Without a doubt, anyone with an email account has received Work From Home. Make a fortune! Ads promoting what are almost certainly scams. Pay us and we’ll tell you how to make trillions at home by stuffing envelopes. It will never happen … Does that mean, however, that there is no real, legitimate work from home? Of course not. In fact, there are many, many jobs from home and more are added every day.
The reason is simple. Our modern computers, even our smartphones, are immensely powerful machines that can do almost everything that machines do in an office. Many home offices are also equipped with increasingly outdated fax machines as well as all-in-one printers that will copy, scan, fax, and whistle Yankee Doodle. These machines, once in the realm of expensive office facilities, are now cheap and plentiful. Equipped with these tools and perhaps a cheap and inexpensive folding camera or camcorder, the average home person is ready to find a job at home.
Here are some possible scenarios. How about a customer service representative? You may have noticed that today’s customer service reps seem geographically unrelated to the home office. Some of the ones I have consulted are in Halifx, Cork, Bangalore, Tennessee, Manila and points in between. What do you need to get going in this concert? How about a computer, an email account, a phone, or possibly two phones, including a landline, a headset, and a comfortable chair? Oh yes, and a good command of English. It is the latter that is sending companies back to the United States due to popular demand.
The pay for these jobs isn’t very good, around $ 9 an hour, of course, with no benefits, but that’s at least grocery money. How do you get a job like that? Some potential employers, such as hotel chains, airlines, or Internet companies, may hire directly. Other positions are available through virtual call center operators.
Did you know that attorneys and law firms are constantly looking for potential virtual jurors? This is not your civic duty, but rather a mock group of lawyers. How would someone in your demographic view this type of case or this defendant? That’s what they want to know before trial and are willing to pay their imaginary jurors for their time. Again, the pay isn’t great, but every little money counts, right? Check out online jury companies, such as EJury or OnlineJury. The requirements are the same as for a normal jury; These are not criminals, please.
Maybe you had an office job, you knew the Microsoft Office suite like the back of your hand, but you got fired or injured or whatever. Have you ever thought about becoming a virtual assistant? Offer your services or choose a job from employer publications. The job could be as simple as making a spreadsheet look more presentable or helping an author put together a book. Or, it can be a cold call, a lead check, or any other task. Today, many entrepreneurs use virtual assistants; some use nothing more than. Think of entrepreneurs with a lot of paperwork, such as real estate agents, investors, Internet marketers, or any of a variety of others. If you have special qualifications, such as a paralegal, accountant, or doctor, then you are gold.
Since you are your own employer as a virtual assistant, you set the rates or accept the offered rate. This is your opportunity to start your own online business by offering your services to others. Just remember that, just like in customer service representative jobs, the competition comes not just from North America, but from other countries where English is spoken. Today that includes India and the Philippines. Again, many employers prefer native English speakers who are culturally similar to them and will pay a premium for their services.
Where do you find those jobs? Google virtual assistant. It may take a while to attract a following, but impress even a stable employer and extra income can be guaranteed.
These are just a few of the many legitimate job opportunities for those who prefer to work from home. Of course it still works. However, wearing pajamas and drinking coffee can be a much easier way to earn a few bucks than “dressing for success” and trying to avoid traffic on a long trip.