Stuffing envelopes from home seems like the best job anyone could have. It allows you to sit at home, and watch TV, while earning huge amounts of money doing an easy, no stress, and no effort job. Persons doing this type of work need no qualification, no degrees, and no work experience. However they can earn a pretty penny by doing nothing else except writing the mailing address on the envelope, sticking on the postage and inserting advertisement flyers. Does this all sound too good to be true? Well, if it does, it probably sounds that way because it is too good to be true. When advertising stuffing envelopes from home as one of the greatest employment possibilities ever invented by man, companies that offer this type of work neglect to mention a few particularities about the job you will be doing, and how much it will actually earn you.
You find an ad online offering you easy work stuffing envelopes from home, with a potential of earning tens of thousands of dollars a year and you immediately get excited. Such ads do not only tell you that you can earn easy money, but also make you believe that you can do one better, namely have your own employees stuffing envelopes and making money for you. There are many testimonials online telling you about the success stories of different people, who were looking to find an extra income source and stumbled upon a gold mine. These stories lead you to believe that you have found the answer to all of your financial problems and that stuffing envelopes will become your income salvation.
However, when talking about jobs stuffing envelopes from home, some information is purposefully left out. Advertisers neglect to tell you that the flyers you will be stuffing into those envelopes are actually advertising the envelope stuffing business itself. Why do they neglect to give you this information you ask, because as soon as you would hear this piece of information, it would raise questions regarding the legitimacy of such a business. As long as you are kept in the dark, thinking that you are advertising for different companies, you think that this money earning opportunity may actually be for real. At the same time they tell you, you will earn a certain amount of money for each envelope that you stuff. This could not be any further from the truth. These scam artist only pay- if they ever pay at all- in case one of your letters reaches a person that is willing to invest into the envelope stuffing business.
This brings us to the manner in which does who advertise stuffing envelopes from home actually make their money. After they spend a great deal of time and effort trying to convince you of the many possibilities this business will open up for you, advertisers will mention at the end, that in order to make sure you are serious about making money with the help of such a home based business, you have to make a small investment of your own. It is small in comparison to your prospective financial gains, but it is rather large when you consider that each and every cent you invest in a start up package you can consider money down the drain. Advertisers actually earn their income from the start up fees they require willing participant to pay. These can range anywhere from 10$ to 30$, depending on how desperate they are to persuade you to join. Once you have paid this fee, and received your follow-up information, they will let you know that you are only getting paid for envelopes which result in other people paying the start up fee, if you get paid at all!
So what is the moral of the story here? Should you think that all stay at home jobs are scams created to cheat you out of your hard earned money? Should you never attempt to work from home? To the contrary of what many cynics may say or think, there are real money making opportunities and legitimate job offers online. You can be successful in earning an extra income from the comfort of your own home doing something you enjoy. However your expectations must be realistic.
The stuffing envelopes from home job offers are- most likely all of them- scams. Not to say that there is not a small chance of actually still finding a legitimate job offer in this field. But if the work is next to none, the pay will be the same. You have to be able to assess what your strengths and weaknesses are and how you can put your skills to good use. If you like sewing and own your own machine, you will find that there is a lot of work in this area, which can earn you a decent income. If you like working on your computer and have high speed internet, you will find tons of translation, transcription and article writing jobs. Whichever field of work you choose, know what your work is worth. Anything that pays way above is bound to be a scam; anything that pays well under is not worth doing. Never pay start up fees, to avoid being scammed. There are many free of charge work at home opportunities available; you just have to find the one that suits you best.