7 Rules that Weed Out Work from Home Scams

When you look for a work at home job you need to be aware that there are many scammers out there. So how can you tell the scams from the real jobs? If you follow the 7 rules described below you can weed out the scams from the legitimate jobs very easy.

1. Asking for Money
A real employer will not ask for money! Never and I mean never pay for a list or companies that are hiring people or telecommuters. It is simple! Employers never look for telecommuters; they are looking for skilled or experience employees. The working from home part is only a bonus for the employee. So never pay for a so called “kit” that you need for a specific job, most likely you are being scammed. Remember, you want a job to make money not to spend money for some worthless kit or list!

2. Resume
A real employer will ask for a resume and always will provide an address, e-mail and/or fax number where you can send the resume too.

3. Experience
A real employer is always looking for experienced applicants and usually wants proof of this via a resume, samples of work or interview. Only proceed if they ask for one of these things.

4. Experience part 2
A real employer will never use the words “no experience needed”. Why? Simple, they want experienced people. If a person is experienced they have to spend less money on training people. So if you see a classified ad that says “no experience needed” then please proceed with caution!

5. Work at home phrase
A real employer will never start an ad with the phrase “Work at Home” or “Work from Home”. Why? It is of no interest to them that you can do the work from home. What they are looking for is the right person that has the experience and skills to get the job done. The option of telecommuting or working from home is normally mentioned as an option in one of the last sentence. They want to mention the option, but it is not a main goal.

6. Job duties
A real employer will always describe the job duties of the job and the requirements that you must have to for fill the job. Most scammers don’t list the job duties or requirements.

So proceed with caution if they are not described in the ad.

7. Salary
A real employer wants to pay as little as possible! So if it sounds too good to be true, then it is usually it isn’t true! Trust your initial instincts. Another way is to do the math. If they say that you can make $2.000 a month at an entry-level position and you only have to work 20 hours a week, then do the math. If you have done it, then you will see that this offer can’t be true. No real employer will pay $25 an hour for an entry-level position. So, always do the math!

If you follow the 7 rules described above you most likely will weed out the scams very quickly. Always trust your first instinct, it is usually correct. If it’s sound to good to be true, then it usually is.

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