This blog is meant to help you determine which work at home job or program is for you. I am not making any determinations on whether or not a particular program is a scam. I am simply giving you the information to make that call for yourself.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Find a Free Home Based Business Opportunity

Find a Free Home Based Business Opportunity

The good thing about working from home is that you can do pretty much anything that you want. If you like to paint, you can turn your skills into a home based business. If you are a marketing guru, that will work as well. But the one thing that holds a lot of people back when they are looking for a home based business opportunity is money. The majority of people feel that in order to start a company, they are going to need a lot of financial backing; something that most people simply cannot come up with. Even though this is true in some aspects, there are also many free home based business opportunities that you can try out. Think about it, why do you need to spend a lot of money on start up costs? You more than likely have everything that you need right in front of you?

Generally speaking, the first thing that people do when they are searching for a home based business opportunity is search the internet. There are hundreds of sites that will promise you the world for no money at all; and the bad thing about these sites is that they actually sound like good opportunities. The problem is that the majority of these sites are simply scams that are meant to dupe you out of your money. To take this even further, these scams ruin it for the legitimate companies that are available.

So obviously, the best way to find a free home based business opportunity is to do your homework. One of the best opportunities available is affiliate marketing programs. This is a great way for anybody to start their own home based business with no start up costs at all. This involves getting paid by affiliates for driving traffic to their site. Eventually you may need to start putting money into your business to be more successful, but you can get started without any problems at all.

Another free home based business opportunity that many people take advantage of is filling out online surveys. This is a legitimate way to make money from home, but you must be aware of all of the scams that are out there. The only way to do this is by searching through all of the available companies, and then choosing the ones that are most reputable. Finding ratings for survey sites is not difficult because there are a lot of people that are interested in this home business opportunity.

Finding a free home based business opportunity is not impossible. In order to be successful, you will want to watch out for scam artists so you do not end up losing valuable time and money.

Best Regards,
Kevin Freeman

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Don't pay for free advice

This isn't exactly a scam post but just advice.  I was just reading about a website that charges people an amazingly astounding amount of money just to help them get their websites good rankings in the search engines.   One of the partners was even nice enough to leave a post about how they have helped people.  His defense was along the lines of telling everyone a "secret".  His secret was that you could use different terms as your keywords and get good rankings.
Guess what?  This isn't a secret!  This information can be found anywhere.  In fact I will give it to you for free:
When you are writing the content for your website give some thought to the keywords you want to rank high for.  Keep in mind that some keywords have a lot of competition.  So if you are writing a website about working at home, the keywords "work from home" will have a ton of competition and you will not rank too high.  Think of other terms that someone might think of like "how to work at home".  Incorporate this phrase into your content for instance your opening paragraph might be  "Would you like to learn how to work from home?".   Make sure you list the phrase "how to work from home" in your meta tags and voila!  Eventually you might have some good rankings for "how to work from home"..   Not a big secret at all.... :)
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Blogging for money

If you have been looking for a good blogging job this might be for you! Problogger has been posting some interesting jobs. Take a look here:

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Weird affiliate programs

Here is something that has been on my mind for a couple of days now.   I keep running across these "programs" and you all know how I feel about that, but I am just amazed that people are falling for this.  They are under a lot of different names but the basic premise is that you first purchase an e-book, then you are immediately made an affiliate of the "program", you get others to buy the e-book and become affiliates and you make money from their getting people to buy the ebook and become affiliates, and so on and so forth.  This goes on for about 7 levels and sometimes more. 
First why would you buy into a program like this?  Because they make big promises.  What is wrong with buying into a program like this?  It seems a lot like another version of the whole 12 daily pro fiasco.
You can easily become an affiliate for free by signing up with clickbank, shareasale, linkshare etc.  You won't get paid 7 levels deep of course but there is a reason for that. 
Typically most affiliate programs pay on one or two levels, you never have to pay to become an affiliate and you aren't expected to post ads like crazy.  Save your money and sign up for free!
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Setting the paid survey world straight

Lately I am learning that the survey world is a lot like the data entry world.   For most of us data entry means we will get a job with a company and that company will ask us to, let's say, enter the data from their invoices into a computer.  We send the invoices back and get paid.  Simple enough right?  In the internet world of working at home data entry means you start your own little business entering ads for ebooks and other products at Clickbank.  This can be pretty devastating to someone who was hopeful and paid their $40 to find this out!

The survey world is getting pretty close to that fine line.  A true survey company will ask you to sign up and you will be asked a lot of questions to define your personal demographics.  The questions are typically things along the lines of whether or not you live in a city or a rural area, how old you are, how many kids you have and their ages.  Your age, whether or not you are married and other typical and standard questions.  Once you are signed up you will start recieving screeners in your mail.  Typically the screener will only offer you the chance to be entered in a drawing.  The screener is just that.  Your answers will determine whether or not you make it into the actual study.   When you are invited into a study this is when you find out what the study is about and what it pays.  Some studies will just give you a product to test and take a survey about, other studies will give you a product to test as well as payment for completing the study.  Some studies will be online bulletin board discussions that pay very well and others will ask you to test well known websites and get paid for it.  The possibilities are endless but you have to choose the right companies to sign up with.

 I hear over and over from people that they were told Panda Research was legitimate but they haven't gotten anything for their time yet.  The same thing with TreasureTroopers and other similar places.  These places often will advertise that you can get a $500 gift card to The Gap just for completing a survey.  This would be so great!  The bottom line is that this can happen but they also want you to sign up for special offers like a 30 day trial to AOL or an online book club.  To "complete" some of these offers you also usually need to spend a certain amount of money.   These places are NOT scams as they often get called but they also are not your typical survey companies. 

Use a good free list to sign up with the survey companies and be aware that you will not get into every study.  Some people get into ten a month and other people get only get in on one every couple of months.  You won't make a steady income but if you go into it with the attitude that you are going to have fun and make a difference in the products you will be buying you will really enjoy the real survey world. 

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Article written by Connie Hazen website owner of  and She has been taking surveys for more than three years and helping others get started and enjoy the world of free surveys.


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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How to make a million dollars

This is a terrific website with good honest advice:
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