Working from home! Scams, scams, scams!

March 24, 2008 8:32am CST
Hi there. I'm just wondering of anyone has any advice or could possibly help me? I'm a very shy stay at home mum and I desperately want to help my partner bring in some cash. He works very hard for a minimum wage and I feel so bad that I can't help him. I know there are projects such as Avon or Kleeneze but I just don't possess the confidence to do face to face selling. However I'm not really qualified for anything else. I'd like to stay with my daughter mainly because she's too young to leave, but also we'd have to pay for childcare, which would almost instantly wipe out my few potential earnings. I've searched on every site possible but most people are either scams or ask for start-up fees that I can't afford. Why is it so hard to find a honest days work? I'm a very hard worker and would gladly do what most people find boring but every likely source ends up revealing itself as a scam! Help! Please!
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@Terese (158)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Hi lisa_jane My best advise to you is to go to www.sohojobs.org You will be viewing job postings from real companies who hire people to work from home. The companies hire you, train you, pay you real money, and allow you to set your own schedule within their business hours. It is a real blessing. Sohojobs.org has a scam post too! I love it and work for 2 companies currently. I make an extra $800-$1000. I too, wanted to earn a little extra to help with our household finances. I do hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions. Teri K (id:au8tkat) "Working from home thanks to sohojobs.org"
31 Mar 08
Thank you so much for your response. I am currently exploring this site and shall let you know how I get on. Thanks! :-) Lisa. Xxx.
@Terese (158)
• United States
3 May 08
Hi lisa_jane Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been laid up for awhile! Did you go to www.sohojobs.org? Let me know how it went and if you signed up. It has been a real blessing for me. I get paid weekly doing work for one company; and LOVE IT! I am here to assist you anyway I can :o) Teri K "Working from home thanks to sohojobs.org"
@jdeforge (224)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Honestly, its so hard to trust anything now adays. I've searched high and low for a good working from method to supplement my income and to no avail. So many people out there with scams, you have no idea who's on the other side just baiting you waiting for you to fall for it. Then what worries me more is have you come across the website that seem okay, but then ask for your social security number?? It's like, obviously a real company for a real job would need that, but in no way shape or form would I ever supply that information! Are you handy with making things? Or possibly have items that you can sell on Ebay?
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24 Mar 08
I'm pretty good at making things but I don't have anything I could sell. I did think of Dropshipping but it seems so unreliable. And you're right, I don't want to supply such sensitive details online, it doesn't feel secure. I hope most genuine employers would understand that.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
30 Mar 08
First of all you have started right: by asking others about a place. Second, never give money to join. Third, don't give your personal information if they aren't listed with the BBB (add me as a friend and send me a private message here if you need more info. on that). Finally, trust your gut. (instincts)
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31 Mar 08
Thank you for responding. That is certainly sound advice and I shall follow it. I appreciate your help! :-) Lisa. Xxx.
• China
25 Mar 08
maybe u can travel some survery .some get paid from it , it has country limited some. but now i am doing the www.awsurvery.com. u can try these, some one recommed me , but i have got 31 dollar already , but haven't get the lower pay yet , but there is many good survery web , u can try these
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31 Mar 08
Thanks so much for your reply. I will certainly explore this option! Lisa. Xxx.
@gukguks (115)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 08
many site for work at home without starter fee like my lot. don't trust anything with starter fee
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@etnad0 (230)
• United States
1 Jul 08
www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=148089 That is a great site that allows you to work from home and they pay you for any article that you write. The rate is $3-$20 per article plus $1.50 - $2.00 per 1,000 views.
• United States
1 Jun 08
I know it is hard to find the right match. I've also learned things like if it sounds too good to be true, than it is and it isn't legitimate if you have to pay and so on. I have a wahm website and have free resources, some of which are links I've found on "scams" which may be helpful to you when checking on a certain business or company. The link is http://www.thewahmshack.com/resources/Scams.php to the "scams" page. Do you enjoy writing? You could try writing some articles and selling them, product reviews, posting on forums, this kind of thing. I've often thought of trying to become a ChaCha guide, so you may want to check into that option as well. Good luck to you.
@moonglow (74)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Stay away from eBay. Their fees are ridiculous. Open a store at blujay. Stock it with stuff from your home, thrift store finds, ask friends for donations of unwanted items, etc. It is 100% free...I promise you. There are other sites like ecrater, buyitsellit, etc. where you can open a store for free, but blujay has more traffic than any of them. You will want to promote your store a bit...making a Squidoo lens on one will really help you get sales. So, clean out that closet and get to work! Good luck.
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
9 May 08
I registered with two other sites for data entry job. I received two interview request in the first week of joining. So honestly the jobs are there it is wether you have the time or not. Please visit my profile and find banner for "Hire me" good luck.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
7 May 08
Well you can sell stuff in ebay. I am a music teacher who teaches music to idividual students. Twice a week I go out. THe rest of the days I stay at home unless there's a need to go out. You can try selling stuff in ebay. Everything is online but the sending out of items you either have to go to the post office or the courier people come to your house to collect. My bank account was only RM8 when I started off in ebay . Now I have spare cash to roll and help my husband in paying some of the groceries and even buy some of my favourite books. But then again selling online we have to be discerning.
• Australia
11 Apr 08
Most of the websites are scams. Especially for those who need you to pay membership fee. If you want to earn money, please go to the websites where registration is free. Although you earn little money, you don't lose money. Well, I've been finding many online jobs which helps me earn plenty of money for my uni. life. But it wastes me so money time for it. Usually 3 - 4 hours per day.
@Emmaglet (78)
9 Apr 08
Something like AQA might be good for you. I made a post on it earlier :)
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Hello Lisa Jane, I notice this post is three weeks ago. I hope you are still in need for links to real paying sites that you can do at home. If you are interested please add me to your friends list and I can send you the links. We cannot post any referral links on this post for mylot policy. I am glad you feel so proud of your partner and wanting to help at home. Mylot is a good site that pays for you to write and learn. I will also add you as my freind, please approve and I can share some of the linksto help you earn money. Good luck.
• Spain
24 Mar 08
have you try with this web page " http://bux.to/surf.php " good luck, Fernando C