It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish legitimate or real work from home jobs from work at home scams. In this article, you will learn about some legitimate work at home jobs that you may want to consider.

Things You Will Need

You will need a computer and access to the Internet.

Step 1

You may want to work as a tutor for an online tutoring company like Sylvan. If you have a background as an educator and you can prove that you have the proper certification, consider online tutoring as a potential work from home job. This is a growing field, and the number of companies hiring stay at home moms and dads as online tutors is increasing all the time. You can set your own hours and work around your family's schedule.

Step 2

Seek out a home job as a freelance proofreader or editor. If you are detail-oriented and you have previously worked as a professional writer, editor, or proofreader, it's important for you to know that there are many people who write for the Internet and/or for print publications. Not only that, but some of them will pay you to edit their work because they have to work very quickly in order to meet deadlines, and they don't always have time to edit or proofread their own work. The various message boards and websites that target freelance writers often include several job listings for proofreaders and editors as well, so be sure to check them out.

Step 3

Think about becoming a work at home Google Quality Rater. If you have strong analytical skills and you enjoy conducting research on the Internet, Google frequently hires stay at home moms and dads to analyze the quality of their searches. (If you simply Google the term "Google Quality Rater," you can learn much more about this particular position.)

Clearly, there are real work at home jobs out there, but it does take some looking around to find them. If you are seeking more information about work at home jobs, you may want to read this article as well as this piece.

Tips & Warnings

Always do your due diligence by researching every single work at home job lead you come across online before applying or accepting a job offer. What's great is that there are some message boards out there which can help you to week through the many job descriptions to determine which ones are authentic and which ones you may want to avoid completely.