A Little Side Cash, Anyone? (Some pretty cool side job ideas)

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:
http://www.alpineaccess.com/external/index.html
http://www.liveops.com/
http://www.westathome.com/
http://www.workingsol.com/home.htm
http://ww12.1800flowers.com/template.do?id=template8&page=9000
http://www.accoladesupport.com/
http://www.customloyal.com/Employment.aspx
http://www.sciathome.com/index.html
http://www.overflowusa.com/

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.

Transcription
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.

IT Professionals
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…

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11 Responses to “A Little Side Cash, Anyone? (Some pretty cool side job ideas)”

  1. Where is the listing for the customer service jobs??? Nothing was listed and I’m definitely interested!

  2. These sound like great ideas.
    Everyone could use a little extra work.

    Please post more!

  3. So glad you are enjoying these ideas! I will post more on Wednesday!

    Toni - I apologize for leaving out the links for the customer service jobs! I have edited the post (see above) to include these links. Let me know how they work out!

  4. These are GREAT ideas Karissa — especially for those who are just thinking about working-at-home! With so many scams out there, it’s nice that you provided some links to some REAL customer service jobs.

  5. this is great Karissa many good ideas

  6. Great, thanks all for your comments! I’m glad you found this post useful. I will post more ideas on Wednesday! :o)

  7. I find this site the absolute easiest one to tell people about, I was just at the liquor store yesterday and mentioned that I was celebrating a bit from my website earnings, which led to questions. I ended up recommending Daily Telecommuter to the cashier who told me of scams that she’s dealt with. Great ideas, for everyone, fantastic and thank you.

  8. That is such great news to hear, Sabrina! (About your website earnings!) Also fabulous to know about your recommendation of DailyTelecommuter to your friends. Hopefully the cashier checks it out! Thanks again for your comments, and congrats!

  9. Thank you so much for posting this and for Wednesday’s post also! I have been looking for about four months for ANYTHING legit, and have had such a hard time, and thanks to you, I am going to spend my afternoon checking out these links!! That was so great of you to compile these all together, thanks a million!!

  10. You’re very welcome, Rose! Let me know how your search works out!

  11. Check out ripoffreport.com, GeeksOnTime is apparently not paying their technicians. If you do a search, you can find other places the unpaid techs have posted, too.

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