5 Essential Elements for Finding Legitimate Online Jobs.
For those who find themselves scouring the internet to find Legitimate Online Jobs, you’ll probably find yourself landing on a tidal wave of information, all promising riches. The truth is that there are legitimate online jobs out there, but as with anything with enough people interested in it, there’s going to be opportunists seeking to take advantage of your interests.
That’s why you need to know the essentials to finding legitimate ways to work from home, and avoid the pitfalls of shady schemes.
The following will detail a 5-step checklist to verify the validity of any program you’re considering, so you can avoid any unsolicited mailings from companies selling your email address, once you’ve signed up. There’s a lot of them around, so you’re best to do your due diligence, starting with the following 5 precautionary tips.
Verifying the validity of legitimate online jobs
1. Product owner or company research
The first thing you should look for is the name of the product owner, giving you access to training. You need to be learning business models from people who have been there and done the leg work, to know what works and what doesn’t. The marketing techniques to use, and the ones that are going to get your IP blacklisted for unethical traffic generating techniques.
You do that by looking at the product sales page to find out the name of the person behind any program. There are some programs that aren’t run independently, or claim to be a company too. So look for either the owners name or the company information for the program.
With that information to hand, you can run a search online, with whatever search provider you prefer, and find out the details about their business.
For people who are active in their claimed field of expertise, you should be able to find their online profiles from places such as LinkedIn, FaceBook, Google Plus, their Twitter accounts as well as the leading industry forums.
If they aren’t on any discussion boards, then the successful products teaching anything IM will be being discussed within forum communities. From there, you’ll get an idea for whether the person is respected, or a known for their shady marketing tactics.
Once you establish their credibility, then you’ll know whether to walk away or carry on to the next stage.
2. Check the customer support prior to signing up
The 2nd thing you’ll want to do is to check that there is real customer support from the service. You do that by sending the product owner a request for further information. There’s a number of websites that are set up solely to collect personal information of people interested in earning online, and there’s a massive business for buying and selling the emails of those prospects.
That’s why you’re best to ensure that so called legitimate online jobs, are in fact legitimate companies.
For some people, they may be working themselves from home, and passing on their knowledge through various products, while for others they could be established enough to have a help desk. Either way, you should always have a means of contacting support.
- Verify they have support so you know you can access a refund if there are any issues with the program.
You should allow 3 – 5 working days for someone to get back to you, and from there, you’ll can gauge what their support service is like, if you ever need it.
You can simply email the support letting them know you’re interested in their program, and you’d like further information regarding additional costs after joining.
Should that fail to get a respond, try a second follow up, and state that you’re an affiliate marketer, and would like to be given a review copy before you begin promoting it on their behalf.
That’s a good test to run so you can find out if they’re more interested in affiliates driving up their sales volume, or if they really do have good customer service.
3. Take caution with monetary claims
Many a service will make outrageous claims, promising riches of all sorts. When you go through the sales copy or presentation, keep an eye out for the mention of the type of money you’ll be able to make.
For the services that claim you “will” make upwards of $200 a day, stay well clear. That can take forever and a day to reach that level, and you will need to commit a high level of dedication to get your business up and running.
The best way to check this out is to scroll to the bottom of the sales page and look for the disclaimer for the site, stating that they’re independent and the earnings claimed are for a few of the people who tested the program. They’re not in any way an indication of the money you’ll make, and are not guaranteed, as everyone has varying levels of knowledge and a different pace of learning. Therefore, there’s no guarantee to be made by monetary claims.
That’s why if you read the sales copy and see that, with the word “will” instead of “could” or “potentially,” you should avoid them.
Income claims are always going to be based on potential earnings, and never guaranteed to make you money. The guarantees are satisfaction guarantees, and will not reflect the purpose of guaranteeing you’ll make anything.
4. There are no overnight riches
The instant you hear you can make money in as little as the next hour, go on your way. There is no such thing as overnight riches, as any real business is built over time. There are ways you can set web pages up to be indexed on search engines in as little as 24 hours, but there is no way, that’s going to guarantee you’ll make sales.
You need to know about the people you need to attract to your website and how you’ll communicate with them. You’ll also need to be aware of the products you plan to promote, or the content you plan on publishing, depending on the program.
Other programs could be based on data entry type work and for that, you’re still going to need knowledge of how to complete the work.
Regardless what the program is, you will not be able to make thousands overnight! Sorry but that’s just a fact!
That’s a myth and an indication to head away from the product, or program and carry on looking for a real opportunity.
5. Know the legit business models from the shady scams
Whenever you find something you’re interested in, the home page or about page of the site, should be able to tell you the exact business model the training, or program is based on.
That could be…
- Freelance work
- Affiliate Marketing
On the dark side though, there’s a number of markets scattered with shady products and services out to swindle people.
The following industries are saturated with online scams, so if the job you’re looking into falls into a market listed below, then there’s a higher chance that it’s not a legitimate online job.
- Processing rebates
- Working for Google
- Stuffing envelopes
- Accessing business directories – You only get access to a database of products and there’s a fee for each one.
- Wire transfers and cashing cheques – Some programs will tell you to cash a cheque on their behalf and retain a percentage for your services. These are scams and illegal too
- MLM programs
- Pyramid schemes
- Online surveys (the ones that require you to pay them to join)
- Producing medical bills on behalf of health professionals
- Mystery shopping (the ones that require you to pay them to join)
- Data Entry work
Staying clear of the 11 industries above, can help you avoid any unwanted nasty surprises, and negative experiences, while helping you get started with legitimate online jobs, that much faster.
If you have questions about legitimate online jobs or have been scammed yourself, please let me know about in the comment box below.