Envelope stuffing is one of the oldest running scams that are being played on people looking for stay at home jobs. Even though countless people have been fooled by the job it still manages to remain a popular choice among many stay at home workers. Most of the stay at home jobs stuffing envelopes are categorized as scams by the Federal Trade Commission. Even though there may be a few legitimate opportunities to earn money through this job, it isn’t a very profitable job to take up. Also, it will take many days of weeding through useless advertisements and scams before you can actually come across an envelope stuffing job that actually pays.
If you’re looking at a stay at home job, the first thing that you should ask yourself is whether stuffing envelopes is really worth it? There are a lot of other ways in which you can earn money from the comfort of your home which don’t have half the risk or expense as stuffing envelopes. A much better stay at home job would be to take paid online surveys. All you have to do is answer a few questions about your opinion and large companies will pay you for your time. What more can you ask for? But, if you are still stuck on stuffing envelopes then you need to figure out how to differentiate between the scams and the legitimate opportunities. You won’t be getting rich anytime soon but at least it’s something.
The biggest indicator of a scam is quite obvious. A lot of advertisements ask you to pay a signup fee or to purchase a starter kit from them. If it was a legitimate company, they wouldn’t have asked you to pay for signing up with them or for any type of start up materials. If you go through online communities, you will find the same problem everywhere; most of the people that pay for starter kits never receive them. This is the easiest way in which a company can rip you off and the worst part is that there is nothing you can do about it.
Another common term used by scammers is professional fees. Stay away from any advertisement that is asking you for a processing fee. Also, never give out any information related to your credit card, social security number or any other type of personal information to any of these sites. Another thing you could do is to visit either the BBB (Better Business Bureau) or the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) & check the legitimacy of the website. Enter the name of the company and see if there are any complaints filed by other individuals.
One more thing that you should stay away from is the ads which promise that you can earn thousands of dollars every week. The fact of the matter is that even if you do manage to find a legitimate website that pays you for stuffing envelopes, you still won’t be able to earn more than $50-60 per week.
On the other hand, paid surveys could earn you between $200 and $300 per week. So, are you still interested wasting your time stuffing envelopes?