So, you’ve decided to look for a new job that will enable you to leave the 9-5 rat-race and also be around family more. The Internet is a great tool for researching and seeking out potential opportunities but how do you tell if that gem you’ve just discovered is legitimate or not?
I’ve been in this dilemma many times myself and have also been led down blind alleys, full of false promises. So I wrote this article to hopefully show you how to avoid work-at-home scams.
Here are my tips:
Top 14 Ways to Avoid Work at Home Scams Online
1 If it Sounds Too Good to be True, Chances are that it Probably Is.
2 A ‘Video Only’ Sales Page.
3 One Page Websites that have No Information on them Other Than trying to get you to Purchase Their Money-Making Opportunity.
4 A Lack of contact information on the website.
5 No Trial Period.
6 Fake or Scammy Pictures – Pictures of Cheques, Wads of Cash – Screenshots of Commission Balances.
7 Never Pay For A Job.
8 No Support Offered with the Product.
9 Constant Upsells.
10 Outrageous Claims of Success.
11 Special Offers and Countdowns.
12 Another GURU is Promoting it.
13 A 60-Day Guarantee.
14 Questionable Testimonials.
How will you make money Online?
Never Pay For A Job
Asking for money upfront is usually a sign that the job is a scam. An established company will not ask you to pay for a work-at-home position, unless of course, you need to invest in materials or a startup kit for a direct sales business.
Watch What Google Says
Use Google to your advantage and be sure to check up and dig about for information, reviews, testimonials and scams, when considering joining up with an online company.
It’s All In The Details
Check the details and small print of your employment when you do find a suitable work-at-home job. Genuine companies will have your tasks laid out in a clear and detailed manner ready for you to begin.
Withholding Information About The Business Upfront
Being evasive about a job opportunity can be a ploy to entice interest, but I think if it’s legit, then the company needs to be clear and provide all the information needed for you to make an informed decision.
Listen To Others Who Have Gone Before You
Find others who have previously, or are currently, working for the company. Read testimonials and as I’ve said before, check out reviews. This can be difficult if it’s a brand new opportunity. Is there information on Social Media? Have you looked on work-at-home forums? You are sure to find the required assurance if you look in the right places.