I wrote last month about at-home jobs and how many of them are just scams. You know what I'm talking about. Those jobs which scream out that you can work from home and make a ton of money doing it. Just trying to find out exactly what the job is can be a major chore. Then you find out you have to buy something in order to make something, when all you want is a real job you can do from home.
Are there legitimate at-home jobs out there? Absolutely. You can find some of these by going to Monster.com and just typing in "at home" in the search box. Within the first couple of pages of results you will find many legitimate at-home opportunities, from customer service to ticket sales to data entry to recruiter. Also do a search for "telecommuting" and you'll find other jobs as well.
Another option is to work as a freelancer. Numerous opportunities exist at www.elance.com/ and www.getafreelancer.com/ for all types of jobs, from data entry to photography to web design to writing. You do have to sign up and then bid for the job, but it is one way to put yourself out there to possible employers. Some of the positions turn into more longer-term positions.
These are just a few ways to find work you can do from home.