Legitimate Work from Home Positions Really Exist

Working from home may seem like a luxury to some, but it is also a necessity for many others. Various life circumstances, like needing a better work-life balance, being a caregiver for an ailing family member, not having reliable transportation, or living in an area without job opportunities, can make working from home necessary.

You may ask, is it really possible to find a legitimate work from home job? My answer is, YES it is. It is very possible to work from home and make good money doing it. I do it everyday. Even though it’s definitely possible and not as difficult as you may think, there are some challenges to consider when trying to find a work from home job.

Below are a few tips to use when looking for legitimate ways to make money from home.

1) First decide if you want to be an employee of a company or start your own home-based business. They both have their own pros and cons. If you work as an employee, you have a steady pay check and you may have benefits if the company offers them. You also don’t have any financial risks. Meaning you don’t have to worry about paying the business’ bills. When working from home as an employee, you may have to work a more standard schedule and not have much flexibility with that though, but that also really depends on the company. If you start your own home-based business, you assume all the financial risks, but your work hours can be more flexible and you can usually be more creative. As for me, I do both. I work as an employee to keep a steady stream of income coming in and I also follow my own business passions on the side.

2) Avoid becoming someone’s mark and get rich quick schemes. Being a “mark” means that scammers view you as a target and someone that they can take advantage of. Scammers make money by preying on people that are desperate for money. Even too good to be true job offers can seem reasonable to a person if you are desperate to make money and take care of your family. Always use logic. There is no such thing as getting rich quick. Making money takes hard work. If it was possible to make thousands weekly doing nothing, everyone would do it. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Any job that asks for you to pay them for the right to be an employee is a waste of time and usually a scam. Scammers are only looking to take the last little bit of your hard-earned money and then they will disappear and move on to the next mark.

3) Try to find work for a legitimate company. Many companies, like Dell, UnitedHealth, BCBS of NC, Apple, and Amazon, allow employees to work from home. Jobs usually require you to have a computer and internet access. Some jobs may also require a little time onsite, but most jobs are 100% location independent.

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4) Be your own boss and start your own business. Some work from home positions can stem from your own personal talents, passions, and interests. For example, if you love making jewelry, setup an online shop selling your custom made jewelry. There may be more people interested in your products than you think. Having an online presence opens your business to a global market, instead of just locally. Also sell your items on other major online marketplaces, such as Etsy, and Ebay. These sites have a tremendous amount of visitor traffic. Use it to your advantage. Keep in mind when working for yourself, you are responsible for all finances, and marketing. Once you post products that’s not it. You also need to market them on other online marketplaces and social media. Having a business is much like having a phone number. No one knows your phone number unless you tell them. Having a business is the same way. People will not know about your business unless you get out and market it and tell them.

Whether you decide to work as an employee for a company or start your own business, it is very possible to find ways to work from home and to make a descent living doing so. You do, however, have to watch out for scams and as with any type of job be very diligent with pursuing and following up with opportunities.

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