Starting a work at home job requires taking the time to research the job options and selecting the one that works best for your needs, interests and abilities. With so many scams, the best option for working at home is something that does not require you to pay fees beforehand because most scams require you to buy a system before you can start. Fortunately, you can start working at home without paying any fees.
- Select between four or five possible options. Options might include freelance writing positions, blogging or transcription jobs. For the freelancing or blogging, the initial cost is only as much as your Internet and computer. Meanwhile, transcription requires you to get the appropriate equipment if you do not already have it, such as headphones and the foot petal to pause.
- Look over the website carefully. Keys to look at so you avoid scams is the way the company pays, such as commission-based or salary-based as well as whether they use Paypal or not. Also scrutinize company promises and identify any hidden fees, such as a mandate to buy equipment through the company without the option to shop around and purchase it elsewhere.
- Avoid any website or business claiming that you can make thousands working only part time. Whether you are freelance writing or working at as a blogger, you should expect that you’ll work full time to receive full time compensation. Websites claiming that you’ll make thousands working only part time are likely a scam and have hidden fees you’ll pay when you sign up to participate.
- Sign up for one company and try it out. For example, join a freelance writing website and start looking for writing jobs on the website. The amount of compensation per job will vary depending on the website, the customer and the specific work involved. Try out the work for a week or two until you get paid. If you feel that you are not making enough for the work you are doing, try another option until you find the one that works best for your wants, needs and skills.