Work at home jobs is plentiful, but you need to know what constitutes a scam. If you are looking for a full time salary, you may need to work two jobs for two different companies. Here are some common sense ways to tell if a job is a scam or not. If they promise you an exorbitant salary or money to be made, then this is probably a scam. If a job wants too much information such as phone number, address or cell phone number, then it is usually a scam job.
If a job wants financial information then you could be about to be scammed. Never pay for an at home job. If they are asking for money up front, then the job is a scam. Usually background checks are done but this is after you have more information. There is a difference between businesses and work at home jobs. Be sure that you know the difference between the two. Businesses usually have start up fees and are willing to sell their products. A work at home job pays you for the job that you do. This is the difference between the two.
Now to find these work at home jobs, there are several different ways to go about doing this. There are companies that are telecommuting friendly. You can check and see if they offer this type of a position. You can also check out freelance sites such as Freelancer or odesk. Most of the time, these sites are free or have free sections to them. Other job sites such as Craigslist, Simply Hired and others do have work from home jobs. Be cautious with lists such as Craigslist as scammers do abound on this site.
If you have a teaching degree or experience, you can become an online tutor. Tutor and others are looking for qualified individuals to teach and help students with homework. Data entry jobs are few and far between. Customer service is also a good way to get started in the field. With this, you have to have a phone line and a computer. Call centers are also good places to check out such as 1-800-Flowers for example. You would need two phone lines to work with a company like this. VA’s or virtual assistants are also a job that is high in demand. Places like Guru.com have these listed.
Appointment setters usually set appointments for companies. This can include telemarketing. There are many different jobs out there to choose from. Use common sense and you will not be scammed.