One of the biggest problems there are is differentiating the legitimate jobs from the scammers. Be advised that any site asking you to send in money to 'obtain further information' is likely not to be on the up and up. Online work applicants shouldn't have to do anymore than they would when applying for a job in person.
When it comes to making an online job search, be sure and do your homework. Check out the companies or individuals that are placing the ad for workers. If you find them to be reputable, it then you may wish to send in an application for employment.
The kind of job you secure will depend solely on experience, skill, qualifications, and how much you know about the position. Transcribers are one area where many employees are looked for but in many instances you have to be familiar with the terminology that will be used. This would be a requirement if the transcription work pertained to medical transcribing.
Some family's depend solely on working from home when there are small children involved. Day care is an expensive option and for many it doesn't pay for both parents to work when the income of one goes to day care expenses. In home work allows a parent to make money and keep the children at home with them.
There truly is a myriad of work from home jobs. Look for those that fit your knowledge base and then submit your qualifications. In no time at all you just may find yourself earning a good income without having to leave the confines of your home.