Work at Home Job Listings, Communities, and Forums

I know the information I’ve provided on this site has been limited to my own experience. So, in case you are looking for a different type of work at home job, I have listed a few sites to get you started with that as well. These are sites that post a variety of work at home job listings that can be checked periodically. You may also discover work at home opportunities on traditional job sites like Monster or Careerbuilder. When you look at any job listing, keep in mind that not all work at home opportunities are safe. Always do a little research and use your best judgement.

Earlier I wrote that I am addicted to working from home. I wouldn’t have it any other way. My goals are to advance at work and grow my business ventures. Whatever your goals may be, I hope that I have helped. Read more or say hello on our blog for online business owners and others who work from home.

Work at Home Information Sites:

www.wahm.com

workathomemoms.about.com

www.workplacelikehome.com
(This one is a useful forum. You must register. People who work from home share their experiences and advice here.)

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Business Opportunities and Other Ways to Earn Money From Home

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Besides the many online jobs available, there are an overwhelming number of business and money-making opportunities as well. It’s always a good idea to have at least one backup plan. I wasn’t interested in mystery shopping, paid surveys, etc. I wanted something I could build upon and develop, so I partnered with my mother and sister to birth YOUR Virtual Service Group. We combined all of our experiences in order to offer virtual assistant services to individuals and small businesses. If you have a product or service to sell, then don’t hesitate. This is a great way to start your work at home journey, and the potential for growth can be huge. Do some research via your official city, county, or state website to find out exactly how to get your online business up and running.

Affiliate Marketing is another great business opportunity for those of you who do not have your own product or service. Yes, it is possible to earn money by marketing the products and services of others. There is a lot to learn in order to be successful, but it can be truly fun and rewarding work. I highly recommend a product called AffiloBlueprint. It’s a step-by-step, self-lead online training program for affiliate marketing. You get access to over a dozen lessons that each come with videos and pdfs. The lessons are constantly updated and improved. It also comes with optional hosting and a theme for your affiliate sites. You can learn more about AffiloBlueprint and other opportunities on our work from home blog post.

Work from Home Online

ImageI’m addicted to working from home. There are more than one hundred ways to work from home. This story is about my personal journey, and what I’ve learned along the way. Read on and you will have information it took me years to acquire. 

Virtual Call Centers

It doesn’t have to take years to meet your goal of working from home full-time. You simply need to know where to look for opportunities. It took me quite a while because the only resource I knew was word-of-mouth referrals. My journey began when my son was born. I was a single mom, yet I wanted to be home with him as much as possible. I also discovered that the cost of childcare is incredibly high! Through word of mouth I learned that it was possible to earn money online. I couldn’t quit my job and dive in head first, so I worked as an independent contractor for Liveops. Working with Liveops did two great things for me.

  1. I could work any time of day or night, which meant I could keep my job while testing the work at home waters.
  2. Liveops has a large pool of contractors who share information via the forum. This meant I was able to learn about new opportunities all the time.

So, my work at home career started in the virtual call center at Liveops. Over the years I discovered that virtual call center jobs including management, telephone sales, technical support, and customer service offered the most opportunity. They aren’t always the highest paying jobs, but there are opportunities for advancement. Also, consider the trade-off. Workers save on transportation, wardrobe, childcare, and food costs. I also work in a comfortable environment, and usually choose my own work schedule. These jobs suit those who can appreciate the perks; and people who need flexibility because of their existing full time job, school, kids etc.

Below I will list several legitimate websites to get started. Each site will allow you to read about and apply for jobs with the company. There are a variety of call types for each company and they all do business differently. Sometimes it takes a while to hear from them and sometimes it happens quickly. Most have paid training, but some do not. Some hire you as an employee, and others take you on as an independent contractor. Some have a set schedule, some have very flexible schedules. Usually the most you will need for start up is internet service, land line phone service, computer, desk phone, headset, and a background check fee (this fee does not apply if you will be a hired employee).

Virtual Call Centers:

LiveOps
Independent Contractor work with extremely flexible schedule and potential to earn more over time
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American Express
Traditional employment
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Aspire Lifestyles (formally Vipdesk)
Traditional employment
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Cloud10
Traditional employment
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Alpine Access
Traditional employment
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ACD Direct
Independent Contractor work
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Asurion
Traditional employment
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Apple
Traditional employment
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