Earn $1538 a month with a real work-at-home job
Woman's World May 10, 2005
Although most ads you see promising big money for work-at-home jobs are legitimate, you can earn good money from home, says Paul Edwards, co-author of Working From Home: Everything You Need to Know to Live and Work Under the Same Roof (www.workingfromhome.com). In fact, the average work-at-home person earns $1,538 a month! Here's how to find the real thing:
Spot A Fake
It sounds too good to be true. If a job offers large amounts of money for little work, you're most likely looking at a scam.
They ask you for money. Many home-party businesses have start-up fees, but they won't ask for money until you've received lots of information. “If it's a scam, they'll ask for money right away,” says Edwards.
No one answers the phone. “Your call should be answered or your message returned within hours,” says Edwards. A company should have an updated website.
Find Real Work
Stick with legitimate companies like Avon and Tupperware. Also consider answering customer service calls from home through reputable outsources like Willow CSN (www.willowcsn.com) and Working Solutions (www.workingsol.com).
Check these websites. The best work-at-home sites include www.elance.com, www.guru.com and www.moneymakingmommy.com.
MoneyMakingMommy.com agrees wholeheartedly with the article above. However, we also feel that there are many wonderful “programs” and advice booklets out there regarding work at home that do cost something. Just like a book in the bookstore, there are many great eBooks and info reports on working at home that someone has taken the time and energy to write and research. A fee would seem reasonable.
The bottom line, research, research, research! Be a grown-up and be realistic about your search. Ultimately you're responsible for your decisions. Get enough info on a particular program, product or home business to feel comfortable investing your money. Make sure they offer refunds.
Something that happens. The internet provides such “instant” gratification, that if a customer doesn't receive their product or log in information at light speed, they SCREAM scam. That's not always the case. Give the online vendor at least 48 hours (Monday through Friday) to remedy the issue. If all else fails, contact your credit card company and tell them to investigate the charge because you did not receive your “merchandise”. Here at MoneyMakingMommy.com, everything is done by ONE person. There is no staff. Typically there are kids underfoot, dinner cooking or the dog needs walking. I do my best to get back with everyone that calls or emails. But the reality is I receive 100's of emails and calls each and every day. I am only human, so I can see both sides of this issue.
I've talked to MANY people that have made money taking surveys, taking calls from their home, running a direct sales business or creating their own product and selling it. Many of them initially paid a fee to start their endeavor. Keep an open mind, but do be cautious.
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