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Posted By: Dennis Bevers <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Are any claims real? (Claudia)
Friday, 25 March 2005, at 8:33 a.m.
In Response To: Are any claims real? (Claudia)
Yours was a double question. The first one is most likely no. The second one is definitely yes - but with qualifiers. You have to find the one legitimate option that will work for you. There are many legitimate opportunities, hidden among all the scams and schemes that are proliferating online currently.
> My question
> is, Are any of the "make thousands of $$$$ per month" claims
> true? The most likely person to make the $$$$ per month, is the one selling the info, whether it is a scam or not. Most of these offers will be for outright scams, including the stuffing envelopes. home assembly, and lists of work at home jobs. One of the easiest ways to make money today is by selling people what they want to hear. Tell them you have what they are looking for, and some of them will send you money.
> Are there any "systems" marketed as home-based businesses
> that I can trust?
Yes, but it's up to you to do the "due diligence" thing, investigating, asking questions, and double-checking back here, before you commit any money to any one of them. More importantly, don't give out any account numbers to anyone online for information. If they can't wait for a check, ask why???
I'm sorry I didn't notice your post earlier, but my wife and I have been busy with our long-term home-based business. It literally is a "business-in-a-box" opportunity for those interested in selling!
I stopped at selling without mentioning the product, because that is enough to stop some people in their tracks. Selling is the last thing in the world they would consider doing.
If you aren't intersted in or able to face the prospects of making sales calls, many of the home-based businesses aren't for you. Unless and until your viewpoint changes.
My wife and I have written 51 orders already in March, with one week to go. Our business is up more than double last March.
We sell custom printed promotional advertising to all kinds of business, industry, gov't agencies, and organizations. We sell in volume, not onesies and twosies.
Products such as 24 dozen golf balls, 42 embroidered sport shirts, 600 scenic appointment calendars, 300 ink pens, 300 magnetic memo boards, 500 magnetic memo clips, 50 screen printed T-shirts, 500 poly litterbags, 100 zippered shoulder tote bags, 750 vinyl "stick-up" calendars, 500 letter openers/shrimp peelers, 600 pair of sunglasses, 300 Bic Clic Stic pens, 21 embroidered jackets, 1000 pencils, 500 stadium cups, 450 underarm portfolios, 500 eyeglass cleaners, 144 screen printed caps, 1000 full-color magnetic business cards, and more.
The above list is some of the orders we have written in the past month. These orders are sold to hospitals, insurance agents, a Motorola distributor, churches, banks, credit unions, home repair contrator, fencing company, Video rental store, propane dealer, city and county offices, car repair, lube and tire service, a local high school, etc.
This business didn't happen overnight. I've been selling these products for over 20 years, full-time, self-employed since '87.
This might work for you, or could be your second worst possible choice. I say second-worst, because there's no cost to look. Your worst possible choice is one that requires you to invest money in inventory or a distributorship before you even start.
Best wishes on finding the right option for you.
Real work really works-at least for me and 4000 others with ______!
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