When you are looking into being a work at home mom, you will quickly find all the scams out there. Some experts believe that over sixty percent of offers for work from home moms are fake! What can you do to separate the good from the bad?
Always check out the potential business with the Better Business Bureau. In fact, you should always go farther than that, and ask for at least three references of people they have worked with in the past. Contact each person and ask them for their thoughts on the company.
If a business tells you that you will be rich in a short period of time, steer clear of them. No matter how tempting they make it sound, it's a scam! The only way you will become rich by work from home is to have patience and work hard. It does not happen over night.
Watch out for businesses that require you to offer money up front in order to work for them. You should never have to pay someone to give you a job! It might be reasonable to invest in a home-based business, but if you choose to do so, make sure they are legitimate - and always use your credit card, never cash. With a credit card, there are safeguards that can allow you to get your money back if things go sour.
There are many websites that discuss different scams, and forums where work at home moms help each other by sharing information about the bad guys. Spend some time on these forums and learn about which places to avoid. It won't take long before you can spot the big red flag from a mile away!
Stay at home moms are doing something good for their children and their livelihood. Don't let a scam artist undermine what you have worked so hard to build! Take the time to find a good job, and you will be very happy in the long run.