Staying Safe Online as a Freelancer

Freelancing or working online from the comfyness of your house or at the beach is a dream for many but realty for a few. This is a dream especially for women and mom’s who would love to stay at home get their work done and still watch over their lovely angels as they grow. Unfortunately, human beings have been known to be greedy and always looking for ways to make easy quick money and this has led to many being scammed. Before you dream of freelancing, you need to make sure your English skills are good because that is your major trade tool. Remember, you are going to be dealing with people from all over the globe and as we all know English helps make the world a global village and accommodative for everyone. If you haven’t at least try and enroll in a computer class coz being computer savvy and knowing your way around the internet will help you a great deal in your work life. In this part of the world it helps to be a Jack of many trades.

Here are some few tips to help you stay safe while you make a few bucks from the comfort of your home:

  1. Don’t use the same password on different websites; never ever use the same password on different sites because this can easily make you a target of phishing and you may end up losing your hard earned money.
  2. Never pay to get a job; if you ever land on a website where you are being asked to pay to be able to get a job, think twice. This is likely a scam even if the amount is as little as $10. Remember you are looking for work to make money and not spending money to try and earn money
  3. Never give out sensitive information like your ID to a total stranger all in the name of getting a job because this can easily lead to identity theft.
  4. Jobs that promise huge sums of cash in just a few hours. This may sound like you’ve just hit cloud 10 and life is going to be super cool but hey how do you type 25 words and earn yourself $500? Remember when the deal is too good think twice.

Learn to get rich slow “a wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”

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