As I look into many options as far as making a living online, I notice that a lot newbies (who are eager to join anything that seems good on the surface.) jump emotionally into an opportunity without logically seeing how the math adds up first. Then the unfortunate thing happens, they get burned and some never bother to keep pursuing other 'more' legitimate opportunities, because now they have there SCAM meter bar going off the charts. As far as I'm concerned, it is impractical for me to invest my time and money into a program (or 'online' business) without the income opportunity meeting these three criteria: 1. Knowing who the program owner is. Because I often wonder why would someone join an opportunity without knowing who and what they are dealing with. It is a risky move. 2. The compensation plan has to be sound. (And in my case, ideally pay through Alertpay.) Nothing outrageous, like 'you fill-in-the-blank'. and 3. There has to be some level of marketing and morale support for the members of the program/business. It could primarily be in the form of training, but it does not have to limited to just that. So, I looking forward to see what anyone else here has to state on this topic. To a Successful 2010.