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AWHB-Growing Supporting Each Other


The AWHB- Association of Women In Home Business ( has launched!

Get Excited & Stay Excited! I have been keeping this association secret for months… and you all know how much I love to share!!!  But this was and is a very important project by the founder who is also my dear friend and mentor Janie Jones.  It was a great honor and pleasure on my part to be able to assist her with putting this together along with several other friends, leaders, and mentors like Kristie Wooten and Susan Goodknight.  I’m so happy that the CAT is finally out of the Bag!

Since we are just launching this association, I would love to invite you to be a FOUNDING MEMBER!  Now we only have 100 spots available and our association is already spreading like wild fire.  CLICK HERE to go there now and become a founding member.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to be connected with other dynamic women with the same common goal.  Through this association we’re able to come together and share our expertise, our knowledge, our stories, and hopes and dreams with one another.  And not to mention foster and develop and cultivate new friendships and even partnerships.  Just think about it, if we all unite together, we can reach our goals much faster!  Truly, together (like Obama says) we do BIG THINGS!

Janie really had a big vision and I’m so happy that I have that same vision along with the many other leaders who are already part of this association.  Support and training is something that has been a great deal of struggle or lack of for many women in home business.  Through the AWHB, women entrepreneurs will be united and will have all the support and training they need to gain the success they desire.

AWHB‘s Founder Janie, like myself, has had a great deal of experience in the home business, work from home, and network marketing industries.

She has compiled a directory that she is giving away for FREE: F.R.E.E.  Online Best Home Careers For Women.  In this F.R.E.E.  Directory, you will be able to have immediate access to  the best home careers for women. You can feel confident that the women in the directory operate their business/practices with the utmost integrity.

So if you are a woman (or know of a woman):

  • Seeking a new home career/ home business
  • Seeking to work smarter and not harder
  • Seeking help promoting your current business

Then this is an association just for you!

As you know I love to inspire, empower and connect women and men with like-minded people, training, coaches/mentors, tools and resources to make the journey to success energized, purposeful, and empowering.  I am confident and pleased to say that you will get connected to that and more through the AWHB.

So go here to AWHB to join this awesome community of women and step into your greatness, live your passions and purpose, and get the success training you need.  The Association of Women In Home Business is waiting for you!

To Your Success…

Kantrese Smith

Association of Women In Home Business Founding Members

With the current recession and rising costs of living, more and more people are looking for different ways to earn extra money. There is also a growing trend amongst stay-at-home-moms to try and help contribute to the household finances by looking for ways to earn money. This leads most toward looking into work-at-home opportunities. There are some legit jobs and businesses that can be done from home; however, there are also just as many fraudulent opportunities just waiting to scam someone through a work-at-home scheme.  While you are conducting your search for a home career (job or business opportunity), I want you to keep these 9 Top Tips For Identifying Online and Work-at-Home Scams in mind.

1.  Watch out for unsolicited email work-at-home opportunities. A quality and legitimate business will not need to send spam after spam to someone’s email. A business that attacks your email account with unsolicited email offers of at-home employment or business opportunities is a good indication that the person or company sending the email is really advertising a potential scam.  This is not referring to if you submit a request for information to a company for additional information or apply.  Some companies communicate via email to ensure you get all the details about their company and opportunity prior to moving forward.

2.  Read any work-at-home advertisement very carefully.
You can usually tell by the way in which the pitch was written how legitimate the opportunity is. A legitimate work-at-home opportunity should not sound like a sales pitch. It should be straight forward and forthcoming with all relevant information pertaining to the specific job they will need you to do. For websites that are advertising a potential work-at-home opportunity, you should not have to click endless links to search for all the information about the opportunity, and still wind up will little clarity on the actual job they need you to do.

3.  Avoid opportunities that make overstated claims of how effective their product is. This is typically a good sign that the company is a scam. The last thing you want to do is spend endless hours trying to sell a product that is shady or less than quality. Always do your research!

4.  Monitor for exaggerated claims a work-at-home opportunity may make with reference to earnings or profits. For example, make $5,000 in a week!  A work-at-home scam will try to draw in people that are desperate to make money.  An exaggerated claim of high profit earnings and high part-time earnings is a good sign that the company is scamming you.  If income examples are given, there should be a way for you to check into them.  However, it is wise to never base your success off of someone else.

5.  Look for personal reference testimonials. A sure sign that the work-at-home opportunity is a scam is that there will be no way to personally contact any of the people that are listed in personal testimonials. Remember, in some ways, you are interviewing the company that is offering the work-at-home position. So, if you cannot check out their references, why should you take a chance and wind up scammed?

6.  Requiring you to pay them money for information about possible work-at-home opportunities or access to databases that list work-at-home opportunities is a huge flashing warning sign that they are a scam. You should never have to pay potential employer money to work for them or to receive information about how to work for them.  However, as an independent contractor (1099 status) or home business you should expect some form of an investment.

7.  Stating that no experience is necessary is a good indicator that they will probably hit you up for money for tools to learn how to work for them, and after you pay them no real job ever manifests.
In other words, you bought yourself some downloaded manual that made the company money. Legitimate work-at-home jobs will utilize skills you possess and will have no hidden costs.

8.  Avoid work-at-home opportunities that require you to buy into their program and then have you perpetrate the same fraud by selling that program to others. This actually can place you at risk for postal investigation.

9.  Stay clear of multi-level-marketing (MLM) work-at-home opportunities that promote and emphasize recruiting others as opposed to actually selling a product or service. They may look easy to do and promise a good earning, but these types of MLM opportunities are illegitimate pyramid schemes. Recruitment based MLM scams leave only a few at the top earning money for a period of time before it bottoms out and collapses.  They are not even listed in good standing with the BBB or have national accreditation with US Chamber of Commerce because those organizations will have no affiliations with those types of schemes/ organizations.

***Any Business or individual is a scam if it does any of the following things:***

*Does not act on promises made
*Takes your money without sending you the information or products you requested
*Does not pay you for your services or work you have done as promised
*Uses false and misleading advertisement to lure you into the opportunity or service being offered

To avoid a law suit we are providing you with questions you should ask yourself before reporting the company or individual as a scam:

*Did I read all information prior to the registration?
*Did I sign any contracts or agreements releasing liability of the company or individual?
*Did I contact administration for an explanation?
*Did I give the company or individual time to respond to my complaint?
*Did I give the company or product a chance to see if it really was what I ordered?
*Did I ever get paid from this company?

If you have answered all of these questions and are in disagreement with them, most likely you will have grounds to file a complaint with the FCC, BBB, Bad Business Bureau, and any other agency/site/organization that you can file complaints with.

For more details on how to avoid scams please visit:

So what are your thoughts on these tips?

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To Keeping You SAFE From Online Scams…


Hi All!

I am excited about sharing this area of my blog with you.  Here you will learn about career development.  This section will encompass all areas whether it is a home career, home business, or traditional corporate America position.  I’ve done it all and felt empowered to share with you some of my experiences, tips, & advice that has helped me along the way in my life.   I also wanted to connect with those who may be taking their first journey into the work at home job and/or home-based business arena to prepare themselves for the things that are out there.  In this section of my blog you will also learn about which scams to avoid and also have access to my personal reviews on the different home based business/ network marketing companies and even at home jobs (and yes they do exist– I’ve worked for many companies as an EMPLOYEE from home).  You will be given tips on how to have interviews, improve your resume and much more.   You will also see information just for the work at home parents… whether you are a work at home mom or a work at home dad or aspiring to be one or the other.  I love being a mother who works from her home office.  It is one of the greatest blessings!

Pretty much…this area will be jam packed with information to help you no matter if you are pursuing a job or actually doing what I enjoy most—- being an entrepreneur!

I hope you enjoy all of the information provided in this section of my blog.  I know that I will enjoy sharing it.  And to let you know I love receiving feedback from each and everyone of you… so please DO NOT be shy!

To Your Development In Any Career You Pursue…


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