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Posted By: Diane F. Smith
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at 2:57 p.m.(pst)
I've never tried an on-line business and I'm a very skeptical person. Every "business opportunity" I've ever seen or heard about seems to be just another type of pyramid scheme.
I know there are people who work at home, via the 'net, and are very, very successful at it.
I'm not looking for a situation where I could supposedly become "independently wealthy", "take fabulous vacations" and the big claims of six-figure salaries "for just a few hours a week".
I'm just looking for a way to make enough money to be able to work at home---I hate leaving the house!
If I could make $35,000 a year, from home, I'd think I'd died and gone to Heaven.
Obviously I wouldn't mind making more but so long as I can keep a roof over my head, not have to decide whether to pay my phone bill or the electricity this month, and buy some new music or go to the movies without saving up for it I'm happy!
I'm going to spend some time looking over this site, as it seems to be the only legitimate one I've seen and not trying to "sell" me.
However, I'd like to know if anyone out there has any experience with the AmeriPlan outfit.
It's main attraction seems to be that it doesn't cost much to "join" and they do have a product---discounted health plans---to sell. But it's still multi-level marketing and I'm leery of that kind of thing.
Is every internet business like that?
I'm not sure if I can sell anything, to anyone.
Yes, I can talk to people from any walk of life. I've spent the last ten years doing just that as a concierge/security supervisor, dealing with everyone from Senators and Secret Service guys to the men who drive the trash truck. And, of course, the employees.
Six or seven thousand dollars a year in tips alone can attest to the fact that I'm good at dealing with people.
If anyone has any info re AmeriPlan I'd be truly grateful for your input.
I'm determined to find some way to work at home, I just don't want to be vicimized---or dissappointed, to learn it's all a pipe dream and I'm condemned to leave my home every day just to make a living.
I'm like that woman in the movie "The 'Net", except I would go out in the world, but only when I wanted to, not because I have to!
Diane F. Smith
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