Myth: Make Big Money Selling Handmade Crafts From Kits
Beware of ads that begin, “$1,000 Weekly Possible Making Baby Bibs At Home,” or “Make Our Products For Fun And Profit.” Such advertisers say all you have to do is buy their supplies and materials, make the required products to their specifications, and they will buy everything you make. Don’t believe it! There is no market for products that come in “supply kits” offered in opportunity ads.
Usually, the victims of this scam are mothers who want to stay at home with their children and make money from home. Watch out for ads that offer easy money for assembling such items as baby bibs, kitchen aprons, pot holders, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, pillows and many others. The promoters of such schemes will guarantee your complete satisfaction and a full refund of your money, buy they simply will not live up to this offer. They will also offer to buy all the products that you make but they very rarely, if ever do. Usually the reason is that the work that you have done does not meet the standards that they have set for the product.
These advertisers are simply out to sell you a cheap product kit that can range in price from $19.95 to hundreds of dollars. Furthermore, once you respond to these ads your name and address is added to a “sucker list” and you will start to receive solicitations from all sorts of organizations that are offering similar scams. A recent HomeWorkers Net member told us about her experiences:
” I saw an advertisement for “Christmas Ornament Assemblers” and applied immediately. I even contacted the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in my area to find out if the company in question was a member. They were, so I thought it was safe. I found out later that membership with the BBB really doesn’t mean a thing! I paid $57.90 for the cost of the kit and added $10.00 for rush handling. Two weeks later when my kit arrived I was very disappointed. All I received was a couple of bags of beads, some fishing wire and some complicated instructions. I finally assembly the ugly little ornaments but the company refused to buy them because they did not meet “production standards”. They would not refund my money so I called the BBB (of which they were a member), but they would not help.” Kay Williams San Francisco, California
Once and for all….. Do not respond to ads for craft or product assembly. These ads are scams 99% of the time. If we hear of a REAL or LEGITIMATE opportunity, HomeWorkers Net would be glad to pass it one to you! But, don’t hold your breath. Work at home product assembly is the biggest scam around, and worthwhile job opportunities are not expected to be uncovered.
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