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The Golden Rule of Biz-Ops

 
Live by it faithfully.  Never stray.
To stray is to become a statistic.


Hi Kiddies!

Welcome to "Scams 101."

I'm sorry I'm late.... I was stuck in traffic (for a month).

I hope I got here in time to keep you from buying into any scams, but if they already got you.... consider it an expensive lesson, scrape yourself off the bottom of their shoes, and MOVE ON.  If you learn from it and succeed despite what they stole from you.... THEN YOU WIN!....   But if you give up and forget about being in business for yourself.... THEY WIN.

Now isn't that enough to make you lose your lunch?

These are sharks who prey on your weaknesses.... your desperation.... your dream of a better life for your family.  They are, in my humble opinion, Pond Scum.  So grab yourself a bottle of algicide and KEEP ON FIGHTING!!

And if they haven't gotten you yet....

Congratulations!! 

Pay close attention in "Scams 101" and they never will.

End of Pep Talk.

Now let's get down to the business of spotting scams.

Assignment #1:
TATTOO THIS RULE ACROSS YOUR EYEBALLS

NEVER BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY:
"OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL."


The majority of "biz ops" people have ONE mission and one mission only:.... To make THEMSELVES rich with YOUR money.

Take it from one who's been there, done that a few dozen times: 

ALL PROMISES ARE EMPTY.

Every last one. 

(Most of them also happen to be illegal, but we'll save that for another day.)

How can you say "ALL" promises, you radical wacko? 
There must be some exceptions!!

Of course there are.  I firmly believe you can succeed in a home-based business, and, in fact, I'm doing it as we speak -- a medical transcription service I've been killing myself in for 19 years, and my new business on the internet.  But do you hear me promising you ANYTHING?  Do you hear me making any predictions for your future?

No, you don't.

Because your success or failure, your income potential, and the speed with which you recoup any investment depends entirely on YOU.  Anyone who promises that their "program," or their "secret," or their "turn-key business" is your ticket to financial freedom is LYING to you.

Most people searching for "the perfect business" are desperate to escape a 9-to-5 job, so they won't believe me.  They'll believe the con artist.... because they WANT TO BELIEVE.  That's why it is crucial to put every opportunity to the test.... to learn what questions to ask and what answers to expect.

Many times you won't get any answer at all.... but still, people line up in droves to buy into those "opportunities."  Sometimes you'll get a great-sounding answer from a good-looking guy in an expensive three-piece suit.  And no matter how big a lie he's telling you, I guarantee people will be slobbering over themselves in their eagerness to buy whatever "Business In A Box" he happens to be peddling.

So you need to learn to tell "the right answer" from "the wrong answer."

If it's the wrong answer.... suggest a warm and cozy place they might put their "opportunity," treat yourself to a night out (or a new house) with the money you just saved, and keep looking.

Every time you're tempted to whip out the old checkbook or (worse!) credit card as the first step down that golden road to "Financial Independence," you MUST have answers to all your questions.... and more importantly, they must be the RIGHT answers.  Five out of six "right" answers isn't good enough.  I get tons of e-mails from people who say, "There's only one thing that bothers me."  ONE THING IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!  Before you invest any money, EVERY QUESTION should be answered to your COMPLETE SATISFACTION or they don't get a dime of your hard-earned cash!

The "Biz Op" racket is an epidemic!  These bums are multiplying faster than fleas!!  If you've ever answered an ad for a "biz op," you're on every list in the universe.  Unless you build up your defenses through education, they'll get you in the end.

Now, who can tell me what we learned in our first assignment?

That's right!....

NEVER BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY:
"OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOAL."


The Biz-Op Scumbeezles
have ONE mission, and ONE mission only:

TO MAKE THEMSELVES RICH(ER) USING YOUR MONEY


Now let's take a short potty break.

Take me back to the Scams 101 Index!

Gather 'round, Kiddies!     

What does "Making a Bundle on eBay" mean to you?  How about spending every waking moment hunting down products, taking pictures, writing listings, and RElisting all the stuff that didn't sell (as in "most of it")?  Oh yes, then there's standing in line at the Post Office for 17 years... and don't forget counting that profit on your ten little toes.

Granted, that's how a lot of people do it (including more than a few Power Sellers)... but that isn't the way smart business owners do it.  Once you learn to write killer ad copy and combine eBay selling with tried & true email marketing techniques (on autopilot no less), you'll have time to actually enjoy some of that money (what a concept!).

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS!  Research all business opportunities thoroughly, and never blow off other people's bad experiences.  Ask around (and listen!).  The Scams101 Message Board is a good place to start.  What's that?  You've found a Biz Op and you're wondering if it's endorsed by FIB?...  Not unless it's listed in MaaMaw's Magnificent Toolbox.





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