Medical Billing As A Home-Based Business, Is It Really A Scam?

Written by Paul G. Hackett

As I read yet another article last week about how medical billing from home was a scam I became concerned (as always) because these articles tend to be one sided and it's not fair that people aren't being toldrepparttar other side. So how can one really make an informed decision aboutrepparttar 117393 field on a whole?

Make on mistake about it, medical billing as a home based business is Not A Scam, it's a very lucrative business, a very hands on business, a personally rewarding business and there are thousands of business owners and physicians nationally that can attest torepparttar 117394 fact that they benefit highly from it.

This industry is so big and profitable that companies abroad are bombarding medical billing owners withrepparttar 117395 prospect of outsourcing our workload to them for little to nothing so that they can get a piece ofrepparttar 117396 pie.

There are only two reasons why this profession gets a bad rap:

1.) There are several companies out there preying on those that are not educated enough aboutrepparttar 117397 field to realize that most companies, newspaper ads and software vendors are scam artists in disguise and...

2.) Most if not all of those that don't succeed or got scammed alongrepparttar 117398 way never didrepparttar 117399 initial research necessary fromrepparttar 117400 start and then jumped in with booth feet not knowing what they were up against. Thus, they set themselves up to get scammed but instead of takingrepparttar 117401 responsibility for their actions they cry foul, blamerepparttar 117402 industry in general and say it's nothing but a scam.

As a seven year home based medical billing business owner I've heard allrepparttar 117403 heart wrenching stories of failure but it always leads back torepparttar 117404 story teller admitting to me that they were not really aware of whatrepparttar 117405 business entailed outside of what they were told or heard. They went ahead anyway because they wanted to get some ofrepparttar 117406 fortune that goes along with this multi-million dollar industry.

Is Your Product Suitable for the 'Net?

Written by Angela Wu

You've probably been subjected torepparttar many hyped-up claims about how easy it is to make money onrepparttar 117392 internet. Simply grab a product, put a photo of it on a web page, and thousands of eager customers will flock to your site, credit card in hand!

Obviously it's not that easy. The internet is a wonderful tool -- but just like inrepparttar 117393 'real world', some types of products sell better than others. Considerrepparttar 117394 following:

__Is there a more convenient alternative?

Products that aren't easily available at a local store have a better chance of selling online. Not only is it often more convenient to simply drop in and pick up whatever you need, you aren't hit with additional shipping or handling charges (which can be significant when shipping heavy products).

Pet food is an example: my household of pets dictates that I'm often running outrepparttar 117395 door to pick up more food. At one point I investigated ordering it online -- imagine, door-to -door delivery! -- but inrepparttar 117396 end, I decided against it: not only would I have to wait for it to be shipped to me, butrepparttar 117397 shipping costs were nearly as much asrepparttar 117398 food itself!

__Is your product something a customer needs to feel or see before making a purchase?

A simple example is a wedding dress: most women want to try it on, walk around in it, and simply see how they look and feel inrepparttar 117399 dress before they make a purchase.

That's not to say that you won't be able to sell something thatrepparttar 117400 customers generally prefer to see or feel; if your marketing is good enough, you might actually make a great many sales. However, customers that discover that your product doesn't fit or didn't meet their expectations are likely to drive uprepparttar 117401 return rate -- which means less profit and more hassle for you.

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