Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Common Sense

It sounds like common sense when somebody tells you to use common sense when evaluating a business opportunity. And yet, 95% of Internet marketers don't do it. They throw all reason to the wolves and pray for miracles and then wonder why they aren't making any money on the Internet. Honestly, it is hard for me to have any sympathy for these people. But assuming that maybe they just don't know any better and honestly believe that the hype they are fed is the actual truth and gospel, I'm going to attempt to show, by example, how ridiculous it is to believe some of the stuff that crossed their path each day.

I was just going through my email box of one of my accounts and saw a subject that read "The best $6 investment you'll ever make." Now, at first I was thinking that maybe there was some piece of software or tool that only cost $6 and did something useful. I mean after all, not everything that is useful has to be expensive. So, I opened up the email. This is what I found.

The person went on about how if you join this site and spend just $6 to join, you can turn that $6 into millions. And then they began to explain to me how this works, more or less. Bottom line. It was another pyramid scheme. But let's say you didn't know that. Let's say this all sounded legit to you. Think about this logically and use some common sense.

In the offline world, would you even imagine being able to make millions of dollars from a $6 investment? If you have any knowledge at all about starting a business in the offline world then you know it takes thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. But let's say you didn't know that and were naive enough to believe you could start a business for $6. You decide that you want to open up a corner store and sell deli. There just happens to be an empty store front around the corner from you so you don't even have to drive to work. So you go to the landlord and tell him you'll like to "lease" the store. You tell him you'll pay him out of your profits. He then laughs in your face and tells you that it's one month security up front and the monthly lease is $3000.

Do you see where I am going with this? That's before you even buy one ounce of deli meat, which I might add is also going to come at quite an expense. You think Boreshead is going to send it to you and tell you that you can pay them later?

The point is this. Name me one business in the off line world that you can start up for $6 and make millions of dollars from. I'd personally love to hear it. Unless you're either a wise guy or so totally clueless that you think Fred Flintstone is a new brand of cream cheese, then you know that making millions from $6 is just not possible.

When you're evaluating a sales pitch or business opportunity, use some common sense.

It will save you a lot of heartache in the long run.

Reprinted By Steven Wagenheim from his Home Biz Help Center.
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