Assembly Work at Home
People searching for work at home jobs years ago often came across ads in the backs of magazines advertising assembly work at home. Thankfully, those searching for work at home jobs in the new millennium are spared these types of ads for the most part. Since the concept of home assembly work is a part of the history of the work at home industry and one might still find an occasional ad or two on the topic, no website covering different aspects of work at home opportunities would be complete without touching on work at home assembly jobs.
On the surface, assembly work at home opportunities sound promising and simple enough. Rather than hiring the workers as regular employees, manufacturers send the raw materials to the workers' homes where they work as independent contractors. (Popular home assembly items include electronic circuit boards, children's toys, baby clothes, and craft objects.) Home workers then send the completed items back to the factory.
While this sounds like an ideal and legitimate work at home set-up, the reality is far different.
Work From Home Assembly Details
Since it all seems to straightforward, you may be wondering how work at home assembly opportunities can be turned into scams. Unfortunately, they are almost all scams and should be avoided by anyone seriously looking to make money working from home.
The first problem is that the companies offering the work want potential contractors to pay an "application fee" in order for them to consider hiring the applicants. Legitimate companies don't have fees, application or otherwise, for employment.opportunities. Sometimes the fee is cleverly disguised. Scammers will call it a charge for the training materials you need in order to make sample items to prove that you can assemble them correctly. The truth is that no matter how perfect and attractive your finished product is, it will never meet the company's "standards."
There are no standards because there is no legitimate market for the items. The company has no intention of hiring you or anyone else to assemble anything. The company's entire revenue comes from misled job seekers sending in those application and training material fees.
If you are particularly skilled with your hands and would like to try to assemble items at home, your best bet is to pick some kind of craft project that you could make and sell yourself. Traditionally, popular outlets to sell such items would be at a flea market, consignment shop, or holiday bazaar. A more modern take on the concept would be for you to sell the items online either at an auction site like eBay or by setting up your own website and selling the items from there.