Are you interested in freelance typing, transcription or secretarial work but don’t know how to get work? Are you afraid of home business scams?The Internet has facilitated working from home. Modern technology such as email and cell phones makes it easy to communicate with employers. Work is often delivered through email or mailed by Priority mail and other specialized mailing services. Anyone with a computer, internet connection and computer skills can now telecommute, work from home and provide freelance services for global entrepreneurs and business owners.You can find an abundance of at home jobs and freelance work at home on the internet. But online home work opportunities demand close scrutiny. Although many web sites provide legitimate work at home, many are scams. Be skeptical, educate yourself on how to avoid scams, and learn to distinguish work at home scams from legitimate work at home.Avoid Ads That Promise Easy MoneyAvoid enticing ads promising “easy money” and “no experience necessary” home work and vague offers that don’t explain what work you’ll be doing from home or what information you’ll be getting.Medical transcription provides legitimate work from home but you have to know medical terminology. And to make a good living from medical transcription, you have to be able to transcribe or type fast and set up shortcuts. You can avoid extensive training by providing general transcription work instead of medical.To provide secretarial services or VA services, you need to have a decent knowledge of a major word processing program like Word, have typing skills and good spelling and grammar skills.Here are some ways to find legitimate work from home
Ask your current or previous employers for at home work. Your employer already knows you and knows your experience and skills.
Consider starting your own business. Look for a home-based business that matches your skills, experience, and interests. This is the best way to create at home work.
Provide freelance services. Look at freelance job boards like Upwork (previously Elance) and Guru.
Check classified ads sites like Craigslist an others who list thousands of telecommuting and work at home jobs.
Freelance work is often associated with freelance writing but today you can provide a wide range of freelance services from home.Analyze your experience and skills when considering what freelance work or home business is right for you. What skills do you already have that you could use in a home business? What skills did you use in previous jobs? Do you have computer, accounting, graphic design, word processing or secretarial experience? Start a home business around those skills!Here are some freelance services you can provide from home if you have typing skills: home-based secretarial services, virtual assistant or VA services, medical transcription from home and general, non-medical transcription. Secretarial services often provide business transcription or legal transcription if they have worked in the legal or paralegal field.If you have basic Web design skills, you can start an internet business. Popular internet businesses include promoting affiliate programs and selling on eBay.The possibilities to provide freelance services and work from home are endless. Be creative.