QNet Review – Is It a Legitimate Business?

When you go online and search for the phrase “definition of scam”, these are some of the results you’re going to get;

  • victimize: deprive of by deceit
  • a stratagem for gain; a swindle
  • to swindle (someone) by means of a trick
  • obtaining money by means of deception including fake personalities, fake photos, fake template letters, non-existent addresses and phone numbers
  • a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation

We can now say that a scam company is the one which usually represents itself to the people in a way that is deceiving (not it’s true image) and end up obtaining money through the process.

Now the question is, is QNet a legitimate company or just another SCAM? Should you get involved with QNet? Are you going to receive what you have been promised by QNet, or will you be deceived? Can your dreams really come true by you participating in QNet?

Before I answer the above questions, you have to understand that QNet is just one out of thousands of other Network Marketing companies out there. You should also understand that out of all those companies, some are legitimate companies and some aren’t. Some are Network Marketing Companies and others are just pyramid schemes. Some are there for the short-term (to rip you off and/or bad management), and some will be there for many decades and centuries to come. So before you decide to get involved in any company, you should understand where the company stands.

7 Things to look for in a Network Marketing Company before you get involved

  1. Age of the Company: It is known that 90% of all start-up Companies fail in the first 5 years in business. 90% of the remaining 10% also fail in the next 5 years in business. This also applies to all Network Marketing companies. So before joining any Network Marketing company, it is good if the company at least has lasted more than 5 years. 10 years is even much better.
  2. Credibility of the Company The credibility of the company is very important. You should ask these questions to yourself. Does the company have any history of taking advantage to their customers or business partners? Does the company have any history of any illegal activities? Is it legally registered? Who has the company worked with? How has the company contributed into society?
  3. Size and Growth of the Company Knowing how big the company is, is very important. Where are the offices operating? How many offices they have? In how many countries? How many independent representatives/distributors are with the company? That’s all important. It shows how stable the company is. But an even more important question to ask is, how fast is the company growing? Growths is more important than the size. There are companies which have been in business since 1970’s and they have 7,000,000 Independent distributors and there are companies which have started in the late 90’s and they have 6,000,000 Independent distributors. Now which company should you get involved in? It’s smart to get involved with the 2nd Company.
  4. Products The type of products the company sells is also important. You should understand that Network Marketing is all about having a large group of distributors promoting and marketing a product to the market place and sharing the profits from the sale of those products. That’s how the company survives and distributors earn a living. We all have to admit that not all products sell the same. When we look at most successful Network Marketing companies out there, the products they promote are in either of the following niche:
    1. Health and Wellness Products (80% of all Network Marketing Companies)
    2. Telecommunication services
    3. Vacation
    4. Gold and Silver numismatics and jewelery (It’s a growing trend)
    5. Education (Self improvement, Financial education, marketing etc – a growing trend)

    So it’s really important to look at which products the company has before you embark into the opportunity. It also has to be a product that you like and that you’re passionate about.When it comes to selling emotions are more powerful than logic. The more emotional you are to your product, the more you sell.

  5. Compensation Plan You are into Network Marketing to make money. Serious money! Period! If the company you get involved in doesn’t pay you good money for you building the business, I seriously think you should look somewhere else. You have bills to be paid and send your children to the best schools. How many dollars can you make when one person gets involved into your Network Marketing Opportunity? $5, $10, $30, $100, $1000? I know companies which pay up to $1700 when you recruit a single person into the business. Off course he has to buy a product which is much worth more than $1700, but hey! people have money to buy expensive things. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really think it’s worth getting involved in a company where I have to recruit many people to get small amount of dollars while I can make ten times more with a single person. This is a secret I found in marketing, if the consumer sees much value to the product, even if it’s $1000 product he/she would gladly would love to buy the product and sometimes even beg you (a car is a good example).
  6. Training: It is a known fact that best business trainings are found in Network Marketing Companies and not in a Business School. I suggest you buy Robert Kiyosaki’s book,” Business School ” to understand more. It’s only in Network Marketing where you can find a dishwasher with not even a college degree becoming a Millionaire in less than 5 years. It is really important that the company you get involved in has that training to raise you from where you are to where you want to go.
  7. YOU: This is the MOST important factor for success in Network Marketing. If YOU want to make it BIG in Network Marketing, go look at the person in the mirror. Do you really want to do it? Do you have what it takes? Are willing to put your heart and soul into your business? The answer to all your success lies within you. Stop looking somewhere else. Only 10% of people in Network Marketing make good money and live the life of their dreams. The rest just occupy space and complain about everything but themselves. “You can’t fly with the eagles when you’re down scratching your back with the turkeys.” You’ve got to choose either be an eagle or a turkey. You can’t be both!

Now the question still remains. Is QNet legit or just another Scam? I’ll answer this question by going through my 7 points.

  1. Age of the Company: QNet has been in existence since 1998 (headquarters based in Hong Kong) so that makes the company stable and it qualifies for 10% of companies which have survived in 10+ years.
  2. Credibility: Is QNet credible? Lets see –
    1. 2000 & 2002 – Worked closely with Vatican making a Commemorative Coin for John Paul II- Worked with the government of Indonesia and received the endorsement of the Bung Hatta Commemorative Coin from HE Megawati Sukanoputri – The former President of Indonesia
    2. 2001 – FAO/UN appointed QNet as exclusive distributor for its gold coin programme to create awareness against world hunger among the public
    3. 2003 – Title sponsor for International Badminton Federation (IBF) World Cup held at Birmingham UK.
    4. 2006 – Worked with FIFA becoming the official distributors of FIFA 2006 World Cup Coin Programme and FIFA Centennial Coin Programme – Sponsored the Brazilian Soccer team in 2006 World Cup – Title sponsor for International Badminton Federation (IBF) World Cup held at Madrid, Spain.

    And many more. The Company has been involved in many things, sponsoring sports, Government meetings, giving away donations to many countries in Asia and Africa. It’s beyond the scope of this article to mention all. This clearly shows that the company qualifies for my 2nd important thing you need to look at in a Network Marketing company.

  3. Size and Growth of the Company: QNet now has 6 Million Independent Representatives and has expanded to more than 180 countries worldwide. The company is just 12 years old. 6 Million in 12 years, that’s a great number. That clearly shows that the growth of the company is extremely good.
  4. Product: QNet promote products of wellness, telecommunication, jewelery, numismatics (gold and silver coins) and vacation. As you can see these products are the hottest trends. They have captured a great audience which makes their products sell like CRAZY!.
  5. Compensation Plan: Very few companies pay BIG money when it comes to their compensation. When I say BIG money I mean up to $1000 per every person you recruit. Well QNet pays from $30 to $1700 whenever you recruit a person depending on which product he/she bought. I don’t know about you but If you ask me, $1700 per every person I recruit is good money. How many companies pays that good? Very few. Another BIG advantage about QNet is that when you buy a product once, you have a business for life. The only money you pay is $10 for you virtual office annually.
  6. Training: QNet has a sister company called The V. The purpose of the V is to nurture, support and train the whole QNet Network of 6 Million plus. They have offices in different parts of the world offering training and training materials. They produces very powerful video trainings and they host various conventions in different parts of the world. In June this year, they hosted a Convention that had more 8000 people from 70 different countries who attended making it one of the largest business gathering ever held in Malaysia. That’s a good sign. I can assure you with such a training, life would never be the same.
  7. YOU!: Now the question is can you be successful in QNet? Do you have what it takes? Are you willing to pay the price for success. It is said even winning a lottery requires you to get out of the house to go buy the lottery ticket. You can be in the perfect company which has the perfect compensation plan, but if you don’t take that ACTION, nothing will happen. I hope by now you have the answer whether QNet is Legit or Scam. Only you can decide which answer to give yourself. I did my part. Your part is for your brain to process this and decide. Legit or Scam?

I hope this article was informative. Feel free to comment down below. Tell me what you think. QNet – Legit or Scam? If you liked this information please share it with all your friends.

I wish you good luck in your journey,

Your Online Marketing and Business Coach,

Dr. Said Said – See you at the Bank!

How to Ensure a Debt Collection Is Legitimate

Your phone rings. Someone on the other end is claiming to work for a collection agency of some kind. He tells you that the purpose of this call is to collect a debt. A debt which you either do not remember owing or is so old that you thought it was gone. How do you ensure this is legitimately collectible?

The caller must identify who he is and who he works for. A legitimate debt collector will supply a phone number, business name and mailing address. A scammer will fudge around this or claim he does not have to supply this information.

The majority of collection agencies will send you a letter prior to calling you. Federal law requires them to send you a letter about the debt no later than five days after their first contact with you. Sending the letter first ensures they are following the law and eliminates the surprise to you when they call.

You have the right to have the collection agency verify the debt. You must do this in writing and I recommend you send the letter via certified mail with return receipt so you have proof they received the letter. A sample letter from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can be found at consumerfinance.gov.

Though there is no federal definition of what constitutes a debt verification, the assumption is that if they can prove to a judge that you owe the debt, then that is acceptable verification. So you should receive one or more of these items:

  • A copy of the original, signed contract.
  • A copy of the charge-off statement from the original creditor.
  • A copy of at least one cancelled check paid from you to the original creditor.
  • Information from the creditor that ties you with the debt (the creditor’s name, an account number, the charged off amount, the current balance and the last four digits of your social security number).

The collection agency has thirty days to supply this verification to you. During this time period, the collection agency cannot attempt to collect this debt in any manner and they cannot report this debt to the credit bureaus (note the original creditor can still report it).

Some things you should do during this thirty day period:

  • Check your credit report to make sure the debt is truly yours. The original creditor will report this as “Charged Off” if it has been transferred or sold to a collection agency. You may also determine the debt is too old under your state’s statute of limitations for the collector to sue you.
  • Contact the original creditor to determine who they sold the debt to. They can tell you this information. If the debt has been sold numerous times, you will have to follow the “chain of title” to learn who the actual owner is. And if it has been sold numerous times, the chances of this collection agency being able to verify the debt drops dramatically.

If the verification cannot be supplied to you within the thirty days, then the debt is uncollectible. But if they do verify it, the debt is collectible and the collection agency will add this to your credit report.

According to Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions, only 51% of debts are verified by collection agencies ( FTC Data on Debt Verification ). So you have a 50-50 chance of this collection disappearing on its own!

If you have any questions about this debt not being yours, do not spend time on the phone with the debt collector. You do not want to give any hint of acknowledging the debt is yours. Just tell the collector that you will be sending a verification request, confirm the mailing address to send it to and politely end the call. Then get that letter sent out ASAP!

Global Gas Card Review – Is Global Gas Card A Legitimate Business Opportunity?

Why are so many people joining the Global Gas Card Opportunity? Is it even a legitimate business? In this article I will cut through all the hype and give you my up front honest opinion with the hope that you will have enough information to decide whether or not the Global Gas Card Service or business model is the right fit for you.

First Of All What Is The Global Gas Card Opportunity All About? Is It Really A Legitimate Opportunity?

Global Gas Card, AKA GGC, is a Legitimate Opportunity that helps to solve two important problems arising from the global economic crisis.

  • To save on fuel prices at the pump is an obvious one since High fuel cost effect our daily lives in so many ways: From delivery of vital resources like: food, transportation, commuting cost which drives up the cost of every thing else.
  • The other problem it solves is it provides a simple way for it’s members to make money by helping others save money.

Those two reasons above are the fuel that drives so many ambitious entrepreneurs to use Global Gas Card as a vehicle to ride to financial freedom.

Yet Still Was Global Gas Card For Me? – First Impressions

I was first exposed to Global Gas Card by a friend who is one of the top producers in other opportunity which will have to remain anonymous for legal reasons. (Sometimes MLM companies can be very possessive of their key leaders.) As soon as he mentioned it to me the first thing that came to mind was “Now that all of the gas prices are beginning to spike watch out for a lot of new MLM’s companies will come crawling out of the wood work to cash in.” In general I usually have no interest in these types of programs, especially forced binary matrices where people could sit on their butts and benefit only from being in the right position from the right sponsor.

That statement may seem to have negative overtones but I told you I would keep it real.

It Seems Everyone Was Getting In On The Act!

After doing some research I noticed not only other MLM’s but numerous banks and credit card companies were also getting in on the act. I was first a little worried about unwanted competition just in case I decided to join and then realized those bank and credit card companies are not offering “The Average Joe” a chance to cash in on the wave. Most of those banks were only offering about 2% to 5% on average. I guess a good opportunity works best when it’s seized in a timely fashion by the ambitious so I won’t hold that against my potential competitors. A little competition is a good thing anyway. Looking back I guess that what my friend was trying to tell me.

Well after I thought about it a little and realized I had a good relationship with him in the past and respected him as a marketer I thought I owed it to myself to investigate it a little deeper. Him showing me how much money he made in such a short time did not impress me because I knew he was a strong leader with a huge list. He even told me this was not from his downline in his other opportunity but from a few leaders he had recently met and he wanted me to get in to help take it to the next level. What did impress me was how fast the company was growing.

Are There Any Nay Sayers (You Can Lie About The Numbers But The Numbers Don’t Lie)

After doing a little research and ran into a few nay sayers. Sometimes it’s just competitors that want you to join their poor choice alternative that they may have invested too much time in. Often you also find experienced professional complainers that blame their failures on the product, service or opportunity they were trying to promote;even though record numbers of people in the same opportunity enjoy success. You know the type… “it’s my Up-line, it’s the company, it’s the weather… blah, blah, blah.” It’s often the same two types of complainers everywhere all over the net spreading false information. Perhaps if they spent less time complaining they would have more time to promote their business.

Well anyway, after doing my research I got really excited and jumped in with both feet. Here is the simple 7 point check list I used to see if Global Gas Card was worth my time. See if any of my check points match up with yours.

  1. Is there a need in the market place for the product. service, or opportunity? (In other words would people become a member even if there is no opportunity attached to it.)
  2. Is there a competent experienced management team in place at the helm of Global Gas Card?
  3. Is Global Gas card simple enough for a newbie to get in profit mode quickly?
  4. Do the owners of Global Gas Card pay on time?
  5. Is the Global Gas Card Compensation Plan fair and simple?
  6. Are there excited people all ready making money with Global Gas Card.
  7. Can I market Global Gas Card world-wide by using the internet?

A Closer Look – When Did The Global Gas Card Mania First Begin? By Who?

Globalgascard.com located 14 Wall Street NYC opened it’s doors for pre-launch March of 2011. Since it has grown to close 24,000 subscribers and is positioned to reach 100,000 members in it’s first year of business. That makes it one of the fastest growing companies in MLM history. Founded by CEO and President Mr. Allan R. Lowe who brings 24 years of direct sales and internet marketing experience means the company not only knows what works but also what doesn’t. Who hasn’t made mistakes in the past? However, when your hind site goes back 24 years in the direct sales industry you have more than likely hit more homeruns than you have struck out.

Allan Lowes’ Vision – To Break All Sales Records Of Other MLM’s

His vision is to break all sales records of other MLM companies by rewarding GGC members a subscription with an incredible benefits package which include:

  • 10% gas rebates on all gas purchases at the gas pump of your choice anywhere in the world. (Just make sure to keep your receipt)
  • Global Gas Tabs which can increase your efficiency right at the pump.
  • Members saving 30, 40, even up to 50% discounts on their cell phone.
  • How about saving up to 85% on all your FDA approved prescription drugs.

That’s just for starters; as the membership expands they plan to include: medical, dental, vision, roadside assistance and even prescription plans for pets as well, There is more these benefits won’t stop there… these plans are ever expanding as the membership base grows. Some of the future plans include: global tours that can be included on cruises, as well as a global internet purchase mall to name a few.

How Much Will All This Cost You As a Member?

Only a $150 annual enrollment fee and a one-time $10 processing fee, to full access to the benefits with more on the way.

That’s How You Save Money… But How Do You Make Money?

The compensation plan is based what’s called a holding binary plan that pays daily. This means you basically have two teams… one on the right and one on the left. Every time some ones cycles on your left and right side you get a $25 commission… and that’s paid daily until infinity.

Other Rep Rewards & Bonuses

You also receive fast start bonuses where you can receive $1-$5 over-ride on everyone in your organization until infinity. This included 100% residuals for all renewed prescriptions as well. In addition you can earn up to $750 per month with Rep FREE Gas Rewards Program… which mean you may never have to pay for gas at the pump again.That perk alone is giving a lot of people a strong incentive to join. When you look at the marketing support structure it’s only 2% which is extremely fair since they give free replicated sites, conference calls ‘and live events to assist you in getting the word out so you can tell and not sell if you don’t want to. I have been with other companies where they charge up to $30 per month for these services…With Global Gas Card it’s free… How cool is that?

The Highlights Of Joining The Global Gas Card Opportunity

  • Ideal for marketers who are looking for an easy additional income stream.
  • Your personalized website is designed and ready for business from the moment you join.
  • It’s still a ground floor opportunity so you can benefit fro first movers advantage.
  • You can save money yourself or make money by helping others save money.
  • Back office: support, training, promotional tools, and resources.
  • World wide market which can be leveraged through the internet marketing.
  • Global Gas Card works on a system of duplication: if one person can do something to succeed, so ther can do the same thing to duplicate their success.
  • Overview calls that explain the system in detail to your prospects. I highly recommend you get on these calls if you haven’t already.

The Drawbacks of The Global Gas Card Business – What the Sales Letter May Leave Out

In order to keep it real there are a few things you should know.

  • In addition to the $150 annual start up cost, you will also have to pay a one-time $10 processing fee.
  • As with all business, there is no 100% guarantee that you will succeed. Hopefully you have not read into the hype all over the Internet about “join xyz company and make a gazillion dollars”. If you see a web site like that, or get on a phone call with someone like that… run away… fast, and call them a scam artist just before leave. That being said…
  • Not everyone makes money from their Global Gas Card Business.
  • But honestly, do you mind telling me of any business that has a guaranteed 100% success rate? That’s what I thought.
  • The discounted price of $125 has ended since the pre-launch is over.
  • This is not a forced matrix where you don’t have to do anything you still have to get your two to begin maximizing the compensation plan.
  • Although very valuable, the training that is instantly available to you can only teach you so much. A lot of training and education vital to your success in the world of internet marketing (such as search engine optimization, and attraction marketing) are things that you will have to learn elsewhere.

To Put It Simply

Global Gas Card saves consumers 10% off their purchases at the gas pump anywhere in the world. GGC members also receive numerous benefit perks,and rewards. Global Gas Card Reps only do two simple things: 1. Save on gas purchases at the pump. 2. Teach others to do the same. The company has experienced management at the helm.Over 23,000 have already joined since March of 2011 making it one of the fastest growing MLM’s in internet history. Global Gas Card provides: back office training, live events, conference calls, lead capture follow up, and contact management systems for all of it’s members who participate in the opportunity. I highly recommend Global Gas Card as an easy reliable additional profit center. However, to truly maximize one’s marketing efforts in a global opportunity additional marketing tools, resources and focused planning should be used for best results.

CreateMyFuture Review – Legitimate Opportunity?

CreateMyFuture is an internet marketing platform and portal to Shaklee products multilevel marketing. Will this work and what are the costs?

Shaklee is a manufacturer of premium personal care and nutritional products founded in Hayward California by Forest C. Shaklee. The CMF program uses leads from different approved vendors. Leads are not included in the cost of the subscription. Purchasing leads separately is not required but recommended.

The key with any replicated site concept is to differentiate and promote your own site to make it stand out. With many competing similar pages, the individual members using the program will personalize their presentation.

As with most testimonials, the results presented are applicable only to the individual cases, are not typical nor do they guarantee another individual will achieve similar results. Success is determined by dedication, ability and personal talent.

Standard accounts are $29.95 per month and premium accounts are $59.95 per month.

A standard fifteen minute presentation describes the business to prospective new distributors that visit the CMF web site. It is designed to take leads through a marketing funnel beginning with a lead capture page followed by making phone calls and using auto responder e-mail messages.

The basic account includes lead capture pages, lead integration opportunities and marketing sites for web development including audio and video creators.

The premium account includes a video creator, enhanced autoresponder reporting, unlimited custom auto responders campaigns, a conference line, web conferencing for up to five people, and priority e-mail support.

CMF also includes a marketing site for product samples, a contact manager and calendar system to coordinate follow up, pre written auto responder scripts, landing page templates, desktop alerts for prospects visiting the site, and weekly live training calls.

The Shaklee business opportunity is a multilevel marketing program based on selling premium personal and health care products which require product storage and delivery by the distributors.

Consider using article marketing, video marketing and social network marketing. You need to promote and develop traffic to your individual area and differentiate it from the other replicated web pages that may be very similar to your site.

Perpetual Leverage – A Legitimate Compensation Plan

In order to be successful in any work at home business, a legitimate compensation plan has to be in place. More importantly, this compensation plan must be perpetual for you to leverage the maximum amount of profit available. Perpetual by definition means that something will be lasting for all time or occurring over and over. Having this type of leverage of the compensation plan is valuable.

In order to know how to leverage the compensation plan, you must totally understand your companies plan. Some key points to take note of are:

  • What are the products? You really need to understand what the product line of the company is. If you do not know what you are selling then you cannot sell it.
  • What is the profit from each product? Knowing what the profit margin of each product will allow you to focus your main sales toward that one product if you choose. You should still market the others, as multiple sales of those will usually equal one larger sale.
  • Do you have to obtain certain sales levels in order to receive maximum profit margins? Many companies require you to obtain certain sales volume or at the very least, have purchased the products you are marketing in order to receive the maximum profit from that product. If you choose not to purchase a product and you sell one of those products, your sales commission will usually “roll up” to the next qualified member (usually your sponsor). This is why it is important to establish yourself at the top level right out of the gate. This is where the true power of perpetual leverage is achieved.
  • How many levels deep in your team do you get compensated for? Understanding how many levels deep you are compensated for is crucial. Some companies will only pay you for your direct sales and that is it. Others may pay you for your sales and the one person you personally sponsored. The top companies will pay you for as many as five levels deep. This is where your true lifetime residual income will come from. This is why you must build a team that is very wide and then assist them doing the same. Some companies have a bonus pool that is a great reward and incentive for training others to be successful.
  • Are company subscriptions such as marketing systems and training commissionable? Some companies will compensate you for your team’s subscriptions. These subscriptions are from marketing systems or training platforms that are offered. These commissions are generally small, but with a wide team, they can add up fast and are perpetual.
  • Are company events and training seminar tickets commissionable? Company events and training seminars are hard to get team members to attend. But when the company makes those tickets commissionable, attendance skyrockets. Again, these commissions may be minimal, but add up quickly.

As you can see, there are several factors that must be met in order to have perpetual leverage of a legitimate compensation plan. Knowing and understanding your compensation plan is vital. If you do not know what to leverage, you cannot leverage it. Affiliating yourself with a work at home company that has a legitimate compensation plan and can show you how to leverage it is one of the most important steps that you can take.

Legitimate Home Business Marketing – Increase Website Traffic with Forum Marketing

SO, you created your website for whatever purpose, to sell a product or service, to show off your photographic genius… whatever its YOUR pride and joy!! But you have no visitors to see your wonders in design or your legitimate home business opportunities?

The VERY FIRST STEP in driving traffic to your website is through what is commonly referred to as Online Forum Marketing. Online Forums are very interactive web pages that allow you as a registered user to read, interact and participate in discussions about a certain topic of interest. You would do everything you can to participate in as many discussions as you can about your favorite topic, wouldn’t you?

The reason is because with these ‘discussion groups’, you realize that this is your opportunity to learn as much as you can from these people in the shortest amount of time! and more importantly, you can establish your credibility as an authority on your chosen topic!

Forum Etiquette – Every forum has its own set of rules. It is your duty as a member to find out what is acceptable and what is not. This can include how to set up your signature. Do they allow links? If so how many? How long can your signature be? Some forums do not allow you to post links that are of certain type of nature. This can include links to adult sites, gambling sites or even affiliate links. What is the general subject matter of the forum? If using a Homeworker Ideas forum for instance, don’t post things that are off topic unless they have a specific thread for that. There are forums that do not allow discussions of a political nature or discussion of religious topics. Even others discourage talking about specific products and companies.

The bottom line is that each forum is different and if you are to be an outstanding member, you have to play by the rules. If you don’t, you might get slapped and even publicly humiliated. That doesn’t amount to good marketing.

In conclusion, the best way to market yourself in a forum is to not really market yourself at all but rather to be a consistent member that contributes quality and substance to the community. When your motive is to help others, contribute good content and become an integral part of a community, you end up marketing yourself without even trying.

When you start participating in various forums, you will notice the various Signature Boxes on the bottom of the majority of the comments posted by forum members. You will also notice that after you read a member posting that intrigues you, you will find yourself clicking on the link of that particular member’s signature.

Just like that, you just created a click through to that particular member’s website!

When you simply register for your first online forum, the VERY FIRST THING you should do is create your ‘Signature’. As mentioned in the section above, a Signature is basically what is used at the end of email messages to give your recipient that ‘feeling of credibility’ about you. However the SAME THING could be accomplished by adding that signature at the end of EVERY SINGLE ONE of your forum posts.

This is one of MANY times you are going to hear me teach you about the importance of your CREDIBILITY when marketing your product or service online.

Your first major accomplishment as an Internet Marketer is to first ESTABLISH your credibility. As you are well aware, the Internet is enormous – and being able to establish even a small amount of credibility is a major achievement, and COMPLETELY doable! Do everything you can to use Online Forums as your first step in establishing your online credibility! Why not, it’s free! Warning!

Forums are VERY interactive in nature, with back-and-forth replying from just ONE particular post lasting for weeks and months at a time! You should post as frequently as possible: 2-3 times a week in as many as 5 different forums.

Try not to spend a tremendous amount of time on the forums. Just simply log in, locate your prior posts to check out any possible responses, respond if necessary, then go ahead submit your NEW POST, maybe read a few other members’ posts, then LOG OUT!

Forums could be VERY ADDICTIVE if you let them effect you in that way. Millions of other forum members around the world find themselves investing TOO MUCH TIME in forums. So don’t forget the reason why you are a forum member – that is to learn as much as you can, and DRIVE TARGETED TRAFFIC to YOUR WEBSITE! Another reason why you want to be careful in forums is because, depending on the forum, it may be a case of the blind leading the blind. You will notice that the MOST SUCCESSFUL internet marketers may not even exist in the forums anymore because of this.

Just to remind you, When you are just starting your internet marketing career, establishing your positive professional credibility is your first and main concern. Forums are one of the most PERFECT places to accomplish this goal. However, as your credibility starts to rise and you start to brand yourself, you may make the decision whether or not you still want to invest your valuable time in the forums. This is completely up to you and your business.

Your Action Step for driving massive amounts of targeted traffic to your website using Forum Marketing TODAY! Simply sign up and register for as many RELEVANT forums as you can, insert your Signature Box, and publish your first posts! Don’t hesitate to involve yourself with 3-5 separate forums – of course the more the merrier! The first step is to modify your profile to include your Signature Box. When you create your first post, make sure you can ‘preview’ your post to make sure your Signature Box appears. Don’t forget to make sure your website link is WORKING, then post away my friend!

Legitimate Home Based Business Ideas

Entrepreneurs can now look to the internet to start their own business. They will not be required to have massive amounts of capital to get started either. If you are an entrepreneur looking to make money online, here are a few home business ideas to get you started.

Home Based Business Idea #1:

Sign up with affiliate programs and learn how to best market them. These affiliate programs give you all the training and tools you need to succeed and many are free to join. Having your own website helps the conversion rate of your traffic but is not required. Some people promote all the programs from a free blog they sign up for.

Affiliate companies pay out commissions for referrals and/or sales you can bring them. It is difficult to make money from these programs right away but after a couple of months of building traffic it will really start to pick up.

Home Based Business Idea #2:

Enroll and complete offers, read emails, play games, and take surveys. There are some online companies that will pay you to do all of the following. It will be hard to earn a living from the pay you get from these companies but it can definitely help with some of your monthly bills.

The best way to make them work for you is to enroll in two or more of these programs. Most will pay about one dollar per survey and pennies for answering emails. All the small things you do with these programs can add up to somewhere between $30 – $100 a month.

Home Based Business Idea #3:

Find a niche that has a good amount of aggressive customers and low competition. By defining yourself and your website as an authority in a specific niche, you can really make a comfortable living with internet marketing.

There are untapped niches that people are just starving for information from the internet. It will be simple for you to provide and sell information to people in certain niches that as of now cannot find the information they are looking for.

There are plenty of other home based business ideas that I did not touch on. By combining several of these different home based business ideas, you will really give yourself the best shot of making money online. Limiting yourself to just one or two would not tap the full potential of what the internet has to offer.

Find out exactly what you need to do, set goals, and make an effort to push towards those goals every day of your life. Just think how good it will feel to be able to walk away from you boss at your day job knowing you wont ever have to work for anyone ever again. It is possible, you just have to make it happen.

Tips for Choosing A Legitimate Home Based Business Opportunity

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to work from home, a home-based business opportunity can be a great option. Business opportunities provide you with a turnkey system and support so that you can be in business “for yourself, not by yourself”.

Unfortunately, a multitude of unscrupulous companies have cropped up on the internet over the past several years, making the search for a legitimate home based business a bit of a challenge. The good news is that there are legitimate and profitable home based business opportunities out there and if you’re able to identify certain “red flags”, it won’t be that difficult to eliminate the “scams” and spot the opportunity that’s right for you:

Red Flag #1: You visit a business opportunity website and there are pages of copy promising financial freedom and personal wealth but it doesn’t tell you anything about what the company does. If a company doesn’t clearly state their product and/or service, be wary.

Red Flag #2: The company website states that you’ll make unrealistic amounts of money, with minimal effort, in a very short period of time. This is simply not true. Businesses take time to grow. If any business opportunity website promises that you’ll be a millionaire in 3 months or less, ask yourself, “If there was a way to get rich overnight, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?”

Red Flag #3: While there may be several testimonials of successful business owners listed on a business opportunity’s website, you still need to ask for references and contact them by phone or e-mail. And, if a company isn’t willing to provide references, they’re not legit.

Red Flag #4: Once you’ve found a business that interests you, request additional information. If the company asks you to provide a credit card number or to pay a fee-no matter how small-it’s a scam.

Red Flag #5: Ask how your business will make money. If your ability to make money relies on you recruiting other people to sell a product or service, the company is most likely a multi-level marketing business and, in most cases, the only people who make legitimate money with MLM’s are the people at the top!

Finally, keep in mind that when you do find a business opportunity that feels like the right fit for you, don’t fall in love too quickly. Take the time to research your market for competition to be sure that your area isn’t saturated with a similar product or service. And most importantly, make sure that the business capitalizes on your strengths and talents and allows you to do something you love each day. It’s a well-known fact that entrepreneurs who love what they do are much more likely to succeed!

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