It’s very real and very possible to earn a full-time income (or more) while working from home. Let’s take a look at the top work-from-home jobs 2013 has to offer!
Working from home has plenty of advantages — you save on gas money, set your own hours, spend more time with your children and avoid sitting in traffic for hours on end. With technology only increasing, more and more companies are willing to allow employees to work from home (or at least flex some of their hours). This provides the employee with a greater work/life balance, which can ultimately lead to more productivity. If you’re interested in taking the leap into a work-from-home job, check out some of the best opportunities for you right now!
Simply put, a web designer creates web pages. If you have a knack for designing and are good with technology, this could be the career for you. Web designing is in high demand and only seems to be growing. You can freelance your talents and start your own company, or work for an already established company. A great way to freelance is by doing blog design. It gets your foot in the door, and with thousands of new blogs being created daily, the market is endless.
For work from home web designing opportunities, search Odesk.com >>
Nowadays, working for a call center doesn’t mean you’re spending your day in a cubicle. Instead, you’re spending your day in the comfort of your own home. Typically, you can choose your own hours but once they’re decided, it’s not super flexible since you are responsible for taking calls. Most jobs pay hourly, and though the rates are not always great to start out with, you’re saving on gas and hopefully will be able to move up within the company.
To start your call center career, check out Alpine Access >>
If you have a passion for writing and a love of all things word-related, a freelance writing career is for you. Content mills are a great place to get started — where you write a set number of articles per week for a flat fee. Once you’ve gotten some experience under your belt, you can start looking for clients elsewhere and charging by the hour. Freelancers don’t typically have “set” hours, and instead have strict deadlines that must be met. They may work on multiple projects at once, so the ability to multitask is a must.
To find freelance writing jobs, check out Elance.com >>
Is traveling what you know and love best? If so, you can start profiting from this passion by becoming a vacation planner or travel agent. Almost all communication with clients is done via email and telephone, which is why it’s the perfect job for those looking to work from home. Typically, you’ll work for an accredited host agency and get paid a commission on any vacations you help plan. We recommend starting a blog and connecting with those who have a love of all things travel in order to gain clients.
Top sites for finding work-from-home jobs
When looking for work-from-home jobs, it’s important to realize that there are thousands of scams out there. According to The Rat Race Rebellion, there are 57 scams for every real job opportunity. Remember, no job should ever expect you to pay them to start. Here are some good websites to search for work-from-home jobs:
Do you work from home and if so, what do you do? Share in the comments below!
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