May 23rd, 2006
Services similar to Yahoo! Answers are a great place to search for work from home jobs and home work ideas. The process: you register with the service and post your questions and members do their best to answer your question to help you. I would suggest you to go to the archive and make a search – I know there were a few similar discussions in the past. As a sample, here is a recent talk at MetaFilter where the website members share their experience about job search for work from home. What opportunities and options do stay at home moms have? Just a short summary of the discussion:
- become a booking agent (the reference to the story about the budget airline Jet Blue using booking agents who work from home).
- become an eBay seller (but it was a failure and the woman ended up taking a part-time job doing on-line tutoring).
- organize its client’s press clippings. This requires her to get up very early in the morning, read the local dailies and occasionally some trade mags, cuts the articles out, and then scan and pdf them.
- work for a call-center: there are tons of it. Most of the larger (and smarter) telecoms manufacturers have developed IP-based call center applications specifically to reduce the number of persons in a call center – which are the greatest source of overhead. Many clients are moving to this strategy because it’s easier to pay at-home call takers a little less, and the ancillary savings (insurance, lower turnover) make this a near no-brainer for call centers worldwide.
- do medical transcription, but it usually requires certification for familiarity with medical terms.
- become a phone sex operator (successful members are mentioned). But how ethical and legal is this?
- do proof-reading or editing documents from home, per page. They’re heavily used by international business men who aren’t confident in their written English and are willing to pay to have letters, etc. proof-read. They email you a bunch of documents, you edit them and return them, and they pay you something.
- contact career services at a university nearby and read up online at Monster.com, etc.
- do some translation work
In addition to work options the members share their success stories and failures and it makes your choice easier. For instance, you will be more careful about joining eBay (neglecting unlimited number of e-books how to become rich with eBay in no time and with no cent of investment) once you are through with this post.
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