I make seven thousand dollars per month working at home part time! Say again?! Yes, there are work at home plans touting large profits for little work. Are they legitimate? You need to find out before making any commitment; please read on for ways to avoid being taken.
More than likely you have seen them cropping up all over the internet: work at home schemes promising participants vast sums of money for selling a product, clicking ads, making phone calls, etc. The plans are as varied as they are innovative. Unfortunately, many are scams meant to extract cash from your wallet and certain to leave you feeling miserable and stupid. So, just how can you make sure that a work at home plan is legitimate? By continuing to read on for some suggestions to help you avoid being cheated.
Online Forums, Blogs, etc. — Google a search on the internet for the company’s name and narrow the results further by including negative words such as complaint, scam, judgment, etc. If a company is up to no good, likely that information has been published somewhere. Caution: too much praise about a company could be a company “plant” placed online to create a positive spin about their operation. Conversely, bad news could be a single disgruntled person. Get as much additional and independent information before making a determination whether something you read online is actually true.
Personal Investment — If you have to pay for the product, i.e. to receive a list of companies providing information work information, etc. this should be a warning flag to you. Any outlay of cash on your part should raise some concern.
MLM — Some work at home businesses are nothing more than multi level marketing (MLM) schemes. This means you make a percentage of the sales of people you bring in to the business below you. Not all MLM schemes are illegal…unethical may be another matter!
In all, exercise extreme caution before agreeing to any work at home plan. If a work at home plan sounds too good to be true, than likely it is false. Ask hard questions and do not sign a contract before letting a legal professional of your choice review the plan.