Work from Home Mom: Scam-Free Tips for Moms Working From Home

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3 Tips for Mom’s Working from Home

For mom’s looking for quality working from home opportunities, you’ll want the freedom of full-time pay in the comfort of your home without the stress of a boss or competitive coworkers.

But if you’ve ever Googled “work at home jobs for moms” you know the dangers of answering an ad online.

Online job scammers promise riches and success or a plethora of too-good-to-be-true careers for moms who want to add more money to their wallets, and still be available to raise and love their children.

So how do you avoid the scams, whether you reside in the USA or the UK?

Read on for 3 tips to help you find a work at home job without becoming the victim of a work at home scam.

Work from Home Tip#1- Search for the best work from home jobs for your personality.

Love to teach and write?

Get hired as an online freelance writer at Demand Studios and Associated Content. They hire first-time writers to create web content for their online properties.  Writers are paid from $3 to $350  for approved articles on their websites.

If you are a people person, consider, an at-home customer representative position.

You can handle customer service complaints or field questions from your kitchen table for 7$ an hour and up.

Work from Home Tip #2 – Want to Avoid a Work at Home Scam? Research the company’s history online.

Perform a background check using your favorite search engine. Place the name of the company and the word scam together in quotes.

Examine the first 30 listings in the search results to assess the company’s history and treatment of moms working from home.

Research the company’s history the Better Business Bureau’s website or If there are any complaints, think twice before applying for this work at home position.

Work from Home Tip # 3- Beware of high hourly rates with minimal skills or experience required and common work at home search terms.

Fraudulent companies target moms using search terms and phrases typically used to find jobs. Instead of putting the phrases, “work from home” or “work at home” into a search engine, use the phrases “virtual or telecommute” to search for legitimate opportunities.

Also, avoid websites that advertise $100 an hour or higher hourly rates for envelope stuffing or require you to pay a fee to apply for a job.

Looking for legitimate work at home jobs for moms?

For work at home jobs for moms in the US try the WAHM Online Job Board.

To find a work at home job for mom’s in the UK, try

Working from home offers great flexibility and the opportunity to work for several different companies or individuals. However, there are responsibilities beyond looking out for scams, etc., namely keeping up with taxes.

If you’re working as a contracted employee or freelance, you’ll likely be filing your taxes with 1099 forms. While the government and several software companies offer a free IRS efile option, you may want to consider consulting a professional accountant if you find yourself receiving income from several different sources.

Although the process of working from home isn’t getting any easier, a little research into the best jobs for moms should ensure that you can find the best work at home jobs without any fear of being misused or ripped off.

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  1. Aj Carlile says

    Great tips here.
    It is true that working online has given moms opportunity to work from home but sad to say that the worldwide web is also swarming with frauds. And most of those frauds promise good money with less work. So unrealistic. And the three tips you have mentioned here are definitely helpful to be able to avoids scams on the internet. It would be rather sad when you work for something and never get paid.

  2. lead test says

    My wife looked high and low for a job she could do at home. After the baby was born she said that she kind of lost her identity. She ran into scam after scam.

    People suck.

  3. Rayna says

    “You can have everything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” People are looking for a leader and someone whose vision they can share. They need to know that if they buy from you, they will never get better service from anywhere else. You add the value to the business. Natural traits such as trust, positivity, certainty and integrity are the most valuable lead generators you can have. And they’re FREE! That is true wealth. When you switch from selling to genuinely caring, your business improves by 400% Of course there are lots of online techniques that can help, as well. Thanks for this. If you need any help, just ask. Good luck!

  4. Tia says

    I often find that the most successful WAHMs (I’m a WAHM, too) are just doing what they were doing before they became a mom, except this time they are doing it from home.

    I know it’s harder for women who become moms young or before they have already started a career.

  5. Plastische Chirurgie says

    I for one have a bad experience regarding your point of discussion and I can relate to it that it can really be annoying, since you are actually “working” even at home and you would want to really get what you are working those several hours for!

    Tip#3 is a no-brainer but in a nutshell can be the most tempting hence it’ll be the most frequent scam that a WFHM would encounter.

    Good thing you’re here to spread the message though!

  6. emily says

    I’d really like reading your post. Tired of that having a boss thing. Need to focus on the more important things in life and that is raising my children.

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