I work from home, and am usually pretty busy (which explains my negligence in posting more here, lol). I think I'll start another blog where I'll go into more detail, but for now- here are a few online jobs I work from home. I have made money at each of these, been paid, and didn't spend an inordinate amount of time doing the work.
I am a ChaCha guide who answers questions that customers text to the company at 242242. There are four guide roles: Voice Transcriber, Expediter, Vetter, and SMS Guide. Right now I'm not recommending becoming a ChaCha guide because there isn't enough work available to be worth it. Average pay right now is $2. an hour. A couple months ago I was averaging $6. an hour. If you decide to sign up anyway, use my referral email so I get credit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk)
I can make a decent amount here. How much you make depends on which jobs you choose. Before starting work on Mturk, sign up at Turker Nation to learn how to avoid scam jobs and which requesters pay best. I average $8. to $10. an hour when work I enjoy is available.