I want to work from home. I have stated the motivating factor why I want to in my previous post. I have been in the look out for some online income generating opportunities for quite some time now. Fortunately for me I have found an online freelancing site where I could work from home at my own time and pace three months ago. I know this is just the beginning. I still have my regular 9-6 job outside. Hopefully I can really work from home for good so I can have more time with my family.
When my friends knew about my "discovery", questions like "Isn't it a scam? Is it really possible to make money working from home?" arose. Well, I could not blame them. I have had a not-so-nice experience with home-based data entry before.
What usually comes to people's mind while thinking about ways to make money online with a work at home job, is the scare of scam, especially so if they register the program by paying money. It has been said over and over again that if an online money making opportunity asks for money upfront, it probably is not a good thing. Legitimate ways to make money online will not ask you for money to get the job.
Everybody’s afraid of being scammed. Who wouldn’t, anyway? So many work at home scams are sprouting like mushrooms on the Internet nowadays and we read so many sad stories about people wanting to earn a living but scammed along the way by those ruthless scammers.
But one genuinely interested to make money online working from home should not be discouraged by “I-have-been-scammed” stories. There are many genuine work at home jobs available as there are scams. In general, beware of any company that asks you money upfront before you'll be hired to do any work . Beware of jobs that promise you can get rich quickly, with very little effort on your part. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. These are the type of schemes that we need to watch out for.
After spending much time online looking for any information I could get my hands into regarding these work from home jobs, I could say that it would do us no good if we would pass up on a genuine opportunity thinking that everything is a scam. We just have to be very careful and logical in choosing them by doing our due diligence.
Fortunately for me I found oDesk.