Work At Home Information
I have done quite a lot of work form home, and believe me, there are a lot of scams out there! Here are a few that I have personally worked for, along with a few comments to give you an idea of what is required. These are legitimate companies. Now, the money you make is up to you.
This company takes calls for different things. You usually choose to start out with one, and then they gradually let you train for others. They also take calls from infomercials, but they also take calls for Proflowers and HSN (Home Shopping Network). Another one is Sears Appliance Customer Service. Paid for your talk-time only. No fee to start working with them.
This is where you would apply for a job with an international company, Teletech. I really enjoyed working for them. No fee to join. I was taking calls for Best Buy’s Reward Zone. No sales! You commit to a shift with them. That was my only problem – I couldn’t commit to working until midnight and then have to be up at 5 am to get to my day job. Also, they promised a lot of benefits and other goodies, but then hired me for a seasonal job and told me I wasn’t qualified for any of it. And I worked until well after the holidays before I finally left. But – they have lots of projects, so you may be fortunate enough to be hired and qualify for some of the perks. (W-2 employee)
They are currently hiring for customer service, taking calls for a national cell phone company. Hourly shifts. (W-2 employee)
ACD Direct takes calls for pledges (like St Jude’s and ASPCA). Very simple calls. Nice people to work for. Independent contractor status. Charges $30 for background check. You are paid for your actual talk time, and can schedule yourself whenever you want.
(Liveops charges a $50 background AND credit check fee, but they are legit.)
Takes calls for ads that run on infomercials. Also take delivery orders for Pizza Hut. Paid for your talk-time only. (Independent Contractor)
They have a variety of different things. When I worked for them, I was taking Viking Office Supply orders. They are no longer doing that, but I believe they do customer service for various companies. Hourly pay.
They offer hourly shifts and have a variety of projects.
(W-2 employee) Legit company, but they want a non-refundable $45 fee for a background AND credit check.
http://www.sutherlandathome.com/Current_Jobs_Available.asp this company wanted to hire me to take calls for FTD Florist for Valentine’s Day. I am pretty sure that they will need people for Mother’s Day, too.
www.textbroker.com and www.associatedcontent.com
These are companies that hire freelance writers. I have worked for both, and have been published. I made a little money (very little), but if you really like to write, you could make more.
(Be careful on this one – some of the jobs are ads, just look for the ones recommended by Kelly herself.)
Excellent site! You can find lots of ways to either find work, or just make a few pennies here and there. They have all sorts of stuff, like legitimate Secret Shopper jobs and Merchandising Companies.
www.walletboosters.com has a list of a lot of different work at home information you can choose from, but they do not update their site very often.
A forum of sorts with job listings, and member feedback about the different work at home companies.
This site lists a lot of work at home jobs, as well as other sites and information on how to make money from home, like arts and craft sites, etc. They are very informative and even give a breakdown on each company, such as, Independent Contractor, or Employee, hourly pay rate – that type of thing.
Here you will post comments on various forums. They give you a set amount of posts to do on a daily basis. You are paid per post – usually about 15 cents a post. You won’t make lots of money, but it can be very interesting and fun. And you can do it while you are sitting down watching TV. (Hey, it’s lunch money!) The owner of this site, Carrie Langley, is very nice and easy to work for.
There are actually quite a few paid posting jobs out there; you just have to look for them as with any of the other types of jobs I have listed here. I am only giving feedback on those that I have had good experiences with.