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

( 2 )

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, ...

See more details below
Paperback
$11.10
BN.com price
(Save 25%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $9.00   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-Based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$14.99 List Price

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630919
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 484,367
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Work-at-Home at a Glance 13

Chapter 2 Are You Ready to Work at Home? 17

Chapter 3 Convincing Your Boss to Let You Work From Home 35

Chapter 4 Developing Your "BS" (Big Scam) Radar 47

Chapter 5 Good and Bad Work-at-Home Job Search Terms 59

Chapter 6 Jobs by Type and Where to Find Them 67

Chapter 7 Finding Work-at-Home Jobs on the "Big" Job Boards 171

Chapter 8 Finding Home-Based Jobs on Job Aggregator Sites 185

Chapter 9 Networking for Jobs, Allies, and Friends 195

Chapter 10 Virtual and Telework-Friendly Companies 205

Chapter 11 Freelancing at Home Gig-to-Gig 221

Chapter 12 Making a Little Money on the Side 231

Chapter 13 Your Telework Resume and Interview 247

Chapter 14 Tips From the Trenches 259

Conclusion 269

Appendix: Websites Mentioned in This Book 271

Index 283

About the Authors 287

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted April 9, 2011

    A Good Place to Start

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Hi

    I like trains!!!!!!!! Watch asdf mpvie on youtube now!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)