Legitimate work-from-home jobs include working as an administrative assistant, writing, transcribing or working as a customer service representative. Other work-at-home jobs include working as a Web developer, travel agent, tutor or franchise owner.
Someone with previous writing skills can often find work writing for blogs or company websites. Sometimes writers are paid per post, while others may get a contract to write for one company. Transcription is available in a variety of fields, but someone with extensive knowledge of the health care industry can usually make more money than a general transcriptionist. Customer service from the home involves taking calls from clients who need support with a product or service.