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Hello Ladies I am interested in starting a home based business..I have searched high and low to find the right business for me. I have tried to avoid dealing with sales but as it turns out whatever I choose will deal with sales in some form or fashion. Please help!!! I also need to know if anyone has information on home rebate processing? I am not sure where to find a legit company in this type of work. Thanks C”

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  • Hi Everyone, I am new to this site, but find it is a very appealing website.. I just want to weigh in here on what I am currently doing.. I do own an operate two online stores, and also working a automated referrer program that pays you for referring someone into the program.. I have tried alot of different things on the internet , for home businesses but alot havent worked..

    I have learned some marketing skills and have acquired some tools and programs to help with this home business, I never had this help ever before, but the team I am currently working with is great..

    This one I currently joined is working , and it pays well too.. , but you have to learn the system.. The company is gdi, and they are a website/domain/hosting company.. It is a service that is really in demand, because alot of people are in need of a website and a place to host their site..
    You just must refer people in and get paid.. It is free to take a test drive and check it out.. That is what I did I was skeptical at first, but this business makes sense for once.. If anyone is interested in knowing more please email me. or go to http:www// and view the demo movie.. ..

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 15th November 2008

  • Hello ladies,
    I too have been down the same road as all of you however, I have found a great company to work for from home. If you want you can check out my web page and if you want more info you can contact me through my web page. I wish all of you the best of luck in what ever you do, I love being at home with my children and for me that is the most important thing. Well have to go my 2 month old is calling :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Paige on 28th August 2008

  • Hello,

    My name is Ms. Stansbury and I am in the health and wellness business.It only cost me $99.00 to get started. Plus I have several replicable websites and I also use the products continuously. They work great and are chemical free.

    I joined a Global company based in Scottsdale Arizona a little while ago and because I am not a very good sales person, their MAP Program and/or Direct Response method appealed to me and has proven to make owning mine own busy simple. Let me explain. There is absolutely no cold calling, hard selling (unless you enjoy this sort of thing and just want to..."it's just not for me") or keeping of inventory.

    Now about the MAP Program and Direct Response method: With this business, you can acquire returning customers direct from the company!. Business Affiliates can purchase returning customers that have already tried and like the quality products that this company produces in its own laboratories.

    This is what I do to leverage my business, as I do not like bothering friends and family about purchasing products. You see, I admit to my shame, I was not endowed with the "gift of gab".

    Any ways, many of these customers are not aware of the business opportunity that the company offers, but if and when they do become aware of it, via the company's many advertising methods such as television, radio, or web infomercials or print pieces or by you, some of your customers might transform from customer to Business Affiliate and join your network and you benefit ever greater!

    The best part about this business Op you will enjoy generating for yourself now and in the years to come a residual income that will continue to thrive even after you stop working the business, and you won't have to sell the farm to achieve this.

    That said, here is a video detailing the company's business model. I can't link it in this forum, but if you will send me your email I will reply with a working link.

    A Brief Business Overview (for DSL or Cable) (4:35)

    (Click here if you have a dial up connection.)

    Ms. Stansbury

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Ms. Stansbury on 5th August 2008

  • I think you are right. Most online businesses are going to deal with sales in some form or fashion, this is only because to make money you have to swap money for something. With the rebate processing you will be swapping money for your time.

    I know sales can seem intimidating, but you have to realize "selling" online is not like selling a used car. It's much more about advertising. Which can be totally fun. You advertise your products/service and then people contact you to find out more. There are a million ways to advertise online and when you find a company that has an excellent team they will help you out every step of the way to learn how to most effectively advertise your business.

    One last thing. No matter what you are doing you are always selling. Because people don't REALLY buy a business/product they buy YOU. A study was done where they asked a bunch of people who went to a network marketing meeting to rank things in order of importance. The person who was presenting the information was one and whether the person felt they could be successful was number 2. Info about the company and products did not come in until number 5. It's all about you!!! So even if you have crappy products ~ which I don't suggest you align yourself with poor products ~ what it really comes down to is shining who YOU ARE clear calm and bright and people will be attracted to that.

    Good luck and I hope you find just what you are looking for. :)


    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jackie Lee on 29th March 2008

  • hello my name is melissa and i had the same problem. everthing cost to much, looked like a scam or still had to find daycare. however i did find a company called motivated moms. we are a group of moms helping moms work from home
    there is no selling, no stocking, no inventory. its just returning phone calls to people who request information about what you do. we work with a company that sells eco-friendly products that cost less per use, work far better than anything else i have ever used. and are none toxic. plus they make your house smell awsome, not like chemicals. sounds good to you click on my link and request more information.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mom_of_3 on 29th March 2008

  • Everything I have read about home rebate processors has pointed to it being a scam. Have you looked into either one of these? I am doing pretty good with them: and

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by sonyareads on 27th March 2008

  • Most rebate processing "jobs" are scams -- be wary and thoroughly research these opps before submitting any personal information.

    Here are my suggestions on finding a legitimate opportunity that's right for YOU:

    - Set your financial goals -- Are you just looking for extra income or a potential full-time income? How long (and hard) are you willing to work to meet your goal?

    - Determine if you are looking for a JOB or a BUSINESS -- there is a distinct difference between the two and you want to focus your energies appropriately for the best results.

    - If looking for a JOB, what are your marketable skills and previous experiences? If you are looking for a BUSINESS, go with your passions, things that interest and motivate you the most. Build a list and use that to begin your search. General rule of thumb: Never pay for a job (businesses, on the other hand, usually involve some expenses).

    - Review your budget -- know ahead of time what you are willing and able to invest into your business, including start-up costs and ongoing maintenance and promotion.

    - Find a rep to contact, check out their websites, ask questions, do your own independent research. Check resources such as,, and for potential scams.

    Click here to view some recommended work from home internet business opportunities:

    Looking for a work at home job? Click here for several home employment resources, including freelance work and telecommuting jobs:

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Tootie on 26th March 2008

  • I am involved in a business where the products are ECO-Safe for your household. They are Great. I have allergies and grandchildren and it was the best thing I did for my house. It knda works like buying a membershio to Sam's club and then yu can shop. But with this business you purchase the producst you need for your home that you would buy anyway in the grocery store and then spread the word. Not Hard the products speak for themselves. They do not have all the corrosives in them that harm our clothing, children, homes, ourselves, etc. You can check out my site
    They have training that involves conference calls from all over the country, so you ick up on new ideas fort he products.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Donna Carmichael on 20th March 2008

  • Here's the one that's working for me:

    It does require a start up cost, as any real business would, but it's sooooo worth it. I've been doing it for one week today and already made my first sale. The system does all of the selling for you, all you do is drive traffic to the site. Truly it's incredible. I can't tell you how many "work at home" scams I've gone through to find one that actually works. And to make it even better, the product rocks. It teaches you and takes you step by step into financial independence while helping others do the same. I'm truly proud to have my name associated with this company. Go to this page and enter your name and email and it will give you lots of info on it!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sheraline on 19th March 2008

  • I would recommend tapping into what you are passionate about. Find a way to translate that into a business idea. You don't have to fall victim to a work at home scheme. If you can afford to, look into franchising.

    Whatever you choose make sure it is something you enjoy doing and not just getting into it because you heard you can make a lot of money. Be ready to make an emotional, financial and time investment into developing and growing your business. Take a look at Ladies Who Launch and Make Mine a Million. Those are very helpful sites. Then check out the SBA.

    Good luck.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Adrienne Graham on 9th March 2008

  • Typically, those types of jobs are scams. You may want to try being a virtual assistant, working for a major company like the gap. or J Crew, taking orders. Or try mystery shopping. Check out They have lots of information on jobs you can do from home. And so does the ABC Good Morning America Web site. Click on Tory Johnson.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 5th March 2008