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Postby Seraphim » Tue May 09, 2006 6:46 pm

I am wanting to work from home. I am looking at two buisness's which one would be more profitable? I amasking you guys because I know there is some super intelligent people here who's opinions I respect.
http://www.ourgv.com/corporate/Business ... plate1.asp

http://www.leathermedic.com/

Thank you so much!!!

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Postby junkie christ » Tue May 09, 2006 8:15 pm

the first link is part of a scam company that used to have a base in johnson city too
its a scam
it has a link marked the million dollar club for god sakes
you think people that make a large from working at home want to tell you how to do it too?
not unless your under them in the pyramid

the second link just looks iffy.

best bet in working at home is starting your own buisness or doing net statistics for a tracking company (something im highly debating doing myself actually).
my office for my company is at home and i make good money doing on-site IT, but i work for a company and we are trying to get a local lot again, plus i spend most of my time driving to the next customer, so im a bad example.
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Postby Seraphim » Tue May 09, 2006 9:41 pm

Thank you for the information. I have talked to people involved in the ourgv website that say they are making lots of money. Especially the CEO Chad Shapiro. I will look into the net statistics. I used to do some web design for a local company, but I was trained by someone else on how to do it. I just get really tired of working the 9 to 5 and not being paid a decent salary. If you have any other ideas send them my way!!

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Postby DarkVader » Tue May 09, 2006 11:30 pm

wow - that site looks so remarkably like a scam, I can't imagine it being anything else.

now, it might be the only site out of thousands like it that isn't a scam - but I've seen sites claiming that business plan before, and they are all scams.

So, if it quacks like a scam... you see if it's made of wood. And if it weighs the same as a duck, it must be a scam. So, let's burn it!
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Postby footprintzinthesand » Tue May 09, 2006 11:43 pm

This might help... worth a try...

http://www.bbb.org/
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Postby necrosynthesis » Wed May 10, 2006 3:44 am

Your best bet is an ebay business. Drop shipping is where it's at. ;)
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Re: Wanting to work from home..

Postby iblis » Thu May 11, 2006 7:41 pm

Seraphim wrote:I am wanting to work from home.

everyone is. few can. it really depends on what you can do, how good you are at it, and how good you are at convincing someone that it's the best thing for them.

kind of like selling drugs, or yourself...
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Postby Asher » Thu May 11, 2006 9:45 pm

i work from home doing web design/graphic art...

i also talk to myself a lot..-shifty eyes-

i should probably get out some.
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Postby TiredUnhappy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:52 pm

I too am looking for work from home, but it's hard to find a good outlet. Ebay doesn't seem as profitable as it was in the past, atleast not for what I was looking into. Hope you find something. 8-)
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Postby necrosynthesis » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:09 pm

Ebay doesn't seem as profitable as it was in the past


It's not. Ebay keeps jacking up the seller fees, which forces sellers to raise the shipping cost and include hidden fees, which in turn, forces buyers to say "screw ebay." I sustained myself for a year and a half selling budget studio monitors (speakers for recording studios). I only raised the price a little, in order to undercut competition, so when ebay doubled seller fees, my profit was cut in half. It's still possible to make money on feebay, but unfortunately, you have to be a lot more shady about it now.

Also, it's always been true that a seller must be prepared to work more than 50 hours a week, spending 8-12 hours in front of the computer a day. That's if you do drop shipping. If you're crazy enough to handle your own product, then there's the hassle of packing and shipping, etc.
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Postby TiredUnhappy » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:09 pm

My mom sells alot of things on ebay and makes a killing. She's just one of the few people who has found an outlet on there that still makes money. I actually sat down with the products I sell in person (for my business) and tried to figure how much I would make selling them on ebay...and it seems I'll probably lose money on there. Kind of sad.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:00 pm

I recently was driving home from work and they were having a work from home expo. I went by just to check it out and score some free stuff ( I won a 25 dollar gift certificate from the pampered chef which is prolly equal to spoon they are soo expensive). They also had avon, some new agey herb type shit, and some others that were generally expensive, and no one I know would buy the stuff its so corny. I think if you go that route, with the home parties and such, most people only buy the stuff because they feel sorry for you, lol.

I'd say opening a brothel might be lucrative though ;)
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Postby TiredUnhappy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:01 pm

I do pampered chef, and that stuff sells like crazy because it's popular, and it actually lasts. If you sign up for it, they send you like...300 something dollars worth of free product, and all you do is 4 shows. Then you never have to do it again. To me that's worth it because all you pay is 90$ to start up. and you'll easily make that back in the 4 shows. Plus you have all this free product. I like to cook so it's worth it to me. 8-)

also, 25$ will get you more than you think because the stoneware is the only really expensive stuff.
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Postby junkie christ » Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:34 pm

necrosynthesis wrote:
Ebay doesn't seem as profitable as it was in the past


It's not. Ebay keeps jacking up the seller fees, which forces sellers to raise the shipping cost and include hidden fees, which in turn, forces buyers to say "screw ebay." I sustained myself for a year and a half selling budget studio monitors (speakers for recording studios). I only raised the price a little, in order to undercut competition, so when ebay doubled seller fees, my profit was cut in half. It's still possible to make money on feebay, but unfortunately, you have to be a lot more shady about it now.

Also, it's always been true that a seller must be prepared to work more than 50 hours a week, spending 8-12 hours in front of the computer a day. That's if you do drop shipping. If you're crazy enough to handle your own product, then there's the hassle of packing and shipping, etc.
i blame the ebay price jack on shit like "i sold it on ebay"
same time the prices doubled.
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Postby DarkVader » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:28 pm

TiredUnhappy wrote:I do pampered chef, and that stuff sells like crazy because it's popular, and it actually lasts. If you sign up for it, they send you like...300 something dollars worth of free product, and all you do is 4 shows. Then you never have to do it again. To me that's worth it because all you pay is 90$ to start up. and you'll easily make that back in the 4 shows. Plus you have all this free product. I like to cook so it's worth it to me. 8-)

also, 25$ will get you more than you think because the stoneware is the only really expensive stuff.


I dunno. I just looked at the website, and I didn't see anything that jumped out and said "you must cook with this".

And I'm a sucker for a good kitchen gadget.
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Postby TiredUnhappy » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:14 pm

My favorite things of theirs are the fluted baking pan, because you can make cakes in the microwave with it, that are extremely moist and tasty... I also use the food chopper alot, and I REALLY use the measure all thing. Basically it has two sides, one for putting liquids in, and one for packing solids in. If you use like...brown sugar, you can easily pack it into the solids end and then you push down (like a push pop) and it will get it all out. It has been very useful to me. They have wonderful scrapers, which are an all in one so the handle doesn't break and they are resistant to like...450 degrees. They have wonderful stones too, for baking pizzas or whatever. I love the stoneware. Anyways, you really have to try it out (like in a show) to get a good feel for how wonderful the products are. That's why people end up buying stuff at shows, because the products sell themselves.
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Postby iblis » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:01 pm

DarkVader wrote:
TiredUnhappy wrote:I do pampered chef, and that stuff sells like crazy because it's popular, and it actually lasts. If you sign up for it, they send you like...300 something dollars worth of free product, and all you do is 4 shows. Then you never have to do it again. To me that's worth it because all you pay is 90$ to start up. and you'll easily make that back in the 4 shows. Plus you have all this free product. I like to cook so it's worth it to me. 8-)

also, 25$ will get you more than you think because the stoneware is the only really expensive stuff.


I dunno. I just looked at the website, and I didn't see anything that jumped out and said "you must cook with this".

And I'm a sucker for a good kitchen gadget.

you restrict your gadgets to the kitchen?

that's the first i'd heard of it. :D
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Postby DarkVader » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:00 pm

iblis wrote:you restrict your gadgets to the kitchen?

that's the first i'd heard of it. :D


I'm sorry, where did you get "restrict" from that?

Kitchen, bedroom, wherever. :mrgeen:
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Postby ZKitten » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:47 pm

there are alternitives to ebay-
like blujay.com,
theyre free and plan on staying that way.
working at home is a dream for many,
but its really hard and unless you have an edge,
its not really worth it,
i do my jewlery thing, i dont make nearly enough.
then there's the insurence thing, and the taxes thing...
gest to be very frustrating...
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