Wanting to stay at home with your child, but also want to work at the same time? I want you to know something. Stay at home jobs do exist, so you can work from home and stay with your children. **This post may contain sign up links for job positions and affiliate links**
How do I know if it is a scam? What are some signs? Not all stay at home jobs are legit. There are scams out there, as you probably know. It is important that you do your research whenever you are looking at a particular stay at home job position. There are some things you need to look for when looking at ads or websites with stay at home job positions. Here they are.
1) You have to pay to get the job. Whether this means getting a kit or paying for software, it is a scam. Sorry to say it, but it is. Yes, all jobs require you putting work into getting your job, but you shouldn’t have to pay $99 dollars in order to join
2) It is a pyramid scheme. Some examples of Pyramid Schemes are NuSkin, Mary Kay, Herbalife, Amway, and ItWorks. Keep in mind, this is my personal opinion due to my own research.
3) If it seems to good to be true, it more than likely is. If it says it pays $90/hr, that is more than likely true. Whenever someones see $90/hour, most are thinking “ohh, I would love to make that much an hour. I am totally interested. Send me information on the position please.” Ladies and gents, please be careful.
4) They require your bank information, in order to provide more information and proceed. This is a HUGE red flag. You should not have to provide any personal information like this to an employer.
5) They do not require you to fill out any paperwork. When they do not ask you to fill out any paperwork, it is a scam. All jobs run background checks, which requires filling out some papers for. You don’t just get a job right after they ask you a couple questions through social media. I know of a couple people who did this before and they blocked them right after they answered questions or if they said no to sending personal information.
6) The only communication you have is online. They only want to talk to you through social media, not in person or on the phone.
7) You are offered money without working. A big one to look out for is on babysitting/nanny services websites/apps. Care.com and sittercity.com are known for people scamming others. For example, they may say they will pay you ahead of time for the month or they require you to use some of it “before they more there”. That’s another thing. They will say they are moving to your city soon, but they actually are not. The checks are sometimes fake.
MAKE SURE TO ASK THE EMPLOYER QUESTIONS. IF THEY AVOID IT OR THE ANSWER DOES NOT MATCH UP WITH YOUR RESEARCH, DO NOT FALL FOR IT OR DO IT!
Some Stay at Home jobs (that I know are not a scam)
These are companies I am apart of and have gotten paid for.
- Country Suds- This company launched in this February in 2018. by David and Naomi Myers. They are a sister company to Country Scents Candles. They have products ranging from bath bombs, lotions, body scrubs, soapies, and milky bath. http://www.countrysuds.com/store/shaffersudsandmore
Country Scents Candles- This company launched in June 2017 by Naomi and David Myers. They have products ranging from 100% wax tarts and candles, warmers, essential oils, diffusers, room sprays, and more. http://www.countryscentscandles.com/store/shafferscents Blogging. I am self hosting my blog through SiteGround, but have a WordPress blog. (A post coming soon about blogging). If you are interested in self hosting, I recommend Siteground for sure. They have amazing customer service and it is easy to navigate around their site/ your blog. https://www.siteground.com/go/seatsforthree