If you want to work from home doing a call centre job, you can often work your own hours on a part-time basis. Cloud 10 is hiring work at home reps. Check out their website for FAQ’s and minimum requirements.
Querying the internet for real and legitimate work at home job leads can produce results that can confuse anyone. How do you find a real job opportunity for something that can pay you to do work from home? How to do you dodge the scams that are rampant on the net? Should you ever pay for information or pay to work for a company? There is a lot of information out there. Here are some basic tips for finding a work at home job:
Researching Work at Home Job Opportunities
Research a lot! Don’t jump into something quickly, rather check out various opportunities from more than a single source so you can be sure that no one is out there warning people against a scam. If someone is touting themselves as a guru to try to get you to buy their book or join their website, do some research on that individual as well.
A lot of review sites exist that talk about what’s hot and what’s not in terms of learning programs you have to buy into. If you’re looking to start your own home based business that’s a bit different than simply working from your house for someone else so be sure you understand what you’re about to invest in.
Paying For Jobs
A company that wants to hire you should never charge you but a company that can show you how to create your own online income may charge you for that knowledge, coaching, and mentoring. Some teaching institutions can teach you how to launch a home based income opportunity as well but it’s important to choose an online school wisely and be sure they’re accredited as well as find out what % of graduates actually achieve the results that school promised.
Telecommuting, Job Lead, and Industry Specific Community Forums
There are a lot of places where people gather online to share knowledge about various topics and WAH is one of them. There are work at home Mom forums, work at home Dad forums, telecommuting forums that exist regardless of whether you’re a parent or not, and plenty of professional organisations online as well. Joining these is often free and can help you get information and ask questions.
WAH Job Lead Sites
There are a lot of work at home job lead sites out there that share job leads and tips. Subscribe to a few so you can have news about this industry sent to your e-mail box. Subscribe to this blog here for instance: The WAH Blog – Work at Home Tips. There are also plenty of classified sites that offer telecommuting job postings as well.
The most important thing you can do is to make sure you embark on any new opportunity with your eyes wide open and because there is such a vast amount of information available online, it’s easy to get dazed and confused and overwhelmed. If you take your time researching opportunities and take advantage of the many online resources that exist for those who want to develop internet businesses or find a work at home job, you’ll be able to make an informed decision.
f you’re just taking the plunge into working at home and are desperate for ways to make some quick money for the Christmas season, here are some helpful tips for you. This is by no means an exhaustive list of online money making options but for those looking to get started quickly to get some income flowing, these tips can help.
- Sell some items on eBay. There is a wealth of information on the eBay site that’ll enable you to get started.
- If you can write, start writing how-to articles for sites like Bukisa and eHow. These sites share revenue with you and some writers on ehow, for instance make over $900 a month in residuals. You may or may not hit payout in time for Christmas but if you start straight away you could at the very least have earned some funds before those first 2009 credit card bills come in.
- If you can write, you may visit an online webmaster forum and look in the classifieds section to find pay per post jobs as well as people looking for virtual assistants.
- Open your own online niche store. If you get started in November or early December you could cater to the hungry Christmas market.
- Join a job bidding site like Elance where you can make money selling your services which could include writing, translation, technical or virtual assistant services.
If you’re interested in working from home as a Google quality rater, there is a lot of call for this if you have specific language skills in French, Dutch, Persian, Italian and other languages.
Job application URL: http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/topic.py?dep_id=1094&loc_id=1628
Who/Where/When/What’s A Google Rater and How Much Does It Pay?
Google raters are under NDA (non-disclosure) so you’ll have to apply to find out.
If you want to be paid piece work for interviewing on the phone, you can find these types of jobs that offer you positions calling people with interviews about consumer product use, election polling, etc.
These jobs typically require you to pay for your own long distance calls but many online calling plans can be purchased with unlimited calls through your long distance company or VOIP provider.
Public Opinion Research, Inc is a company that regularly hires work at home phone interviewers. You can apply here at work at home phone interviewer jobs.
This job lead is not researched or qualified by The WAH Blog. Apply at your own discretion.
Working at home as a freelancer has its perks. Beyond the lax dress code you can save money on commuting, dry cleaning, lunches, etc. If you’ve found a great work at home gig, it can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. If you’re a freelancer, you really don’t have just one boss and it can be liberating to be self-employed. A lot of freelancers find one big client to help pay the bulk of their expenses and extra clients are ‘gravy’ clients.
But is it save to work for one source?
If you’re a freelancer, you might consider diversifying your streams of income so you’re paid from more than one source. Or, do your best to get a contract. Freelance writers, freelance photographers, freelance web designers that get the bulk of their work from one client are in danger of being unemployed if they don’t have any type of work guarantee. Today could be payday and tomorrow could be the bread line if you’re not careful.
If freelancing and you have no guarantees of specific quantities of work from a big client, you need to diversify your income so that if there’s no chance of a contract and notice of any volume changes, you’ll be safe.
What if the big client eats up all your time?
If they keep you so busy you don’t have time for anyone else, do your best to put a buffer amount in savings and keep the pavement pounded regularly to watch for other jobs just in case.
Some clients don’t ever give you a contract and the work never runs out but if you’re not watchful, the rug could be quickly pulled out from under you and you could find yourself in trouble.
Budgeting, savings, a contingency plan and keeping up to date on available work at home jobs in your niche will all be helpful.
MLM programs are multi level marketing programs. If you’re at all familiar with Amway, this is a common example. In a MLM program, you pay to get into a program and the person on the ladder above you receives a commission based on everything you do. For everything you sell, you get a commission and the person above you in the ladder does as well.
There are many MLM companies that want to sign up telecommuters who want an online income. Very often they want you to sell products from your home. There are many affiliate marketing and multi level marketing programs out there that you can work at. This market can be difficult to break into and you can find yourself fighting to make money with MLM. If you’re interested in online marketing, there are a lot of resources to help you.\
Internet marketing is a booming industry where you sell products online instead of the traditional multilevel marketing from home.
To learn to break into this area, you can find:
- free reports
- ebooks for sale
- free membership sites
- premium membership sites
- mentoring programs
- product review sites
- online marketing forums
Look before you leap! Read testimonials and look for reviews from multiple sources, if possible. Look for a money back guarantee and if buying through a program with PayPal or ClickBank you can have a bit more comfort knowing your purchase is protected.