We are going to be running a series of articles about working from home. This month we look at the ‘too good to be true’ adverts.
Having children is surely one of the most satisfying achievements of our lives and very few of us have any regrets. However a new little mouth or two to feed, putting a drain on the finances of the family or indeed the all too common situation of finding yourself a lone parent, can lead many to consider working from home.
Many of the benefits are obvious, such as being able to work your own hours, being available for your children, which inevitably leads to the relief of not having to lay out huge amounts of childcare costs and of course not having to invest in a whole new work wardrobe! And although the downsides might be rather harder to highlight, it is important to remember that working from home is not always a breeze!
Having come to the conclusion that working at home is the preferred option, we are then presented with the challenge of what to do at home. Kideeko will be meeting parents who have made working at home a success, either by starting their own business or finding positions that offer the ability to work at home at least part of the time. We will speak to those families that have made working from home work, and also those who found it was not such the dream world that they had imagined and finally had to call it a day and head back into the office!
It seems responsible at this point to highlight a common worry and potential threat to the group of people wishing to work at home. That is the adverts that we have all seen promising us lots of money, telling us how much we can make while working only a few hours a day or even a week. Unfortunately they are indeed usually what they seem, ‘too good to be true!’ Although some of these positions may well be genuine, there are unfortunately many bogus job offers, so please beware!
It’s important to know that most real jobs do not come with a fee, so under no circumstance should you send any money up front to individuals who claim they can help to find you work at home. Make sure you take the time to do your research on every position you find and their website carefully. Perhaps contact the company with your queries and research them on Google.