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Make money from home; scam or get rich quick?

25 February 2013, 12:00
Earning extra money from home is probably the toughest thing to do. There are many opportunities and scams, trying to find something legitimate amongst all the crud can seem impossible. Today I want to show you how you can make some money from home, There are three types of people that will be looking at opportunities like these.

Those that have never looked at anything to make extra cash before, Those that have looked and are very wary of these opportunities because they have been scammed, and those that have tried soemthing and had a level of success.

Too many opportunities make claims like "no selling", "make money while you are on the beach". Fact is if something seems to be too good to be true it probably is. My Dad was always looking for the next big thing, the one idea that would make him rich over night, yet he never made it. If any opportunity tell you you are going to get rich without working for it, It's bound to be a load of hooey.

Every single opportunity you are offered will mean having to do some work, If you have any idea of how hard people that are successful at Multi Level Marketing have to work to achieve success, you will never believe a write up that says no selling skill required.

Every business requires selling as a skill. You have one of two options if you cannot sell, those are learn to sell or hire someone that can sell or else you will never grow a business. Businesses rely on sales to make profits. without profits there are no salaries, without salaries there is no food.

You started reading this because you are obviously interested in making money from home. I have read so many stories about making money from the web without doing any selling, without doing any hard work because your website works while you sleep. These claims are only true if your website is successful and you are getting traffic. Any start up website needs a whole lot more selling than a website that is already getting results.

When you start a new website you will need to market it, This process is selling. How do you get people to your website and get them to buy your product if you cannot convince them that you are to be trusted. How can you sell yourself if you cannot sell? The good news is that the web does level the playing field and make it easier for people that are afraid of people, introverted or shy to interact without the stress of face to face contact.

There are people that have made a fortune from the internet without having to talk to real people or to crowds. They sell products that they make profits on without handling the products, They all have one thing in common, They are able to write persuasive and compelling content. Can you write? If so you too can make money from Affiliate systems.

Be warned there are many affiliate systems designed to lighten your pocket, or make you work for no reward. It is a minefield out there as many have found. Any affiliate or multi level marketing system that focuses on recruitment rather than product, or sells anything unsubstantial is worthy of being skeptical about.

Just last week I was invited to join a "watch your money grow" scheme. The video was very impressive, but not once was a product mentioned, the only thing the video claimed was that I was going to get rich by subscribing. No details, just get involved and we will make you rich. My advice is to steer clear of any "opportunity" that offers dreams and no specifics.

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