Looking for Legitimate Home Based Business Opportunities?

Legitimate home based business opportunities can sometimes seem hard to find. The internet seems to be over run with business opportunities for people to take part in. The real key is deciphering through all of the opportunities that you find and make sure that they aren’t a scam. This can sometimes be difficult as not every opportunity is submitted at face value, but can have some hidden information.

The first thing that you need to do when checking for legitimate home based business opportunities is to research them. If they have been around a while you should be able to find information about them on the web, other than on their website. You can possibly find information about them on work from home forums and other sites where individuals get together to discuss online opportunities. You should also check out the Better Business Bureau. Keep in mind that not all legitimate home based business opportunities are listed at the BBB, but if they are, you can find out some good information about them.

Also, check online review sites that might be able to give you information on the home based business. Legitimate home based business information can be found if you look hard enough. Those that are involved with a good thing want to get their information out there about how great the opportunity is. Just beware that sometimes the information can be bogus. Those that want to get people involved in a scam can brag too. Don’t just look at one or two reviews or websites that may give information on the opportunity, do a thorough search. Taking the time to go through this step will definitely help out in the long run. No one wants to get involved in a scam.

While there is a lot of legitimate home based business out there, the scams have a way of popping up all around. Try to keep the old adage in mind, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately it is the scams that seem to stand out the most online. Most of them offer unbelievable incomes and benefits, but do not even come close to offering what they say they can. This is where the research comes in, knowing all that you can about the opportunity, before you dive in, can save you a lot of trouble. Don’t get trapped by those websites that promise you an instant fortune for very little work. Most of us know that any legitimate home based business is going to take hard work to get it off the ground. But in the end, when you find an opportunity that you know is legitimate, that hard work will pay off.

While you may get lucky and find a legitimate home based business right from the beginning, this is not something that can be guaranteed. Take all the information that you find on different opportunities and make a list of the pros and cons that they have and then list the information you find out about them. This is a great way to compare opportunities and see what pans out and what fits you.

Dominic Boykin

9 Responses to “Looking for Legitimate Home Based Business Opportunities?”

  1. rcpaden says:

    Any ideas for home based business opportunities?
    I am disabled and am looking for a legitimate home based business idea or something I could do at home to make a small income. There are so many scams out there.
    Thanks to all for your answers. It seems that even though people say "this is not a scam" I have looked into all the answers. Some have not answered my e-mails yet, but so far they are answer lots of these surveys and sign up for lots of things(magazines, credit cards…) and we will send you 75 cents.

  2. Camron M says:

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  5. kelcanaday says:

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    And i will promise you this is not a scam.
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  7. kristen says:

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    You are probably receiving a lot of information about possible work from home jobs. I have been in your shoes and have spent many hours online researching and trying to find the right one. The one thing that I ended up figuring out is that there are no true work from home "jobs." In a work from home job you usually start out working for a company and then for whatever reason, sometimes, the company will let you take your job home; thus work from home job.

    However, there are many work from home “opportunities.” These opportunities provide you with the vehicle to work from home and build your own business. The difficult or frustrating part about finding the right opportunity is that there are many offers that are not legitimate, but scams. Theses scams make it difficult for the companies that truly offer a legitimate opportunity to work from home. Usually, work from home opportunities have a small investment to start your own business. These are okay as long as they are around $100, anything much more than that and I would stay away. Also if they require a monthly overhead to run the business it should include things like your websites, training, back office system, and support. Remember any business that you start and want to continue (whether it’s retail, restaurant, or home-based) will always have start up costs and monthly expenses.

    I am a stay at home mother of 2 (ages 4 and 2). My husband works 6 days a week and I do not have much help in the area of child care for my children. On my journey to finding the right work from home opportunity I tried everything from selling vitamins, lotions and many other product based companies. I also looked into processing information online. What I realized with all these companies is that I usually put more money back into my business and ended up with lots of product I really did not need. I also was very skeptical of some of those online work from home websites that really never got to the point of what I would be doing to earn income.

    Finally, I was given information on a legitimate work from home company. At first I was very skeptical and paid no attention to the information. Then one day my mother needed to have some dental work done but had no insurance. I remembered that I had some information on discount dental plans. Once I researched the information I had been given, I realized that I could provide my mother with a way to pay less for her procedure and earn an income for signing her onto the discount dental plan. I have been with the company since and am on the fast track toward building a residual income.

    I work 15 hours a week (give or take a few) for a National Discount Medical Benefits Company. The company has been in business for over 16 years and is continuing to expand! We have been featured on "60 minutes", "The New York Times", "Wall Street Journal", "Time Magazine", and "American Medical Review" as one of the most reputable, legitimate home based companies. We are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Dental Plans and the owner of the company sits on the board of The Consumer Health Alliance, which we are also a part of their membership.

    Our company addresses the number one problem in US, which is that 70% of Americans can’t afford or can’t get health insurance for whatever reason. We are an alternative for people who are suffering with their health because of this issue. Now to work for our company you don’t have to know everything there is to know about Health Care. Our company will train you on how to communicate our services to those who need it. We have over 2 million members that use our plans and save money on their health care.

    When you work for the company you are able to set your own hours and build a residual income while you work. Because we get paid month after month, year after year for the work we do our income is always increasing and we get paid even when we don’t work. The company also does not enforce a monthly quota, which was important to me. I wanted to have the flexibility to work when I wanted and how much I wanted. Of course the more you put into your business the more income you will receive.

    Some of the benefits we offer are 401k, direct deposit, life insurance and a family benefit package for your entire household. The next best thing is there is no cold calling, telemarketing, stocking of inventory, collecting of payments, and no home parties! This was very important to me as I had the child care issue to deal with and wanted to be able to stay home and work without having to leave my house.

    Another great thing about our company is that we all work together to as a team. We are not out to compete with our fellow representatives. Whenever I need advice my team is there to help me to be a success. This was also very important as I was new to the business and wanted the team support you get working a 9-5 job without having to work the 9-5 job. I have also made many friends along the way and still have the interaction with adults while taking care of my children at home.

    I guess I could go on and on about what we do and how we get paid, but the best thing for you to do is research the company for yourself and determine if it is right for you.

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