Posts tagged ‘wahm’

November 14, 2011

How to Identify Scam Jobs

Finding a genuine work-at-home-job may not be an easy task but can provide you success in no time once you know how to spot those websites offering scam jobs. Scams are everywhere around the web and commonly targeting those stay at home moms and first timers who want to earn online.

 Consider these helpful tips:

Scrutinize each job offer from sites featuring job listing opportunity

Don’t go immediately for a job offer without doing research. From the entire job listing from certain site like Craigslist, check if the company asks for any fee before getting the job. Remember, legit company will never ask any fee for you to make money. Once you encounter this, it’s definitely a scam job.

Use WHOIS Lookup Tool to check a website credibility

It is one of the best tools that will help you examine how credible a website is. If a certain website invites you for a job offer, check first the year of the domain registration. A scam site usually starts not so long ago while a genuine site remains relatively old.

Visit Work-at-home forums

Forums like WAHM.com, WorkFromHomeForum.com, and Work-At-Home-Forum.com are some trustworthy blogs that will help you share their information regarding which site is legit and which one is scam. Information is based directly on several participants who have shared the same experienced while working online.

FRIENDLY REMINDER!!

If you’re interested in making money from work-at-home jobs, there are websites that offer genuine jobs. Nevertheless, keep in mind that selection process may either help you find the right one or may provide you traps in falling to scams so be extra cautious during your online job hunting. Learn how to weigh things out with supporting facts before you go with a job offer.


					
November 12, 2011

4 Tips to Prevent Work-at-Home Scam Jobs


Work-at-home jobs are popular nowadays because of several benefits like working at your own time at home, have the chance to spend time with family and a lot of saving opportunities. However, working online has also its downsides like dealing with scams and frauds. These can be avoided provided that you take some precautions.

Be knowledgeable and cautious

Do extensive research online because by doing so; you can come across several forums and blogs that tackle about fraudulent and legit sites online. Don’t trust immediately and always provide second thoughts on all information you encounter.

Don’t trust spam emails offering work-at-home jobs

Never rely on unwanted emails claiming work-at-home job offers in your inbox.  Legitimate work-at-home jobs don’t necessarily spam random people but instead posting ads in some sites, like Craigslist & Elance, along with skills requirements, work descriptions etc. They even conduct several trainings to make sure you fit for the job they are looking for.

Don’t go for websites claiming too much

Stay away from websites that “sound too good to be true” like claiming you can make $200 in few hours just by filling out surveys or by clicking ads. The internet has thousands of different ads so be vigilant on discerning what is true and not.

Don’t pay for any upfront cost

If you come across an advertisement claiming you can start making money at home when you pay a membership fee or buy training supplies, it’s definitely not true. It is a strategy to lure or hype people, so stay away from deceitful claims like this.

Work-at-home jobs are preferred by parents because they can work at home while caring for their family simultaneously. However, you must take some precautions to avoid from falling into scam jobs online.

November 4, 2011

How to Get Your First Job in Odesk?

I have a couple of fellow mommy friends wanting to try working at home too. I told them to start with Odesk first so they will understand the concept of work at home. Odesk has been helpful to me when I was just starting in the field of home based freelancing, as a matter of fact, it served as a training ground for me way back 2008.

My friends seem to ask me almost the same questions, “how did you get a job in odesk?” So, let me share you this article. I just hope this will help you in one way or another.

Odesk is a staffing marketplace and administrative platform website where a bunch of employers create “workteams” coming from several freelance workers or so-called contractors. The name simply came from the notion of “no desk” where in the objective is to allow everyone to work anywhere and anytime.

The site mainly caters several areas of expertise including web development, programming or software development skills, graphic designing, and writing or administrative skills.

Below are some helpful guidelines on how to apply on Odesk:

1. Create 100% authentic and high-quality profile for free

To bid on specific jobs suitable for your talents and skills, you must provide sufficient time to create your own Odesk profile with honesty and sincerity because an employer can always find out whether you’re lying or not. Also, the platform requires trust between an employer and a contractor to acquire a good working relationship.

2. Familiarize how Odesk works and take several skill tests for enhancement purposes.

It is a must to know every tidbits of information with regards on how the Odesk works to allow yourself to be knowledgeable enough in handling simple to complex works.

The site also offers voluntary skills tests in series of disciplines that include English aptitude test, programming skills, and some feedback system to assess how well your profile made.

3. Publish a well-informative resume and other necessary portfolios needed for the bidding.

Provide your educational background, previous experiences, talents and skills, and other important details that will help in your application. REMEMBER: Uniqueness will set you apart from other contractors to help you win some employers.

There are many things to learn in Odesk platform however, just take these easy steps above as your first stepladder towards being an Odesk Pro.

October 25, 2011

Work At Home Mom With A Sick Kid

As a work at home mom, I have been provided with a great opportunity to earn by means of working online.  Aside from that, I get to experience a huge amount of time to be with my family especially when my child is sick.

My son had been sick for a couple of days and I need to work double time to meet both my responsibilities at home and my career online. The past few days were like a circus, we were in the midst of tending our sick child who has had cough, fever, and colds.

I tried to finish my tons of work early so I can attend to my son’s needs and stay beside him every single minute of the day. He had cried all day – feeling uncomfortable because of his bad coughs. Also, I have to deal with terrible back pain. This was my dilemma ever since. Once I got tired, my back will start to ache like crazy and it is really the hardest thing for me. Not to mention, my husband and I were like zombies because of insufficient sleep but life must go on. After all, this is why I work at home to take care of my family’s health. I can attend to my sick child even when I’m working at home simultaneously.

Fortunately, I got to patch things up and maneuvered an effective schedule to balance my work and my family at once. One essential key point for a WAHM like me is I need to manage my time seriously by following a system that will make both of my career and family go smoothly.

Well, even if I’m a WAHM for quite long years it will still come to a point that it is pretty hard for me to handle things at once. But even if I am torn with all the stuffs that I do, I will never be tired when it comes to my child. Thank God, Drexx is feeling a lot better now.

** comic cartoon from the Cynical Woman **

September 24, 2011

Tips: Starting Your WAHM Career

Being a WAHM or working at home mom is a very tough decision for every mom who chooses this career. The mere fact that you are to balance your work schedules and at the same time attend to the needs of your kids can be disheartening to say. But with a little touch of creative ideas and comprehensive planning, it is still possible to get your work done while doing your responsibilities as a mother to your kids. So how could that be? Get some tips below to help you start your work at home mom career.

  • Work out some goals and stick to it. As much as possible write those goals on a board and put them to places where you can sight them easily. Writing down your goals enable you to stay focus and concentrate on the track which you should take to get your business wherever you may want it to be.
  • Be systematic. If you are a mother then probably your time circles around your kids and the needs of your family. Or perhaps you are a member of an active group in your community. Everybody is busy and because of that being systematic can help you finish your work smoothly. Do your task one at a time.
  • Stay focused. When you are on the right track things get done effectively. It’s quite annoying whenever you are about to start your blog post and your kids are starting to fool around your workplace. Set a time schedule of when can you give the best of your time for your business. Interruptions are inevitable especially when your working with your kids around.

For all working at home mom out there who are still finding some adjustments to their new career, set some goals, be systematic and stay focused! Working at home is all about you – finding your perfect time, perfect place and perfect way to adjust your time between your family, your own interest and your work. When you have that adjustment, you can say that you made the right decision to become a work at home mom.