The Truth About Work From Home Stuffing Envelopes Jobs
First things first, working from home is far from an easy way to make money. Although many think that it’s great to be able to work from your home or anywhere else with just a laptop and perhaps an internet connection, there’s a lot more to it than that.
That being said, one of the biggest challenges of being able to make money working from home is to be able to avoid that plethora of work from home scams. You can find them everywhere, and it’s incredibly easier to fall for them if you’re not familiar with how the “real” work from home jobs actually work.
And while we are sorry to disappoint you, but the method you have just found and have a lot of hopes about – to be able to work from home stuffing envelopes and make money doing that – is just one of those work-from-home scams.
There are many websites promoting and “selling’ this type of system, and offering to help you set things up and start making money. You can probably also find job posts selling kits to help you get started with this method on many job boards out there. Then they are also a surprisingly common and regular sight in the classifieds section of the paper.
These job posts, ads and websites promoting such methods openly promise you to be able to make thousands of dollars a month simply stuffing envelopes from home, or other similar work from home business ideas. In fact, while we were doing our research on whether you can actually work from home stuffing envelopes to make money or not, we found a website that offered as much as $5 for every envelope you stuff.
That right there sets off a red flag. And this should be a key takeaway for you as well. When any kind of work from home jobs offer a rate that’s too good to be true, then it most likely is!
And this is exactly the case with these work from home envelope stuffing jobs. The basis of this whole scam is charging users an upfront fee to get into the program and start making money working from home.
How Do These Jobs Work?
Well, as we just said, they first charge you an initial fee for getting a kit with the things you will need to get started with the job. They probably also promise to send work after that, only that they never do.
Instead, you simply get a flyer that tells you how you can make money stuffing envelopes from home AND asking you to copy it and send to other people to sign up under you. The people you refer, too, have to pay the start-up fee, and when they do, you get a small commission.
The start-up fee usually ranges from $30 to $70, and depending on the exact fee, you may make $5 to $20 for every people you refer to this “scam.” So as you can see, this is not a legitimate work from home opportunity at all; it’s a purely multi-level marketing scam and probably the only way you can make money with it is by making other people get scammed by it, too.
If you don’t manage to get anyone to sign up under you – or prefer not to lead people to the same scam that scammed you – you likely won’t be hearing anything at all from the company you paid your hard-earned money to and signed up with in the hopes of genuinely getting paid for stuffing envelopes.
How to Spot Such Scams Easily?
While we have already discussed a bit about how to avoid falling for such scams, let’s dig a little deeper. The thing is, any business model that doesn’t make sense and/or asks for money upfront to “help” you get started with working from home is very likely to be a scam.
In this case, it just doesn’t make sense to pay such exorbitant amounts just to stuff envelopes – something that doesn’t even require any kind of skills or qualifications. Secondly, it would be incredibly stupid and inefficient for a company to ship out envelopes and documents to people across the country or even a particular state, just so that those people can mail them out again after stuffing the documents in the envelopes.
Then there are also machines that fold papers and make them ready to be stuffed into envelopes at a speed that would blow you away. Of course, using the machine and a few unskilled people for a cheap pay to do the rest would be way cheaper, efficient and manageable for the company.
Most legitimate work from home jobs doesn’t demand money to help you get started, unless of course if you’re doing something like starting your own blog or investing into a business that you can build working from home.
Wait, It’s Not the End of the Road!
Again, sorry to disappoint you, but you would likely be sorry to yourself if you went for that scam. That said, we have something for you that’s going to make you forget this disappointment and give you new hopes.
Yes, exposing scams is not the only thing we do here on this blog; we also guide users to finding legit jobs from home. So, while we are about to wrap up this article, we won’t do so without helping you find some “real” work at home opportunities that can actually help you make a decent income if you’re willing to put in some serious efforts.
If that sounds something you would be interested in, click right here to be taken to the other part of this article; where we again discuss some of the key takeaway points related to this scam and then move on to helping you discover the real work from home opportunities – the kind that you were actually looking for to live your dream of working from home.