Work From Home Guide: Work At Home Jobs

Evaluating a Web Site and Work from Home Job Opprortunities

There are more work from home job scams than there are real work from job listings, so, job seekers need to be really careful when searching for and evaluating work at home job listings. Presume that the position is a scam, unless there is compelling evidence to the contrary. Take the time to research the position, the company including talking to other people who work there. That way, you want scammed and you will be using your best efforts and best judgment to find a legitimate work from home job.

Step One: Evaluate the Web Page

The first thing you should do is evaluate the web site. The overall look and feel of the page will tell you a lot about the company and the effort they are spending into recruiting clients.

  • Are there a lot of misspelled words and grammar errors? This is a sign of one of two things. Either the web site did not put in a lot of effort or the web page was done by someone out of the United States. Either of these things should be warning signs of potential fraudulent sites.
  • Does it use free web hosting services (such as Tripod or Geocities) or free web email services (such as Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail)?

Step Two: Look at the basic information.

Step Three: Check it out.

There are several governmental sites that can help you identify legitimate businesses from fraudulent ones.

Step Four: Evaluate the claims.

Okay, think you're ready? Go to my Questions page. Make sure you have answered all those questions before you even consider any site to be legitimate.