Working at home is growing increasingly popular. And, why not?
Who wouldn’t want to sit around in their pajamas all day doing something they love and watching the money roll in. Except that’s not the way it really works.
Working at home is still work. Plan and simple. In fact it can be even more work than what a day job for an employer entails. When you work for yourself you are the one in control. You have to find jobs, collect money, and ultimately make sure your work gets finished.
Working at home can be awesome though. You can set your own hours and don’t have anyone standing over your shoulder.
If you’re thinking of working from home here are some common scams you want to avoid.
Don’t Pay for Anything
Unless you are becoming an independent representative from a well-known and highly trusted company do not pay for anything.
I had someone text me the other day asking me the details of my work from home life. They had just come across a program in which you basically had to pay to post ads for people. In reality someone should be paying you to post ads: not the other way around. The thing was a complete and total scam.
Never pay someone to give you work. Once you figure out what type of work you want to do you can find jobs yourself.
Unless you are purchasing a starter kit of tangible products from a highly known company do not pay for anything.
There are No Guarantees
Second red flag: programs that guarantee you a certain amount of income.
When you go solo there is never a guarantee in income. The amount of money you earn solely depends on how many jobs you can line up for yourself and the amount of time you’re willing to work.
If you find a program or course that guarantees you income walk away. No, better yet, run!
You Can’t Get Rich Quick
If there was a way for you to stay at home and get rich quick well, everyone would be doing it.
If you come across a way to work from home that promises you’ll get rich quick they’re lying. If there was some secret formula to earning money fast everyone would be doing it. Not to mention it wouldn’t be on the internet for free or for sale for $29.99.
It is Possible to Work from Home
There are work from home scams flooding the internet. Unfortunately the people who created these scams are banking on those looking for a legitimate way to start their work from home careers.
Just remember: working from home is still work and hard work at that. You can make your work from home dreams come true you just need an idea and time.
Never pay for any program that promises you’ll earn money or get rich quick, it’s just not going to happen.
Perform your due diligence when researching work at home opportunities and you’ll eventually stumble upon the best fit for you.