Work From Home Opportunities

It seems like more and more people are looking for ways to earn a living working from home.  Here are the top 10  “Work From Home” opportunities as listed on the Bankrate website:

  1.  Virtual Assistant – From what I have been able to learn, a virtual assistant is a person who is hired by a company to assist that company’s employees or clients in their work-related activities.  Duties could include scheduling, clerical work, advance planning, etc.  From what I read, companies use virtual assistants when the need isn’t large enough to warrant a full-time employee.
  2. Medical Transcriptionist – Everyone has probably heard of this home-based job.  It entails listening to and typing up dictation from doctors and medical personnel.  The demand is high for good transcriptionists, and experience is usually required.  The job is demanding.  The median hourly rate is just over $17 per hour.
  3. Call Center Representative – Instead of having banks of cubicles with people answering phones and taking orders, companies are turning to at-home reps to take these calls.  In some cases, pay is by the minute, and you are not paid for the time you are waiting by the phone for a call.
  4. Web Developer/Designer – This one requires at least some experience, training, or talent in the IT field.
  5. Translator – might be good if you are able to speak a second language.
  6. Tech Support Specialist – See Call Center Representative.
  7. Travel Agent – You might be able to be successful with this one if you have a good website and can arrange packages for travelers.
  8. Teacher – Many courses are offered online now, and teachers can work from their computers about anywhere.
  9. Writer/editor – ebooks and regular paper books are an option if you are a talented writer and can break in.  Usually you need an agent to help you.
  10. Franchise Owner – Most franchises require a substantial monetary investment and take a couple of years to become successful.

Some people have good jobs that they would like to continue to pursue by transferring their workspace to their home.  Working off site can be feasible for those whose jobs are mostly computerized where the internet can be used.  Some companies are seeing the benefits of such a transition in reduced overhead.

Most of the opportunities listed above really don’t give you the freedom you desire, they just change the location of your workplace.  I believe that “Work From Home” is the wrong focus.  

If You Desire A More Independent Life, And One That Gives You Financial Security, You Need To Be Looking Online, And At Having Your Own Business Online.  

Of course, if you are interested in working online, or better said, owning your own online business, there are some things that you need to think about before you take the plunge.

First of all, you need to decide what kind of online business you want to have.  Do you want to have a store and sell products, your own or someone elses?  You have to think about inventory, shipping, returns, refunds, things like that.  I’m not here to advise you on how to do that.  What I”m here to tell you about is AFFILIATE MARKETING.

With affiliate marketing, you can have your own online business where you connect people with products that they want and are looking for, and get paid a commission for doing so.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Work From Home OpportunitiesI want to tell you where you can get OUTSTANDING training and support for starting your own affiliate marketing business.  The site is called Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s been around since 2005.  It’s now the #1 affiliate marketing training program on the internet.  A major feature of Wealthy Affiliate is that they want you to sign up for FREE!  They don’t even ask for a credit card.  They want you to see what it’s all about BEFORE you decide to invest your hard-earned money, then when you realize the potential and when you want to get started seriously growing a profitable business online, that’s when you can sign up to the Premium membership.  Until then, you can take advantage of the free Starter Training for as long as you want.

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I’m Grant.

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