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The Truth about Legitimate, Decent-Pay Work at Home Jobs

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Working at home. That statement sounds sooooooooo good, doesn't it? Many, many people would love to have a legitimate, decent-paying work at home job. For many people, when they think of work at home jobs, they think of scams. There are so many scams out there that it is understandable. However, there really ARE SOME credible, legitimate work at home jobs. There are NOT a lot of them, but there are quite a few that some people have found. This web page will attempt to provide resources that will lead you to legitimate work at home jobs. When reading this web page, we want to emphasize some key concepts:

Websites that Try to Feature Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

Work at Home says that they "provide no cost pre-screened work at home jobs. However, this site is supported by advertisements. We strongly encourage you to do your research for any work at home opportunity or product that requires a fee. Ultimately, our goal is to help you work from home and avoid being scammed! Hopefully you'll be able to achieve this with the job leads, articles, videos & scam avoidance information provided on this site. Good luck on your search."

As we said way above, we believe that the staff of Work at Home honestly work hard at providing lists of legitimate work at home jobs. However, some scam jobs may make their way to the lists. There are advertisements which ARE advertisements and NOT the screened lists of jobs. There are A LOT of links for you to explore because there is A LOT of very, very good helpful information here. Please just take your time and explore the many links at


Mommy Making is operated by Kelly Land who has learned a lot over the years by working at home. Like some work at home websites, this website has "mommy" in the title but like the other work at home websites, this website is for anyone who is looking for home jobs. This website is similar to "working at home" but it is operated by a different person. There is just too much to say about this website, so I encourage you to explore this website. There is A LOT of very helpful information here about work at home jobs. However, watch out for those advertisements. Some of them sure fooled me. the online magazine for work-at-home moms is another great website that features all kinds of information about work at home jobs.

On the upper left corner of the screen is a link to "Work at Home Jobs." This link takes you to a web page that appears to be programmed to search job search engines (like Indeed) that will find jobs that have the term "work at home" in the job description. Sometimes this search strategy works and sometimes it doesn't. However, you can take a look at the list and see if anything appeals to you.

The Forum is another very valuable feature / resource at the WAHM website. Some helpful information about different home jobs appears in these forums.


The Rat Race Rebellion is created and maintained by veteran work at home experts. They, too, provide a list of screen home jobs. There are many featured articles to view. Particular helpful are the articles about SCAMS. Like I said on the previously-mentioned websites, the Rat Race Rebellion is another great website devoted to helping people find legitimate work at home jobs.

The College and Careers' Own List of Work at Home Jobs

After doing our own research, we are going to provide our own list of what we feel can be legitimate work at home jobs. A few on this list are questionable but we will address the credibility, advantages, and disadvantages of each job on the following list. This list is a "work in progress." We will be updating this list and providing more information for each job on this list.

There are some very good websites that will provide some very good information for some of the jobs on this list (SCROLL down the page to see the LIST). We advise you to visit some of the following very good career websites to view career profiles for any job, including the list of work at home jobs that is a little further down this page.

Occupational Outlook Handbook is the Web version of the nationally-recognized reference book that describes what workers do on the job, training and education needed, wages, job prospects, and much more. This is an EXCELLENT source of information. There are a couple of ways to search for a career on this site. The main page is located at
The A to Z Alphabetical Index is easy to use at

America's Career Infonet provides wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market condition, millions of employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library. Please take your time to explore this EXCELLENT source for career information. This site is located at: is another EXCELLENT site to spend some time exploring the links. This site features information about career profiles, colleges, featured articles, career stories as employees share their views on their profession, and a variety of much more information. The main menu is located at Make sure that you visit the Career Descriptions at Another great page is where you can find a list of "Best Careers NOT Requiring a Degree."

Michigan Occupational Reports for Exploration describes what workers do on the job, training and education needed, salaries and job prospects. This site is located at,1607,7-192-29940-64989--,00.html. provides information about occupations as well as allowing you to search jobs by industry and location. This site can be found at is a very good health career site maintained by the American Dental Education Association. Profiles of all kinds of health careers and schools that offer educational programs for those careers are listed on this site at

The List of Work at Home Jobs:

Assembler / Assembly
Automobile Body Shop
Automobile Mechanic
Call Center (Virtual) / Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Computer Programmer / Repair / Support
Child Care
Cosmetology / Barber / Hairdresser
Data Entry Jobs
Interior Designer
Insurance Agent
Massage Therapist
Medical Billing
Medical Coding (Coder)
Medical Transcriptionist (Transcription)
Mystery Shopping / Mystery Shopper
Physical Therapist
Real Estate Agent
Small Engine Repair
Teacher (College) online
Tutor (online)
Virtual Assistant
Web Design

Four Very GOOD Books Covering Work at Home Jobs

There are a lot of books and information "out there" about work at home jobs. The goal of this website is to cut through as much of the tremendous amount of information and provide you with some credible, basic information about work from home jobs. The following three books are some of the best that I reviewed that give very good, credible, relevant information about work at home jobs for anyone who is SERIOUS about trying to find a work at home job. There are other books available, but in my opinion, these three books are worth the money. Each link will take you to Amazon where you can find more reviews for each book. Like most information about work at home jobs, it is up to YOU to determine if the companies listed in these books are legitimate. However, the authors tried to present the most credible, legitimate information that they could find.

Will Work From Home: Earn the Cash without the Commute: is co-authored by well-respected and well-known Tory Johnson who has appeared a number of places such as Good Morning America. This book, as well as the other books listed, will give general, standard information about working at home. I am talking about providing information about the pros and cons of working at home such as a need for self-discipline, personal rewards, and all kinds of things like this. Where this book, and the others listed here, really stand out is the attention to detail on specific work at home jobs such as virtual assistant, customer service representative, mystery shopper, transcription, and more. You get just enough information about these specific jobs as well as a list of companies that you can contact for employment. Personally, I would liked to have seen more information given per specific career and more companies listed, BUT there is enough information here to justify purchasing the book, especially now that I see that Amazon has reduced the price MORE.

The Work at Home Success Bible: A complete guide for women; start your own business; balance work and home life; develop telecommuting strategies: according to the title sounds like so many other work at home job books that will give you a lot of general information and skip the needed specifics. HOWEVER, do NOT be fooled by the long title. This is a very, very good book that gives the standard general information BUT a lot of relevant, helpful information about specific work at home jobs. I really like this book because early on, it states the philosophy of the book which is to provide information about what the author feels are realistic work at home jobs such as customer service representatives, transcriptionists and more. The author tries to stay away from questionable jobs that are associated with scams and are known to provide very little pay, such as data entry and assembly jobs. This book is NOT just for women. This book will provide information about specific home jobs and a number of legitimate companies that supply the work at home jobs. Like I mentioned about the book above, I would like to see more information about specific jobs and companies, BUT maybe I ask for too much. There is very good information within this book for anyone who is serious about finding credible, legitimate, decent-paying work from home jobs.


Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams and Making a Great Living:

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren created and maintains the well-respected Rat Race Rebellion website about work at home jobs. Both authors can be considered experts in the work at home job field. This is a very good book. I am not crazy about some of the title that includes the words "making a great living" because so many legitimate work at home jobs do not pay the best. After doing a lot of research on work at home jobs and seeing A LOT of scams, the words "making a great living" looks a little scamish. HOWEVER, this is a very, very good book. This is NOT a scam book at all. This book differs a little than the others because this book concentrates more on techniques and strategies to FIND work at home jobs.

Medical Transcriptionist: Is it the Right Career for You?

Many people are looking for a credible legitimate work-at-home career. For that reason, we will list this medical transcriptionist ebook on this web page. We have had a lot of people ask us what it is like to be a medical transcriptionist. This ebook will provide a realistic look at the pros and cons of being a medical transcriptionist. Definitely, being a medical transcriptionist is not for everyone. However, there are thousands of medical transcriptionists who are satisfied with this particular career. If you really want to know if you should spend the time, effort, and money on training for this specific work-at-home career, then you owe it to yourself to view this ebook.


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