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Where is a good place to look for finding a job that I can keep at home? Not a make money fast job, but a real work...

Updated on September 18, 2008

Job or Business?

Many people are looking for work at home opportunities. Here is an important question that you should ask when looking for any opportunity from home. Are you looking for a work at home "job" or are you looking for a home business opportunity? This is important due to the difference in the wording of the two.

A "job" is where you are working for someone else who pays you for your time or services for working from your home. Whereas, a home business opportunity is simply starting your own home business and working for yourself, rather than as an employee.

While I have no problem recommending my business to anyone who is interested, I also know that it is not for everyone. We all have different tastes in business and there is no business out there that is suitable for everyone. When asked to recommend a work from home program, I always try to find out first if they are interested in a home business or a "job" in order to determine if I am able to help them in their request. I tell them that if they are looking for a home business opportunity that it is important to know how to look for that opportunity to avoid the scams that are so plentiful today. In a hub page, I have an instructional article that will teach them what to look for and what to avoid when researching these companies. http://hubpages.com/hub/Avoiding-those-online-work-scams

Since not everyone is looking for the business I have to offer, this is a way to help them in their search for the opportunity that suits their goals. While it is structured to help find a home business opportunity, many of the tips given also help to avoid the scams of the online "jobs" as well. It is much easier to avoid the scams that are lurking if you are informed as to certain things to look for when looking for the right opportunity. The first step is identifying the type of opportunity you desire, be it home business or work from home "job". Then, you will be able to destinguish the difference in the offers you are researching.

Bonnie Ramsey

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      Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

      Hi, adeshwar! Thanks for reading and commenting. Unfortunately, legitimate "jobs" from home are rare. The ones that do exists normally don't pay what they claim. If you learn how to look for the right opportunity, it will help avoid many of the scams. Try the hub I wrote on this topic and see if it will help in your search. https://hubpages.com/misc/Avoiding-those-online-wo... I wish you all the best!

      Bonnie

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      adeshwar 9 years ago

      hi, ireally liked it. i am also one of the persons who got scammed initially, but still i dont know whether there is anything such as home jobs.

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      Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

      Google Adsense is an affiliate program that pays you a percentage when you use their advertisements. Since I don't do Adsense, I don't have all the details of exactly how or what they pay, though. You may make a request here for a hub or even do a search in the forums on making money with Google Adsense. There are many people here that do use this option.

      Bonnie

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      Job Nigeria 9 years ago

      Google Adsense......is it a job or business opportunity ???

      Regards,

      Job Nigeria

      http://www.job-nigeria.com

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      Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

      Thanks Gabriel! Many people post questions about work from home job sites and run across business opportunities. Since most of the ops require an investment, they assume it is a scam. I hope to help people to understand the difference in the offers that they are viewing as MLM already gets a bad enough rap as it is!

      Bonnie

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      gabriel_leese@yahoo.com 9 years ago

      Thanks for setting up a thin line between "scam" and earning profit...and that's honesty in a virtual world.