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Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living Paperback – November 20, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press; 1 edition (November 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601630913
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601630919
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are longstanding leaders in the work-at-home arena. The job-finding workshops they provide the U.S. State Department and the Armed Forces are the basis for this book. Durst appears often on CNN and was featured by Woman's World magazine in 2008 as "America's Ultimate Work at Home Expert." Both authors have also been featured on ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Today Show, and in Consumers Digest, the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and many other publications. Durst resides in Woodstock, Connecticut, and Haaren in Annandale, Virginia.

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The information on how to look for jobs using Google were helpful too.
Jim M. Leary
This book will give you all the information and resources you need to start earning money right away.
Amazon Customer
Highly recommend this book for any one that is trying to find a work at home job.
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111 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Cathryn Z. Wilson on December 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've been a long-time fan of the authors' website, the RatRaceRebellion, and when I had an opportunity to read their newest book, I jumped on it. I've read lots of "work at home" books, and they all said basically the same things. Durst's and Haaren's new book doesn't dwell on the same old things that are in the other books; instead, it jumps right to the heart of what all new home-based workers want to know - where to find work. Not only do the authors list a multitude of websites offering work-at-home opportunities, they've checked out every one of the websites, plus they've organized the listing into job types (they've included categories such as "merchandiser" and "notary" that are more "work FROM home). They've even included a category of websites for work in the "adult" industry (if you're so inclined)!
The authors have also done a great job showing readers how to do effective Google and Craigslist searches for work, and they tell what to look for in order to avoid scams.
All in all, this is a very well-written and extremely well-organized book about how to find a good home-based job and avoid all the scams out there. I highly recommend it!
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68 of 79 people found the following review helpful By R. K. King on September 21, 2010
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I bought "Work at Home Now" because I'm struggling with getting well after surgery and would love to make some money from home. Unfortunately, so would tons of other people. Work at home now has some useful tips at the beginning, like search phrases to use to avoid the scams, and how to spot legit opportunities. The most helpful sections show websites by job-type available. Note: Many of the websites listed require experience in a specific field. I have business clerical experience, and there aren't many jobs out there for people with my skill set. I have applied where I could, and have heard nothing. Also, many of the sites don't have positions open right now, and aren't likely to for some time. The long and the short of it? Borrow this book from a friend or the library. It's a good general reference, but you will likely only have about 10 places to which you can apply, and probably won't hear from them for the next year or two.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cris Matthews on February 10, 2010
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More than ever, folks grasp for any life raft floating in economically choppy waters, making fodder for scam artists of all kinds. This book is not only a legitimate life ring, it also helps us ward off those eager opportunists.

Seldom have I read a how-to book that contains worthwhile information from beginning to end. A kind of toolkit, the book is logically organized, clearly written in non-technical terms. Although there are no guarantees of employment, everything readers need to have a decent chance at finding meaningful work-at-home is at their fingertips.

Disability ended my rat race career, but my mouth and brain work just fine. I've spent a lot of time looking for telecommuting positions, easily finding scams, but few legit opportunities. Although, through reading Durst and Haaren's ratracerebellion newsletter, I trusted the authors' credentials, I doubted the book would present anything more than warmed over, rehashed advice. I was truly flabbergasted by just how many possibilites there are for someone with a lifetime of skills and a long work history. I can look foward to being useful again. For that, this book is priceless.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 11, 2010
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I already knew some of the basic information about working from home, so about half of the book was no news to me. However, the sources of jobs, websites, etc. by themselves are reason enough to buy the book.
A good many of the jobs hire people not as employees but as consultants--this means you are your own boss. This is not a bad thing--just remember the following: regular employees pay half of their FICA taxes, and their employers pay the other half; if you are your own employer (a consultant) you must pay BOTH halves of that tax. And you have to pay for your own health insurance, of course. So think it over thoroughly before you choose to be a consultant/contractor.
If you want to work out of your home, this is definitely the book for you. If you want to start your own home business, look elsewhere.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Beechgirl on November 14, 2009
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I won this book in a drawing. I was planning to buy it anyways because it is written by two very experienced authors. Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are highly qualified individuals who have done some amazing analysis on this fast growing segment of the job market. They have done the research and have included many up to the minute reviews of legitimate work at home/telecommute companies. This book is so very well organized. It takes you through the steps to determine if you are really ready to take on the challenge and rewards of working from home. This book is a great resource for the new job seeker as well as the seasoned professional looking for inspiration and guidance as they consider the logistics of working from home. I would recommend this for everyone.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. Nieves on November 12, 2009
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If you're looking to work at home, this is the book to get. i was lucky enough to win this book from a drawing. Not only is it well-written, it has valuable information to steer you in the right direction for finding a work at home job. Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are well-known for providing valuable information for spotting scams. They have a wonderful website with the same valuable information and more. The book tells you what to look for, and it also provides the legitimate work at home websites. They are also well-known for appearing on ABC News, 20/20 and CNN and alerting the public about scams. For years, they've helped alert the public and inform us that there are legitimate home based jobs out there. And now they have a book as well. They deserve a thumbs up for teaming up with so many other forces to make it all possible!

I recommend this book completely!
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