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article imageOp-Ed: Work At Home, Surveys, Telemarketing and Other Stuff

By William Charles Baker     Nov 24, 2010 in Business
Turn on the radio, talk, sports or whatever it doesn’t seem to matter the hype wants you to believe that this is the best thing that could happen to you. Why? Because now you can work from home and grasp the American dream.
Stand in unemployment for awhile and you get a better sense of the direction that the country is headed. Turn on the radio, talk, sports or whatever it doesn’t seem to matter the hype wants you to believe that this is the best thing that could happen to you. Why? Because now you can work from home and grasp the American dream. The dream that was so elusive when you were getting paid what you were worth a few months ago.
So let’s take the super highway through the jungle and sparing the names still identify the villains that you know so well. Do a survey and make a few dollars here and there. You have a choice get points or enter some contest or get actual cash. Yes, only a few, maybe two or three and you say wow this is ok. Until the next one is a freebie based on the need to know what areas you qualify for future surveys. With the damn groceries and dog food queries and the same questions asked different ways a hundred times you throw up in disgust with it all. But somebody must be making money at this because there they are smiling beside a testimonial.
Not to be forgotten is the infamous contest where your survey might win you some prize that of course is so wonderful that money is overshadowed. Really! Or points that you can accumulate something like the old cigarette gimmick where you could smoke yourself senseless then go to the catalog and get a gift.
If having tired of surveys you can now proceed to telemarketing or the newest variation of appointment setting. Call your neighbors or from a list and get a representative in the door for whatever the sorely needed product or service might be. Give them a free gift then show a vacuum cleaner or a security system. All you have to do is get the man in the door. Wow and for the effort you stay at home and only have to worry about your telephone bills and appointments not kept by either party. In that case you go bust but keep calling.
Have a laptop and half a day to play with affiliate marketing by driving others here and there to sites that want visitors and you are now an internet entrepreneur, I guess. Like crabs in a barrel the one that gets out now has the chance to tout and in that realm the tent to success and untold riches opens wider than ever. As a past disciple of the work at home craze I can tell you the only one I ever met under the tent was P.T. Barnum.
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