Work-from-home opportunities

Working and making cash from home can look like a dream, but it can also be the real deal that changes your life. You can be cautious of the strategies of making money by working at home, but they do exist. Here are some of them :

Working for an Employer at Home (Telecommuting): Many people who decide to work from home initially look for a home-based job with an employer instead of owning a home business. There are several reasons for this, including the desire for employee benefits, concerns about irregular income, or fear of self-employment tax. One of the most important things to understand about work-at-home jobs is that they are like traditional jobs, and to get them you need to have skills and experience outlined in a great resume.

Some companies like 1-800flowers.com outsource customer-service operations to third-party companies who then hire home-based workers or “agents” to take calls and orders. When you call 1-800-flowers, you may be speaking with Rebecca Dooley, a retired police officer and employee of Alpine Access, a major call-center service. When you dialed the number to 1-800-flowers, your call was automatically routed to Rebecca’s spare bedroom in Colorado. Alpine Access currently employs more than 5,000 work-at-home customer-service agents who take in-bound calls (there’s no outbound or cold calling) for dozens of companies. “This works perfectly for me because I can set up my hours around my family’s busy lifestyle,” says Dooley, who usually works 20 to 32 hours a week, depending on her schedule.

Buy a noise-cancelling headset with a mute button. The last thing you want is to be in an online meeting and have the doorbell ring or police sirens blaring the background. “Perception is reality,” says New York City-based Jonathan Vlock, co-Founder of the meal-planning app Cooking Planit. “You want people to think you run a tight ship, and have all of the necessary resources at your fingertips. This is especially critical when you are an entrepreneur talking to someone at a larger organization. People can’t visualize your home but they can certainly visualize an office, and that is exactly what you want them to [see and hear].” See extra info at Free Work From Home Strategy.

One of the easiest ways is to ensure you get paid weekly is to be self-employed and working directly with freelance clients. By eliminating the middleman (i.e. a freelance platform like Fiverr or Upwork) where payment can be delayed because the platform collects the payment, keeps a small percentage, and pays you at their convenience. By working directly with a client, you both decide on a payment schedule if the work is recurring. Since you work at home, the easiest payment method will be PayPal. You send an invoice once a job is completed and you receive the money as soon as the client approves the invoice.