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  • Yes, there are work-at-home programs which are not scams. Some of the more successful work at home businesses are the ones which the individual has developed on his/her own creativity. There are home based business opportunities offered on the internet which could possibly work for an individual depending upon the criteria/standards which the person has. For example: the time invested on the start-up with no remuneration, actual realistic pay-offs/potential expansion in the future, the "savvy" (understanding) of that particular arena along with all the marketing tech, ...these are some factors to view in making a wise decision on a course of action. There is no substitute for one's own thorough research and investigation, along with enlightened personal observation and exposure of an endeavor or subject or activity. I want to repeat that. There is no substitute for one's own thorough quest. A factor that is often not looked at when a person decides to have a home based business is that it may really involve 60-80 hours a week, with low pay in the beginning, risk and then more risks as one grows, and a whole assortment of headaches. Many people are not willing to actually commit themselves with the time or risk of losing the investment nor willing to continue to confront all the things which really need to be done in order to pull it off. It is not always a stable road. Assessing what one can do and what one is willing to do is important. Resources: Your own ideas. There are lots of books with lists of ideas. The internet has many offers. Magazines and trade issues and business journals and forums and chat rooms and websites and seminars and trade shows are some of the places where a person may get ideas. And there is this site. There is looking at products and services and demands and public needs and corporate needs...something as simple as watching what people buy. All these places can give you ideas. I have been self-employed for more than 20 years...and not on just one endeavor. I have personally tried more than 100 different ventures, business plans, jobs or "hats", endeavors, etc. Things may not always turn out like one thinks they will. This is something to look at. And it could be unexpected to the plus side or unexpected to the down side. As an example, selling one product may lead in to selling a different line of products and a huge expansion. Or 9/11 and a bad economy could move all the anchor stores out of your shopping center and you get killed with the high rent on your lease. [I know a "store" is not a home-based busines, but believe me -- a home based busines can lead towards opening stores.] My point here is things do not always come about the way we predict them. That is basically the essence of that term called "failure". So?! How many experiments does a research chemist "fail" on before the right formula is discovered. It may take a lot of failing hypothesis to get an answer to something. This willing or being able to accept losing at an endeavor comes with the territory. I have had some very good winners, like helping build an apparel company (buying stock at the onset for 8 cents a share and selling it for a $1 share) or the time I built up a small chain of retail stores. Both these I started at home with less than $1,000 and a vehicle and selling stuff on a street corner...and working 7 days a week with low pay, etc. There were some other good ones too. But there were ventures which didn't go as I had intended them to go or as I had planned. There were "flops". But even with those times I still made okay money and gained some insight. The value of thorough research is one of the things I gained. The lack of knowledge about an activity can adversely affect one. I recommend going about it this way. Look for ideas everywhere you can. Write them down. Review them from time to time. One idea may lead to another. Put together the ideal scene of how you would like to see that home based business be. Envision what would ideally be taking place and how things would realistically operate. Work backwards from there on what you would need to do to accomplish that ideal scene. One thing I often see with people doing their own business starting out is that their realistic projection of sales is filled with a false hope. For example, someone may open a small gift shop with the idea that lots of customers will drive out of their way to come and spend lots of money in their place where the rent is $100 day. The dissappointment comes fast when only 20 people a day come into the store spending an average of $10 per head with a 50% margin. No pay for the owner or staff or taxes or utilities or insurance.... Again, what one doesn't know can adversely affect him. So, avoid "hoping" for good statistics. Rather, have enough certainty in your research to have an idea of what to expect. Knowledge and control and being the source of causing are interrelated. Prediction comes with improving these. Many people have a strong interest in being their own boss. I am just going to throw out some ideas of some home based businesses, but there is a wealth of resources out there. Day Care in the home. School in the home. Tutoring. Taxi-ing kids before and after school. You can probably get creative because there are more ideas along this subject line. Computers: Repair, sales of any type of hardware or software, tutoring or instructing, troubleshooting, website development, promotion of websites through percentage commissions or sales, etc.,etc. Marketing or advertising: Your own endeavor or sell advertising from your home for a publication or other venue. There are lots of advertising mediums out there and lots of businesses are striving to get more customers "in the door" or to their website. Or just sell a product. It could be over the internet or even door-to-door or by mail order. Build your own "origami boulder" (search the web to see this site...it is great!) Landscaping or mowing lawns. Sell something on the street corner. ......I could go on and on with ideas. But the thing that will come up with the individual is "I don't know much about ________ nor how to do it." "I really don't know if I want to do this particular venture." So, it boils down to research and investigate and find out for yourself firsthand. There is really no substitute for it. I'll be glad to help if you have an interest in a certain idea and want to bounce it around...just send $10 to 1234 Lucky Lane in Podunk,TX. Naw....just joking. You can E-mail me really and I'll try to help if I have the time.
  • There are many types of work - at - home programs. Some of my friends have been very successful medical transcriptionists. They earn more than me though I am on a full time work !! However, there are more scams than genuine programs around the world. There are people out there who would close most programs after collecting the minimum required so called registration charges or prospectus fees. So take reference from your neighbourhood before you jump into any proposition.
  • I think that if you examine most work-at-home programs you will find that they are technically legit yet they do not determine whether or not you can really make any money. Because such programs have a bad reputation for being associated with fly-by-night organizations, most people do not want to do business with someone who does not have some sort of building, establishment or business license. It also depends on the demand of the product or service that the program offers to the general public. Because there are more people who want to work at home from behind their computer than there are people who demand the products and services, you will find it harder to make money from home. You have to do your homework and find out from a neutral source as to whether the product or service you are offering is something that the average stranger would want. The mistake that most people make when buying into a home based business program is that they believe the sales hype that is fed to them by the program promoters. They would have you believe that if you follow their step by step instructions, people will "magically" want to buy into whatever you are supposed to sell them. So to address the question directly- 99% of them are not scams. You just have to do your homework and consider if the product or service is something that you are willing to sell and even more importantly willing to buy from some stranger on the street.
  • There's a mystery shopper program at www.serviceintelligence.com .It's real and YES you get PAID once a month. I have been doing it for extra Christmas money for the past 4 months.
  • Google AdSense is not a scam.
  • There are many. The best way is to go with a business that has been in the market for a long period of time and is well-known. I tend to be skeptical so I recommend go with something that is FTC approved and member of the Chamber of Commerce. E.g. Quixtar, USANA, etc. Of course you can also be a personal trainer and go to people's homes. Just do a good research.
  • You can do administrative work for busy executives.
  • My girlfriend does medical transcription. Everything else I checked out was a scam.
  • 1-800-flowers check out their website it tells you what you need to do. Good Morning America is always doing a story on it so check out their website as well.
  • I answered a similar question here: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/929943
  • If I knew the answer my wife would be making money every day. Please let me know if you find something.
  • Well if you are into writing or shooting video then Associated Content is a great place to earn some extra cash and gain exposure for your work. http://www.associatedcontent.com/join/answerbag is the link so you can sign up. They have some really great content production program you can earn money from.
  • Medical transcriptionist blares out as one. You need to pass one of those certification exams in order to be certified to do this and they have lots of study at home type courses too which will prepare you for this field.
  • Don't try Surveys they just bit my butt! I was considering just typing.
  • house wife/home maker
  • I might be wroung on this but i think you can make money by advertising on your website!
  • Sell stuff on Ebay.
  • Buying and selling on Ebay makes me money, computer stuff, DVDs, other small but relatively high priced items make the best profits.
  • I work a few hours each week in the evenings making phone calls. You do get paid every Friday and the calls you make can be worth from .50 to $12. each. It depends on what the job is when you log in on line. If your interested, I'll offer more information. This is not a joke like most others. It's free and you don't pay anything. This is the only one I have discovered so far that is legitimate. Happy earning.
  • You can sell collectibles, antiques, new items and even things you might think is junk on Ebay. You can make some good money.
  • Here's 2 really good articles for a home based business: http://www.ehow.com/how_2194322_big-money-flea-market.html http://www.ehow.com/how_2196369_bath-salts-fun-profit.html Best of luck to you! :D
  • I used to make costumes for people and make some extra cash. If you have a skill that you can market, then you would probably have a chance. I know of one family that runs a carpet cleaning business out of their home. There's always a big need for child care homes. You could get your license and take in children.
  • this website works though it isnt really much at first if you get some people under you you can make more http://www.clixsense.com/?2362619
  • could i get the information from holly3 on the phone call program?
  • Here you go Ill throw the good ones at u: www.alpineaccess.com www.teletech.com www.BrightenCommunications.com These are all great jobs from home with hourly pay!
  • + 5 for a good question , and I see one really good answer here and I checked it out , sounds really smart
  • http://www.arbonne.com/company/opportunity/people/eoa.asp?vp=horn_v
  • There are any number of legitimate companies that look for sales consultants to make sales calls or do home shows (Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, Close to My Heart, Amway, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Dish Satellite, etc.). The only 'real' work-at-home program I know that doesn't involve sales is medical transcription, but the two people I know who do it only make about $20-30K a year doing it.
  • Nope. Not unless you actually get a job with a real person that isn't a pyramid scheme. Otherwise, almost everything on the internet is a scam or you will make $10-$15 a month.
  • http://happyheineys.com All products offered by this cloth diaper company are made by WAHMs (Work at home Moms) in California.
  • www.teletech.com :)
  • www.ratracerebellion.com is a huge list of verified non-scam work-at-home positions available to most people. They can answer your question better than anyone else.
  • I dont know about sites but medical billers and IT techs work from their computers at home . maybe you can look into a career doing that.
  • Gigolo/Harlequin. That being said, you can charge however much you want. :P
  • If you're good enough, you could be a writer.
  • yeah there is. niche affiliate domain all sorts of marketing :)
  • Have anyone heard of this website? http://www.no-monkey-business.com/ I'd like to hear from anyone who have used it.
  • Ok ... here is one that I have not seen mentioned ... All it takes is a telephone and enough for a couple of ads in the local newspaper(s) .... You advertise a "ROOMATE FINDING SERVICE" for people who either NEED a place / room to rent or for people who have a place to rent out .... I had one for a couple of years called "Find-A-Home" ... You can get rental applications online ; then make copies or make up your own applications as I do / did . I kept a file drawer for clients who needed a room to rent and a drawer for clients who had a room to rent ... I charged the 1st months rent from the person who had a place IF I located them a tenant ... and I charged just $25.00 to list a client who needed a place ... It actually is VERY easy once you get started ... My 1st week ; I made over $400.00 PROFIT .... Just thought I'd pass this along ...
  • FocusGroup.com aka Focus Pointe Global They do surveys. If you get picked for one of their group sessions you can make some extra money. If anyone has tried these aforementioned suggestions please let the rest of us know how they went.
  • exprespress.com is not a scam addition to that when search for work at home jobs donot use keywords such ''work from home'' instead use keywords such"no fee home based business portal, no fee freelance job"
  • A friend of mine once processed rebates that people send in for products, mostly cell phone rebates, I think. But he had to go pick up the work every day and drop it off the next day. But it was nice because within that twenty four hour window, he could do the work whenever it was convenient for him And he also got to choose the estimated work time he wanted. So for example, if he had a busy day, he could ask for just two or three hours of work, but if he needed the cash, he'd take on an eight or ten hour day.
  • not really

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