Copyright ©2012 The Associated Press. Produced by NewsOK.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
3 Ways To Get Paid Working From Home
Dear Mary: I am looking for a job that I can do from home. I need to supplement our main income and pay down debt, but I also would like to be home for my kids. I am concerned about getting scammed. Do you have any suggestions for legitimate jobs that allow me to work from home? -- Mary S., Connecticut
Dear Mary S.: I'm sure there are untold stay-at-home moms out there who are looking for the same thing: a company that will hire them to work at home, pay them a nice hourly wage and give them the freedom to work when the kids are asleep or at school. If you are going to find a way to get paid working from home, you're going to have to be cleverer than all your competitors. I have three suggestions:
1) Look for part-time jobs being advertised for which you have the experience and skills. Then approach the company with the idea of their hiring you to do that job from your home.
2) Seek out companies that are looking for at-home workers. Be prepared to run into ads offering at-home work stuck to telephone poles and tucked under your car's windshield wipers. These ads can be enticing, but proceed with extreme caution. Not all work-at-home opportunities can deliver on their promises. If a work-at-home program is legitimate, the company will tell you in writing what's involved. Here are some questions to ask: What tasks, including every step of the job, will I have to perform? 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? I would be particularly cautious before going with a company that requires payment of a fee upfront to become a home worker.
3) Identify the thing(s) that you do best. Then identify a need that you can meet with your skills.
News Photo Galleriesview all