I can remember an expression from the 70's about "StarTrek" , "Space the Final Frontier" . Its reminds me so much of the Internet today, With so many ads, so many opportunities and so many scams going on at one time, where does the average Joe go to make a buck? Whats interesting about all of this is that the core aspects of building a business will never change. I feel that doing your home work first is an important first step. Take the time to learn as much as you can about the company you are thinking about joining. Do they have financial statements?, Look at the database in the state that they were established in. Diligence upfront will pay big dividends down the road. I see many people joining opportunities with the strange misconception that just because they paid some money up front to join the business, that their bank account is automatically going to swell in size. Its like anything else in life, you are going to reap what you sow. Many on-line businesses have wonderful web sites that are replicated, and some pretty good systems, however if the average Joe, doen't know how to use them or have a plan of attack, its really all for not. One of the most important aspects of doing business online is to have training. You need to either get trained, find training or have someone hold your hand as you do a few initial sales. Many Joes do not realize just what they don't know. Training should be a part of a business plan. Its kind of like driving a car, I don;'t know anyone who could parallel park it the first time they were asked to try (those with Lexus autos excluded). But with a little bit of coaching, the job really is not that hard. With an online business, talking to people on the phone is a skill that many people have little to no experience at especially if you are trying to sound convincing about your product. Setting daily, weekly and monthly goals is very important, why? if you have to ask why, I would suggest that you go find a day job and forget about the potential online riches that are there for the taking. One very important answer to the why is that the internet besides being a great resource and tool is also a very big distraction. In business you need focus, and setting goals will give you the focus you need to move forward. Goal setting will also advance your own personal "why". I am still amazed at the vast resources we all have with the internet today. Its just an incredible tool for doing business. I hope to never have to work another day job. Eat Drink and be Merry!!!!!! Paul Paul Spirkowyc The Spirkowyc Co. email@example.com .