These endeavors aren’t without traps and challenges, though, so before we take a look at some legitimate ways to make money from your home, let’s review a few things that you should avoid.
Unfortunately, if you want to earn an honest living from home, you’re also a common target of scammers, especially in these economically tough times.
Perhaps you’re raising kids and you’re committed to not using daycare.
Maybe you’re a little older and can’t commit to a full-time job.
You should never have to pay someone for the privilege of selling their product for them, but that’s just what scammers tell their marks.
They trick people into paying for worthless information about how to run a business or for substandard materials to use in creating a product.
Sure, you might expect some legitimate costs to be associated with starting a new business, like business licenses, permits, materials, or even some advertising or marketing fees.
Some scams might involve asking you to pay for a “training” book or CD that explains how to make money in a certain business.
Or you might be injured or disabled, making it difficult for you to leave your home each day.
Whatever your reason is, if you’re stuck at home most of the day, you’ve probably thought about the income you be making by taking a work-from-home job or running your own business.
Good news: There are plenty of legitimate ways to earn extra money sitting right where you are right now.Some of them involve starting your own small business, while others mean working for someone else using your home as an office.