TheRealSharon's Blog

{March 6, 2011}   Working from home:Is it possible?

Can you trust anything online anymore? Every day there’s a new scam you have to watch out for. Sometimes it just makes me want to scream…literally!

Me and my husband live in an area where there are very few GOOD jobs. Unfortunately, due to my husband being bi-polar, he has almost virtually exhausted a lot of the job options around here. If you are not familiar with someone who is bi-polar, they tend to want to quit a lot instead of sticking with a job. I have come to terms with this fact. I still love my husband and I realize this is part of who he is and something we will have to live with.

He has been looking at doing work from home jobs lately, though. I, myself, would LOVE to do one that involves data entry, typing things, etc. if I could actually find something legit. I am really interested in doing a secretary/receptionist type of job, but it seems to be a very “who you know” kind of job as far as getting one. Not to mention, every one around here wants at least 2 years of experience already being one. It’s hard to get THAT experience without a job being willing to train you and let you have one in the first place. Dang Catch 22’s!

How do you find a work from home job that’s actually legit? I have seen many websites that say there ARE some out there but you have to look for them and do your research. All I have ever seen are pretty much fishy sounding. My husband has found a couple in this past week that promise to waive the fees until after you make the money. Well, if a job is legit, you shouldn’t HAVE to pay them anything, right? Not to mention the fact that they are going to eventually ask for your checking account information to pay you and I’m not dumb. The second you give them that, they are going to empty you of any money you have in there. IF you have anything in there. These people are very good at what they do too. I heard my husband talking to some of them and they seem like legit, credible people. If I remember correctly from an Ann Rule book I read about Ted Bundy….he also was very charming and seemed like a really nice guy. Unless you’ve lived under a rock all your lives, you know how THAT turned out, right?

Yea…So is it possible? Is there anyone out there who has one already and knows? And in asking that, am I going to get a bunch of spam comments that are also scams?

Maybe one day I will find one, maybe not. Until then, there are still other scams to worry about. If you do anything online nowadays, you have to be wary. I recommend reading this article by Consumer Reports about 10 common scams.

It’s important that we ALL ARM ourselves with the best knowledge possible in avoiding scams.


Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

Thanks for the link, and I love Ann Rule’s book, and you were right on that with the quote.

Ann Rule is an amazing true crime writer, I just love her books! Looks like we have something in common there!

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