Are Work At Home Jobs For Real?

Can you really work at home?

It’s the dream of many -- to be able to work without even leaving the home. For some, the idea of working in pajamas while sipping on a morning cup of coffee is quite appealing. For others, like people with children and no one to watch them, it’s more of a necessity than a luxury. But are work at home jobs for real? Are there really honest work at home opportunities, or is it just a dream that most people will never achieve?

The Good News

The good news is that it’s very possible to work at home while making a comfortable living. More and more companies are beginning to offer telecommuting positions and with the increasing trend of virtual offices, many people can indeed find gainful employment which will allow them to work at home.

In addition to corporate work at home positions, many people are choosing to work for themselves from the comfort of their own home. From freelancers to entrepreneurs, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people who work at home for themselves and enjoy doing it.

The Bad News

Of course, along with the good news comes the bad news. While there are many legitimate work-at-home opportunities, there are also work-at-home scams running rampant. From paid survey opportunities to home assembly jobs, there seems to be no end to the rip-off tactics on the web.

So how do you tell the good opportunities from the bad ones?

First and foremost, you’ll never have to pay to participate in a legitimate work at home opportunity. If someone is asking you for money, run in the other direction -- 99.9 percent of the time it will be a scam.

You can also check with the Better Business Bureau, also known as the BBB, to see if any complaints have been filed against the company you are considering working for.

And always remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


Hi! I'd like to verify that work-at-home jobs are prevalent. I have worked at home in many jobs. Currently I work from home as an adoption social worker. But I have worked in education, as well as for online companies. Where most people get in trouble is that they have the idea that work at home jobs are different from regular jobs. They aren't. Employers want skilled, experiencd workers whether the job is onsite or off. So people need to search for jobs the same way they would search for one in the traditional market. There is no sign-up-get-paid job.

I don't trust the BBB because I was a member. As long as you pay them they are going to give anyone who checks up on them a good "standing" recommendation. It's nothing but another company "buying" your opinion. Very lucrative & disappointing as they USED to be a company you COULD trust. Go figure!

if the bbb stresses the fact ,you dont have to pay to work online, then why do they have links to prepay work at home sites right next to the article??


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