Avoiding work at home scams can be difficult at times. There are a lot of internet programs that tell you it is so easy to make easy money online, with little or no work. You can have the lifestyle that you want to, and do the things that you have always wanted to do. It sounds so good to be true, and yes, it typically.
While the only truth in it is that there is a lot of money to be made on the internet. If you put the time and dedication into your internet work, it will pay off for you. But, it takes a lot of time. You could be a reviewer and write on the internet. You can make a lot of money doing so, but it is going to take some time.
The main rule of thumb of working on the internet, is never to pay a even a dime to start up. A legit company is not going to have you pay something to start working for them. The only time you would have to pay a start up cost for doing any kind of work at home is if you are selling something, and you need to buy the supplies to start selling for them.
There are also a lot of people who sell eBooks on how you can make a lot of money doing something online. There are so many people making decent money on the internet, and they are usually more than willing to tell you how they did it for free. That is another big scam. There are plenty of chat rooms and forums that people will love to talk about how much money they have made doing something on the internet.
Take the time to research the type of work you would like to do from home. Find others who have done it before, and learn from their mistakes. They will be more than happy to inform you how to start making money, and also what to expect.