Does anybody know of legitimate computer-based "work at home" businesses?

I'm looking to earn some extra money after work using my home computer. I'd rather not have to sell anything if possible and would like it to be computer-based. There are so many scams out there it's scary! Any ideas?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

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  • 1 decade ago


    What you can do, is evaluate a few business models that have been proven to work, and then get expert opinion on each.

    For example, you can go over to and register for a free account, then just hang out, reading what people have to say about various business models.

    A good business to look into, is one where you do not have to be stuck in front of your computer all day.  One recent type of home based business that has been catching on is is home based advertising. 

    Advertising is big business, and as the recession eases, more companies will be putting more money into online advertising where they get more value for each dollar spent.

    The better, more professionally-run businesses offer a commission for getting other people to advertise with them, and at the same time, they rebate you for buying advertising for yourself.  This business model is legitimate, as long as you are getting a  real service or product for any money you spend.

    One note of caution.

    Several states in the USA have jumped in and closed some of these companies that were doing this type of business, because they were either over-zealous, or could not properly distinguished between a legitimate company from a pyramid. One recent example of this is a company in Florida called ASD cashgenerator.  Others were downright scams and deserved to be closed.  It is very important that you do some good review before you spend any money on these companies.

     Nevertheless, you can make some money from these companies as they do not require much work, (just about 30 minutes a day) and you can usuallys start with as little as $10.00.


    Some will pay commissions of up to 15% on referrals, and your own rebates can add up to a tidy sum of money.


    In the end, you have to do some due diligence on your own so that you can decide if the company you are evaluating is legitimate.  I do wish you well.


    Source(s): - example of an advertising company - more info from my blog
  • 1 decade ago


    If you want to make money online, from the comfort of your own home, you’ve got to be very careful. There are lot of scams on the internet, so you have to watch out.

    On the other hand, check my blog. I make some good part-time money online but I had to try out many programs and systems. Now I focus on just a few of them, I work this way about two hours a day and for now I am making about $900 a month (I’ve been using my systems 3 - 4 months now, and made almost nothing the first month). But it is slowly expanding, and if I keep working the way I work now, I think I could be making $3.000 - $5.000 a month at the end of this year.

    But, if you are serious about making money online, you have to know that nothing gets you nothing! You have to put some work in it and you have to invest some money for starters. For instance, I love working with GDI, and it is a system than can make you up to $4.000 a month + some big bonuses, but you have to pay for web hosting $10 monthly. I know it is hard in the beginning but I think that many other sites, that offer thousands a month without spending a single dime, are scam. So you have to be certain that you really want to work online when you start, otherwise you’d be throwing away your money.

    So, what programs do I use? As I said, I love my GDI, it makes me the most money. There is also Increase Your Portion (new, but promising, just started making me more than $100), there is also a very educational SpiderWeb Marketing System. For my affiliate marketing I use Maverick Money Makers systems and it also made me some real money, so I’ll keep learning from it because this is something like a small money making university, with new lessons each month.

    I put all my systems with detailed info and explanations, videos also, on a blog site so that my friends could start also. I’ll give you a link in my source so that you can check it out. Hope you’ll start making some online money soon. Good luck!

  • VicSEO
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hello Bob, There certainly are scams out there and some real lousy programs out there that aren't worth the powder to blow 'em to hell either! One thing needs to be mentioned here. In your question you said you don't want to "SELL" anything. We all sell everyday rather it is our skills or our time. We all sell because people put a "VALUE" on our time and efforts. You want to make some extra money but are afraid of being ripped off? I don't blame you. I have been scammed way too many times myself. I have found a couple of systems, programs, clubs whatever you want to call them that have EXCELLENT content and great support (something missing from 99.9% of the "Other" ones out there) I'll put the links below and seriously check them out. Dime for Dime I feel they offer "REAL" workable and sensible ideas for making money online that is really hard to find elsewhere. Are they "FREE", No. Do they require your time and effort? Yes. Can you start on the "Cheap"? Yes. But mostly they "WORK" and putting in the effort and time will be worth it. Check them out and see for yourself. Good luck Bob.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi Bob,

    You might want to look into the reverse auction business. It is booming in Europe and was just introduced to North America last fall. It is simple and I do it all online from home and I don't have to bug anyone :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes to your question. We are not allowed to promote any business in this forum. So if you would like to chat, please contact me. Thank you

    Best Wishes,


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Think about Amway Global.... If you want more info let me know.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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    Good Luck

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