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How to protect your personal and business interests from Malware and Viruses

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In our Worldprofit technical support department we often hear from customers who have suffered from identity theft, or had their business operations grind to a halt due to computer viruses, or have had unauthorized access to their bank accounts due to malware and other viruses. Not only is is upsetting it can cost you time, frustration, loss of identity, even loss of income and data.

So evil and clever are the creator of these viruses and malware programs they can lurk unnoticed on your computer for days, months or years. These malicious programs can steal your login details, track your keystrokes, or harvest your computer as a clone for file and virus distribution without your knowledge.

The best way to protect yourself is with a purchased paid Virus Detection program. The anti virus software that is offered free does not offer anywhere near the protection offered by paid for programs.

I recommend my customers use Kaspersky Labs Total System protection. Secure your home computer or organization with ultimate protection for all your devices. In case you are wondering if I am getting a kickback for this recommendation, the answer is no. I simply use and like the product and wish to make this recommendation to save people the hassle and headache of viruses and malware. Even savvy computer users have fallen victim to malware. The cost of Kaspersky is very small.

Canadian customers can download Kaspersky at http://www.kaspersky.ca/

American customers access at http://www.Kaspersky.com

The Author:

Sandi Hunter, is Co-Founder and President of Worldprofit Inc. Started in 1994, Worldprofit has helped people worldwide grow their own successful online business with comprehensive training, support and resources for newbies to more seasoned affiliate marketers.

Note: If you are reading this and not yet a Worldprofit member, you’re missing out on valuable training to help you learn how to earn at home from reputable online sources. Worldprofit provides training, resources, software and support for people who want to learn how to earn at home from reputable online sources. Find out why for over 20 years now Worldprofit has been the # 1 popular choice for online home business training. Join over two million people worldwide who trust Worldprofit for online training and support at http://www.worldprofitassociates.com

January 19th, 2016 Posted by | business, Consumer Protection, Home Business, How To, internet, internet marketing, Marketing, small business coaching | no comments

How to pick a legitimate online business opportunity

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You’ve seen the emails, the offers, the promises and the claims. Everyone it seems has a way to help you make money online.

But how do you know who you can trust? How do you know what system works? How do you protect yourself?

The fact is that you CAN earn money online from legitimate sources, here’s what to look for when picking an online business opportunity.

Products or Services with actual value

Many companies including large companies like Amazon and ClickBank offer what is known as an Affiliate marketing program, or sometimes called a Reseller program. This allows you to promote a company’s products or services and earn a commission when a sale is made through your website link.   The key in knowing what is legitimate is to be sure you are actually promoting a real product, or a digital product, or an actually service.  Beware of selling anything that seems without substance, and has no real market value.   An example of something suspect would be getting paid to recruit people into a program who have not paid any money to do so.  All business online and off works when there is an exchange of money for a product or service.    Pyramid schemes exist online and off and are an example of focus on recruitment into a program rather then the sale of an actual product. In the case of a pyramid scheme, and example is someone paying to join a program but receives no product or service of REAL value in return.  In short, make sure that you are actually selling something of value.

Customer Service and Support

Legitimate companies that sell actual products and services will support or service what they sell. In other words, good companies will have a Customer Support Department, or a Service Department or Technical Support division to assist customers who have either bought a product or intend to do so.    Reputable companies offer this support in any number of ways, online chat, support forums, Twitter, Facebook, telephone support, or online support.

Time in business

Legitimate business opportunities most trustworthy are often those that have stood the test of time.  On the web it is very easy to set up a company, sell questionable products and services, then disappear into the night when the business practices come into question.   When picking an online business opportunity select a company that has been around for at least a few years. Companies that continue to exist are usually those that demonstrate an interest in keeping their customers happy, are accountable, and adhere to policy and legislation that permits them to provide a product or service.

Reputation

When picking a reputable business opportunity people will often look to review sites for feedback from others. This can offer you some interesting details about what people think about a company and how the company responds to complaints.  In reading the reviews though keep an open mind knowing that no company exists without complaints against it. Good companies that you would want to associate with, are those that try to address customer complaints or resolve issues brought to their attention.  People with an axe to grind will sometime post negative reviews and hide in the anonymity of that post.  So be  smart when reading review sites, and look for dates, patterns or themes and try to separate the intelligent comments from the less helpful and questionable ones.

Look before you leap

When you decide on which business opportunity you wish to join, be sure to take your time and read over what you are agreeing to before you sign on the dotted line or hit the submit button. Determine what your up front cost is, your monthly cost (if any), your ongoing cost? What happens if you want to cancel, is there a guarantee, or is there any long term obligation or a penalty for cancelling?  Find out how your sales will be tracked, how often will you paid, for which services and how will you be paid.

In summary, here are 5 questions to ask yourself for any company you are considering for a home business opportunity.

1. How long has the company been in business? What is their reputation?

2. What is the product or service you will be selling? What is the value in the market place? There should ALWAYS be a product or service being sold.

3. What is the initial cost to get started in the business? What do you get for that amount of money? What are the ongoing costs?

4. What kind of support or service will you receive as an Affiliate Marketer or Reseller for the company to help you make sales? What kind of support of service will the people you refer receive when they make a purchase?

5. How much money are you paid by this company when you make a sale, how often, and how will your sales be tracked?

These questions and information contained within are a guideline to help you make a smart decision about an online business opportunity that is right for you.

One final bit of advise. Once you have found a company to represent be sure to be realistic about your earnings and accept some responsibility for your own success.  At the end of the day, your success comes down to you, and your efforts.  It won’t matter what business opportunity you select if you don’t take the time to learn about the program, learn how to market online, and make an honest consistent effort to build your own success.

I hope this has helped you so you can select one or more legitimate companies and you can join the growing population of people making money at home using the power of the web.

About the Author: Sandi Hunter is Co-Founder of Worldprofit Inc. For over twenty years, Worldprofit provides training, support and specialized software to help people worldwide earn online through affiliate marketing.  http://www.sandihunter.com

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January 12th, 2016 Posted by | authors, Blogging, business, Consumer Protection, Home Business, Home Business Bootcamp, How To, internet marketing, Marketing, Online Jobs | no comments

Beware of DNS Services “Invoices”

Everyone who owns a website should be aware of this!

We are reposting the blog posts below to alert domain hosting customers to a company called DNS Services. DNS Services is  sending out invoice letters based on information retrieved from public DNS records to solicit people into purchasing an unnecessary nonsense service.

If you receive this letter do NOT pay it.

Below is the blog post accompanied by a copy of a letter from DNS so you can see what it looks like.

http://www.bedandbreakfastnetwork.com/blog/finance/dns-services-managed-dns-backup-business-service-is-fake-and-fraudulent.html

OPENSRS and other domain registrars have been alerted to the problem as well and are alerting their customers.

http://www.opensrs.com/blog/2013/01/beware-of-dns-services-invoices/

Here is the alert sent out by the Better Business Bureau to warn unsuspecting customers (over 100 complaints received about the company called “MANAGED DNS BACKUP BUSINESS SERVICES`.)

http://alaskaoregonwesternwashington.bbb.org/article/dns-services-solicitations-resemble-invoices-39807

January 29th, 2013 Posted by | Consumer Protection, Customer Service | no comments