Many people would like to work from home, however finding jobs that will make enough money, and are not out to scam you is not that easy. A search for work at home jobs will end up giving thousands of results covering all kinds of subjects. One thing that is often mentioned in search results are online surveys. This is when companies will pay a person for answering questions, but the problem with this is that some are scams, while others pay very low wages, usually in the region of a few cents per survey. So are there legitimate work at home jobs, and how does someone go about finding them? Yes, and more details are supplied below.
Some people do actually make a living from answering surveys, however for those who live in a western country, they are never going to pay a living wage. What is needed is a way of making money that earns enough per hour to make it worthwhile and that means at least eight dollars an hour. Remember that working at home does not mean that it is an easy life, without a fixed income people usually find themselves under more pressure to make money than those people who have a nine to five job.
The internet is made up of content that has been written by someone, and new content is being added daily. Just think of all of the daily updates that appear on the social networking sites to give some idea. However, very few people get paid for that, but what does pay is writing content for other people’s blogs. Most blog owners do not have time to write their own content, and therefore they will pay someone else to write a post for them. If you can write a five hundred word article in twenty minutes then you can earn a decent income.
Another way of earning money writing online is by doing blog comments or forum posts. There are a lot of site owners, especially those starting out, who want to make their sites look busy, and so by paying someone to add content it can help get their site noticed. This kind of work does not pay as much as writing actual posts; typically this sort of work will earn five to twenty cents, but each post only consists of two to three sentences so the numbers can soon add up.
For those who do not mind doing some manual work instead of working on a computer all day, then online auctions can be a great way of making money. It is essential that you read up on the local selling laws before proceeding, and reading as much information as possible. Stock can be bought from garage sales, charity shops and other auctions. Do plenty or research to make sure that the profit margin makes it worthwhile.
Legitimate work at home jobs are plentiful, but before deciding what to do, a lot of research needs to be done. One thing that a person should never do is hand over any money, as these are often scams.