I feel terrible about one time when I got tricked by one of those work from home scams. I can’t believe someone got the best of me. It really is offensive come to think of it. That was about half a year ago when it happened. Hopefully when that kind of thing happens to anyone, they take it as a learning experience. That is certainly how I looked at it. In this way, at least you get something from it and every time you look back, there would be a part of you that would feel thankful which definitely lessens the hurt – even for just a little.
I know it sounds frustrating and most probably the reason why a lot of people still feel hesitant about working from home. It is sad because working at home is more than just an advantage; it is an entirely different way of living. Once you’ve felt the difference of it from working the regular hours of work at a traditional job you will know that unless the pay is significantly more, it would be very difficult to go back. The time you get with the family or the kids is hard to replace. There are a lot more reasons why people don’t get into it right away. People are either:
- scared of working alone
- scared of not having someone to tell them what to do
- scared of not working for a stable, big, well known company
- scared of going out of their comfort zone
Going back, what happened to me was; I applied for a common typing job. There was about 15 hours a week where could slip in a job which can done without even thinking about it. I searched for one and I was surprised someone got back to me right away. The guy sent me the instructions. I read it and knew right away it was simple enough and that it was what I was looking for.
The job required me to type in a blank field whatever characters that would pop out just above it. The characters looked just like those “captcha” images that pop out every time a site wants to verify if you really are a real person. As it turns out, that images that I’m typing are exactly job. And wouldn’t you know it; the guy didn’t even have the decency to pay me. I don’t know if the guy who hired me was doing something illegal. I didn’t stay long enough to know that much. Right after a few hours of doing the job I got suspicious, because the guy wasn’t communicating anymore.
One reason why work from home scams are so rampant because it drives traffic; that is instant access to a workforce plus that fact that web traffic is well sought for on the internet. It is very easy to get someone to do something without even having to tell the person much lies. The only way to avoid this is to not get excited once you get that email or call. Do your research first which is what I didn’t do.