9 Legitimate Work-at-Home Jobs

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Has a personal setback like losing your job or acquiring a disability kept you out of the workforce? Perhaps it's also put you in the sights of scammers who target the unemployed with bogus work-at-home scams. Throughout the past year, unemployment ramped up in the majority of states, and as Associated Press recently reported, only 36,000 new jobs were added to company payrolls in January. With fewer jobs available and consumer costs on the rise, it’s no wonder many Americans are desperate for a new source of income. Working from home can be a great option for Americans who want to cut back on commuting, juggle parenting duties and make a little extra cash on the side, but that’s not to say it’s for everyone. It takes real discipline to balance the comfort of being at home with the demands of a career, but for many, avoiding the hassle of an office job is worth it, despite the threat of scams. To help you sort out the scams from the gems, MainStreet tapped job experts to find the 10 most legitimate work-at-home jobs that could help you bounce back in 2011. Read on to see which one’s right for you. Photo Credit: Getty Images