MoneyFromHome.com not as Advertised Part II

In my last post I discussed the special reports and what I didnt like about the layout of Moneyfromhome.com. Now lets talk about the actual jobs listed on the website. When you go to visit moneyfromhome.com you’ll see a few different pages talking about the work at home jobs. The website boasts having over 1000 work at home jobs available.

“there is something for everyone and job seekers have over 1000 pre-screened home job opportunities to choose from… Remember they’re 100% Home-Based!”

The site also has a page featuring this month’s hottest job and employer of the month, however, the featured employer of the month, GE finance has been so for the past three plus months.

In the “month’s hottest job” section moneyfromhome tells you about a wonderful job opportunity. At the bottom of the description box it says to “log on now and apply right away” if your interested, however when you click on the “log on now” link you are taken to the members room and not to the actual job. You have start searching their database in order to find this “hot” job.

The same thing happens with their featured employer of the month. At the bottom of their “Featured Employer” box they state: “For more information about this job, members please log in and view it in the ‘Clerical’ category.” However, there is no clerical section and the sections that resemble clerical, Office Support/Admin/research which has about 20 listings, doesn’t have GE Consumer Finance listed anywhere. What I don’t understand is why do I have to go searching their database for these jobs if they could simply list it right at the front of the member’s section. We are paying for this service aren’t we.

I want to make it clear that the website does have some jobs that may be potential work at home opportunities however I have found that some of the jobs listed aren’t even available as I will explain later.

1000+ Jobs?
I think one of my biggest issues with moneyfromhome.com is that they don’t have 1000+ jobs in their database. Here is a breakdown of the categories in the database with the number of jobs per category.

Category breakdown:
Accounting/bookkeeping: 7 jobs posted. 4 out of 5 are from same company. All require years of experience.

Artists/Graphic Designers: 14

Assembly Hand and craft work: 40

Business Management: 5 – Its more like administrative and property management type work.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS ADMINISTERING BILLING SYSTEMS, COLLECTING ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, KEEPING TRACK OF CLIENT DEADLINES, FILE MANAGEMENT, MINOR IT SUPPORT, SALES CONTACT MANAGEMENT, ETC. MUST HAVE MORE THAN 3 YEARS OF STRONG CPA OR PROFESSIONAL FIRM EXPERIENCE IN A SIMILIAR JOB.

Business opps from home: 135

Consultants and Analysts: 10

Customer Service/ Tech Support: 10 – Some jobs are not available. See below.

Data Entry and Transcription: 82

Editors/Proofreaders/Writers: 20

Human Resources and Recruiting: 20

IT and Programming: 48

Mail order business: 23

Medical: 10

Misc job types: 50

Mystery shopper: 20

Office Support/Admin/research: 20

Online tutors, Scorers, Moderators: 10

Phone Work Inbound/Outbound (Telemarketing): 62

Real estate, Insurance, Law: 60

Reservationists and Travel agents: 10

Sales/marketing: 250

Translators and interpreters: 10

Web Developers/Designers: 20

The total number of jobs listed is 946, however, 135 of those are business opportunities which involve paying money for the opportunity to start your own biz. These are the type of jobs you would find in Entrepreneur magazine and really can’t be included 1000+ 100% home based jobs listed in their database. In addition many jobs listed in other categories are also biz opps requiring you to pay money upfront. Here is one listed in the medical section:

OWN YOUR OWN DISCOUNT PHARMACY
OWN AND OPERATE YOUR OWN DISCOUNT PHARMACY WITHOUT BEING A LICENSED PHARMACIST OR PHYSICIAN. LUCRATIVE, LOW OVERHEAD. INVOLVES $3000+ INVESTMENT

You’ll find these types of biz opps scattered all over the database.

100% Home Based?
If all the jobs listed in the database are 100% home based then the following two jobs shouldn’t be in the database. Both are in the same section and if I would have spent enough time on it I would have found loads of others that aren’t home based either.

Listed in the Business Management category:

MANAGE A RESORT
UNIQUE WORK AT HOME JOB! THIS IS A WORK AT HOME JOB IF YOU’RE WILLING TO LIVE AT THIS RESORT! MANAGE AND KEEP UP THE PROPERTY.

Here’s another:
RETAIL MERCHANDISING SUPERVISOR: HOME-BASED BUT MUCH TRAVEL IS REQUIRED.

If a lot of travel is required then its not really home based. It’s the same thing with pharmaceutical sales and many other sales jobs. They are all home based but require tons of travel.

Pre-Screened?
Aside from not having 1000+ jobs in their database and not being 100% home based, the other thing that bothers me is that not all the jobs are pre-screened as they claim. This one is listed in the Mail Order Business section:

GIFT BUSINESS
AVAILABLE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BUY WHOLESALE PRODUCTS AND SELL AT 50% PROFIT. VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

However when I visited the site I noticed that its fairly new. The ‘About’ page had no information and their FAQ page was blank. How could this possibly be prescreened?

Here’s another:
BUSINESS AND LIFE COACH
AS A PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS AND LIFE COACH YOU WILL UTILIZE AND MARKET 3 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS TO ASSIST OTHERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR LIFE GOALS. MUST HAVE A SUCCESS MINDSET, FOCUS ON CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT OF PERSONAL LIFE SKILLS, ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, SERVANT HEART, MONEY MOTIVATED. CAN LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. OR CANADA. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. SET YOUR OWN LIMITS AND WRITE YOUR OWN PAYCHECK.
PLEASE VISIT WEBSITE, REVIEW INFORMATION AND CLICK ON YOUR INTEREST LEVEL OR CALL WITH QUESTIONS.

The website contained nothing but sponsored links and four pop up ads. In other words the job posting was nothing short of a scam. How is this pre-screened?

Database Not Up To Date
This is probably the most frustrating component of moneyfromhome.com. I tested the content of the database by sending emails to six random companies. The result was that five of the six didn’t even respond to my emails and the sixth company told the position is no longer available.

I also went through the ‘IT and Programming’ category in their database. Here are the results of the first four of five listings in this category:

Technical Support – I went to the website and the job isn’t available.

Web Administrator / Java Developer – The link to the website for this position is a recruiting site and not the company that is offering the job

Java Developer – same as above

Technical Support Engineer – visited the website and the position is no longer available

These jobs are on the first page of results for their category. If anything this information should be up to date.

I also checked their local database for positions. Here is a listing that they had available for Ohio:

However when I visited the company’s website the position wasn’t available.

The annoying thing about this job posting is that after 3 months its still listed in their database.

Final Remarks
While moneyfromhome.com does offer some real work at home jobs like crafts, data entry/transcription services, and travel agent sales positons their marketing tactic, “over 1000 pre-screened home job opportunities to choose from… Remember they’re 100% Home-Based!”, is borderline scammy.

Also, why would I pay for a database that is more outdated than the free ones you see all over the web. I wouldn’t be surprised if many of these companies advertise their available jobs on the top job websites in addition to moneyfromhome. This would mean that when you send an email to these companies you’re pretty much competing with thousands of others applying for the same position. Moneyfromhome doesn’t make any guarantee or even state on their website, for that matter, that paying members have priority when it comes to applying for jobs through their database than over other people applying for the same job via a job site such as Monster.com or Yahoo Hot Jobs. So what benefit do I have in using moneyfromhome.com?

If you’re interested in a list of companies that offer craft and assembly work from home then check out this site: careerathome2.tripod.com. I dont know how dated the information is but at least its free.

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