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A Guide To Finding Legitimate Work At Home

Tips for investigating work-at-home opportunities

by Michelle Yanik  |  6732 views  |  1 comment  |        Rate this now! 

  • What tasks will I perform? (Ask the employer to list every step of the job.)
  • Will I be paid a salary or will my pay be based on commission?
  • Who will pay me?
  • When will I get my first paycheck?
  • Will I be required to purchase any tools for performing my job? (Keep in mind that you will be expected to own and computer, have internet connection and maybe a fax to perform most duties required for a legitimate at-home job)
  • At an advanced stage in the interview process, ask to speak with an employee if they claim to have employed similar at-home workers. This is your opportunity to ask questions about that employee’s experiences on the job and with the company overall. (some information provided by FTC)

Final Note:

There should be a letter of engagement or offer letter when you start employment. The items addressed in the questioning should be documented in the letter. Don’t give up on the work-at home job searching. Keep searching those key words and check with local employers. The employers who come to us at Smart Moms need skilled, reliable workers. If your skills speak well for themselves , you provide great references and have a plan for working at home you may become a candidate to consider.

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About the Author

Michelle Yanik, is co-owner of Smart Moms, a company committed to being the top online resource for moms who want to earn money from home and find wor

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1 comment so far...

  • I have always worked outside the home, however, I have been researching the "work from home" idea. I have spent more time researching scams then I have finding any legitimate work. Your article was awesome and informative!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mel on 24th October 2008