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Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

How to Find a Legitimate Work From Home


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Check out companies before you apply for jobs working at home to be sure they are legitimate.

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Interested in finding a work from home job? There are legitimate work from home jobs available. However, before you apply, it's important to carefully research the company to make sure the job is legitimate and not a scam designed to take your money or your personal information.

Types of Legitimate Work From Jobs

There are companies that hire employees directly to work from their homes. Legitimate work from home jobs include customer service, recruiting, sales, scheduling, technical, writing, marketing, and telemarketing positions.

A home based agent, for example, works from a home office gathering, entering and confirming customer information, answering customer questions, resolving issues, providing customer care, engaging in live chat, responding to email, and handling calls with customers.

Other work at home jobs that are for real include call center jobs, online tutor jobs, transcription jobs and virtual assistant jobs.

Finding Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

How can you find legitimate work from home job listings? Here are sites you can use to look for work at home job openings, but do be careful and research each and every company to make sure it and the job are legitimate.

Getting Paid

Some companies pay an hourly rate. In other cases, the jobs are part-time, commission-based, or pay a lump sum for a completed project.

Work at Home Job Search Tips
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You may see advertisements for work at home jobs on this page, because that's the topic of the article. Just because you see an ad here, that doesn't make it a legitimate company. Carefully investigate companies that you are interested in.

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