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Should a mom send money to a company that claims to help you to become a stay-at-home-working mom?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Nov. 11, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • NO NO NO! No business should ever charge you to work for them, HOWEVER, You will in most times need to buy your own marketing material.

    This means a website, catalogs etc.. whatever marketing has been approved for that company.

    If someone makes money off you joining its illegal. Commissions should only be paid for products purchased. NOT START UP KITS OR MARKETING MATERIAL.






    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 8:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Unless it's a legit direct sales company such as Avon, Tupperware, PartyLite, etc. etc. you should never send money to a company to join or get a job, they are rip-offs. Direct Selling companies charge for a starter kit and are legit, just no guarantees you'll actualy make anything.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:09 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • mom2jack: thanks for your opinion. OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • NO! Ive tried a few myslf that had a low cost start up fee just to see how legit the company was and if anything good would come of it and it never fails each and ALMOST everyone is always a scam. Just my thoughts on it though. Maybe there are some out there that are legit but I have yet to find one or hear of one.

    Answer by AProsser at 4:14 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • ya i work for a company and it might be what your talking about but mine is legit because im making money.. but some moms with the same company dont because it takes a bit to get yourself out there and learn how to work the job

    Answer by swaney06 at 4:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • If its a job,not direct selling or any type of a business,if its a work at home job,you should never pay to work for them.Now if its a home business like a previous poster said,then there is a fee usually for a startup kit,which usually has full sized products,samples,training materials.Usually enough to get started with your first few clients/shows.Good luck.

    Answer by Nattiesmom9603 at 4:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Only if it's a legit business. Most have a start up cost and/or membership fees(direct selling). That's what I do.

    Answer by how_reb at 5:38 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • I agree with most of the posts. Most all Home businesses are going to have start up fees or monthly overheads to run your business. I am with Ameriplan and you can come in for only $50 monthly overhead. You don't have to buy any kits or products, just pay your first month overhead to activate you.
    Work at home jobs you shouldn't pay for. Basically I see it as don't pay to work for someone else. A home business you are working for yourself so you have to cover the costs to run the business that an employer would typically cover.
    Good Luck!!!

    Answer by ChristinaDennis at 6:04 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • Any decent legit BUSINESS is going to have some kind of fees! BUT, JOBS will not!

    Here's why. With a business you are buying a franchise, just like if you were buying a Subway. The only difference is that you are working out of your home and not an office or storefront.

    A job however should NEVER have a fee. You will occasionally find a company that requires you to pay for your background check or drug test, but you'll run in to this with out of the home jobs as well.

    If they are telling you that this is a job and asking for money, run! But if it's a business, expect fees, it doesn't make them less legit. Do a little homework first.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:10 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

  • NO NO NO NO NO SCAM!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by rocamom at 6:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2009