Friday, June 02, 2006

Avoiding Work At Home Business Scams..
Copyright © Obinna Heche

Are you Looking for those legitimate home business opportunities that are out there? They are really there but some of them are scams. Make sure you always check with the Better Business Bureau before signing into any at home job. It is always better to find out about a scam before you are bought into it. Real businesses will be interested in what you are going to do for them. They will want to know that they will be represented in a fashion show that will make them more money in the long run from your success. A real company that is looking for affiliates will not SPAM your e-mail with offers. These are the tools of the scam artists out there.

They send bulk junk e-mails hoping someone will fall for it and they do. The real companies will post the needs on sites that are relative to what they do and sell. You will go to a specific site of a specific company and it will have an advertisement to work at home. They will also expect you to seek them out and will probably not even bother you till you make the initial contact. You will able to find other sources in magazines and books related to business or a specific type of business as well. Even when you do find that legitimate at home business opportunity you will want to look at their history. You will want to know the experience others have had working for them and check the Better Business Bureau for any complaints. Never just invest with out digging around for a while.

There are some red flags to be looking for when searching for a home-based work opportunity. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is a scam. You should be wary of any business that offers you unrealistic amounts of money for mundane tasks like stuffing envelopes. If someone offers you thousands of dollars per hour to do nothing of any value, then there is probably a problem. Think about it, would you pay someone $1000 per hour to watch television and eat Cheetos? Not likely. Real companies expect real work done right not laziness.

Working from home does not mean you do nothing. If the company puts pressure on you to “decide now” or tries to force you to “buy now”,then this is not a very good sign and is not legitimate. Real business owners want money but they want to know who you are and what you will be doing for their company’s name. They don’t want just anyone to be promoting them. Be wary of having to pay to get a job. You don’t have to pay the grocery store to work for them and it applies to at home jobs as well. More than likely this is a scam. Check your state agency to see if the previous buyers list is posted as required by law. If the company you are looking at doesn’t have one then don’t buy into it.

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