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Posted By: Dennis Bevers <email@example.com> In Response To: seeking advice on home business. (Kim)
Thursday, 13 April 2006, at 7:32 p.m.
In Response To: seeking advice on home business. (Kim)
> I am so frustrated with home business scams on
> the net and in magazines. I have searched since 1997 and still to this day
> cannot find something that is worthy or doesn't have some catch to it.
I started my response 8 hours and 150 miles ago. Got interrupted as I had to go pick up a customer's check to process their order. After driving 70 miles one way, I didn't want to leave Leesville after only one stop, so I went by to see another client before he closed for the day. Picked up repeat orders for his calendars and ink pens with his business info printed on them.
So, here's my morning response that was delayed:
I understand your frustration. Seeking a legitimate source for income is much likely looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, except the haystack is bigger than ever before, with more "hay" being added around the clock, 24/7.
Consider that the "hay" has been fed to a herd of cattle and you are getting the by product that comes from the south end of a cow facing north.
If you haven't discovered it yet, check out "Scams 101" and "MaaMaw's Favorite Last Chance Bizopps". They are both worth the time spent in reading them. Someday soon I expect a college to give at least 2 credit hours for the info contained in Scams 101.
I sell full-time for Kaeser & Blair, Inc., one of those opportunities listed among MaaMaw's Favorites. My wife and I have operated our home-based business since 1984, starting on a very part-time basis.
I quit my job and went full-time in the business in '87, and this biz has been our families sole or primary income source ever since.
> My request for advice is this: is there anything that is honest and works.
> Please keep in mind that since I have attended the "school of hard
> knocks" I do realize no one gets rich over night and without doing
> hard work. That, I am ok with. I just want to find something that is
> realistic and could possibly be a nice little supplemental income.
> Frustrated and tired of scams,
What works for me could be disastrous for you. Not that I don't think you should look at what I do, but don't believe that just because I'm successful with my business, that you can soon be raking in the big bucks doing the same. But, this is one that doesn't charge you to look or test it out in your market - online or off.
A report I heard on the radio today was covering entrepreneurs. It pointed out that many are making about the same as an employee might make, but earning less per hour because of the extra time they put in. This is especially true during any start-up period.
The report also pointed out that many are self-employed not because of the money, but because of the freedom and control they gained over their life.
Having been full-time self-employed since 1987, I can tell you that I'm probably unemployable as either an hourly or salaried worker, but that's OK as I don't intend to go back into employed servitude again in this lifetime.
Maybe my next post won't take 8 or more hours to complete.
Best wishes for you Kim,
My home-based bizopp alternative to Get-Rich-Quick schemes
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