Home Based Businesses - Are they a scam?

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million-ells
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21 Jan 11 06:23:57 am
Whats A good legit home based business, i see a lot but a lot of them look fake to me. let me know what you think

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23 Jan 11 06:27:49 am
Home based business is never a fake, its all legit.
So im not quite sure what you mean by that...everyone who starts a home based business are legitimately trying to succeed.
The Scams are frequently in the companies that offer the dropshipping to you.
alot of these companies will basically make you a salesman for their profits, while yours is very very low for your troubles. In my honest opinion, the best way is to invest a little of your own money, use YOUR money to purchase from liquidators, and wholesalers, have it all shipped to you, THEN sell those items online and ship them yourself. Dropshipping ( and I learned this fast) is a scam.
Let me explain.
If i walked into a Macys and said to its manager, " hey, i will sell your stuff to people outside of this store, but I will give you what you are asking for the items I just want you to give them the merchandise once they paid me", then Macys would say SURE NP. Why? cuz it costs them nothing to have you bust your behind for them, they still are making the money they are asking, it is upon you to ask for more in order to make a profit......Now listen to this....
The "smart" online business man does a little more homework...finds liquidated products from liquidators for example COOGI jackets at 2$ a piece but you need to buy all 400. so you pay up front 800$ then you decide to sell it for 10$ KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE LOT WILL EARN YOU 4k. AND ALONG comes a person who sells by dropshipping and he gets the same jacket at a dropshipper for 25$ and tries to sell it on ebay for 35$ to make 10$ BUT......BUT yours is on sale at ebay for 20$.
He is screwed. he cant compete with you.
and thats whats happening right now. I won't name names but a frind of mine sells books on Amazon for 1CENT each, can you compete with that? NOPE.
But he bought millions of books from clearances with publishers and makes 5$ a book from shipping cost but sells them for a penny...dont believe me? go to amazon and type any book
so my answer to your question is.....invest i your own load of products, then sell them....forget dropshipping as a first timer its a scam.

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23 Jan 11 06:37:31 am
Hello, Thanks friend i appreciate the help. I was actually talking about a home based business where you work for companies as more of a tele marketer aspec. but what you are saying def gives me great hope and i appreciate that greatly. Good Karma always brings good karma!!!

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23 Jan 11 06:40:24 am
indeed.
And BTW the home based that you meant.....same answer..scam.
I could start one right now...check it out

Yo dude, work for me...at home...just start placing MY items online for sale and i'll give you 20% of my profits.....Get it?
You can do it without my products but im making you work for me.
thats what they do. its a scam. cut them out and do the SAME thing but for yourself!

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23 Jan 11 09:49:03 pm
Twentytwelve's right Million-ells, there are way too many scams to actually tell which one is for real unless of course you go through legit job sites.

So unless you know the guy asking you do a home based business, it is best to stir clear of them.

All the best :)


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23 Jan 11 09:58:26 pm
Yep, I'll throw my opinion behind everyone else, hard to pick the scams from anything legit. Even if you get a legit one, they're designed to get you to do all the work for very little reward, if any at all!

Give them all a wide berth!


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16 May 11 05:44:06 am
Home based business is never a fake, its all legit.
So im not quite sure what you mean by that...everyone who starts a home based business are legitimately trying to succeed.
The Scams are frequently in the companies that offer the dropshipping to you.
alot of these companies will basically make you a salesman for their profits, while yours is very very low for your troubles. In my honest opinion, the best way is to invest a little of your own money, use YOUR money to purchase from liquidators, and wholesalers, have it all shipped to you, THEN sell those items online and ship them yourself. Dropshipping ( and I learned this fast) is a scam.
Let me explain.
If i walked into a Macys and said to its manager, " hey, i will sell your stuff to people outside of this store, but I will give you what you are asking for the items I just want you to give them the merchandise once they paid me", then Macys would say SURE NP. Why? cuz it costs them nothing to have you bust your behind for them, they still are making the money they are asking, it is upon you to ask for more in order to make a profit......Now listen to this....
The "smart" online business man does a little more homework...finds liquidated products from liquidators for example COOGI jackets at 2$ a piece but you need to buy all 400. so you pay up front 800$ then you decide to sell it for 10$ KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE LOT WILL EARN YOU 4k. AND ALONG comes a person who sells by dropshipping and he gets the same jacket at a dropshipper for 25$ and tries to sell it on ebay for 35$ to make 10$ BUT......BUT yours is on sale at ebay for 20$.
He is screwed. he cant compete with you.
and thats whats happening right now. I won't name names but a frind of mine sells books on Amazon for 1CENT each, can you compete with that? NOPE.
But he bought millions of books from clearances with publishers and makes 5$ a book from shipping cost but sells them for a penny...dont believe me? go to amazon and type any book
so my answer to your question is.....invest i your own load of products, then sell them....forget dropshipping as a first timer its a scam.

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19 Feb 12 05:51:02 pm
Well I guess I'm really confused now. I signed up with salehoo & even bought into their website opportunity to have a website to list products & find legit suppliers to get my products. I did this with dropshipping in mind because salehoo touts dropshipping as a legit way to profit. Now I see from this topic on "home based businesses-are they a scam?" that 2 of salehoos's staff members agree that dropshipping is a ripoff. Can someone enlighen me? I cannot afford $50 a mo. for the website if I cannot dropship & make a profit.

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19 Feb 12 09:50:38 pm
Hi homeatlastgirl.

Let me just clarify our position in this thread, that is the position of Richelle and myself. We were not referring to legit Drop Ship business's, as are found in our directory.

We were referring to home based business opportunities that get advertised as big money spinners, when in fact they spin nothing but pain.

Drop Shippers in our directory have been verified as legitimate suppliers, there's a HUGE difference between them and what we were referring to here.

I hope that clears up the confusion for you :)


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20 Feb 12 02:38:45 am
Hello, Thanks friend i appreciate the help. I was actually talking about a home based business where you work for companies as more of a tele marketer aspec. but what you are saying def gives me great hope and i appreciate that greatly. Good Karma always brings good karma!!!


Hi homeatlastgirl,

To further clarify Million-ells was actually asking about sites offering home based jobs/work opportunities as show in the post above :)

The topic does not in anyway pertain to starting your own dropship business.

All the best!


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1 Apr 12 11:33:10 pm
It depends on what you mean by home based business there are alot of mum outs there including me who work from home now when i first started looking i kept coming across websites that tell you they can help you have freedbom and they give you a ebook etc. Those types are the scams they dont teach you anything and they dont give you ideas on how to work from home.Problem is these days most home business ideas have been taken and there is to much of the same thing. It took me months until i could think iof something real to do that would not cost me much. I went through avon you dont get anything out of it unless someone makes a order I went through herbalife you only get somehting out of it if someone orders but its well over done at the moment.I then thought of looking at website scripts and turnkey sites In the end i brought myself a auction site like ebay

You just need to google work at home ideas then look around again and see how many people do that type of business etc


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2 Apr 12 12:37:38 am
It's not easy to find a good dropshipper. Most so called dropshippers sell on ebay also, so they sell the same items you are selling but for the same price you are paying.
An actual distributer / supplier or dropshipper can only sell to a dealer. They can not sell to the public (not supposed to) they all say they don't but most do.

I dropship and have been dropshipping for years, but before I found my dropshipper, I spent alot of time and money selling things for little or no profit & even loosing money after all the fees, it's not worth it. If you can't sell at atleast 35% markup forget it.
Between Ebay and PayPal they collect about 25% of your profit. Don't fall into the trap.


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6 Aug 12 04:17:48 pm
I've been buying and selling sports related merchandise for the past 20+ years out of the house and turned a good profit.The key is to do the necessary research and hook up with a legitimate and trustworthy supplier.It takes time but if you are willing to do the "leg work" then it will and can pay off.I disagree with a couple of the posts,I have recently offered clients the opportunity to start their own website/home based business by coming through me to get the products.I see nothing wrong with the fact they have to purchase the items through me as I've done all the research for them and I get a cut on each item they sell.I am basically a middle man.

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6 Aug 12 11:07:53 pm
More power to you if you can establish a middle man business that still presents your clients with money making opportunities themselves, however it's a very shot chain and issues arises when more than one sets up as a middle man. For example, if one of your clients now decides to do the exact same thing as you, there is another middle man and so on. It's very common to find structures like this in place where there are two or three middle men within a structure, and while those on the ground level make money, those that are trying to make money at the end of the chain have no chance whatsoever as all the margin is eaten up along the way with everyone taking their slice.

It's something that effects drop shipping mostly, so many people all trying to make something along the line, but the end result is no end user can make money themselves.

As I said, more power to you if you can work it that everyone is happy, but unless you are buying manufacturer direct, then you won't be the middle man yourself. The wholesaler you would be buying through would be the middle man, you would just be adding another link to the chain and so the process is starting...... if you see what I mean.

Good luck with anyway, all we can ever do is try : )


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7 Aug 12 02:18:03 am
For the majority of my products I deal direct from the manufacturer.If I can help someone else make a living by working for themselves I am happy to do it,BUT I would never give up my suppliers as like I've stated it's taken me a good 20 years to find these guys.

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7 Aug 12 02:44:16 am
Hello alfietaytay,

It's nice of you to offer your help to our members. We respect that you will not share your suppliers and no one can force you to do so :)

All the best!


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10 Aug 12 01:18:46 am
There are some work at home positions which are legit. There are various CS jobs which one can find that will be one to CS a company's product or service. You set up a little office with a landline phone and be required to have a place set up at home with no distractions to answer calls as if you were at their office.

They pay from 7 to 10 dollars an hour.

Many will require a test you might have to do over the phone or online or even interview you through a Skype connection.

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29 Nov 12 06:20:07 pm
which ones?

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16 Feb 13 06:13:14 pm
I have gotten scammed by quite a few of these homebased businesses and my son who was looking for work asked me to keep looking for a legitimate one . I actually lucked out with one alpineaccess.com he has been working from home for a while now and enjoys what he does. They also kick in benefits after a six month period. Might be worth checking if it is for you.

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