Signs of a Legitimate Work-from-Home Job
My friend wants to work from home.
With high-speed internet, Skype, and a global economy, the possibility is there. But, after nearly a few thousands dollars in tools, tapes, training, and a long list of fake jobs, she still works a 9 to 5.
Are there legitimate work-from-home jobs out there?
Actually, there are legitimate organizations that offer work-from-home opportunities. The trick is to screen the job announcements for real work-from-home jobs.
Here are a few ways you can tell if a work-from-home offer is legitimate:
Check for testimonials. Make sure they’re real testimonials, too. “Jane B. from Tulsa” is not an actual testimonial. You can also network among your own family and friends to see if they heard anything about the offer.
Ask this question: Does the company have a history? Fly-by-night, start ‘em and fleece ‘em businesses fold up rapidly. You can check out their web site to see if they have info on how long they’ve been in business.
If you can find legitimate media outlets and blogs that confirm the work-from-home opportunities, that adds to the credibility.
No upfront money
If you’re asked for money to start the process, raise that ol’ red flag. There’s no reason a company should need money from you for work.
Use your favorite search engine and see if you can find negative reviews. Balance those with any positive reviews you find.
The path to legitimate work-from-home jobs start with this due diligence.
Here are a few good articles about legit work-from-home offers.