If you might be considering trying your hand at a work from home job but you might be afraid to try it because you might be afraid that you might get taken by many of those work at home scams, you don't have to worry, although there are a lot of them out there, there still are a lot of opportunities that are legitimate and can bring in some decent money. You just need to know how to spot the ones to stay away from.
First and foremost, never fall for any job that offers you a promise of “get rich quick”! More than likely this is the all time biggest sign that the opportunity is a big time scam. If you see an offer that absolutely promises you some really high income for easy to no work at all, that should ring the warning bells in your head immediately.
So many of them promise that you could be making up to a $1,000 a week just by filling out simple survey form. Right and you believe in Santa Clause too. This sounds too good to be true, right? Well, that's because it is. A truly honest work from home job is never going to promise you huge amounts of money for doing something as easy as taking a survey. No, to earn real money, you will have to do real work.
If the company asks you to pay them money. Back the horses up there! Think about it, why should you the employee have to pay for the privilege of getting a job? When you see something like this, more times than not this is yet another scam. Note: although there may be times when a real work from home job may charge you for a credit check or background check, this does not mean that they are scamming you.
This is just something that some companies will do on occasion. But if you run into a job offer that says you need to pay money up front for some sort of training or info package that should make you turn around and run.
The company offers to hire you immediately without even going through some sort of application required or a resume. Most jobs, even the ones that offer work at home opportunities is going to have some sort of hiring process. Even if it's via a few emails back and forth getting to know the person better, something that helps them decide if you are the right person for the job. So be a little bit wary of a company that doesn't have any kind of process for hiring.
If there is a job out there that seems to be hiring everyone in the world, you might want to wonder exactly what kind of a job is going to do that. Not everyone could possibly have the same skills to perform a particular job. Usually if everyone is getting hired, in the end, everyone is getting scammed too.
The business has no name. Even if the job is an online based company, it should have a name. If they don't post it on a job board that might be OK, but if after you have contact with them they don't appear to have a name or refuse to give it to you, you really should stop and wonder why? After all if you have nothing to hide you shouldn't be afraid to give out your name, right?
If during your initial search you start thinking there simply are no real work at home jobs out there, don't give up, like job search, it takes patience and time to find the right one.