There are many online business opportunities available on the internet
and the majority of them are scams. There are some good internet
businesses but it can be difficult for somebody looking for an online
opportunity to ascertain the ones that work from the myriads of get rich
Do not be fooled by all the schemes that advertise get rich quick schemes
with only a few hours of work each week. In reality an online business is
just like every other business in that hard work, long hours,
determination to succeed and perseverance are required.
Here are typical headlines that one sees when searching for an online
"I made $35,000 last week and I only worked 5 hours!"
"Work Online from Home and make $20K a Month - 100% Proven & Guaranteed!"
"Make $1,000,000 in 6 Months - The Easy Way!"
Do not be taken in by these headlines. If it was possible to make so much
money so quickly and in such a short time would they actually reveal the
secret to you for "Only $229"?
And why is that they only have limited opportunities available at this
price? "BUY NOW" they scream as "THIS SECRET IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A
So how does one find the real gem from the millions of opportunities
currently being advertised?
The following guidelines can help when checking out the business
potential of any internet business:
Are real products being sold?
I am amazed at how many businesses purely make money by recruiting more
people who recruit more people without any products being sold. Stay well
clear of these types of businesses.
What is the market for the products...
and just as important the competition?
If the market is as large as it is claimed to be and if every man and his
dog are selling the same products, you can bet your life that it will not
work for you!
How many people are making money doing this business?
Is it possible to speak to them? You do not want to speak to somebody a
million miles away who possesses lovely pictures of his Lear Jet and his
fancy yacht! Is there somebody nearby who is running the business
Where are the headquarters?
It is a good idea to never buy a business where the headquarters are
situated in a country where there are no clear business regulations in
place. Better still only talk to businesses that are located in the same
country as you! It is far easier to then sue the business for fraud if
that is what actually happened.
If the people marketing the online opportunity do have the right answers
for each of the above questions then it is now time to get expert advice
from an experienced accountant who has knowledge of the internet.
Do not use a rookie who has just qualified from university but has no
real business experience! If the (experienced) accountant agrees that it
is a viable business opportunity then you have possibly found the right
It also makes sense to speak to other successful business people when
evaluating any opportunity. If you do not know anybody, then blog about
it on business forums like Ecademy and analyse the responses carefully.
It is possible to make a decent living if the right internet business is
chosen followed by some serious effort and determination. Starting a new
business is not for the faint hearted but can make more money long term
than working for others.