If you’re interested in making money from home, there are a number of online home based business ideas you can take advantage of. But not all that glitters is gold. If you’re looking at an online home based business opportunity and there is something to sign up for or purchase, here are some areas that you will want to be cautious about..
Sites Without Contact Details
Does someone want you to sign up for something or purchase something but you can’t reach them via an email address or telephone number? If so, consider doing further digging as you don’t want to purchase something and then have no way to either ask questions or request a refund. If there is no way to reach the site owner, consider this a red flag.
Unusual Payment Terms
Some online home based business opportunities will cost something to buy into. You might be buying a book, course access, access to a membership site, a download of software, etc. If you can purchase with your credit card, this can put you at ease because you’re usually protected. Even a PayPal purchase can put you at ease as well as they have safeguards in place (although in some cases don’t protect all transactions so do your research before buying).
But if you’re asked to mail a money order, to do a Western Union transfer, or to make change for a large third party check that someone is willing to mail you, it’s smart to stop and take a pause for thought. If you don’t have a way of tracing your payment, you could be in for a scam.
Sites with Poor Design or Numerous Errors
Any website could have a mistake on it but still be a valid opportunity for online home based business development but a site that’s riddled with errors or that’s written poorly in general (in broken English, for example) should be considered suspect. Does the site look professional? If you do a Google search on the website or product name, what comes up in your search?
Lack of a Guarantee
If you’re offered a money back guarantee, this can put you at ease. If you aren’t offered any sort of guarantee, think twice, especially if the opportunity in question is available for a hefty expense.
Does the site promise to help you build a multimillion dollar business quickly? Does the site promise you things that sound too good to be true or tell you that you can get rich by doing next to nothing? Anything of this sort should raise red flags to you.
There are many ways to develop an online home based business and there are some great products, memberships, and e-books out there to help you learn how to do this but do your due diligence before spending money on something so you can be sure you’re making a smart business decision.