How to avoid work at home scams, Part 2: Use only legitimate job leads

February 22nd, 2008

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I’ve spent hours online looking for legitimate sources of work at home job leads. You know what? I was disappointed. Thousands of websites promise work at home jobs and home business ideas, but most of them make me suspicious. They make promises but show no accountability. Some sites didn’t even have an “About” page! Or it was buried too deep under all the advertisements!

I looked for websites that checked out job leads before posting them. Sites that charge a fee to access the job listings did not even make this claim. Unless they said so, I assumed that they did not screen the job leads.

So after days or research, I only came up with three websites that I feel confident enough to share with other aspiring work at home individuals: Continue reading »

How to avoid work at home scams, Part 1: Do your research

February 12th, 2008

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Have you ever fallen for a work at home scam? I have. Or rather, my DH has. And I was right there over his shoulder. We didn’t lose huge sums of money because we cut our losses early. But when you have three little mouths to feed, every cent counts.

So when I decided to become a work at home Mom, I promised myself that I would be more careful. I joined several work at home forums and discovered that there are ways to protect ourselves from work at home scams. This is a synthesis of the advice and information I received from the lovely women in WAHM.com.

Ask yourself three questions: Continue reading »