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Are Work at Home Jobs Possible Or Are They All Pure Scams?
I'm pretty sure you have come across hundreds (if not thousands) of "Work at Home" ads all over the place. In fact, you can find these work at home ads posted anywhere; for instance, you've probably seen them on telephone and street light poles around your neighborhood, your local daily newspaper, and ultimately on the World Wide Web (the Internet). So what's the deal with this "work at home" business? Is it just hype or can you really work from home as the ads claim? Read on for the truth you must know about working at home jobs.
First of all, there are two facts about working at home: There are legitimate work at home opportunities, but there are also work at home scams just as in most cases in this life. Being able to work from the comfort of your home might sound like a very interesting idea; and in fact, it is. After all, who wouldn't like to work at home and at the same time earn huge amounts of money? But then again, the work at home world is full of hype, so as a work at home job seeker, you must be extra cautious in not falling for a possible work at home scam.
Unfortunately, there are always scammers looking to rip off honest, hard-working people through very sneaky ways. These scammers take advantage of people's desire to work at home as a way to better their financial situation. The main reason these scammers are successful in taking people's money is because many times work at home jobs seekers become so excited about the great idea of being able to make money working from home that they become distracted and forget about the possibility of falling victim to a scammer. I mean, what scam would work if there were no willing victims? Since work at home schemes are appealing to many people who are just starting to get their feet wet in this industry (especially online), they can be very easy victims to experienced scammers.
You'll find that many of the "work at home" jobs you see being offered do not tell you the whole story behind their scheme. They intentionally leave out many facts including the fact that the work at home job you plan to apply for may cover several hours of work without pay! Sometimes, they don't even reveal all the costs required from you if you want to get that work at home job you've seen on the ads.
The truth of the matter is that many (if not most) of these work at home schemes require you to invest some of your own money beforehand. But why? Their usual answer to this question is that the money you give them will be spent on supplies or equipment (newspaper ads, envelopes, photocopies, paper, stamps, etc.) that will be needed to do the job. Sometimes they'll also tell you the money may also be used to pay for a especial "tutorial" that these work at home companies require you to take as well as the instructions you need in order to get started using a particular software involved in such work at home job. Therefore, generally speaking, these work at home schemes don't always guarantee you will earn big money, not at all! In fact, you could end up in the opposite side - losing all of your money with nothing in return :-(
There have been several people who have fallen victim to these sort of work at home scams. People who simply want to earn an extra income from the comfort of their homes find themselves cheated by con artists who take advantage of their financial situation. No doubt there are legitimate companies out there offering real work at home jobs for those interested. Unfortunately, work at home scams abound and it has become harder to find legitimate work at home jobs the easy way. So, if you are planning on trying one of those work at home jobs you've seen posted somewhere on some ads, do your research carefully to avoid falling victim to the scammers!
About the Author: Hector Morales is the owner of www.WorkAtHomeTips.ebizgear.com. Visit his web site to learn about a variety of work at home tips such as the truth behind Free Work at Home Stuffing Envelopes and Legit Work at Home Jobs.