Is an honest online business really out there? Are there ways to make money online with any kind of honest online work from home business? Yes, it is not a myth. Honest online businesses do exist and are helping many to prosper.In my rather long history of working in business both on and offline I have seen many myths of easy riches come and go. This is not a phenomenon that is special to the internet. Many of us saw this over the years with “some” MLM companies, and other scams that were pushed as the next easy way to get rich. As with most, we also saw many people loose their money when the joined.I decided to take some time to investigate to try to find the difference between the honest online business and the scams out there for those looking to work from home in a legitimate home business. I prepared for a long journey but ended up on a short walk!I found that locating a work from home opportunity online was really fairly simple. There are honest online business opportunities out there for those willing to look and spend the time investigating. If you think you can rush in, read 2 minutes worth of sales copy and make an informed decision, then you are most likely better off being an employee and leaving important decisions to those who are willing to take the time and effort needed to make those decisions.What I found was that most of the so called “scams” were being labeled that by people who rushed in without proper investigation and also by those who rush in at the promise of getting rich quick. Online business is easy and profitable, but it is WORK and a business and must be treated as such.So what can you do to find that honest online home business?- Take your time and read. This doesn’t mean read every page of sales copy. Read and research on the company you’re looking at. Get information, not just hype.- Don’t go for the “get rich quick”. You’re better off with a lottery ticket. Again, online business is easy, but it’s still work and takes time to build a good business.- Find an opportunity that gives you an education to go with it. Don’t go for something that is “Plug and Play”. Those rarely work, and if they do, what can you do to fix anything that goes wrong; and things will as the internet changes.- I guess my number 1 suggestion would be to look for an honest online business opportunity that has a real human being out in front of it that you can actually talk to. If they are real, they won’t hide behind support desks and emails.I am not trying to make like of the challenge of finding a good online business. It’s not easy, it takes time and research. Don’t forget here folks, your trying to build a business that will give you the life you want for yourself and your family. If it was super easy, everyone would be doing it and nobody would be complaining about the economy.