You may be wondering if it is at all possible to make any money online. Online income can be an important revenue stream for home workers. The problem is trying to find LEGITIMATE work at home opportunities amidst the numerous scams.
WEEDING OUT THE SCAMS
There are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind that may help you avoid scams.
- Never pay money to try to get a job. This is always a scam that is meant only to take your money.
- Never agree to work without pay or only the promise of POSSIBLE pay in the future. You deserve to be paid for your time in a reasonable period of time.
- If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Most scams will shoot unrealistic figures at you, like “Make $1000 a day while you sleep”. Does that even sound possible? Very unlikely.
- If you are offered an online position, search Google for reviews of the company. Search for “Company Name Reviews” and then search for “Company Name Complaints”. I also recommend searching the BBB site for complaints.
WHERE TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES
There are many different places where you can search for work online. A lot will depend upon the type of work you do, of course. A good place to start always is Google. Want to be an online tutor? Do a search for “online tutoring” and see what turns up.
Visit boards filled with work at home people, such as WAHM and Working Mother. By chatting with other moms or home-based workers, you will make connections that will eventually lead you to online job opportunities you may not have otherwise discovered.