The Secrets to Their Success: 3 True Work-at-Home Tales

In the early 1990s Eddy Salomon fell prey to a work-at-home scam. After forking over his hard-earned cash and coming up short, Salomon made a decision.

"I never wanted to be scammed again, and didn't want others to be scammed, so that led me to creating my own Web site," said Salomon, an Internet marketer and online business owner.

In 2000 Salomon launched his site, WorkAtHomeCareers.com, which provides content on work-at-home job opportunities and hosts ads from companies offering home-based work.

"I help people avoid work-at-home scams and find opportunities they might not have thought of. And I offer the opportunities based on some of the companies I work with," explained Salomon, who is based in White Plains, N.Y.