Any Success from Work from Home Ventures?

Updated on October 27, 2008
M.S. asks from Villa Park, IL
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I am wondering if anyone has had any success is any of the work from home websites. I would like to bring in a little extra money, and it seems that everything I find online asks for money upfront and I am just afraid of getting scammed. I want to find something I can do from home online. Any suggestions would be much appreicated!

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answers from Chicago on

Greetings, I don't know if you found what you were looking for, but, I thought I would share some info on an amazing work at home business. It is registered with the better business bureau, and involves, no selling, no meetings, no fees, and no money investment. Check out the website and see for yourself. J.



answers from Chicago on

Good Afternoon ,

This Home Based Opportunity can change your Life !! This is the ONLY home based business that has ever worked for me and I hope it's a good solution for you as truly is an incredible home based career !!

This email is very long but very informative. You can either call me anytime after reviewing this at ###-###-#### or email me at [email protected] help many, many people work from their homes WITHOUT having to deal with Products, Inventory or COLD Calling.


Here are a few recorded calls about the business (about 10 min.): (Optional)

Michael Jones, National Sales Director: ###-###-####
Rebecca Blacka, National Sales Director: ###-###-####

* 60 minutes did a big special on our homebased company:

About Ameriplan:

* 16 year old (debt free) SOLID Industry Leader (not a start up Company)
* Has been recognized and featured in:

* US News & World Report
* The New York Times
* Wall Street Journal
* American Medical Review
* American Business Review
* Amazing Credentials with the US Chamber of Commerce, Dun &
Bradstreet, Consumer Health Alliance, Direct Sellers Association
National Association of Dental Plans, Dallas Texas Retailers and
so many more !!!

Here are some of the things we do offer

* Daily Pay
* 401k Benefit package & Direct Deposit
* FREE Live Support
* FREE Dental, Vision, Prescription & Chiropractic (for entire household)
* FREE Broker Leads
* FREE Business Cards

*Flexibility - work your own hours. No matter how busy you are or what your schedule is, you can work with our company on YOUR time.

* Residual Income - This is where you get paid over and over for work you did one time. Like a Royalty. Right now, most people earn "linear Income" which is basically the income you receive working a typical "job". You get paid once or twice a month for work you did in that time frame. That's it - one payment - one time. Our business allows you to continue earning over and over for work done only once !!

* Exceptional Training - All your business training is complimentary. We do not charge for the great tools and resources you are provided as you learn how to achieve your income goals.

* Web Sites - 5 Advanced Web Sites that allow you some great versatility in your business !!

There are 2 opportunities with Ameriplan....I work both of them. Plan Specialist & Recruiter for the company. I enjoy helping people with the benefits they need and also train people to work a VERY LEGITIMATE home based business. It is a very rewarding, enjoyable and profitable home based Opportunity !!

The Business consists of marketing these affordable benefit plans as well as recruiting people to work from the comfort of their homes as well. ALL Training is done at home and there is NO Experience necessary.....anyone can succeed in this...our training is phenomenal !!

Ameriplan offers 4 discount benefit plans. We have found that over 70% of Americans are either NOT insured or under-insured. We also have a Diabetic program, Prescription Advocacy program and many more. We have well over 2 Million benefit members to date and growing very fast.....

BUT....this is NOT insurance, so you don't need a license and you DO NOT need to understand anything about the healthcare industry at all. I certainly do not. Many people shy away from Ameriplan because they feel they need to become an expert in either insurance or the healthcare industry....NOT true, you just need to learn our benefits plans....simple.

What we actually do is set up our home office like a "call center". Our Corporate office is in Dallas, TX. We have over 250 full timers there working for us and their entire job is to support us Brokers at home. There are over 50,000 home business owners with Ameriplan across the US today. This is a very large corporation and we are still growing very fast.

***In a Nutshell.....what we do is market Ameriplan in 2 different ways:

First Opportunity: We market to people who want to save money on their health benefits. They answer our ad campaigns or pick up one of our business cards....however you are marketing, and calling our number or registering on our company web sites. My Benefits web site is We call these people back and talk to them for a few minutes. We basically follow a very simple short script and fill out their benefit membership application. We find out what exactly they are looking, medical etc....Then we electronically submit it to Ameriplan online. Ameriplan takes over from there. They service all the customers you bring in ....we never call this customer back and they never call us back again either.

Second Opportunity: We market the business. I enjoy marketing the business and I spend the majority of my time recruiting new people. People like you and me who want to work from their homes. People answer our ad campaigns and call our numbers or register for more information on our company web sites....mine is We then call these people back, spend about 10 or 15 minutes answering questions etc...and if they are interested, we enroll them. Some enroll right away and some over a few days or so. I have many stay at home moms, dads, retirees, college students, professionals, husband & wife teams etc....All looking for just some extra cash, maybe a hobby or like me...Financial Freedom and to retire in 2 to 4 years.....the journey getting there is so exciting and I just love to introduce this business to others so that they too can have all their dreams come true !! This can be a life changing home based career !!

So you see....there are NO products. We just handle some applications from the comfort of our homes and submit to Ameriplan online or they can enroll themselves on our web sites if they want. We NEVER do any telemarketing or cold calling. We just call people who have already requested more information from us....just like you did. We are just the "middle man" setting up people's memberships/brokerships with Ameriplan....and of course we are taught HOW to market the business and benefits to them.

How We Earn an Income from Home

We get payments in 2 different ways. First...Ameriplan pays us a commission for every application we submit. For a membership application on a new benefit customer we get between $6 and $18 per application, based upon which benefit plan they have chosen.......The lower end commission is for the dental plan and the higher end is full family medical including all the other benefits. This amount is not just a one time earning...we get paid this amount every month on the same family...month after month and year after year. Or, if you choose, you can get advance pay (6 months) for each family which is from $36 to $108....and your residuals will start at the 6th month. Now remember, this is what you get for just typing up their application and submitting to our corporate office in Dallas. They service these customers for you (billing, any questions, sending out provider books and health cards etc...)

For an IBO (Independent Business Owner) application, we receive $15 per IBO (broker) at enrollment "as earned" or $90 "advanced" (6 months) at enrollment. This too is paid month after month and year after year. You received Daily anyone you enroll today...your pay goes out to you tomorrow. Your business does build up quickly.....EXAMPLE: If I enrolled 5 IBO's today I would receive either $75 (as earned) or $450 (advance), sent out tomorrow and on the advance, the $15 residual would start at the 6 month.

Residual income is similar to a Royalty. You do the work one time and you get paid over and over again for it. It doesn't matter if you introduced the person into Ameriplan years ago, you continue to earn your money. EXAMPLE: If over a few years you had 1000 dental members at $6 commission every month on each family, you would be making $6,000 a month.....every month on just your dental customers !! There is a 90% retention rate for your members keeping their plans !! So you can plan on keeping your members and collecting your residuals.

This business really does build up ...... imagine if you enrolled 10 new customers a month for the next two years....5 years etc.....the income you would be making would be incredible.

Once you do start enrolling new IBO's (brokers)....they start to build their teams too. As you move up to different levels in your will start to make overrides on the people below you too. So it is not just you working the business....we really are a team of people working together and growing....and in 2 to 4 years or sooner you will be making well over $100,000 in LIFETIME residual income. If you decide to take a few months will still get paid.

Visit: to see how you move up with the company...under compensation, and how the overrides work. You can also enroll yourself on this web site to start your business. Click on "get started today" and fill out the application....I will receive an email of a new broker and get you started right away.

This business is YOURS. You OWN it. You are the BOSS and CEO. Your paychecks will come from AmeriplanUSA and be addressed to you. You can "will" this business to a spouse of your children if something ever happened to you and then your residual income checks will be addressed to them. Whatever you made monthly, they will get monthly. It's a way you can leave behind a financial legacy and take care of your family. I don't know of any "job" that will continue to pay your family once you are gone !!!!

Job Qualifications

You must be comfortable talking on the phone and using a computer.

It is required that you attend a 1 hour orientation call after enrollment. It is in the evenings and is offered a couple of different times during the week....or you can listen to the recorded call...24/7. You don't have to go anywhere to attend this meeting.

We're looking for someone who can devote at least 2 - 3 hours a day or more. More would be great, if it's less....that's OK, but we're really looking for 2 - 3 hours a day.

The Benefit Plan

We have over 2 million members on these benefit programs. Some of the companies that we work with are Sears, JC Penny's, WalMart, CVS, Lenscrafters, Pearl Vision, K-Mart, Eckerds and so many more.

For a family who needs dental/vision/prescription/chiropractic benefits, the cost is only $19.95 a month for a household. Discounted up to 80%....very affordable. We also offer full medical which does include our dental plan and other benefits too. This is only $39.95 for household. Just medical is $29.95 for household and Medical/Dental/vision/prescription/chiropractic/legal services/auto club/identity theft is only $59.95 per household and it is a household up to 20 people.

So you can see how if 70% of all Americans need benefits, these programs are very affordable to them.

Group Sales

A very profitable way to market your business is to Companies or Businesses...or Group sales. So many companies do NOT have benefits for their employees. Big Companies, mom & pop shops, temp agencies...all kinds. You would get paid commission per person in that company. Imagine a company with 100 employees or more....that would be a very nice income on your group sales alone!!


An Overview of the Business:

Ameriplan provides you with 5 advertising web sites to market your business. You get a web site to monitor your earnings and enrollments and also your email.

I would be your personal mentor along with the training calls and programs that we have to help you with our business.

Ameriplan will service all of your customers for you so you do not have to. You will have time to continue working on your business instead.

Your entire family receives Dental/Vision/Prescription/Chriopractic.

You will automatically receive $2,500 in accidental death & dismemberment insurance that will increase with your time with the company and your promotions.

Please remember that all of your training is done from the comfort of your home, you will NOT have to go anywhere to do this business.....of course if you want to you can run it like you want.

Your IBO Kit

You will receive this within a week of your enrollment and in it will be DVD's, applications, brochures, Your Business at Home Magazines, Labels.....just about everything to get you started including a $50 voucher for our online sales aid store where you can stock up on more marketing tools and supplies.


TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS (Enrollment): Basic Program

There is a VERY small cost of $25 (this cost is waiving the first months overhead as well as the $20 application fee, promotion ends 10/31/08 at 5:oopm CST) to start your business which covers your broker kit AND your first months overhead fee of $50 (. ALL Businesses have overhead fees, there wouldn't be a business without them. After enrollment there there is a $50 monthly overhead fee which will be deducted from your commissions. Most people have an income the first month......once covered, it will be covered forever because you get paid residual income that carries over from month to month and you will never see it again. If for some reason you did not have an income the first will be deducted from the CC you used to enroll with. The overhead fee is for the upkeep of all your web sites, Ameriplan taking care of your back office, billing etc....all was listed in this email.

There are NO investments fees !!!! And....your business is 100% tax deductible and an excellent tax shelter for you. You are able to write off at the end of the year portion of your mortgage/rent, heat, electric, phone, internet service, mileage and so much more......

We also have a new program called the TOP Program (Trainer Optional Program)....this a totally optional add-on bonus program. Does not have anything to do with the program I just explained....but it is something that you can enroll into if you want to.....This program is incredible....It launches in May but you can enroll into it now if you want. This program changes the 2 to 4 years to making over $100,000 in LIFETIME residual income to 6 to 12 months. We can discuss this when we talk. Click the box below and get some information about Ameriplan and also the new Tops Program.

View the New Bonus Marketing Plan Webinar Here!


Please Contact Me

This company has really been a blessing to me and my family. It has given us a great deal of financial freedom and growing fast. Please take your time reviewing all this information and links and let me know if this is a good solution for you and your family.

I do look forward to talking with you and to answer all of your questions/concerns that you may have.

Have a Fantastic Day !!!

M. Menzel

[email protected]



answers from Chicago on

I agree with Direct Sales. You can find a great article on it in Oprah's O magazine and how it is THE best business to be in. My company (health and wellness - which is growing by leaps and bounds) affords me 35% of what I sell AND a white Mercedes at a certain level. Can't beat products that are all natural, needed by everyone who has skin and hair, and can get 80% off for your needs as well. Wonderful products for those young and beautiful children of yours, along with vitamins, aromatherapy, weightloss, makeup, skincare and more..... Now who do you know that doesn't use at least one of these products on a daily basis???? PLUS, sign up for your business is just $29!!! Sound good? It is more than good, it's fantastic. Don't believe just yet? Get Oprah's magazine and research for yourself. Email me if you want more info. It's the best! Good luck to you!!



answers from Chicago on

Hi M., My name is L., I live in Downers Grove and have 5 Children. I have meet a group of awesome Moms that had the same desire I did, We all wanted to make an income without leaving our children.

As I'm sure you know, there are all kinds of work from home idea's out their now, and Ive tried a few, they were either scams, cost a fortune it join or just didn't work for me.

I have found out about a reputable on line wellness store that is much like Costco or Sam's club, they are a consumer wholesale direct store. their products are safer for you and your family, healthier for everyone and the environment and cheaper than any major store, even Walmart or Target. Their products are all guaranteed to work as well if not better than what we are buying now, or your money back, no questions asked.

They are so sure that you will love their store, they are now offering to give you 100.00 in free products just for trying them!

We are working in partnership, using our first hand knowledge of their store and awesome products. Word of mouth referring is their only advertising. So just for telling people about them, I get a check.

Now for my business, I do not have stock, inventory, deliver products, collect money, do billing or collections, all I do is tell people where to shop to save money and keep their family healthy.

This is so easy to learn, and fun to do, and there is no risk! Here are some informative websites you can check out for yourself. and This really works! You and nothing to lose! This is truly an awesome opportunity.



answers from Chicago on

I have never tried any work from home because I really don't believe that it exist' (at least what I would need to make). I was looking for the same so I hope you get some responses. I decided to go into the direct selling field and I am very content with it thus far... It did cost me $149 to start but I made it back with my first show- I get 30% of show sales and the company average is $750.00 per show- The $149 got me over $1000 in product (jewelry) that was mine to keep and enough supplies to do at least 4-5 shows. I love it and the money is great! For part-time it sure beats anything that I have ever tried! I worked at the mall part time for extra holiday money and I really felt like I wasted my time. I make at least $150-$300 per show and I wasn't even making that for 3 nights of work at the mall and I make my own schedule (Bonus) for me since I have a 3 year old son and my husband goes to school 2 nights per week- Here is my website if you want to check it out. The jewelry is absolutely beautiful! It practically sells itself! Please feel free to contact me if you would like more details. You will find my contact info on my site. Thanks and good luck to you!



answers from Chicago on

The only legit work from home that I know about it babysitting. :-)

I have also done typing and translations from home.

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