Work at home job opportunities have become more and more popular in recent years. In fact, the United States Department of Labor believes that by the year 2025 up to two-thirds of all Americans could be working from home. Many will be employed by companies using work from home workers; while numerous others will have started their own work at home jobs. Currently, there are more than 52 million home-based workers in North America.
There are lots of companies which provide work at home job opportunities. People can join their affiliate programs, advertise their products and services and earn commissions. As most of their products and services can be advertised online, affiliates can work from home using their personal computer and through advertising at online resources like pay per click search engines and make money. These companies have made thousands of people financially free and self employed. This may encourage you to join one of these affiliate programs and start working at home BUT be careful.
You can join a scam work at home job opportunity, lose a lot of money, waste a lot of time and receive several spam emails and unsolicited phone calls. This can be a bad memory from your first experience or maybe the last one.
If you like to start working from home, you MUST know the differences between a reliable and legitimate work at home job and a scam one:
A reliable work at home job opportunity ...
1- is confirmed by one of international organizations like BBB (Better Business Bureau; http://www.bbb.org). 2- is free to join (of course please take this into consideration that some reliable and legitimate work at home opportunities have a monthly or one time membership fee, i.e. SMC, Awesome Technology.) 3- has free 24/7 support. 4- is Easy to opt out. 5- has a well-known main website which is listed and known by main search engines. You can check their domain at http://sunny.nic.com/cgi-bin/whois. If it is registered just recently, you should be careful. 6- has a testimonial page with several testimonials from real people with their contact information which makes you able to contact and ask them about the company. 7- has full and no question money back guarantee for products and also membership fee.
Before joining a work at home job opportunity, consult with people who have been working and dealing with these jobs. You can have access to these people easily through their websites. Also you can search on work at home forums and article directories like http://www.work-at-home-topics.com/forums and http://www.work-at-home-topics.com/articles and consult other people and know about their experiences and ideas about special work at home jobs.
If you got involved in a work at home scam, you should ask for refund immediately. If they refused to refund money or didn't answer your email, you have to file a complaint at http://complaint.bbb.org and also at http://www.ifccfbi.gov. If you have problem in finding the related information you need to have for complaining at above websites, you can easily contact http://www.work-at-home-topics.com experts. They help you to find the cheaters information more easily.
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About the author: Tom Nelson is a successful Network Marketer on the Internet. He is the head of a group of work at home people who try to use the best and last methods to promote their work at home jobs. This group also helps people who want to start working at home.