Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

By Rodney Parks | Work From Home

Jul 26

From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Are you looking for legit work from home jobs? As discouraging as it can be, there are many fraudulent opportunities out there on the web, but don’t give up as there are real jobs available.

They’re Not All Legit Work From Home Jobs

help finding a jobFor anyone that is looking for legit work from home jobs or opportunities, then you are in luck. Being a single full time parent and losing my job, I realized a work at home job was ideal. Sadly during my searches, hundreds of scams and fake promises came my way. That inspired me to find out where the real jobs and opportunities are.


Watch Out For This Scam

If you see this ad below, RUN, TURN AWAY, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!! This is the biggest make money online scam on the web. It changes names quite often but always looks like this. It will not, in anyway help you, it is there just to take your money.

work at home education scam



Tips On How To Spot The Wrong Opportunities

Search EnginesNo matter what type of job you may be seeking, the internet is the strongest search tool to use. “Low life scammer-opportunist” try and prey on people that are in need of work or want to better their lives. They rely on your desperation to get what little money you have left.

You will see a link in a search claiming they have “Legit Work From Home Jobs Available”, only to find it’s a scam. Hopefully you see how this is a scam, because they are wanting your money to hire you. You would never have to pay to work somewhere. Another tip off to it being a scam is, offering a big hype payoff if you give them your money.

You need to be aware of these scammers and know what to look for. Marketing is all about offering something that others want or need. People seeking an at home income is a need, which make them a big target.

If it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is. If you are being asked for money or asked for access to your bank account, it is a scam. Again, why should you pay an employer to work for them just for them to turn around and pay you? Makes no sense…

Phone Scams

My favorite scams are the phone calls you will get. Their offer is an opportunity that will have you making 6 figures by the end of the month. There is that asking you to pay them for a job again. The laughable part of the call is, if the program was really that awesome, wouldn’t those callers be rich?

Times You Would Pay For A Job

Now, there are times you would pay for jobs, well sort of. There are businesses that have compiled list, that are always current, of legitimate work from home jobs. These list are quality controlled, so they will be real opportunities and filtered from spam ads.

There is an organization that does provide quality control leads to online jobs. You do have to pay a small membership fee but the cost would be far less than going to an employment agency. To learn more about it, CLICK HERE.

Here are a few tips on what to look for to avoid being scammed

Limited Time Only Offer:

When you see an ad that tells you that you have to “Act Now” or this offer will be gone, let it go. Being a solid and real product or service, why sell it for a short time?

Any sales page that has a countdown timer, avoid it. I have let the timer count down to zero and tested the buy now button after an hour. Amazing how it still works, or refresh the page and the counter starts all over again.


The offer should have a name or testimonials, if not, something is wrong. Research should be easy for a product or service if it is legitimate. There is no reason to hide the name or what it does, if a product or service is on the level.

Job Description:

The ad offer should be clear on the type of opportunity, or at least what you would be doing. Regardless if you are applying for a job online or at a physical location, you want to know the job description. You wouldn’t apply to be a brain surgeon if your whole back ground is in landscaping would you? Better yet, why would they want just anyone for a specific job like that?

Location Offers In Your Area:

Look out for this fraudulent ad. “Make money from home opportunity, give us your zip code or city to see if there are any spaces available”. Unless this is with a real known company that may require you to make office visits, there is no sense in location availability. You are online, meaning you can work from anywhere.

How Much You Can Make:

When the ad starts off and spends most of the time showing you all the money that can be made, walk away. Even though you are looking to make you money, watching hype on screen doesn’t prove the authenticity of the product.

Photoshop and many video editors can easily manipulate reports. Seeing and hearing all about how much money can be made has nothing to do with what you are looking for. These type ads are scams.

In addition to all that hype, there are also the video ads to watch for. The ones where the actor is in a 10,000 square foot house, driving a Ferrari and has a private jet. All of these type ads are hype and scams. An incentive to get you pumped to give them all your money. Their offer is fake and will never make you a dime.


Other Scams To Watch For

MLM (Multi Level Marketing):

Multi-Level Marketing is a long word or phrase for “rip off”. There are many of these type opportunities and even though some could possibly make you money, the work is unethical and usually very difficult.

The premise of a MLM is for someone to incorporate others into buying into something, so that they can incorporate others and so on. In other words, give me money and then go out and get others to give you the same amount of money and I get a percentage of what you get. That person in turns promotes the same thing and it becomes a pyramid.

MLM’s are also know as “Pyramid Schemes“, “Ponzi Schemes“, “Network Marketing” and “Referral Marketing“.

There are MLM offers that involve real products so there is something tangible. However the catch is, you can’t sell just the product by itself. Even though it may be a great product, it is a requirement that a membership has to be sold to access the product.

MLM’s have a short life. The market gets saturated and the business comes to an end. These type schemes are transactions of money that nothing tangible is really obtained. Sadly the people on the bottom of the chain are the ones that paid for ones on top. Best advice is to avoid MLM’s.

Posting Links:

Any Ad that claims all you have to do is just post links and you will be making tons of money are scams. There is no such thing as making money posting links. Anything that say all you have to do is copy and paste is a lie. The closest thing to a job posting links, would be a Social Media Manager. And there is a lot more to that job than just posting links.

These posting link type opportunities are not legitimate. It is yet again they are wanting you to pay to for a job. Many of these type offers say they need your help to get all these links posted. If they need your help, they should be paying you to post links.

Money Laundering:

Money laundering schemes are very sneaky. They never want you money, in fact they want to give you money. For someone needing a job, this can be very tempting. Have seen or heard of emails that claim someone died and has named you as the beneficiary?

You may have also seen emails or online legit job offers that are check processing agencies. Their ad is that they are looking for employees or partners. These are all dangerous scams. The whole goal is to get you to either use your back account or open one or more bank accounts under your name. This is so that they can process fraudulent checks in them.

What will happen, once the bank catches on, you are the one left holding the bag and the fines. You will lose all of your savings or even jail time can occur. Also understand why money laundering is so incredibly bad. Terrorist use money laundering to keep their capital up to buy weapons, do you really want to help that cause? Drug and sex trafficking also use this process to fund their operations.



legit work from home jobsLegit Work From Home Jobs

After a some long hours of research I wanted to put together a list of real jobs you can look into. You should think about what type of job would fit you best. There are some survey type jobs that are legitimate, not a big fan of them but I will list them. However, keep in mind, the pay is very little and take up a lot of time

Survey type jobs and Website Tester type jobs are not profitable. They consume more time than they are worth, considering your per hour rate and freedom. Both type jobs, especially the Website Tester, only are available when they email you. So it isn’t like you can do them all day and make a big paycheck. It is on a first come first serve type basis, which makes it very inconsistent.

One of the more common ways people have tried for legit work at home jobs, is eCommerce. If you are not sure what that is, think of eBay, Amazon, Shopify and many sites like those. There are several ways to getting started selling products online, to learn more go to my page on eCommerce.

Actual Telecommute Jobs:

Virtual Assistant

These type of jobs can include composing and responding to emails. Creating and distributing business related documents. Responding to media and business inquiries. Writing and creating content, and more task along these lines. Check out Upwork and Zirtual

Medical Transcriptionist

Medical transcriptionists earn around $35000 annual, many work from home. Most are able to work at home, at their convenience. Since the job is transcribing, you listen to recorded medical dictation. The job would require you to have a computer, desk, and headphones. So if you have this background and or willing to take a course in this field, this is an ideal job. Check out McKesson and UnitedHealth Group Careers


People that are fluent in more than one language can translate audio files or documents. “Companies can access home based translators with these language skills without being held back by geographic location.

Look for companies like 1-800-FLOWERS  or  Working Solutions

Travel Agent

Running a home-based travel agency can be an excellent business, look up MTravel or check out KHM Travel Group and Carnival Cruise Lines

Data Entry

A wide variety of businesses need workers to enter various data into their systems. The data is usually inventory or shipping tracking. Or it can be to create business plans, or do performance analysis.

Check out Freelancer or Upwork

Call-Center Representative

A wide range of companies need people who can perform call center duties. That usually consist of answering the phone at all hours, assist customers, and process orders. Since more and more businesses are operating online, a growing need for customer service telecommute jobs are on the rise. Check out Freelancer and SimplyHired.

Tech support specialist

If you are technically inclined and savvy, and have patience to work with people with computer issues. This could be a job for you. More and more companies are now hiring remote support specialist like Telenetwork or Support.com


If your written English is good and you enjoy putting your thoughts on paper, a writing job may be perfect for you. Usually it involves writing blogs and articles on behalf of different clients for search engine optimization.

BKA Content
Article Document
Crowd Content


Legal Transcriptionist

A legal transcriptionist is provided with an audio file and required to convert it into written form. Unlike with medical documents, legal transcribing work usually doesn’t need a specialized certification. However, excellent English skills are required. Upwork

Survey Taker

You might take an opinion poll, answer questions about shopping habits or review a product. You’re generally paid in cash by (PayPal or mailed check), or with points that can be redeemed for gift cards.


Website Tester

A company will give you instructions in order to test a website. Once you have done so, your work is to provide feedback to the owner of the site. The owner is usually looking to see if their site is easy to navigate and also intuitive.



My Opinion On Website Tester And Surveys

I have tried both the Survey and Website Tester Jobs and I hated them. You are at the mercy of the companies. What I mean is, you can’t just tackle what you want when you want. They send you emails of what survey to take or site to test.

Unfortunately this email isn’t solely to you, it is broadcasted to everyone, so it becomes a race to get it first. This means you have to stay glued to your email client all day. That wouldn’t be too much to ask for if the pay was great.

Low Pay

For example; most surveys on the average pay $0.50 each, some less, some more. They can take up to an hour on some. The website testing also takes a lot of time, plus is not intuitive. Many of them require you to record yourself talking about your experience as you test the site. The next step is waiting for approval. I never had one that was approved, and I build websites.

If you are a high school kid, retired or just someone that has nothing to do all day, then these jobs might be for you. Just don’t expect much more than money for a Coke. I find these a complete waste of time. Surveys on the average can add up to $150 a month. However some of that is in gift cards.


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  • Ruta Gupte says:

    I’m definitely going to dive deeper into working from home. Thank you!

  • Nubiago says:

    This is great information. Thank you!

  • Nice Post. Useful Info.

  • Debby Winter says:

    I love you site, it’s compact and slick and creative! I have been working from home for over 20 years mostly SEO and marketing, yes it can be done!

    • Rodney Parks says:

      May I ask, what kind of SEO work are you doing? Are you into affiliate marketing or ecommerce?

  • Erin says:

    You have some links for writing jobs that I had not heard of. Interesting leads. Good post.

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