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Do you believe in work-from-home jobs?

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    sharewareposted 7 years ago

    Hi pals, i just wanted to share one of my friend's experience. He signed up for work-from-home job (you would never call it a job), and recently he has been making a few inputs(you can call it deposits or throwing money to the air) and he even bought a book from internet on how to make money from home. And unfotunately, he has been robbed, he was hopeful that this will help him a lot, because he was desperate to fast and easy cash.

    At the moment, the company he signed up for , has been charging him $29.99 each month no matter what. And he can even stop this transactions, and he has been calling the company 24/7. Nothing helped.

    So, what about you, fellas? Do you REALLY believe in fast and easy money through internet?

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      Cherleyposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. sarasm profile image59
      sarasmposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      While I do not believe there is anything fast and easy... besides the lottery, I do believe that you can make money via the internet.  Further I believe that it is only going to get better due to the economy.  Let me explain... more and more companies are laying people off, why?  Because they can't afford to pay them and provide benefits... that leaves work to be done, but no employees to fill that gap.. that is where you come in.  You can either sit around and wait or make it happen!  What I believe is the best to do overall is to start your own business.  I have started a couple that I believe are great ideas. 

      Starting your own business is not easy, but it's not that difficult either.  You can start right now, from your home... you must have something you enjoy doing... Go find it.

    3. pink lingerie profile image61
      pink lingerieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There's no such things.. else, internet service providers will be the richest companies in the world and probably no more 8-5 office employees.

    4. Real Estate Lady profile image59
      Real Estate Ladyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think that not all of us are "fellas."

    5. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "fast and easy" is the sign of the scam.  However, after three years at HubPages, it now pays my rent.  People need to take some time and put in some hard work if they want to make money on the internet.

  2. bhoge profile image56
    bhogeposted 7 years ago

    I think there is no fast and easy money in this world big_smile

    1. ccdursina profile image34
      ccdursinaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am a member with eHow and I just read an article on How to make money - which I am not locating now, however  I run into this page - see the links on the right top side of page.

      Have fun with it!

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    Cherleyposted 7 years ago

    I have been searching the internet for over a year now looking for a way to operate a business from home and believe me there is a lot of rubbish out there, most of them promise the world but give you nothing at the end of it.  Those millionaires who are trying to entice you to buy into their programme are very adept at pulling the wool over your eyes wth all their BS and Hype, believe me when I first started I was amazed to see how I could earn so much money so quickly like $1000 ro $2000 per day these programmes were the answer to any struggling individual thank God I didn't have enough moey to join most of them, so I didn't get caught.
    to answer your question NO there is no way to make millions overnight, even the millionnaires that have made their money on line, have had to work many long hours and many years to get where they are today, with a lot of help from the average and desperate Joe look enticing e-mailsing to make fast money, they don't care about you the individual, or how poor you are they will take your money if you are gullable. Take my advice delete all those Fantastic offers, believe me you will see them tme after time, if you are on any safelists. or ad forum.

  4. Retail GoldMine profile image60
    Retail GoldMineposted 7 years ago

    Hi there,
    I actually do work from home, I have several active businesses currently and I love it and make an income while doing it.  There are alot of scams out there but if you do your research  you can actually make a living from working at home.  I also teach people exactly what I do to make money by helping offline businesses.

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      happygosmiliyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hi Gina - please tell me how you work from home - am interested

    2. jamal34 profile image59
      jamal34posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hello, how are you.. Yes I've been online trying to find a way or if there's a way to make money on the internet. And yes most of them are scams. Very few are real. So what could you tell me?

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    The main thing is...never pay a company that claims to find you jobs...

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      Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Copied. smile

  6. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago
  7. Marian Swift profile image60
    Marian Swiftposted 7 years ago


    About your credit card being charged ... I once had a web host that closed up shop abruptly, without a word to its subscribers.  But they were most diligent about taking my money every month for providing zero services.

    I finally had to cancel my credit card and get a new one, with a new number.  That was a hassle, but far preferable to monthly robberies.

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    enimaryposted 7 years ago

    I agree with 'Retail GoldMine' regarding doing your homework.  If you are looking for a home business, you need to do your research and I mean by picking up your telephone calling the Better Business Bureau, the Attorney Generals Office and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  I have worked from home for 6-years, as a Marketing Executive, with a 23-year old company.  I was told I could make as much money as I wanted depending on my time and efforts.  It cost me less that $30 for a Business Kit.  Even though I was told I had a 4 month guarantee and if I didn't like what I was doing I could get any monies I put into it back, I had to know the integrity of the company myself, so I picked up the phone and started asking questions, because I am one skeptical person.  You have to self motivating, you have to be dicipline and you have to have a burning 'WHY' to make it work.  Otherwise you will waste your time and any money you have to invest. 

    I also agree with 'Uninvited Writer'. If it is truly a JOB you are looking for, where you need a boss, you shouldn't have to pay a company to work for them.  BUT if you are truly looking for self employment and wanting to create your own destiny for yourself and/or your family, you will need to make an investment, but make sure you do that research.

    LOL... Mary


  9. needful things profile image79
    needful thingsposted 7 years ago

    Well... eBay and Amazon can get you there. But not overnight. It will be a rough road. My advice is... if it promises tons of money without working then it's a scam.

  10. JKSophie profile image65
    JKSophieposted 7 years ago

    I believe in work-from-home-jobs, but not in earning fast and easy money on the internet. Try oDesk.com, they provide internet jobs depending on your skill. smile

  11. Anamika S profile image72
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    There are work at home jobs. But majority are scams. So you have to do a bit of research there  before jumping into any. It is also advisable that you join only through a reference you have known for some time.

    Regarding that monthly fees, if you have paid through paypal you can notify paypal and resolve the situation.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Anamika, I like your new avatar smile

      1. Anamika S profile image72
        Anamika Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Misha, I like yours too..smile

  12. tommen profile image82
    tommenposted 7 years ago

    It pays to do a proper research before getting into anything online.Especially "data entry jobs" , surveys, envelope stuffing and similar.Go to bbb.org (Better Business Bureau) to see what comes up, a simple Google search will tell you a lot as well.If you need to pay in order to have the "privilege" to work from home you can be pretty sure it is a scam.

  13. ilovehubbing profile image60
    ilovehubbingposted 7 years ago


    Like everything in life there are are the good the bad and the ugly.

    odesk is a great way of getting work to do at home.
    I have heard that there are some that make a good living writing hubs but you have to be good.
    You could also google "freelance jobs".
    You could also look for a Franchise, probably the best know is Mcdonalds not work from home but it gives you an idea, as always if you are going to part with cash be VERY careful.
    As with any of these, try very hard to find something you love, it makes the work a lot easyer.
    You could also look here http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group … 1320434429
    (it is nothing to do with me but I just got the invite so it is on my mind)

    And as a little plug you could sell carbon offsetts from home it is free to get started http://www.carbonadvicegroup.com/partner_scheme.php but that is plugging what i am promoting wink

    It is often an idea to start a work from home business wel before you leave your day job so that know know you can make a living from home!


  14. MelanieSchroeder profile image61
    MelanieSchroederposted 7 years ago

    Working from home can be a really great option.  Especially for women and men who have families.  It gives you great flexibility.  Being an accountant I have worked with alot of people who work from home and it is just like any other business.  There isn't any get rich quick scenarios, just like there is no instant weightloss or instant find the love of your life.  If someone is telling you, you can get rich quick you should instantly be on guard.  Everything requires effort.  I don't like to call it work because if you are doing what you love it actually is lots of fun!  Don't let the people who are looking to take advantage of others discourage you though.  There are plenty of legitimate work from home opportunities out there, even ones you can come up with yourself.  If you are worried about your ability to evaluate a business on your own then ask someone like your lawyer or accountant to take a look at it after your initial evaluation.

    Just remember it requires a lot of effort which is fun!

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    ma3647posted 7 years ago

    Yes, I do!

    I am working from home part-time selling items on e-bay and did become a powerseller on e-bay, but i have to go little further to start my online business, and find success, what I was doing now, is showing up my community people how to get on e-bay to sell online effectively. If you like to know the how I was able to do it, let me know and i will discuss this in further.


    1. fantasy clothing profile image61
      fantasy clothingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi  I am interested in any advice you may have on selling in ebay . I have just started selling  a few fancy dress outfits for women on there
      and  views of my items, are low. I also ,have just opened an online website  selling   fancy dress club wear and boots. But any advice on the
      ebay side of thing much appreciated.

    2. southpaw1 profile image60
      southpaw1posted 7 years ago in reply to this
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      osazzzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your offer to help, i am pretty interested and will want your help.My email is okunbor_osas@yahoo.co.uk.i am also a member of hubpafes.

  16. Junkster profile image59
    Junksterposted 7 years ago

    Please don't spam post, also don't use multiple accounts which this certainly looks like

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    internetenergyposted 7 years ago

    Great thread.  I agree with your sentiments overall.  That said, many programs that people take to be scams may actually work if one fully applies oneself to just one.  Many online marketers take on too much.  If you try to chase two rabbits at once  (never mind three or more) , you'll catch no rabbits.  smile

    It's like going on one diet program, then switching to another, and another, then saying these programs are scams.  95% of people who try to lose weight fail.  Does that mean that the diet programs don't work, or that the individuals trying them haven't consistently stuck to one? Same principle in online marketing, sales, etc. 

    Are you on any online marketing email lists? Like clockwork, I get a weekly hyped up program being promoted by a bunch of people at once.  I actually enjoy seeing these emails -- it entertains me (maybe I'm demented). It is especially funny when they have pretty much identical subject lines (for example, "Bad News" after Frank Kern said that lead to people opening emails and clicking on links).

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    rinasings2uposted 7 years ago

    you have to work hard to make money ...

  19. fatuisred profile image60
    fatuisredposted 7 years ago

    Yes one came work at home and make money at it...
    I have a friend who work at home ...she doing
    ok! with it, one project at a time....

  20. sgjerome profile image56
    sgjeromeposted 7 years ago

    All business or work can be full fill your dream if you work hard and believe in it.

    If you believe in your whole life you can strike one lottory only. So buy every time.

    So if you do not full-fill your dream in this life too bad at least you try.

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    cuwiellposted 7 years ago

    monitize our blog big_smile

  22. SKlocinski profile image61
    SKlocinskiposted 7 years ago

    I actually have a work at home job. It is a real job. I work from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. The company is in Pennsylvania and I live in Ohio so I work from my home.

    As far as work at home scams...no legitimate opportunity will ask you to pay a monthly fee.

  23. acufftg profile image60
    acufftgposted 7 years ago

    There are many people who work from home.  I also work from home.  You just have to do your research and see what is right for you.  Just know that it is not easy.... is anything easy?  There are programs out there that do work.  Find a programs that doesn't promise you to make six figures in 90 days has training.

    With my team we teach people how to earn extra income form home.  We hold free training webinars 3 days a week.... mon - wed - fri evening.  All you have to do is watch and listen just like class.. and you don't even have to join us. 

    The people who make millions have been in the business for years, they just don't tell you that.  I've been doing it now for about three years and make decent money... Guess what I still work my normal job.  I want all the money I can get no reason to quit my normal job...... I'm only 29 and I'm going to use my company for its 401k match until I feel I have enough in there.

    Message me if you would like to see what the free training is about.

  24. stavgeor profile image61
    stavgeorposted 7 years ago

    No such thing as easy, fast money exists.
    And also free money does not exist either.
    Affiliate marketing is a great solution to mkae money online but time spent for marketing equals money.
    So it is not free or fast money after all.

  25. ftclick profile image61
    ftclickposted 7 years ago

    I believe in a mix. too much work at home and you lose some professionalism. I like to have a office or workplace to go to and work at home flexible.

    it is best.

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    It is possible to work from home but you have to provide a service or product people want. The kind of work-from-home jobs you see advertised are usually a big scam--especially if they ask for an initial investment and want credit card or bank account info. You should never sign up for anything like that.

    Think of something you can do for others or sell and start doing that. Then get an accountant so you don't get into tax trouble. Save all your receipts whenever you buy something work related.

    Service oriented businesses are the easiest to start because there is not much money needed initially--you just need to advertise, sometimes not even that. I know people who walk dogs, run errands, and cook in other people's kitchens instead of working for an outside employer. Taxes and bookkeeping are two other skills people will pay you to do at home. Medical billing too--although you have to know how to get that business from doctors. You don't do it by buying a medical billing course from some scammer.

    I personally have done perennial gardening and writing from my home. The gardening work is easy to get but of course it dries up in the winter. Writing work is harder to get but you can find it if you try. Right now there is lots of programming and web design work too if you can do that--that can be done at home pretty easily.

  27. DaleandVanessa profile image61
    DaleandVanessaposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe there is no fast or easy way to do it , but I have meet plenty of high six and seven figure income earners. It took us 2 years (me and my wife Vanessa) to surpass our JOB income which was about 90 thousand dollars per year. But during that time we learned a lot and it cost us about $30,000.00 to learn by trial and error. my advice is to anyone new is to stay coachable, and be willing to learn new technology fast.. Once we began learning new technology our business took off.. But here is the deal you can make a 7 figure income selling anything from pencils for ten dollars, to horse doo for $5.00 per pound , if you market it right.

  28. davidostrowski profile image60
    davidostrowskiposted 7 years ago

    Don't ever pay for info on how to make money on the internet. Just search for it. All the info is out there.

    Adsense: Sign up and get paid by Google. It's free, and so is the info.

    Legit Focus Groups/Surveys do exist: http://paidfocusgroup.net - Free

    Write and sell ebooks through Amazon - again, Free

    Just some ideas that DO work. None of these will get you rich fast unless you have a high yeild website. (Adsense)

    You can however make an honest and comfortable living doing these things online. You get what you invest, just don't get suckered in by the scammers.

  29. MarikaGnize profile image60
    MarikaGnizeposted 7 years ago

    Hey guys!
    I understand all of your concerns and as someone stated in another comments, there are scams out there, for sure, and there are great tools too you know.  It can't be all black or all white, if you found bad companies it automatically means there are good ones, logical! orelse this industry wouldn't keep on running on scams and lies!!
    Personally, I do work from home and it took me quite sometime to really figure out what I was good at, what I truly enjoyed and where I see myself later on...After I had all this set up in my head, I searched and found what I was looking for and trust me, Good opportunities EXIST.
    It's nothing magical, it won't make money by itself if I just let it stand there alone unsupervised, but it's done a hell of a job training me and pointing me in the right directions so... don't lose faith and keep searching, ''answers will come to those who search''Jim Rohn

    Enjoy your day for now!


  30. patnamohan profile image60
    patnamohanposted 7 years ago

    i got success...in affiliate marketing....if you have right technique & product knowledge....you can success....... life time affiliate ..is good solution.............. smile

  31. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub rather than a forum post on how to earn $1000/month with Adsense - its not a joke - but its not easy either

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yup - there is plenty of work online, but it is like any other business. Long hours, little pay and an angry bank manager.

      Stay away from paying for anything - the information is there. There are plenty of people like Lissie willing to help, whilst giving a healthy slab of reality. smile

  32. ocbill profile image75
    ocbillposted 7 years ago

    sounds like Bally's heath spa from years ago..U can never cancel with them..LOL...cough...cough AOL

  33. joanym profile image60
    joanymposted 7 years ago

    Working from home is okay as long as you are disciplined especially if you have a young family how ever if you ever choose to do so always have goals of what you want to a accomplish for the day as simple as that

  34. B2BTechList profile image53
    B2BTechListposted 7 years ago

    Working from home is GREAT!
    - No worrying about what to wear the next day
    - No Travel
    - No lunch expense
    and you get to be with your family.

    What could be better!

  35. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    oh I believe in work at home jobs also.
    I worked two businesses while working a full time job and it nearly killed me.
    It's not easy  making enough money working from home at first .
    Mu two service businesses  took a lot of my time and energy.
    I like the fantasy of sitting at my computer desk and working on the internet for a living.
    So far it is a fantasy.
    When the economy recovers then I may have to go back to service businesses.

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    john henniganposted 7 years ago

    I work from home and love it. There was a small start-up of $35 and that's it. It is now one of the fastest growing companies in America. There's lots of free training, great support from other members which means you don't feel like your out there by yourself. Products are all natural and unique. All of them are related to health so it's always going to be needed.

    Everyone's right though, there is no get rich quick.It takes time and perseverance. If someone tells you they know a fast way to riches they are ripping you off.

    If you need any other information get in touch,I'd love to help you out with this.I'll get you all the information you need and see if it's something you maybe interested in.

    John Hennigan

  37. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago


  38. rambo87 profile image61
    rambo87posted 7 years ago

    Work from home jobs are often difficult as people find it difficult to motivate themselves and get the discipline needed to do a job effectively. This is why offices are more productive places for work and working at home can also make people more unsociable!

  39. britneydavidson profile image61
    britneydavidsonposted 7 years ago

    well i think it is better idea...it gives more flexibility and nice working environment as you wont have your boss on your head.sometime its good to work in office as you wont get bored...i think working part time at home is better option....

  40. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Work at home jobs are real and it isnt necessarily a flag if you have to pay to be involved,

    ive worked from home for almost 6 months now, and have read hundreds of salespages, even the legitimate resources have to prove that you are serious before they waste resources on you.

    If your a writer-constantcontent, about.com.associated content...and various pay per posts combined together could give you a decent income

    also hireafreelancer, digitalpoint, and other forums that pay per article could be used.

    One day, ill write a hub about all the resources ive tried and grade them

    Good luck- the better the sales page-the least likely its a legitimate opportunity, In my expereince

  41. acufftg profile image60
    acufftgposted 7 years ago

    Working from home is good and only good if you have a path (or system that work) to follow.  Depending on what work from home you do, everyone throws money away in the beginning. 

    Yes no one likes to throw money away especially at these times, but that is actually the quickest ways to learn is by your mistakes.  I prolly through away about $10k in my first 3 years of Internet Marketing. I probably still spend money that I shouldn't but.... I like to see who is a fraud and who is not.

    The best thing you can do is research, research, research the opportunity before throwing money at it.

  42. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    If any "Work at Home Business" asks you to cough up some money upfront - I think one should think twice about it.

    Some "Work at Home Businesses" do work:
    E.g stuffing envelopes.
    inputting data for companies using your pc at home, but they never ask a Fee from you to start.

  43. mvhays profile image58
    mvhaysposted 7 years ago

    I don't believe in work at home jobs. There are very few out there and millions of scams. I do work at home. I didn't find it online. I talk about making money online at one of my hubs. My other hub I talk about how I go started and what it cost me. Check them out. The only way your going to make money at home is through hard work and how much you want to see your business take flight. Check my hubs out.

  44. mr.neutron profile image61
    mr.neutronposted 7 years ago

    To me, I believe because of from my experiences. Before start work-from-home jobs (exp: business online), you must have deeply knowledge about work-from-home jobs. Make some references from website or other people that had experiences about work-from-home jobs. I had make some money from Affiliate program.

  45. mcgeebizmarketing profile image60
    mcgeebizmarketingposted 7 years ago

    Hi All,
    I am sorry that you are having a hard time finding legitimate work at home jobs. Where there are a lot of scams, there are also very much legitimate homebased businesses.

    I am promoting a business that has documented proof that we are making money with this. No, it is not a get rich quick, you really do have to work to promote your business. No one will know you exist if you don't advertise yourself.

    It's all about placing ads, advertising, social networking, free classifieds, and much more. We offer Live training webinars where, after you have signed up and taken the free tour, you are invited to attend. You may ask and voice any questions you have and they will be answered.

    <no promotion allowed>

    There is no fear of failure unless you just don't put forth the effort, follow instructions and duplicate our efforts. You will get out of it, what you put into it..

    Elmira Johnson
    Internet Marketer & Independant Reseller

  46. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    A very very high percentage of online jobs are worthless, or pay pennies.

    If you  want to make money from home you have to learn a lot about Internet marketing, have the money to pay for decent bandwidth and CPU usage as well as pay for several online services and a good marketing plan,
    All this as well as having a good product for sale and the knowledge to promote it with paid advertising without going broke.

    Not easy at all!

  47. Real Estate Lady profile image59
    Real Estate Ladyposted 7 years ago

    Okay, I'm a new hubber. Help me out here, please. All I'm seeing in the forums tonight is spam. Is this allowed? If so, I think I'll just stay away

    1. Helen Cater profile image62
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  48. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    No, spamming the forums is not allowed. smile

  49. Working-At-Home profile image60
    Working-At-Homeposted 7 years ago

    Most work at home jobs are scams and not worth even joining. If you want to make money on the internet, you should build an affiliate business and do it through a blog or website.

  50. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 7 years ago

    if it pays the bills and puts food on the table, why not? Oh and pay taxes don't forget that very important you know! smile