When you star thinking about working from home one of the first things you probably tried was a quick google. Currently, the phrase working from home is pulling 207,000,000 results. Pretty impressive. But among those results, there will be a scary amount that is just scams. They will be just out to make money from you and you probably won’t earn a penny.
But how can tell what’s legitimate and what is a scam?
Keep in mind that there are no real ways to get rich quick, so if it sounds unbelievable then it probably is. If someone is promising the world then you can bet the only person who will make any money is the advertiser. Also if something has reviews from past users that claims they earned millions or now drive a Mercedes remember that they probably either bought the reviews or wrote them themselves.
You should never have to pay for work or to receive or see job lists. If a company, no matter how big and corporate it may seem, charge for giving you a list of jobs that they are only trying to get your money.
If an advert or job post says things like Act Now or only a few remaining, again they are just trying to get money out of you. Anyone can set up a webpage that says an offer will end later that day. Visit the same page the next day and the offer is finishing later that day too.
Several scams have been around so long they are famous. Just in case you’ve not heard do them here are a few to stay well away from. Stuffing envelopes. Doesn’t sound glamorous at all does it. These types of jobs are normally advertised as mail order jobs and then they so nicely ask you for a start up fee for your starter package. Then when you get your starter pack you are given instructions on how to recreate other people. Your then the scammer.
Craft scams have also done the rounds. You basically have to pay to set your self up with a set of instructions and craft kit. You create the products requested and send them back for reimbursement and payment for the crafts you completed. But guess what, your items never pass their quality standards.
When you find something that looks promising, turn detective and research them. Search terms like such-n-such job review ( replacing such-n-such with the companies or product name) can turn up some results. Ask on entrepreneur forums where the like-minded work at home mums will be able to advise and point you in the right direction.
*all together now* If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.