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.
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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 Tutor.com: These sites allow you to connect online to students in need of tutoring and teaching remotely using your computer.
ConvergysWorkatHome.com: 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.
Sykes.com: Virtual call center provider that uses home-based customer service agents.
Upwork.com: Find clients and freelance jobs offered by small businesses to do IT tasks such as web design, programming, SEO, graphic design and more.
WAHVE.com: Offers home-based contract opportunities for retired insurance industry workers
West.com: Hires work from home agents for customer service and marketing
WorkingSolutions.com: 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
Sutherland Global Services
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.