By David Clemen
Check out every listing you review. Find out if there's a
salary or if you're paid on commission. Ask how often are you
paid and how you are paid. Ask what equipment
(hardware/software) you need to provide.
Avoid listings that guarantee you wealth, financial success or
that will help you get rich fast from home. Stay clear of
listings that offer you high income for part-time hours. They
will do none of the above.
Ask for references - request a list of other employees or
contractors to find out how this has worked for them. Then
contact the references to ask how this is working out.
If the company isn't willing to provide references (names,
email addresses and phone numbers) do not consider the
If it sounds too good to be true, you can be sure it is!
The Work at Home Jobs You Don't Want
Data Entry Jobs - You'll see lots of listings for data entry
jobs. They are usually either positions posting ads or a sales
pitch for a kit that will get you started.
Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) which involves recruiting new
people, and more new people, to sell the product. If all you
are doing is trying to find more people to do what you're
doing, keep in mind that there are probably thousands of other
people attempting to do the same thing. None of them are
Online Businesses - Do you want to start your own online
business and get rich? Be very wary of these type of ads too.
What 'll you do is end up paying for a guide to working at
which duplicates information you can find free.
Posting Ads - There are lots of ads saying workers are needed
to post ads on online bulletin boards and forums. You don't
paid to post, rather you may get paid if other people sign-up.
Processing Claims - In order to get "hired" you'll need to buy
equipment, software and pay for training.
Stuffing Envelopes - Believe it, or not, there are still
saying that you can earn $3 or $4 per envelope to stuff them.
You can't. All major companies have postage machines which
stuff, sort and meter mail.
The winner in the scam contest are the sites that offer to
provide you with information on only legitimate work at home
jobs - for a nominal fee, of course. Don't do it!
How to Find Out
How do you find out if the posting you are responding to is
legitimate or a scam? Check our Work at Home Scam information
to research companies before you apply.
About The Author: David Clemen has over a decade of experience
in the online marketing world. Previous clients include
Cingular and JD Powers. Currently he is a contributor to
jpcservicesinc.com/page5.html , an online work at home
opportunities screening and referral service. JPC's mission is
to provide legitimate work at home opportunities to consumers