Jobs Working at Home
There are essentially two ways to get jobs working at home. You can find one or create one.
To Find Working at Home Jobs:
Search in your local newspaper and online for companies that hire telecommuters or remote employees. Apply for these jobs. It may take some digging, but this is how you can find a job that will pay you a regular salary.
You won't have as much freedom as an independent contractor has--you will have to work the hours your employer sets for you--but the steady pay and medical benefits will offset the loss of flexibility.
Companies Hiring at Home Workers
lists some of these. Click on the link to get off to a quick start.
Create Jobs Working at Home
By freelancing or starting a small, home based business you will be creating your own job. This is not as hard as it might sound. In fact, it's actually quite easy to start.
The benefits of working for yourself are many. You don't answer to an alarm clock. You get up when you want to. Neither do you have to get to bed by a certain time because you have to get up early for work the next morning.
You don't have some ogre of a boss barking orders at you all day long.
No office politics to deal with.
There are no set hours. You can arrange your work schedule around the needs of your children. Instead of putting your family after your job, your family can come first.
Isn't this what you've always wanted?
Here's how you make it happen.
It all begins with you. What are your skills? What kinds of work have you done in the past? What do you like to do? What are you really good at?
Take some time and think about each of these questions. The answers are your ticket to a brand new life.
If you have always liked to write, now is the time to pursue a career as a freelance writer. You can get off to a quick start by writing articles for the web. There are several ways to go about this.
For new writers, sites like Associated Content are a great place to start. They will pay you for each article they accept and their standard is not so high that you can't meet it.
Once you've got some experience, you can move on to sites that sell your articles for you like Constant Content. You write on spec and place your articles there for people (mostly website owners) to buy. Constant Content handles the sale, takes a cut and sends you the rest.
When I last used this site, the payment threshold was $50 and they were quite picky about what they would accept. If they reject your article, they will tell you why and give you an opportunity to fix the problem and resubmit.
Another way to do freelance writing jobs working at home is through the freelance websites. Sites like ifreelance or Odesk. I'm not endorsing any one over the others, just giving an example of what I mean. There are lots of these sites. Some charge you to join and some don't.
They all work pretty much the same way.
You register and create a profile page. Spend some time on this. Lots of people will look at this page before deciding to hire you. Some jobs will come to you because of a well-thought-out profile.
Mainly, you get work on these sites by bidding on jobs posted by people who want someone to write something for them.Yet another option, but only for experienced writers, is writing for print publications.
Magazines that Hire Freelance Writers
will guide you if this is your chosen path.
Become a Virtual Assistant
Maybe you don't like to write but you have secretarial skills. It is very easy to use those kinds of skills in your own business. How would you feel about providing secretarial services to a number of small business owners from your home?
As jobs working at home go, this is one of the best. In today's tough economic environment, small companies are farming out work to independent contractors left and right.
If you do good work and conduct yourself in a professional manner, you can build a clientele quickly. There's good money in VA work too. Some ladies are making 6 figure incomes from these working at home jobs!
There are a lot of other ideas for jobs working at home on this website. Look around, I'm sure you'll find something that's just right for you.
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