The Bottom Line

Written by Bob Osgoodby

It's no secret thatrepparttar US economy has slowed down, butrepparttar 127505 stock market does appear to be onrepparttar 127506 rebound. Thousands of companies however, are still struggling, and are being forced to cut costs, decrease benefits, and even lay off employees. Many of those who lost their jobs, will try their hand at doing business onrepparttar 127507 Internet.

It seems however, that lately I've been hearing a great deal aboutrepparttar 127508 difficulty of doing business online. Put asiderepparttar 127509 talk aboutrepparttar 127510 hype andrepparttar 127511 scams. They existed fromrepparttar 127512 first dayrepparttar 127513 Internet was commercialized. They are becoming more sophisticated with their promises of earning millions, but as people become more experienced, they quickly see through them. Fake email addresses, spam and broken dreams will continue to abound until either legislation forces them to do business ethically, orrepparttar 127514 well of suckers dries up.

Sounds pretty negative doesn't it. Under other circumstances, it would be enough to put someone off trying to do business onrepparttar 127515 net. But let's look atrepparttar 127516 positive side. I don't know about you, but I've met some pretty fine people onrepparttar 127517 web. They are honest, hard working and a pleasure to do business with. While there are a few "bad apples" (and aren't there offline as well), it's amazing how many friendly, helpful people there are out there.

Inrepparttar 127518 early nineties, beforerepparttar 127519 entrepreneurial invasion ofrepparttar 127520 Internet,repparttar 127521 only game in town wasrepparttar 127522 proprietary bulletin boards such as run by Prodigy. Anyone who "dared" become commercial was summarily banned fromrepparttar 127523 boards, and "blacklists of offenders" were actually shared betweenrepparttar 127524 board moderators. But, as commercialism crept in, andrepparttar 127525 old bulletin boards joinedrepparttar 127526 ranks ofrepparttar 127527 dinosaurs, a whole new strategy started to evolve.

People have learned that you don't have to create something new or re-inventrepparttar 127528 wheel to make money online. You can join an affiliate program to get started with a minimum of capital outlay, and a decent income can be made. Butrepparttar 127529 old saying "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is even truer today.

About Internet Scams

Written by Claude Violette

Are you tired of all those scams?

Are you tired of having your mail box filled every day with all those scams and pyramid schemes? I certainly am. Do you really believe that by signing up with any of those programs you will make $7,000 $10,000 or even a million dollars inrepparttar next two weeks as some of those programs claim? Come on! get real! The only people that make money with those pyramids arerepparttar 127504 ones that start them orrepparttar 127505 very few atrepparttar 127506 top. The rest all loose their hard earned money and waste their valuable time trying to promote those programs and they are indeed very lucky if they manage to break even. Withrepparttar 127507 speed with which things move onrepparttar 127508 internet, ifrepparttar 127509 program is more that a few days old you are out of luck. Some are called Downline clubs or some such name. In those you sign-up and at some later date you will be asked to join one or more of their affiliates. In order to qualify for commissions, you have to buy a certain quantity of products. In order to stay qualified, this will escalate, until you end up buying products that you dont need, or much more than you can possibly use.

Others are called gifting clubs or something like it. This is just another pyramid variation and just as illegal. Recently I was even offered unlimited loans that you never have to pay. Good grief! I stopped believing in Santa Claus a long time ago. How about you?

Those are outright pyramids and are probably illegal in most countries. (BEWARE!) There many variations on those two but it all comes out torepparttar 127510 same thing inrepparttar 127511 end.

In order to make real money onrepparttar 127512 net you have to sell REAL products, WORK at it and stay away from all those scams.

I just picked up in my mail box something called: "The Quick Cash Secret Banking System" which promises that: “Using this powerful cash system to generate $1,500, $2,500 and even $3,000/week! We will show you how to build this $5000 into a cash flow of $50,000 within A few months. In addition, we reveal to you, a powerful, jealously-guarded, little known New York multi-millionaires' fast cash creation strategy that will enable you to raise "$100,000 in 24hrs", instantly, without any investment or hard work” (Oh really!)

For this he wants $100.00. You see, this is a Secret System so you can’t possibly know ahead of time what you will be getting for your $100.00. Also I have to ask myself. If this system is so profitable why does he need to sell it onrepparttar 127513 net at $100.00 a throw. In spite of allrepparttar 127514 protest torepparttar 127515 contrary this is probably quite illegal. This is a variation of what is called a Ponzi Scheme, which is quite illegal.

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