Need Extra Income? Best Work-at-Home Jobs

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In addition to the jobs discussed above, Bankrate suggests other legitimate work-at-home jobs, such as: 

  • virtual assistant;
  • medical transcriptionist;
  • translator;
  • Web developer/designer;
  • travel agent; and
  • franchise owner. 

Be Cautious of Work-at-Home Scams 

Everybody has heard the saying "look before you leap." And that definitely holds true when it comes to work-at-home jobs. The FTC warns consumers to be leery of bogus business opportunities and work-from-home advertisements that make outlandish income promises. 

The FTC explains, "When money's tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make ends meet. Some even promise a refund if you don't succeed. But the reality is many of these jobs are scams. The con artists peddling them may get you to pay for starter kits or certifications that are useless, and may even charge your credit card without permission."