Work From Home Guide: Work At Home Jobs

Franchise and Business Opportunties

The Ads:
Start a Mail Order Business at Home!
Start Your Home Business Working From Home
Own a Jewelry Business For Less Than $50
Opportunity Done Right - $300K+ /yr for Serious Entrepreneurs

How it is Supposed to Work:

You send money for information about starting a business franchise from your home. What the sites lack in details they make up for in promises and claims. Many business opportunity deals offer the entrepreneur a pre-packaged small business. Typical business opportunities involve vending machines, amusement games, pay telephones, and display racks for such items as greeting cards and CD ROM computer software.

The Reality:

What they are selling you is the training and support systems. Victims have been lured into spending thousands of dollars with nothing to show for it but a huge debt. Anyone who really had business ideas this good would never offer this information to thousands of others. They would simply use it themselves.

Things to especially look out for in these advertisings are:

More Information:

Still not sure they are scams? Check out these links for more information. Note, these are not links to "legitimate" companies. These are links to articles by the BBB, FTC and other organizations exposing the frauds.


You can also return to the orignal page for more about other Types of Jobs.

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