There are so many home business opportunities being thrown around that it may seem like there should be no unemployed people in the world. Additionally, with the amount of money promised to be available for part time jobs, everyone should be lying on the beach and not just the few used in testimonials hoping to lure you into working for him or her. Whether it is by mail, email or an online ad, the offers to get rich working part time from home is a lure that businesses have found that works well in today economy.

High unemployment in some areas make these schemes more appealing and the thought of being able to get rich while working from home draws in people fairly quickly. With all of these fabulous opportunities flying in from all directions, figuring out which one will actually deliver on the promise can be difficult. However, with some thinking and just a little common sense, you should be able to make an intelligent determination.

First, consider work at home jobs for data entry. This usually involves taking list of names and addresses and typing them into a computerized database. Information gathered from contests is all game for inclusion into some companys informational vault, often sold to other companies. First, this is not rocket science and most companies are not going to pay you hundreds of dollars a day to type names, addresses and other information into a database.

This is entry level type of employment for which entry level type of pay is going to be offered. There are many legitimate data entry positions available but they do not typically offer hundreds or even thousands of dollars a day for your services. Besides, what company is going to send you their list across country when they can most likely find temporary workers to do the same job. When applying for a work at home job, be stingy with your personal information.

Yes, legitimate companies from which you expect to make more than $600 a year will need your social security number to satisfy federal laws but why they need your credit card or checking account information is something to question. You may be told it is for supplies or marketing materials and usually comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. You may get your refund or you may not but the company still has your bank account information.

Do not be afraid to ask questions. Ask how much it is going to cost you and do not be satisfied with an answer about initial costs. Ask exactly what you are going to get for the money you are going to spend and how is this expense going to benefit you and make sure you earn money in return. Ask when you can expect to see your investment pay off in the way of profits. If you are not satisfied with the answers, do not be afraid to thank them for their time and hang up.