Well, things are looking up a bit... I got a call back from UPS yesterday regarding my application, but unfortunately I missed the call and haven't been able to get back through to them. Hopefully I'll be able to get through on Monday, I hear UPS is a great company to work for.
Meanwhile, I have also received a contract with a teleservices company. I've just completed training, and will be able to start working from home withing the next few days, depending on my schedule. It's a system where they pipe calls into your phone line, and a script onto your computer. You answer the phone, read the script, offer products and services, and get paid for every minute you're on the phone. We'll see how it works out, but it does seem to be a legitimate job/company from what I've read.