Finding a work at home job

I have been trying to find a job that is not a scam where I can work from home when I feel good. Does any one have any ideas? I have a BS in business, but I am currently on SSDI. It helps pay the bills, but does not leave much room for emergencies. I would get a part time job but don't know how much I could make with out loosing my SSDI. It took 2 years and an attoreny to get it. But if I could find a job that I could do from home, on my good days, I would feel better about myself. Thanks for the help.


I know I posted a link to this before but it got knocked out. I hope it's allowed, as it's a legitimate site to go to in order to learn how to do things. The site is E-How.

Note: E-How is a separate site from the places it mentions as work sources, as far as I am aware. E-How is an online site that tells you how to make things, write resumes, etc. It's a reputable site.

Here's the article:

Legitimate Home-Based Jobs

By Julie Richards, eHow Contributor
Legitimate Home-Based Jobs thumbnail Leigitmate home-based jobs require a quiet area to work.

Legitimate home-based jobs exist, and with research you can weed out the real jobs from the scams. Legitimate employers require tax forms to be signed and notarized. These forms are kept on file so your earnings are reported and you receive a W-4 or schedule 1099 tax form at the end of the year. The only fee a legitimate home-based company may charge is for a background check prior to employment. Work-at-home scams promise untold wealth within days of starting the job. A legitimate employer pays a realistic salary for honest work. Job opportunities vary, and so do the hours. Some companies offer only seasonal work, while others provide as much work as you desire.

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    • Tutoring jobs are available online through companies like and The companies hire teachers and college students to provide support for elementary through first-year college students. The tutoring position lets you work from home. Other online tutoring jobs exist through companies like and Online tutoring companies might require that you create a curriculum for your students and keep it updated.

    Home Party Planning

    • Mary Kay Cosmetics and popular plastic container brands both got their start by direct selling through a home party plan. Hundreds of companies, like Pampered Chef and Scentsy, have representatives selling their products at home parties. As a representative, you work from home and schedule parties, where you give a sales presentation. You make a percentage of the sales from the party. Some direct sales companies provide you with a website so your customers can order any time. Most home party planning companies require that you buy a starter kit that includes enough supplies to host your first party. The benefit to this type of work is you earn money every time someone buys a product. The downside is finding customers to host the parties.

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Thank you for the help. I have not had a chance to look into it yet. Have been trying to get help from SWIRCA - South West Indiana Regional Council on Aging, but they also help people who are on disability like me. They are sending someone out for a in-home visit to see what I can qualify for. They have access to resources that hopefully I can get. The program that I thought that was going to help us put in a new furnace will not, ours die, but I was able to nurse it along until we did not need it, because we live in a moble home that is not on a foundation. Went to the site and found several agencies and grants that I might be able to use. It seems if it is one thing it is another.