Internet Business in a Box

Written by Butch Pujol

This article may be reprinted providedrepparttar resource box, Web address and copyright information remain.

You've seen it on TV… everything you need to start your Internet business only $59.95. It seems too good to be true! Can you actually get a Web site, hosting, search engine placement and products to sell for under $60? Can you actually begin to turn a profit within minutes of your site being loaded ontorepparttar 127568 'Net? Hmmm… what'srepparttar 127569 old saying? "If it sounds too good to be true…"

When these types of infomercials start,repparttar 127570 pitch is usually something alongrepparttar 127571 lines of, "you can own your own Internet business for only $59.95 and become rich by only working 20 minutes a day." Granted, they do show testimonials from people who supposedly have made millions with this type of business. And, they do make a persuasive argument that this type of success is possible becauserepparttar 127572 Internet is a worldwide medium. Can it be done? Yes. However,repparttar 127573 real question is, "can it be done by your average person"?

The answer to that question is no. How do I know it can't be done? I've tried it. Before I recommend any new products or services to my clients I buy them and try them to be sure they are safe and legitimate. I investigaterepparttar 127574 companies and their products and services.

Let me share with you what I've found about these types of Internet Businesses In A Box.

Watch Out Forrepparttar 127575 Small Print

Small print seems to play a major role inrepparttar 127576 advertising campaigns of these firms. For instance, satisfied customers appear showing yourepparttar 127577 checks they've received from their business. Your natural response is to focus onrepparttar 127578 rich business owner. Instead, readrepparttar 127579 small print atrepparttar 127580 bottom ofrepparttar 127581 screen. "These experiences are unique and your results may vary. Dollar amounts quoted are gross sales." Some even say, "Business owners are fictitious characters portrayed by actors". It's a perception angle. You usually do not noticerepparttar 127582 small print becauserepparttar 127583 company has directed your attention towardrepparttar 127584 big checks. They have you dreaming of allrepparttar 127585 money you will make when you use their product.

Another major surprise that comes from not readingrepparttar 127586 fine print is sprung on you oncerepparttar 127587 package arrives. For $59.95 you receiverepparttar 127588 "how to information" - nothing is done for you… you must do it all yourself. Since most ofrepparttar 127589 purchasers of this type of product are "newbies",repparttar 127590 information does little good. When Internet business people are just starting out, they normally don't know a Web host from a Web site.

The first thing you are instructed to do is build your website. Although repparttar 127591 company tells you thatrepparttar 127592 site is easy to build and you need no programming or HTML experience, there is no doubt thatrepparttar 127593 site will appear amateurish. This is by no means a slight to Internet newbies. It is simply a factual statement. I know of no one that could design a professional-looking Web site on their first attempt.

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Oncerepparttar 127594 Web site is completed, you will need a Web host in order for it to be viewed onrepparttar 127595 'Net. Another surprise comes when you discoverrepparttar 127596 monthly hosting fees are not included in your $59.95. Hosting fees can run between $10.00 - $75.00 per month depending on which features you require andrepparttar 127597 amount of space needed.

Check Out That Money Making Opportunity!

Written by Joe Reinbold

Too many people today look at an opportunity online, fall forrepparttar hyped claims and signup without thinking. You really need to take a step back and examine it before joining. Here are some things to consider.

One ofrepparttar 127567 first things you should do is go throughrepparttar 127568 site ofrepparttar 127569 program you are interested in and determine who is running it, where they are located and what their contact information is. Know who you are dealing with. If you can't find any of that, that should bring up a red flag!

If you were referred torepparttar 127570 program by someone, email them or call them and find out what they know aboutrepparttar 127571 program, who runs it, how long they have been involved and are they making money. If they can't give answers, ask them for their sponsor's name and email. Maybe they have information from being able to accessrepparttar 127572 program's member pages, from a welcome email they received upon joining or maybe from checks/statements that they might have received. If they don't have any information or are reluctant to tell you, they may be promoting it inrepparttar 127573 dark.

If they have some company information, i.e., telephone number, address or email addresses, contactrepparttar 127574 company and ask questions about how many people they have inrepparttar 127575 program, how long they have been in operation, do they have any business references you could talk to and whatever else you want to ask. If you email them and they don't get back to you timely or at all, pop up another red flag. This may be an indication ofrepparttar 127576 type support you are going to get.

If you can't find any information on them throughrepparttar 127577 above avenues and you still want to do some research takerepparttar 127578 URL (web site address) i.e., and go to one ofrepparttar 127579 major search engines and enterrepparttar 127580 address ( orrepparttar 127581 name ofrepparttar 127582 company.

The other day I searched on a company that has been around for a number of years. I enteredrepparttar 127583 name ofrepparttar 127584 company in quotes at and got a list of almost 25,000 sites. By doing this you can then check out some ofrepparttar 127585 sites that you find for contact information or at least find other members who you could contact.

Another place you can go if you can't find any contact information onrepparttar 127586 company is a domain registration site. Takerepparttar 127587 URL ofrepparttar 127588 company you are checking and go to:

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