Home based businesses have been around long before there was an Internet. Many of these have involved selling some kind of product, such as Avon or Tupperware, and they have been legitimate ways of earning a side income.
But even as new business models and opportunities have sprung up online, so too has the fear and suspicion of such methods of earning an income.
Part of the reason for this is a large number of scams that have been spawned on the Internet alongside the legitimate business opportunities, sometimes overwhelming them. These involve such bogus schemes as envelope stuffing or pyramid schemes that involve no products but instead focus on recruiting others (both of which predate the Internet by a wide margin). Unfortunately, as often happens, the legitimate home-based opportunities are overwhelmed by the scams.
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