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Rat Race Rebellion by Staffcentrix Since 1999, when we launched the pioneering virtual-careers training company, Staffcentrix, our goal has been to help people live the lives their hearts aspire to, and to make the world a better place. On this site, we post free job leads and resources so you can become part of the much-needed Rat Race Rebellion! ~ Chris & Mike
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Keeping the Public Informed
Chris Durst & Michael Haaren appear regularly in the media on work-at-home, Internet fraud & related issues.

Chris Durst appears regularly on CNN as an Internet Fraud and Safety Expert.
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Chris Durst on the Tyra Banks Show
Chris on The Tyra Banks Show

Michael Haaren on CNN
Mike on CNN - BP-related scams

Chris Durst on 20/20 work at home scam story
Chris & Mike assisted ABC News 20/20 in scam investigations. Chris appears with Jim Avila in part 1 and part 2.

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Our Articles, Book Reviews, Q&As on Work at Home Jobs, Telecommuting, Etc.

Since 1999, when we founded our work at home training company Staffcentrix, and in our roles as virtual-careers columnists at Military.com and publishers of our home-based jobs bulletin, we’ve written numerous articles, book reviews and other material on working from home, telework, and related issues. These include such popular topics as work at home typing, data entry and Virtual Assistants, mystery shopping, scams, and much more. 

Here, for easy reference and to answer the questions that most commonly arise among work at home job seekers, we’ll summarize and link to some of this extensive material.

Work at Home Typing Jobs
Although many people are interested in working from home as typists, or doing work at home data entry, legitimate jobs are very hard to find, and most of the related ads are either misleading or outright scams. We often suggest that job seekers interested in work at home typing approach smaller companies directly.

For more on work at home typing jobs and home-based data entry work, see a column we wrote for Military.com at http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,180967,00.html .

Work at Home Data Entry Scams
Many work from home data entry scams entice the job seeker with promises of high pay for little work. Another favorite tactic is to offer an “information kit” on work at home typing jobs or data entry jobs for a low fee, then bill the victim’s credit card with recurring monthly charges.

For more on spotting work at home jobs scams, see our Military.com article at http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,198437,00.html.

Mystery Shopping Jobs
Many people seek jobs or projects as work from home mystery shoppers. Because of the high demand for mystery shopping jobs, the scammers have targeted this field, too. However, there are also many legitimate mystery shopping jobs, so don’t be discouraged; just make sure you do your homework!

For more on finding legitimate work from home mystery shopping jobs, see our Military.com column at  http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,185594,00.html.

Work at Home Crafting
Working from home crafting can be quite profitable if (1) you’re good at what you do and (2) you market continually and effectively. Sites like Etsy and others offer marketplaces and networking and other opportunities for crafters.

For more on working from home crafting, see our article, “Make Money with Crafts and Hobbies,” at http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,184887,00.html.

Working from Home as an Internet Researcher
Work at home researchers are common (after all, you don’t need to be sitting in an office cube to conduct research online), and companies like Google, Lionbridge and others routinely hire work at home researchers.

A popular Google home-based research position is Ads Quality Rater, which often involves evaluating websites and advertising. For more on working from home as an Ads Quality Rater, simply Google the term. Internet researcher positions are also often posted at www.lionbridge.com.

Legitimate Work at Home Companies
There are thousands of companies large and small in the US, Canada, the UK and beyond who hire work at home employees and freelancers. We feature many of them here in our screened work at home jobs and in our extensive lists of screened companies who hire home-based workers regularly or on an as-needed basis.

Some of the best-known work at home companies in the US include Aetna (which hires work at home call center agents, for example, but also hires other work at home employees), Hilton (work at home customer service agents), Best Buy (their work from anywhere program, aka ROWE, is well-known), LiveOps (work at home call center agents and work at home freelancers), Convergys (work at home customer service agents), Kelly Services (home-based call center agents), MySQL (work at home programmers and other IT personnel), SMARTHINKING (work at home tutors), About.com (work at home writers), and many more.

You’ll also find many legitimate work at home companies profiled in our Rat Race Rebellion Telework Jobs Bulletin and in our blog.

Work at Home Training
Staffcentrix has provided work at home training to a wide variety of clients since our founding in 1999. Our programs include Virtual Assistant training, workshops to teach home-based entrepreneurship and how to launch and grow home-based businesses, and workshops and webinars to help people find work at home jobs and projects and avoid work at home scams.

Although the work at home jobs arena is rife with scams, proper training can dramatically improve the odds of finding legitimate home-based jobs and freelance projects, and avoiding the con artists. Many home-based businesses are also perfectly legitimate (consider home-based attorneys, consultants, web designers, freelance writers, and so many more), and offer a chance to be self-employed with little additional overhead.

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