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Find Work from Home Job Opportunities and Avoid Scams

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Here are some tips to help you spot scams and find work from home job opportunities.

Spotting Job Scams

Never pay to get a job. Never give a smaller amount of money to someone who promises a larger amount of money (or something valuable) in return. Never give bank account information. Those are red flag.

Work from home opportunities often don’t pay much, unless the job demands a high level of skill and experience. If the pay is great and the job requirements vague or easy, those are red flags. Put another way, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is not true. Additionally, working from home usually requires a well running computer with a broadband internet connection. Learn more.

Learn the Signs of a Job Scam

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Legitimate Work from Home Job Opportunities

According to Clark, a consumer advocacy organization, and a survey completed by a work from home job board, here are some opportunities worth looking at (It's important to do your own research.):

Amazon Flex: Pays you as an independent contractor to deliver packages to Amazon Prime customers. You are responsible for gas, maintenance and any other car expenses.

Chegg Tutors and These sites allow you to connect online to students in need of tutoring and teaching remotely using your computer. Work at home providing customer care, human resources and accounting services

Employment Options: AbilityLinks partner Employment Options has opportunities for persons receiving SSDI or SSI

Pro Referral: List your professional services in your local area to provide services for others. (owned by Home Depot.)

Sutherland CloudSource: Work from home customer service opportunities. Virtual call center provider that uses home-based customer service agents. Find clients and freelance jobs offered by small businesses to do IT tasks such as web design, programming, SEO, graphic design and more. Offers home-based contract opportunities for retired insurance industry workers Hires work from home agents for customer service and marketing Hires independent contractor work at home agents for sales and customer service.

Companies that Offer Some Level of Telecommuting





VIPKID: Work from home teaching English as a second language 

LanguageLine Solutions: Employs professional interpreters

Working Solutions

Kelly Services

Sutherland Global Services

UnitedHealth Group

Hilton Worldwide

Cactus Communications





U.S. Department of Agriculture

K12: Online teaching opportunities



BroadPath Healthcare Solutions



Want more ideas? These are the eight fastest growing work at home opportunties according to The Penny Hoarder.