Money is tight and you just can’t seem to make it on one income anymore. But daycare, clothes for the office, lunches, and pitching in for this event or cause every other day adds up. Some of your friends are doing those work at home jobs but you are skeptical. Well, don’t worry any longer. If you are looking for a work at home job, I have five that you might want to check out today. Yes, there are legitimate work at home jobs. I have personally worked at many of these types of jobs since 1986. The best advice I could ever give you would be to check out the job on one of the following websites before giving out your information.
Best sites for finding work at home jobs.
WAHM.com (Note: I have used this site for years and years but on 6/5 received numerous warnings from my Avast anti-virus program. They are much too good of a site to leave them off of my list but perhaps wait a few days for them to get whatever problem they are experiencing fix.)
Work Place Like Home
Rat Race Rebellion
Aren’t those work at home jobs all scams?
No, they are not all scams. For the most part you should be fine if you never pay to work at home with the exception of paying for a background check. Never pay for training, that is the biggest sign of a scam.
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Some companies will hire you as an employee for their work at home jobs and some will consider you an independent contractor. I found an article that explains the differences here.
Chances are if you are looking for a work at home job then you already know the difference and you just want to know what job is hiring.
Are these jobs only for women?
Men are applying to these jobs all the time. My husband does one of them every fall and sometimes in the spring. So many families need to supplement their income that whichever partner has the time or expertise is putting in the extra hours. So men, feel free to apply as well!
Five work at home jobs hiring right now.
- Seasonal Work from Home Customer Service Associate – Apply here.
You must live in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia to apply for this job.
The rate of pay is $10.00 per hour. Possible bonus opportunities, an employee discount and more.
You must be internet savvy. You must be able to solve problems, answer questions over the phone.
You may work as temporary for up to six months and there may be opportunities for long term employment.
You must be able to pass a background check.
- Alorica @ home – Apply here.
Receive and process phone calls from various clients.
Background check required at your expense of $31.95
The job consists of customer service, sales, up-sells, reading scripts and getting along with co-workers.
Must have a high school diploma or GED. One year customer service or sales experience. 18 years old or more, must work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Basic computer skills required.
Some projects may require a drug test and/or bilingual in English and Spanish.
- Honeyfund – Apply here.
Customer Service Administrator
Answer emails and phones
Work Place Like Home site states that the pay is $15-$18 per hour but I could not verify this information.
Schedule: Monday – Thursday and Sunday all 5 hours per day. Work from home.
Must have 2 years customer service experience, typing and strong computer skills, and be able to handle e-mail and Google Voice.
- MomsRising – See information to apply here.
This job has many requirements but is essentially administrative work.
40 hours per week
Pay will depend on your experience and there are several benefits that may be available if you meet the requirements.
Resume and references required.
- LiveOps – Apply here.
Work your own schedule.
Take calls for various companies, many require up-sells and scripts.
Required a background check and a credit check which the applicant pays, cost is $65.
Must live in the United States.
Pay may vary but it is generally 25 cents per minute of talk time. There are also some sales incentives that can increase your income.
There are phone and computer requirements that you must have to do the job.
I have worked for a couple of these companies in the past. I worked with LiveOps when they were just starting out and you could practically take a nap between calls. Now, I hear it is very different and they have several clients to help keep you busy. The busier you are, the more money you make with them.
You will notice that for this list all of the jobs require some sort of phone work. The fact is that phone jobs are more plentiful when it comes to work at home jobs and much less likely to be a scam. There are some data entry jobs but quite often the pay is quite low
A couple of things to be aware of when it comes to phone work at home jobs. First of all, sometimes you will have to purchase specific equipment to do the job. This is not normally reimbursed. Second, the majority of work at home jobs that want you to use the phone will either penalize you or even let you go if your call is monitored and and they can hear your kids or your pets. This can be extremely difficult when you have little ones at home.
Do you work at home? If so, what type of work do you do and do you enjoy it?