There are a few rules of thumb that I go by to determine if a work from home opportunity is legitimate.
1. Does it seem too good to be true? If someone is promising a lot of money, for little work - or it seems flavored to be a 'get rich quick' scheme, count me out.
2. Do they require money for more 'information' about the opportunity. Or do they require a down payment for materials (such as the envelope stuffing schemes, and other build crafts at home schemes.)
3. Do thorough research on any home business opportunity you consider joining. There are some legitimate ones, Avon and Tupperware for example. But it takes a certain type of person to make these types of business opportunities work.
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