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Perfect job waiting for you at home

By Emily Pantelides bio | email
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(WFLX) - If you are out of work or just looking to make some extra money, the answer may be at your home computer.

There are plenty of work-from-home scams out there. But, if you know where to look, you can get a legitimate job working from the comfort of your own home.

Stephanie Broadnax used to make the drive to her office every day. But, as the single mom's twins began to get older, she wanted the freedom of setting her own schedule and working from home. "It was very time consuming with a full time job and coming home, cooking dinner, going to their sports functions."

So, she got online. "There are paralegal jobs, pharmacy, teaching, customer service, writing, blogging. There are a lot of jobs from home."

She just didn't know which companies to trust, so a friend already working from home held her hand through the process. "And, then, I started networking with other coworkers who told me which jobs to apply for, and it starting coming like that."

Now, she has four "clients" as she calls them working an average of 50 hours per week on data entry, customer service and technical support. "I've made double the income at home than when I worked outside the home."

Along with Working Solutions, the company Stephanie works for, others that get high marks from the Better Business Bureau are: Convergys, Alpine Access and Arise.

Stephanie got lucky, but, according to the Better Business Bureau, the majority of these offers are not the real deal. "As soon as you go to the Web site that's when their professionalism kicks in, and they are trying to sell you - sell you an idea."

The idea that you could make thousands without leaving the house. But, Bartholomy says, you need to read the fine print carefully looking for two red flags.

First, how much the company claims it will pay you. "The majority of legitimate jobs, they're making $10 to $20 for clerical. If anyone is promising thousands, as enticing as that may be, step back and say, 'Who is making that - show me'. And they can't."

The second red flag is if a company asks you for money before you start work - whether it's for training, software or simply the opportunity. "It's supposed to work the other way around. They pay you; you don't pay them."

The Better Business Bureau tells us the most legitimate work at home offers come from your current employer giving you the chance to do the work you do now from home. They say that's the best place to start.

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