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Yes, there are real work at home jobs on the internet. But the ratio of scams to legitimate work at home jobs is estimated at 42 to 1. That means that you have to go through 42 advertisements and only 1 will be legitimate.
Legitimate work-at-home or home-based jobs are obtained the same way as a traditional job. You apply for job that you are qualified for with the necessary skills and knowledge by filling out an application and submitting a resume to obtain an interview for employment.
 Employment scams and Work at home schemesThere are no easy and quick way to make money online. Most advertisements for paid surveys, typing at home, typing ads are scams, to take your money. Claims of making large dollars amounts "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is". Those are the people making money online, they usually are affiliate links, they make a commission selling this information. Beware of ads that promise employment results, many misrepresent services, promote outdated or fictitious job offerings, or charge high upfront fees for services that will not lead to a job. Employment services may use such terms as employment agency, personal placement service, executive search firm, or executive counseling service. Be suspicious of any employment service that promises a job, even if they guarantee refunds. Do not give out your credit card or bank account information. A potential legitimate employer will not request your bank account, credit card or Paypal account number. High-paid job opportunities for people who lack significant experience in a particular field, are virtually nonexistent. Legitimate businesses seeking to fill jobs will not ask for money up front; use post office boxes, instead of physical addresses; make promises of employment and guarantees of refunds; or charge fees for giving you a job. If someone wants money to tell you how to make money online, it's a scam. No legitimate company needs money for someone to work online.

Work at home jobs - there are no easy jobs. The top work at home scams are: stuffing envelopes, data entry, reading email, assembly or craft work, medical billing. Offers of high dollars salaries. If it sound to good to be true, then it is. Never pay a fee for an offer of a job. A legitimate job pays you. A legitimate job offer might need a background check - which you would be required to pay.

Most require some experience or the knowledge of acceptable practices.

Blogging - You can blog on the Internet - create your own blog for free at blogger.com, create a niche blog with good content and you can monetize with Adsense or affiliate sales. Get paid to blog at Payperpost.com allows you to receive a percentage of the revenue, which is generated from advertising associated with content that you post..

Virtual Assistants - work involves administrative duties, travel arrangements, transcription, correspondence, and other services that can be done remotely through email and phone for small business owners and executive-level professionals needing personal assistants. You can work as an independent contract or check these websites: Virtualassistantjobs.com and Teamdoubleclick.com

Writing Articles - You can get paid to write articles - Associatedcontent.com and Helium.com are sites that pay, Myessays.com and Writerfind.com also have various assignments.

Freelance Work = writing for magazines, publications, newsletters, or newspapers. If you have an interest or knowledge in a particular subject - fashion, food, travel, gardening, beauty -many websites will work with freelancers and need writers for reviews on products or new releases. Contact the editors of the publications Review their writers guidelines and submit samples of your writing. Salary is based upon experience. Editors with experience can look for projects on these sites - Cyberedit.com and Editfast.com .


Home based customer service agents - among the companies to explore:
Alpineaccess.com
Liveops.com
Workingsol.com
Arise.com
Accoladesupport.com
Customloyal.com
Sciathome.com
Overflowusa.com
Acddirect.com
Westathome.com
Convergysworkathome.com
Hirepoint.com
Callcenteroptions.com
Scilive.com/call-center-careers
Ictgroup.com
Mintel.com (freelance researchers)
Xactservices.com
Vipdesk.com
Voicelog.com
Securecallmanagement.com
Lunarpages.com
Initialcall.com
Teamdoubleclick.com
Intelemark.com
Publicopinionresearch.net
Cloud10corp.com
Telereachjobs.com
Thecallcenterinc.com
Teletech.com
Brightenemployment.com

Work from home resources -
Womenforhire.com
Wahm.com
Ratracerebellion.com


Advice from other contributors:
  • I want to tell you that there is no permanent job is available on the internet. But you can still earn online.I shall prefer you not to invest a single penny online.But you should join those programs or sites that are free and require no membership fee.
  • There are hundreds of free earning sites, but it is very difficult to find sustainable and reliable sites that pay you and do go away.
  • Think for a moment that when you are earning online for free, actually it is not free. Because, you are investing, your time, your energy and doing some task for someone and as a result you are rewarded money. So if you invest your precious time for making money but at the end you find it a scam giving the result zero, it disheartens our believe. So when ever you start earning online, confirm that the program you are joining whether it is trust worthy or not.
  • There are all sorts of websites that can help you along. www.wahm.com (message board, telecommuting folder), (on the right there are tons of categories with companies that hire workers from home ongoing and daily job leads, (must register but once you do go on the message board in telecommuting folder and there are all sorts of jobs and help),
  • Depends on your definition of "job".....There are many work at home business "opportunities". There are some types of home jobs that you see advertised like, stuffing envelopes, typing, taking surveys, etc...but from what I have heard, these are mostly not very profitable...
  • Some land based companies are now offering positions to employees to work at home.....Just have to look in classifieds for those...

Most are scams, or misleading.
Do your research.
Join forums, avoid Spam offers, and find people that are doing it.

Their are some that are hard to land, but great if you can, like "REAL" 'Secret Shopper' assignments, or data entry.

If you are willing to learn, Internet Marketing is a huge opportunity, but there is a right way, and a wrong way, so try to do a LOT of research before you decide to try it.

top work-at-home jobs that have given home-based employees and contractors the chance to excel at their chosen career, not to mention, earn a decent salary. Read on.

1. Allied health care professionals

Allied health care professionals include those who work in the medical transcription, medical billing and medical coding fields. These professionals may work full-time or as a contractor to health care facilities and outsourcing providers. Top job hunting sites Salary.com and Indeed.com estimate the income range of allied health care professionals between $30,000 and $80,000.

2. Software Engineers

Software engineers are responsible for maintaining software and systems. The job ranks number two on Forbes.com's list of top 10 work-at-home jobs that pay. Software engineers earn around $1,549 weekly, which totals to a whopping $85,000 annually.

3. Tax Preparers

Tax preparers perform income tax audits for companies and individuals. Tax preparers rank number 9 on Forbes.com's list of work-at-home job that pay well. Forbes.com estimates tax preparers' median weekly income at $1,061 and annual salary at $31,000.

4. Customer Service Representatives

Customer service representatives are in-demand no matter where you are in the world. And they earn $14.64 an hour ($30,460 annually), according to US Bureau of Labor and Statistics data. This income can go higher especially for customer service representatives who are entitled to commissions. The job is great for people who communicate well and are patient. It is also perfect for people who have no problem with multitasking. Customer service offers a wealth of opportunities for workers, with companies including known hotel chains like Hilton and Best Western using work-from-home representatives.

5. Online Tutor/ Teacher

According to Payscale, tutors earn a median annual salary of $32,519 and an hourly rate of between $8 and $39. The job is perfect for teachers who want to work on their own terms and prefer teaching via online collaboration tools (e.g. Skype, Screencast, Glance) or in a prerecorded video session. Like other professionals, tutors nowadays are entitled to receive paid fringe benefits and paid time offs (PTOs) from their employers.

6. Insurance Claims Specialist/Adjuster

Insurance claims adjusters investigate insurance claims in the best interest of insurance providers and clients. Insurance adjusters can work full-time for companies but they can also be self-employed and work from home. They earn pretty well with a median annual income of $48,789, according to Payscale.com.
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