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If anyone out there has found a legitimate work from home opportunity where my success isn’t dependent upon me giving you a list of names or trying to sell anything to my family or friends, will you please let the rest of us know about it.

With the vast amount of information on the internet, a couple of years ago I decided to look for work from home opportunities. My search has only resulted in my spam mailbox being bombarded with hundreds of emails. Oh when will it stop! They try to sucker you in by saying you can make from hundreds to even thousands of dollars a day, yeah right — and all I have to do to get started is give them my name, email address and $49.00 (or whatever) — even though I don’t know what it is I’m buying. I’m not talking about software or books. I mean, what is the business, what will I be expected to do. Only once was I tempted enough to send away for a “free” cd — all I had to do was pay $9.95 for shipping/handling. So I figured I was willing to give up that much. I eagerly awaited the arrival of the cd only to be disappointed. Oh it came alright, only it still didn’t tell me anything. It was just a video of a guy and his wife sitting by the pool in the backyard of their dream home, talking about how great life is now that they discovered “this business.” Still no info about what exactly the business was, or what was expected of you. But to find out more they wanted money. Well that ended my curiosity. No financial freedom kit for this chica.

Ok, back to the emails. Lately I’ve been getting spam emails from the same people or companies around four times a week. I usually just delete them, but occasionally I’ll check out a few here and there –just to make sure I don’t miss out on some great opportunity. If you do actually go to the link in the email you will see a video presentation or this very, very, very long written sales pitch, interspersed with photos of a beautiful home, expensive cars, and smiling people on vacation. Some of them also include computer screen shots to prove how much money they are making, or to show you all you have to do is fill out these forms to make money. Yada, yada, yada. I think it all boils down to this — its just another sales pitch to get your money.

Becoming a day trader (stocks, and currency) is about the only thing I know of that you can do in the comfort of your own home and make money. Granted it’s risky, because you can make money but you will lose money too. Like any other profession, it is a skill that needs to be developed. Lately, I’ve been hearing of something called a “Virtual Assistant.” I don’t know much about that except it’s like a secretary/assistant who works from home for clients located anywhere in the country. So now I turn the question over to anyone out there reading this post — “Are there any legitimate work from home opportunities where my success isn’t dependent upon me preying upon my family or friends?” If so, please let the rest of us know about it by sending in your comments to this post. Thanks and have a great day!

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