I think the one litmus test of the legitimacy of a home based job is its survivability. Bad reviews and negative critique stick like glue and spread like wildfire on the internet.
Legitimate work from home jobs that have been benefitting people will always result in goodwill with the online work force - apply the same concept to a product on the market. Rave reviews will keep people coming back for more. And as a natural progression, such legitimate work from home jobs won't do the 3 O's - overtout, overpromise and claim that earning money is ‘overly easy’.
Nothing is instantaneous, work is part and parcel of any success and there are no such things as overnight riches doing something with absolutely no experience. Once something tries too hard to appear convincing, you can probably tell that it is a bogus offer with an ulterior motive. Stay away from these type of offers. Ask lots of questions.
Do your research, peruse the relevant forums, email the authorities, ask anyone who has been working on the internet, and invest a little money from those who have been profiting from the internet - it may seem daunting to pay for advice, but I guarantee you some of the best can give ideas, open doors and start you off on the journey to make good money online.
Typically, one of the most popular work from home jobs is affiliate marketing, usually done through companies who offer affiliate programmes which you will interface with. Most credible companies who have been around the block have a host of recognisable, innovative and unique brands that they offer to affiliate marketers.
They also offer some training and have comprehensive support systems for their employees. Affiliate marketing is great because you are able to earn money selling several different products and programmes, thus in the long run, such a system of revenue streams will pad your PayPal account - something I'm sure you're looking forward to.
Another method is direct marketing from home using highly targeted lists. Ranging from lifestyle products, consumer pharmaceuticals, technology and even mortgage loan programmes, direct marketing and all its forms (telemarketing, email marketing and fax marketing) is a great way to make money at home. Once you gain momentum and get comfortable selling from home, it is an excellent work from home job.
For those who would rather not deal with sales and difficult customers, companies have also been home sourcing their data entry and call centre sectors of their infrastructure. From airline companies (JetBlue, AirAsia) to hotel chains (Grand Copthorne, Hilton) and many others, they have turned to the virtual office and the home based employee as a solution to cut costs.
Because the work is scalable (especially data entry), you will come to a position where your salary progresses with your performance. Earning up to and over $80,000 is not unheard of for those who have been around a few years and have built up a rapport with these companies.
So if you are thinking of starting your home based career, perhaps these tips can help. If you're still unsure, then go online and do some research.
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