Ask yourself how you would make money with the program.
Are you making money by selling a product or service? Or by selling the program itself? A combination of both? You want to make sure that the opportunity you choose has a real product or service to sell, other than just the chance to make money.
Legitimate companies will be based on products and services, not on "overnight millionaire" sales pitches.
How is the company different from others? If your product, service, or opportunity are the same as everyone else's, you'll have trouble selling anything at all.
By making sure that your company offers something unique from the beginning, you're giving yourself a huge head start with your home business.
Is it something you find interesting? Sure, some opportunities can make you plenty of money, but if it is doing something that you don't enjoy it will be harder to really dedicate yourself to it and stick with it.
Think of your hobbies and interests, and try to find a business opportunity that works with them.
How big is the market? Are a lot of people looking to buy the product or service, or will it be hard to find people who want to purchase what you have to offer? If only one in a million people would even consider buying your product, chances are you're not going to make a lot of money with it.
How quickly are you going to get your investment back? Every business opportunity will require an investment, but depending on the opportunity and the size of the investment, it could take you a few hours to a few months to gain your investment back.
Take this into account, because until you earn your investment back you won't be in profit.
Look for online reviews of the opportunity from people who are actually current members.
Make sure the review includes both the positive AND negative aspects of the opportunity.
One sided reviews are typically just thinly veiled advertisements, so beware.
If you follow these steps, you will be able to find a business opportunity that is right for you!