Yes, there are real ‘work from home’ jobs, and because of that there are more work from home scams than there are real jobs.
Is there an easy way to tell a scam from the real thing? Yes, there is and I can tell you now that the main thing to look out for is money. The way real employment works is that you do a task, and you get paid for it. Money flows from the employer to the employee. If you are looking at an on-line job opportunity and the company or website you are looking at asks that you pay them a fee for a subscription to ‘list of places that will pay you to do on line work’, chances are that is a scam.
Work from home scams are designed to trick people who want nothing more than to use a computer to work from home. These are some scams that have tricked people:
·Registered Tutor: For only $500.00 they will send you their complete kit that will ‘train’ you to be a successful ‘LICENSED’ tutor in your own home, even if you never got good grades. The kit includes a ‘test’ that you take and mail back to them. They then send you a pretty certificate and promise that your name will be put in their international database of licensed tutors. And that is it. Being in an international database is not going to do you any good, and in most of the world, you do not need a license to be a tutor, you just have to know your subject. Giving these people $500.00 for a dubious certificate is silly. You can become a tutor by handing out your business card to local schools.
Now, with the help of computers, there are many options open to anyone who is willing to take a little time and effort. You no longer have to risk your life or embarrass yourself in a video to have a chance at real income, and you don't have to spam your family and friends with email advertising in an effort to earn a few pennies for each sale of 'affiliate' products.
Working From Home Using Your Computer and Your Brain takes a look at several different work from home jobs you can do. Some of these, such as 'Dropshipper' don't take a lot of skill, training, or even special computer programs to do, they just require your time.
If you have ever wanted to run and curate a gallery, open a virtual shop, enter the fashion or gift wrap design business, this will give you a chance to look at your options and begin to investigate what it will take you to start a profitable business from home.
From starting with nothing to paying off student loans to buying a house to starting a business this 180+ page guide gives you carefully crafted budgets that you can follow and get the results you have always wanted. Week by week guides help you track and save your money so you WILL achieve your goals.
Don't get stuck stuffing envelopes, it is not a real job!
...If I open a store, people will buy from me...
In the end, what actually happens is this: People see pictures of the product, place the order and send in the money. You use some of that money and apply it to the item and delivery costs – (if you have any) then get it directly to your customer and YOU keep the difference in your bank account as a profit!
BUT - UNLESS you have the customers, you do not make any money, and that one thing can doom you to failure.
You see, if you have a shop on the street, people walk by and people drive by. If you put up colorful signs that are big enough, people will see them when they drive by. If you have windows, you can put up attractive displays that will make people want to come in when they walk by. People see the signs and displays and tell their friends, and before long people start coming into the store to look at things and buy things.
Your store on the internet does not have a street that people drive on and it does not have a window that people walk by and look in.
Your store on the internet is like a nice shop that someone opens up in the basement of an abandoned mall that has been boarded and bricked up except for one tiny entrance that is in the back of a dark cave, filled with piles of weeds and sticky insects. The mall AND the cave are on an island that is in a fog bank on a river filled with mean fanged fish and it is running too fast to swim in and is too deep to wade through. The only way to this island is on a special boat , hidden at the end of a tunnel that is guarded by an evil robot who will throw you in the water unless you say a super-secret password EXACTLY the correct way…AND…the only road to this tunnel goes through the biggest, best, brightest and most colorful and wonderful city full of happy kittens, smiling puppies, celebrity chefs ready to share their secrets, happy beautiful people smiling and telling funny jokes and endless stores of all kinds full of things everyone wants and needs.
That is the internet. The companies with the biggest ‘presence’ get the most attention and the smaller companies, the ones who cannot afford such presence have to find other ways to get people to their ‘hidden island’.
What does that mean to you? It means not many people are going to manage to get through all of that and find YOUR products. No one told you this. They told you "people make millions of dollars every day on the internet". That is true. Some people make a million dollars a day by spending almost that much on advertising. One hundred million other people make one or two dollars a day. That much is true. There is money to be made.
No one wants you to fail. YOU do not want you to fail. You have put too much time, effort and maybe even money into your idea to just let it fail. So now you have to turn your attention to getting those people to want to come directly to your ‘Product island’ Because the more people who come…the bigger that path gets. And in the end, if you do it right, you will have expanded that bright and shiny area to include your ‘island’. There will be no more caves and boarded up malls and evil robots to stop your customers, and their friends, and their friends-friends from seeing and/or buying the things you want them to see and buy!
Coming soon – Part 2: CUSTOMERS YOU CAN RELY ON!
Working from Home is Real
By Jenny Lee
How is it that people talk about working from home but no one knows how to do it? People used to work form home. My grandfather had an Italian restaurant in New York and raised my mother and uncles in the apartment upstairs. My Uncle, who is still a bookkeeper, does most of his work from an office in his basement. So that tells me that maybe there are more jobs that a person can do from home. Certainly in the age of computers and the internet there must be limitless jobs that a person with a brain can do from home.
Now, an Incredible new book from Excellence-Success Publishing, Working From Home Using Your Computer and Your Brain is the book people like you and I have been looking for.
Written in collaboration with the content writers at And Whatever Concept Works, this book explores several unique ideas for working from home.
You know, there are many reasons to work for a person to want to work from home. You may live dozens of miles from the nearest town or you may live in a part of town that is virtually unsafe to work in. You may have become the primary caregiver for a child, an elderly or disabled parent or spouse. You may have special needs yourself.
In the case of a business professional like a Lawyer or CPA, it may be the best way to save on high commercial rental charges. In the case of a Home Daycare worker, it may be the best way to spend time with their own children or grandparents. But, until recently, most people did not have the ability to work from home and actually hope make a livable wage.
The first part can sometimes be done with little to no cash up front. Drop shipping businesses do not usually stock the items they show. Smart business people get the manufacturers to give them stock photos of their featured products. The pictures are then posted on the website.
If you are selling crafts, you have already made your investment in the materials; your time has been added to the cost of the products you have made to sell. The same goes for general retail – but instead of making the products, you have gotten one in each size and color and gotten great pictures of them for your website. For informational products like classes or courses, you have presumably written them down and converted them to either an electronic file that can be delivered via PDF or that your customer can download and print out on their own. No matter how you finally deliver the product, your customers start by seeing pictures and descriptions of the products on line – on YOUR website.
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How to Avoid Work from Home Scams that take Your Money
- by Angel Hernandez
·The MLM: MLM is ‘Multi-Level Marketing’. Sponsors tell you it is ‘Just like Amway and Avon’, but you give them an upfront membership ‘fee’ that covers the cost of your website and your products. All you have to do is sell the products, and after a small monthly maintenance fee plus a re-stock fee, you get to keep the profit. The catch is this – the products are basic ‘Dollar Store’ merchandise that you are expected to sell at a markup, on line and get people to pay for shipping costs also. But no one will know about your MLM suite unless you advertise, and that takes a lot of money. So even though these companies give you a bonus every time you get one of your friends to sign up, in the end you wind up spending more money than you can possibly make.
It isn’t hard to work from home. There are real work from home jobs you can do. I do not mean the jobs you see advertised like ‘envelope stuffing’ or ‘data entry’. I mean real jobs like Graphic Design, Virtual Assistant, Content Writer and others.
Many people will tell you that there are no such things as on-line jobs. Even if you go to a huge forum like Yahoo Answers and ask ‘Where can I find good work from home jobs?” – The only answers you will get will be, “If they existed, everybody would be doing them.” Or “They do not exist.”
But the reality is, you have heard about them; they do exist. Check out the Fiverr website, for example. It doesn’t seem like a person could make a career out of doing small graphic design gigs. But if you look further, you will see that some of these people are able to charge professional fees for their tasks, and that means that even after the website deducts their portion of the sale, you can be left with a tidy income.
Other alternatives include the growing ‘virtual assistant’ jobs. Traditional companies often need people to do mundane on line sorting and filing jobs. As a Virtual Assistant, you get a special code and you log in to the company computers daily with your code, and they e-mail you tasks to complete. Occasionally, you may even get to call in and join in on a meeting.
These are just a couple of the most obvious work from home jobs. There are dozens more work from home careers out there, from wallpaper designer to on-line specialty boutique, the day is coming soon when working from home will be the normal thing and then people will be asking, “Is there a building I can go to and work every day in an office?” and folks will laugh and say it does not exist!
Doyou want to work from home? A lot of people do, if you are like me you want to find out how to work from home and earn good money. I know that people, like accountants, have professional skills that only require a computer and a desk to make an income, and nannies, have compassionate skills so they only require a safe and comfortable place to care for their charges. But, let’s face it, most of us wind up working for other people because we lack knowledge or resources to make a living working from home.
I know some people like leaving their home and making a commute to and from where they work every single day because not everyone can work from home. There are noisy neighbors, nosey neighbors and nuisance neighbors that disrupt you on the best of days. For you it is better to get out of the house and drive somewhere so you can get peace and quiet!
But what if you do not have a job? There are places where getting work is not easy. Also, people who went to law school and graduated and cannot get a job. There are people who have a Master’s Degree in Literature or a PhD in History and they are working flipping burgers or pouring coffee.
The people who are lucky enough to have a space to work from home using their computer and their brains need to know how to avoid work from home scams. We need to know how to Create Fund and Start Our Own Businesses.
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The Sudden Entrepreneur
By J. O’Brian
Will you Seize an Opportunity?
You see an opportunity and you start thinking, “I can do that. I can do that thing, and earn money.” Maybe the local deli is for sale, or maybe the local dry cleaner is closing. Maybe the people in your neighborhood are always complaining about the lack of a grocery store or print shop. If you are the kind of person who thinks that way, then you can become an entrepreneur. If you have skill at starting, managing and organizing things like events, you can become an entrepreneur. Any person, who takes on the initiative and risk to start a small business, is an entrepreneur.
A smart entrepreneur knows how to spot a scam. Many companies market to entrepreneurs with promises of easy wealth by following their ‘programs’. But these programs consist of endless ‘courses’ that teach ‘proven methods’ and in the end, after a hundred ‘courses at one low price’ you are instructed to take a ‘premier course’ which starts the whole process over again.
The only person who makes money from this is the person who set up the courses. So remember if a person or company wants you to pay them a large sum so you can earn money, it is a scam.
You may see a need in your community; rows of empty store fronts but not one clothing shop. You see acres of empty warehouse space, but not one green grocer. You are the person who says to themselves, “If I open a used clothing store, people will come to me instead of going across town; If I use that warehouse to ‘farm’ vegetables under lights, I will be the ‘green grocer’”. You are not the person who wonders, “Why doesn’t someone open a shop in that empty space.” No, YOU are the person who says, “I wonder what kind of shop will make money in there?”
And that is what it takes to be an entrepreneur; the willingness to accept the risk of failure. Not every person who starts something succeeds. In fact, most people who have made a great success from an idea initially failed. But they went back and kept working on their prototype or they kept working at their presentation and used the information gained by earlier failures to make that first success. The true entrepreneur has a setback and ask herself, ‘What did I learn from this?’ but the dilettante or ‘fake’ entrepreneur will say of the same setback, ‘This is stupid, I don’t know why people even try, everyone who does this is stupid.”
Being a real entrepreneur means that you are the kind of person who is willing to take the risk to invest your own time, energy and sometimes savings into an idea that will, with dedicated work, succeed.