The best place for you to start hunting for such jobs is on the Internet as these jobs are virtually all about the Internet. Therefore, they will hardly be advertised in your local daily paper, although there might be a few exceptional cases every now and then. There are many sites that profess to offer work at home jobs on the Internet. Therefore, it must be your mandate to check them out and prove that they are legitimate. If you look carefully, you will see that at the bottom of the page, the site will post a disclaimer. In doing so, they are relegating any responsibility over any scam that might occur as a result of a job offer posted there that does not work out for you.
Looking for work at home jobs should not be taken lightly or be done in a hurry. Start by weeding out the scams and remain only with the legitimate offers and then apply for them in turn. Most companies today do prefer to offer jobs online to people who are working from home because for such employees, there are lesser expenses. If you are already employed and you feel that you would really like to work from home, then you should talk to your employer and ask whether they are planning to instill such a program in their organization. You would be very surprised to learn that they were waiting for just such an opportunity as you have given them the impetus to start such a program.
Many marketing firms today hire people to work from home for them. If they promote their product online, you might be in luck here and just happen to get yourself hired. However, always verify that they are genuine and avoid any newbie company like the plague. It is better to go with an old and reputable company that is offering lower payouts rather than going with a new company that is promising you heaven that it will not be able to deliver. The latter are more likely to flop. Some new companies may also be scams because they have not as yet proved themselves in the market.