Every day there are thousands of new searches online from people looking to get into the home business industry. Some have what it takes to succeed and many don’t. Some will fall for the scams and some will find real legitimate home-based business opportunities. It’s the time, effort, and research you do that dictates what category you will fall into. If you do your research correctly, you’ll find that almost all legitimate home business opportunities out there have an application process. In this article we’ll cover why they have one and why you should follow through with it.Like we mentioned above, there are thousands of new searches every day for online business things similar. People want to know if there really is a way for them to work from home and make money online. The easy answer to this question is yes, but this is only true if you’re going to commit to setting goals and working hard to reach them. This is one of the biggest reasons why there is an application process.You can think of it like this, if you apply for job you’re going to have to go through an interview process in order to get that job. The company hiring is going to want to see and learn more about what you have to offer them. They want to make sure they fill the position with the most highly qualified candidate to make sure they get a good return on their investment. Now, if you come into that interview unprepared you’re more than likely not going to get the job.The same holds true for the home business industry. Most opportunities out there require that you have a commitment to learn and grow your business. They want to work with people who have a desire to succeed and become a leader. These are some of the things that the application process covers. If you’re too lazy to take the time and fill out a simple application, you’re not someone we would want on our team or affiliated with our company. Believe it or not, some people aren’t even accepted after the application process because their goals and visions don’t align with the top caliber people most are looking for. It could also be for the simple reason of them not filling out the application to the best of their ability.Again, there are a lot of people out there searching for this type of opportunity. Most aren’t serious about making a commitment and taking the next step to financial freedom. If there was no application process we would be overwhelmed with people who are looking to sign up but not serious about really taking it to the next level. The application process weeds those people out and what you’re left with are qualified candidates serious about starting their own business.This leads us to the second part of this article. People commonly ask why there is a fee associated with filling out an application. The answer to this is strongly related to some of what we mentioned earlier. With so many people out there wanting to change their lifestyle it’s important that we are talking to the right ones. Usually, only the people that pay the application fee are those that are serious about making a change. It helps us really narrow down the true opportunity seekers from the tire kickers. Also, if the interested party can’t even afford to pay the small application fee this might not be the right time for them to start a business. Though it can be very minimal, starting a home-based business does require at least some money to get started. The great thing about the application fee is that it’s 100% refundable. If you pay and fill out an application that’s accepted you get the opportunity to see the entire business plan and decide if it’s really for you. If not, you can go your separate ways without having lost anything.At the end of the day, the application fee is just a small step in what it really takes to make money online. If you don’t have the time, money, or commitment for overcoming that small step you should definitely look at other options. If you are, however, ready to succeed and become a true leader like so many others have, I encourage you to fill out that application and take the next step to becoming a true entrepreneur.