Does anyone know of any legitimate work from home companies? Positions as a an assistant or in human resources primarily?
I have heard of it but everyone I know who tried it ended up paying for a package or something that didn't amount to any work.
You can do freelance work via sites like odesk.com, elance.com, freelancer.com
They often have postings for virtual assistants and the like.
If you want to become self employed, I suggest you think long and hard about what would you want to do even if you didn't get paid.
I know hundreds of people who liked making things, including my wife and me.
So we made some crafts and went to a local craft show. We made $20 and I was hooked. We did more shows and learned more and made more. Within 6 months we did a show where we made $1,000 in one day!
That was over 30 years ago. We now do shows with professional full time craftsmen and many years we made over 6 figures. Yeah, doing "craft shows".
Beats working for somebody else every day!
This may not be for you, but I am one of the few in America today that can honestly say "I love what I do for a living!"
And it all started by wanting to "work from home".