Work-At-Home Jobs Often Not Scams

Better Business Bureau Consumer Alert

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a consumer alert for people to be wary of business opportunities promising quick, easy money. In 2009, the BBB logged 12,641 inquiries and 21 complaints regarding work at home jobs. The 21 complaints stemmed from a kit that people ordered to commence their work from home. The kit either never arrived, or, if it did, it acted as a guide rather than a job.

Work-At-Home jobs are the most profitable way for people to earn a living while being their own bosses and controlling their own salaries. Aside from those fallen victim to scam job opportunities, many people who work from home love what they do. It is entirely possible to employ online business strategies to work for your benefit. You just have to know how.

The Federal trade Commission advises you to stay away from medical billing, at-home assembly, rebate processing, mailers and online searches more often than not prove to be scam jobs resulting in profit for the advertiser alone, not for the employee.

According to the FTC, here are some questions you can ask when applying for work-at-home jobs via an online employer or advertiser.

Ask These Questions Before You Sign Anything Or Send Any Money

  • Who will pay me?
  • Where is the business located and how long have they been in operation?
  • When and how will I receive my first pay check?
  • Will I be paid salary or commission?
  • What will I have to do?
  • What do I get for my money?
  • What is the total cost of the program?
  • Will I have to pay for supplies, postage or advertising?

You can read other articles on that will show you how to avoid work-at-home scams, and how to find the best online jobs for you.

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