Several women have asked about working online lately. Mothers who want to spend more time with their children are looking for opportunities to work from home. There are plenty to choose from, but the online world does need serious consideration.
Since the past days of what was once labeled "work from home" jobs, many positions have moved to the internet under new descriptions, such as freelancing and flexible jobs. Prior job offerings were found to be mostly gimmicks bent at luring unsuspecting candidates to buy into high wage advertisements that never paid a fraction of what they offered, if at all. Today's online jobs are different because there is now a market for flexible assignments, and they don't make any outlandish payment promises. In fact, depending on the type of service you're offering, there is a potential to earn at or below market.
Even though the latest internet jobs are more reliable, applicants should still proceed with caution. The trick is to find an assignment on a qualified site that ensures you are paid for your work. The way to go about this is to first find some time for research. A basic internet search for 'flexible' or 'freelance' jobs is a good start. Visit the links that list these jobs and familiarize yourself with the sites. Look for transparency, professionalism, and accountability. You want to work with a site where administrators are easy to contact. You also want to look for sponsorships on the page. Look for recommendations by online magazines and understand why they were selected.Keep in mind that there is a work relationship there as well. No company or media outlet will recommend any product or service unless there's something in it for them.
Another added measure is to ask friends and career counselors to recommend a site as well. Contact your State Department or Corporate Commission and ask for help too.
Working online has become safer, thanks in big part to past exposures of fraud. With the right precautions, and a good profile, you can work from home as you intended to, and get paid for your hard work.