Thinking of working online
The primary purpose of this article is to perhaps help others make their selection with a little less time and effort than we had to expend.It was back in 2004 when we started looking for viable work on the web opportunities. It was a time consuming process.
Having spent many years running traditional "bricks and mortar" type businesses, we didn't buy for one second the numerous heavily hyped, or worse yet, scam operations that outed the instant and fantastic riches that could be achieved (often with little or no effort required). While doing our research as to which business we would eventually pursue, this type of claim became an instant trigger for us to move on to check out some other "opportunity".
Give me a break, if those claims were close to being true, why would they share their "secret" with anyone else? They would just execute their "magic system" and in short order would have made all the money that exists in the world...yeah, right!
In the course of our investigations, a few other natural filterssurfaced to help me narrow down the realistic and legitimate opportunities from among the far too numerous unfounded offers. Early on, we determined that the "get in on the ground floor" offers were essentially smoke. After all, if we wanted to take a chance on the lottery, we would have purchased a ticket. Because of our business management experience, it soon became clear that three of the primary factors that would influence our choice would be:
*successful longevity (how long has this particular company or business had been successfully doing business?)
*reasonable income expectations touted by the top managementof the company offering the opportunity.
*support systems and training resources available to help the participants succeed.
One thing that really struck home with us was a statement madeby the founder of the one of the company's that operated a formy home based business. It went something like the following:
"Hardly a day goes by that I don’t hear from an affiliate questioning why he or she is not seeing a big check yet. More times than not, the person asking hasn’t even been involved for more than 90 days and is only barely beginning to even understand how the whole system works. And frankly, even if the number was six months, it’s still much too early to be expecting a significant income stream to have developed.
IAt Clubwww1 we always say that if you’re not willing to give a business at least a year, don’t even bother getting involved. You need to understand that it takes time to get to know all the nuances of any compensation plan. It takes time to determine which products you want to lead with. It takes time to develop a game plan. It takes time to figure out what marketing activities deliver the biggest bang for the buck. Anything worthwhile takes sustained effort. If you’re not thinking long term, you’ve set yourself up for failure."
To sum it up, the selection process should focus on reality (there is alled "opportunities" that seem too good to be true.