How Home Assembly Jobs Work

For those of you curious about how home assembly jobs work, I have decided to write you a brief overview. People that have never worked for a home assembly company before typically think that it’s as easy as signing on with the company, putting together relatively easy to assemble projects, and sending them back whenever they feel like it to get paid. I would have to say that is the more glamorized vision of how things are done. Let’s now take a more realistic approach into the world of work at home assembly jobs.

How to get started. It’s as easy as signing up with a company, one might think. Not so fast. Any legitimate home assembly company knows that home assembly is not for everyone. Before they’ll even consider putting you on their pay list you are required to complete a test kit to see if you’re even capable of assembling their products. If the word “capable” sounds a bit scary, it should. Most work at home assembly products are not easy to assemble for the average person. If the products were that easy to make, these companies wouldn’t be outsourcing to you in the first place. Don’t let that discourage you though. Like any job, it takes a while to learn how to do, and if you stick at it you’ll eventually be able to assemble whatever they throw at you. Just know that there’s usually a decent leaning curve.

But anyway, getting back to the subject at hand, you will have to pay for this test kit that they send you. Sometimes the test kit is refundable, sometimes it’s not. The test kits always contain very detailed instructions on how to assemble a product and usually will include a finished sample product so that you’ll know exactly how your item is supposed to look after it’s fully assembled. In all of the work at home assembly jobs I have tried, this already finished product has been a life saver for helping with your assembly of their product. Once you have finished how ever many units that the company requires in the test kit, you then must send it back to the company for inspection. The shipping and handling is non-refundable most of the time.

Once your test kit gets approved, it’s time for step two, purchasing the materials to make your first complete shipment of product. Purchasing?! you’re probably thinking. Yes, you must pay for the items needed to make your product. The people who own these companies operate a business and can’t afford to give you materials for free, even though you’ll be paid for them later. I have yet to run across a home assembly job that doesn’t make you pay for the materials in advance. But don’t think that makes home assembly jobs an instant rip off. You will always be reimbursed for the materials once you have completed your set number of projects. And if for some reason you decide you no longer want to do home assembly, most will usually refund you the money for unassembled materials.

Once you have completed your projects you must send them back in to the company for inspection before being paid. Some companies reimburse you for shipping and handling, some do not. Inspection again, you might be thinking. Why do they need to inspect my work again if they approved my test kit? Once more, this is a business you’re dealing with. They will be selling your assembled products to consumers, some of which have no idea that the company outsources its product assembly. Any good business has quality standards. Having said that, items that are approved by the company you will be paid for. Items that the company does not approve are usually shipped back to you with a quality assurance form telling you why the company feels your work was substandard. If you want to be paid for these items, you will have to fix what is wrong with them and send them back to the company.

If you haven’t noticed, there is a decent time lapse between when you start one of these programs and when you get paid. I would highly suggest not quitting your day job until you’ve received your first paycheck and have a system in place as to when you’ll get paid for your home assembly work. Payment dates depend on the company. Some home assembly companies pay out every Friday, some once a month, some twice a month, and some within a few days of approving your completed project.

And that’s basically how it works. Rinse and repeat the steps to keep your home assembly job going, minus having to buy a test kit before every shipment of materials you order. Home assembly jobs are not for everyone. If you want to make a living off of it then you must treat it like a regular job. You must hone your skills at crafting your products and find a speedy way to produce them while still keeping with the quality standards.