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 FlexJobs.com at press time.
4 Tips to Avoid Scams
- 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)
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.