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Posted By: Wil Peterson
Friday, 7 April 2006, at 10:30 a.m.
I would like to know if anybody is in agreement with our idea. We are a group of investors that try anything once including biz-ops, chains, gifting, MLM, etc. Once their is viable return that can be mesured to our investment we let the others in our team know.
Our problem today is 98% of what is sent via email or standard mail (also known as "junk mail") is mostly unproved hype or illegal forms of pyramids. Our solution to combat this issue was to develop a team that invested in everything out there to see if it held up to our close examination.
What we found was five primary RULES that had to be instilled to win in making money legally and morally. Those five RULES can be traced back to
any BBB or DA'S office for examination to being legit.
The first RULE is:
You MUST have full disclosure as to who runs the operation and where they are located as well as contact info. (This is stated in the proper investment rules governing the SES)
The second RULE is:
NEVER invest more than you can afford to lose. This safeguards your money & family from financial hardship. All investments pose a risk no matter what you invest in!
The third RULE is:
Never invest in a program or system that doesn't have a REAL product or service. Many of todays moneymaking offers are nothing more than illegal pyramid schemes disguised as letitimate offers.
The forth RULE is:
Examine the offer very carefully. Look at the ad copy, Look at the quality of printing, think about the offer-whether it mathematically is viable or hype.
(Many chain letters NEVER amount to much do to geometric progression being greater than the available public in the USA. This means that when someone says "just get 3 and they get 3 and so on." If you take those figures and find out that there is ONLY a viable prospect of 55 million people that could particiapte you would see that you need the total population of China, Europe, Australia, Russia, USA, etc. to make it viable to everyone that joins.)
The fifth RULE is:
What is their ad campaign plan. Does it make sense. Is there enough of a NEED for the product or service.
These are what we found to be essential to any investment. Our group plan is to create (now forming) a team called The International Wealth Builders Club that will look out for viable offer or create viable offers for it's members to invest in that will have a greater ROI than the standard investments out there. If you are inerested in more info. please email me (sorry, email zapped by MaaMaw; I'm leaving the post because it could make for some interesting conversation, but you can't solicit members here. I'm assuming you'll be back to look for replies, yes?). If not please utilize the info. listed above for your safety & proper investment of your money.
My Two Cents!
Wil Peterson - Founder of (a whole pile of things)
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