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A question often asked, “Can I make money online?”

The answer is simple, yes you can make money online.

While working from home continues to gain popularity with many for the obvious money and time-saving benefits, it’s critical to be educated about the pros and cons to avoid any costly mishaps or chances of missing out on the work-from-home job of your dreams.

You may be interested in taking our WorkPlace Assessment to help you decide if working from home is the best career choice for you at this time.

Let’s get to it! Go ahead and scroll on down to learn how you can safely make money online.

“Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do.” – anonymous

Due Diligence

Our Pro Jobs Finders Crew diligently conducts detailed research and high-standards screenings of all jobs we provide.  While we believe all hiring companies are considered to be legitimate, we are unable to guarantee their legitimacy and compensation.   We highly encourage you to please exercise your due diligence before submitting any personal information to potential employers, freelance work, contract jobs, online learning/courses, etc. We have no control over other companies job listings or when their job positions are filled. Remote, telecommute, work-from-home jobs fill rapidly. All jobs are available at the time of posting. We wish you all the best in your work-from-home career. Contact us here if you have questions or comments. Take care! The Crew @

Make An Informed Decision

The critical and sometimes difficult part of finding a job is to know the difference between a work-from-home job, a business opportunity, and a scam.

  • Many work-from-home companies require you to purchase the tools needed to perform the job such as a USB headset, High-Speed possibly a landline or other work from home equipment.  These are legitimate requests.  
  • Business opportunities may require a franchise fee.  
  • Employment listing sites commonly ask for a monthly fee to participate. ( We do NOT! Go to our free job board here)

Protect Your Earnings

Before handing over, your bank card or credit card information ask plenty of questions.  If you second guess a potential employer, it’s probably not worth it in the long run.  In all reality, if it’s not a business opportunity but a job posting, shouldn’t they pay you to work and not the other way around?

Social Media

If a company claims you can make “$xxx.xx” amount per day or “$xxx, xxx.xx” per year simply by using social networking, it’s highly recommended you take your money goggles off and take a closer look. Typically companies with such claims require you to pay a fee before they hand over their “get-rich-quick” scam.

Job Hunting Websites

Unfortunately, fake job listings appear on reputable sites. Even with the tightest moderation techniques and algorithms, somehow, these phony job listings pass the moderation and make it through to the general public.  You can spot a fake job listing if there are multiple re-directs, or pop-ups displaying a “savings” offer, or exorbitant fees for background checks.

Work From Home Sites

Check for essential elements to identify a legitimate WFH (work-from-home) site vs. a WFH  scam.

Legitimate work from home websites will have any or all of the following:

  1. An “About Us” page
  2. An accessible “Privacy Policy.”
  3. A “Disclaimer/Disclosure” page
  4. Their contact information of either a “Contact” page, email address, phone number and or physical location.
  5. Social Media Links


If you visit a work-from-home site and they do not have at least one of these above-said elements, we highly recommend using caution before proceeding.

Disclaimer Page

The FTC requires any blogging/influencer site(s) which provide reviews or recommendations for products that they must also provide “truth-in-advertising standards.”

According to the FTC’s Endorsement Guides, if there is a material connection between an endorser and an advertiser, that connection should be clearly and conspicuously disclosed unless it’s already clear from the context of the communication.

Lesley Fair

Protecting America's Consumers, FTC - Federal Trade Commission

Get started with this Quick-Start Guide we created to help you get started in the right direction for safely making money online.

Work-at-Home Quick-Start Guide


Top 2 WAH (work-at-home) Scams

  1. Envelope Stuffing – Typically these companies ask for a fee to get started with promises of high earnings which will not have a positive return on investment (ROI.)
  2. Telemarketing – While telemarketing is a real job, and many companies offer work-from-home opportunities, be wary of telemarketing offers of resale propositions.




Before handing over, your hard earned money to make more money investigate the company thoroughly by maybe asking your friends and family or contact us for an opinion.

Additional advice is obtainable from the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker

Did you find this resource helpful? If so, please share with others. If not, please let us know how we can improve to better help you with your career goals. Thanks much! The Crew

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