How can I find a legitimate work from home job?

I have been looking for a long time now. I am very skeptical because of the many scams and up front frees or you have to complete a sponcer ad first. Im 37 with three kids and I have a bad back and liver disease, I need income and working from home is the only hope I have right now. I don't wanna apply for SS at this age. Can someone please help me. God Bless!!!!


Asked by klynnz at 5:48 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • You are right to be skeptical. The only times there should ever be a fee involved is if you are starting a business or a couple of the companies that hire do ask you to pay for a background check.

    There are lists of companies that hire in the work at home section at but be aware.. the competition for these jobs is tough. If you can do project type work you can also check into mechanical turks through amazon. They list a lot of projects that pay and you can get started right away.

    Answer by photomom04 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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    Answer by ravnmommy at 6:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Try the group WORK FROM HOME JOBS here on cafe mom. I haven't gotten a wahj yet but I havn't really tried yet either they tell you where to go from things like customer service jobs, how much they pay, and if there is a charge like a background check.

    Answer by lovinlif at 6:49 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Check out my blog if you like. It has tips on making more money.

    Answer by calicostatue at 2:16 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • hello if you would like to work for a real company thats been around for 23 years than this would be wounderful for you theres no selling no beging people if you really want to work from home than this is for you
    thank you danielle

    Answer by tigger81007 at 8:29 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • I work from home with Work At Home United.
    I'd love to give you more information.
    You can reach me at
    Good Luck!

    Answer by MomsGoneGreen at 11:43 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

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  • Try looking on the Telecommuting forum on the message boards at You may be able to find info. there.

    Answer by bizlady at 12:51 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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    Answer by tafania at 7:31 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

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    Answer by higmommy at 2:02 AM on Jun. 30, 2008

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    Answer by 080583heather at 11:46 PM on Jul. 12, 2008

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