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    2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2009 6:25 AM by LUCKIEST

    Spot Genuine Work-at-Home Opportunities

    alishanayak Newbie
      Top 10 Tips for recognize rightful work at home opportunities:

      1. A lawful work at home opportunity won't ask you for any sort of "affiliation fee"-if you are asked to spend any money, it should be directly attributed to something you receive for the cost (i.e. training, background or credit check, "starter kit" for direct sales).

      2. Do an Internet search on any company that you are speaking with about working at home, and see what is being said about the company.

      3. If the company promises unrealistic salaries (such as $5k/week with no experience!), it is too good to be true.

      4. Most legitimate organizations don't advertise home bussiness opportunities via infomercials, a sign-taped to a lamp-post, stop sign, or other such venue, or via spam e-mail!

      5. Always check with the Better Business Bureau and other consumer advocacy organizations.

      6. Look for a job with a defined job description and scope of work.

      7. Ensure that the company is a corporate entity with a physical address, phone number, and business history. If there is no headquarters office, be wary.

      8. If the company can't provide employee or customer names, or you have no direct contact within the company or otherwise can't speak with a "real person", stay away!

      9. Utilize resources for honest, unbiased advice.

      10. Always trust your gut. If intuition (and common sense) tells you that the opportunity is too good to be true, it probably is.

      Working from home is a great way that allows hundreds of thousands of people every year to make money, even if they live in an economically depressed area. Telecommuting is also a great way to save money on fuel costs due to a lack of commute. For more info, visit Indyalive.
        • Re: Spot Genuine Work-at-Home Opportunities
          fatguynomore Newbie
          Solid information you have posted here, thanks for sharing. You hit the nail right on the head... "if it sounds to good to be true, it is!"


          • Re: Spot Genuine Work-at-Home Opportunities
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            Spot Genuine Work-at-Home Opportunities

            Summer is a
            time many Americans take their fishing poles and gardening tools out of storage.
            Hobbies – such as woodworking, stamp collecting and scrapbooking – are often
            done for pleasure, but can result in a profit. If your favorite activity does
            make a profit every year or so, there may be tax implications. You must report
            income to the IRS from almost all sources, including hobbies. Here are eight
            questions that will help determine if your activity is a hobby or a business.
            # Is the purpose \\ of your activity to make a profit? Generally, your activity is considered a \\ business if it is carried on with the reasonable expectation of earning a \\ profit.
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            # Have you \\ changed methods of operation to improve profitability? If so, your hobby may \\ actually be a business.
            # Do you have \\ the knowledge needed to carry on the activity as a successful business? \\ People who carry out hobbies just for fun, often don’t have the business acumen \\ to turn their not-for-profit activity into a profitable business venture.
            # Have you made \\ a profit in similar activities in the past? This may indicate your activity \\ is a business rather than a not-for-profit hobby. An activity is presumed \\ carried on for profit if it makes a profit in at least three of the last five \\ tax years, including the current year – or at least two of the last seven years \\ for activities that consist primarily of breeding, showing, training or racing \\ horses.
            # Does the \\ activity make a profit in some years? Even if your activity does not make a \\ profit every year, it still may be considered a business.
            # Do you expect \\ to make a profit in the future from the appreciation of assets used in the \\ activity? This indicates your activity may be a business rather than a \\ hobby. If your activity is not carried on for profit,
            allowable deductions cannot exceed the gross receipts for the activity. If you
            are conducting a trade or business you may deduct your ordinary and necessary
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