You see the ads everywhere, offering big money to those who can do easy assembly work at home and there are plenty of unemployed folks willing to stay at home, put things together and make money. For many this type of an opportunity can be what they have been looking for; the chance to earn money working from home, being able to some of their skills to use. Typically, a little ability to work with your hands will get your through the job, but be careful about the opportunity in which you are about to take part. There are scammers out there whose only interest is to take your money and run, selling you unreliable and possibly dangerous tools, parts and nothing to do with the products you have assembled. Legitimate assembly will typically provide everything you need to assemble their products. All the parts, fastening devices and whatever else that is part of the product are usually included. Tools however are generally the responsibility of the person doing the assembly and in the vast majority of cases, are the type of tools most people already having lying around the house. Details directions on how the product should look and work when completed are also included and once you have finished the assignment, you pack it up and send it back to the company. If the finished product is done to the company's satisfaction, you will be paid for your work. With the legitimate companies, your pay will be returned to you without question and if there is a problem with your work, someone from the company will let you know to avoid repeat problems. After all, they need you to put things together right the first time so the products can be sold. Other opportunities may not be so legitimate and you will be asked to buy many of the parts for the pieces you are assembling. The sales pitch usually includes a list of companies that promise to buy the finished products from you once they are completed, along with how much they are willing to pay. Comparing the prices of the parts with the selling price, you see the huge profit potential for your labor and buy the parts. You also may be required to buy special tools to assemble the products and most likely these will be of poor quality. However, once you own the tools and have purchased the parts you go ahead and assemble the items to specifications. When it comes time to sell the products, many of the companies on the list may be out of business. Others may tell you to send them one and than let you know that the quality does not meet their standards and they do not want any more. Therefore, you now own the tools and parts to assemble products at home but no customers for the finished product. Just be cautious when looking to work from home and choose the right company with which to work.