Before you spend that money, let's talk about history

Written by Kathy Burns

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Jump ahead torepparttar later 90's andrepparttar 127562 Internet is just coming into play as a business medium. I'm personally aware of several companies which made themselves appear much larger than they were. How? Primarily by putting up pictures of their "office" building on their company website. The pictures they put up however, weren't actually their offices. They were in an apartment, or basement in reality. Butrepparttar 127563 pictures showed gorgeous, upscale office buildings. They made themselves look much bigger and successful than they actually were.

And today we have thousands of one page websites which toutrepparttar 127564 accomplishments of their owners. These websites make many claims and sometimes those claims are hard to believe.

You see, there really are consultants in this world who make several thousands of dollars for seminar presentations. But those consultants usually have a corporate style, polished website. You can tell as soon as you get there that they've spared no expense in gettingrepparttar 127565 site professionally done. You'll find links onrepparttar 127566 site too -- links to corporate and/or consultant information, links to additional resources, links to recent and upcoming seminars. There are links to their books too of course, and sometimes these links lead to Amazon orrepparttar 127567 publisher's site. Ifrepparttar 127568 book is electronically published, you can even buy it right on site. The point is though: there is detailed information there, not just sales hype. In short, there is supporting evidence that they are who they say they are.

History shows us that people can be fooled into thinkingrepparttar 127569 world is coming to an end just from a radio show. History shows us that people will believe a book is wonderful even when they've never actually seen it themselves. History has shown us that what you think you see or hear is not actually what you've seen or heard.

So, when you land on one of those slick, one page sales hype Web sites. Before you spend your hard earned money, stop and think a bit. Isrepparttar 127570 person behindrepparttar 127571 site more likely tellingrepparttar 127572 whole truth -- or skewing it in a way that will make you believe what they want you to believe?

Kathy has been a successful freelance writer and small business owner since 1997. Find her Palm Pilot articles and reviews at, Cool gadget articles and reviews at, and book reviews at

Beware of the Biz Op Gypsy

Written by Sandra Stammberger

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4) Limited Time Offer - This is one ofrepparttar most effective tactics biz op gypsies use. You'll normally be pitched a line that has something to do withrepparttar 127561 home company closing registrations soon becauserepparttar 127562 company has been so successful. You'll be told this is your last chance to get intorepparttar 127563 group. Nonsense! Legitimate MLM or biz op companies know how valuable their representatives are. They are fully aware that their reps arerepparttar 127564 ones that makerepparttar 127565 money for them. No legit companies would close registrations of new members - unless they were going out of business themselves.

5) Use Your Common Sense - Think about what you are being told. Considerrepparttar 127566 "flow" of a business. For example,repparttar 127567 company might state that they provide "everything you need" to be successful. This could include brochures, a Web site, letters, sales forms, products, etc. Before you get too excited, stop and think about what's missing. Who will you giverepparttar 127568 brochures to? How will you get traffic to your Web site? Who will buyrepparttar 127569 products? The customers! The home company needs associates to bring them customers. Basically, any MLM or biz op company is looking for salespeople. That's you! And believe me, it takes a lot of time and energy (at first) to build a customer base before you begin seeingrepparttar 127570 piles of money some gypsies tell you about.

Think things through, and use your common sense when considering business opportunities. There are some excellent companies available that offer tremendous benefits and support. The upstanding ones will gladly give you full disclosure. The reason? It's a waste of their time to bring in associates that are not fully prepared and able to work for them. After all,repparttar 127571 riches come - for you andrepparttar 127572 home company - when sales are made. Keep investigating until you find an opportunity that's right for you. Then you can work toward financial independence withrepparttar 127573 backing of a legitimate organization.

Sandra Stammberger works with legitimate businesses to help them promote their biz ops to thousands of interested individuals. If you have an upstanding company who is looking to recruit new sign-ups - guaranteed - visit today!

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