Avoid Work From Home Ploys For Your Money
When looking for legitimate work from home jobs, one needs to be careful to avoid work from home ploys for your money. Working from home is getting more and more popular and many people are searching for jobs or opportunities to do so. I will address the opportunity search in a different article. With the increasing number of people wanting to work from home, there are those who devise clever plans to take advantage of those looking for legitimate jobs or opportunities. There are many legitimate companies who are allowing more options for telecommuting such as customer service, data entry, transcription, etc. While searching, you will need to be aware of and avoid work from home ploys for your money.
Avoid Work From Home Ploys For Your Money By First Listening To Yourself
One of the best ways to avoid work from home ploys for your money is to listen to yourself. If you come across something that causes the hair on the back of your neck to raise up or makes your eyebrow raise, be attuned to that. It may be your intuition trying to tell you something. There is authentic work out there, but often times we know something isn’t right for us, but we aren’t really paying attention to our body clues telling us to beware.
We have heard a lot these days about stuffing envelopes or things that are related to overseas.
There was a common job ploy going on where stolen goods would be sent to the “employees” house where they would repack it and ship it overseas, not knowing that the goods were actually stolen. The pay for this was significant, but first you had to use your money to package and ship with promise of reimbursement. That was supposed to come by cashier’s check along with your pay for your service. The check is greater than what is owed. The worker supposedly was to deposit the check and send the difference to the employer’s overseas bank account. Of course, you guessed it, the cashier’s check eventually bounces and you owe the amount of the whole check. Nice, eh?
Ways To Avoid Work From Home Ploys For Your Money
With legitimate companies, generally, an employer will interview you in the typical way as they would if you were getting a job not working from home. They will require the same type of paperwork. They will not require money up-front, which is your first tip off. Legitimate employers don’t charge you to come to work for them in a telecommuting situation. There are occasionally some exceptions to the money up-front rule, but make sure it seems reasonable. There are some medical transcription companies who require the person to either purchase or rent the required equipment needed to set up your home office, which allows them to deliver their finished dictated project appropriately. They should be explicit on what hours you are expected to work and what your pay will be and of course, how you will be paid. Here are some other things to consider.
1. Consider the company before giving out any private information. If it is a company you have never heard of before or just don’t know anything about, take time to check it out before agreeing to any position with the company and before giving out personal information.
2. Check out companies with the Better Business Bureau. Not all legitimate companies choose to pay for membership with the Better Business Bureau, but it is a good place to start searching for information. If there are any complaints, you can decide whether it is a legitimate reason not to do business with that company.
3. As always, red flags should be flying or at least yellow ones if the job is promising huge pay for little work. Any legitimate job is going to require work and commitment just like any job. There are no easy roads to a paycheck, although some may be easier than others.
4. You can always ask the company for references also. If they back away, then maybe you should too.
To avoid work from home ploys for your money, you will need to be diligent and take the time to research. Do not hesitate to ask questions about their company and the position itself. Make sure it is clear whether they expect any up-front costs for anything, the hours to be worked and pay. If it sounds straightforward and the hair on the back of your neck is staying down, then it may be a position you wish to pursue. To avoid work from home ploys for your money though, your best bet will be to stay attuned to your own intuition.