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What work at home jobs are out there

Updated on January 11, 2013

Are you looking for a work at home job? Are you bored of being a stay-at-home mom and want to finally be a work-at-home mom? If this is you, you have come to the right place because it can be expensive sticking your children in daycare, so working at home sounds like the only option. Lucky for you, there are many different jobs types of jobs you can choose from when staying at home and they are all free to start working.

Call Centers

The most common free work at home job for moms, students and older people looking to work is call center jobs. There are many legit jobs that will hire you one to answer phones; however, they are not all the same. Some may require you to sell, others will ask you to take orders, and the last few will just be customer service. Therefore, the pay and scheduling will vary between these companies.

All you will need to start is a computer, internet and a phone line. Upon getting hired you will go through training and some companies do offer paid training, while others do not. Nevertheless, this is a good field to get in because you will never have to worry about not having enough work to do, which in the end will keep you at ease when needing to pay bills.


Another free work-at-home job that can bring in some money is becoming an online tutor. However, most companies will require you to have at least an Associate degree in order for you to qualify to become a tutor. Nevertheless, this is a great way to earn a part-time income for doing something you are passionate about. Another perk to being a tutor is you can work when you want to, it is completely flexible and you will never be tied down to certain hours.

Virtual Assistant

If you were a personal assistant or worked in an office setting before becoming a stay-at-home mom then virtual assistant may be the job for you. Being a virtual assistant involves administrative tasks just as if you were still in the office. Virtual assistants do anything from data entry to making travel plans. As with the other jobs they do want you to have some knowledge of researching, phone etiquette, and be communicative. Also, the pay will depend on experience when it comes to most businesses; however, these jobs are not as flexible as being a tutor and some call center work.


Do you have a passion for writing? If so, becoming a freelance writer will be a perfect fit for you. This is a great job when it comes to flexibility and the potential of earning a full-time income. What is great about becoming a freelance writer is you get to choose when and how much you work, which then ties into how much you make. There are so many places you can start out your freelance career and they are all free to join. It will not cost you a single penny to start working.

Working from home does not have to cost money to start up as you can see. There are plenty of legit jobs out there that will not cost you any money to start to work for them. If you ever run into a job that asks for money pass it by and get yourself a free work at home job.


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      William Gerace 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Totally right Chrystal. I work for Live Ops and of course they only thing they charge for is the background check. I have done the Arise thing and in my opinion not my cup of tea. At any rate this is a fantastic Hub. I have a friend who is interested in work at home jobs like me so I will definitely send this to her. Voting up and will share on Facebook and Twitter. Great work!!

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      Chrystal Mahan 5 years ago from Michigan

      Rule of thumb - you shouldn't have to pay for work! Of course, I can see the exception to the rule when working with call center companies like Arise that charge for classes, or bid sites like eLance.