Non-MLM Work From Home Ideas?

September 4, 2006

A woman working on a computer at home.I will soon be moving to a location that is deep in a canyon and about 30 miles from the nearest town. It's over 80 miles to a town that would have employment that could be considered substantial. I would like to do something at home. Maybe medical billing, ebay, or whatever is available.


How do I cut through the scams, mlm, and home party plans to find information to help me locate something that could earn a little income. It doesn't have to be much, 150-200 per week? Not, that more wouldn't be nice, just trying to be realistic.Green Wasabi from OregonEditor's Note: The original feedback to this question has been deleted as inaccurate or out of date. If you have any answers to this question, please share them with us.

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November 22, 2021

There are many people looking for ways to earn money at home, either part time or as a full time career. It is even more true now that the COVID shutdowns showed us all how many jobs can be handled remotely. If you are able to earn a living working from home, please tell us how you do it. A woman working at home giving a high-five to her cat.


We aren't looking for self promotion or MLM opportunities and we won't be posting access codes or personal links, only legitimate employment opportunities.

We would rather find out how you discovered your work at home opportunity and what were the benefits and challenges involved.


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November 22, 20210 found this helpful
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I am a full time virtual assistant. Have been for almost 5 years as a solopreneur.

Basically I am a secretary/admin assistant for clients who need to do their best when they delegate to me. I have had clients all over the US.


All work is done remotely. I email projects or drop them into Google or One Drive or Dropbox files. Rarely I put files on CD or jump drives and hand them off to the clients. I make phone calls, I do data entry, design eye catching PowerPoints, design Excel spreadsheets, and much more.

Don't fall for scams that tell you can can be a VA with no skills and only work a few hours a day and make money. Not true. They are MLM type scams where you sell lies to other vulnerable people.

I work 40+ hours a week and it is work like any other job, but I am my own boss.

You need to have skills in your niche. A niche is the type of work you do. VAs can be social media managers, do calendar management, do research, writing etc. You have to be a go-getter and well organized.


I am happy to share more if anyone is interested.


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November 25, 20210 found this helpful
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It's P/T but dog sitting/walking has worked out well in my neighborhood. I lost my 18 year old pup 6 months ago and it's been nice being able to spend time w/ sweet little fur babies again also.


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November 28, 20210 found this helpful
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Writers (business materials, social media content, technical documents) and commercial artists, website designers, editors (student papers, white papers for corporate employees), research assistants ... quite a lot of work can be done from a home office. One of my associates is a photographer without a studio: she travels wherever her clients need her.


If you have a specialty and experience, are prepared to treat your work like a real job and commit to regular working hours (full- or part-time), are prepared to market yourself / your skills, there's nothing stopping you from starting your own small business and working from home.

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