Recently a lot of my posts have been tailored towards those already obtaining a work from home job or managing their own work from home businesses and freelance accounts. I have received a couple emails lately from those who are still in the searching-for-a-legitimate-work-from-home-opportunity phase, so I thought for today I’d post some new information on the range of fields that accommodate a large majority of Americans working from the comfort of their own homes.
From looking for ways to contribute extra to the family finances to earning some cash for special or unexpected expense to paying down debt, people of all ages, social, and economical backgrounds are keen on finding work at home jobs that are legitimate and enjoyable. In addition to browsing DailyTelecommuter.com on a daily basis for jobs, here are some ideas on some of today’s most popular side telecommuting jobs – most of which are encouraged as a way to supplement your income.
Virtual Customer Service Agent
There are many opportunities out there for those in the customer service field for answering inbound customer calls for companies such as 1-800 Flowers, J.Crew, Virgin Atlanta, Walgreens, etc. These large companies, as well as many others, outsource their customer service calls to companies that hire U.S. based virtual agents. This kind of job, which pays between $8 and $15 an hour, entails setting your own hours, and picking an account that is ideally suited to your knowledge and interests. To be a customer service agent, you must have a pleasant voice and strong customer service skills, as well as high speed Internet access, a computer, a landline phone, and a quiet place to work. (You are responsible for the costs associated with each.)
Check out these companies for virtual customer service jobs:
Create Your Own Product Line
Maybe you are the artistic type and want to incorporate some of your designs on t-shirts, mugs, hats, and more. Companies like zazzle.com, cafepress.com and others allow you to do just this without investing a dime in expensive start-up equipment. How it works is that you will receive a commission on all sales generated with your designs. While this most certainly is not recommended for those looking for full-time work at home, it certainly can help you earning a little extra cash.
Become an Online Juror
Stop watching courtroom programs on TV and make money as an online juror! Websites such as eJury.com, OnlineVerdict.com, ZapJury.com and TrialPractice.com all pay nominal fees to home-based e-jurors – people who help lawyers to decide whether or not to accept a case based on the e-jurors’ preliminary feedback.
Home-Based Jobs for Americans with Disabilities
Contact the National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. an organization that connects Americans with disabilities to employers willing to hire employees and contractors for home-based assignments. While the database is small, it is proven to be a great resource for many workers.
As an audio transcribing specialist, you are responsible for converting speeches, lectures, tv and radio programs and interviews into text that is delivered in a timely, accurate way. These kinds of jobs are great for those with exceptional English language and grammar skills, and those who can type at at least 75 words per minute. If you’re interested, some websites to check out are ProductionTranscripts.com, ModernDayScribe.com, TigerFish.com and AliceDarling.com.
If you enjoy problem-solving and quality customer service and have an Information Technology background, you may be able to work from home providing tech support via phone, online and in person to customers nationwide. As an independent contractor or employee, you’d work from your own home office, set your own hours, and service clients in your area. Check out ComputerAssistant.com, GeeksOnTime.com, PlumChoice.com, and SupportFreaks.com.
Nurses On Call
If you are a registered nurse who does not want to work in traditional hospital settings or doctors’ offices, and/or are looking for ways to supplement your income, you can put your knowledge to work at home. There are many companies, including Fonemed.com and McKesson.com that hire nurses to provide phone-based triage and advice to callers requesting information on medical conditions and reactions to medication.
Start an Internet Marketing Career
This is our highest recommendation for those looking for some side cash. You can work at home writing articles and making money for your hard work. I started out doing this part-time and eventually made way more money than I was making with my full time job! Now I stay at home and write articles for a living. Click here to learn how you can get started today!
These are just some ideas for today. If you are interested, I will post more on Wednesday! Let me know…If you liked this post and want to receive updates with at least 15 new job leads and resourceful work at home information, click here to subscribe to our RSS feed, or click here to receive daily email updates.