Finding a job can be a difficult task.
Finding a job that you can do from home presents a larger challenge.
Trying to find a work from home job that is not a scam can be one of the hardest challenges you’ll ever have to overcome.
Here you are just trying to find a job that you can do at work with the least amount of hassle but then you have all these scammers trying to make a quick buck at your expense.
Online job scams have become such an issue that in the US the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not sitting silent anymore…they are getting involved and taking action.
The FTC has filed restraining orders on a number of offenders.
The offenders have allegedly persuaded consumers to buy into a system that promised them huge earnings with little work or in their spare time.
The FTC explains that the job scammers will place their advertisement in places where real employers place their adds.
The majority of the scammers will make promises of a job that pays hundreds of dollars per hour working from home with little or no experience.
Most of the scammers will ask for payment upfront.
The FTC warns people to be aware of any organization or site that asks for money upfront for a promise of a job. There is likely no real job on the other side once you’ve paid the upfront fee.
Here is a quick list that should raise some red flags that the work from home job offer is a scam:
Some work from home opportunities can be legit but others are more likely to be scams. Here is a short list of some work from home opportunities that is suggested to avoid:
As I mentioned above, having the online or internet business opportunities listed as a probable scam does hit a chord for me as I am in the online affiliate marketing business.
I have seen many sites or services that raise red flags over the years.
I was fortunate to find a company that eliminated those red flags by not asking for any up front payment or credit information to learn how affiliate marketing works.
I was able to learn everything about affiliate marketing from them.
I also learned how to create and manage websites now for other people where I can charge a setup fee then a monthly maintenance fee.
There is so much more to learn and do with online business…but it is hard work.
If anybody says it is easy then they are lying unless they consider any job where you sit in front a computer monitor as easy…then yes it is easy.
You can check out my Home-Based Jobs page or Home-Based Business for some other options. Keep in mind to be wary of the red flags listed above. Although I try to ensure the links are for legitimate opportunities the companies listed can have a direction change towards scamming people too.
I also suggest you check out Wealthy Affiliate. That is the company that I was fortunate to find after so many years of searching. They do not ask for any payment or credit information to sign up. If you don’t like what you see, you can still stay on for free for as long as you like…no hassle, no financial commitment.
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My online journey started in 2008 when I was tired of working for somebody else. I searched the internet for years trying to find out how to make a living from home with an online business. In 2015 I finally found the information and support from a website just like this one
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