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Working from home has a lot of obvious benefits. There are more people working from home than ever before. You might be interested in a freelance writing work from home opportunity. They come in a few different ways:
As an employee, you’ll work from home for a major company and you have set hours and most likely are eligible for benefits. Things like a computer may be provided to you, or you might get reimbursed for things like the cost of your internet. You probably won’t get a job like this in the beginning unless you have great credentials, samples, and references.
As an independent contractor, you are responsible for withholding your own taxes, as well as most likely purchasing your own software and equipment. You don’t work directly for the company.
As an entrepreneur, you own your own business and most likely diversify your income either through blogs, services, or affiliate marketing.
Scams that you can spot easily:
Most people know pretty much anything having to do with MoneyGram or Western Union is a scam. Legit businesses do not deal with these companies in the hiring process.
Another somewhat related scam is to send you a check and have you deposit it and send some of the money back. This is very clearly a scam.
The job seems too good to be true. You won’t make six figures writing keyword articles. It may seem worth the risk but it isn’t.
They want your bank information before hiring. While banking info can be requested it should be in a logical part of the process, and you need to have confirmed the company is legit before providing it. (Read reviews online.)
They don’t have a company website. Run, don’t walk, away.
Fake internet address a .net when the legit company is .com.
Limited ways to contact the company. There should be a phone, email, a website, and reviews on the company itself on websites like Glassdoor.com.
Some red flags to watch out for:
Emails from personal email addresses such as Gmail or Yahoo.
Emails with a ton of spelling and grammatical errors.
Pressure to do things quickly. A legit company usually has a process, interviews, etc.
Wanting money for you to start work unless it is a common known thing such as Avon or Mary Kay.
When someone on a freelancing site wants to Skype when there are communication abilities through the website. The benefit of freelancing sites is the funds are in escrow so you get paid. These individuals promise to pay you through other avenues but never do and they get free work.
Time to start searching!
Now that you know how to tell a scam from a true job listing, its time to get out there and look, or research how to create your own business. Either way, make sure you find the right work from freelance writing job(s) for you.
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