The biggest question that online internet business opportunity seekers have goes something like this "How can I tell if this is a legitimate offer or not?"
So first off, let's just set you straight on one thing. Yes, you can make a full-time living (and up to much more) working from home at your own business. In order to develop a profitable business, you want to build it around your skills and interests. It can take a lot of time to make a significant amount of money but all you need to get started is a computer with reliable high-speed internet access. There are so many different opportunities online but you only need to master a few to be able to go into business for yourself helping others.
Another type of online internet business opportunity offers legitimate products to sell. But many of the companies that promote these opportunities exaggerate the income potential and understate the amount of time, effort, marketing dollars and skills needed to turn the opportunity into a profit-making business.
So you want to make sure that you investigate a business opportunity thoroughly before making a decision, especially if it requires a large investment. By investigating thoroughly, I mean learn all you can about the type of business and the company selling the opportunity. Do your own research. Do not rely soley on "facts" or testimonials presented in the company's sales literature.
Ask yourself some of the following questions and look for the answers:
Who will buy the product or service?
How much will your target market pay for the product or service?
How much will it cost you to find customers and how long will it take?
How much profit will you make for each sale?
How many products or services will you have to sell to pay back the cost of buying into the opportunity?
What technical knowledge do you really need to make money in this field of business?
This is very important . . .What kind of reputation does the company selling the opportunity have. Find out if they've had complaints filed against them and, if so, how they were dealt with. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site can help with this at http://www.ftc.gov. Call the District Attorney's office and the Better Business Bureau in the city the opportunity company is located in and ask what information they have about the company.
If you can, talk to other people who have already bought the opportunity and ask them for feedback. Remember that information is power - the more you can find out, the better decision you will be able to make. And once you do have all your answers, you will be very excited to join an opportunity that fits everything you are looking for!
And last but not least, take your time before making a final decision. Make sure that your future online internet business opportunity fits your budget, your personal work habits, likes and dislikes and your skills.