There are many people out there looking for work from home jobs. When people are desperate for money, they are very easy to fool. Many scammers only target people in their weakest moments and scam them even of the little money they have left.
A fast growing type of scam is the job search scam where a site claims to be a site where you can find work from home jobs the same way people find jobs on legitimate sites like Indeed.
People soon realize that these sites are nothing but scams. Today I want to write a review of a site I have come across so many times on the internet. This site is ‘my home job search’ and they claim to be a place you can go to find a work from home job.
What is my home job search about?
I stumbled on to this site when I read a work from home report claiming that an American mom made $12,500 a month after she registered on this site. The so called mom was a certain Melissa Johnson from New Jersey.
According to this report, Melissa made this money working from home for only 15 – 18 hours a week. All she had to do to start making this money was to fill out a simple form from my home job search.
They went ahead to show a check of $8795 that Melissa supposedly made from Amazon and was paid by Wells Fargo.
Melissa said she paid a small fee to get a work kit which she used to learn how to make all that money online.
This all sounded too good to be true. I prefer to err on the side of caution than fall prey to a scam. So I investigated further into my home job search.
The website looked very legitimate and had videos, testimonials and written information about the rewards of working from home. They also had a q&a section that answered a lot of questions regarding work from home programs.
The first thing I had to do to search jobs was to put in my zip code which I did. Then I was asked a series of questions like, choose your desired weekly income?, how many hours can you work per week?, when can you start working? and do you have basic typing skills?
All the above questions all were normal questions that could help them narrow down and personalize my choice so I didn’t mind answering them. When I submitted my answers, I expected a list of jobs but was instead asked for my name, email and phone number to continue.
This immediately raised alarm bells and I decided to search for reviews online. From what I gathered, this site will let you search jobs for free but the listings will be limited until you pay the one time fee of $29.
But as you search for jobs, they will often times ask you to pay more to get access to even more.
Complaints about my home job search
There are many complains but the most popular one is about the owner. When you first sign in, you are directed to a video that presents a young man named Micheal Anderson as the owner. However, many have discovered that the imaged is photo shopped.
Another complaint is the fact that available jobs are not real. They are all fake jobs listed by their program. No matter the zip code you enter when looking for jobs, my home job search will always tell you jobs are available.
Finally, there are a lot of fake testimonials from fake people. All the images are stock photos you can buy on shutterstock. I have actually come across a few of them on some well known scam sites
What is the alternative?
If you are serious about working from home, it is better to find jobs on legitimate sites like indeed and glass door. You can also look for online jobs from Amazon and other similar companies.
You can make some cash from surveys but it won’t be much. Survey sites like swagbucks are good.
Finally, you can start your own online business referring the products of others. This kind of business is called affiliate marketing and is very popular. A great place to go to learn all about affiliate marketing is wealthy affiliate. It is free to join.
I don’t think my home job search is a legitimate program. You don’t have to pay to search for a job in places like indeed and glass door. The fact that they use fake testimonials is worrisome.