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There are many ways you can begin creating an income from home. One notion you should get out of your head though is thinking you can just jump in and begin making a full time income from the first day. If you are able to make money online it will not be enough to sit at home full time. For the first year or two a real job will be necessary. Work at a real job while learning what you are doing online. Once you have an income you feel wont dip and is high enough to support you it is time to consider working from home full time. If you are able to maintain your websites numbers and income while working at a real job then my recommendation of course would be to get the income from both.

The determining factor for your online income will be the amount of free web traffic you can generate. The more traffic will create more income as long as your website is monetized properly. When setting up your business do not overwhelm the visitor with monetization links or ads. You want them to be able to quickly find what they came to your website for. If your website becomes known as a helpful quality place then word will spread and you will receive more and more traffic. Split your page up centering your main content in the center and the monetization links on the right or left. A banner on the top of your site if it does not look tacky is good for monetization. One important thing to think about is the overall look of your website. The more appealing the

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Everything You Need to Know About Envelop Stuffing Scams

Envelope Stuffing Jobs – Things To Consider Before Getting Involved By Anna Allen

“Earn $1000′s Weekly Stuffing Envelopes.” “Want to Work From Home? Here’s your Chance at $12 per Envelope.” “Stuffing Envelope Jobs – Earn Thousands Weekly at Home! $5 per Envelope. Start Now.”

Any of the above ads look familiar? They should. Every last one of them is an actual ad that I found. They are plastered everywhere whether it’s the Newspaper, Magazine Ads and even on the Internet.

How many of you actually believe those ads? Believe it or not, many people actually do believe them. Years ago, I was one of them. I kept seeing these ads over and over again so I figured they were legitimate. I ended up responding to a few of the ads but never heard back from any of them. Surprise, surprise!

Actually, back then, I was surprised. I was young and naive and never thought people would lie just to get people’s money. Boy was I wrong. Since that time, I’ve come across several other people who fell for those outrageous claims. I even have a family member who fell for a similar mail out scam and spent over $700 on envelopes and stamps and even went to Kinko’s to have the circular printed out. How much did he make on that Envelope Stuffing job? Not one dime! I decided to do some research on Envelope Stuffing. I was actually amazed at what I discovered. If you are seriously considering responding to any of these Envelope Stuffing ads, here are some things to consider:

o What is required – There are actually several different Envelope Stuffing scams out there, so it depends on which scam

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How to Identify and Avoid Work at Home Scams

Avoid Telephone, Direct Mail, Mail Order, and MLM Promotion Company Scams By John T Jones, Ph.D.

The world is full of people and organizations promoting illegal scams to suck your hard-earned money out of your pocket, bank account, or from your credit card account. Here are a few of them.

Envelope Stuffing Scams

Joe Simple reads an ad in a magazine or receives a letter that invites him to make money by stuffing envelopes. He sends in $40.00 for a kit and gets nothing in return.

Mary Blank reads a similar classified ad opportunity. She sends in $35.00 and gets a single sheet that tells her to place the same ad she responded to using her address as the money recipient. She is to then send out the same single sheet in reply.

April Think-Little sends for a mailing kit. She spends $53.00. She gets supplies and sends out the materials as instructed. No money comes in! She is told that nobody ordered from her mailings so there is no profit.

Billy Lee Dream-World sends out $65.00 for an envelope stuffing opportunity. He makes his mailings and then is told they were not done quite right and that there will be no pay but that he should try again.

Companies and individuals promoting these scams are operating illegally. The Federal Trade Commission has targeted the larger envelope stuffing schemes. It has leveled charges against numerous work-at-home schemes throughout the United States.

Nigerian E-mail Scam

I call this the Nigerian Scam but other countries have joined the party. Montreal Canada is a world center for scam generation. If you get an e-mail, a letter, read a classified ad, or get a telephone call from some

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How to Detect Work at Home Job Scams

How To Detect A Work At Home Scam From a Legitimate Home Business Opportunity By Leon Edward

Better Safe than Sorry: Consult BBB

The Business Bureau Bureau, which is also known as BBB, is a non-profit and non-government organization supporting the objectives and ideals of bureau and stands as the link between business and consumers. They report and collect information to help people who call to their agency make decisions. The organization works with other agencies, police, associations, and the government to be of assistance to the people and make them informed.

You can inquire at their site through sending questions that will be answered as soon as possible by the agency. The BBB also offers tips and advices on how you can avoid being scammed. According to them, the most common pattern of a scammer’s scheme is receiving the information through the Internet and the newspapers, luring the consumers on big income that they can receive through joining.

The BBB has revealed two things based on its experience after answering to the scheme of stuffing envelope. The consumer will either end up receiving no reply from the said firm or they receive an instruction telling them to post advertisements just like theirs. They will gain income here through encouraging others to join and send you money then instruct them to do the same thing also.

BBB informs people to be very discerning when looking for work-from-home jobs or business opportunities, as scams not only cost thousands of dollars and countless of hours with no return, but they may also tarnish your reputation because of inadvertently selling nonexistent products or services. In worse scenarios, you may get accused of perpetrating a fraud.

Aside from checking BBB rating section (http://search.bbb.org) for the assessment of the company you

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How to Avoid Work At Home Scams

Work At Home Scams Are Dead By Eddy Salomon

Work At Home Scams haven’t affected me in years. And it won’t exist for you either if you:

1. Become An educated job seeker, Dummy!

The only way you can get scammed is if you don’t know what to look for and you don’t do you research. Here’s a quick way to know if the company you’re interested in working with is a scam. Go to Googe.com enter the company’s name or website address and the word scam or scams. For example, Paidresponse Scams, You’ll either find tons of results tearing the company apart or nothing significant.

As always check the following sites:

www.BBBOnline.com www.Ripoffreport.com

2. Don’t actively search for jobs!

I know this sounds ridiculous but a little known secret in job seeking is the fact that many employers don’t actively post their jobs. Instead they are searching resume databases of various job sites. So if you’re like everyone else who searches through job listings every day and applying to those listings you’ve pretty much missed out on some hot leads. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this. But you should also be posting your resume to as many job sites as you can.

This will make your information available to legitimate employers & put you ahead of your competition. Scam artists use resume databases as well but they’re less likely to because it’s a high priced service. But if they do happen to have the money, if you’ve followed my first point in this article then you’re already an educated job seeker and will be able to spot the scammer!

3. Stop using major job sites!

That’s right, major job sites suck for work at home! They are not highly targeted for work from home. You might

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Work at Home Scams to Avoid

Common Work At Home Scams To Avoid By Mark Nelson

There are many legitimate work-at-home opportunities out there but there are even more work-at-home scams. These scams promise to make you rich overnight but deliver only empty promises and disappointment. The internet has provided millions of people a great way to earn a living from the comfort of their own homes, but it has also given the scammer a powerful tool to take advantage of the uninformed job seeker.

Typical Scams

1. Data Entry Jobs:

Perhaps the biggest online scam of them all. The victim is lead to believe that there are hundreds of companies out there who need people to type their ads for them. Victims are told that they can make $1000′s per day just typing up certain ads with a list of provided keywords.

Well, you will be typing data, alright. And if you get paid, it’ll be from people that you yourself have scammed into the program. You see, when they say that you will be typing ads, you absolutely will. You will be typing ads to be placed on Google or Yahoo which promise other people the same pipe-dream that you fell for. So, in order to make any money from this scam, you must become a scammer also.

Now, keep in mind that there are real opportunities with Google Adwords and Overture Ads (see our Pay-Per-Click page) but these opportunities do not show you how to scam people, but rather show you how to write effective ads and develop affiliate tools to market just about any product imaginable.

2. Envelope Stuffing:

Promoters usually advertise that, for a “small” fee, they will tell you how to earn money stuffing envelopes at home. Later – when it’s too late – you find out that the

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Work at Home Craft Assembly Scams

Work-At-Home Assembling Crafts Scams By Fabiola Castillo

Working at home sounds like a dream come true for those who are adept at working with their hands. Watch out! You could be working to fill the pockets of the scam artists who “hire” you to do the work.

Nothing could be more fun than earning a living by making crafts on your own kitchen table. Some home assembly opportunities promise as much as $30 per hour for this kind of work. The work description requires that you make baby clothes, jewelry, plastic signs, toys, Christmas ornaments, or any other item you can think of. Unfortunately, many people jump at this opportunity only to find out that the whole thing is a rip off. Whoever succumbs to these home business opportunities end up forking over a lot of money for the equipment and supplies to make the items for a company that has promised to purchase them. One way these hucksters get you is by insisting that only certain materials and tools be used so that even if you have them in your supply closet, you will need to buy theirs. They also insist that you use only the materials they provide to insure the quality and consistency of a product. Once you have paid your money, the materials and instructions you get will be of shoddy quality than anything else you could have bought on your own.

Following the assembly of the product with the materials and tools you bought from your “employer,” you will find it next to impossible to get paid for all the hard work you put in. The “company” will tell you that your work does not meet their quality control standards. No matter what you do or say, they will have some excuse for not

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Seven Unusual Work at Home Jobs

7 Unusual Virtual Jobs at Home

By Carol Tice

Time was, you had to be a graphic designer, a consultant or a freelance copywriter if you wanted to ditch your cubicle and make money in your pajamas. But jobs using your computer from home have brought virtual jobs at home to nearly every business sector. If you’re ready to trade your morning car-commute for a quick stroll over to your den, consider these unusual, valid, at-home jobs.

Concierge – Ask for restaurant recommendations or directions at the Santa Clara Hyatt in California (or a growing number of other fine hotels), and you’ll be directed to a flat screen mounted on the wall. Virtual concierges use video conferencing technology to ask hotel guests about their interests and provide them with sightseeing tips, says Kate Lister, co-author of “Undress For Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money At Home.”

Catering manager – You might think it’d be impossible to work in food service remotely, but FlexJobs recently had a job listing from a national bagel chain for a telecommuting junior catering manager, reports FlexJobs CEO Sara Sutton Fell. The work involves coordinating banquet orders via phone and computer software, then traveling to job sites to oversee the actual events, with no office or commercial-kitchen time needed.

Online instructor – The rise of online classes and universities has meant a boom in teaching jobs you can do from home, says Fell. Recent FlexJobs listings have included an adjunct professor of opticianry and an instructor for a world religions course. If you’ve been teaching but want to skip the classroom-management problems and faculty-lunchroom drama, stay home and email your students about their online lessons. It is one of the best legitimate, at-home part-time jobs available.

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Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

Legitimate Jobs That Allow You to Work at Home: 7 Companies Hiring Now

By Molly Hallman

Can you imagine how simple your life would be if you never had to drive to work? If you have the self-discipline to work from home, the right opportunity could help you get back those commute hours and gain some extra time each day to do whatever you want. If you’re wondering where you can find such a job in a waning economy, here are seven companies hiring for work from home right now.

I. Want To Work From Home As a Tutor or Teacher?

Sylvan Online Website: www.sylvan.com Job Title: On-line certified teacher

Do you have experience teaching but aren’t interested in managing an entire classroom? Sylvan Online may work for you. It’s a web-based tutoring service that seeks certified teachers to tutor various subjects and levels. Job requirements include a current teaching certificate, a Windows-based PC and high speed internet access. Sylvan offers paid training on-line and opportunities range from 8 to 29 hours per week.

II. Interested in Virtual Customer Service Jobs?

Alpine Access Website: http://www.alpineaccess.com/ Job Title: Customer care professional

This forward thinking company plans to hire 1200 new employees in the first part of 2009, with starting salaries ranging from $8-14 per hour. “We look for people who are self-motivated, self-reliant problem solvers who have a strong work ethic,” says Remi Killeen, Recruitment Manager at Alpine Access. Alpine Access, a virtual call center, offers more than one work from home job with benefits, such as 401K, flexible work schedules and opportunities to grow. Each worker is an actual company employee with regular work hours and assignments.

III. Looking For Virtual Assistant or Legitimate Work at Home Opportunities

Medical Coder

Medical Coder Salary

A medical coder or coding specialist is responsible for translating symptoms and descriptions of diseases, drugs and procedures into medical codes. These codes are used for payment claims and maintenance of statistical records.

Salary Information

Shown below is the salary for a Medical Coder obtained from payscale.com

The salary outlook for medical billing and coding specialists is actually looking very bright.

As per 2011 figures, the annual salary ranges from $26,000.00 to 38, 000.00. But your salary could be higher based on your location and years of experience.

During the year 2011, the hourly rate varies from $12.00 to $17.00.

Currently there is a shortage of qualified medical coding specialists, and the demand is expected to escalate. This is due to the expansion of the medical industry in areas of medical tests, treatments and procedures, as well as the increase in the elderly population requiring health care. In time to come, every medical office is required to have at least one certified medical coding specialist for Medicare.