Working at home online to make money is a legitimate possibility that is gaining popularity and expanding at an overwhelming rate at the moment. You find that people all over the world are flocking the internet looking for means to make money whether it is primary income, or secondary income. Some are opting for various online marketing jobs, niche websites, blogs, and affiliate marketing opportunities just to mention but a few to invest their time in and make earn extra income.

Avoid Being Scammed

The reason as to why online marketing jobs and other opportunities are appealing to a big number of people is because of the benefits that come with running your own home based business. The benefits that these opportunities that who engage in them enjoy include the ability to have more time to spend with their family, ability to schedule your working hours as you wish and most importantly being your own boss. Unfortunately, there are a number of crooks on the internet that are out to fraud and scam you by taking your money without giving you value or what they promise. This is a threat that has made newbie’s scared from pursuing online business opportunities but it shouldn’t bother at all. In this piece, we are going to give you in-depth information on what scams are exactly, how to avoid being scammed online, how to identify fraudsters as well as a legitimate way to find genuine work at home jobs.

What are Scams?

A scam can be defined as a dishonest scheme that is performed by dishonest individuals, company or group of people in an attempt to obtain something of value or money from their targets. Scams reside in confidence tricks where an individual or companies misrepresent as helpful or someone with authority and skills in a certain field of specialization to win trust especially from newbies and uninformed internet users. Well, this shouldn’t worry you and scare you from participating in online marketing jobs such as paid surveys because with a little homework before you register with them, you can be able to identify them.

How to Identify Scammers

While starting off with your online endeavors be it paid surveys or any other career line you want to pursue identifying scammers is very easy and straightforward. You just need to get a list of the companies or individuals you are dealing with and get unbiased reviews about them. A great way to get relevant information about what others are saying about them is by conducting a web search on the company or the individual before purchasing or offering your services to them.

Remember to consider reviews only from unbiased third parties or the information will be misleading which could get you into their trap unknowingly. Use search engines to get the details that you need for free and quickly. Identifying fraud and scams can take you a few minutes and could save you time and money. With time, you will be in a position to identify scammers and you will also help others to save their money and time too.

How to Find Legitimate Online jobs

With the knowledge on how to avoid being scammed and how to spot fraudsters, you can easily identify various legitimate home based online jobs to make extra money online. On your search for legitimate money making opportunities you just need to ensure that you are dealing with genuine and reputable companies instead of engaging yourself in unknown programs. To avoid being scammed, put time and effort to conduct research about the company you are dealing with and be sure to get multiple reviews and opinions from unbiased third party sources. In case you are dealing with an individual, be careful enough and make sure that they have an outstanding online reputation as you might not find opinions and reviews or anything to guide you from an official reliable source.

To wrap up the loose ends, note that authentic websites that deliver genuine online job opportunities usually give every bit of information and details you ask, they don’t hide anything. In addition, always remember to find out when the actual site was established, and also make efforts to communicate with the site admin just to be sure enough. If a website forces you to pay a membership fee or to disclose your personal information, take precautionary measures. Such online websites are scams that are developed to con you as a starter because you do not know much better. These websites will take your hard earned money and vanish all over sudden, not to ever hear from them again. Be informed.

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Shereen Riley

Interested in selling stock photos.

Brenda Ussery

This info is tri-mega beneficial! Wish Tim would’ve sent it out “$10,000 dollars gone-I’ve been punk’d by a hope to earn extra income players so many times there’s probably visible tire marks all over me. Police ballistic can use to confirm the scallowags that brought loss,tears embarrassment and shame into my life. So everybody please use this word to the wise.
I’m praying for a true home based business its what America was built on. Bless you Mr. Hansen.

Nora Borosak

Hi Brenda,

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are glad to hear that this article was beneficial to you and hope you enjoy the rest of our articles just as much. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more articles!

Brenda Chrisenberry

Thank you ..You have been Very helpful..And I Will be on the look out more because of your information.Have a blessed day and am looking forward to hearing more from you.

Nora Borosak

Hi Shereen,

I would suggest you reach out to stock photo companies such as If you are looking for other online-job opportunities please see our article on making money online. Thanks for reading!

James Alexander

If i was go to marry a company what when why

James Alexander

I traded grain pork Beef option

Angela L Gravelle

Thank you for sending that to me, I needed to hear read that.

Nora Borosak

Hi Angela,

You are very welcome! Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more helpful articles!

Christine Menaugh


Nora Borosak

Hi Christine,

Thank you for reading! Be sure to check out the rest of our articles on the site for more helpful tips and advice!

Gail Gieskieng

Thank you for this insightful information. I have given my personal information including my Visa number for shipping cost and then automaticaly had full prized charges made on my card. This before the trial date finishhed. Once they have your number they charge. Thanks

Nora Borosak

Hi Gail,

You’re welcome! Unfortunately, too many of us have been the victim in a scam. We wrote this article to inform as many people as possible so they can avoid being in that situation. Thanks for the information and be sure to check out our other helpful articles on the site!


Awesome. Thank You Mr. Hansen for the info you sent. Even though, in the back of my mind I (we all) know better. But still hoping for that “ONE” to work… Anyway thanks.. JD

Anne Amesborkowicz


Nora Borosak

You’re welcome, Anne! Thanks for reading!

Nora Borosak

Hi JD,

Of course, we are all hoping for the one that will be the real deal. However, it is important to be aware of the signs and to protect yourself whenever possible. Thank you for reading!

Scott Thibodeau

Not sure what to say

Christine Isings


Evelina mitchell

Do you have to pay money to work online

Delores Burkhardt

Now I really feel threatened


Awesome. thank you for the info you sent…

Nora Borosak

Glad we can help! Thank you for reading and be sure to check out our other helpful articles!


I need to know what are the scan I would like to know all about it please

Lisa Valdez

I need a personal loan

Nora Borosak

Hi Lisa,

Check out our “Banking & Loans” section for more information on loans. Thanks for reading!

Jesse Ramirez

Hy Brenda the answer to all your prayers is enroute. Be expecting
And put God first it

Zebedeia Partridge


Nora Borosak

Hi Linda,

Unfortunately, there are tons of scams out there nowadays. This article will help you identify the signs of a scammer so that you can avoid being a victim. Thank you for reading!

Mitzi Bault

I am not kidding about this. I am going to post this on any thing I can get it on

Hakim Ayoup

I really need money to paid my bill rent and car and I been fired at work lost three months and I been looking for job everyday and God well bless you all the time when you help me for load and I can paid my rent PLEASE God HEAR oh my pray God AMEN

Nora Borosak

Hi Hakim,

I am very sorry to hear about your situation. I’m truly hoping that things get better for you! May I suggest you read some of our articles under “Money” and “Personal Finance?” You will find lots of articles there that will help guide you in the right direction to get you back up on your feet. Take care and wishing you luck!

Fredrick Jennings

What’s do I have to lose

Nora Borosak

Hi Fredrick,

Some scams are worse than others. You could lose anything from a small amount of money all the way to your identity and SSN. Now you will be aware of all of the signs so that you won’t end up in the unfortunate circumstances of getting scammed. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our helpful articles on the site!

Fredrick Jennings

I need growth


You could loose your mind


Be aware also of people who call you claiming to be the government and send you to buy an I tunes prepaid card as soon as you give them the number they are gone and so is your money


Thank that was so help

Nora Borosak

Hi Charisse,

Thanks for the tip! I’ve heard that is becoming a bigger problem nowadays and it is very unfortunate. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our articles for more tips and advice!

Janet Murphy

I have a woman and the woman told me about her so I feel just have a application on my phone one day I was going to the doctor so the woman said that I won a grant of money so she said it would be 24 hours to get it and you’ll be shipped to me so she wants making iPhone contract pay iPhone and she wants me to get 2 iPhones on contract payment plan so what do you think about that

Nora Borosak

Hi Janet,

I would suggest that you ask for a formal contract, terms & conditions, terms of service, etc. before agreeing to anything like that. A lot of scams start out sounding too good to be true and that is how they hook people in. Hopefully, our tips will help you identify scammers so you can keep your information safe! Thank you for reading!

Elizabeth Wilson

Same me too as

Wesley Willingham

I got lots of great information from this website

Nora Borosak

Hi Wesley,

Thank you for reading!! Be sure to check out the rest of our articles on the site for more useful information!


Thx this was very helpful.

Nora Borosak

Hi Paula,

You’re welcome! Thank you for reading!

Patricia Green

I am disabled an i caring for my mother now! Being home everyday all day becomes very boring so my smartphone is my go to! I can no longer work nor do i use the internet to earn an income. I do like to keep in touch with things, i believe that everyone of all ages need this info, thank you!

Nora Borosak

Hi Patricia,

I’m so sorry to hear about your situation and I hope things get better! I’m glad you found this information helpful. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our articles for more useful information!

Michael Hayes

Truth and you xould have your ssn blocked….

Nora Borosak

Hi Michael,

Yes, getting scammed can be very detrimental and have a series of negative consequences. That’s why it is so important to be able to recognize the signs and protect your information at all times. Thanks for reading!

David A

Wow , thank you!

Nora Borosak

You’re welcome, David. Thanks for reading!

Therese Stroud

I have read all that you have said and yes I am a skeptic I have seen where you stay say you can get this and you can get that and then when you get down to it yours empty-handed as you was before you started matter fact even less because now they have what you don’t have anymore and that is your catch so I will see if you were real but I will warn you I am a skeptic I will not trust you and to it is proven that you can be trusted

Nora Borosak

Hi Therese,

Yes, you should definitely protect yourself and your information wherever possible to avoid getting scammed. Thank you for reading!


I’ve been punked as they say. I can’t believe that there’s nothing better to do but hurt elderly Disabled people who are already being cheated by the government and now individuals who are adding a double whammy on unsuspecting elderly. Shame on you and you know who you are. Remember the pearly gates at reckoning.

Nora Borosak

Hi Roberta,

We can’t believe it, either. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been in that situation and I hope you don’t have to deal with that ever again. Thank you for reading!

Steve Singh

That is some great news I will surely keep that in mind and spread it to my friends appreciate it thank you

Nora Borosak

Hi Steve,

I’m glad you found this information useful. Thank you for reading and sharing!

Holly j Lubahn

What if a person is real and takes for 1000 never returns your $ or check. t My bank cant do anything and
Om havent heard told me to contact m hFTC whom have not heard anything since filed in april.

Nora Borosak

Hi Holly,

I’m so sorry to hear that happened to you. If you need legal advice we would suggest you contact an attorney to see what the best path for you to take would be. Thank you for reading and I hope your situation gets better!

Gloria Garcia

Thank God U! Are here to help
Shine a lite!, to dire straits.
I’m always scarred to make
A move. Bless U Tim

Nora Borosak

Hi Gloria,

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We appreciate you reading our article! Make sure you check out the rest of our helpful articles on the site!

Cris Pennington

Thanks I hope to land a job

Nora Borosak

Hi Cris,

We have tons of articles under our “Money” and “Personal Finance” sections that will help guide you in the right direction. Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our articles for additional information!

Jim Pike

Great info. Glad to see we still have good honest people willing to help out. Thanks again. For being forthright and totally honest. We need more people like you in this world.

Nora Borosak

Hi Jim,

Thanks so much! We really appreciate your positive feedback and are glad to hear that you found this article helpful. Thank you for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our articles for more useful information!

Janie arnett

I need a little help I can’t really understand thing buy reading them if I here it or some explained it I would get the point what ap can I get like that I cede it bad

Nora Borosak

Hi Janie,

It is important to protect yourself against scammers, especially online and over the phone. If a random person or agency contacts you with an offer that seems too good to be true, take precaution and do your research before giving out any of your personal information. I hope that helps and thank you for reading!


Great article I have wasted a very few dollars to try a few things on line do now I am very skeptical.

Nora Borosak

Hi John,

Thanks for reading and for the positive feedback!

Ivan J. Jones

So many times being ripped off i don’t know what to do or where to start but thanks a lot for the information Tim H i hope and pray to God that there are still honest people like you that really care about their fellow human beings again thanks a lot…

Nora Borosak

Hi Ivan,

I’m sorry to hear that you’ve gone through that! Here are some tips on how to make some money online. It is a great starting point!

Thank you for reading!

Ivan J. Jones

Thanks for the Great information hope to see what’s going on with some of these legit home based online wealth building businesses.

Nora Borosak

Hi Ivan,

Our “Money” and “Personal Finance” sections have a number of articles related to that topic and will help guide you in the right direction. I included a link to a great article to get you started in my response to your other comment but here it is again for easy access:

Thank you!

Jesse Ramirez

That’s awesome your awesome.
God bless

Nora Borosak

Hi Jesse,

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out the rest of our articles for more useful information!

Michael Branco

If it’s real bring it

Nora Borosak

Hi Michael,

Thanks for reading!

Ricki Mandell

Who said, “There is a sucker born every minute, and two to take them?” I think that was P T Barnum.

Nora Borosak

Hi Ricki,

I think it was P.T. Barnum as well! Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the rest of our articles for more useful information!

Carol Anderson

Thanks for the info Tim I don’t want to be played by the so called government people offering a free grant for school!

Stephanie Peterman

Actually, the government DOES offer some grants (just FYI, they’re called Pell Grants, and the current maximum grant amount is $6,195 per semester, I believe…), and the grants ARE free. They cost nothing to apply for them, and they never have to be repaid, as long as you use the money for its intended purpose.

Nora Borosak

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for reading! We recently published an article about Pell Grants which you might be interested in reading:

Nora Borosak

Hi Carol,

As Stephanie has mentioned below, there are some legit grants out there! We have an article on Pell Grants in which you can read all about how these grants work.

Thanks for reading!

Terry Ledbetter

If home business is doin sp well then why would the company put there first rep in the area out on setting up meetings why interested parties to inform them in person of whats, wheres and whys of it all the response i would think might be more positive

Nora Borosak

Hi Terry,

Thanks for reading!

Barry Freeman Sr

Want to make money

Nora Borosak

Hi Barry,

We have tons of articles under our “Money” and “Personal Finance” sections to help you get started! Thanks for reading!

Erlin Vasquez

If it’s real bring it I need extra cash

Nora Borosak

Hi Erlin,

We have a ton of articles that will help guide you in the right direction to make some extra cash. Here is a great one to start with:

Thanks for reading!

Carolyn Golden

Help me to learn how Carolyn

Nora Borosak

Hi Carolyn,

Please take a look at our “Money” and “Personal Finance” sections to help guide you in the right direction. Thanks for reading!

Trudy Paul

Thanks I need all the help I can get.?I am on a fixed income and it takes it to buy my medicine. Thanks Again

Nora Borosak

Hi Trudy,

I’m sorry to hear about your situation! We have plenty of articles that can help guide you in the right direction to make some extra money to help pay for your medicine. Here is one that you might be interested in:

Thanks for reading!


What is the start up cost?

To Robert Rupert

Im on social security disability I’m afraid to make any money that I would have to end up loosing my benefits if any thing else it would have to be under the table suchas playing music I’m a musician so don’t waist my time

James Alexander

I m in información and alot researching company

James Alexander

When New product I would have to reseach for 2 or 3 weeks investing money any thingg

Regina Hammonds

I was joining the finance freedom to work as a envelope stuffers and I want to know if they are a Legit Company. it’s a company name Inetcom LLC

Susan Patrick

That was very informative and good insite. Thanks

Wilbert Hill

What I need to do to make sure that im not getting ripped off and to make sure that this is real