?Working from your couch and making great money? well, seems like reading one of those mails from your junk mail folder right. Well, I do not intend to bore you with anything of that sort.
Years ago my grandma taught me ?no pain no gain?. Yes, in any venture if you want the result you intend then you have to put in a lot of hard work towards it.
Work from home
All work from home schemes come in with a lot of hardships, equal to what working women face. The only comfort is that you would be able to look over your house and can check the children’s? schedules along with your work, and of course you would not be wasting time travelling to your workplace.
For many working from home might be a myth. It is not so. There are so many genuine works from home jobs with real people operating behind and paying you for all your hard work.
However since the pond is filled with fraud sharks you have to be very cautious and catch the right fish.
The top 7 work from home ideas
Given below are the top 10 ideas of ?work from home? opportunities about which I shall be discussing in detail through my next series of posts.
Stay at home moms have to sacrifice a lot of things for the sake of her children and the first among them is ?career?. Well not every stay at home mom is happy about sacrificing her ambitions, and this becomes more felt when the children reach the age ready to attend their prep schools.
Well here are some ideas that would be useful for such women to find works from home.
- 1. Virtual Assistant
This is most lucrative and easily adaptable job, especially for mothers who would not be able to leave the kid behind to go to an office to work. You can work from home for a company or a remote project provider who would give you in advance the requirements of the job and the time within which you have to get it completed.
This job is similar to the one you do in office, differing only the place from where you work. Homewithkids.com is a good source where you can find thousands of employers who are in need of virtual assistants.
You would be able to earn $10 and above per hour depending on your skill levels.
- Medical Transcriptionist
?Listening to and typing dictations of doctors? though may seem tedious gives you an opportunity to earn very good income if you have the right training and some hands on experience. Though fresher are encouraged, getting trained properly is a necessity.
There is always a demand for good transcriptionists, you can make from $10 to $20 per hour.
- 3. Content writer/article writer
There are a lot of websites that are in constant need of articles and web content. If you develop the right competency you would be filled up to your neck with job opportunities. There is always a need for writers and if you know the right place to search for you could easily earn from $ 1 to $2 per 100 words of web content.
Elance.com, odesk.com etc are good sources where you can bid for the type of job you would be able to do. For beginners freelancer.com too is good. The pay is very low in freelancer, but since projects are large in quantity beginners can use it as a platform to improve their skills.
If you are fluent in more than one language you could search translator jobs. There are companies around the globe that are in need of translator. If you have knowledge in a rare language you could charge real high prices.
The mean wage for translators is $20, if you are proficient enough you could go anywhere near $40 to $50 per hour.
- 5. Web Developer/Designer
If you have knowledge in IT, you could easily become a successful home based worker. You would find at least 15000 new web designing job posting every month in oDesk.com. The job is classified under highly paid jobs and can give you a great hype in career.
- 6. Virtual teaching
Tutorvista.com, online tutors and many other websites provide jobs for teachers who can teach students from their home. You can work on a schedule that you are comfortable with and for a fixed number of hours per day.
This is very good opening for teaching oriented women who like to teach and have the required expertise. The pay is fixed and excellent for people working from home.
- 7. Resume writing
If you know the knack of writing a resume putting the right words at the right places, you could become a resume writer and earn great sums working from home. There are websites ready to pay great amounts of money per resume.
There is still many more work from home options such as the BPO, KPO, Data Entry, and Online Survey and so on, which I shall discuss in the next post and how to approach each kind of work from home opportunity and the basic skills that need to be honed up to reach expert level in each.