At Call for Action we hear about all kinds of scams. One of them... jobs which claim you can make a lot of dough working from work.
Here are a few examples of those to avoid: jobs which pays you to post ads on online bulletin boards, stuff envelopes, even make crafts.
Bottom line... 70 to 80% of work at home offers are rip-offs. They're simply crooks making promises, claiming they need upfront money from you so you can get started.
The good news... you can find legitimate telecommuting jobs or telework in areas like tutoring, secretarial and clerical support, and customer service.
Dana Rodenbaugh, who oversees programs and educational services at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center says, "It can be telephone work where there can be a telephone with either incoming/outgoing kind of calls, customer service work."
Rodenbaugh says working from home can be part time... paying anywhere from 15 to 25-thousand dollars a year to full time jobs where folks make upwards of 30-thousand dollars.
The advantage for employers... they don't have to pay for office space and can monitor work online.
One possible drawback for employees... they may have equipment costs.
Rodenbaugh adds, "In some of these cases, they might require you to have the proper computer and software to do the work, sometimes the comany will provide that."
One website, www.sohojobs.org lists telecommuting employers. And for a couple of bucks a month... Soho allows you to apply for openings that employers have listed on its website.