And many of you reading this, as well as myself, are participants in them, so you know what I'm talking about.
Others are new to this make money from home industry and may have a fear of being stung by an unsavory marketer.
Yet there are others both new and more experienced that fail because they choose the wrong plan and get cheated.
Yes, while there are excellent online business opportunities to be found on the internet, there still are unsavory opportunities out there that will take your money in a flash and you'll be left wondering where it went, what to do to find success, and eventually quit, stating "Online programs don't work".
Well, the truth of the matter is that online opportunities do work if you've first of all given yourself a chance for success by joining ones that are honest, well conceived, and that provide solid opportunities.
As I've stated, I participate in solid opportunities and can attest to the fact that they are out there and you just need to know how to find them.
Better yet, for my goal in this article, you need to know how to avoid the scams.
If you can avoid the scams you'll save yourself a lot of grief and can concentrate on making money with the programs that work.
I've experienced both scams and excellent opportunity and have found a few suggestions that have eliminated my joining useless opportunities.
These suggestions can serve to help you avoid an unsavory opportunity as well.
As you read these, please understand that there are no guarantees, and that getting these things right, in the beginning, will increase the chances of you being successful with you chosen make money from home business opportunity.
My first suggestion is for you to contact the sponsor and discuss answers to your questions.
Don't be shy just do it.
You will be able to find out your sponsors interest level and ability to support your efforts.
Being comfortable with the sponsor goes a long way to help you feel comfortable with the truthfulness of the marketing materials made about the business, and will help you avoid a scam 2.
If you find you can't contact the sponsor, always do a Google or other type of search about the sponsor and the home based business opportunity.
When doing a search you're trying to get comfortable that the opportunity and sponsor is not fly-by-night.
You do this by reading the advertisements and listings written about the plan or sponsor on the Google or other searches.
Hopefully you don't find solid negatives against the sponsor or opportunity, if you do avoid the temptation to join.
To get the highest degree of comfort that you will be joining an honest plan with plenty of opportunity, I recommend finding a business that has supportive mentoring.
The fact that people will spend their valuable time to help others is a good sign that the business and even the sponsor isn't fly-by-night but are associated with an honest down to earth opportunity for you.
Should you not follow these three suggestions, you're not guaranteed to avoid a scam, but if you do follow these suggestions you'll surely increase the chances that you will join a good honest make money from home opportunity.