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Bethany Mooradian: Queen of the Random Job Helps Squash Job Scams

“I Got Scammed So You Don ‘t Have To”  — the title of the new book by Bethany Mooradian says it all.

Labeling herself the “Queen of the Random Job,”  Bethany has worked as a Mystery Shopper, a Virtual Assistant, a Dog Walker, a Standardized Test Scorer, Ronald McDonald’s Bodyguard, a Housekeeper for Paul Allen and Bill Gates, and in hundreds of other roles.  She has found unique ways of making ends meet while living her avant-guard passions.

She has also discovered how to discern real opportunities you can find online from predatory falsehoods.

Her new book, weekly newsletter and Website, reachable at www.QueenOfTheRandomJob.com, are invaluable guides for finding legitimate work in an economy of scammers.  On the Upcoming Events Calendar page, readers will find a list of classes that provide training for legitimate work-at-home opportunities.

To identify scammy, spammy non-opportunities, Mooradian has come up with an acronym to filter out avoidable scams: SCRAM.

S = scrutinize the source

C = check for affiliate links and fees

R = research the heck out of every detail

A = ask for more information

M = mouse over images and links to see what website you end on before you click.

The book  includes ideas for income opportunities most people are not aware of including:

  • Being a Virtual Assistant: If you have computer and internet skills, you can work as a VA doing general secretarial work or processing orders at home. Many companies are seeing the benefit of “homesourcing” instead of “outsourcing” because overhead is reduced, and customers get to speak to local operators who understand the language and culture.\
  • Mystery shopping: Mooradian has created a video and book training course on this topic titled “The Mystery Shopper Training Program,” which can be found on her website, as well as through Amazon and local bookstores. Mystery shoppers are paid to surreptitiously check out the behavior of employees in retail shops, restaurants, apartments, banks, and even on cruise ships and resorts.
  • Writing: The internet is all about content, and there are many sites that will pay per article or per click for a well-written piece. Or you can start a blog and run advertisements and affiliate programs to create income.

“The internet is full of information, but finding useful leads for jobs or making extra money can be nearly impossible. It really depends on your own skill-set and interests, which is why I provide over 300 legitimate companies, ideas, and resources for money-seekers,” Bethany advises. [24×7]