Looking for online jobs from home? How great would it be to not fight traffic, get baby sitters, wake the little kiddies up early, be in a mad rush all the time and fight exhaustion every day? Hey, why stop there? You’ve read of some people making a fantastic living from home. Why settle for the crumbs? Why not dream of long vacations, a beautiful paid for home and all the rest?
The facts are these:
Do a Google search and you will find that there are almost millions of places offering jobs from home. If you get excited, I don’t blame you. The prospect is an exciting one and a possible one. You are entitled to the good life, but we were sorely prepared in school for it. Your dreams of online jobs from home can and will be yours. Read on…
Some of the offerings might include stuffing envelopes, doing surveys, entering data and a million other things. “How come nobody else is taking advantage of these offers?” you ask.
The answer is that many people do. They quickly find that there is much more involved that just signing up. Many are led into a quicksand of spending. For just another $6.95, we will send you this or that. Once that’s done, you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE this other thing. And so it goes on and on.
In many of these so called offerings, there is no money to be made except by those who are selling you all these programs or whatever. Don’t give up on your dreams of finding online jobs from home just yet.
Another favorite tactic uses a very glitzy sales page which describes a reasonably priced eBook or course which they say cover everything. These places offer some value, but the thing is that the job or whatever requires so much, that you quickly see, as you read and study what you have bought that your information training is very incomplete.
Right about this time, they will send you their latest add-on product guaranteed to fill in the gaps in your knowledge. This can go on for quite a while because you can see that your are learning something useful about the net or some business that might lead you to online jobs from home.
Another favorite is the “one time offer”. You are buying something, you enter your payment information and press enter. Up on your screen comes a “one time offer” of some extra book or whatever to complement what you just bought. These offers are very enticing. You already spent a few dollars, why not spend just a few more? And, oh, by the way, this is a limited time offer so you must hurry!
It’s and electronic book, boys and girls. There is no limit to the number of times it can be downloaded. There is no hurry.
So, what’s the answer to finding online jobs from home?
First, don’t give up. Many people succeed online. You are not alone in your dreams and desires. If your job is in jeopardy, you can thank Wall Street greed. Schools never prepared us for this kind of commerce, so being a little scared of it is ok. Again, please remember that the news is not all bad. There are some legitimate online jobs from home and many people have done well. The best thins is to create your own job. Build your own online business.
In the meantime, I strongly advise you to check with the Better Business Bureau online. The will advise of really dodgy places. An excellent place to find out what an opportunity is really like is to do a search for a forum that has people on it that have dealt with this company or offering. A good way of typing in your search is (yes, in quotes, EXACTLY as shown) “forums+the name of the outfit you are considering”. This should yield you a number of places to visit. These forums will be full of information for you. It won’t take long to find out if the offering you are looking at is worth anything.
Warning! Be ready to bear al little hearbreak. I know how much it means to you to be free of the boss, traffic, the economy and all the rest, but you will find many stories of failure on these forums; broken promises, outright lying and cheating and any number of other deceptions. You will, however, get the straight goods most of the time, but be wary here too.
I have seen times when a collection agency is on a forum acting like they are one of the victims and imploring people to not go through what they went through and to PLEASE deal with the collection agency.
If I sound too negative, I apologize. The internet can be a river of honest, legitimate gold. Like anything else, buyer beware as you seek online jobs from home.
The real key to success and happiness on YOUR TERMS is to build your own business online. There are some legitimate jobs online, but most of them require a special education or training. An example is one of my sons who makes exceptional money as a computer consultant for a large international company. He works from home and makes a considerable income.
The idea of working from home is so appealing and the promises made are so fabulous that it breaks your heart when you find it is all smoke and mirrors. By all means, take your time, check things out and when you are sure, do whatever you feel resonates with you.
The best thing of all is to slowly build an onlne business of your own. The beauty of the internet is that basically, ONCE YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS, you can slowly, cautiously and carefully build a highly successful enterprise of your own. Most of the information to do so is free. There are even (legitimate) places that encourage your to build a site for free on their sites! (No, they are not crazy. Once your understand the system, you will understand their reasoning).
What you need is desire, KNOWLEDGE and patience. The get rich quick crowd don’t like articles like this one about online jobs from home. There is no get rich quick secret formula. You have to learn how commerce on the web works.
When you do a search on any subject, you end up with 10 sites on your first results page. They are supposed to be the most relevant to your query. How did they get to the top 10? Did some computer somewhere toss an electronic coin to decide who is number 1? No. You have to earn your way to the top. You can’t buy your way there. It is free!