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How To Find Legit Work At Home Jobs

Updated on May 6, 2012

Spot the Scams

The first step in working from home is the most important. You must realize how to spot the scams before getting caught in the scam. I know its hard to tell whats reall and whats not and their may be some times that you feel that there is no such thing as working from home. Don't let these minor set backs discourage you. Hunting for a work at home job is similar to hunting for an office takes time. But here are a few tips that will hopefully help the job huntin fun smoother.

"WORK AT HOME" in the title may read run away.

When "work at home" is listed as the ad,job or subject header, it is most likely a scam. The words "Work at home" is simply bait to reel a newbie in.

You can make 6 figures in 6 monthes

Although it is possible to generate a substantial amount of money from a home business opportunity be cautious when anyone promises riches quickly. Remember what you parents always told you "if it sounds to good to be true, then it is". It takes hard work and determination to become a millionaire especially from a work at home business. Never go into any situation thinking it is your ticket to the big time. Set your goals reasonably.

A job offer in the spam?

I know that the spam folder can at times be filled with mail that is not spam. With that in mind if you receive a mail in the spam folder that is work at home related research the company. Most likely the job is a scam. Legitimate business that offer home office opportunities will conduct themselves as any other business and are less likely to send out blast of random emails to gain candidates.

Give me the money and I will give you the job.

There is a difference in a home business opportunity and a home job. If you are being offered a job, you should never be charged any fee. In some cases some places may charge for a background investigation. But as far as fees you should never be charged a fee. Are you ever charged a fee when you walk into an interview in your local area?In regards to work at home opportunities, You may be required to have some start up cost. Remember this is a business and with any business you need to invest something whether it is your time or your money.

Here are the phrases that you want to see!!

"This is a telecommuting position" "this is a remote position" "this home-based position" "must have home office" "must have a home office set-up" "must have a home office set up" "must have quiet home office" "Must have your own PC" "1099 position" "this is a 1099 position" "independent contractor position" "virtual office arrangement" "remote contractor" "will have the option to work from home" "off-site position" "qualified individual will work from home"


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    • mythbuster profile image


      9 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Thanks for listing those most common phrases...yup, I get a lot of emails with those words in 'em...

    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA


    • Lgali profile image


      10 years ago

      good advice!

    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the imput

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are totally correct in that so many work at home opportunities promise great riches. OBVIOUSLY people have to work at whatever business they have joined and realize that it takes a while to build. The very first year is the base building. As time goes on, with a business like the one I am involved in, the RESIDUAL INCOME from the work done previously starts to really pay off. Then as one continues to work, it just gets bigger and bigger.

      I have done one other type of network marketing business and worked hard at it. But the monthly website expenses take some of the profit. With this new business, there is NO monthly fee. That will make quite a difference in the bottom line. It actually costs far less to be a member of Emergency Information Services than the website fee that I continue to pay for the other business!

      Since you commented on the very first post that I ever did (I am new at this!) I hope you have taken a look at my new business. I am passionate about it! As I said in my 2nd post just written today, I am a retired nurse and LOVE what these emergency stickers can and are doing to protect people.

      I am enjoying your posts!

    • luvintkandtj profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from USA

      thanx for the complements and the thumbs up

    • cristina327 profile image

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Nice hub. Good tips to take. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Moon Daisy profile image

      Moon Daisy 

      10 years ago from London

      A nice hub and some good advice!

      Finding a work at home job is so much harder than people think, especially with most of the adverts being scams.

    • Martinek profile image


      10 years ago from Manhattan

      Simple and honest (rare word now-a-days) advice here. Thanks for sharing.

    • MsladyPerk profile image


      10 years ago from Bronx, NY

      This was pretty good info, because I have 4 children myself, so the convenience of working at home suits me but I have a tendency to delete any Work at home emails cuz I think they are scams but it is good to know what to look for.

    • lboogy7 profile image


      10 years ago

      Nice Hub! Good advice about trying to get rich to quick as it will always take some serious work to make anything honest and legal work!


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