Five Best Work-From-Home Jobs

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Beyond these resources, I have many others, along with some of the challenges and triumphs, on a specially created section of my Web site on working from home.

There are hundreds of legitimate companies that use home-based workers -- some as employees, others as independent contractors -- so explore what's available before settling on something specific. You must be able to articulate what specific skills you offer and how you want to put them to work. Just saying "I want to work from home" won't land you the opportunities you likely seek.

Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on Good Morning America and the CEO of Women For Hire. Visit her Web site at www.womenforhire.com.

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