You can successfully make money working at home. I have been doing so for the past three years. You do need to be careful of scams, because there are a lot of them out there. On the same token there are a lot of legitimate opportunities as well. The key to finding a legitimate work at home job is knowing where to look and doing some research.
Don’t be afraid to research and check a company or an opportunity out before you apply. I have found that www.ripoffreport.com and the Better Business Bureau are good places to start. Sometimes just doing a simple Google search on the companies name will bring you a wealth of information. Also don’t hesitate to use the old age rule of thumb “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.” Trust your instincts.
Another tip is that you shouldn’t have to pay for any opportunity. While some companies will require a fee for a background check, or equipment, asking for payment upfront to get a job is not necessary and usually is a good sign of a scam. You might want to also stay away from those jobs that appear in your email box, ones that you don’t remember applying for.
Lastly, your best bet is word of mouth from others who have successfully found work at home. Two online job boards that I check daily are www.ratracerebellion.com and www.workathomemafia.com. Legitimate work at home jobs are listed daily on both sites. You can also read about others experiences with companies that you may be thinking of applying to on the WorkAtHomeMaffia board.