Home based online business from home is growing among entrepreneurs today. Many people are making a very substantial income working from home on the internet today. But with so many online businesses today, how do you know which ones to avoid?Working from home with a home based online business can be very rewarding for many reasons. Not only can you make a very high income, but it allows you the freedom that only working from home can give you. You are your own boss, you can call the shots. With the technology today any legitimate internet business can virtually be automated. This allows you to travel at will and work your online business anywhere in the world from your laptop. Another quality of a legitimate home based online business is the ability to make an unlimited income. It really comes down to this, how big can you dream?But with all the good there is always a lot of bad too. How does the average person with no internet business skills discern between the two? Let me share a few things that my wife Charmayne and I uncovered in our search for an honest and legitimate home based online business. We truly hope this will help you to avoid the pitfalls that we ran into.Tip One:An honest and legitimate online business will not withhold knowledge from you. If they are not willing to share with you all that you need to know right up front; run away! And yes there are good businesses that do not withhold knowledge. We looked at many that did, and we almost came to the conclusion that no one would share with us all that we needed to know. But thankfully we kept looking for the right internet business, because we did find a system that does not withhold knowledge. There are many businesses on the internet that do not want you to know everything, it’s to their advantage that you don’t. Tip two will reveal why.Tip Two:As we said above, an honest legitimate internet business will not withhold knowledge. A not so legitimate one will want to keep charging you for the next piece of information that you need, over and over again. In building your home based business it just seems that you keep spending and spending with nothing coming in. All the money keeps going to the ones above you. An honest business system will tell you right up front the cost, and that should be all the cost with all the knowledge you need to succeed.Tip three:With all the technology today you can build a successful home based online business for very little money. Avoid the ones that tell you over and over that you need this program and then this program and so on. It’s not true. There are so many free programs today; it’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. An honest internet business system will tell you where to find them. When you find an honest legitimate system it’s a lot of fun to build your online business.