The idea to work from home is appealing for a lot of reasons. There is no need to commute or spend a lot of cash on a professional wardrobe. Working from home can also be convenient for parents of small children who want to stay home with their kids but also want to earn a paycheck too. Working at home can also be an option if you are having trouble finding a local job. Here are a few work from home jobs to look into if you want to make a living out of the comfort of your own home.
You probably are not going to get rich taking surveys, but this form of employment is great for a little side money for the holidays or for getting paid in gift cards. You might take an opinion poll, answer questions about shopping habits or review a product. Companies typically will pay you with a check, through PayPal or with points that can be redeemed for gift cards. Be careful not to register anywhere that has a membership fee or asks for banking information or your social security number. Writer Cameron Huddleston advises to make sure work from home opportunities “…are legitimate, as there are plenty of scams that promise big bucks but never deliver.”
Several companies pay people like you to make sure their websites are user friendly and easy to navigate. You can register with multiple companies for opportunities to test as many websites as possible. Once you are in the system, you will be e-mailed when testers are needed. According to blogger Holly Reisem Hanna, most website tests take between 5 to 25 minutes and pay an average of $10.00 per test.
Customer Service Representative
Many companies are looking for remote customer services reps that have excellent communication and computer skills to help their customers place orders, answer questions and resolve conflicts. With companies like FedEx and Best Western hiring remote customer service reps, customer service is the biggest work from home career.
Do you love writing but are not sure how to make a living at it? If you know where to look, blogging jobs can be a great way to make a living on a per post basis. There are several opportunities to be a freelance writer for one or several websites or blogs. Even creating and writing your own blog is a great way to generate revenue.
So if working a typical 9 to 5 schedule is not your style and you want the flexibility and convenience of working from home, you may want to check out the jobs above to pursue earning a paycheck at home.