Home based job and business opportunities are increasing because of the Internet. Though there are thousands of legitimate companies that offer real work at home jobs to people, there are also a lot of scammers. Because working at home is attractive, false job offers are all over the Internet. This post will provide information on how to identify and avoid work at home scams.
Working from the comfort of your own home sounds ideal. But there are some things to think about before you start – this post will provide information on the things you need to think about before you start working from home.
I want to welcome you to my work at home tips blog. I started this blog to provide tips and advice to people who are considering working from home, or already work from home. I also plan to share other people’s work at home stories in this blog. I wanted to start, however, but sharing my own work at home story. I started working from home in 2003. Back then, I had been working part-time at a clothing store. My hours were very sporadic, however, and the money I was making barely covered what I spent on gas to get back and forth to work. I knew I had to find a job where I could make more money. I found my first work at home job with West Telemarketing (now called West at Home). I took inbound calls from people who were ordering different things. I worked on lines such as Home Shopping Network, Pizza Hut, and another company called Direct Response, which I took calls from people who were calling in response to different infomercials. I loved working for West Telemarketing because I could work my own hours, work as many hours as I want, and there were no taxes taken out of my check – I was an independent contractor. My job with West Telemarketing ended after about 8 months, however. Luckily, I had another work at home job lined up. This one was with Onsite Sourcing, which was a company that provided data entry work. I was an employee with Onsite, however the work was very sporadic. I worked for them on and off for about 3 years, until they went bankrupt and the company that bought them decided not to use people who worked from home anymore.