This debates been going on ever since online business began. Generally when you rate something you give it a scale of measure. If you rate something out of ten with ten being the highest value and five average it then becomes easier to judge what is being measured. You are actually making a decision on whether something is poor average or good and making your intentions clearer to understand by rating.You would expect that the “best rated online business” would measure up to at least nine or ten out of ten in scale. The question must be asked though, what justifies giving an online business a ten out of ten rating. Now we know there are very good, average and very bad online businesses but which is which?Someone trying to sell you a bad online business system is obviously just looking out for his or her own interests. It’s these cons or sharks who prey on sincere individuals who are just looking to make some extra income from home or maybe even a total change of career. There are many thousands of individuals who search online every week for an online business opportunity and at the same time are inundated with hundreds of money making schemes.Especially when there is a recession taking place or people are just being laid off from work many people turn to the internet hoping to find something that produces an income. Unfortunately a lot of these people will get burned, no doubt about it! There are too many very disappointing opportunities on the world wide web.You need to tread cautiously and beware of the sharks. They try to package something as being very easy to do ( e.g. lotto mentality or something for virtually nothing) and simple to set up while at the same time reminding you of the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars you could make. These businesses have no follow up education or ongoing support, and this is the important key to watch out for, they must have ongoing training and provide regular access to and contact with a real person.Today anyone can make a business landing page look glitzy with lots of bling and extremely appealing with piles of cash expensive cars and massive mansions plastered all over it. Whatever you do don’t fall for it. Do your homework or better still talk to someone who already has success from their online business first before you sign up for anything.At the moment they estimate well over 1.5 billion people have access to the internet in over 160 countries. This market is huge and as individuals we can hardly comprehend the enormity or diversity while having all this access from one computer. This is a lot more traffic than any shopping mall would ever hope to achieve and they charge rent.The opportunities available for these crooks preying on the vulnerable and uninformed are enormous. Very rarely is it as easy as they say it is. You know the old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true thats because it probably is” and this especially applies to an online business opportunity.But don’t be discouraged. Just because there are many poor quality online businesses doesn’t mean they all are. For an internet opportunity to be classed as a “best rated online business” it does need to tick certain boxes.The first thing you need to ask yourself is if this business is truly going to help my customers or is it just a money making scam. You need to find a business that provides real value to people. You need an online business that can provide you with a monthly income of what most people earn in a year or in other words it must be worth your while and preferably without any inventory.You must have total support, like being a member of a community of entrepreneurs that work together as a team, to help you through the initial start up and establishment process. This in turn will help those who are not as computer literate as others. Mentors who’s best interest is to see you succeed with residual incomes which set you and them up for life.And most important, and the major key in determining a poor, average or excellent online business is education. This includes daily instruction calls, webinars, conferences, someone you can actually ring up and talk to as well as numerous other resources you can access. You need to be around people who are actually achieving the results. You must look at all these factors to give yourself the best possible chance of success.
Sometimes we are torn whether to fix our favorite aged appliance that has never seen a repair person or buy new. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you find yourself in this position.Has your appliance been very reliable in the past?If you have been lucky enough to have an appliance for over a decade before needing a repair, it may be wise to put some money into it to to keep it going. Many times the repair is inexpensive but remember, at some point, replacement parts for your appliance may become no longer available. Hopefully after a repair you won’t have to worry for at least another decade. Consideration of the repairs cost should be taken into account. Generally, any repair that costs more than half the price of a new product is best avoided. For those costly repairs, the added savings of buying an energy efficient appliance will make more sense. It is wise to ask retailers, local utility companies and local governments about any recycling and energy efficient product rebates they may offer.What is the overlooked cost of replacing an older appliance?The true cost of replacing your appliance needs to be considered when comparing repair cost vs. replacement cost. Replacing your older appliance usually requires fees for installation, delivery and removal and disposal of your old appliances. So before you rush into junking your current appliance, ask yourself how much will it cost to remove the existing appliance, install the new appliance, and dispose of the old appliance. Paying over a hundred dollars to have an appliance installed is not unusual.Are new appliances made of the same quality as my current appliance?The quality of lower-end appliances today has degraded when compared to similarly priced machines 15 years ago. This is the result of manufacturers’ loss of control of the quality of parts ordered from around the world. It seems as though they would like us to replace our appliances every few years. You can still buy high-quality appliances but the more bells and whistles they come with, the more there is that can go wrong. High-end appliances can cost a lot of money to fix because they use leading-edge technology such as smart circuit boards. Also. spending top dollar on an appliance no longer means more reliability; you are just as likely to require an appliance repair on an expensive top of the line model as you would a less expensive model. When it comes to major cooking appliances, Consumer Reports Magazine readers rated high-end brands such as Viking, Thermador, Dacor, and Jenn-Air as the least reliable.So, although there are a lot of nice looking appliances out there with fancy extras such as a steam feature on a clothes washer. Your reliable old trusty washer may do you well if you just give it a second chance at life.