Arriving in email boxes
almost daily and in pop up ads on many popular sites, the scams are offered more often
than the legitimate work at home jobs and it can be difficult to know which is which.
Think about finding legitimate work at home jobs in the same way you would look for a
If you were going to be charged for filling out a job application, most likely you would
refuse to fill it out. If you were told as soon as you were properly trained, by the
company at your own expense, the company will tell you what the job entails and if you get
it, you would probably walk out the door. Work at home jobs found on the internet should
be treated no differently. If a company wants you to pay, regardless of the amount, before
divulging any information about what you would be asked to do and for whom, it is probably
not a legitimate opportunity.
If they require you spend money on pieces, parts and equipment before revealing
information on what you will be doing and what companies are your potential customers, it
is most likely a scam. Regardless of the promise for riches, do not allow yourself to be
drawn into programs that require you to recruit a certain number of people before you
start getting paid for your work. One company promises a 40 percent profit on all goods
sold from your website but unless you have at least two other people working under you,
then you do not qualify for the commission.
Of course, they may not tell you this until you have paid a small fee to join their
franchise program. Before you accept any jobs working from home, find out if there are
going to be any fees. Some fees are justified and almost expected but know exactly what
you are going to get for the money you spend. If you are buying products, find out the
return policy and if you are paying for a service, find out the qualifications of the
person or company offering the service.
Legitimate work at home jobs are out there but do your homework before applying for one.
Asking experts can also pose an opportunity as the so called experts will offer six
differing views on the same situation or company. Contact a real person who has done work
for the company previously and has an unbiased opinion of the opportunity, to best learn
if the work at home job is legitimate.