After staying at home for a couple of years, I have an idea of what the best stay at home jobs are. It’s not necessarily easy to find a job staying at home, but it is definitely a possibility.
Become a Virtual Assistant (VA)- I am currently a virtual assistant for a popular coupon blog. My job is to write blog posts for her as a ghostwriter. The task of a virtual assistant is totally up to the blog owner, so you might be hired to do something else and not write blog posts. It is helpful if you know a little bit about WordPress, plugins, or at least blogging. How did I find this job? My friend hooked me up. In a world where I am not the biggest fan of how networking seems to be the only way to get a job, this time it worked in my favor. If you do not know any bloggers, I suggest you ask on legitimate forums or email bloggers to see if they are hiring
Start Your Own Business- This is the hard route. I have several websites that I’m attempting to profit off of. You can make money via affiliate marketing and advertisements. I plan to start a series on this topic, so check back. In the mean time, if you Google blogging for money or visit ProBlogger.net, I’m sure you will learn quite a bit. You can also work for a company like Mary Kay, Thirty One Gifts, etc and sell real products by hosting “parties” to sell these goods.
Medical Transcriptionist- There are tons of scams out there advertising this job. However, there are also REAL medical transcriptionist jobs. I suggest you start researching about the medical transcriptionist field here to see what educational requirements you need. A company that offers this position without requiring certain educational requirements might not be legitimate. So do your research!
Web Designer: Even if you know how to create a blot button or header, you can sell your services even if you don’t know how to create a full web design. Market yourself online and trying to establish a business selling your web creations!
Selling Goods: Don’t want to sell for Mary Kay? You could sell goods or virtual goods online. Sell items on eBay, Craigslist, etc for cash. You can accept payment through PayPal. If you don’t have anything to sell, this is where affiliate/internet marketing comes into play and you can sell items online. Being an Amazon Affiliate is a good place to start.
Write: There are several routes to go with this. You can write for Suite101, Examiner, and other similar companies. However, there is no quick cash and it takes time to get money. You could also become a writer for someone online and get paid per post. WarriorForum.com and there is a forum on ProBlogger.net where people are looking to hire writers by the post.
Call Center Representative: I highly recommend you start looking at WAHM.com forums to see where many women (and men) are working. (Again, check back, I will be posting a series about this also).
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