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Find a contact person with company that will talk to you. Have a list of questions such as length of time in business, annual revenues, publicly traded or privately held, name of CEO and other company officers, names and contact info for other company representatives that you may call.
Check to see if company is a member of Direct Selling Association by visiting their web site at http://www.dsa.org
Check with your state's Attorney's General Office.
See if they are listed with Dun & Bradstreet, and if so, check their rating.
Talk to 3 or 4 representatives and find out how long they have been with company and get general feedback.
If you have found company or opportunity from a web site, look for contact information of person owning and representing site.
Make sure you get all of your questions answered to your satisfaction. Don't let anyone pressure you into making a decision.
Find out all up front costs. Also, find out if there are any recurring monthly or annual costs that you can anticipate.
What exactly is expected of you? Are there monthly sales quotas? What do you have to do to get paid? When will you get paid? Is there any fine print that you need to be aware of?
Listen to your gut instincts. They are usually right!
There are many profitable, legal and fun work at home business ideas both online, and offline. Just do your research.
Don't allow "bumps in road" to stop you from finding option that will work for you. Keep me moving in direction that will allow you to create a life that you love! It will happen, just keep looking!
Jackie Ulmer, a veteran Home Based Business Owner, has coached and trained thousands of representatives both inside and outside of her sales organization. One of her primary goals is to help others succeed. She can be reached through her web site at http://www.streetsmartwealth.com/