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Thursday, April 12, 2007

30 Tips For Working From Home Jobs



I have decided to share things that I do when searching for work from home jobs

1. Check company's name in Better Business Bureau
2. Check company's name in Rip Off Report
3. Check company's name in Scamdex
4. Check company's name in Fraud
5. Go to Alexa search name and see if anyone rated the company.
6. Go to Register or Go Daddy and go to whois. Put in name of company to find out who it is registered to.
7. Type in name of company followed by review in google.
8. Type in name of company followed by scam in google.
9. Type in name of company followed by complaints in google.
10. Type in name of company followed by in the news in google.
11. Go to WAHM Forum and search on company's name or ask about them.
12. Go to WorkPlaceLikeHome Forum and search on company's name or ask about them.
13. Go to Federal Trade Commission and read about the latest work at home scams.
14. Value your social security number, don't give it out to brand new companies.
15. Avoid paying for jobs.
16. Just because they don't charge, be careful who you give your personal information out to.
17. Check the contact us form on websites and look for addresses, names and phone numbers.
18. Do reverse lookups on phone numbers in google.
19. In career builder to find work, type keywords "home office", "virtual office", "freelance", "independent contractor", "telecommuter", "remote access"
20. Avoid companies that have free email extensions. Businesses should be able to afford their own domains.
21. No experience needed but claims to make thousands per month. STAY FAR AWAY.
22. If the job is local, call 411 to see if its listed or call 800-555-1212
23. Type in the name of the president or owner name in google.
24. If you are having second thoughts, go with your instinct. There are always more jobs to apply for.
25. Choose paper check over direct deposit unless company is well established.
26. Apply and inquire for work at home jobs at establish companies. Sometimes they hire but don't advertise.
27. Create a free resume from Microsoft Office
28. Practice interviewing with Monster Virtual Interviews
29. If job is posted in a forum by a new user, search their username in google to see what comes up.
30. If it sounds to good to be true, then most likely it is.


I think that is everything. If you have some tips, please share.

52 comments:

My Fashion E-Mall Blog! said...

Excellent tips! You provide great information. Thank you.

Ginene said...

Thank you very much!!! If you have any tips to add it will be appreciated. :)

Sara said...

Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

Ginene said...

Thanks. You can leave your website link if you like.

Dennis Edell said...

This is indeed a fantastic list, you certainly did your homework; I just hope it didn't all come from bad experiences.

#26 really caught my eye. This is very good advice and a tip that not many know. It's true, the bigger the company, the less they will publicly advertise for telecommuting positions.

First they usually "promote" from within, rewarding exceptional employees with the opportunity to work from home if they wish.

Second, it's sorta a "trick" they use for hiring from the outside. They figure if you're smart enough or hungry enough to find them on your own and ask, then you may be good to go.

Great post!
Dennis

Ginene said...

Thanks Dennis. I have no idea on how to edit your post so I'll just add your link to your website here.

DennisEdell

Bev Schweigert said...

Wow! That is a great list! I wish I would have had that list before I sent some money to a scam a couple years ago :( At least it wasn't a lot! lol!

Bev

Ginene said...

You learn from experience. I have never been scammed by a job but I did do the 12daily autosurf before only because it was so popular and everyone was in it so I thought it was fine. Oh well. I learned my lesson.

Lisa said...

These are all great tips Ginene! Thanks for sharing this info!

Ginene said...

You're welcome Lisa. Feel free to add any to the list.

FreelanceVenue said...

Wow, you have a nice checklist in here. Very comprehensive actually. Thanks for the info!

Ginene said...

Thanks! I can always use more tips. I want to help everyone including myself to stay away from scams.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for the list! I am visiting from clubmom and have been tired of all the scams out there. Do you mind if I repost this list?

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my site and signing my guestbook. This is some comprehensive information about how not to get scammed- thank you for sharing it!

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Ginene said...

Thanks. I like your site too and the name dirtydiapersyndrome is catchy. :)

keeyit said...

Good tips. Thanks.

Ginene said...

Thanks. Feel free to add some if you like.

Ginene said...

Sorry I skipped over your question. Yes you can repost this list. If you don't mind a link back to this post it would be appreciated. :)

Anonymous said...

Great Post, and the tips were very informal. Muchas' Gracias.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. This really helped me alot!

Cherise said...

I saw your post on yahoo answers. Thank you so much for your research. I have been trying to get a job from home for months now. Thanks again.

Jacquelyn said...

Great List! I am not even looking for a WAH LOL :)

Ginene said...

Thanks Jacquelyn. You just have to do as much as you can these days to avoid a scam.

Ginene said...

Thanks Cherise. I try and put everything I use. The girls at the wahm forum are great to let you know if they see a scam so make sure you join them. Also workplacelikehome is great too!

Marco said...

Great list, thanks. I´m going to start working at home by the end of this year, and there´s so much to do and so much information to gather. This list makes it somewhat easier.

Ginene said...

Thanks. I try and think of everything that I do when looking at jobs. I know I am far from perfect but just wanted to share some tips with everyone. I hope people will share what they do so we can all teach each other.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I just had a baby and I really want to stay at home. I saw your post on mothering.com. Thanks again!

Amy

Wendy said...

Great list! You've done a wonderful job giving your readers a checklist to run through.
I'd like to link to you from Mommy Space... assuming this is ok?

Wendy

Ginene said...

Great thanks!

Making Extra Monet said...

Hey there Ginene..love your blog..great tips for Work at Home Moms (and dads lol)..Keep up the great work! (briguy CC forums)!

Angelface79 said...

Really wonderful information! Thanks for sharing.

MsFit said...

Lots of good info!
Nice blog

keep in touch!

Ginene said...

Thank-you!

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Lauren said...

Great post, thanks for sharing! This is so true for those new to WAH to be careful to not get suckered in... I did get in on a few, but got $$ back. Now doing well with a great company.

Ginene said...

Yes I agree. You definitely have to be careful. It's hard trusting anyone these days.

Jane said...

Great post Ginene. Bravo!

One thing ladies that made an enormous difference in my businesses that I do from home, Internet Marketing and Network Marketing. You MUST get educated in marketing. There are many programs out there through the internet that will teach you but please, do your due diligence. Use the same criteria list from Ginene but get educated. I'm part of a wonderful education group that has taught me how to grow both my Arbonne business and my Invisus business, as well as my own personal marketing business. Call or email me if you have any questions.

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Ginene said...

Thank you Jane.

TriNi - Make money online free said...

Hey there! I happened to stumble upon this post and just had to say you listed some great tips!

I think alot of people are so scared to join any kind of work from home site because they're scared of being scammed..

This post provided them with some great tips to prevent that from happening!

Like I always say.. research is key ;)

Keep up the great work!

Ginene said...

Thanks, you have a nice blog Trini

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Awesome tips, Really worked and work , will work...thanks.
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excellent tips and nice information for all readers. Thanks for sharing

Traci said...

Great tips and sources here.

Sherri said...

Thanks for this list. It helped me alot!

syeds said...

Wow! just awesome.



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Free Work at Home Jobs said...

This is awesome

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. It really helped.

Anonymous said...

This is a really great list! I have been trying to find a work at home with no luck. Hopefully I will find one soon.

Ginene said...

Thanks. Have you tried the forums? There are tons of jobs listed there. I also have a few on my site.

Anonymous said...

Do you know anything about New Tech Virtual Solutions? Here is their website https://www.newtechvs.com

Ginene said...

Honestly, I've never heard of them but you should try searching in the work at home forums to see if anyone has ever worked with them.