Work at Home...No Scams!
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Work at Home...No Scams!

Learn how to find legitimate work at home jobs & avoid scammers from a professional with over 14 years experience!
4.5 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
96 students enrolled
Created by Bethany Mooradian
Last updated 1/2013
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $40 Discount: 75% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify current work at home scams
  • Track IP addresses, trace emails, and research companies
  • Objectively analyze marketing methods of scammers
  • Report scams to proper authorities
  • Determine the difference between work at home jobs and work at home opportunities
  • Learn how to properly conduct business as an Independent Contractor
  • Learn various resources to get cash quickly
  • Identify the websites that can help promote your talents in various industries
  • Execute proper protocol when applying to companies
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Requirements
  • No required software
Description

If you're looking to supplement your income but can't figure out what is legitimate, then this class is for you! Learn how to identify scams, promote your talents, and find legitimate companies to work for. Whether your need to get out of debt, save for a vacation, or just get food on the table, you'll learn what is available to achieve your goals. 

Section 1: Is it real or a scam?

In this section, you'll learn:

  • The psychology of scamming
  • How to identify work at home jobs from work at home opportunities
  • How to identify and evaluate MLM, Network Marketing and Direct Sales opportunities
  • What affiliate marketing is
  • How to deconstruct marketing methods on sales websites
  • In-person seminars, what they do to try and get your money
  • Common job scams

Section 2: Internet Information Revealed

In this section you'll learn:

  • The basics of getting online
  • The basics of having a website
  • Masking links
  • Pay Per Click marketing and it's relevance in the work at home world
  • Important email information
  • And how to identify a scam using the SCRAM formula, including tracing emails and tracking IP addresses as well as how to report scammers to the proper authorities.

Section 3: Making Money!

  • The difference between being an Independent Contractor and Employee
  • Taxes: sale and income
  • Quick ways to fast cash
  • Selling your stuff 
  • Domestic ideas
  • Creative Gigs
  • Technical Gigs
  • Drop Shipping
  • Investing
  • Market Research
  • Writing Jobs and Blogging
  • Affiliate programs
  • "Get Paid To" companies
  • Micro-gigs
  • Temp agencies
  • Delivery jobs
  • Providing online assistance and virtual assisting
  • Education gigs
  • Health care gigs
  • Translation gigs
  • Transcription gigs
  • Acting gigs
  • Seasonal work
  • Government work
  • Assistance for the disabled.

Bethany Mooradian has taught nearly 300 classes on working from home helping a staggering 9000+ students get started on the path to self-employment. She has never held a traditional job longer than nine months, and has been "Queen of the Random Job" since 1999, working for over 200 companies as an independent contractor. Her work at home advice has appeared in such publications like Good Housekeeping, AOL Jobs, CareerBuilder, ABC News, US News and World Reports among others. 

This course contains nearly 3 hours of video and approximately 116 pages of text. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Adults over the age of 18
  • Basic computer, internet and email skills required
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
02:59:33
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Is it Real or a Scam?
8 Lectures 46:51
Introducing the presenter, Bethany Mooradian, her experience, and an overall view on this section's material. 
Preview 06:12

A basic overview on the psychology of scammers, and how their ads can deceive us. 
Preview 03:39

There is a difference between work at home jobs and opportunities. Not every "work at home" ad is a scam. Learn how to know the difference. 
Preview 03:28

MLM (Multi-level Marketing,) Network Marketing and Direct Sales companies are very common in the work at home world. Learn what to look for when evaluating these opportunities. Supplementary materials include links to companies seeking reps. 
MLM, Direct Sales, and Network Marketing
05:58

Learn about affiliate programs and how to identify them. 
Affiliate Marketing
06:42

Learn the different parts of a sales site. Some aspects are used for sheer manipulation, others are to increase credibility. 
Deconstructing Sales Sites
04:32

In-person seminars are another way that marketers try to get you to buy into a "work at home" opportunity. Learn the tactics of marketers so you're prepared!
In Person Seminars
02:55

Common job scams as well as other payment scams. 
Common Job Scams and Conclusion
13:25
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Internet Information Revealed
6 Lectures 42:49
Brief introduction into the material presented in Section 2. 
Introduction
01:44

Basic information about getting online, and how to trace IP addresses. 
Basics of Getting Online
08:08

Basic information you should know about website registrations and subdomains. 
Basics of Getting a Website
08:11

What is means to mask a link and how to reveal a link once it's been masked. Also, what PPC (pay per click) is and why it matters in the work at home world. 
Masking Links and PPC
05:48

Important information you need to know if you use email. 
Important Email Information
07:13

Going through how to identify scams using the SCRAM formula. Supplemental materials include 7 examples of real-life scamming, and resources for reporting scams. 
SCRAM: ID-ing scams
11:45
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Making Money
12 Lectures 01:29:53
Quick introduction to the materials presented in Section 3. 
Introduction
01:28

The difference between being an Employee vs. being an Independent Contractor as well as tips to apply to jobs.  Supplemental materials include resources for entrepreneurs. 
Employee vs. Independent Contractor
06:36

Basic overview on sales and income taxes. Be sure to consult a professional in your area to make certain you're following all of your local and federal laws!
Sales Tax, Employment Taxes and Deductions
08:52

A quick refresher to set realistic expectations. Plus: Quick ways to get cash fast, Selling and renting your stuff, and domestic and labor gigs. Supplemental materials include links to resources. 
Getting Started and Domestic Ideas
10:15

Resources for Creative people, Technical people, and Drop Shipping. Supplemental materials includes links to companies and resources. 
Creative, Technical gigs and Drop Shipping
07:50

Learn about various ways you can make extra money in investing, or through Market Research. Supplemental materials include links to focus groups, surveys, and mystery shopping information, as well as investing resources. 
Investing and Market Research
09:16

Information on how to use your skills to get writing and blogging jobs, also information on affiliate programs. Supplemental materials include links to companies and resources. 
Writing Jobs, Blogging, and Affiliate Programs
07:40

Learn about getting paid to drive, watch video, receive mail, and explore the micro-gig universe. Supplementary materials include links to companies and resources. 
"Get Paid To" and Really Random Gigs
05:20

Finding more traditional means of employment using Craigslist, Temp Agencies and various types of Delivery jobs. Supplemental materials include links to companies and resources. 
Temp Agencies and Delivery Jobs
04:07

Information on getting online assistant jobs, and virtual assistant jobs. If you're looking for a traditional type of job, but want to work from home, then this area is going to be the most suited to you. Supplemental materials include links to companies and resources. 
Online Assistance and Virtual Assistant Jobs
05:31

Specific jobs geared to those with experience in the education, heath, translation or transcription fields. Supplemental materials include links to resources and companies. 
Education, Health Field, Translation and Transcription Jobs
09:37

Jobs for actors, seasonal employment, government, as well as assistance for the disabled. Supplementary materials includes links to companies and resources. 
Acting Jobs, Seasonal Jobs, Government Jobs, and Assistance for the Disabled.
13:21
About the Instructor
Bethany Mooradian
4.8 Average rating
41 Reviews
238 Students
2 Courses
Queen of the Random Job

Bethany Mooradian (Queen of the Random Job) has never held a traditional job for longer than nine months. Working as a Mystery Shopper, Virtual Assistant, Dog Walker, Puppeteer, and Ronald McDonald's bodyguard as well as many other roles, she has found unique ways of making ends meet and living her avant-garde passions. Now, Bethany spends her time helping others find legitimate work at home jobs and avoid scams through her books and seminars. 

Bethany is one of the few people who has experienced nearly every aspect of Mystery Shopping. Starting out as a shopper in 1999, she also filled the roles of editor and scheduler. She began teaching mystery shopping classes in 2003, and wrote a book, as well as created an interactive CD rom about the industry. Small businesses have called on her expertise to help train their employees, while Mystery Shopping companies have sought her talents in recruiting and training shoppers. For two years, she ran Shop Incognito  as a full service mystery shopping company in the Detroit area. Bethany has held over 300 classes and presentations, and has even spoken at the national mystery shopping conventions.  Her unique insight into the work-at-home industry has led to press in such publications like Good Housekeeping, AOL Jobs, CareerBuilder, MSNBC.com, ABCnews.com, The Detroit News, The Toronto Sun, US News and World Reports and others.