I recently began working from home. There are literally hundreds of legitimate work-from-home jobs available. Here are a few resources if you think this is a path you would like to pursue:
Work At Home Mom Revolution
These jobs aren't just for moms! Sign up on the site and you will receive a daily email with job leads.
The Penny Hoarder
A great source for work-at-home jobs, this site also offers incredible money saving tips.
Again, these jobs aren't just for moms! While work-at-home may seem attractive for those with small children at home, the reality is that it is easier to work from home with no children in the home.
If you are ready to get out of the rat race, stop buying gas weekly, and take a different career path; check out these links. Good luck!