For those who are unable to go out to work or require a job that can be carried out in their own time, packing greeting cards into boxes can often seem to be the ideal job. Others looking to supplement their income with a job that fits around their full-time position, may also see this as a good opportunity. However, it is necessary to be extremely cautious when applying for this type of job as many such positions advertised online are scams. Typically these sites make promises of large monetary gains in return for very little work and often request an initial payment, listed as a start-up cost or training fee, before they will send you anything. Often you will hear nothing back from them at all - or, if you do, this tends to come in the form of instructions on how you can continue the scam. Any genuine card packing job will request payment in order for you to start. It should also be remembered that no sensitive information such as your home address or details of your bank accounts should be provided until you can be assured of the trustworthiness of the company.
If you find a company that offers this type of packing job from home, then it is always advisable to carry out some research on the company through the internet. There are forums and review sites online for people who do this type of home working and there will be comments there from people who currently work for the company or who have done so in the past. This is one of the best ways of deciding if the company has a good reputation or not. This type of forum can also help provide an idea of what the work will involve and how much you can expect to be paid.
Word of mouth is probably the safest and best way of obtaining this type of packing job. By asking around, it is possible that you will be able to trace someone who has carried out this type of job or knows someone who has and that they will be able to provide you with details of a company to speak with. How much you get paid will depend on the number of cards you pack and whether you are required to collect or deliver the cards once this has been completed. It is always important to read any small print as companies will often include penalty clauses which can adversely affect one's earnings, such as non-payment for any packages that may be addressed incorrectly.
With advances in technology what they are, and machines which can carry out this type of packing being readily available, home working jobs such as this are becoming much harder, if not impossible, to find. There are also online companies who offer specialist packing facilities such as the packing of individual or multiple greetings cards at much cheaper rates than can be achieved when paying home workers to do the same job.