When looking for a business, things are not always what they seem. If you stop for a moment to analyze what you are seeing before joining an offer, you’ll probably save a lot of money, a lot of your time and a lot of frustration.
Some things to look at before joining:
The Company Website: This is easy… one half-way talented individual can go to Wix and build a Site in a few days that looks like some multi-national conglomerate. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Payment Processors: There are several. Some are even free. With a few bucks to set it up it will look like your sending money to a big business. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Company Name: They will make up something that sounds fabulous but is really just a Postal Box. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Incorporated: Is it really? Check with the State where they claim to do business. Is their mailing address in the same State where they claim to be a Corporation. They may be incorporated in Nevada or Delaware, but they have their operation elsewhere. Some may just say they are an Inc. or an LLC… but are not. Check with the local BBB also. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Their Products: Do they make their own? If not, it could just be a private label operation with questionable product quality. Be careful. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Shipping: Are the products sent from their stated location or do the products come from some completely different place? Does it take a long time to get the product once you order? Could mean the ‘company’ is behind in their payments to the distributor. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Calling Customer Service: Do you get a recording saying they have a ‘high call volume’ and will get back to you if you will leave a message. It could be a One-Man Operation.
Be careful. 80% of the time a new business fails within the first 18 months. Do not waste your time. Another reason to be careful is that these fly-by-night people just want your ‘enrollment’ fee. I do not like seeing people’s dreams shattered.
Oh, sure… they will try to keep things going for a while to collect more and more enrollments, but most could care less about you using any products. They just want more enrollment fees.
A few years ago, one such operation was finally shut down by the Government and it was estimated the owner had taken in around $43,000,000.00 in the couple of years he operated.
Please do some research before you sign-up with anyone! It could be a One-Man Operation.