✅ Leaflet packing jobs from home
Working from home with a leaflet packing job sounds pretty good doesn’t it? It’s easy, it’d be flexible, it sounds like something that there would be a lot of so you could make a lot of money, right?
We’ve all seen them advertised. A quick Google throws up a number of results for leaflet packing jobs I can do at home.
Packing jobs from home are the number 1 thing people search for when they’re starting to look for a work at home job. Many years ago, packing jobs at home were actually very real and something loads of people, generally housewives, did to earn a little extra cash.
This is probably why so many people today still think of packing jobs first when they’re considering working from home. They’re quite familiar to us.
So…what about today?
Unfortunately, every single one of these types of jobs we’ve looked at has been a scam.
✅ Work from home jobs UK – envelope stuffing
The only thing to keep in mind when considering a work at home job stuffing envelopes is that it’s not a real way to earn money from home.
You’ll be asked to pay a fee (for joining, instructions, kit etc…) then one of two things might happen.
✅ Work from home packing envelopes
You might be sent some work (these could be adverts encouraging people to buy the directory) which you’ll then send out. The company will then deem your work unacceptable and refuse to pay you or reimburse postage. Or, you may never hear from the company you paid ever again.
You will not be paid for stuffing envelopes, and you will lose any money you paid as a fee.
✅ Packing cards at home
In much the same way that leaflet packing jobs are a thing of the past, most card packing jobs offered as work at home jobs are also scams.
If you imagine the sheer volume of cards that are packed and sold every year, it’d be so time consuming by hand that factories use machinery to complete this job.
There are smaller card sellers who won’t have the money to use a factory to pack their cards…but they also don’t sell massive quantities of cards and so would be unlikely to offer this sort if work. As always…research!
✅ Stuffing leaflets free start up kit
There are a number (sadly, too many) of websites out there offering ‘free start up kits’ to people looking to start stuffing envelopes. You’ll get the ‘free kit’ just as soon as you purchase some sort of directory or work at home list. Again, this is a scam. Do not pay for a directory or list, it will not lead to earning money from home.
You will not make any money stuffing envelopes no matter what the company your considering is telling you.
✅ Envelope filling from home – does it make sense?
The best way to look at this is to ask yourself if stuffing envelopes at home actually makes sense. In a time when automated machinery is cost effective, time efficient and more reliable than human manpower, why would a company pay to ship you leaflets, and pay again for you to stuff them into envelopes. They wouldn’t, and anyone telling you differently has a separate agenda to that of helping you find work.
✅ Why do companies offer home packing jobs?
Why do these packing job company scams exist? To make themselves money, it’s as simple as that. They’re dishonest and prey on people who are often desperate for some extra money. More people are getting to know of these types of scams, but there are still far too many people who send money in the hope of getting some paid work.
Just remember the old adage: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
How to tell a scam website
There are a few things to look out for when you’re searching for work at home jobs.
These 3 things I found when looking for packing job adverts all rung alarm bells and are signs of a scam company.
If you’ve come across a website and they’re offering you work and promising you’ll earn money through a packing leaflets, cards, marketing materials etc… and you feel they’re not legitimate, you can use this ‘report a scam‘ government website to report them.
✅ Real work from home jobs
Thankfully, there are loads of ways you can make money from home where you will get paid and you won’t get scammed.
We have a whole section on making extra money and you can find that here, or there are some posts you might be interested in below.
You are HIGHLY unlikely to earn any money at all from envelope stuffing. Companies that offer work at home envelope stuffing jobs are likely to charge you a ‘joining fee’ but never give you any paid work.
The short answer to this is NO. Machinery is used to stuff envelopes and companies offering this type of work are exploiting people trying to make money at home.
We have many LEGITIMATE ways of earning money from home. You can find them here.