In this article I will endeavor to point out the pit falls and problems you can and do encounter along the way to earning an income working from home.
First off all let me say from personal experience and conversations with friends and relatives that most of the products on the Internet that are available for people to make an income from home are useless. They are mostly just cobbled together and most of the vendors could not care less about who are buying or promoting them. There is also an almost complete lack of good customer support which results in poor customer satisfaction, and emails and phone calls are usually totally ignored as well. Am I ringing any bells with you people? You have been there haven’t you? I am willing to bet you are fed up to the back teeth with all the so called experts and gurus telling you they have the one and only answer to your prayers for earning an income from home.
Of course once these people have become rich from taking your money they disappear without trace only to reappear somewhere else with a brand new product that the same people who bought their last one are waiting to buy or promote again. Why do we not learn from our mistakes? Are we that gullible? I am afraid most of us are because we like to see the good in people and look on the bright side. Surely you must realize that is exactly what these fly-by-night scammers want.
That aside, the big question is. How does the ordinary guy in the street, the stay at home moms or anyone else who for one reason or another is confined to their home find a good product to buy into or promote as an Affiliate and make a decent income from home? Let me tell you right now. You have to look real hard, and it can take weeks or even months to find one.
Then you think you have found one, and what is it about it that makes you ask yourself. Why should I invest my money, time and effort buying into it or even promoting it when all the rest I have tried have failed? Obviously it has to have something going for it that those others did not or you would not have been attracted to it to begin with.
The first question you should ask yourself when looking at a Products promotional material is. Does it Ring True? Someone once said many years ago. If It Looks Too Good To Be True, Then It Probably Is.
Very true words, and over the years many people have come to realize this and lost a lot of their hard-earned Dollars, Pounds, or Euros etc finding this out the hard way.
Therefore what should you look for within a products promotion? Below is a List of My Top Eight Must Haves that are my personal criteria when looking to buy into or promote a new product.
1. Is it being presented in a professional manner, and not just thrown together?
2. Are there training videos you can refer back to whenever you want need to?
3. Are the instructions clear and concise?
4. Are the marketing methods you are advised to follow sound?
5. Are the strategies in place to build a successful business?
6. Is all the information relevant and not BS that is sure to confuse you?
7. Is there a good support system in place you can rely on, or more BS?
8. Will the owner and support team make themselves available 24/7?
You might think that these eight points are just plain common sense and what you would expect anyway. You would be surprised just how much of that information is non-existent in the majority of products that people are buying into or promoting. Of course once you have paid your money and found out it wont make you a decent income after all no matter how hard you try, it is far too late because most of the 30/60/90 day Rock Solid Money Back Guarantees are not worth the paper they're printed on.
More fool them you might say, but would you buy something from any big store without there being some kind of instruction booklet or manual and a service agreement to protect your rights as a customer? I do not think so.
It is the same with any product you are expected to buy, sell or promote. You have to be able to tell people what they are investing in and the back-up on offer or you do not get any sales. Detailed information and instruction is a must, but I have found it sadly lacking in over 90% of the Work At Home products and programs I have looked at and invested in over the years.
Of course there is work at home jobs on the Internet. There are some genuine people out there who do have excellent products you can buy into or promote, and you can Earn An Income From The Internet.
Therefore all is not lost for you ordinary guys, stay at home moms and a multitude of other house-bound people who want to make an income from the Internet. I can say that with confidence because I do work from home and make a reasonable income from doing just that with honest and reputable people.
There is one or two good programs that have recently been re-launched that will enable you to make an on-line income for many years to come. And you will receive plenty of support, because if you don't make money, then they don't make money. That would not be very good business sense, would it? So feel free to visit my web-pages and perhaps you will find something to suit you.
Author: Robert Allan