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The Best Work at Home Job Opportunities

Updated on October 1, 2014
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Angela Kane is the Senior Customer Support Representative of HEA. HEA provides free access to legitimate work from home jobs and resources.


Best Work at Home Opportunities

There are literally thousands of work at home job opportunities out there. It is not that hard to find them either. In fact, these opportunities are very good in finding you and offering themselves up to you. But this is the internet and as we all know, an opportunity can be either of two things – a legit work at home opportunity or a scam. Therefore, you have to be always careful when investing your time and money on so-called “make money online” offers. Smart scammers know how vulnerable you are due to your desperation to find an online opportunity. The only defense you have against these people is to look at them inside and out to determine if they are indeed legit and worthy of your investment. Some of the most legitimate and best work at home job opportunities are posted below.


Affiliate Marketing

This is one if not the most popular work at home opportunity. Majority of internet marketers and online entrepreneurs make use of this marketing strategy. This can be a very lucrative business if you know what you are doing. Hundreds of affiliate marketers are making three figures in sales in a day. The concept behind affiliate marketing is pretty simple. You sign up with an affiliate company, you promote and sell their products, and when you are able to make a sale, you earn a commission. Commissions range from a few cents to several hundred dollars, depending on the company you signed up with and the products you are promoting. Affiliate marketers are always in demand because it is one of the best ways to get paid while working from home.



It is not uncommon these days to hear of people who work at home and earn their incomes solely from their blogs. There are even those who make millions from their blogs. Such is the power of a blog. To be successful in blogging however, there are some general rules you need to keep in mind. First, find a niche then stick with it. Second, focus on quality content over quantity. Third, provide useful content. And fourth, promote your blog as often as you can. Freelance blogging is similar to freelance writing and in constant demand especially as the Internet grows.



Most of those people who work at home are in the freelancing business. The good thing about freelancing is the freedom and flexibility it offers. You don't own your time 100% but you can pretty much do anything you want. You work when you are feeling like it. You can turn down a job assignment if you're not comfortable with it. You don't have these freedoms if you're working a 9 to 5 job. Freelancers work in a variety of industries and they must always have the capacity to work on the go or at home.


Direct Selling

This is a good route to take if you have your own product to sell. It could be a novel you wrote, an info product you created, artworks you made, t-shirts you printed, etc. All you have to do is set up your own website or blog then direct your targeted customers to it. Making money selling is very difficult especially people who work at home. In order to get your products out there you will have to get a very site or blog to advertise on. You can do this by using search engine advertising programs such as Google or Bing which only costs a few cents per click. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are also a very popular low cost advertising solutions to use. SEO companies will help get your site higher in the rankings, but they could cost hundreds of dollars a month to get results. Sales jobs are always the most popular work at home jobs available. Sales professionals can make thousands of dollars a month and can work from anywhere.


Starting an Online Business

If you are of the more adventurous kind, you can build an online business from scratch. This is very risky of course but worth it if your business goes successful. Starting your business is very simple, all you have to do is apply a home permit or business license. It will take you a day to complete and file all the paperwork. For a small yearly fee, your business could be up and running. Starting the business is to easy task, the hard thing is making money. Thousands of business are started every year and only a couple succeed. Your chances for success depend on how prepared you are and keeping your costs low.

As we said earlier, there are hundreds of work at home opportunities out there. But the ones mentioned above are a few of the best ones available today. It's recommended that you start with any of them until you are able to find that perfect work at home jobs.

Our company believes the best work at home job opportunities are in the customer service industry. Customer service is very popular and the success rate for getting a job in customer service is very high. Hundreds of companies are hiring customer service representatives at competitive rates.

Written by S. Marie Surles (Owner of

Work-at-Home Resource Books

Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series)
Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series) is a work-at-home job listing service. Our website offers job seekers access to thousands of available work-at-home job opportunities. Over the years we compiled a listing of thousands of legitimate telecommuting companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistant. The companies listed in this EBook have hired people to work from home. A majority of the companies are accepting resumes for current and future job openings.



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    • MartieCoetser profile image

      Martie Coetser 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent and well-needed information!

      Thank you, Angela :)

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      5 years ago

      I have to disagree with paying money up front for a job opportunity; especially when everything is supplied to you and a full support system is there for you. Although, I paid a VERY small amount, my income is steady and it was not a scam. (Will agree that 99% of "online" work is not legitimate though)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Again, really good information !!

    • Sheri Faye profile image

      Sheri Dusseault 

      5 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Very useful and thanks. I have just started working from home so this is a help.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is really interesting info and should help people a lot to avoid pitfalls. I am trying to figure out how to get an adsense account. I guess I had one a few years ago when I started (and abandoned) a blog and now they want the password and stuff that I have not used in 3 or 4 years. So, I have written for almost a year with no adsense. It is fun though...

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Excellent hub and full of the information that people really want and need! It's always sad when you hear about, as you rightly say, vulnerable people getting scammed. Unfortunately so many learn the hard way and the scammers merely turn their attention to the next vulnerable person. Here's hoping many would be 'work from homers' will read hubs like yours and avoid the heartbreak and distress of being scammed.

      Voted up + shared!

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      You have some great information here. My last job was actually working from home for a company that is based out of Las Vegas. I worked for them for 4 years from home. I had worked for them for 4 years previously from an office. When business slowed down and I was the only employee working from home, they let me go. It was quite a income reduction and I looked for something else to do from home. That is when I found HubPages. I also sell my photography and have 4 blogs now. None of which are making me much money, but perhaps in the future. You do have to be VERY careful with some of these "work from home" companies as I have talked to many and most of them were a joke! Very good hub here, voting up, useful and interesting! Have a great day! :)

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      Marvin Parke 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      I am trying to do all of the options that you have stated. These are some good points.

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      6 years ago from India

      Most of the online jobs from home demand money in advance and if you try to move out of their webpage they offer discounts. I never pay for it as to me if a person is asking you money to give you a job , it smells of scam.

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      Comfort Babatola 

      6 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      These are great tips you mentioned here. The affiliate marketing hasn't brought in much for me. I do it through Google. I guess I don't know what I'm doing. For real, no kidding. lol.

      I'm blogging, trying to give freelancing a try, hoping something will work. At least Hubpages is working. Thank God!

      Thanks for sharing. Voted Up and Useful.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Useful tips. I would not prefer to pay upfront for any online job. Most of these are scammers out to rip you.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago

      God information here, thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Some very useful ideas. Keep it up!

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      6 years ago from Southern California

      Great suggestions, I wish I had this 2 years ago when I was reading all the crap people write just to sell but teach you nothing. Thanks.

      Voted up & Shared!

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      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I love working from home!

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      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Very helpful article. I am already doing some of them, but starting slow. One thing I wanted to point out is the commitment that is needed, specially in the beginning, in whatever you are doing.

      Thanks for sharing the info with us!

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      You make some good suggestions. Thankfully network sites make freelancing much easier now!

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a very informative hub. With the economy as sluggish as it is, it's important to let people know what opportunities are available to them. Well done.

      Thank you for your comment on my hub, by the way.


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