If you want to work online, this post is for you!
To Work online for many people has become a question mark in terms of whether it can be successful, whether the business program they are looking at is legitimate and for many finding the answers to these questions can be difficult.
When you ask a person what is the draw to working online they may say:
They don’t want to work a regular full time job
They want to pay the bills
They are stay at home moms
They are retired and want to supplement their income
They want to be able to do those things that so many others are doing from travel to buying a new boat etc.
The reality is many people get discouraged when hunting for a good company to be with, they don’t know who to trust, they become overwhelmed with so many programs and they get into the hype of make money fast and easy.
The reality is that working online is the same as any job you are ever going to take on and you need to start looking at what you are doing with your eyes wide open.
You need to start understanding the language of marketing and then you need to learn how tell a good company from a bad…run away type of company!
For example do you know the difference between affiliate marketing and network marketing?
Many people confuse the terms and while there may be similarities, the fact is they are different and you need to know this before you go any further
Affiliate marketing is a way of advertising products or services where the company only pays for results such as a sale. Normally with affiliate marketing you are given a special link and when a person clicks on it and buys (a transaction)through your unique link , then you would receive compensation.
Network marketing is based on “word of mouth” where creating a new customer to a product or service is done by people who are already customers themselves. When you look at an MLM as an example this is what people are mostly doing.
These are just a few of the terms that you will need to understand before going into a working online type of job. If you want to know what other terms mean then I would recommend this great resource, to give you a better understanding The Internet Marketing Glossary
What ever you decide to do, be sure to do all of your homework and do your research before joining any affiliate program or network company.
How do you check to see if a company is legitimate?
- Many people search Google to see if a company is named and how. Keep in mind that a nasty report may not be Representative of the the business, but if the complaints come from many sources/people, then maybe you should be asking questions. Always keep perspective!
- Check with government departments or agencies responsible for businesses and consumer affairs. A great place to start would be with the Better Business Bureau
- Click directly on existing logos that feature the company’s awards, certifications, or security seals to test if the links are live. The link should usually take you to a separate page that verifies the website is associated with that program or award.
- Read through the website’s terms and conditions before doing business with them to check for understanding and to verify the terms and conditions make sense.
- Check if company is hiding their ownership by using proxies e.g. like domain by proxy offered by Godaddy.com. There are various tools available. One of them is http://whois.net/ and internic.net . If company is not revealing their owner name, ask yourself what they are trying to hide.
- Check if company is listing their physical address on their website. If they do, check it if it is a real address. If they are not providing their physical address keep checking.
- Check if the company offers phone support. Is there a real person on the other side and available to answer your questions.
These are just a few of the ways to see if a company is legitimate and if you know of others, I would love to hear of them in the comment section.
At Adlandpro you also have a chance to join my affiliate program that has been in existence since 1998 and if this is something that would be of interest to you, then please click on -> AdlandPro Affiliate Program and take a look at what I am offering. Just as a matter of information you can see that I have made sure that Adlandpro has the proper certifications and seals which can be viewed on every Adlandpro page at the bottom of each page. You can also see them listed here on the blog.
Working online can be a very rewarding way of creating that income..no it is not an overnight get rich scheme, but when you align yourself with a stable and ethical company, it is a job that will serve you very well for as long as you want to be part of it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment form below