How many times have you come across Facebook ads that say that you can make tens of thousands of dollars from the comfort of your home? In fact, you’ve probably have seen this at least once.
To add insult to injury, a lot of these ads have become more aggressive recently. Some even say, even if you are illiterate; even if you don’t have access to the internet; even if you are half dead, you can make millions of dollars every single day from the internet.
Talking about hyperbole, exaggeration; I know it’s so pathetic that its’ almost laughable but here’s the tragedy: the reason why these ads proliferate is that somehow someway, somebody is clueless enough to fall for these work from home jobs.
I am not saying these are all scams, but what I am saying is, some of the claims are so outlandish and so out there that they really are IQ tests. How gullible do you have to be? If somebody says you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars every single day without lifting a finger, shouldn’t you at least be suspicious? Shouldn’t this at least trigger your natural sense of skepticism?
Make no mistake. There is much legit work from home jobs out there. But the truth is, it all boils down to how they advertise. If you look at work from home jobs that are promoted through very aggressive claims, there’s a good chance that they’re too good to be true; there’s a good chance that they over promise and under deliver.
The sad reality is that many people do want to work from home. They want to work from home jobs. Maybe these are work at home moms; maybe these are disabled people; maybe these are retirees; maybe these are just people looking to live life according to their terms. So, they rather stay home, do a little bit of work at the computer and enjoy the rest of their lives.
Whatever your reasons may be for wanting to work from home, your desire does not absorb you the responsibility to do your research.
You have to ask yourself how legit this work from home job is. Is the pay rate realistic? Are the work conditions realistic? Are they appealing to emotions with their ads?
Are they setting up all sorts of unrealistic expectations? You have to pay attention to this:
Look for the number one sign of a scam. Despite the aggressive advertising, you can quickly find out who is a scammer and who is legit with one particular detail.
What should you look for? Legit and I’m talking about work from home jobs that actually pay you and involve real work. I am not talking about taking off your clothes in front of a webcam or engaging in some sort of acts that you don’t want to do. I am talking about legit work.
Legit programs never ask for registration fees
If you are asked to sign up so you can be sent notifications of jobs and you have to pay a fee? That’s a problem; chances are, that is a scam. Real home-based opportunities don’t trick you with training fees.
Another alternative to the scam is training. They don’t say that you have to register to get jobs, that’s an obvious sign of a scam; but, if they tell you that you have to take a course or you have to go through training and then you will know how to get jobs; chances are, you’re being fleeced.
Don’t do it. Stay away from it. Don’t touch it with a 10 ft pole; it’s not worth your time.