Is anyone else scared to try a work from home job?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Jul. 18, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Good question. Everyone should be a little skeptical with all the scams out there. I paid a small fee for my membership package when I joined with my WAH team and I have never looked back. Best decision I made. NOW I love living life! Have a good day...good luck whatever you do!

    Answer by Katie2233 at 11:15 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Not exactly scared, just weary. If a WAH job askes for money or strt up fees of any kind, then its most likely a scam. I have WAH, but it was for a someone I knew.

    Answer by kimsamomof3 at 10:07 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I was at first, but I eventually found a business I am successful in and enjoy. Before doing any business or job, you should research A LOT and feel comfortable with your choice. A work at home "job" shouldn't ask for start-up fees, but work at home businesses often cost for training kits, website fees, etc. Most are not scams, you just have to do your research!

    Answer by MaggL6 at 10:20 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I didn't join a business until I knew I was truely interested in the products and the other aspects of it other than the money! Ask me whatI do!

    Answer by GarlicMom at 10:39 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I was at first too...I did alot of scams until I finally ran across a awesome company that is real.

    Answer by businesswife1 at 10:43 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I was, and then after losing so much money with Avon, The MOM Team, and a few other work at home things I figured they were all a waist. BUT I finally found one that I make good money at. I love it. for more information...

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    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:15 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I have always wanted to WAH. But find the start up costs outrageous for some... an then others just seem fishing.

    Answer by RSnody at 12:00 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • I am very scared. I am barely making ends meet on our household income and I CANNOT afford any type of fees to start a work at home job/business. I am looking for something that I can do now while I have a full time job to earn extra money and then possibly turn it into my full time stay at home money maker.

    Answer by Videokinggirl at 3:26 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • Nope, I took the plunge and researched long and hard. I found a company that is totally risk free! It is amazing and I am making real money. Helping to support my family.
    What we do: Market our free websites(training provided), Dial people into overview calls, Set up online accounts, Mentor others, Earn residual income that builds over time

    What we do not do: Invest money, Buy inventory, Sell Products, Take orders, Telemarket

    You can work part time or full time depending on your income goals, everything is month to month, no contracts or quotas, no monthly fees

    I work from home on my computer and telephone!
    I found a risk free way of earning money from Home.
    I have found a team to last a lifetime and I love passing it on to other families. :) This month you can earn a $150 or $300 gas card just for part time work. Let me help you ease the financial strain of a bad economy.

    Answer by tafania at 3:45 PM on Jul. 18, 2008

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  • There are home businesses and jobs at home. Stay away from things that say Rebate processing and be careful of data entry jobs, especially if they show you a page that looks like a clickbank account. Rebate processing really involves marketing and selling clickbank items online. You make a commission on everything you sell and if you offer a discount or rebate you might be able to sell it easier. You will make the normal commission and then have to process the rebate/discount to the payer. Data entry can sometimes be a scam too. I am using homejobstop for real jobs although you still have to be careful. In our local area there is a legit phone mystery shop company I found in the local paper and interviewed with. I couldn't do it because my son didn't have a specific nap schedule and had colic. It might take a while to find something that's right for you, but it is worth it.

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 1:12 AM on Jul. 19, 2008

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