A friend of mine in SC needs a job she can work at from home. A medical problem (circulatory) warrants that she stay off of her feet (that cut out her cashier job). She does have a computer and access to the internet. Any legitimate job opportunities out there that you know of? Thanks.
KCC from Canton, NC
Have you thought of selling on eBay? You could start with the unwanted items around your house.
You may want to check out Elance (http://www.elance.com). You can post your services there and then bid on projects that people looking for help post. Elance then takes a percentage when you are paid by someone.
By Lewis (Guest Post)
In my area (NC,USA) doctor's farm out their notes, etc., for transcription. Check with your local medical society or hospital to see about your area.
Why not search the internet for the various Virtual Assistant groups and join the forums and learn about the working from home. Virtual Assistants, start their own businesses working from home offering services like typing, transcription, web design, bookkeeping, etc. You can learn a lot by joining the various forums and hopefully join the groups. If you have the experience this could be a good stepping stone to starting your own business from home. Regards.
Ali, AMF Typing Services, South Africa.
By <userlink:thr760347>Alison F.</userlink>
How about contacting a local school or college? You could help with admin or type student's papers for a fee.
Since you said "graphics" and have a bit of money to get started, you could also advertise custom made invitations, stationary, greeting cards in bulk, business cards, etc. You would be surprised at the number of people that will pay a little extra to get something that actually has their name printed on it.
You could have them sign their name, and you could scan it and use it for graphics on the cards, stationary, etc. Just a thought. You would have to buy your card stock, business cards, etc., but once you make a sale, you can put it back into your business. Advertise. Newspapers, flyers, your own business cards, and talk, talk, talk. Your best and worst advertisement is "Word of Mouth". Good Luck.
By sfrench1124 (Guest Post) (02/07/2006)
I work at home for the most part. I am and have been a Pampered Chef consultant for 3 years. Actually I have been able to quit my 9-5 job doing it. Have you ever thought about Home Direct Sales? I typically work 6-8 days a month and make decent income. Plus the flexibility to work around my families needs.
If you or anyone else have any questions about PC, like to know the benefits, or like to give it a try, (it couldn't hurt).
I'm a mystery shopper and merchandiser. I am an independent contractor. Just go online and type in either word. I apply to companies online all the time. I have about 8 companies right now which is not bad considering I live in a very small town. In big cities, you can make lots of money.
By Renee (Guest Post)
Have you tried going to www.craigslist.com? There are a lot of major cities listed, but even if your city isn't listed some of the other cities have work from home opportunities. Maybe even try a google search for work at home opportunities. There is another website that I have applied for at http://www.workathomeagent.com/. It is a call center type job from home. I chose the hours I want to work, but may not get all the hours I requested.
But it is a process and I am only part of the way through, but should start working soon. I read that If you want to work from home that you need multiple streams of income. Do you have any hobbies that you could turn into a profit? There are lots of craft fairs that do not cost a lot of money to enter. Craftlister.com is a good place to find them.
Do you have a marketable skill? Advertise for your skills. Barter if you can. The Mompack is a great place to ask for advise on starting a business. You may even want to find a group that meets regarding working from home, such as VendorCentralUSA, or WAHMFest, or if there aren't any groups that meet in your area, start one. The information you get from other work at home people will get you started on the right path.
Advertise your business in local community business boards and community happenings in the local papers. Print up some flyers and put on cars, in the local supermarkets, Walmarts, etc. There are lots of opportunities out there just research, research, research. Use the internet, it is your best tool.
By Angie (Guest Post) (03/20/2006)
I do medical transcription at home. I transcribe at night after my full-time day job. The only investment is a computer, Word software, Stedman's software, and a transcriber, and paper. I do the transcription for the office I work for. My set-up is a little different, but I can do it from home in my pj's at my convenience. (03/23/2006)
Just a note about mystery shopping you should never, ever have to pay a fee to join. Check out www.volition.com. There are many options there. (03/25/2006)
For mystery shoppers: try www.mysteryshopperservices.com Sign up is free (never pay to sign up anywhere) And check out mysteryshop.org that is an official website that has job databases and information on gold/silver certifications that make you more valuable, but it is not necessary. They are a great resource. Note: you will not make a lot of money on this, but it is fun if you are a snoop and opinionated like me. And are a stickler for outstanding customer service. (03/25/2006)
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