Work from Home Guide: A list of legitimate work-at-home jobs

The trend of working from the comfort of home is increasing day by day, mainly because it saves a lot of time and money which is wasted on traveling to work each day.This has only become possible due to the recent developments in the tech industry which have allowed us to connect even if we are physically apart or located on the other side of the world.

Majority online workplaces experience fewer sick leaves, higher productivity and also save costs efficiently as compared to office-based workplaces. According to a survey conducted by the London Business School and Deloitte in 2014, the experts formed an estimation that by the year of 2020, half of the workplaces will be virtual.

A list of legitimate work-at-home jobs

There are thousands of legitimate firms and companies that offer work from home facilities belonging to different professions of the world from tech to medical and even law. Given below are the top legitimate companies and firms that you should apply for a virtual job at a handsome pay.

1. Amazon.com Inc.

Amazon has employed more than five lac people from around the globe out of which the majority is performing their tasks from the comfort of their home. Only the workers employed at the headquarters of Amazon which is situated in Washington are working directly from the office.

2. Chegg Tutors & Tutor.com

These sites offer an excellent opportunity to work from home by tutoring students online. They allow you to find students, tutor them and collect your payments through their platform.

3. Studygate.com

If you want to earn some serious money by tutoring students without having to travel then, Studygate.com is your ideal platform. It allows you to find students in your subject of expertise, allows you to decide your own rate, connects you with the student virtually and makes sure that you get paid on time.

4. ConvergysWorkatHome.com

Through this site, you can efficiently work from home and provide billing services, work in human resources and provide customer care to clients of some multinational companies.

5. EasyShiftApp.com

Get paid to shop from home. Yes, you read that right. At this platform, your designation is of an on-demand undercover shopper. You will be assigned shifts during which you will have to go and visit certain stores to check and report if that company’s products have been displayed correctly. You can easily earn up to ten dollars per shift.

6. MusicXray.com

If you are a fan of music and over the age of thirteen then this is the perfect freelancing job for you. Through this site, you can earn money by listening to music and leaving good enough reviews on it. Sounds fun, right?

How to avoid getting scammed online?

Even though work from home jobs are convenient, there is still a dangerous side to it, such as scammers. It is easy to scam people over the internet by refusing to pay after taking all the work. The most popular out of these scams are the jobs which ask for a “refundable” registration fee before they send you the tasks. Typically, that amount is more than what they are offering as a monthly salary.

The best way to avoid getting scammed is to find work from legitimate sites like the ones mentioned above. Even if you are going to take outsourced assignments, make sure to ask for proof of a previous payment. Another way you can assure yourself is by connecting with other freelancers and asking them to refer you to their employers.

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