Are there really any legitimate work from home opportunities? Or are most of them scams?
I got a call from a friend one morning, she was very excited to share with me that she got selected for a job she applied for online. She has one problem though; she doesn’t know how to wire the money they asked her to send as payment for the instructional kit, that they require before she can start the job. I was hesitant to tell her that it’s a scam because I don’t want to spoil her day, clearly no legitimate work from home job would require any jobseeker to pay for some training kit. It should be the employers who should pay for her training and not the other way around.
I told her to see first if the company is offering legitimate online jobs before paying anything. I don’t want to be the one telling her that it’s a scam because I want her to discover it on her own. With so many scams online it’s very difficult to distinguish the legitimate ones from what is not. The internet is not safe for everyone, especially if you dont take precautions to avoid scam artists when searching for legit jobs online.
But having said that, there are also a lot of jobs that you can make good money from working from home.
There are the best online jobs that really pay:
You can earn large sums of money selling items online by reaching out to people who want to get rid of their stuff but are too busy to do it themselves. If you already have experience selling good through auctions on eBay, business savvy and a lot of ambition then you will do great on this job. You can earn through charging a flat per item fee which can range from $5 to $25, or take a percentage of (20 percent to 40) depending on the volume of your business.
Many companies are looking for cost effective ways to save money, so they outsource some of their tasks online. What you need to be qualified is a computer, typing accuracy and speed. Data entry jobs are the most high in terms of demand but scams are also plenty. Earning can range from $6 to $20 per hour. You can find most of these legit data entry jobs on craigslist and in Google just type in “online data input jobs” and cold-call companies human resources departments to apply.
Then once you’ve got a regular client, you need to start offering extra services to push up your fees.
This job is for the multilingual job seekers who have the ability to read, write and fluently speak more than one language. You can find plenty of work in Spanish, French and Chinese but the more obscure the language, the higher the demand. The pay is from $10 to $50 per hour. You can visit translatorsbase.com for a wide offering of gigs and an idea of what each job entails.
As a transcriber you have to listen to a digital file of an audio interview but be sure to listen well, type it up and send it back to your client. This job is good for people who have a good typing accuracy and speed; a good pair of headphones so that you can clearly hear every details. Pay is from $5 to $40 per hour. You can look for regular work with a transcription services such as the ones at verbalink.com and scribie.com.
More on being a transcriber in this post.
You will handle some basic assistant job in an office setting at the comfort of your own home. What you need is a cheerful and calm demeanor, a phone and a computer and flexible hours of availability. This job can pay from $8 to $14 per hour. You can look some listing of these job ton indeed.com, simplyhired.com and careerbuilder.com
Beauty Product Seller
If you are some sort of a beauty specialist you can sell beauty products online. If you love make up you can consider joining Alcone at Home to earn extra money by selling their products. They are new and have a great reputation in the beauty industry. You can create your own personalized website to sell products or buy a starter kit, which is essentially a “business in a box” and includes marketing materials, makeup samples and more. At Alcone at Home their sellers can receive 10-30% sales commission which is a very lucrative way to earn additional income.
As an expert consultant you need to offer advice on just about everything. After registering as a guru on a specific topic you can begin answering questions from the public. All you need to do is to take a test to prove your knowledge or you can show some documents to prove your professional expertise. You can earn money per questions asked, the rate range from $2.50 to $25.