Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living

Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living

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by Christine Durst, Michael Haaren
     
 

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Many legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud.

Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home.

Overview

Many legitimate home-based jobs and projects can be found online, but trustworthy guidance is scarce. Worse, with a 56-to-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, the terrain is a minefield of fraud.

Nevertheless, customer service agents, researchers, test scorers, tutors, writers, and concierges are just a few of the many people regularly hired to work from home.

A growing number of Fortune 500 companies, including UnitedHealth Group, American Express, and Northrop Grumman, also hire home-based personnel.

In Work at Home Now, you'll learn:
• The top insider tips on good and bad Google search terms.
• How to find the "needles in the haystack" on Craigslist, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and other big sites.
• Where the real jobs for mystery shoppers, transcriptionists, and similar part-time specialties can be found.
• Scam-spotting tips that even law enforcement doesn't know.

Including interviews with hiring managers and successful home-based workers, Work at Home Now is the ultimate guide to finding the work-at-home job or project you want most.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601630919
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
587,006
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are longstanding leaders in the work-at-home arena. The job-finding workshops they provide the U.S. State Department and the Armed Forces are the basis for this book. Durst appears often on CNN and was featured by Woman's World magazine in 2008 as "America's Ultimate Work at Home Expert." Both authors have also been featured on ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, and in Consumers Digest, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and many other publications. Durst resides in Woodstock, Connecticut, and Haaren in Annandale, Virginia.

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Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
With a 56-1 scam ratio in work-at-home ads, anyone seeking this kind of employment stands more of a chance of encountering fraud than the real deal. Work at Home Now helps the reader find the legitimate companies who hire people to work from their homes with great advice on how to spot the frauds. The book begins with a questionnaire to help the reader assess whether he or she is a good candidate for "telework" which is any work from an unconventional location such as one's home that requires the transmission of workflow through electronic communication. The authors give honest advice on the pros and cons of this kind of work arrangement. The main section of the book is a comprehensive listing of jobs by type and where to find them. I also found the tips on how to do a productive online search and how to use the big online job boards helpful, as well as the information on how to effectively apply for such jobs. Working from home is something I want to pursue and this book provided me with many places to start my search and put me at ease since I now know how to avoid the scams. The authors have done all the hard work for me by investigating which companies are good and which ones aren't. There are no guarantees that this book will help soemone land a job but it's a good place to start and is one I think anyone looking for a job or wanting to supplement their current income with a job from home would benefit from. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited nor was a positive review required.
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