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Business Talk Last Updated: Mar 11th, 2007 - 20:12:06


Working From Home - Telecommute
By Charissa Bear
Aug 1, 2006, 11:37

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Telecommuting jobs are great opportunities to make money working from home. There are however, a great many scams that claim you will earn a lot of money in a very short period of time. Many of these so-called opportunities are designed to take your money, for which you will receive nothing or instructions as to how to place an add identical to the one you responded to and charge a fee to pass on the same instructions. The good news is that there are some very good telecommuting jobs available. You will need to research any work from home job offers you are considering very carefully to make sure the offer is legitimate and the company is reputable.

A legitimate telecommuting job will require you to have some skills. The type of skills will depend on the job, and you will most likely need a high-speed internet connection, a fax and possibly a second phone line. Many large corporations outsource clerical and administrative work to telecommuters. When applying for a work from home job with an established company, treat the interview and the position as any other job. Submit your resume and demonstrate professionalism. There are also online companies offering telecommuting job opportunities that are legitimate and will provide you with a regular income. It is important to research the online companies and make sure the job offers are legitimate.

Scams are quite common among work from home job offers. If any job you are considering requires you to pay a fee or purchase materials, then it is most likely a scam. You can find good telecommuting jobs if you apply only for those positions that are with an established company that pays you a regular wage. Any legitimate job will require you to have skills, perform actual work, and report to a supervisor. Make certain you avoid any job offers that seem to good to be true, because they usually are. There are many successful telecommuters. If you make wise choices, you can find a great job working from home.


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