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Home Business Opportunity Shopping – Get Real

There is apparently something very exciting and very compulsive about shopping for home business opportunities. People seem like they become crazed like ladies at a close-out shoe sale. Maybe it is because they want to believe literally and implicitly what they think they are reading – and more or less (maybe purposely) ignore anything that would tell them otherwise (is logical).

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People want to get rich right now and they don’t want to work for it. They want to believe there is magic and all their money problems are just about over with. It’s as if people don’t read the fine print. They are seduced by the ‘only $1′ to start and then they don’t seem to understand what ‘start’ means. It means it’s only the beginning. First base.

A free or $1 trial can be a blessing in that you have the ability to read things behind the scenes and have access to resources temporarily so that you can judge for yourself if the program has any worth. You have a chance to find out what the compensation plan is and to decide whether you feel that is acceptable or not before you expend any more energy in that direction.

The deal is there is no commitment as long as you cancel the membership before the trial period is over. When you signed up for the trial you likely gave your credit card or payment information so that the recurring (typically monthly) billing could start as soon as the trial period has lapsed. This should be a major clue that there are other charges beyond the $1. hello?

While you are looking over the program details be sure to find out how much the monthly charge is going to be and determine whether or not you can afford it comfortably. Do not speculate, as in ‘oh, I will surely be earning money in 7-days, 30 days…’. But what if you don’t? Will the mortgage wait? (no) Will they leave the lights on if you don’t pay? (no) So you don’t want to gamble with these essential necessities. Just don’t do it unless you have the money for both your survival and your business opportunity shopping spree.

Realize that ‘you can make money today’ means there is a possibility that you can – it does not mean it is guaranteed in any shape, way or form unless that is stated exactly – what is guaranteed, and by when. Since it is technically illegal for anyone to guarantee how much money you will earn, you should be very wary of anything that says otherwise.

Seriously, unless that company will take money out of their own pocket to pay you what they guarantee, and/or they will literally provide you with paying customers*, then they have no way to foresee the future and cannot legally guarantee anything other than what they can do directly. (*even at that how can they guarantee the customers won’t quit next month?).

Really make a list of what you are signing up for and outline the details. How much is the trial? For how long is the trial? How much does it cost after the trial? Is it per month or what is the arrangement? What OTHER programs did you sign up for? How much are those? What is the TOTAL that you are going to owe now and each month? WHERE will you get this amount? (remember do not speculate).

It is also imperative that you set a budget and stick to it. If you determine after your bills and survival necessities, that you have $50 or $100 left to invest each month in a business, then stick to that, no matter what. Remember that it may really be a big help to you if you can afford to pay for some advertising and marketing; (even though there are also many ways to do things for free online to support your home business opportunities, they take time and effort). So reserve some of your funds for that purpose. Go slow and plan wisely so that you do not ‘get in over your head’ or almost as bad, get in a big rush and then just give up before you have given it a fair chance because you ‘can’t afford it’.

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