3 Legit Home Assembly Jobs

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You might be wondering about whether or not there are any legitimate home assembly jobs. After all, this type of work could be perfect for a lot of people.

Maybe you like putting things together but have to – or want to – find some work-at-home opportunities. Product assembly jobs can be great work – you’re doing something creative and making something while actually getting paid for it.

If you search online, you’ll find several offers for work-from-home assembly jobs. But are they legit, or are they just scams?

Craft Assembly Jobs

The majority of what you will find for home assembly jobs will consist of assembling craft items such as bracelets.

Here’s how these businesses generally work:

  1. You send the company money in order to get a craft-making kit, instructions and supplies.
  2. Then you assemble your first piece and send it in for assessment.
  3. If your first piece passes inspection, you’re accepted and sent work. If not, the company sends the piece back and has you try again.

Sounds easy enough, right? And if you like assembling things, this could be an interesting money-making opportunity.

The problem is that online reviews and Better Business Bureau ratings all say it’s not as easy as it looks.

Most of the reviews and ratings I found sound off huge alarm bells for these types of companies. Although there were some positive reviews, most were negative and left workers feeling ripped off.

I can’t mention the specific companies here, but I can tell you that the complaints centered around two main issues. The first issue was that workers kept getting their sample craft rejected, no matter how perfect it was.

The sample craft would be sent back over and over again as the workers tried to assemble it up to the company’s expectations.

The second issue was that assembly took much, much longer than the company said it would. The problem with this is that the longer assemble time highly diminishes your hourly pay rate.

When you’re only making $3 or $4 an hour assembly a craft, you might earn more cash by answering surveys. Time is money, so you want to have a work-at-home job that is worth your efforts.

Legit Home Assembly Jobs

That being said, there are some legit home opportunities where you can make extra money by assembling things. Here are some options for you.

1. Start Your Own Crafting Business

If you’re good at putting things together, why not just start your own crafting business? Depending on what you like to do and what you’re good at, this could encompass several ideas.

Here are a few:

  • Make your own jewelry using designs and materials you love
  • Knit, crochet or sew clothing or baby items such as bibs or blankets
  • Take a pre-made product and customize it, such as making tennis shoes sparkle

The great thing about starting your own crafting business is that you have much control over your work. You get to choose your hourly wage in how you set your prices. You can even choose to be full-time or part-time.

And you get to choose which types of products you’ll offer clients. This means you can focus on products that are easiest or most entertaining for you to make.

Luckily, there are several sites you can use to sell crafts online. Sites such as Etsy, Artfire and Handmade at Amazon are three popular sites crafters use to promote their products.

2. Work for Legitimate Companies that Hire Home Assemblers

Some companies, such as Amazon, look for independent contractors who will assemble items for customers.

Amazon Selling Services will help you spread the word if you assemble products from home.

When customers purchase bikes or other items that need to be assembled, they can hire you to do it. But while this is technically legit home assembly work, it’s still business ownership.

You’ll be an independent contractor that is responsible for keeping track of income and expenses. However, if you like the idea of doing this type of work, it could be a good business opportunity for you.

3. Check Job Websites in Your Area

You could also check reputable job websites in your area to see if there are manufacturing companies offering at-home assembly jobs.

When I looked in my major metropolitan area, several assembly jobs were available. Unfortunately, they all required you to go to a work site for the job. None of them allowed people to work at home.

But your area might be different, so I encourage you to check sites such as Monster and Indeed to see available assembly jobs.

This leads me to another topic you should be aware of: at-home assembly and other jobs that are a scam.

Work at Home Scams

Unfortunately, there are unsavory people out there who will prey on your desire for wanting to work from home. Here are some tips that may help you spot a scam job vs. a real job.

Asking for Money Up Front

Most legit jobs won’t ask you to pay anything to start working there. There are exceptions, such as transcription jobs. Before you send any company money to start working there, do thorough research.

Look for online reviews and Better Business Bureau ratings. Check thoroughly before sending anyone any money at all. If you can’t find proof that it’s a reputable company, it’s probably best to stay away.

No Concrete Contact or Location Information

Many online assembly and other job companies that are scam artists will have vague location information. For instance, they won’t have an actual street address listed.

Check websites thoroughly for addresses and phone numbers. Then do an Internet search on those addresses/phone numbers to see if they’re legit.

If you’re having trouble verifying that information, move on.

Beware of Giving Out Personal Information

Both scam companies and legit companies will ask you for personal information such as your Social Security number.

Other companies might ask for a driver’s license or credit card number. Please be very careful about giving out such information. Most of the time, I staunchly warn against giving that type of information to online companies.

Unless you know for a fact that you’re dealing with a reputable company, keep your private information to yourself.

There are Many Legit Work-at-Home Jobs

Although you may have trouble finding work-at-home assembly jobs, there are many other legit work-at-home jobs out there. Here are a few options.

Work as a Customer Service Rep from Home

Many companies, such as U-Haul, hire customer service reps to work from home. If you have the proper equipment (such as a personal computer and a headset), you can help customers from home.

The companies provide all of the training and connect you with their phone system so you can get routed calls. When the calls come in, you use your training to help them and answer their questions.

Do an Internet search on work-from-home customer service jobs to find available opportunities.

Do Data Entry from Home

There are also companies that will hire you to work doing data entry from home. If you click on the link for legit work-at-home jobs listed above, you’ll find information about legit data entry jobs.

While data entry work can be boring, some people find it the perfect at-home job.

Freelance from Home

Depending on your skill set, you could find freelancing jobs that you can work at home. The opportunities for freelancing jobs, you can work from home are expansive.

For instance, if you’re a writer, editor, photographer or graphic designer, there are jobs available for you to apply for. We recommend looking on sites such as Upwork to find freelancing jobs.

You could also advertise your services on social media accounts or contact sites directly to ask if they need help.


In conclusion, while legitimate home assembly job opportunities are limited, there are many other ways to make money at home. In fact, if you search on Well Kept Wallet for “make money at home,” you’ll find hundreds of job opportunities.

Don’t get taken by scam companies that promise home assembly jobs. While some are legit, many simply look for some easy cash – for themselves.

Do your research and don’t fall for the hype. Instead, work to find a legit work-from-home job that fits your skills and interests. It really is very possible to make money from home.

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  1. Yes I have time to do more and would like a shot at this new opportunities

  2. Marilyn Frees says:

    I am a senior who travels sometimes. I would like to know if there are any easy assembly jobs. I am on a fixed income that just doesn’t pay me a lot, especially with gasoline going up and down. Any help, suggestions or advice? Thank you for your time, Marilyn F.

    1. Check the article for more information on how you can get started with an assembly job!

  3. Laura Newhall says:

    Thank you for this valuable information and advice. I am just starting to consider working from home. I am disabled and have learned that I can no longer work at my present job. But as we all know, the bills continue, LOL.

    1. That’s true. The bills never seem to stop. I am glad you find this post helpful to you. We have others on this site as well that might help you work from home or earn a steady income. Make sure you check them out!

  4. Noreen Murphy says:

    I would like an assembly job from home.

    1. Check out the links and information in this post to help you get started with one. Good luck!

  5. I tried surveys, but they do not pay on the big ones or they are no longer available. It’s a lot of time and input for pennies if you get paid at all. I need something to make at least $100 per day. Incoming calls would be alright, but not outgoing. I did that and will never do it again. Oh yeah, heads up – OnlineSurveys is hard to get rid of. I still can’t stop them from sending surveys that are dead end.

    1. You might try the links and other information in this post. Also, we have lots of other posts on this site about ways you can make money. Check them out and good luck!

  6. debra Lefew says:

    Hi. My name is Deborah. I need a job working at home. I have some disabilities and also I’m on a very limited income. I got a divorce after 42 years. He gives me nothing. I really need to do something to fill my time and to help support myself.

    1. Check out the links and information in this post to see if you can find work. In addition, we have lots more posts on our site about ways you can make money. I’m sorry to hear of your tough situation. Good luck!

  7. Mike Cross says:

    I would love a decent job from home. I worked hard in construction for 40 years, but I’m disabled now. I don’t need to get rich, I just want to survive.

    1. Try using the links and information in this post to help you get started. We also have other posts on our site that might interest you. Many are about ways to make extra money from home, get a side hustle, or work from home full time. Check them out and good luck.

  8. Shirley Stratton says:

    My husband’s back is getting so bad that he needs something that is easier on him and I would like to work at home. I’m good at crafts or maybe stuffing things.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that your husband is having back trouble. Try using the ideas and links in this post to help you find other work. In addition, we have more posts on this site that can help you make money. Check them out!

  9. Rosa valentin says:

    What type of assembler job are you doing, because I’ve been looking for a long time and everything I find is a scam.

    1. It’s probably true that there are a lot of scams out there. Check out the ideas in this post as well as our other posts about ways you can make money from home. Thanks for dropping by and commenting and good luck!

  10. Jozette Singh says:

    Hi, my name is Jozette. I’ve been Looking for an real work at home for an long time.

    1. I hope this post helps you then. However, we have lots of other posts about ways to make money from home. Check some of them out. I hope you find one that works for you!

  11. I’m the best assembler there is and love doing it.

    1. That’s great! You probably make money doing it, then. Good luck to you!

    2. Can you provide the company that allows you to work from home as an assembler?

  12. Yesenea Trejo says:

    I’m ready to work at home. I was in a car accident and need to do something. I can’t walk or stand too long, that’s why I’m looking for work at home. If anyone has a job for me, I’m ready to start like NOW! THANK YOU!

    1. I admire that you want to work rather than just collect disability or welfare. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with collecting that if you need it. But, there are lots of things you can still do. There are a few posts on our site that might help, so be sure to check them all out. Some tell you how to become a proofreader or find work from home including virtual assistant work. Good luck! I hope you find a job that works for you!

  13. Latresa Potts says:

    What are the 3 jobs? The first one is if you want to own your own business, and the second is putting together things for Amazon. There is nothing for number three.

    1. The third is for you to look at job boards in your area where you could potentially find multiple positions. In addition, further down in the post it does mention a couple of other options, such as a customer service representative, doing data entry, and freelancing.

  14. Odessa Pickett says:

    So what are the 3 legitimate work at home assembly jobs? None were listed in this article.

    1. Well, in the article it lists them as numbers 1, 2, and 3. We did not list all of the specific companies as there are so many. We did provide some links that could help you get started, though, such as Amazon and a link to another article of ours that has 20 sites to earn money making and selling craft items. Just follow the links. Good luck!