Are there real and legitimate business opportunities on the web? 



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One Sunday a young child was "acting up" during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally, the mother picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on her way out. Just before reaching the the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"
In Canada the late night news used to broadcast this message: "It's 11 o'clock do you know where your children are? In England they say "Its 11 o'clock do you know where your wife is? In France they say "It's 11o'clock do you know where your husband is?" In Washington they say Its 11 o'clock do you know what time it is?"

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Sharon RE: Are there legit business opportunities on the net? Dear Webby; I love your humor letter & find it so enjoyable to start my day. thanks so much for your time. Since you are one person I know I can trust I have a question that you may have an answer for. I see a lot of "online work at home" offers. I am wondering if you know of any site I can check to see if they are legit or not. I know some of them are not, especially if they say you can make several hundred dollars in one day. If it sounds too good too be true it probably isn't. But some do sound ok. Not too hyped up. There are couple of surveys I do get paid for doing & have for several years. Not a whole lot at one time but they do pay. I'm not looking to become a millionaire overnight but would like to make a few bucks since I am home & have some free time. I'd appreciate your answer. Have a purrfect day, Sharon Dear Sharon There is no list of bona fide business ventures. Nobody has the time to check them all out, and nobody, or not enough people would pay them for doing that work. Here is some general tips and tricks: If you find out about a business in an email that has --your address forged in as the sender address --a sender address that you can not reply to, but have to use an address in the body of the message --has a weird domain name ending or long and awkward name, then it is guaranteed a fraud. Links with weird and encrypted URLs are perfectly legit and normal for getting you TO a site, but the destination site better show up with a clean and respectable domain name! Unless the scheme involves YOUR creativity, it is most likely a fraud. All vetures are EITHER based on your creativity OR based on the gullibility of you and your victims. Some surveys do pay, but if you track your time on ALL the survey work you do, you will find that you would make 25 times more per hour knitting socks and watching youTube movies. If you want to make money, you have to create something, that some people want. An example are the postcards. Snap together a nice postcard site. It's easy, and actually a lot of fun. All the hard work is already done in the templates. Your creativity comes in with finding or taking pictures, that people would want on cards they send. Then you check the stats to see which pictures are in demand, and get more of that type. And dump the ones that are not in demand. If you do that tuning, and have descriptive text, that the search engines can catalog, you'll quickly get good traffic. Once you have traffic, you can sell stuff. With enough traffic, you can sell anything. Naturally, selling stuff related to your theme is a lot easier. You can get private label rights eBooks cheap, reword them a bit, and sell them. For even more profit, write them from scratch. The recipe is simple: 1) Open a web site and start goofing around to get comfortable with web basics 2) Use postcards to create targeted traffic. 3) Create something that is in demand by your target audience. Some people DO make good money by knitting socks, especially when they plow their profits back into the business and get a table-top knitting machine, but you will probably be happier with selling downloadabe eBooks, mainly because with those have to hassle with shipping stuff, and you don't have to knit new books for each client. Keep in mind, though, First things FIRST, and in THAT order. Without traffic, nothing moves. (pun intended) Have FUN! DearWebby
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Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he barked at him: "What do you want?" "Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "just here to hook up your telephone."
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