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Work At Home Questions and Answers

There are a number of questions that tend to be repeated. So we've decided to create this page to better serve you.

Be sure to read ALL the questions and answers on this page before emailing us. Yes I know the page is as long as the Bible. But isn't it worth spending a few minutes reading advice that may help you avoid scams and spending money you don't have? The choice is yours! Feel free to share this page with others.

1. Is or or or A Scam?

Sorry for the excessive use of Blah Blah. But there are so many variations of those typing, data entry, rebate processing and paid survey websites that listing them all would just take up the whole page. But here's the thing, no matter what the website url is, if your question is about a data entry, typing, paid survey or some processing website you're thinking about investing money in, you should do the following:

  1. Listen to my audio about these so-called opportunities:
  2. Visit our work at home scams page and follow the steps listed there to do your own research on any of the sites you were thinking of paying.
  3. Invest your money in real work at home sites that aren't trying to mislead you such as:,,

Let me say this, I'm very proud of you that you're willing to invest in yourself to secure work at home. That in itself has already set you apart from your competition. But hopefully after listening to my audio & doing your scam research you've realized that your money is better spent on companies that aren't trying to mislead you such,,

2. Why does every website or company want me to pay them money to work at home?

  • They don't. Many times work at home seekers are running into work at home ebooks or so-called systems and not actual jobs. The authors of these ebooks are charging you for the information in their books or systems. You're not actually paying to work for them. Now with that said, I have found that many of these ebooks are misrepresenting what they're giving you. They make it seem like you're being hired by companies they represent but in reality, all they're selling you is information that can readily be found on the internet if you know where to look. For some of you, the ebooks will prove helpful. But for most of you who want a job, I would suggest avoiding buying any of these products and apply to legitimate no cost jobs listed on our Work At Home Companies or our Legitimate Work At Home Job Leads page. which is our free work at home job search engine is also another great place to find jobs for free!
  • As a work at home seeker you'll also run into legitimate websites like our own which are heavily supported by ads that are usually displayed by Google or some other company. Most of these ads are obviously business people trying to make money selling you some system or ebook. So if you run into this on your favorite work at home site, it's not that the owners are recommending these opportunities. Most website owners have their own recommended opportunities and will usually write about them in articles as we do. So in our case, unless we've written an article specifically recommending an opportunity don't assume that any ad you may click on is backed by our site because it's not. We strongly encourage you to use the scam section on to research any company asking you for money! Hopefully now you'll understand that your favorite work at home website isn't supporting or encouraging scams. With time companies like Google and other affiliate networks that deliver these ads on your favorite sites will have more resources to get rid of some of the more questionable ads and companies. But right now it's a daunting task. So just educating yourself with our scam information should help you avoid a lot of the crap!
  • And finally Home Based Business opportunities are also confused with jobs. So let's clarify this so you don't make any assumptions about legitimate companies that are offering you the chance to be your own boss. A home based business opportunity is like any company. Companies can't get started without money to buy supplies, hire employees, advertising , etc. A home based business involves the same start up process except you're working out your home instead of paying for office space or hiring employees. But you still need supplies which often time is sold to you by the company that recruited you. So in this scenario, it makes total sense they would ask you for money to get started. After all can you start a McDonald's for free? Exactly. Now with that said, the same rules apply about doing your research using our scam section on Some companies offering home based businesses are very shady so as always do your research and you can't get scammed!

3. Where can I find legitimate no cost data entry or typist work at home jobs?

Bonus Tip: If you're really serious about typing at home then one job I suggest which has great availability is Medical Transcription (Typing). It does mean you need to invest in training. I know that is a turn off to many people because of the money situation. And I really do feel your pain. I felt the same way initially. But then it dawned on me. I and millions of other put ourselves in debt to go to college or graduate school because we knew it meant we would get better paying jobs than without it. Eventually I was able to pay off my college debt because I got a good job.

The same can be said with Medical Transcription. Invest now and it will pay off in the future. If you don't believe me just check out how many more jobs are available for Medical Transcription than there are for those highly chased but rarely acquired data entry and typing jobs. Now if you want to ice skate up hills like everyone else and try to find a data entry or typing job, then by all means knock yourself out. The information is here on the site. But for those of you who want every advantage to help you secure being home with your family and not having to explain yourself to a boss who doesn't value family time, then I would suggest you request some free training information today. Then go to your local library or search the web for scholarships or grants that you can use to pay for this training. In some cases with a government scholarship or grant, you may not have to pay the money back. So at the very least there is no real reason not to explore the options . It doesn't cost you anything to do that much. At the end of the day you'll be more likely to work at home then everyone else chasing their tails for data entry and typing jobs that rarely exist.

4. How Can I Make Money Right Now?

  • It all depends on you. Have you already limited yourself to one type of industry such as data entry and typing? If you said yes, then I don't really have many options for you because landing those jobs is like winning the lotto…Damn near impossible! But if you're like some of my long time visitors who are willing to take action then you too can be successful at making money at home right now by taking action on one or more of the following non-traditional work at home opportunities:
  1. Message Board “Typist”
  2. At Home Product Testers
  3. Focus Group Participants
  4. Survey Taker
  5. Virtual Assistant
  6. Proof Reader
  7. Work At Home Ad Typist / Affiliate
  • With that said, I've also noticed that people with highly specialized technical skills like web design, programming or graphic design can make tons of money relatively fast using freelance websites (,,, I hire these type of people all the time for projects I have for my site. Again their skills are in demand and there are a lot of jobs available unlike low skilled jobs like data entry or typing. So there is a reoccurring theme here folks.

5. How Can I Tell If A Company or Website Is A Scam?

  • I get this question a lot and it's always very easy for me to answer. Just follow the yellow brick road to our scam research page! Any time someone emails me a question about a company, all I'm doing is following the steps listed on my scam page. Trust me you don't need me or anyone else to tell you if a company is a scam if you follow the steps on the scam page. My rule of thumb is if it sounds too good to be true then chances are it is. And if there is a fee involved I'm even less inclined to consider it unless it's the situation I listed in question 1 where it's a home based business opportunity and even then, the scam research page process is still used. And even if there is no fee involved I still do research because of the wire transfer and payment processing scams that run rampant on the web. You can also find some common scams we've run into on the following page.

6. What Work At Home Jobs Or Opportunities Do You Recommend Or Have Tried?

7. I'm disabled & no one wants to hire me to work at home. Where can I find a work at home job?

  • This question came up a lot so we created a whole page with resources for you to find work at home. So visit our Work At Home For The Disabled page.

8. I live outside the U.S. can you help me find work at home?

9. Would you hire me to work at home?

  • Yes if you have the skills I need. I'm always in need of affordable graphic designers or programmers. Unfortunately i don't have a need for a typist or data entry person. But if you have some other ways you think you can work for my company then feel free to email me your proposal. Just don't email me about a typing or data entry job.

10. Do you think is a scam?

  • LOL, sorry about that website address. But it was the only way i could come up with to relay any site you may ask me about. There is is this misconception that I'm a scam expert. I do know my way around work at home and scams but the techniques I use to research any company to determine if they're a scam isn't a secret. I made it available to you on our work at home scams page. Most of the time when you guys ask my opinion on a given website, I just follow the techniques on the scam page. So no need to wait on me, just head to work at home scams page to get the answer to your question right now.

11. Are checking cashing, wire transferring or check processing jobs a scam?

  • Yes they are scams no matter how good they sound. This is one of the hottest scams right now. People let their guards down because the company doesn't ask you for money. Instead they're giving you checks to cash and in return you get to keep some money for yourself. (Usually 10%) How nice of these companies, right? Wrong! You'll end up losing tons of money and having your bank drop you like a bad habit. If you want more details about this scam visit our scam page of course by click here. The articles you should read are as follows:Fake Checks & Wire Transfer ScamsDerby House Fabrics Bookkeeper Job Scam!

12. Are cash gifting, cash leveraging or cash giving work at home opportunities scams?

  • Does a squirrel have nutty poop? Yes they are. I know this for a fact because the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has a whole section on it. Click here to read my article about this scam.

13. If you're so against scams, why do I see some scam ads or opts on your sites?

  • That's a great question and I'm happy you asked. First and foremost I don't personally recommend any scams. Here's what's happening on our site and pretty much any site supported by ads. I and many other website owners spend hours, days, weeks and months providing you with informative articles, videos, pre-screened job leads and scam prevention tips. Most of us do this without charging you a fee because we understand you're struggling to make money and usually don't have it to invest in this information even if it's worth every penny.But alas like you we have kids to feed and bills to pay. So since we don't want to charge you, we join networks like Google and many others that pay us to place their ads on our website. Do we always necessarily agree or approve of all the ads that are often automatically displayed on our sites? Of course not. If you read our articles and scam section we make it very clear what we feel about some these opportunities. The hope is that if you do click on an ad and run into one of these sketchy companies, you'll remember one of our articles and make the right decision. But if we really wanted you to buy into these scammy products, then obviously we wouldn't write articles warning against them. So that's the fine balance we as website owners have to juggle running sites like this.So please keep this in mind when you visit a work at home website. Ads on their site doesn't equate to personal recommendations. On this site I make it very clear what I recommend via my articles and I'll flat out tell you to give something a try if I feel its worth it. But other than those situations you should safely assume that I haven't recommended these companies. In which case go and do your research on our scam section and proceed with caution. Hey, even with the stuff I do recommend do your own research. You may still not agree with my opinion, the company may have changed, or I could end up being wrong. It's about using your best judgment and weighing various information sources to get a full picture. You never want to be in situation where you're just following everyone that cries scams or marketers that recommends everything. Its about balancing out information to get a clearer view of a company.At the end of the day if you don't want to deal with ads at all then invest in a site like So you do have choices. I'd love to give you all the information I do for free, but guess what? Money doesn't grow on trees and we have to earn it too. As folks looking to make money at home, I am sure you can now appreciate our given circumstances. Hopefully this clarifies any confusion and provides you with a better understanding of how free sites like this work. The fact of the matter is that every free website that provides good content and value is supported by sponsored ads (AOL, CNN, etc) but the only difference is that the work at home industry has way more sketchy type of advertisers than a news site might have.Hope this makes sense.

14. What should I do if I've been scammed?

  • Well it all depends. There is something that should be said about being “scammed” before going into solutions. This industry is full of people that cry scam at the drop of a dime. If you joined a home based business opportunity and you couldn't make it work for you and earn money, that doesn't necessarily make it a scam. I can buy a blockbuster franchise and end up losing tons of money because of various reasons. That doesn't make blockbuster a scam. It means that I failed for whatever reason and have to accept responsibility for that. But if I purchased an ebook that claims to provide me with typing jobs and then it ends up being some dude tricking me into affiliate marketing then that is a company that is guilty of misleading you. This would be considered a scam by most. So please be honest with yourself before taking action on a company.Okay so now that's out of the way, the first thing to do if you're scammed is try to contact the company you feel has wronged you. Give them an opportunity to rectify the problem. Let them know in great detail why you think you've been had. And most importantly provide them with options that would appease you. You also need to provide the consequences of what will happen if they don't rectify the situation which is pretty much reporting them to sites like ours and having their reputation ruined. Allow time for an email response from the company (More than 24hrs). If they do contact you, provided them with definitive time frame for an acceptable solution (3-5 business days) . If the company fails to comply, then contact your credit card company right away and have them reverse the charges. Then visit one of the top 5 scam fighting website and spread this company's dirty laundry to the world so no one else has to go through that.Now if you didn't pay by credit card, than you're pretty much screwed. But you could report this company to the top 5 scam fighting sites. This is a great way to get back at this company because many more people will be warned which may lead to their business being shut down because of a lack of new prey. Alternatively, the Feds may also step in and shut these guys down based on the feedback provided by many users like you. And if that happens you may actually get your money back if they seize the scam artist's assets. So that's what you should if you've been scammed.

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Eddy Salomon - September 23, 2011 Reply

Thanks for chiming in and not doing self promotion here.
We appreciate your consideration and feedback.

Eddy Salomon - March 18, 2011 Reply


Don’t do it to yourself. First off, I rarely trust any advertisements online especially when it comes to making money. You should treat them like TV commercials which is with a healthy skepticism or flat out ignore them.

When I’m on clixsense, I’m there to make my money. Most of the advertisers are promoting garbage. That being said it’s good you did your research. But as I’ve said in my scam video if what you’re reading is causing you to doubt the legitimacy of the company, there is absolutely no reason to risk it. I don’t care if it’s a dollar trial. Anyone that has read some of the scams on my scam page knows that’s a common ploy for forced continuity where they pop up some other additional higher fees in a few days.

Don’t let desperation or the desire for fast money blind you from your common sense. Always follow your gut in this situation. Focus on opportunities that are proven and have balanced feedback. No opportunity is perfect. Once I hear totally glowing reviews with no negative feedback, I know it’s garbage and just the members PURELY pushing it to get paid.

You’ll notice even when I write reviews about companies I like, I’ll stil mention the cons because every company has them and one should be aware of them before joining. So my suggestion is to pass. But do what you feel is best. Be careful with your need for fast, easy income. That’s a recipe for being victimized in this industry.

Jill - March 17, 2011 Reply

Firstly, I’ve been all over this website. It’s a great resource for me. I’ve recently had a son and am finding that my long-time desire to stay home with my children has turned to heartache at the thought of having to go back to work and leave him with strangers at daycare. The trouble is that my husband’s income alone is just not enough to cover all the bills. So I’m gung ho to find some income and fast. But I of course want everything. I don’t want to sacrifice alot of my typical day to working at home because I want to be able to enjoy time with the boy. Anyway… I’m interested to know if anyone knows anything about a company called Global Success Club. It showed up on clixsense and I got sucked in. It kind of sounds too good to be true so i did my research but I’m not coming up with anything to make me decide either way. I tried all the scam research suggested. I can’t find anything legitimately negative, but all the really positive stuff seems like it’s people who are already part of the club and want me to sign up thru them. I’m not sure if those are legitimate positive responses, you know? There is a cost to be a member, a monthly cost, which is of course reduced right now. But the income potential has me sucked in, so the 14-day trial sounds good to me to test it, but then they want a $1 donation to try for 14 days. And that makes me wonder if there will be unexpected surprise charges that i’ve heard can happen. I thought maybe if they would take payment thru paypal i could protect myself, but they only take credit cards. So bottom line, i keep flip flopping because some stuff sounds good and some stuff doesn’t. just wondering if anyone might have any personal insight into this website. Thoughts?

Anonymous - December 13, 2010 Reply

um ok im on the site thanks eddy that helps alot ^_^

JenFoley23 - December 13, 2010 Reply

can someone help me? im 17 n a highschool drop out trying to get the money to get a job so i can get my GED n go to collage is this site for real or what can a 17 year old do this? idk if i can or not can someone help me plz

Jessica Bacon - December 7, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,
I recently stumbled upon your website because I am searching for at home part time work to supplement my full time job. I am in my mid 20’s and figured it’s never a bad time to start planning for the future. I work as a retail assistant manager and for now I have room for growth and I enjoy it, but what about when I’m 40 or 50. I can’t keep working those late nights dealing with high school kids that don’t want to work on Saturday nights. Plus I want to be able to have my own bakery one day. I don’t mind working, but I’ll be the boss and can really customize the experience I want every customer to have. This is one of the many reasons why I have started to do research and learn about being an affiliate.

This last year has been a financial stress for me; who hasn’t been financially stressed for the last year. You, I I have gained so much knowledge from you site in just the two days I have been visiting ( I tend to read til I get information I have checked out many of your recommended non traditional work at home suggestions and have realized that for me my time is better spent doing research to be an affiliate. I have also applied for some writing positions as well. I think that’s more of my thing. I completely understand that this is going to take time, so why not start now. I at least have a job to sustain me while I learn on my free time. I unfortunately don’t have the money to drop every month for WA just yet, considering I came to the internet to make money, not spend it. I figured I would learn what I can and get my feet wet and then build from there as I go along eventually leading me to join WA. Do you think there is any harm in posting a website just as a starter to get it out there with one product at least?

Just as you are, I am more of a visual learner. I can read and process the information, but prefer to do something hands on or see it. I would like to dabble in product affiliate marketing. I believe I understand the basic concept, mostly from your dog spray reference, but would like to see what an affiliate website looks like. I have probably seen one over the years, but never knew I was looking at one. Can you provide the address to one of your websites or a popular one that you know? They always say to imitate those that are successful. Are there any free sites that you recommend for training or tools? I saw a few of them in your articles and have taken note of them. And yes I do read your articles all the way through…lol. I just haven’t gotten to them all yet.

Do you need multiple websites to promote different products/companies? And will I need a tax ID number for tax purposes and declaring myself as a business? I know these questions may be a long way off, but I want to know what I am getting into. I have a general understanding about this from being an independent contractor as a childrens theater actor. I started a blog a few years back in hopes that I can generate traffic and make money off the ads, but I wasn’t financially stable to invest my time into promoting the blog or did I know how to make a professional looking website. Upon starting this blog, I did a lot of research about marketing and starting a business, so that’s where most of my knowledge comes from. Even now I have concerns about making a website, let alone making it look professional or even posting banners etc. to it, but I have the patience and the willingness to learn how to do all those things that I didn’t have then. Any advice other than all the great knowledge you have given would be greatly appreciated. I will continue to check back and learn more everyday.

I still might have to get a regular part time job in the meantime 🙁 lol but I gotta do what I gotta do.

Thanks for sharing your blessings with us. It’s great knowing that we have someone who we can ask questions to to help build our knowledge for success. Not many would share info like this for free obviously with all the scams and “scams” that are out there. I hope that one day I can bless others when I have been blessed with success.


Do you know any good websites that can tell you whats a good niche market to get into? I have a few passions that I know I will get excited about, but that doesn’t mean they will make a good affiliate program. I don’t want to do something that is destined for failure. Thanks.

    Eddy Salomon - December 8, 2010 Reply


    I totally applaud your excitement. I also appreciate that you’re taking a lot of time to read through the material. So great job. However you’re trying to run before you’ve even learned to crawl with this affiliate marketing thing. If you’re serious about this then you need to see your training as an investment not an expense although for tax purposes it will be. lol

    Slapping up a free website and throwing on a product isn’t going to make you any money. Without knowing how to get traffic and the techniques to market, you’re just one of millions of people that do the same thing and don’t see a dime. So many would be affiliates do the same thing every day usually after reading one of my articles but soon realize it’s not that simple. So my suggestion is to try some of the non-traditional opportunities or get a few writing jobs (many of which we add here daily: Take the money you earn from that and invest in some training. Then consider creating a website, finding a niche, etc and all the stuff that sites like WA teaches you.

    Understanding the general concept is easy especially when I give the type of examples I do. But applying it is a whole other ball game. Going it alone isn’t suggested. It takes a lot longer and you end making mistakes that could have been avoided. Been there and done that and I don’t suggest it for others. I’m vehement about training not so much for the commission but more so because I know it’s what helped me succeed. I also know if I would have taken the advice I’m giving you know earlier, I would probably be a billionaire or millionaire by now. lol

    So your intentions are great, but I wouldn’t suggest approaching it the way you’re suggesting. Focus on a writing job or some of the non-traditional stuff first. Then re-invest that money back into your own training.

    Good luck.

Eddy Salomon - December 6, 2010 Reply

You’re welcome Candice. I’m confident if you take the time to really read the website and the comments, you’re going to learn a lot and do very well working at home. It’s a lot of reading but it pays off for the people that are serious about working at home and put the effort to absorb the information and run with it. Good luck to you and God bless!

Eddy Salomon - December 5, 2010 Reply

Hey Candice,

You’re welcome. I’m so sorry to hear how often and bad you’ve been scammed the last couple of years. I wish you would have found our site sooner.

In terms of your question, you need to read the following article which I specifically designed for such questions:

Once you’ve read that then I suggest you start searching our job page daily: which is updated regularly with pre-screened work at home jobs. You should be able to land something in the next few weeks or months assuming you have the skills that are in demand.

In the mean time you can start making some money right now with my non-traditional work at home opportunities via my recommendations page: It won’t be a lot but it’s a start. Furthermore when combined together this can make you some decent money as recently illustrated by one of my loyal subscribers here:

At the end of the day everything you need to succeed is already on this site. In addition to the pages above I suggest you read our work at home guide as well: If you keep focused on the resources we provide here you will find success and probably avoid any more scams.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Candice - December 6, 2010 Reply

    Hi Eddy,

    Thank you so much for getting back to me and giving me some direction on how I can begin earning some money as soon as possible. I will start reviewing the links you provided me with as soon as possible and at the same time I’ll do my best to become familiar with your site and all that it has to offer. Thank you again for creating and continually updating this site for people such as myself. With so many sites out there that scam people, it really is refreshing and comforting to find a site that actually wants to help people instead of hurt them. You truly are a godsend and I appreciate and enjoy your candor with every blog and response that you write. Keep up the great work. God bless!

Candice - December 4, 2010 Reply

Hi Eddy,

First and foremost I would like to thank you for all the work you put into this website and the tremendous effort you make to help people find legitimate work at home. God Bless you for that! Here is my dilemma and question to follow. I am a single mother of three young children, one of which is autistic, and I have been looking for legitimate work at home for almost 4 years now. In that amount of time I have fallen victim to my fair share of scams and have lost money that I could not afford to lose. I have managed to survive these past several years by refinancing my home several times, draining all of my savings and living off of tax return money to name a few. I currently work full time however my salary is not enough to cover my monthly expenses. I am now finding myself at the end of the road so to speak. I have enough money to sustain myself and my children for another couple of months but after that I will have no way to pay for most of my expenses. So my question to you is this. What type of job and or company could you recommend that would enable me to earn a decent size income immediately? I currently fall short $2,000 -$3,000 per month in income. Any suggestions? In reading some of your responses to other questions, I don’t think the Affiliate Marketing is something that would work for me being that you’ve said that a person could put countless amount of hours in and not make a dime. Please don’t misunderstand me, I am not the type of person that is looking for a get rich quick scheme. I am willing to work hard but because of my dire financial position, I cannot put tremendous effort into something that is not going to generate an immediate return/income. Any thoughts or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Scott - September 2, 2010 Reply

I am looking for a legitamate work at home position, without having to buy anything or sign up for anything. Can anyone help?

    Eddy Salomon - September 2, 2010 Reply


    Try actually READING the ask page above as the first step.

lynette - June 14, 2010 Reply

I would like to comment on your website, its very impressive and it gives folks the opportunity to be able to a legit work from home job and it is a relief to able to find a website that you can trust and I thank you. My question to you is I currently live in the Maryland area and it is a little difficult to find a job to work from home, I have noticed that some of these job offers states different states that qualifiy for the employment that they are advertising. Any suggestions for me? Thank You in advance.

Patrick - June 8, 2010 Reply

Hey Eddy,
Just wanted to say thanks for the great website here at workathome. And especially for your patience with this skeptic LOL. Also I joined WA through this site. You weren’t joking. You definately have to put some elbow grease into this thing to make it in IM ! Thanks again. 🙂

    Eddy Salomon - June 9, 2010 Reply


    Thanks for the kind words! I’m accustomed to dealing with skeptics. lol As long as they’re open minded, it’s not a bad thing. It’s the hard headed people that are hell bent on their prejudices about this industry that I can’t really work with. Congrats on joining WA. At least you know I’m a straight shooter. Too often people try to sugar coat this affiliate marketing industry which sets up people for failure. I’m brutally honest so you know what to expect and it scares away people that shouldn’t be in this. So I’m happy you appreciate it. But like I said, for those who are willing to work hard and stick this through, the rewards can be so sweet. So I hope that will be your end result. Good luck either way.

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