What Is Your Biggest Obstacle When Joining A Work At Home Program?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by getagrip, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm doing a little market research here, and I just wanted to know what your biggest objections are that make you NOT want to join specific work at home opportunities...e.g. money obstacles, it possibly might be a scam, the sales copy of the website isn't persuasive, sounds too good to be true, you don't want to have to bug your friends and family, etc.

    I'm also very curious to know why you DO join specific opportunities...so I guess I'm looking for both the good and the bad.

    Thanks,

    Keith
    AKA Getagrip
     
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Keith,

    You aptly nailed most of the major objections a given person would have to joining a paid work at home program.

    Things that are convincing are:

    1. Trustworthy impression from the site itself
    2. Good reputation buzz around the net
    3. Offers value
    4. Offers what seems to be needed
    5. Is "reasonably" priced (subject to differing opinions)
    6. Mixes theory, practice, and interaction
    7. Many see non-recurring fees as a bonus
    8. Program has original and well-written content
    9. Updated articles added at least twice a week
    10. Well organized

    This thread should provide for some good articles and/or a nice framework for creating a new paid work at home program from scratch.

    Good thread. Hope my list helps.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Great topic!

    I have tried a variety of things in the past... everything from surveys, to data entry, home assembly, mlm, direct sales... some worked, some didn't...

    But I went on a hunt again here a few months back for a good work at home business (I gave up on the work at home jobs - either I didn't qualify or they paid, like, 25 cents an hour when all was said and done lol)

    THIS time, though, I knew enough about things that I knew what I was looking for so I asked very specific questions of each biz opp that I checked out..

    Here are some of the questions I asked them, (and you would be amazed at the variety of answers I got!)

    1) How do they market your business, products or services.? (I will NEVER again make a list of a hundred friends, OR hang flyers on cars)
    2) How many people do you need in your downline to make a thousand a month ?
    3) Could I see the policies and procedures of the company? (some people will give you the terms and conditions =)
    4) What do they have for training and support...websites, etc...?

    I actually not only had fun with that but I learned a lot about a variety of different companies... I learned that on question number 2 it can vary from anywhere between about 35 - 1000!

    This should be an interesting post - am waiting to see who will go next.[​IMG]
     
  4. westfam11

    westfam11 Member

    getagrip: I'm doing a little market research here, and I just wanted to know what your biggest objections are that make you NOT want to join specific work at home opportunities...e.g. money obstacles, it possibly might be a scam, the sales copy of the website isn't persuasive, sounds too good to be true, you don't want to have to bug your friends and family, etc.

    I'm also very curious to know why you DO join specific opportunities...so I guess I'm looking for both the good and the bad.
    The biggest thing that makes me NOT want to join something is major hype. I mean there is a difference between telling you what the benefits are and showing big houses, fancy cars, flashing cash. That is a definite turn off. I won't even look at something if that is the main focus.

    It also has to have a system set up where you do not have to bug friends, family, or make a list of 100 people. That is way old school and definitely doesn't work for me.

    What makes me want to join:
    1) All of the details laid out in an easy to read and understand format. No secrets here.
    2) Terms and conditions spelled out.
    3) Definitely the level of support to help you get started and going strong.
    4) More of a passive nature. I am involved in two businesses that you do not have to sponsor anyone if you don't want to. I like having the choice of being passive or active, my choice, and I am still able to succeed.

    Becky West
     
  5. BillChechel

    BillChechel New Member

    What made me NOT join a few opportunities were the ones that really had no value built into the products or services.

    I also knew I did NOT want to sell or take any type of nutritional supplements. I am not knocking these companies at all, I just didnt have any interest in them.

    I always wanted to work with a networking type company that could truly supplement and then replace my income. I owned two businesses already, so the idea of "becoming my own boss" didnt really drag me in. I was already my own boss.

    And the company I went with had products that were already in my scope of interest. I have always been interested in wealth building type books and seminars, portfolio building and investing in general. So it was a perfect fit for me.
     
  6. seeyalater72

    seeyalater72 New Member

    My major objections to joining any biz opp are outrageous costs and having to hassle family and friends. If either one of these are in play with a particular business, I immediately tune it out. So in turn if an opportunity is cost friendly and promotable without harrassing everyone I know then I will give it at least a look.
     
  7. johntanyishin

    johntanyishin New Member

    I am very new and do not have much experience in joining lots of home business opportunities

    Firstly, I lack in capital
    In the past, I always thought internet marketing is all a scam, just a major hype.
    No familiar face in the internet

    The first and current program that I'm working on was recommended by a friend.

    I think the most crucial factor a person join specific opportunity is all about trust, nothing else.

    JTYS
     
  8. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    seeyalater72: My major objections to joining any biz opp are outrageous costs and having to hassle family and friends. If either one of these are in play with a particular business, I immediately tune it out. So in turn if an opportunity is cost friendly and promotable without harrassing everyone I know then I will give it at least a look.

    Yes, I think this is one of the main reasons why so many people are turned off by MLMs, not that ALL MLMs require you to bug your friends and family, but a lot of them do.

    I was once at a cafe when someone came up to me and my friend and asked us if we wanted to join her "business". Needless to say we both declined...then a few months later my friend wanted to get me to join HER new MLM, and after that one didn't work out for her, she asked me to join ANOTHER MLM!

    Interestingly, I wonder how many people's families get divided over MLMs. Back in the early 1990's, I was involved with an MLM, and I remember being at a meeting (or listening to a tape recording of a meeting), where the speaker implied something along the lines that if your family wasn't supportive of the Company, then maybe you should ditch your family. It wasn't stated exactly like that, but the message seemed to indicate that the MLM came first, and the family came second, which is really, really sad. I realise that all MLMs aren't like this, but its pretty sad that some are.

    I also don't like the ideas of fees to join - how many sales people have to "pay" to get their sales job? And how many sales jobs pay you more when you bring more people into the company...who also pay to get a job with the company? I can understand paying a very small fee for a few things like web hosting and overhead, but this just seems kind of backwards...[​IMG]
     
  9. aplina

    aplina New Member

    l thinks. one of the things l look ofr is proof and beiing able to talk to that persons.
    l also look at how long the company has been online.
    then l type google and check some of the reviews given
    l also want l programs that l can join and start free and decide if l want to upgrade.
    l hate sponsoring not been very good with it.
     
  10. discrat

    discrat Member

    I think one of the biggest obstacles in joining a work at home program is what do you do when the newness and excitement wears off ??

    Most peeps after a few weeks will get bored as the novelty diminishes for the new program.

    But Realize in any endeavour you pursue in Life that this will happen.

    And what truly seperates the winners from the losers is having the Long term vision of what you are doing will payoff. And know that with Success comes the realization that you must do the small tedious things day in and day out to reach your desired goal.

    So many fail at this last aspect.

    But yet this one single factor will determine more than any other whether you will be a Success or not. IMHO [​IMG]
     
  11. Casper

    Casper New Member

    At the moment I'm trying to get into affiliate marketing & I have found that many of the affiliate networks want Tax Information related to the IRS, I find this quite stupid seeing that my business is being run from Australia & no America, I am also finding that the support from these networks are less than prompt I sent a support question 3 days ago to Commission Junction because I am having trouble accessing my account & I have still heard nothing.
     

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