Work-At-Home, Freelance, Telecommute Are They Legitimate?
You hear a lot about people making a lot of money working some MLM opportunity
but the only problem with these are that you need to make an investment and you
have to know a lot of people. I have a guaranteed income each month that covers
my rent but I'm at home all the time and not earning any additional money. When
my wife and I first arrived in Brunswick we applied at a lot of local businesses
but the problem being is that at the present moment we only have one car between us.
I had signed up with Guru over a
year ago but pretty much never had pursued it. Guru is a site that says you can
make bids on freelance work. The only problem is that you can only have one active
profile at a time.
With Careerbuilder you
can apply for retail sales positions, telemarketing positions, and whatever else
gets your fancy. You can do all of this without limitation.
I did receive an invitation in some junk mail last week about a low cost trial
for a freelance site and I signed up and responded to as many ads as I qualified
for. I got zero replies so I canceled my membership. Otherwise it would have
automatically charged my credit card for a full months membership and since I
got nothing from the trial I was not about to keep the service.
I then did some searches on the Net for articles about freelance, work-at-home
jobs, telecommuting, etc. What I learned is that there are a lot of sites that
will only give you the right information if you pay a membership fee. These
sites are making money off of anybody who signs up but I almost guarantee that
none of the members are actually getting and work from these sites.
I spent the day yesterday visiting any freelance work site that didn't charge
any fees up front. They may try to get you to sign up for additional services
which have a cost but to look at and reply to jobs cost you nothing. Most of the
responses I received though were from people trying to get me into some Biz Opp.
Or only offering a job where your only compensation is commission after the sale is made.
I have tried commission only work in the past and at first you are all hyped up
about the work. This is the same if you have ever signed up for one of these
MLM companies. After a while you get fed up when you find that you were the only
person to get really excited about a certain product or Biz. The recruiter's for
these opportunities are very good about getting you all excited about the
possible money you can make.
I did respond to this one ad that went like this; Make $500 to $1000 a day Just
by Returning Calls. Not MLM, No Selling, No Inventory, no Start up.
It gave an email address that I replied to and today I received a phone call
about it. The lady asked me a few questions like could I follow a specific
business plan and after I responded positively she told me to call a certain
number at 3:00 PM today. I called the number which was a conference call and you
could hear all these other people on the phone talking about how they were now
making six figures a year from this.