Imagine having your legitimate online work from home business, with flexible hours, no commuting and have time with the children before they move out.
Do these legit work from home opportunities exist, or are all of these types of sites regarding work from home opportunities or make money online scams?
That is a popular question that many people are asking and searching online. With the increased popularity and accessibility of the internet, more and more people are in search of this elusive answer.
I can say with confidence that the answer is “NO”. Not all of the websites promising wealth and online business opportunities or financial freedom are scams.
As with any product available out there, one must do their due diligence in weaning out the good from the bad. Fortunately, there exist people like myself that have done these searches and ran into scams over the years available to guide you on a cleaner path.
Now it is important to note that people’s perceptions differ to what they consider a legit vs. scam opportunity. I have seen people talk about some sites as though they are scams, only because they were not able to make a gazillion $$ within few days or weeks. Even though the site never promised such claims and indicated the amount you make can only be determined by how much time and work, you are willing to commit.
On that note, I would like to share my little checklist of things to look out for when
perusing through websites when looking for that legit online or work from home business opportunity.
I decided to list the good and the bad traits to look for when deciding if you should go to a particular website or product. Keep in mind, this does not guarantee scam free, but it may assist you in saving money and time.
First the Bad:
- Websites that ask for credit card information to sign into their site before seeing any product or sample of information.
- Sites that promote gazillion $, ok maybe not a gazillion $, but let’s say extraordinary amounts in little time, with no effort.
- The internet sites with no content that bounce you around from one site to another. Making you get lost in a giant mess of adds and popups. These can be more of annoyance rather, not necessarily a scam.
- Websites that allow you to view their site and a limited amount of content for free. If their product is good, they have nothing to hide. Take, for example, when you go to a store to buy something, you like to look at it, make sure it is the product advertised right? So do the same for online opportunities. If they don’t show any information up front, don’t hesitate to contact them first, see if they respond, ask questions. The answers or lack thereof will help you make your decision. Remember to trust your gut feeling, you’re the only expert on knowing your comfort level. I chose Wealthy Affiliate, and you can check out why I did by clicking here.
- A good site will allow you to sign up for free, no obligation to buy anything with the option to leave without consequence at any time.
- The good online business opportunity platforms should have appropriate learning resources, tools to build and maintain your online business or website and have support either from the owners of the platform or the members.
One thing I have learned with this online business venture is to keep in mind that when I am creating content for my website, that I am speaking to people like myself.
I too landed on a site similar to this one, looking for information, or guidance to learn how I can earn extra money online honestly.
Little did I know at the time, that I found the learning and web-hosting platform that I have been searching for over a decade.
I keep thanking Kyle and Carson for developing Wealthy Affiliate (WA), knowing they started the same way that I have. I thank John for guiding me to WA, by telling his story about finding WA.
I hope this post helps you feel more confident about continuing your quest to develop your successful online business.