There are a lot of work from home companies that are highly reputable and are operated just as if they were managing people in an office setting. These companies provide the training that you need, the connections to the work opportunities, and a conduit to allow you to work as much or as little as you choose.
However, for every reputable company providing work from home opportunities there are hundreds that are out to simply make money off of people that are looking for this type of career. Learning to weed out or read between the lines for work from home companies is a critical skill to learn.
Yes, We Work With Them All
Anytime that a company offering work from home jobs talks about all the companies that they provide services to it can be impressive. Many companies will talk about the fact that they have worked with Fortune 500 companies or major companies in or outside of the United States.
Any of the work from home companies that don’t specifically list the companies that are their clients should be avoided at all costs. These are people that are hoping you won’t ask and just be amazed by their evasive and vague referrals to mythical big contracts.
Big Money Upfront
While it is very reasonable for work from home companies to ask potential subcontractors to pay for their own training, the payment required should be reasonable. In most cases the companies that are providing the training will hire those that complete the training successfully and reimburse at least some of the training time. Generally expect not to be paid during the training period, which may last several weeks.
You should also carefully review information offered by the work from home companies to see what they indicate is the average pay as well as the pay range. If you see a company that is offering an amazing salary for the same work as other companies it is probably a scam.
There are top companies that connect you with training and work opportunities, but there are also those that are simply there to collect your money. Make sure you review any company you select before you send any money or sign any type of agreement.