I'm looking to work from home and have never been able to find something legitimate that pays decent. Does anyone know of any reputable, honest work-at-home companies???
This has to be something free to start. I'm not looking to start a business and I don't have money to start with. I'd love to be a freelance writer but there's so much competition.
What's your advice?
Hi Jamie. Unfortunately, anything that will make you the sort of income that you would consider worthwhile as a work-from-home activity, would have to be considered a business. Even if you only wanted to supplement your other income sources.
There's a lot of competition for things like web design (just look at freelancer.com or elance.com). Selling products can be tricky too. You have to specialize..find a niche that is popular, but not too popular. You have to look at the skills that you have, and what you know a lot about. Selling information (what you know) is, and always will be something that people will want or need. There's always someone coming along that needs to know something.
A really decent income requires a lot of research and hard work, just like any business. I'm still struggling with making a go of it. Hope that helps a bit.
The only work-from-home that is going to be legitimate and pay as much as having a job outside the home is going to take just as much effort as outside-home jobs to both find and maintain.
One option is paid forum posting. If you have a good general knowledge and are familiar with how forums work, this can be quite good. Skilled posters get 10-15c per post to blend in and help a forum look active or popular.
Transcription is fairly easy to get into and pays decently. A good way to figure out whether a company is paying slave labor is to multiply the minutes of the job by 4x (If you are a fast word processor/typist) to 6x (average typist)
Let say a company is offering 2.00 per minute of transcription... If you are transcribing at 4x transcription then it would take 8 minutes to transcribe a 2 minute recording... so you would earn .50 per minute of your time or $30.00 per hour.
Decide how fast you can work and how much you want to make per hour and find an online company (there are hundreds) willing to pay that. Run the name of the organization through Google and the BBB website before accepting work. That should give a pretty good indication of their reputation.
If you've never done it before, there is a learning curve, but it's really not that hard to pick up... just follow the specific company's style-guide. It might take a while to get to top speed... so plan for lower income at first.
^^^^ Lmao.....thats funny Beth37. I don't think your going to find anything legitimately good that will earn money quickly with no investment. If its free, a million people are doing it
Im pretty sure at least a million ppl are having sex at home. It's kind of a popular pass time... oh... maybe you weren't talking about the phone sex joke... never mind.
I googled the online job 'commenting on forums', but I couldn't find anything about it. That would be fun. Does anyone know anything about it?
I think sex would be worth more than 6 cents a day......at least I hope so....if its not....then you need to find a new partner....Lol
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