Douglas Miller asked:
Before you send for information on an opportunity to build things at home that come with a guaranteed customer base, ask yourself why this offer is being made online and not given to people in the same neighborhood as the business. Understand there be a charge to send the pieces and parts to you as well as a charge to send the finished products back to the company hiring you to assemble the products. Why they don’t simply hire people in the neighborhood is because that is not where the money is.
The pitch is usually about assembling products at home, that anyone can do. They will promise to send all the parts along with a list of companies that will be willing to buy the products you build. If you pay for the parts, assemble the products and sell directly to the buyer, you can keep the profits. Sounds too good to be true, because it is. Once you pay for the parts and they arrive at your house, you will likely find that one or more specialty tools may be needed to put the items together. Tools that aren’t usually found in everyone’s toolbox. Surprise surprise!
However, you’re in luck because this same company also sells the tools, typically at a ridiculous price, along with shipping but it just seems like a minor inconvenience and a cost of doing business to get into the assembly business. After all, you’ve told that if companies like your work, there would be plenty more business just waiting for you.
You build the first few items, to the exact specifications in the plans and start to send letters to these waiting buyers who may request a sample of the product you put together. After you send it in, postage at your expense of course, you will probably receive a letter with one of two usual rejections. Either it does not meet their specifications for one reason or another, or they have seen a huge increase in supply or a sudden downturn in demand. Remember, you probably were only one of several thousand who answered the ad.
There is a good chance that most of the companies on the list will have the same answer to your inquiries or maybe one or two will offer to take the inventory off your hands for a fraction of the cost that you have in them. Your choices seem limited by selling them at a loss and consider it a valuable lesson, or you try to sell them on your own. You can congratulate yourself for paying top dollar for low-quality materials and tools so you can build something no one wants. The alternative is to never fall into this trap.
There are companies offering legitimate assembly work and before you buy any parts and new tools, verify the potential buyers are legitimate and talk with them directly concerning their specifications. If the company will not give you names and numbers of these resellers, don’t give them any money.
Unfortunately many people try for a shortcut to obtaining their Hundred-Fold-Life often at the expense of others. All of their short-term gains will be lost as the “Universe” catches up and deals with them.