Whatever you are a mother who does not want to leave the kids in someone else's care, are toying with the idea of ​​giving your boss the kiss-off, or simply have fear about rising fuel prices, chances are you have considered working from home . But doing what? You want a job, not a ruse.

So, what kind of job could you work from home, really? If you've spent time trying to answer that question, you've probably come up empty-handed or frustrated to the gills with gimmicks and nonsense. A very high percentage of "work at home" sites and propositions are schemes to make money in and of themselves, and you're not the one getting the income. Keep in mind that most legitimate companies will not require you to pay an upfront fee to get involved, and especially before you know anything about the offer. Here are a few ideas:

Thankfully, there are legitimate ways to work from home. Nearly all of them begin with up-to-date technology that you probably have in your home right now: a computer, a high-speed internet connection and a telephone line that can be dedicated for work use. Many of these jobs offer flexibility, where you set your own hours and decide when to work. Companies are finally starting to get it: there's an incredible work out there ready to be taped, and it can save them money.

If customer service is up your alley, seek out one of the many third-party outsourcing companies that provide customer service support to major companies. These companies hire agents that work out of their homes. Calls are routed to your line when you have indicated that you are available to work. Depending on the company, there may even be benefits and a 401 (k) plan, or you may be considered a freelance worker, in which case benefits are not offered. But the benefits of fielding calls in your pajamas or not having to scrape off that icy car are definitely valuable enough.

Those adept at word processing or typing are valuable assets to companies that require this service. Freelance writing is still an ever-popular choice. If you have been told a million times before that you are a great writer, take a little time to search out the valid opportunities out there. There are many. Also, in a world of so much information and little time to make sense of it, the job of data entry is ever important.

If you are one of the few, the brave that do not mind the cold calling market, telemarketing is still a good way to make money. Another option is that of an online juror. Some attorneys and law consultants hold mock trials to get an idea of ​​how cases might turn out. Look into this if the justice system is something you have interest in.

Medical transcriptionists listen to dictated recordings by medical professionals and accurately type them out so that the information is included in medical records and other official reports. This was previously done by secretaries and other administrative personnel on site. The internet is becoming a popular tool, where dictation is swiftly sent off to transcriptionists who have a quick turn around time for approval by the client. The good thing about this job is that by paying attention to inconsistencies, you could actually prevent something harmful.

Online tutoring is catching on, and if you have a good tutoring skills look into sites that offer this type of position. Make a difference while making money is the ideal situation.

When looking for a home work job, make sure you check out the company's background and have a clear idea of ​​who you're dealing with. Ask a lot of questions about who the money is coming from and what exactly you'll be doing before you agree to anything.