Facts About Work At Home Scams

shutterstock_11316967By now, we’ve all seen them or at least heard of them. Stories of people making tens of thousands by working at home, often by doing hardly any work at all. From blog comments to Facebook posts to TV commercials, it seems like everyone can make an income by working from home. But if that’s the case, why are so many people still heading to work every day? The answer is obvious – most of those work from home stories are false. If it sounds too good to be true, odds are that it probably is.

However, there are some very real ways to make money from home and with the right tools and steps at your disposal you can find a great opportunity. The key is knowing how to separate the scams from the real opportunities.

For starters, pay attention to how you actually become a part of the work from home opportunity. A big up-front investment is a clear sign that you’re dipping your toes into dangerous waters. Whether you’re paying for an assembly kit to make crafts from home, investing in a network marketing opportunity, or paying some other big up-front fee for supplies, resources, or even a franchise, you may need to do some more research.

Also pay attention to the way that businesses are represented. One of the most popular scams right now features things like Google or Yahoo, using them or messages like “As Seen On TV” to lure in victims and make them think they can make money through Google ads or something similar. But instead, they begin to get charged huge fees that are hidden deep within the fine print of their agreement.

And be sure to spend a minute really looking at the promises made by a work from home opportunity. Be honest with yourself – do you really think that any business is really going to pay you thousands of dollars every month just for doing hardly anything at all? I am certainly not saying that these opportunities aren’t out there, personally I have a friend who is making a very healthy six figure income from home with a network marketing business, but it took her 12 months to get to this point and she spends more than 5 hours a week on her business.

If you have doubts about work from home opportunities, spend some time researching the opportunity online. You can find reviews written by those who have worked with the company before, and more just by running a quick online search or check their website for video testimonials from other clients to ensure the business opportunity is legitimate.

There are plenty of amazing options for earning money from home, from freelance work to opening your own online business.  Just spend some time making sure you’re using the right kind of business opportunity, and you may be able to find the success you want.  Click Start Digital offer some great work from home businesses (ready to go eCommerce stores) visit the Website Businesses For Sale page for more info.