Better Business Bureau Listed Work From Home & Scams!


Because there are so many work at home scams out there people have become very wary of all work from home opportunities, as they should be.  There is a lot of crap out there! So good folks like you don’t know who to believe or trust.

Most websites tend to recommend that “The Better Business Bureau” is a the only place to use for your research.

I’m here to tell you this is very bad and limited advice. Hear me out before you make any assumptions because you may change your mind as I was forced to after learning the truth. Many people are under the misguided assumption that if a company isn’t listed with the BBB it must mean they’re a scam! That’s a bunch of bull.

The BBB isn’t A Government Agency!

The Better Business Bureau is a for profit company that is in the business of making money first! They don’t work for the government or just for the good of consumers. Do you know how they make their money? It’s by charging small and large businesses hundreds if not thousands of dollars just to become a member. Strangely enough the price will vary depending on the size of your business or who you happen to speak that day.  Isn’t that convenient ?

BBB Complaints

1. There have been many reports where businesses have been victims of intentional slander by their competition or jaded customers. So many legitimate companies will call the BBB to combat this and complain. You would naturally assume the BBB would be willing to help. After all, they’re about the truth and helping people avoid scams, right? But instead some have reported that the BBB won’t assist the business in clearing their name unless the business is willing to pay the ridiculous hundreds if not thousands of dollars membership fee. Doesn’t that sound a bit like extortion to you? Why would a company need to pay for the truth? My #1 Legitimate & Free Recommendation went through this! Fortunately I knew better and didn’t make any assumptions.

2. People have also argued that there are many companies that are members of the BBB that are actually very shady organizations or flat out scams. But because the companies are willing to “pay to play”, aka the membership fee, they get a passing grade from the BBB. Does this sound like an agency that is really about helping consumers or is it more about making money?

3. Look,  we all know in the work at home world there are more shady people than there are honest. But  contrary to popular belief, having a few complaints in a BBB report doesn’t equate to a guilty verdict. Any company that has been around for a long time will have some complaints. Do a BBB search on some major companies such as PEPSI, DELL, Microsoft, etc and I guarantee you’ll find dirt on all of them. Sometimes people whine for the sake of whining. If you just gauge a company’s legitimacy on a BBB report you’re not getting the complete story, especially when you consider the other things I mentioned above.

So if I were you I would take the BBB ratings with a huge grain of salt!

Cross Reference Your Sources

In my humble opinion its a better idea to search outside the BBB as well to get a full picture. Personally when it comes to research, I don’t look to ONE source for my information. It’s like putting all your eggs in one basket and we all know how that can work out. So with that in mind, I like reading what others have said about a company by doing a simple Google search with the name of the company + the keyword scam.

For example: + Scams.

You can watch this video on how to do this effectively. This is very effective because I can read what various other people and websites are saying. I then compare that feedback with what I find at the BBB if there is a report available. Basically I’m looking for a pattern of positive or negative reports on a company for a given period of time. If most people are raving about a company on various websites than I’m more inclined to believe a BBB report that gives them a high grade as well. But if most people and websites are posting negative feedback but the BBB rating is positive. Then I’m sorry, majority rules for me over the BBB.

So my final thoughts are that the BBB is an OK resource for a small portion of your research. But I would keep the points I made in this article in mind. The BBB should only be a STARTING point and NOT the be and end all of determining whether a company or website is legitimate.

If you gather data from various resources, you’ll have a far more educated and accurate view of a company.


Better Business Bureau (BBB) Listed Work At Home Opportunities

Now that we got all that out the way. I’ve compiled  a list of some  recommended work at home companies that have either a good standing or very few overall complaints within the BBB.  That is if you insist on using them as your only proof of legitimacy. (Stubborn, aren’t we? LOL).

But before I provide you with my BBB list, I want you to check out my #1 Work At Home Recommendation.  It’s one of those companies I mentioned that refused to be bullied into “paying to play” by the BBB. But if you search the web for reviews, you’ll see literally thousands of people that are happily recommending them. So it goes to prove my point.

Fortunately I’ve been a member of their site since 2007 and I chose to ignore the lack of a BBB rating. Instead I listened to the thousands of people that kept telling me that this was the real deal. It’s a decision that has led to me working at home full time and earning thousands of dollars every month! I’m confident it can do the same for you and it’s totally FREE to join!  So give it shot!
Okay here is the rest of my BBB approved list of work at home companies.

  •  (Via parent company: Day Online Solutions, LLC )


Update: Initially the companies listed above is all I could find. But I have managed to muster up some more. I’d be happy to share them with you if you could…


What Do You Think About The BBB?

What are your thoughts about all this? Do you swear by the BBB reports? Or do you have other resources that you use?

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  • Callie

    Hey Eddy,

    Another great blog entry! I definitely agree that the BBB is a good starting resource in terms of checking out a company. It seems that some rely too heavily on the BBB’s report, solely and don’t follow up with additional resources. Like you, I also go to other resources and pretty much base my total conclusion of a company’s legitimacy on the overall research results. Yes, this does take time … however, avoiding a possible scam situation is more than worth it to me!

    I keep a list of web consumer protection sites that I use regularly in conjunction with the BBB report. This helps me tremendously.

    Thanks for the good information … looking forward to more great entries!

    Have a blessed day!

  • eddysalomon

    Thanks for the feedback Callie.
    I’m glad you agree with me. Speaking of consumer protection website list, we’ll be posting our list very soon. =)
    It should be interesting to see if we share the same sites. If not, I’m sure you’ll chime in. =)

  • ~ Callie ~

    Eddy, you’re very welcome. And as you know, I’m always here to help. It gives me that warm & fuzzy feeling on the inside. =)

  • Erika

    I hate to break it to you, but the BBB is a huge joke. First of all, they actually don’t research these companies. If you pay your dues/fees to them, that’s all they care about. They don’t even confirm that you are even a real company. You have to do your own research, because the BBB isn’t going to.
    Notice how each and every company you look up at BBB says almost the exact same thing??? Doesn’t that raise a red flag? One of the places this can be confirmed at is on the government website for the FTC under scams. I stumbled onto this site while job hunting one day.

  • eddysalomon

    Hi Erika,

    Thanks for your comments! But this is exactly what I was implying but maybe not direct enough in my post. lol. It’s the reason I wrote: “Personally I don’t look to one source for my information. I like reading what others have said about a company by doing a Google search with the name of the company + the keyword scam… But use your common sense when reading these reports”

    I’ve heard the same accusations about the BBB. I’m not in the position to confirm or deny the accusations. But like I said, I encourage people to do other research besides just using the BBB.

    But thanks again for your comments! This is what the website is about.


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  • Sharlene

    Hi Eddy,

    Funny you should mention the BBB for work at home.
    I was watching MandJ in the morning last week, and
    they had an interview with a woman from the BBB saying
    if you want to find legitimate work at home, you should
    always check it out with the BBB before paying any
    monies to it. She says that is the best way to
    find legitimate work at home jobs, and make sure you
    always check with the BBB. She says most of them are
    scams. she talked about mystery shopping being a scam
    and survey sites being scams.
    I thought you might want to know that if you didn’t see
    the show. I guess they needed to do some advertising.
    And by the way, I saw an article about you on the AOL news
    site the other day. It was a good article. I want you to
    know I really appreciate what you do for us, even though
    I haven’t found a real work at home job yet. I am still
    searching, really searching. I do not have a college
    education, nor a lot of experience and I think this might
    be hurting me. I am trying to find something with extensive
    training, mentoring, and/or coaching.
    I’ll keep looking, hopefully something will happen for me.
    I am really glad I found your site, or maybe you found me,
    but I am very thankful either way.
    Take care, and will be talking to you soon.

  • Heather

    The BBB is a good starting point, but only a starting point. Before you begin to work from home, you should do as much research as possible, since there are so many scams out there now. Also, always remember that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. You don\’t want to end up on the bad side of a lawsuit, just because you thought you had a work from home job, and it turned out to be the same old scam with a different name. I always google the company, ask questions on Yahoo! Answers, and even take time to read what others have written on, as sometimes, they do have valid arguements, and it really helps me to make a decision whether I want to pursue a particular venture or not, because I know the various things I can look to expect from a company.

    Good luck!

  • eddysalomon

    Hi Sharlene,

    Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate them.
    It’s always good to hear that our efforts are not in vain.
    I was really lucky to be on AOL. It was like validation that what we’re trying to do with this blog and my other site is on the right track. We’re not perfect but we’re trying our best.

    In terms of trying to secure a work at home job, it’s really just a very difficult process in general even with an education and more experience. But you are right. Like with any job, the more experience and education you can get the more you can differentiate yourself from the competitors which may help better your chance of working at home. So just do everything you can to give yourself an advantage over the competition.

    Some other tips you may want to consider are found on the following pages:

    I hope this helps. Please come back and post again.


  • wapang

    Hi there,

    I’ve been cheated twice on work from home jobs…the last one was Billy Briggs work from home site. Could you give me a list of companies i can work for online, that dosen require you to pay before you join them? BTW how do i become a member of pinecone research and participate in their survey.
    I would really appreciate if you could reply.

  • eddysalomon

    Hi Wapang,

    Thanks for your comments.I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been scammed as well. Be sure to educate yourself so it can never happen again:

    The companies that hire work at home seekers are the top of every page on this site where it reads Hiring Companies:

    In terms or pineconeresearch we wrote about this company and how to get signed up on the following page:

    Hope it helps.


  • Dazzle

    I really enjoy enjoy reading your site. Has anyone heard of keystrokes 4 cash (Direct Data Home)? Is it worth wasting my time or money?



  • eddysalomon

    Thanks for the kind words Dazzle! Pass on and save your money.

    It’s very much like the rebate processor scam I wrote about here:
    without offering a rebate.

    Although keystrokes is a little more honest about what they’re offering you.

    I hope this helps.


  • Brenda


    I was wondering if anyone knew anything about My Data Team? I was thinking about signing up with them. The site is interesting and they are not a member of the BBB. However, I believe the complaints that they had filed against them were all resolved.

  • eddysalomon

    Hi Brenda,

    Thanks for your question. We’re trying to centralize all these type of questions in one place so everyone will have easy access to them and we can help more people. So feel free to post your question about My Data Team at

    We’ll look into it and reply there.

    But there might be a chance after reading some of the stuff already listed there it will address your question.


  • Jim

    I just saw Erika’s remark about the BBB and just wanted to add. From a joke point of view we should all be laughing hard. From a serious point of view we could use a site/blog to understand the BBB. No they do not do research, they report and we have to understand those reports. For instance, Co. a.b.c. got 12 complaints in one year (all of which were answered/corrected) Co. d.e.f. got 3 complaints with no response. This one is too easy but you see what i’m getting at. abc deserves more investigation on our part. def i wouldn’t waste any more time on.
    It works with names also. Try Eddy Salomon, nothing notable. Now try Angel Stevens, GASP! the #1 pick on and Dr. whats his name doesnt seem to exsist if you look into that site.
    So in a nutshell the BBB only works to a point but it is a starting point.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi again Jim,

    Thanks for chiming in.
    You’ve pretty much brought my point home.
    Too often people just rely on the BBB and I think it’s a good start but it’s not the be and end all when doing your research.

    So well said Jim!


  • Jonah

    I think your article was very good and I think it is very good advice. Though I would like to also bring to light a fact some people do not know. The BBB isn’t a goverment agency or anything of the sort, it is a company as well. I learned this years ago when I myself had a run in with a company, which will stay nameless, that had a clean record with the BBB. The company in question started to use some of my intellectual work without permission for hopes of monetary gain. I wrote the company and told them they didn’t get permission. And then I wrote the BBB to tell them when I didn’t get a response back. I told them of this illegal act so others would be warned and perhaps I could resolve the issue with the company. A month later I get a letter back from the BBB saying the company said it had talked to me and had resolved everything with me. That they canceled everything and took me out of their system as I requested, which I didn’t. The letter went on to say if I wasn’t happy or didn’t agree with the outcome of what happened, to selected from an option below. The options were all the same basicly. I am not happy with the outcome but will accept it, I don’t agree with the outcome but won’t press on, and of course another one that said the exact same thing, just in different words. Now that isn’t an exact quote of the three options I had, but I do remember that they all boiled down to the same option of, “You were messed over and even if it wasn’t resolved, we are not going to do anything about it, so accept it.” So I agree with what you said, use them but use other resources as well, because they are not a goverment based resource, just a business. And you should always make sure you are getting the full picture.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Jonah,

    Thanks for sharing your experience.
    I think your statements really bring home my point.


  • Jim

    Hi Jonah,
    Sorry you have also had poor dealings with the BBB. But what really hurts is that your “nameless” co. appears to know how to manipulate the BBB. In my case the case was closed as “resolved” even though it was not really resolved.
    All the more reason to protect sites like this one, we need all the help we can get.
    I quit looking for scams. To me they are all scams unless I can prove they aren’t. Many times it is easier to prove they aren’t than it is to discover “if they are”.

  • Ashleigh

    I see that in a February post someone was cheated by Billy Briggs Data Entry. I was as well. It wasn’t until after I was scammed by that one that I realized pretty much any Data Entry thing online has something to do with posting ads on Google or Yahoo Pay Per Click I also got scammed with the Ultimate Wealth Package, run by Mark Warren. I even had someone call me regarding it, but I didn’t answer. So right there is about $100 that I lost and was unable to get back. My step-father recently came across something on Yahoo Hotjobs regarding rebate processing, and him being a business owner, VP of a Log Home Company as well as a number cruncher, that was the last thing I expected to hear out of him was to “check it out and if it appeals to you then I’ll front the fee for you.” That’s when I started some intensive reasearch by googling “work at home” and then researching each company I found thru the BBB as well as online. Ripoffreport is a good resource. I’m currently an IBO for Ameriplan. I know that it has been stated on this site that it’s not the greatest opportunity but in all honesty, it’s just not for everyone. If you do well on the phone and computer and you’re passionate about marketing the idea of discount health benefits, yes it’s for you. If you’re not so much a phone person, yes you can do everything online, but I think it’s better to do an interview on the phone first just to get an idea on the person.

    When it comes to taking surveys online, I don’t like them. Most of the surveys I haven’t been able to take because I don’t fit the demographics that company is looking for. I also haven’t had the time to sit down and register with 200+ survey companies so I can get more chances at them.

    I have some phone calls to make today but I think once I’m done, I’ll be doing more research.

    I’m enjoying this site though, Eddy!

  • renee

    West work at home is an excellent company to work for. My son and I work there and its a real company no scams and we get paid every week.

  • Eddy Salomon

    I totally agree. That’s why we’ve listed it on our work at home companies page:

    Thanks for sharing your experience with it!


  • Babbsi

    …Keep the posts rollin, I enjoy reading them! Always a new learning curve. Oh, and if anyone is interested in a Work At Home Job that really pays, I work for Expert Business Development. It’s all telephone work, but the pay is real good, they pay hourly plus bonuses. I worked for them going on 2 years and never had a problem. But, I know, telephone work is not for everyone!

  • Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Babbsi!
    Feel free to post the contact information of this company. I’m sure there are some that will appreciate it.


    P.S. I emailed you about your other post, so just check it as soon as you can. It was a minor request.

  • Gloria

    I as are many others am looking for a legitimate work-at-home job somewhere. I have researched may resources, signed up for many companies (paid no money yet) I do not want my card number all over the internet. Most of the surveys I either don’t qualify for or I have to pay to buy some rediculous product; again putting my card number out on the internet. I don’t think there are any ligitimate jobs online. If there are, where are they? One site recommends a company highly while another site does not. Some “researchers” work for the very companies they tell us to steer clear of. And always, there is some kind of money involved, oe they need some information just to “sign” up with their site. Anyone have any ideas? Anyone have any good experiences finding legitimate “data entry” jobs. Some of these sites say you have to fill out an application and sens a resume. How “legitimate” is that?

  • Heather

    Hey Eddy,

    I was wondering if you know of any sites that are Data Entry only? I have a year+ experience in being a Data Entry Associate.

    Thank you so much for your time. I’m going to go browse through your website now. =]

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Heather,

    Data entry and typing are jobs that aren’t in demand.
    What you’ll find is that there are a lot of websites selling information about affiliate marketing
    and misrepresenting it as data entry or typing. Being an affiliate is a great way to make money provided you have an interest and right training:

    But most people will be totally turned off by this career because it was misrepresented by these typing and data entry sites.
    If you’re really hell bent on clerical work, you should focus on medical transcription. You can read more about it here:

    You can also look on the following page for some companies that may hire data entry workers from time to time:

    But landing a data entry job is like winning the lotto and nearly impossible. So it’s better to go after careers that are actually in demand like the ones
    we covered earlier in the year:

    Hopefully this helps.

    If you’re open minded and are willing to try some different opportunities, I would encourage you to visit our recommendations page:

    Good luck either way,

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Gloria,

    You sound very frustrated. But don’t let that make you bitter or jaded. There are many different opportunities out there that you can start without money.
    But you need to have an open mind and willing to try different things.

    1. You can forget out about data entry or typing because you will just run into products misrepresenting the opportunity. If you’re hell bent on clerical jobs then you need
    to focus on a career that is actually in demand. Generic typing and data entry aren’t. But Medical Transcription is. You can learn more about it here:

    2. In terms of surveys, companies are always looking for different type of people. So if you don’t qualify for a given survey now, it doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. To better your chances, make sure you’re signed up with a lot of legitimate companies not just 1 or 2. We’ve listed some of our favorites on the following page: And its also important provide as much details in your survey profiles as possible to better your chances of qualifying for more surveys. If you’ve only filled some basic demographic info, you’re doing yourself disservice.
    You may also want to consider focus groups which pay more:

    3. We’ve also listed some other recommendations on the following page that you may want to look into:
    We also have a list of traditional work at home companies listed here:

    And finally we list new jobs on our parent site work at home regularly:

    So you do have a lot of options available to you. You just need to explore them and open the net of your possibilities.

    By the way there is this misconception that purchasing online is some how going to make your credit card info more vulnerable than using it a physical store. Look if a theif wants your credit card info they can get it just as easily offline as they do online. Credit card companies know this and why they’ve built in security measures for this. If your credit card is ever compromised, a simple phone call to your credit card company is usually all that is needed to resolve it. You’ll never be responsible for all the charges that a given scammer makes. So keep that in mind. It doesn’t mean you don’t use your common sense but just understand that there is risk shopping online and offline.

    Hope the links help either way. As long as you follow some simple steps in terms of your research: you can easily avoid being scammed. You just have to use your best judgment. Any company that has been around for a long time will have their share of complaints. Check reports on microsoft, disney, jetblue, and you’ll see what I mean. But you just want to see if it’s the norm and how it’s resolved. That’s how you’ll know if a company is worth working with or not.

    Take care.


  • http://windstream Betty

    Yes, Eddy I was wondering if you have heard anything about Jobs for Moms ? Because I was thinking about joining but I was reserarching this with BBB and I was skeptical but after reading your comment today I’m wondering if maybe it is a good idea because I severely need a work at home job as I have a mentally challenged child that requires that I have a school schedule to work by.
    I have been diligentily looking for a reliable Work From Home Job everything that I have come across requires money one way or the other . Please help with your comment desperately need your views, input , and response. Thanks So much I enjoy reading your blogs. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!! Betty

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Betty,

    I don’t know much about jobs for moms. But it seems very much like which we’ve covered and recommended on the following page:

    Most of the things you’re running into our work at home products or home business opportunities NOT Jobs. Jobs will never charge you a fee. With that said some
    of the home business opportunities are legitimate. But when it comes to anything that charges a fee be sure to do your research following the easy steps in our scam

    We list new work at home jobs regularly on our other site so you may want to visit there.
    We also have a list of companies that tend to hire work at home seekers on the following page:

    So you have some options. But I’ll be honest, landing traditional work at home jobs is very difficult and why we recommend that work at home seekers get involved in other opportunities while waiting to be hired. Because we feel it’s better to make some money than none. So with that in mind you might want to visit our recommendations page as well:

    Hope this helps.

  • Tara

    May I have the contact information for the company you said involves phone work? I would appreciate it.

  • Barbara


    Tara the name of the company I am an independent contractor for is Expert Business Development, their website address is and the number you can call is 610-660-4902. This number is a direct number for Judy Friedman. When speaking to Judy, please mention my name, Barbara Jones, as the person who spoke highly about the company at this Work At Home website. Judy will connect with the person who is charge of hiring.

    Good Luck Tara!

  • King James

    Hello Eddy,
    No matter how down and skeptical i am about work at home jobs, i always become over excited and get a greater zeal to pay any amont to get involved in da world of data entry. However, i happened to tell my friend about my-data-team and webcolleagues as u recommended them da last time and he did sme searches on them and the findings that came up kept me worried. a check on Dnsstuff revealed that there are some information with regards to contact address and contact number hidden when my-data-team site was registered. Moreso, there were 2 complaints or reports made against them (i.e, my data team and webcolleagues when a search on checkdomain was made). Please as you said uve worked with them before or something i really want to hear from you cos i do want to register with them. The reason why i want to rely on you is that ur site reveals a great deal about your personality and am an orphan in da university here in Ghana and i am finding things difficult now but after reading through your site am more than convinced that i must take a chance no matter da risk.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi James,

    I’ve never recommended any of the sites you’ve mentioned. In fact I always encourage people never to pay for any data entry or typing product. So I think you’re confusing me with someone else. Getting a typing or data entry job is nearly impossible. Paying for one isn’t going to help either. That’s why we always we recommend that people look into Medical Transcription because it’s the only typing job that seems to be readily available if you have the proper skills. So you should go and read the following article:

    Since you’re outside the U.S. you may want to consider visiting, reading and following the advice of our international page:

    When you have doubts you should continue to do what you’ve done and do your research. At the end of the day, if you don’t limit yourself to typing or data entry you’re less likely to get scammed or mislead.

    Good luck.


  • Rose

    Hi Calli
    Can you suggest a few good work from home sites for me.

  • Callie

    Hi Rose,

    Would love to. However, I’m sure Eddy will chime in with the best reply.

  • kai

    Hi Eddy!

    I’m Kai from the Philippines.. you really got a great site.. it got my attention right away.. anyway I need some advice or perhaps your recommendations to some online jobs.. I’m planning to resign from my current job (I’m a technical support rep.).. and I am currently receiving around $200 per month.. and I was interested in getting myself a online typing job or any job that would require a typist online.. it does not really have to be over a $1000 but at least more than what I am currently receiving.. it is quite hard for me since I am 22 years old and leave alone..any idea or suggestion?

  • Eddy Salomon

    I’m going to assume that you weren’t trying to offend me and meant other websites besides the one you’re on and our other website ;)

    Visit the following pages:

    You may also want to look at our work at home guide:

    Callie has a great site too:

    Good luck.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for the kind words.
    First & foremost don’t quit your job unless you’ve saved at least 6 months worth of salary to cover any bills you may have.
    In terms of your work at home options i would encourage you to visit the following pages:

    You may also want to visit my recommendations page:

    I think between all those pages you’ll find what you need.

    Take care & good luck.

  • Danny

    Hey there Eddy… Is working for legit or a scam?

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Danny,

    Head over to our scam section, follow the steps of our video listed there:
    That’s pretty much how we research any company.

    You may also want to read our article about Google Money Tree:

    Take care.

  • caroline

    Hi Eddy! How are you doing? I like your information on work from home scams. I have been looking for a legit work from home for years. I haven’t found one yet. Im looking for a work from home that doesn’t pay on commission. Is there any legit paid survey work from home jobs? Can you point me in the direction of a work from home that pays very well?

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Caroline,

    I’m glad you’re enjoying our scam information. But our site is filled with legit work at home opportunities including surveys. It’s just a matter of putting aside a few hours to read it. Here are some articles you should read right now to help you find legit surveys:

    Then read our work at home guide: it will help you find more work at home leads and teach you how to go about finding work at home jobs the right way and avoid a lot of the scams you’ve probably run into.

    Good luck.

  • Elsie Miller

    BBB and PROJECT PAYDAY + SCAMS has a bad report on Project Payday.No record on Pine Cone Research and My AKA NFO with BBB.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Yeah, let me go ahead and clear up some of this stuff as there seems to be some confusion here which could be my own fault.

    Pretty straightforward and nothing left to be said here on that company. is part of Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC (TNS). TNS is ranked as the world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis…TNS has been collecting the opinions of U.S. consumers since 1946 as National Family Opinion and then NFO…

    Search for their parent company in the BBB leads to this report:

    So both companies are listed with the BBB in good standing for whatever that’s worth. lol Many websites you visit are in fact under a larger corporation and just doing business as that domain name you see. So when you’re doing research on a given site, it’s a good idea to look at their about us section to see if they’re part of a larger company. You wouldn’t really know to do this unless you’ve had some years of experience in this industry looking for work at home and avoiding scams as I do. So I can totally see how this can happen.

    In terms of Project Pay Day, the principles they teach can work and make you money. However there are steps that must be strictly followed otherwise you’ll end up losing money. This is why get paid to try offers are often labeled a scam. As a result, we’ve actually provided some tips to avoid this problem in the following article:

    So people that do venture into these type of work at home opportunities can avoid the pitfalls of those who aren’t aware. Now with that said PPD does have some other flaws that should definitely be considered. So there is no argument there. At the end of the day I always like to dig a little deeper to see what these so called claims of scams are. Because in my experience, many people like calling work at home companies scams if they don’t understand how to use a given opportunity OR can’t make money with it. However they aren’t quick to do the same when it comes to offline companies. But to each their own.

  • Thomas

    Hello to all,
    Is there anyone currently working from home in a legitimate business? If you would share that info, I would be greatful.

    Have a Blessed Day All

  • Eddy Salomon
  • bernisa

    Hi Eddy, i just want to know why i am asked to pay a monthly fee of like $29-$39
    i thought it was free. Or am i just not looking in the right place can you help me on how to get started. Bernis

  • Eddy Salomon


    It would help me if you told me what company you’re actually referring to that is asking you for $29-$39.99
    But I’ll take a guess and assume you’re referring to If that’s the case, they’re not charging you to work for them. It’s an educational site just like taking an online college course
    but not as expensive. WA is a site a for people that want to learn how to be a successful affiliate internet marketer:

    This is a skill that needs to be learned to be successful just like a lawyer must pay and go to law school to be a competent lawyer.

    So If you’re not interested in such a business or career then you don’t have to pay for it. You can just stick with traditional jobs like the one found on our companies page:

    But just be aware that just because something charges a fee it doesn’t always mean it’s a scam. It could be a home based business or an educational site. In which case it makes total sense to charge a fee.
    A job however should never charge fee. So just keep this distinction in mind. People like making that blanket statement about fees and not providing clear guidelines and clarifications.

    Hope this helps you.

    Take care.

  • Deborah

    Hi Eddie

    I just want to say thankyou to all the people who wrote in and THANKYOU TO YOUR SITE now I at least have some hope to actually finding a legit job from home. I am now going to head over to the pages you perscribed doc. Thanks again. You saved me from a lot of headaches and time and money. kudo’s

    p.s. your really handsome what a nice touch to the kindness your heart showed to the people. thanks:)

  • Deborah

    hi , sorry i just saw your blog on people who spell your name wrong opps , i am new to this site I am sorry EDDY it won’t happen again. thanks again for all the great info.
    debrah (see i cant even spell my own name right) :)

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Deborah,
    You’re quite welcome. I’ve never been referred to as a Doc before. I like it. lol In any event, I’m happy I could give you hope and help you avoid a lot of the nonsense out there. Knowledge is power and you’ve stumbled on the right place for that. I’m sure you’ll find the success that so many others have:

    P.S. You’re far to kind about the handsome comment. If I were capable of blushing, I would be doing it right now. lol

  • http://BBB Tiana H.

    Hey there guy’s is this stuff really real !!!
    I have looked for a real job.
    I tried live ops and and that was a hard nut to crack …
    I really need some help now …..
    Please turn me in the right direction.

  • Callie

    @Tiana H.:

    Hey Tiana,

    Yes indeed, the “stuff” you are referring to is as real as it gets! This particular site, and all that it represents is one of the hottest places on the web for real work from home/telecommute job leads, advice, scam awareness & prevention updates, exceptionally written articles, a well maintained blog, a down to earth community, humor, fun, CASH contests, and more!

    Eddy, the website’s owner/administrator, has provided (and continues to provide) so much for so many. So if LiveOps and WestAtHome did not pan out for you, that’s ok. Different strokes for different folks. Perhaps there is something else that is better suited for you in terms of a work from home job .

    To stay in the know and to make sure you receive important updates I’d recommend the following page:

    And, for a good start afterward I’d head on over to:

    So, when you found this site you had already been “turned in the right direction.” ;)

    I hope this helps. Good luck!

  • Leona

    I have a question I am thinking about applying for a job with a company that
    the BBB has not ever heard of nor has ripoff reports they both come up with 0
    the reason I am being cautious is because on the application there is a clause
    of $10 third party web fee is this typical or normal for an online business to request or should I just keep looking for a job and trash the papers they want me to fax to them the site name is
    please let me know they want their papers faxed to them by 12/31/2009

  • Eddy Salomon


    Try using our scam video to see if any other sites have reported about this company:

    The BBB is cool but it’s not the be and end all. Is this company GDI? If so we wrote a review about them here:

    In general if you’re feeling uneasy about the company, I would usually avoid it. That’s a rule of thumb that has always kept me and others safe. There are plenty of confirmed legitimate opportunities out there:

    Good luck.

  • JoAnn

    Callie on this site and Sparquel at are one in the same person! Could she be on Eddie’s payroll? Be forewarned!

  • Eddy Salomon

    Umm, this isn’t news. I’ve referenced this several times on my site. It always amazes how skeptical folks are that they feel the need to dig dirt to prove something to themselves.
    Thank goodness that most of the people that visit this blog are more concerned with working at home or avoiding scams. All of which I have helped many achieve:

    But keep searching for dirt if you like. I’ll continue to focus on helping the folks that are interested in actually making money without being scammed. Judging by the comments listed here: Seems like my efforts aren’t in vain. Cheers!

  • Callie


    Hi JoAnn,

    A forewarning? LOL … I can’t help but to laugh at that one.

    The legitimacy, validity, integrity, genuineness, helpfulness, etc of Eddy’s sites speak for themselves. Therefore, he doesn’t NEED me to speak on his behalf. I just so happen to believe in and appreciate Eddy’s work, and also share his devotion to help folks generate credible income from home. So naturally I will always support him and his efforts at every given opportunity.

    Now, allow me to thank you for the good laugh. What a great start to my day! ;)

  • Eddy Salomon

    You have me rolling over here. LOL
    We already know that in most of the cases these skeptics aren’t bad people. They’re just just falsely jumping to conclusions without really doing their research or reviewing someone’s body of work. You and I have discussed how it’s easier for folks to call everything a scam or assume everyone is out to scam someone than it is to actually put in the effort to perform due diligence. Lucky for me that most people that visit this site aren’t like that. But it is what it is and comes with the territory.

  • Joenalyn

    This is the best way to know what are the safest on-line jobs, or bbb accredited work at home. This is a big help to lots of people. I will lead my siblings here for their searching on-line jobs so that they won’t be scammed.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Joenalyn, I’m glad you have found our site useful enough to recommend to your family.

  • nina

    hey eddy what reliable work from home sites can go to that are not scams?

  • Eddy Salomon

    How about the one you’re failing to read right now? Jeez. lol

  • kay

    I like the webformation that this site has. You take this one a little step further when it comes bbb. Most people stop after looking at the report card. It’s good to know that some (not all) of these programs are legit, aside what the report shows. I myself have found lots of free to join legt programs. And still looking for more. Good Luck!! oh yea! Happy 4th of July!!!

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hey Kay,

    Thanks for the kind words. Obviously I feel the BBB is a good starting point. But it’s just that. I don’t think it’s the be and end all. So I’m happy to see you agree with me. In any event, I hope you had a great 4th of July as well.

  • Rob

    Hi Eddy, I found your site through a random search, and am sure glad i did. great information you provide.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Rob! Glad you found us. I’m confident as you read the site more, you’ll continue to learn a lot. If you like what you read be sure to consider subscribing here:

  • KS


    yes they do research each and every company that get a BBB approval if you think that this is untrue then you should talk with someone who works for the BBB or not read one article written by someone who just want to stir more drama where it isn’t need! Know people who have been approved by the BBB.

  • Eddy Salomon

    I’m assuming you’re referring to me. I’m not sure if you actually read the article above based on your comment. I’m not in the business of stirring anything up. I merely pointed out that the BBB isn’t the only resource to rely on and a few complaints doesn’t equate a scam.

  • kathy

    i would like to say thank u 4 your website because i have been looking 4 a work at home site for the longest without thinking to investigate first all i knew is that u should not pay money to obtain work .i am still looking but please believe me i am not trying anything without the help of your web site thank you 4 your honesty and help .Kat D.

  • Anonymous

    You’re quite welcome. I’m confident if you take the time to go through the site, you’ll find a lot of legitimate work at home options. To start off visit our jobs page:

    Good luck.

  • tammy H.

    is there any jobs people have e-mailed you about that they have tried and liked the job tammy H.

  • Eddy Salomon


    When people get jobs, I’m the last person they email. A lot of times folks forget where they got the leads from because they apply to so many places. People barely email me to say thank you. At the end of the day, the jobs are listed here:
    You just need to apply to jobs that actually fit your experience and skill set.

    In terms of popular non-traditional opportunities that folks have commented about and liked, you can find them on my recommendations page:

    Good luck.

  • RealitySeeker

    BBB gives no follow up status to a complaint…just a “SATISFIED” status Also the BBB has complaints coming from a companies “COMPETITORS” as well as disgruntled employees fo a company. they also use high pressure tactics if you go to meet them about signing up. they put you in a room with a high pressure closer. It is a scam in itself.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing that. I’ve heard whispers of this as well. But in general I think they are a great resource that really has helped a lot of people avoid some real bad situations. That being said, I never just depend on them as my sole resource for research as many people suggest. They are of one of MANY data points I use to determine if a company is a scam.

  • Eddy Salomon

    You’re quite welcome. I’m glad that I can give you some confidence and the path to give this a shot! Success is possible in this industry when you have the right guidance, mindset and resources. So I’m confident if you’re persistent, you’ll eventually land something.

    I would suggest focusing on the following pages to help you get started in the right path:

    I hope this helps.

  • Pennyhawkins1966

    Dear Eddy, is there anything really legit for people who used to work for companies that had you make products at home then you shipped them back for pay? What happened to those companies? Are any of them still in business and if so, where can we find them?

  • Eddy Salomon

    Assembly companies never seem to make work at home seekers money as you can read by the comments on the following articles:

    The folks that do have success in this are people that work for themselves with a company like Etsy:

    At the end of the day assembly work isn’t really viable just like envelope stuffing isn’t. Focus on industries that are actually in demand:

    or non-traditional opportunities like what we’ve listed in our recommendations page which anyone can do. You almost guaranteed to make money with that page if you read it and take action. I can’t really say that with certainty for any of that assembly stuff.

    Good luck.

  • soWHAT??

    Don’t know if Callie is a scam or on payroll but I was reading about the site you recommended,Wealthy Affiliates, and their BBB review is a big F! You also said to mainly judge the review by the number of complaints that have been resolved and they have resolved none! Why recommend a site with a bad review and not BBB accredited???

  • Eddy Salomon

    As I said in the article above, I don’t think the BBB is the be and end all of determining if a company is a scam. I’m not listed with the BBB and a number of other perfectly legitimate companies aren’t either and does that make me a scam?

    That being said, I personally stand by WA because despite the F rating by the BBB I’ve used the site and have found tons of value in the material and other people there. The stuff I’ve learned there is what I have used to be a successful affiliate marketer for all these years. I ignored the rating because WA was referred to me by someone that I had trusted that had a history of providing value. Furthermore there was overwhelming positive feedback about it from other circles that I follow. So that held more weight to me than the BBB. But that’s me. If the BBB is the be and end all of your research and decision making then you have to follow that.

    I personally use them as one of MANY points of reference to determine if a company is a scam. Hope this clarifies my stance. But again that’s just how I feel.

    P.S. Callie does work for me and that’s common knowledge. It’s not something I’ve hid if you’ve read this blog long enough. We’re not in the business of screwing people over and although we’re not listed with the BBB, many news stations seem to think we’re pretty straight up and helpful:

  • Paigetc61

    I can bet you money, I can send this comment, and you won’t respond. I have so lost faIth in this make-believe home business, and there are so many others that disbelieve it too. Make a believer out of me, Eddy…RESPOND! and show me some legimate home businesses where I can make money. PLEASE???

  • Eddy Salomon

    Paige, It’s obvious you’ve been scammed a lot. Many folks who have first visited this site have been there. That being said it doesn’t mean everyone is out to get you. Work at home scams are easy to avoid if you just do your research which we’ve made very easy by following the steps in my scam video:
    Once you’ve mastered that skill it’s a lot easier to manuever around the web and avoid a lot of the nonsense you’ve probably run into.

    There are tons of legitimate work at home opportunities out there. Some are businesses and some are jobs. The key to success in this industry is to educate yourself on how it works and what to avoid. If you have an open mind and are willing to read and take action then this is the right site for you and you can start by visiting the following pages:

    But if you want to go around assuming that everything is a scam and won’t work then that’s what you’ll continue to find. Folks are making money. It’s just a matter of having the right guidance and resources. Good luck to you.

  • Janet Shook

    Hello Eddy, I found your website by pure luck. I have been searching for a long time for legitimate work at home opportunity. I’m glad I found your site. What I do when I am searching is read the fine print at the bottom of their page and then read the terms and policy page as well. That is where you find alot of disagreeable information. They don’t think that most of the people will read it, But believe me I do.
    Thanks for your site, I have found your site very hopeful in every aspeck.
    Thanks- Janet

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hey Janet,
    Glad you found our site too. I would like to think it wasn’t pure luck and more a result of my genius marketing. lol

    In any event, it’s a great habit you have in reading the fine print. Most of us don’t including myself. Ironically I just discussed this fact in the following article:

    As I said there, in most terms and conditions there is always nasty little surprises in them. At their very core it’s basically a blanket statement to protect the company and screw you if something goes wrong. That being said some of them have some even shadier things where your may have some unexpected fees showing up on a card or some other nasty things. I’m a lot more mindful of terms and conditions when it has something to do with a get paid to try offer opportunity:

    In any event, I think it’s a good thing that you research in that way. But just keep in mind what I said in that most of those statements will have something in them that you may not like. Thanks for sharing.

  • Eddy Salomon


    I’ve never heard of them. But just follow the steps in my scam video to determine if this or any other company is legitimate or not:

    It will help you.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Unfortunately most of the opportunities are geared towards U.S. residents. Although I think some of my non-traditional recommendations may be open to you: the best way to know is to try to sign up for anything that may be of interest to you and see what the company says.

    We do have an international section you may want to try here:

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more assistance.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond Eddy. I will certainly take a look at the link that you provided.

    Have a great day.

  • Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Angela! Thank you for actually saying thank you for responding. Most people don’t! It’s good to see good manners still exist out there! =)

  • Bradguy10

    So eddy lets see how trusty worthy you I don’t think you will answer me but lets see.I have been scamed so many times before I want to know why I should trust you are anyone else.If you are trust worthy answer me and tell me why to trust you

  • Eddy Salomon

    I’m not really in the business of trying to convince people of my legitimacy. Most people that actually take the time to READ my body of work such as the article above, my personal recommendations:

    work at home guide:

    or who visit my media page:

    can tell from reading that information that I’m the real deal. When folks take the time to actually read my material and take action one of two things occurs, they make some money or avoid a terrible scam because I teach people how to fend for themselves via my scam video:

    When you also factor that I’ve been doing this for many years, that tends to put a lot of folks at ease. At the end of the day I can’t convince you of my legitimacy nor do I want to.
    You’ll come to that conclusion when you take the time to actually read what I offer. Just because you ask someone if they’re legitimate doesn’t mean they’ll be honest. What scam artist is actually going to tell you yes I’m out to scam you. So that’s not how you determine if someone is legitimate. You research them (see my scam video) and you check out their work. That’s how you determine if someone is a scam.

    In any event, I wish you the best of luck. You should definitely have a healthy skepticism of this industry. But ultimately skepticism without any research or proper justification won’t help you make money either. There are good sites out there. And if you take the time to read this one, you’ll soon realize that. Good luck to you.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear about your experience but it’s definitely not the norm. From my experience when folks aren’t getting paid, its for a number of reasons.

    1. Technical issues. Your computer may not be tracking cookies properly which will cause you not to get credit.

    2. People are cheating the system or breaking rules.

  • Eddy Salomon

    That’s a common misconception. There are tons of scams that never ask you for a dime and are just as dangerous:
    Just read the following articles and all the comments and you’ll see what I mean:

    Then there are companies which are actually home based business and not jobs. With any business there is a start up cost. So sometimes people confuse the difference between a job and a home based business and make the incorrect assumption that a legitimate home based business is a scam because it requires a start up cost. But that is incorrect as well.

    Now when it comes to a straight job, you shouldn’t have to pay a fee. So there are differences and folks need to be aware of that. These blanket statements is what gets people in trouble.

  • Eddy Salomon
  • Eddy Salomon

    Hey Jayme! You’re welcome. It just drives me crazy when people solely rely on the BBB as the be and end all indicator of a company’s legitimacy especially when you consider their business model.

    They definitely serve a purpose and for the most part are useful. But people should just use them as one of MANY reference points before coming to conclusions about a company.

  • Davidasasanders

    The BBB is just a company. Most people think that they are set up by the government, as if that’s a plus. They are not set up by cities or states or Federal. They charge large fees to even be listed. The BBB is a company trying to make profits like any other company. I was interviewed by the BBB to go to work for them and it was not what I thought it was. They should not be used as the “last word” when checking out another company. Take their rating with a tablespoon of salt!

  • Eddy Salomon

    LOL, Amen! You try telling people that and they look at you like you’re speaking blasphemy or another language. Obviously I totally agree with you. They’re only one of many data points and resources people should use to make an informed decision about a company.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Don’t know how you missed it as my response is right under hers. Here it is again:

  • AbubbaM

    Sendearnings is also completely legit. It is the exact same thing as inboxdollars. They take effort in order to get your money faster. For the paid emails you only get 2 cents for every one you read. You have to participate in the other venues on the website in order to earn your thirty dollars faster. But you do get a 5$ signup bonus, so you only have to earn $25.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Yep, they’re run by the same exact company.

  • Christy

    Eddy, I have also been scammed alot. I am trying to find a home based business to not work with the public sot that I can get my bills caught up & paid on time. I would like to replace my current income. I have done some research & came up with some that I don’t know if they are legit or not. I have been looking for quite a while & am just tired of waiting for my dreams to come true. I want to get something going so I don’t have to go to work at a certain time & work on weekends when I want to be doing other things.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Hi Christy,

    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been scammed a lot. Unfortunately it seems to be a right of passage for many work at home seekers. But scams are very easy to avoid. I would suggest watching my scam video listed here: If you follow the advice there you should stop the cycle of being scammed.

    In terms of your work at home dreams. I would say start here:

    and then select the path that fits your needs. I think it will help guide you to the options that will help you be successful.

  • Eddy Salomon

    I’m not sure if you’ve actually read anything on this site but all the answers you seek are already here if you take the time to READ and take action. We even have a section above every page including this one: “NEW TO THIS SITE? START HERE:” that provides you with everything you just asked for.

    With that said, you should probably start here:

    Good luck. We’ve done all the hard work. All you have to do is actually READ the material and take action.

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