Friday, June 5, 2009

"Fast Cash Ads" and scams often overwhelm and mislead people looking for telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and online jobs

Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of recently spoke with Sean Cole of Marketplace Money about searching for online jobs.
In the segment, CEO Fell discusses that as a result of the current economy, there has been a shift in the demographics of job-seekers interested in online jobs. While FlexJobs primary audience was once stay at home moms, the audience has changed over the past six months. Fell says, "People who would have never previously considered telecommuting jobs or work from home jobs are very much looking towards it as a viable professional option."

Online jobs -- from full-time to part-time to contract and freelance jobs -- can provide a helpful income stream in these challenging economic times. In addition, freelance and online jobs are an affordable way for employers to hire staff as needed without incurring unmanageable overhead expenses.

The Marketplace Money segment cautions that to make an income online, people need to be prepared to do an actual job such as those listed on a resource like the Education & Training Online Jobs or Part-time Online Jobs sections of, rather than a job that sounds too good to be true - and is almost certainly a job scam.

Listen to the podcast of Sara Sutton Fell on Marketplace Money at About FlexJobs - Press & Reviews