It is possible to find honest work at home companies that pay for your services. They look for people to provide a variety of services on a day to day basis. The idea is quite simple. By hiring people to work from home they can save money on office space and pay on a per project basis rather than an hourly wage.
There are services than can actually match people with companies looking for employees to work from home. These may require a fee for finding the employees or the companies. They do provide a legitimate service and can save you a lot of research. You may still need to apply for the jobs listed or bid on them. They do not offer you a guaranteed job.
Other companies can be found online or even in your local newspaper. Be wary of any service that says they will send you a list of companies for a one-time charge. Also make certain the company is legitimate before giving them any money to help you find a job. The better business bureau can help if you are uncertain.
Some of the services you may be able to provide at home include medical transcriptionist and writing advertisements for companies. They may also hire people to write blog posts and even to write newsletters and technical reports. If you are knowledgeable in English or math then you may even find a tutoring service that can allow you to tutor online.
If writing is not something of interest to you then you may be able to get a job making arts and crafts. These can often be very complex and not all companies are legitimate. They also hire unskilled workers to do odd jobs from home such as putting washers on rivets. These are usually done on a local basis through a company near you.
Honest work at home companies provide a multitude of jobs that can be done from your computer or in your own living room.