Last Updated on Feb 27, 2020 by James W

When searching for new home based business opportunities on the internet, it can be very easy to get pulled into get rich quick scams. There are internet predators out there that make their living by conning people out of their money and some, even their identity. While there are a lot of legitimate jobs out there that you can make lots of money from, many of them are scams that should be avoided at all costs. If you’re new to searching for ways to make money online, you need to pay attention to some of the signs listed below.

High Payouts

“Make $1,000 in one day!??? Who wouldn’t get drawn in by a phrase like that? Being able to make thousands of dollars on a daily basis sounds ideal, but often is just not the case. In many situations like this, if there are high payouts listed as the way to get you to their company, chances are it is a scam. Consider the job they are offering such as data entry for $500 per day. Could you really make $500 per day as a data entry specialist? Chances are that you cannot as even full time employees in an office don’t make that much money. Avoid these types of ads altogether.


Upfront Payment

Yes, there are some home based businesses that you will have some upfront costs. If you’re selling products for someone else, you’re likely going to have to purchase some of the products either to ship to your customers or to use for yourself as some sales jobs will require this. However, paying upfront to make money at home is something that does not have to be done. Many legitimate jobs will not require you to pay them anything to begin working. Some may state that you have to pay to get into their database of high paying jobs; others might say you need to pay money upfront to show your commitment. Either way, beware as this could be a scam. There are lots of jobs out there that cost you nothing to start and this is where you should search.

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When you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, it can be very easy to get fooled into believing that you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars per day. If you are not sure if it is a get rich quick scam, try searching the internet for reviews on the company or products/services, to see what others have had to say about them. By doing your research before agreeing to anything, you are protecting yourself, your money, and your identity.


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