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Best Work-At-Home Jobs

6 Surprising Home-Based Gigs

If you're, say, a creative type, or fluent in French or Spanish, you could be in demand. These positions were being actively recruited on at press time.

  • Artistic: Video Editor/Organizer (YourTango); Distance Education Instructor, Music (John Hopkins University)
  • Bilingual: Bilingual Customer Care Specialist (Xerox); Content Translator (Airbnb)
  • Philanthropic: Membership Associate (Girl Scouts); Event & Outreach Coordinator (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

4 Tips to Avoid Scams

Stories abound of people looking for work-from-home opportunities getting bilked out of cash. Be aware that if an "opportunity" sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You should also see red flags if:

  • You are asked for money up front.
  • There is no official job description (or it's very vague).
  • Major earnings are promised for minimal work hours.
  • No qualifications are required.

Originally published in the August 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.