Along with retired persons and stay at home parents, job seekers with disabilities often want to explore work from home job opportunities. Access to transportation, transportation cost, wanting to limit time away from home and travel challenges are just a few of the reasons.
If you're interested in work from home, it's important to be aware that some opportunities are not legitimate. Here are some tips to help you spot scams and resources to help you find a work from home job.
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:
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.
ConvergysWorkatHome.com: Work at home providing customer care, human resources and accounting services
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
K12: Online teaching opportunities