainly a scam. For $9 he’s going to do what exactly? Tell you to go get a data entry job? You already know that.
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  3. TKH says:

    Like the saying: no risk no gain. It may worth spending $9 to try your lucks since it is not a big amount. Good lucks!
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  4. Steve D says:

    Basically, yes, it’s a scam….check out the following article:
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  5. Josh says:

    That really really sounds like a scam. I know people who have gotten management positions and don’t have to pay to apply, that’s just crazy. He kept saying the same thing over and over, while giving no helpful information. I would forget about it. Sounds just like some scam websites I’ve read trying to sell you something.
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