If, due to your health condition, you cannot leave the house or, for some other reason, prefer to work without leaving your apartment, remote online work is a great opportunity for you. However, this type of activity is fraught with a certain risk associated with a high probability of facing a scam. To avoid meeting with online scammers, start looking for a job in the right direction.
Step 1. Avoid business sites that promise unrealistically high income
The probability of earning a hundred thousand rubles in a couple of days is practically zero.
Step 2. The first thing to do is to learn how to filter out unnecessary information by viewing ads
Step 3. For overseas websites, seek confirmation of approval from the US Chamber of Commerce, the Bureau of Better Business Practices, or Truste.org
Step 4. Make sure the site has contact information
Check for a physical address. Make sure the site owners can be contacted at the email address provided. Having contact information increases the credibility of the site.
Step 5. Check any company that piqued your interest
At the very least, her website should have a phone number that is available during business hours.
Step 6. Using Yandex or Google to search for remote work is not a good idea
Many of the offers that the search engine will give you for the query "work from home" may be fraudulent. Instead, try using the time-tested job boards for jobs.
Step 7. Try to understand the needs of the job market
Which companies might need freelancers to do what type of work? By looking at job listings, you will find that remote work often requires, for example, call center operators, but no one will pay money to seal envelopes.
Step 8. Beware of the startup capital requirements
Working from home is a regular job, just like many others, except that it is done in the “home office”. You are not paying money for the right to get a regular job in any company. Likewise, when concluding a contract for the provision of services remotely, you should not be required to pay for registration or for receiving “instructions”. In other words, if you have to pay to get started, it is almost certainly a scam.
Step 9. Don't believe in “money back guarantees”
Often times, you are asked to buy a get-rich-quick scheme. Naturally, 99% of such offers are pure fraud. At the same time, the scammers promise to return your money back if you are dissatisfied with the result. We hope you understand that no one is going to keep this promise.
Step 10: Working from home does not require a "program" or "system" that you have to pay for in order to learn to work
As with any job, either you already have the necessary job skills or you don’t. If you need to acquire some knowledge and skills in order to get a job, go to college, vocational school or technical school.
Step 11. Turn on your brains
If it were really possible to earn 35,000 rubles a week for simple work that can be done without leaving home, then everyone would be engaged exclusively in this. That being said, it sounds too good to be true.
Step 12. Find the domain name in Domain Tools
This way you will be able to check the registration information.
Step 13. Find the warranty on the website
You need to read the warranty very carefully.
Step 14. Enter your company name on Google
If someone has already become a victim of deception by this company, this fact has probably been attested to on the Internet.
Step 15. Read any reviews and testimonials carefully
Are the existing photos taken too professionally? Are the reviews posted too good to be true? They are highly likely to be fake.
Step 16. Avoid pyramids and lotteries
You can find out about these types of fraud on the Internet.
Step 17. Tell your friends and family about any options you are considering and ask their opinions
Step 18. Take your time to agree to the first offer that comes across
There are many honest and legal ways to make money from the comfort of your home. But you need to be careful. You will soon learn to distinguish between honest and fraudulent offers.
- Move your credit card away. Take your time to spend your cash until you are sure that you will not lose it irrevocably.
- Do your job efficiently, now your home is your office.
- Don't make impulsive decisions. As they say, the morning is wiser than the evening. The situation often looks very different in the morning.
- Avoid entry fees.
- Check out business resources at about.com.
- Search Google for reviews of the company you are interested in.
- Don't be discouraged if your first attempt fails. Finding a good job at home takes time.
- Find all the information available about the company and its owner to ensure the legitimacy and integrity of this business.
- Don't be fooled by attractive high income offers. Be careful.