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Posted By: Larry Foster <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Are any claims real? (Claudia)
Thursday, 24 March 2005, at 8:04 a.m.
In Response To: Are any claims real? (Claudia)
Instead of an unqualified no, the best advice someone should give you is use your head and some common sense.
There are a lot of people who give well-intentioned advice on this forum that believe everything is a scam because it didn't work for them or you have to pay something for the information. This is narrow minded and is not healthy for your success.
First, there are a ton of scams out there, I will be the first to admit. Does that stop me from looking at things? No, and it shouldn't stop you either. But use your head.
Does it make sense that you can make thousands from stuffing envelopes or some of the other opportunities that are get rich quick? If it does to you, then I have some swampland in Florida I will sell you at a great price or you can be the owner of a famous bridge.
People here will advise you that you can't make money in creative real estate or that you have to rip people off.
I do creative real estate and I do NOT rip anyone off and some but not all of my prospects are desperate. Now, I'm not getting rich, but I am able to not have to go to a job either. Since I am doing it and someone else didn't, does it work? It will if you do.
I also have invested a lot of money learning what to do. Do you know anyone who went to college? Did they spend a lot of money and are they rich? Does it work or is it a scam?
Network marketing? I am one of the few here that consider it a legitimate opportunity (if you are careful) even though I am no longer involved and I made no money. The skills that I learned were worth the investment and that is the value of a MLM. Low cost and the chance to learn some skills.
Some here do not like Robert KIyasaki of Rich Dad Poor Dad but I highly recommend reading his book to learn the mind set of success. It's available in about every bookstore or go to your library if you don't want to buy it.
Here's the bottom line.
Any business you want to start is going to require an investment whether it is time or money. If you invest in someone's system you are getting a blueprint. Like franchises but much lower cost.
There are a lot of free resources on the internet if you want to look for them. How will you know if this is good information or not?
Remember, the advice is worth what you pay for it.
The other thing is you have to work and do something. There is nothing that you buy that is going to work for you if you put it on your shelf or under your pillow.
I hope this gives you some perspective and has been somewhat helpful
If you want to talk, you can contact me here. blackstonecap AT yahoo.
I will not try to sell you anything.
Just don't give up on your dreams too quickly. There are dreamstealers out there and be careful where you get your advice.
Do you want to take advice from someone who is broke or someone who is doing it?
> I am brand new to this board but feel like I can trust everyone here. You
> seem to be like me - wanting to make an honest living online. My question
> is, Are any of the "make thousands of $$$$ per month" claims
> true? Are there any "systems" marketed as home-based businesses
> that I can trust?
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