With more and more having access to the Internet and cheap yet powerful computers, and with increasing focus on having work and life balance, stay-at-home jobs and earning opportunities have become commonplace. Unfortunately, together with this trend, we can also see a proliferation of work-at-home scams. Here are some things to do or keep in mind so you don’t fall prey to these fraudsters.
First, you should research about the company making the offer and the offer itself. The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission can be good resources to know if a particular organization or company is non-existent or has a history of complaints. Reading reviews can also help; however, you should treat them with healthy skepticism. If the reviews sound too good to be true, they probably are. A reliable company will be clear in its description of the work they want done. Beware of companies that won’t allow you to speak with an actual person and those whose owners or principals are not easily identifiable. If you are hired as a teleworkers, make sure that terms of your employment are made in writing and don’t forget to read, understand and note for small print before committing to anything.
You should avoid offers that promise high earnings for little work, eliminate your financial problems, or that will help you to get rich fast. In many cases, they are just blank promises. Even though steering clear of these offers would seem like common sense, many people are easily coaxed into trying them because the offers can be very tempting.
There are income generating opportunities that require you to shell out a few dollars to a hundred dollars for start-up kits and e-books. If payment is required, make sure that you can ask for a refund if you are not satisfied with the system. If they make no such assurances, try to look for other offers. Employment offers from reliable companies usually do not require such initial fees.
One example of a reputable stay-at-home venture is the Bring the Fresh system. Those who participate in this income-generating opportunity will need to make one-page websites. The system will teach you how to do this exactly. To succeed in this venture, you should be committed, realistic, and follow instructions. Although the Bring the Fresh System will require a one-time fee of $97 so you can access their training videos, you can always ask for a refund, no questions asked, if you are not completely thrilled about the opportunity.