Work from home

You've all heard of the "work at home" scams that end up costing you money, instead of making you money.

But we found some legitimate opportunities that are attracting more people every day.

"My day usually starts about five with the big time difference," employee Sarah Yurman says.

Using Skype video phone, Yurman tells us her office is her living room.

And her living room is in Alaska. Meantime, her boss is an attorney who lives and works in Houston.

"I needed somebody freelance to do some administrative work that really needed to be done," Attorney Mark Bennett says.

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"I connected up with the lawyer in Houston through e-lance," Yurman says.

E-lance is a website that connects employers with cyber workers.

There's also anthillz, O-desk and Guru. All say their business is booming.

"There's all kinds of different jobs you can bid on."

Cyber workers use Skype, e-mail and the phone to do jobs like administrative assistant, writer, web design, accounting -- almost anything that doesn't require your physical presence in the work place.

"There's not as much stress on the employee and of course it's saving in travel time. It's saving in gas," Sheldon De Braine of the Work Source says.

And unlike traditional workers who report to an office, cyber workers are not limited to having one job at a time.

"I could be working for as many as five people at one time, all in different areas," Yurman said.

And cyber bosses don't have to go through the steps of paying for cyber workers' benefits, office space and equipment.

Cyber workers' pay system works like this: workers bid on jobs. When employers accept the bids, they pay the websites, which pay the workers by check or debit card. The websites do subtract a commission, anywhere from 5 to 10 percent.

It is currently three degrees and it's dark outside and I believe it's even snowing."

For Sarah, sitting and Skype-ing in a warm living room, it's a good deal.

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