Did you know that about 95% of work at home opportunities are scams? Most of the work at home programs online will not assist you in making any money from home. That is sad but it is the unfortunate truth. Millions of people loose money every year buying these worthless work at home scams.
When I first started my quest to earn extra money online, I also lost lots of money on different work at home programs that turned out to be outright scams. I did eventually come across a few legitimate opportunities which I did make money from.
Here are some of the things to look for when trying to find a legitimate work at home opportunity:
Proper Contact Details listed on the website – If the opportunity is legitimate it should have proper contact details for customers. Before you buy or sign up for the opportunity, simply send any question about the product to see how long they take to respond if they do. Some scam websites have false contact details and after you buy their product you can not get in contact with them. As a result it is paramount that you first verify the contact details before you join any work at home program.
The next thing to look for is does the website offer a money back guarantee – a legitimate work at home opportunity will offer at least a 30 day money back guarantee. This is not much time to actually get great results from a work at home program, however it gives you an idea of what the opportunity involves and if it is a program that you are interested in doing from home. If you decide not to continue with the opportunity simply request your money back. If you do have a problem getting your money back you can lodge a complaint with your local Better Business Bureau or visit their website. You can also lodge a complain with the Federal Trade Commission.
This brings us to the next thing to look for and that is the credibility and history of the program – most legitimate work at home websites will have certification seals from companies like TrustGuard, HonestEOline, etc. This shows that the website is registered. However do not go wholly on the presence of these seals because some of them come with a registration fee, so once the website owner can pay the fee he/she can have the seal. Another thing is that some scam opportunity websites display these seals without authorization. To determine if the seal is genuine, you will need to click on it and it should take you to the certification website with proper authorization. However you can simply do a search of the opportunity on the Better Business Bureau website for any complaints made against the company.
Another thing to look for in order to find a legitimate work at home opportunity is the quality design of the website. Even if you do not know much about website design, you can when a website looks professional or not. If a website has terrible ad copy with typographical errors, links that do not work etc., leave right away because it is more than likely a worthless scam website.
Finally when looking for a legitimate work at home opportunity do not be too gullible. If it seems too good to be true, more than likely it is! Do not believe all the personal stories, photos of checks, photos of luxury houses and cars which they claim to own. Photos are easy to be edited and stories and testimonials can be fabricated. Simply use due diligence and analyze the opportunity.
Oh another thing, lots of website will state that the offer will expire in a few hours or a few days. Usually this is not the case and is simply a tactic used to cause you to make the purchase right away. You Do Not Have To! Review the opportunity properly to make an informed decision.
As revealed, you can find a legitimate work at home opportunity once you know how. Again please make sure the opportunity has proper contact details, it offers at least a 30 day money back guarantee, the opportunity is credible with a good proven track record -you can find out by checking the opportunity at the BBB Website. Also make sure the website is professionally designed. Do Not Be Too Gullible. If it seems too good to be true it is. Even though 95% of millions of work at home programs are scams, when you know what to look for you can find the needle in the haystack.