Legit work from home jobs
Are you looking for legit work from home jobs? As discouraging as it can be, there are many fraudulent opportunities out there on the web, but don’t give up as there are real jobs available. However a good number of people are looking for something quick and easy. When looking for something that requires no effort and happens fast, fraudulent scams are awaiting.
For those that are looking for real opportunities and know what real work is, then you are in luck. After I lost my job and being a single full time parent, a work at home job was ideal. I found hundreds of scams and fake promises but after a lot of research and learning what to look for, finding legit work from home jobs got easier.
If you see this ad below, RUN, TURN AWAY, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!! This is the biggest scam on the web and it changes names quite often but always looks like this. It will not at all help you, it is there just to take you money.
Tips On How To Spot The Wrong Opportunities
We all use search engines to try and find work, whether it is online, work from home or a traditional type job. Well these low life scammer opportunist try and prey on people that are in need of work or want to better their lives. So they use just the right keywords in place to grab your attention to try and get what little money you have left.
You will see a link in a search claiming they have “Legit Online Jobs Available”, you click on it and find a scam. You know it is a scam when it wants your money so that they can put you at the top of the list to be picked first for a job or have some golden opportunity that will make you $10K a month. Do not fall for this as business’ pay recruiters to find employees and figures like $10K a month don’t happen for someone just starting out in internet marketing.
You need to be aware of these scammers and know what to look for. Marketing is all about offering something that others want or need and with our economy being what it is, makes seeking an income a big target. Sometimes these opportunities could work but usually require more than what most could put in it or it is completely unethical trying to turn you into a scammer.
If it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is. If you are being asked for money or asked for access to your bank account, it is a scam. Again, why should you pay an employer to work for them or to them to turn around and pay you.
My favorite ones are the phone calls you will get offering you a job or opportunity that will have you making 6 figures by the end of the month. For one, there they go asking you to pay them for a job but don’t you think if the program was really that awesome, the people phoning you would be so rich that they wouldn’t need to be making cold calls?
Here are a few tips on what to look for to avoid being scammed.
- Limited Time Only Offer: When you see an ad that tells you that you have to “Act Now” or this offer will be gone, let it go. If it is a solid product or service, why sell it for a short time?
If the sales page has a countdown timer, avoid it, same train of thought applies, if it is something good and solid, keep the market on it as long as you can.
- Branding: If the offer doesn’t have a name or testimonials, then something is wrong. If their product or service is a great one, share the name of it so you can look it up and research it. If they are hiding the name of what they are selling, something is wrong.
- Job Description: If the ad is about offering you a job or enrolling you in an opportunity but it never clearly states what you will be doing, don’t signup. Regardless if you are applying for a job online or at a physical location, you want to know what you will be doing. You wouldn’t apply to be a brain surgeon if your whole back ground is in landscaping would you?
- Location Offers In Your Area: If this is an online make money from home opportunity and the ad needs you zip code or city to see if there are any spaces available, close the ad out. Unless this is with a real known company that may require you to make office visits, there is no sense in location availability. You are online, meaning the Whole World, you can work from anywhere.
- How Much You Can Make: When the ad starts off and especially spend half more of its time showing you all the money that made by showing you their money accounts, walk away. Even though you do want to target an opportunity that will make you money, watching crap on screen doesn’t prove the authenticity of how much money their program makes.
Photoshop and many video editors can easily manipulate reports. Plus you are wanting a job or start your own business, so the real goal is to find something you think you can do. Seeing and hearing all about how much money can be made has nothing to do with what you are looking for. These type ads are scams.
This also ranks up there with email ads or websites you will come to that show some person in a 10,000 square foot house, driving a Ferrari and has a private jet. All of these type ads are hype and scams. An incentive to get you pumped to give them all your money. Their offer is fake and will never make you a dime.
- MLM: Multi-Level Marketing is a long word or phrase for “rip off”. There are many of these type opportunities and even though some will make you money, the work is unethical and usually hard.
You have to incorporate others and those others and those others and so on to buy into something that usually in the end isn’t real. In other words, give me money and then go out and get others to give you the same amount of money and I get a percentage of what you get. That person in turns promotes the same thing and it becomes a pyramid.
There are MLM offers that involve real products so there is something tangible but where this becomes a limitation, you can’t sell just the product by itself. You may have a great product but what you are selling is a membership along with the product to sell the product.
You now have a pyramid of people selling the product and then shortly the market gets saturated with it and now your business just came to an end. You then have to start or join a whole new MLM line. MLM is not really ethical, usually has more failures than those that succeed and it always works out great for the guy on top. Best advice is to avoid MLM’s.
- Posting Links: Ads or opportunities that claim all you have to do is just post links and you will be making tons of money are scams. There is more to making money online in internet marketing than just posting links.
If you have ever posted a link on Facebook or Twitter, don’t you normally write a little description first? Of course you do and think about it, how many of those links of something funny or some good info went viral?
Most of these posting link type opportunities want you to give them money so they can get you setup. Well in your lifetime, how many times have you had to pay your employer to get a job? They need your help, they should be paying you to post the links if these were legit work from home jobs.
- Money Laundering: There are many money laundering type jobs or opportunities out there that you have to be careful with. I am sure you have seen or heard of thee emails that claim someone died and has claimed you beneficiary or something along those lines.
You may have seen in emails or online legit job offers that are check processing agencies and are looking for employees or partners. These are all dangerous scams. The whole goal is to get you to either use your back account or open one or more accounts so that they can process fraudulent checks in them.
What will happen is once the banks catch on, you are the one left holding the bag and fines, loss of all you savings or even jail time can occur. Also understand why money laundering is so incredibly bad. Terrorist use money laundering to keep their capital up to buy weapons, do you really want to help that cause? Drug and sex trafficking also use this process to fund their operations.
Legit Work From Home Jobs
After a some long hours of research I wanted to put together a list of real jobs you can look into. With any type of work, you should think about what you feel would fit you best. There are some survey type jobs that are legitimate and I will list them but keep in mind, the pay is very little.
Survey type jobs and Website Tester type jobs are not profitable. They consume more time than they are worth if you take in account your per hour rate and freedom. Both these methods, especially the Website Tester only are available when they email you. So it isn’t like you can do them all day and make a big paycheck, it is on a first come first serve type basis which makes it very inconsistent.
One of the more common ways people have tried for legit work at home jobs is eCommerce. If you are not sure what that is, think of eBay, Amazon, Shopify and many sites like those. There are several ways to getting started selling products online, to learn more go to my page on eCommerce.
Actual Remote Jobs:
These type of jobs can include composing and responding to emails, creating and distributing business related documents, responding to media and business inquiries, writing and creating content, and more. Check out Upwork and Zirtual
Medical transcriptionists earn around $35000 annual, most are self employed. Most are able to work at home, at their convenience. Since the job is transcribing recorded medical dictation, a computer, desk, and headphones are generally the only requirements. So if you have this background or willing to take a course in this field, this is an ideal job. Check out McKesson and UnitedHealth Group Careers
People that are fluent in more than one language can translate audio files or documents, and often help with cultural differences. “Companies can access home based translators with these language skills without being held back by geographic location.
Look for companies like or Working Solutions
A wide variety of businesses need workers to enter various data into their systems, whether that data is used to track inventory, track shipments, create business plans, or do performance analysis.
A wide range of companies need people who can answer the phone at all hours, assist customers, and process orders or deal with returns. Since more and more businesses are operating online, a growing number of these jobs are going to customer service workers who can work at home. Check out Freelancer and SimplyHired.
Tech support specialist
If you are technically inclined and technically savvy and have patience to work with people with computer issues, this might be a job for you. More and more companies are now hiring remote support specialist like Telenetwork or Support.com
If your written English is good and you enjoy putting your thoughts on paper, a
writing job may be perfect for you. Usually it involves writing blogs and articles
on behalf of different clients for search engine optimization.
A legal transcriptionist is provided with an audio file and is then asked to write
down what he or she hears. Unlike with medical documents, legal transcribing
work usually doesn’t need a specialized certification. However, excellent
English skills are required. Elance and Upwork
You might take an opinion poll, answer questions about shopping habits or
review a product. You’re generally paid in cash (PayPal or mailed check) or
with points that can be redeemed for gift cards.
You would be given a set of instructions that you are to follow in order to test
the website. Once you have done so, your work is to provide feedback to the
owner of the site. The owner is usually looking to see if their site is easy to
navigate and also intuitive.
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