Home-based employment opportunities are plentiful, but are not always reliable. Some companies offer people large sums of money for doing simple work, such as stuffing envelopes at home or mailing postcards in large volumes, which, not surprisingly, prove to be a scam. However, there are companies that actually do pay people for distribution services. These reputable companies can be found with extensive research and background check. Those seeking home-based mail distribution jobs will have to pay a fee to obtain the supplies.
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Things you need
- Internet connection
Log on to the Internet and enter keywords or phrases that will generate results for work-at-home mail-distribution jobs. Phrases such as "Reliable Pay," "Mail Postcards From Home," and "Pay For Stuffing Envelopes" will produce desired results.
Write down the contact information (address, phone number and e-mail address) for each relevant company. Use this data to conduct a background check on the company. Obtaining this information will help weed out companies that may not be reliable.
Visit the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) website to run a search on each company. Enter the contact information for each establishment that has been selected to view any accreditation, legitimacy and complaints that may have been filed due to poor practices.
Contact the mail distribution company to ensure their legitimacy, and the legitimacy of the work. Speak to the staff and ask questions about the volume of work expected, the amount of pay received, when payments will be received, and accuracy about information provided on their website. Request additional information to be sent through the mail or ask them to have a product sample sent to you. Mailed information should be sent at no charge.
Order the supplies once a reputable mail distribution company has been selected. Be prepared to pay a fee to obtain the supplies. Some companies send out what is called "Business in a Box," which contains all of the items needed to start working from home. Begin conducting business once the package is received.
Tips and warnings
- Keep all receipts or written agreements sent by the company in case an issue arises.
- Visit the company's physical location if it is within your city.
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