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Work at Home Assembly Jobs (An Honest Guide)

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Of the many ways to make money at home, one of the oldest ways to do so is via what’s known as a work at home “assembly job.”

In short, these companies will send you assembly kits to your home, where you are then asked to assemble them using the materials provided and send the items back.  In exchange for your time, the company will usually pay you for every piece you complete.

Now, the thing about the work at home assembly jobs is that there are a lot of scams out there, most of which ask you to pay $xx and they will share information as to how you can make money assembling things at home.

This is not what you want.  

Remember that a company, no matter how you’re looking to make money online, will never ask you to pay them.  That doesn’t make sense, right?

Instead, as always, I’m going to talk about the many legitimate companies/options that offer these opportunities as well as what you should know if you’re interested in this kind of work.

As usual, all of my information is 100% and is never filled with scams.  Unlike many websites that try to nickel and dime you for your information and money, I don’t do that here.  I won’t ask for a penny.

With all of that out of the way, if you like the idea of working at home and assembling goods for cash, then this is the post for you.

Let’s begin!

Work at Home Assembly Jobs Tutorial

Before we dive into the good stuff, talking about where you can find at home assembly jobs, I first want to go over the most popular questions as to what you should expect if you wanted to get into this type of work.

As I mentioned, there are a lot of scams in this industry, so I would hate to see you waste your money on a stupid paid guide when you can get all of the information you need here for free.

How Do These Jobs Work?

If you’re able to find an assembly company willing to send you a free starter kit to your home, it will most likely include an instruction card, as to what’s expected of you, as well as the supplies, the materials and a picture of the finished product.

All that needs to be done on your part is to meet your quota and send back the materials once compiled.  As long as you follow the instructions and the manufacturer is happy with the results, then you will get paid for your time, with most averaging upwards of $300 to $1,000+ per week.

99% of the time, you will get paid per piece assembled, not by the hour, and you will be expected to assemble a certain amount a week.  Failing to do so can lead to termination.

In general, most of these jobs require no special education nor special skills as it’s pretty straightforward like most assembly work.  As long as you can follow instructions and can meet the company’s guidelines, then you shouldn’t have a hard time qualifying.

Why Do These Companies Hire People at Home?

To put it simply, it’s cheaper for these companies to hire people at home rather than open up a factor as it’s much cheaper.

As you can imagine, opening up a factor, keeping it running and hiring people to operate it can be much costlier than shipping out the parts to someone at a home.

While companies are limited as to what they can send to you at home, most of the items you receive will fit in the palm of your hand, with most companies asking you to assemble hundreds, if not thousands a week.  Again, it really depends on who you’re working with.

In the end, manufacturers can make more money, pay you to work from home and compete with the many overseas companies.  It’s really a win-win for both sides.

Should I Pay a Fee?

Think about this one for a second…

If you were to apply at your local pizza joint or grocery store, would you want to work there if the boss said you needed to hand over $75 to start working?

It doesn’t make sense, right?

So, the same should be said about any job online, including your at home assembly jobs.  Any legitimate at-home assembly job will never EVER ask you for payment.  Instead, they will simply ask for your information, probably interview you and then let you know all about the job before you start working.

If you ever think you came across a scam, a simple Google search for the company’s name can yield some great results.  If you’re finding nothing, then it could be good or it could be bad, all depending on what the details entail.  Regardless, never hand over any money nor should you hand over any sensitive information in the early stages until the company has proven itself.

In the end, a legitimate company will have contact information, a professional looking website and even someone who answers the phone that can answer any questions you may have.

How to Find Work at Home Assembly Jobs (No Fees)

Work at home assembly jobs are very hard to come by, and it’s going to take some time and effort to find one that may suit your needs.   Even in your job hunt, you may not find anything and that’s okay, too.

To help increase your chances of landing an at-home assembly job, here are some tips to consider…

Check out Job Search Engines

If you’re interested in working for someone else, then I would recommend searching on Indeed, the #1 job search engine tool.  Generally, searching for something, such as “work at home assembly” can yield some results.   Not always, however.

There will often be a ton of results, so you will have to comb through quite a bit to potentially find one that you can apply for.  When I did it, for example, I found hundreds of jobs that weren’t even related.

Since you are looking for an at-home job, be sure to search nationwide, instead of your zip code, to see what’s available everywhere.

NOTE:  Keep in mind that you will find some “lists” online that claims there are companies that are currently hiring at-home assemblers.  Well, the problem with this is that a lot of these jobs are so outdated that 99.9% of them no longer are hiring or even don’t exist!  Don’t trust them.

Considering Creating Your Own Craft

If you want to work on your own, then I would highly recommend you consider building your own craft and selling on the very popular Etsy or even these Etsy alternatives.  There are a ton of places to sell your homemade goods, trust me!

Don’t know what you can make?

That’s fine as Pinterest has millions of ideas to comb through.  The same can be said about using Google.  I promise you that there’s something.

This option could be great if you have a crafty hand and want to truly be your own boss.

Sure, while you won’t make money like you would a regular 9-5 job in the beginner, you could have an endless opportunity and could feel like an assembly job as you gain more orders.  If you get big enough, then it could blow away your 9-5 paycheck.

To figure out how Etsy works and what you could potentially make with your skills, I recommend you check out these very low-cost eBook on Amazon teaching you how to succeed on this very popular platform.

Assemble as a Freelancer

While this isn’t an “at home” option per se, it could work well if you simply like to assemble things in general or even help someone temporarily.

What I’m talking about here is everything from assembling furniture to even putting together something around the house.   Some crews may even need your help for a few days or weeks.

People are always looking for someone like you to help assemble things, and these jobs can often be found via the following platform options:

Much like finding an at-home assembly job, just make sure you don’t fall into a scam and never hand out your personal information to someone you really don’t know just yet.  You will have to dig through the listings to find them, but I promise you that opportunities exist.

For instance, when I searched Craigslist, I found a ton of assembly jobs, ranging from cabinet builders to assembling storage sheds.

There are often a lot of great assembling jobs found here, but again, you will often have to work outside of the house.

Word of Warning

If you are able to find a job that allows you to work from home while assembling goods, it doesn’t mean you should celebrate just yet.

What you’re going to find out is that a lot of companies out there pay peanuts in exchange for what’s expected of you.  So, don’t buy into the “work at home assembly jobs with free start kit” claims.

For instance, I found some companies that were willing to pay you $2 per assembled toy, but in reality, it took more than 45 minutes to assemble the toy.  You do the math here.  Do you want to make $2 per hour?

Even if the company is legitimate and they pay out, it doesn’t mean you should sign up right away.

Instead, make sure you figure out your payment first to make sure the hourly rate makes sense.

Final Thoughts

Work at home assembly jobs are very hard to find and are often not recommended in the work from home community, so don’t be surprised if you find anything at all.  Even if you do, it may not be worth your time.

I wouldn’t recommend it as my first choice, but if you followed some of my tips mentioned above, you may be able to find a local company that’s looking for some at-home help.  In many cases, you will have to work outside of the home.  Again, do the math to see if it makes sense!  It’s going to be rare, though.

In the end, if you really want to work at home assembling something, I would just recommend you start up your own craft business, where you could technically craft your own unique goods and sell them on your own, eventually setting a price that works for you.  That way, you’re working from home, assembling goods and being your own boss.  It’s really a win-win.

As always, if I’m missing any information and/or you want to add your comments, you’re more than welcome to so in the comments below.  I would especially love to hear from you if you ever assembled goods from home.

In the meantime, I would recommend you check out other work from home opportunities as there are a TON of them out there aside from at-home work assembly.  Best of luck!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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