Choosing to work from home can be a rewarding career decision if you find the right job opportunity and avoid work from home scams. Did you know that there are more work from home job scams than there is real work from home job listings? It is important for you to be really careful when you pursue and research work from home job opportunities.
Evaluate every job opportunity you look at very carefully and ask the following questions:
• What is your salary or do you get paid on commission?
• How often do you get paid?
• What equipment (hardware & software) do you need to provide?
• What support do the company provide?
When doing your online research, here are some red flags to watch out for:
• If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is, walk away.
• If you receive an unsolicited email telling you that a company that you have never heard of wants to hire you for a job where you don’t need experience or skills and can make a lot of money, trash it.
• If the job opportunity guarantees you wealth, financial success, or you will get rich fast from home, ignore it.
• If the job opportunity asks you to send money, don’t do it. Legitimate employers don’t charge you to get started or for anything else.
• If the job opportunity asks you to send money for work at home directions or start-up kits, don’t do it. There are legitimate employers online that will send you free information.
• If the job opportunity refuses to send you references of other employees or contractors. Don’t pursue any further, walk away.
Be patient and take the time to research the job opportunity thoroughly. In addition, ask the company to provide references including talking to other people who work there. That way, you won’t be scammed and you will be using your best efforts and best judgment to find legitimate work from home job opportunities. Good luck!