Q. I recently quit my job so I could take care of my newborn son. This is putting a crimp in our family’s budget. So I’m looking for work-from-home opportunities. I’ve seen a lot of opportunities that look like scams. Where can I find legitimate jobs?
-Beth in Salt Lake City listens on KNRS 105.7 FM and 570 AM
A. Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy! I can understand why you quit your job. As fulfilling as a job can be, it can never compare to motherhood. You’ll get to watch your son grow and discover the world.
Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to make money online. The opportunities that I will tell you about are not only good for new moms. There are so many ways to many money and get a job on the Internet.
Opportunities span the gamut. You can be a customer service representative. You can freelance. You can tutor people trying to learn English. You can even make a little money taking surveys.
It sounds like you’ve discovered the major downfall to work-from-home opportunities, though: Scammers abound. Just searching Google will bring up pages of scams. You want to make sure you’re working with a legitimate company, not enriching crooks.
In some cases, the scams are easy to spot. Nobody is going to pay you thousands of dollars for stuffing envelopes. Offers that sound too good to be true usually aren’t. In other cases, the scams are more sophisticated. You won’t suspect you’re being duped until it’s too late.