Four Things NOT to do on Your Website

Written by Stephanie Foster

Youírerepparttar proud owner of a great business, and you want to tellrepparttar 117243 world. While that is a good idea, you need to do it right, or ruin your companyís reputation. Inrepparttar 117244 online world, people donít know you, they know your business. Follow some basic rules to keep your reputation intact.

1. This isrepparttar 117245 big one: DO NOT SPAM! I cannot emphasize this one enough. If you buy an email list, make sure it is from a reputable company. Some just wander throughrepparttar 117246 web harvesting email addresses. Ifrepparttar 117247 list is too cheap, it is probably not legitimate. Not only will most just delete your message, if it even makes it pastrepparttar 117248 spam filter, you may get reported to your ISP and shut down.

2. Do not place popup ads all over your site. Popup ads have their place, but use them with caution. Too many popups are an annoyance. They can be effective, however, for advertising specials or newsletters.

Look out for scams

Written by Stephanie Foster

Scams arerepparttar bane ofrepparttar 117242 work at home parent's existence. They abound onrepparttar 117243 Internet and inrepparttar 117244 world in general. Fortunately, there are some warning signs you should always look out for that will keep you from falling for most of them.

WAH Job Scams

Probablyrepparttar 117245 most common scam is to ask a potential "employee" to pay a fee forrepparttar 117246 job. This may be disguised as an application fee, software fee, processing fee, maintenance fee, etc. If you are to be an employee,repparttar 117247 employer should be paying YOU, notrepparttar 117248 other way around. They may try to justify it as a way to weed outrepparttar 117249 applicants who are not serious aboutrepparttar 117250 job, but don't believe it. You wouldn't pay to apply for a traditional, outsiderepparttar 117251 home job, so don't pay to apply for an at home job.

Some legitimate companies may offer equipment that you will need to rent. This can be legitimate, but in general, you should be able to buy such equipment on your own. Check into this option, as it can save you a lot of money.

Home Business Scams

Another popular work at home scam is to offer a kit to start a business, such as medical billing. This kit may contain outdated or irrelevant contact information and useless software. Medical billing is one ofrepparttar 117252 popular areas for this particular scam. It is very difficult to start a home based medical billing service without prior experience,

MLM Scams

There are a lot of legitimate MLMs out there, but there are a tremendous number of scams too. If you decide to start your own business as a part of an MLM, you need to make sure they are legitimate. Familiar names such as Tupperware, Avon and Mary Kay are easily seen as legitimate, but what aboutrepparttar 117253 more mysterious ones?

Some will refer you to a site that tells you all about their wonderful opportunity, but not give you any details about what you will be selling, or even claim you don't have to sell anything. Be wary in these cases. Rather than a legitimate MLM, you may have stumbled across a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes earn money primarily through recruiting, not through sales to customers. They may also require you to purchase a certain amount every month or not earn your commissions. This is known as inventory loading and is illegal. See this very useful article onrepparttar 117254 FTC website for more information.

The FTC also offers some excellent advice on selecting a franchise or business opportunity, which applies to both online and offline opportunities.

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