Smart Woman - Making Money at Home

Published 02/07 2013 07:31AM

Updated 02/07 2013 03:22PM

People that either telecommute or work from home make up 47 percent of the workforce. It's the wave of the future, but when it comes to working from home, what are the newest options and what should you watch out for?

Whatever your skill is, there is a job to match that you can do right from your own home. At, you can become a virtual concierge or customer service representative helping people plan travel, find home improvement contractors, or deal with retail returns. It pays 10-12 dollars per hour. There are job openings like these in all 50 states.

Freelance work can be found at There are thousands of jobs posted that you can submit a work proposal for. We found everything from writing to marketing to web design, consulting, legal jobs, and engineering jobs.On the education front, you can turn your computer into a classroom by becoming a virtual educator. Check out and for more jobs like this.

When looking for work online, the Better Business Bureau warns that you should be aware of possible scams. If a work at home company asks for money upfront, it's a scam.  Another red flag is if the company claims that you can make a lot of money with little effort and no experience. Also, avoid reshipping scams; often the goods are purchased using a stolen credit card.

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