How do I know if this business is legitimate?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by daretodream, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. daretodream

    daretodream New Member

    There are tons and tons of people out there who use the fear of being scammed to their benefit.....and scam people in the process. I have recently stumbled across a wonderful business opportunity and would like to share with you all how I found it, and how you too can find the right business opportunity for you. I have joined a group of people who have decided to tell the truth about network marketing and teach people how to decide for themselves whether a business opportunity is worth pursuing. I have learned so much from my coach and am now ready to start helping others to find their homes in network marketing. There is no charge and never will be a charge for this service, we do this solely to help others. If you are interested in some free coaching let me know by sending me an email with your phone number, time zone, and the best time to reach you.

  2. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    How do you know whether network marketing will work in some other country?
  3. Chaz T

    Chaz T New Member

    What makes you think it won't pcwork? Are there stories you heard of that we can all learn from? Please share.
  4. daretodream

    daretodream New Member

    Quoting: pcworkHow do you know whether network marketing will work in some other country?

    pcwork, I have not had any training on that aspect but I would imagine that as long as you have internet and telephone you could do network marketing from anywhere in the world.
  5. joesosa

    joesosa New Member

    So, regarding this great free place that teaches you good honest network marketing, you say to send you an e-mail but don't give the address...
    How abou it then!
  6. daretodream

    daretodream New Member

    Joe, my email is in my profile but I will send you an email [​IMG]
  7. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    If you are wondering whether or not something is legit or a scam, check out

    Type the name of the company in the search field, and if you see it listed, it might be a scam.
  8. beckie1229

    beckie1229 New Member

    Get a Grip, are you serious?? The Rip Off Report?? A bunch of people who can't read directions/purchase agreements and contracts!! Oh, and don't forget the people who sign up for home based businesses and expect results for doing nothing! I don't think I've ever read but a few "reports" that were based upon fact or intelligence. I would agree that if a company has reports upon reports upon reports then maybe that's a red flag, but I certainly wouldn't put too much stock in the whiners on that site!!
  9. jasonv

    jasonv New Member

    I'm going to have to agree with Beckie1229.! Sorry getagrip! My advice would be...certainly go to the ripoff report and check it out. I'm sure what ever company you want to get involved with is in there! Get more than one persons or one sites opinion. Search until your tired of searching, then, take everthing into consideration and make your decision.!
  10. daretodream

    daretodream New Member

    Sites like the rip off report are the reason I am doing free coaching. Like Jason says, if you are researching a company then the company you are researching is probably in there. The best way to succeed in home business is hard work and knowing how to determine for yourself whether a business is legitimate, not by reading reports such as those.
  11. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Quoting: Chaz TWhat makes you think it won't pcwork? Are there stories you heard of that we can all learn from? Please share.
    In every country the culture, currency and lifestyle are different, so some products will not work everywhere
  12. daretodream

    daretodream New Member

    You have a valid point pcwork but if you are from a different country you will know the culture and will know whether the product will work there....that is only assuming you are doing local sponsoring. Example: Someone from England could do business solely with people from the US and Canada and make the business work well even if there is no call for the products in England.
  13. bkamanski

    bkamanski New Member

    I think the beauty of the Internet is that it is Global in scope. You do not have to worry about whether your business will work if you live in India. Promote it in the US or Canada. There are so many options that one should not limit themselves. Think Globally!

  14. ZiggyZoo

    ZiggyZoo New Member

    bkamanski, I have to agree with you. Internet Marketing is a global opportunity. I don't think it was ever intended to be a local marketing strategy. The object is really, is for anyone, located anywhere to find a niche market and then promote it to everyone.

    On a side note, bkamansi your click here link does not work [​IMG]

    Daretodream, what you are offering is excellent. For me however, I found that research through forums and blogs seems to offer a myriad of information. Just typing the product name into the search engine will generate loads of articles on peoples opinion about a product. Word of mouth has an unbelievable impact and is a great way to learn is from other peoples experiences ... either good or bad.

    Getagrip is right about reading up at ripoffreport - it would not hurt to gather as much information as possible before making a decision which affects your life. Apart from there I have seen some really informative information from here :

    Think out the box. [​IMG]
  15. skydancer

    skydancer Banned

    You are better off thinking that any internet opportunity, especially one with a lot of hype, is a scam. Continue to think like that until somebody proves that it is not. You will save a lot of money and heart ache.

  16. nanlar

    nanlar New Member

    Bottom line is research of any online opportunity. These forums are one of the best ways to find out just ask about a program usually someone will have the information you are looking for. Another way is to google the name .There will be plenty of feedback out there.
  17. dougadam

    dougadam New Member

    I would check with the BBB.


    dougadam: I would check with the BBB.
    Good point, but many businesses are smart enough to fly under the BBB radar, never mind become members themselves which allows them to scam people longer, bet many of you didn't know this? Yes, anyone can become a member, and there is no checking other than cashing your check. lol

    The internet is the best place to check out if a company is a scam, just put in name of company and scam after it and you will get tons of hits, much of it bashing by the left wing anti anything set, but you will also find balanced reviews if you look hard enough. Bashers are always going to be vocal, but with a little effort you can get all the information you need to avoid the scams.

    Success to all,
  19. websmarts

    websmarts New Member

    I think the only problem with offering something for free is does it make people feel less committed to your opportunity because there is no financial commitment? I fell that people will be less likely to stay involve because they have nothing vested into the business.

    I think people know that there is some financial commitment when starting a new business or opportunity whether it is in signing up or marketing.

    I have been working in network marketing for several years and have discovered that the less time and money I put into building my business the slower it would grow. I have also noticed that when I put absolutely no money into a business that is exactly what I got back in return. A big 'ol zero.

    So I guess what I am saying is I think people should have some kind of financial commitment in a business to feel a true ownership in it.

    Good luck and work hard in your business.



    FREE has been the most attention getting word ever used in marketing, and always will be, but you are right, many will not take a business opportunity serious if you don't commit any financial risk to it.

    There is obvioulsy arguments on both sides, but with the millions who are looking for a home business or online business, and most with no experience in sales, a critical component for success, this is why most fail, and as long as this is true, I recommend newbies look for a FREE to start business opportunity to get their feet wet without the financial risk and often times the stress.

    Can someone earn siginficant online income from a FREE business opportunity? Well, lets put it this way, affiliate marketing has made many people wealthy who got in at the beginning, and I had started an affiliate marketing plan back in "97 which made a lot of money for thousands, so yes, it is possible to make money online without paying a start up fee, but like everything, especially on the internet, times change, and FREE is not to be ignored for there are now hundreds of thousands of FREE affliate offers.

    We all know there are tons of scams on the internet, so for the new internet entrepreneur wannaby, they have to be more careful because everyone over promotes the potential income more than they do the product or service, so be careful if there is an upfront cost involved for other than inventory or sample product.

    FREE is the best place to start in my opinion, and many have done well starting with the affiliate marketing industry. Where the investment comes in is the time and effort, and often times the money you apply to promoting your FREE business which will determine your success. As was stated, if you put nothing into your new business, you will get nothing out of it, and sadly, many promotions are aimed at the do nothing and get rich quick wannaby newbie, so don't fall for it, any promotion which leads with the money you can earn is never going to last, so don't waste your time or money.

    Success to all,

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