How do I know what is real & what isn't?

This is a common concern that nearly each & every person who is scouring the internet in search of a legitimate way to make money from home has running through their minds. So how do we know what is real & what is not?

Now the only answer I really have is that you must do your research! As you will see, if you haven't already, that no matter what the opportunity is whether it be data entry, wah jobs, or even any number of the home based business opportunities that are advertised online, they all have people who praise them and others who run them into the ground.

Your best bet is to simply do the research of the company yourself, and do so from many different resources. Talk to people who are doing it, or have done it. Visit message boards & forums and read what others may have had to say about that particular company.

A couple good places I frequently visit online are www.wahm.com/forum and answers.yahoo.com

Before you make a decision make sure you get all the facts and see it from every angle. I'm not one to put a whole lot of trust into whether or not a company is a member of the BBB. Yes, I often check to see if they are or not, but all in all, since the BBB is an organization that is a for profit based company that requires each company to pay a fee to them in order to participate, it just doesn't hold a great deal of weight in my decision.

Another site www.ripoffreport.org is a good place to get some opinions and idea of what you'd like to know. But again, don't base your decision solely on it since it is a site where consumers share their opinions & personal experiences with any given company. It doesn't mean that any of it is indeed fact, but more so personal feelings. It still is another way to get an idea of what you are wanting to know. If a company has constant complaints, and few or no positive things being said about them, then it's a bit obvious thus far what people think of them.

So to sum things up here... Don't take just one person's word or experience and use it to make a decision as to whether or not something is legit. Search multiple resources. And last but not least, follow your own instincts. If you get a gut feeling about something, and you've done your research, I'd follow your gut.



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right that we have to do our research. Ripoff Report is a good start, but if you don't find a company's name listed there, be sure you search other names and use Google in a variety of searches, too. Just because a company isn't there doesn't mean they are necessarily good or legit--I listened to a friend and joined her MLM, a really big one and early in its development, but they went bankrupt, and even after the bankruptcy I couldn't find their name in the Ripoff Report database, so I listed them. Lots of people lost money. Still, it's a good place to start.