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November, 2017 | 100 Work from home jobs

Do REAL Home Assembly Jobs (With No Startup Fees) Exist

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You’re searching for a legitimate home based job that doesn’t require money upfront.

But it’s no easy task.

Home assembly jobs seem like a great way to go because they are simple, easy, and allow you to work from the comfort of your own home. It makes sense!

I mean, why wouldn’t companies pay people to take on menial tasks for them, rather than pay an in-house employee right? It looks like a mutually beneficial gig.

Unfortunately though, most of these so called “jobs” are fake and the only people getting paid, are the scammers running them.

Bold claim, I know. But I have good reason for saying this as I’m about to explain.

How Do Home Assembly Jobs Work?

Assuming you can find a real one, the way these jobs work is simple- companies pay you to assemble products for them.

These products range from CD cases, picture frames, and all kinds of jewellery and craft related items like dolls, bracelets and bookmarks etc. Craft and jewellery based products are among the most popular in this space.

In most cases, you have to pay these companies somewhere between $50-$100 for a ‘starter kit’ which they mail to your address. This includes some training on getting started, some materials and in some cases, samples so you know what to model after. After a week or so, you receive this pack in the mail and you can begin assembling.

Once you’ve assembled the products, you then send these back to the company who inspect them to make sure you have done a good job. If the product meets their specifications, you get paid an agreed amount which is higher than the cost of the materials you purchased with your starter kit. Makes sense.

All going well, you could make some extra cash this way. More often than not… things don’t go so well.

Startup Fees vs Startup Costs

Many companies operating in this space know people are skeptical of upfront costs, which is why they take a much less obvious approach when it comes to what fees they charge. How so?

While I was doing my research, I came across an advertorial style blog post for one of the most popular companies in this space called ‘Titan Chains’. They know people are skeptical of having to buy a starter kit, so they cleverly re-word things:

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So, there are no upfront fees. but you’ve still gotta pay to start the job? Yep.

On one hand, they don’t charge you money for a starter kit because they say they are not scammers. But on the other hand, they DO charge you for a “training kit”. Hmmm….

This is exactly the same thing as buying a starter kit, they are just ‘framing’ it differently to suite their marketing purposes. Whichever way you look at it, you must pay this company money to start their job. Plain and simple.

Titan Chains is now defunct for whatever reason, and I am not suggesting they were a scam. Maybe they were, maybe they weren’t. I can’t say for sure. It’s old news now.

The reason I’m showing you this, is because it’s a common marketing tactic among other websites in this space and is something to be mindful of when you are weighing these things up.

Are there any companies out there that don’t charge fees to get started?

There may be, but not that I could find.

Some cost more than others, some word things differently, but all of the ones I found charge you to get started. It’s easy to justify this though, since they are sending you raw materials. If you were a company employee, then this is not justifiable. But since you are technically ‘self employed’ they can justify this. Which makes it a dice roll.

So, are there any legitimate opportunities within this space?

I haven’t been through every single company for obvious reasons. However, based on my research, legit sites in this space are few and far between.

The Mark of a Home Assembly Job Scam

Scammers make the bulk of their money off the back of people looking for a job as oppose to selling finished products on the open market as they claim.

There are two main types of scams in this space: blatant and elaborate.

The most blatant type of scam with these jobs is where the people behind it simply take your money once you purchase the starter kit. You give them your money, and they take it! Pretty sweet deal for those assholes.

Within several months, once enough people complain online, they shut their website down and start a new one. Welcome to the internet. This crap happens ALL the time and it’s incredible how easily they get away with it. The majority of people running these sites are anonymous so they can do this over and over again with little to no repercussion.

Hence, this is why many people will not pay money upfront and why scammers need to switch things up to keep thier game running.

This is where the majority of the more popular scams reside in this space. It’s less obvious, yet equally as dubious.

How does it work?

You get your starter kit, follow the instructions carefully, and send the assembled product back to the company. You’ve fulfilled your end of the deal as best as anyone could. You are now waiting to be paid by the company.

But instead of getting paid… you get told you did a sh#t job and won’t be getting paid.

This is very common among these websites.

No matter how precise you followed their instructions and no matter how much effort you put in, it’s never good enough. Many people work second jobs doing this and quite literally come home after a long day, slave away for hours and after assembling a ton of product, make zero dollars.

Don’t worry, they cover themselves within the fine print! When you sign up, you agree (often without even realizing) that you do not get paid if the work is deemed ‘unsatisfactory’ by the company.

But if they did this for everyone, all the time, this would still be too obvious.

So, rather than obviously rejecting everything that comes in, they only reject a certain number of these which allows them to fly right under the radar and continue selling new starter kits to hopefuls.

If you’ve got some people making money, the scam is going to be a lot more believable, especially when they hire people for pennies on the dollar to comment on various forums, blog posts and social media channels posing as real people.

Sounds elaborate right? That’s because it is.

This is a business, and scammers stand to make a boatload of cash ripping people off this way.

Does this mean that ALL of these sites just scams? There may very well be some legitimate jobs within this space, yes. But it’s a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The honest ones are few and far between like most work from home programs.

Can You Trust Home Assembly Job Directories?

To compile this issue, there are sketchy ‘directory websites’ looking to cash in on this stuff too. Again, some may be legit, but some are clearly questionable.

One website I found is called American Diversified Publications which supposedly gives people a directory of legitimate assembly jobs:

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Turns out it’s not free.

They charge people $39 for these job directories. In itself, that’s fine if it really is a legitimate directory. Maybe it is, maybe it’s not. I didn’t buy it because I personally don’t trust it nor do I want it. I did do some research though, and found there were a number of complaints on the BBB website regarding this company.

Granted, there are only 15 complaints as of writing this, but ALL of them are negative, and all have many people listing the reviews as ‘helpful’ which means many other people agree.

Again, I didn’t purchase their ‘list’ myself so I can’t say for sure how good it is.

I am very skeptical when it comes to buying directories from sites online since (almost always) that same information is freely available, and compiled together, for anyone to use.

For example, created a list of 250 home assembly jobs which anyone can view. Apart from posting a pretty well useless “jobs list”, that site does appear to be legitimate. They are not promoting any of those companies and even posted this warning under the list:

I do NOT recommend joining any of those without extreme caution, if at all. I just wanted to show you how easy it is to get a directory of sites. I am sure there are many more out there.

Either way, it’s not worth paying to find out unless you know they are the real deal.

Final Thoughts

If you do happen to find a legitimate home based assembly job, good and well. In most cases however, these jobs are scams and should be avoided completely.

At best, they can be very time intensive and not very financially rewarding all things considered.

If you like assembling craft items, a much better idea is to create a free account at a site like Etsy or Amazon Handmade. Of course, there’s no guarantee you will make money this way either. But at least you aren’t signing up for some scam, you are creating real products that you can sell for a very real profit.

If you are buying the raw materials, and going to all the effort to make the products, why not cut out the middle man and sell them yourself! I’m not into crafts myself, but that’s definitely what I would do over messing with these so called jobs. There is more time and effort involved since you are building a business, but you can make a lot more money doing this.

I hope this article has been helpful, chime in below if you have something to share!

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How to Day Trade the Forex Market In 2 Hours or Less a Day (EURUSD)

Here’s how I day trade the forex market, specifically the EURUSD and/or GBPUSD (can use these tactics in other pairs too), in two hours or less. If you’re a day trader this is a must read. Master this and you’ll take your trading to a whole new level (regardless of what strategy you use). The day trading strategies below are covered in the Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Trading eBook…although you have to combine what you learn in multiple chapters.

Below, I discuss the basic strategy I use to day trade forex. That’s well and good; you may opt to use it or not. What’s covered next though–trading beyond the hard right edge– is a bold concept and can turn mediocre trading results into phenomenal results (with practice). Knowing a strategy is great, but even a good strategy may only produce mediocre or poor results if you don’t adjust well to changing market conditions.

Many traders are seeking a strategy, but usually fail to take the time to learn how to implement it properly. We need both pieces–a strategy, and the know-how to implement it effectively.

Day Trading Forex – Basic Guidelines

Becuase this is already an extensive article, links are provided to other articles with more information on given topics.

Most (not all) of my day trades in the forex market are based on these simple concepts (assume an uptrend; same concepts apply to a downtrend):

  • Trade when London and/or the US markets (earlier is better than later) are open. I opt to trade from 8:30 to 10:30 AM EST (15:30 to 17:30 on my charts below). Really anytime while London is open is fine. Two hours a day, sometimes less, and that’s all.
  • Only trade in the direction of the trend.
  • Wait for a pullback. The pullback should be near a (roughly drawn) trendline and/or above a major prior swing low (for some guidance on differentiating small waves from major waves see Impulsive and Corrective Waves ).
  • On the pullback the price must stall–stop falling–for at least 2 bars+ (2 one-minute bars, or more). Buy a breakout above the high price of the sideways bars. This requires patience. If the price stalls and then breaks out in the opposite direction of our trade (no fill on our order), assess if you still want to trade in that direction, and wait for another slow down/stal.
  • Stop Losses and Targets are set at the start of each day (this video shows how ) and may be slightly adjusted during the day based on expanding or contracting volatility. Measure the trending price moves between pullbacks, and then subtract several pips from the smaller ones..that is your target on each trade, and your stop loss is typically about half of that. For example, on April 15 I opted to use a target of 14 pips and a stop loss of 8 pips. On April 14 I opted to use a 10 pip stop loss and a 18 pip target. This changes over time. When I (originally) wrote Forex Day Trading with $1000 or Less. I discuss trading for 6 pips with a 3.5 pip stop loss. A 3.5 pip stop loss likely wouldn’t work in a more volatile environment (like on the chart examples below) and expecting to make 18 pips wasn’t probable when volatility was low. Things change, as traders we must adapt.
  • Exit all position at least two minutes before major news events (related to the pair being traded), and don’t trade until after the news is released. Cancel all pending orders before news and when you are away from your computer. Create a day trading routine to avoid mistakes.

Seems simple right? To day trade the forex market just buy pullbacks to trendlines (approximately), trade in the direction of the trend and make 14 pips or lose 8 pips. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Knowing the strategy isn’t enough. Yes, that is the strategy, but since we can draw trendlines almost anywhere, and if you zoom out (or in) all of a sudden the trend isn’t so clear, maybe following the strategy isn’t quite as easy as it seems…until you learn and practice this one thing.

Day Trade the Forex Market – Beyond the Hard Right Edge

If you want to really learn how to day trade the forex market (or any market), master “trading beyond the hard right edge.” Most people look at what has already happened on their chart, come up with one trade idea and then pray it works out. Since we can’t see what happens next (beyond the hard right edge of our chart), we think of scenarios we want to happen, or that we fear. Most people gravitate toward one or the other. They think about entering a trade and the price flying in their direction for an easy profit and high fives from friends (fantasy), or entering a trade and the price plummeting against them, stopping them out (nightmare). Either of these scenarios are possible (but so are a host of other possibilities) and which one is more prevalent in your mind will bias your trading.

If you are very optimistic, you may miss clues that the market is turning against you. If you are very pessimistic you may avoid a good trade, or jump out of it too Forex trading strategy early (see Mind over Market video for how biases affect trading). What is missing? Your strategy gets you into a trade, with an initial profit target and stop loss. Once you are in the trade though, it is a different world. All sorts of things could happen, very few of which have been considered. What if the price moves in your favor slightly and then starts to move against you? What if the price moves to within 0.1 pips of your target and then reverses, fast (or slow)? What if the price does absolutely nothing after you get in…for 10 minutes? As a day trader is this still the same trade your originally took? You were expecting something to happen, now that it hasn’t, what do you do?

As a day trader, things change very quickly. As Mike Tyson says “Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth.” Unfortunately most day traders don’t even have a plan, and they just let themselves get punched in the mouth. Letting the price hit your stop loss or target is fine. I have designed the strategies I publish to be profitable (you still need to practice when to implement the strategy, deciding which trades to take and which to avoid) with this “hands off” approach. That is never (or rarely) how I actually trade through. Active trade management, when properly applied, is far more profitable and far more consistent than the hands off approach. There is one downside: you need to constantly monitor the market while trading (which is fine for day trading). For a more thorough comparison of the differences between active management and hands-off trading, see Leave Day Trades Alone, Or Manage Them Actively .

How to Day Trade the Forex Market – Active Trade Management

Let’s talk about “trading beyond the hard right edge.” This is an advanced form of active trade management. It is a mind frame, where you look at what has happened and come up with scenarios for exactly what you will do (exit, adjust stop or target, or change nothing) in various scenarios after you enter a trade. This may seem impossible, but there are always only a few things you can do, and few things which could happen, so it actually isn’t that difficult (if you practice).

  • If the trend is strong and the market isn’t giving any warnings signs, I will usually let the price do whatever it wants. My target is likely to get hit, so I leave my stop loss where it is and if I get stopped out I get stopped out. It was worth the risk because everything is moving well.
  • If the trend is very strong, I also decide before the trade if I am allowed to adjust my target or not. If I am allowed to increase my gain, where am I going to move the target to? This will be based on the length of prior price swings (we play odds/tendencies, not what we hope will happen). If I adjust my target, and then price pulls back from it, do I get out or let it make another attempt at the new target? Decide what you will do before the trade is even placed.
    • Usually, I don’t adjust targets. Maybe 1 in 10 trades is worth adjusting the target for. Remember, the target is based on the lengths of prior swings seen that day, so unless there is very good reason that this particular move is likely to be much bigger than the others (a unicorn of sorts) there isn’t usually sufficient reason to adjust a target. If a target is approached, and just barely missed, I usually close the trade immediately. Never let a trade that almost hit your target turn into a loss. This is why you need to plan ahead; if you don’t, it will be very hard to hit that “close” button when profit is evaporating and you are experiencing regret/anger/fear/hope.
  • Say the trend is up, and we just a had a very deep pullback, retracing all or most of the prior up wave. The trend is still technically up, but the deep pullback could be the first wave lower of a downtrend (if the price proceeds to create a lower high after). So thinking ahead, I say to myself “The trend is still up, so I want to get long using my usual entry method, but I also know that selling pressure is present. Therefore I will buy to capture any remaining upside momentum, but if the price shows any weakness once I am in the trade I will exit immediately.”
    • Various situations call for different exits. For example, if things look pretty good, but not ideal, I will allow the price to make three attempts to move in my direction. If it moves in my direction three times but doesn’t hit my target, I look to exit.
    • I may also opt to give it only two chances to go in my favor if the setup is lightly less favorable (trend not as strong). Exit after two attempts if it doesn’t hit the target.
    • If the trend is likely over but you are squeezing the last bit of juice out, or if the trade is at an inflection point which could go either way, only give it one attempt. If it moves in your direction and then falters, bail immediately. It is probably a false breakout .
  • If you take a trade and it immediately moves against you, there isn’t usually much you can do about that. You get stopped out. When we take a trade we need to let it make at least one attempt (or more) in our direction before bailing on it. If you find this happens to you often, you need to work on entries because something is wrong.

To day trade the forex market successfully you need to read and adjust to market conditions (Velocity and Magnitude will help in this). You decide which direction you are going to trade, and before the trade you decide how to manage that trade. Where you entered is no longer relevant; you can’t do anything about your entry price once in a trade. Forget about it. You adapt to what happens after you are in the trade. Like Napoleon on the battle field, you have calculated everything beforehand.

How to Day Trade the Forex Market – Trade Examples

Here is the April 14 EURUSD 1-minute chart, along with comments below. I traded for about an hour and a half.

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How to day trade the forex market – EURUSD 1 minute (click to enlarge)

This day (two hour period) was dominated by news at 830 AM EST (1530 on chart). The brown boxes mark “slow downs” in the price which is what we are watching for. I used a 10 pip stop loss and 18 pip profit target on this particular day.

  • The first trade was the first slow down after a very strong move higher. This is one where you just look at the upside momentum and decide you need to get in, on a pullback, as soon as the price starts moving higher again. The long trade occurs as the price crosses above high of the sideways movement (high of the brown box). +18 pips.
  • Trade 2. The price is still rallying, and then has a pullback (just before trade) and then pops higher again. When it pulls back again, it pauses at almost the same low, showing very little selling momentum. This one you want to give a chance to hit the target. +18 pips.
  • Trade 3 and 4. Trend was up. Kept buying. Stopped out on both. Trade 3 never really moved my direction. Trade 4 did move in my direction but then reversed. Cut the losses early. -9 pips and -5.3 pips.
  • Trade 5. We now have a little downtrend, but we can see the price is still respecting the 1.0655 area (horizontal line). Given the overall moves higher, going short isn’t even a consideration yet. Buy again when the price stalls at support and then moves higher. The price just about reached the target and then pulled away from it. Closed immediately. +14.9 pips.
  • Trade 6. Didn’t actually take this one. But it was similar to trade 5…but with the added benefit that just before this trade the price made a short-term higher high (at 16:58 relative to the minor high at 16:42). That would have been another profitable one.

In less than two hours of trading we had 5 trades: 3 winners and 2 losers, for a total of 36.6 pips. Assume you have a $2000 account and risk 1% (can lose up to $20 on each trade). With a 10 pip stop loss you can trade 2 mini lots to stay within this risk tolerance. Therefore, your daily profit is 36.6 pips x $1 (how much a mini lot is worth per pip) x 2 (how many mini lots you are trading) = $73.2, or 3.66%. With a $10,000 account you make $366 for two hours work. Once consistent, you can increase risk to 1.5% or 2% per trade(no need to go higher than that), pushing your revenue to $732 on a $10,000 account. That’s based on one strategy…the forex strategies guide has many more.

Here is the April 15 EURUSD 1-minute chart (I learned a new trick in MT4–if you drag an order from your account history onto the chart it will put the trade levels for that trade on your chart).

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How to day trade the forex market – EURUSD (click to enlarge)

On April 14 we had lots of “clean movement”. On April 15 we had a Euro conference begin right around the time I started trading (1530 on chart) and that created some price whipsaws. Best to avoid…but as we can see I did take one trade in there…

  • Based on swings prior to the first trade I opted for a 14 pip target and 8 pip stop loss.
  • We can see the price moving mostly sideways but in a very jagged way. Just before the first trade the price tried to move lower, but failed. It rallied paused, and I bought when the price broke above the brown box (I manually draw these…for you…I don’t’ draw them while I am actually trading). This trade was almost 10 pips onside, and then I took a full loss on it. I make mistakes too. Given the choppy nature we were seeing, I shoudl have bailed much earlier. The reversal was very fast, so maybe it is a flat trade, but at worst should have only been only a -5 or -6 pip loss. This is a slightly different strategy than the one discussed above–I wanted in because the price had just had a false breakout. and not necessarily because of the overall trend (like all other trades).
  • Trade 2. Sharp move in our direction, little pullback to near old resistance (range top), pause, enter as price starts moving higher. Classic! +14 pips.
  • Trade 3. Pretty much the same. The price is now moving a little sideways, but the price held above the prior swing low, and all the elements are there so I am triggered in. +13.6 pips (entry price had slippage slightly reducing profit on trade–target stays at originally planned level despite the slippage).
  • x: I marked a box and put an x under it. This slow down/stall is way too close to a recent high. This trend has been running up and a deeper pullback is likely.
  • NFs: tried to get long twice, but to no avail. Price kept dropping. This why we wait for the price to move back in our direction. It never broke above the brown box, so no trade. By the second NF you can see my comments…I am basically saying I will only give this trade one chance to go (if it fills, which it didn’t) because by this time the price had retraced the whole last leg of the rally, indicating weakness.
  • The price then lulls a little and it is almost 10:30 AM EST (1730 on chart) so that was it for the day.

Overall, in less than an hour of trading we had 3 trades: 2 winners and 1 losers, for a total of 19.6 pips (a bit higher if I don’t make that mistake on the first). Assume you have a $2000 account and risk 1% ($20 on each trade). With an 8 pip stop loss you can trade 2.5 mini lots. Therefore, your daily profit is 19.6 pips x $1 (how much a mini lot is worth per pip) x 2.5 (how many mini lots you are trading) = $49, or 2.45%. With a $10,000 account you make $245 for an hour of work….you don’t even need to give up your day job. Once consistent, you can increase risk to 1.5% or 2%, pushing your revenue up to about $490 on a $10,000 account (for this particular day).

To learn more about how to day trade forex, including basics to get you started (order types, currency pairs to focus on, defining trends…), 20+ strategies and a plan to get you practicing and successful, check out the Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders 2.0 by me, Cory Mitchell, CMT.

Additional Notes on Day Trading the Forex Market

I recommend using a daily stop loss and a loss from top. If you lose 3% (three trades risking 1%), stop trading. Read Day Traders: How and Why to Use a Daily Stop Loss for more details. Once you master this method, this should be a rare event. We call it “blowing up” (when you lose three trades right off the bat and have to stop trading). You should only blow up once ever month or two.

On days were volatility is lower, your stop loss and target will be a bit smaller. But by continuing to risk 1% (or 1.5% or 2%), your position size will increase. If you’re well practiced you still should be able to make a good daily income, no matter if volatility contracts or expands. Be aware of super tiny stop losses though, and huge positions sizes…that can spell disaster (see Reducing the Risk of Catastrophic Trading Losses ).

For day trading forex, use an ECN account with near zero spreads. and pay the small commission if you plan on day trading forex regularly. When volatility shrinks the tight spread becomes more important. When it is quieter, the spread becomes much more of an obstacle, because if it is quieter our targets are going to be smaller. Our payoff relative to the spread decreases. On really quiet days, or days where you don’t see valid trade setups, you have to be content not to trade. Save your capital for better opportunities.

My order is poised in anticipation of a trade. Assume I want to buy. I set up a buy stop order (don’t confuse buy stop with a stop loss order–the stop loss order is attached to our buy stop order) with a 8 pip stop loss and 14 pip target (or whatever it is on that particular day). I then place it way above the current price (so it doesn’t accidentally get filled before I want it to). When a slow down forms, I drag the order–with stop loss and target attached–down to the entry price I want (just above brown boxes on charts). That way, my order will trigger as soon as the price moves out of the brown box. If you use market orders and are even a second delayed the price could be well away from the entry point we want (not good!). You can set this up using an MT4 plugin, discussed here. If you trade with a broker that supports NinjaTrader–a great trading platform–that will also work well (I think only FXCM offers NinjaTrader).

I learned this adaptive trading style from Nikolai, Manny and Marcello over at the Day Trading Academy …great Futures (S&P 500 E-minis) day traders. If you are interested in futures trading, or want to read a bit more on this topic, check out Developing and Trading the Best Day Trading Strategy .

Looking at the charts this may seem easy. It isn’t. It will take 6 months to a year of practicing two hours a day (including a few hours on weekends going through charts, reviewing, self-assessing and working on problem areas) before you will likely be able to trade like this consistently (see 5 Step Plan for Forex Trading Success ). What you are basically doing is planning your trades before the market even moves to your entry location. You have an idea of where you want your trades to take place before the market even approaches that area. If the market doesn’t go there, you don’t trade. If the market does something unexpected, you adapt and hatch a new plan. You are always thinking ahead, strategizing exactly how will get in and out of trades (based on all the price movement evidence for, or against, your trade)…before the trade is even placed. This is mentally taxing. which is one reason I only trade two hours a day (when I day trade). It is a skill and it takes a lot of work to develop…and maintain (if you don’t trade for a while, you’ll be “rusty”).

Don’t let a losing trade or two throw you off. Focus on what is happening, plan and then jump on opportunities. Keeping the mind busy with important trading tasks will keep your sabotaging emotions at bay.

Some days you may have 8 or 9 trades. Other days only one or two. Some days your stop loss will be 20 pips and your target 35…other days your stop will be 3.5 pips and your target 6. Adapt..and have fun! That s how to day trade the forex market, the EURUSD, or any forex pair.

To learn more about how to day trade forex, including basics to get you started (order types, currency pairs to focus on, defining trends…), 20+ strategies and a plan to get you practicing and successful, check out the Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders 2.0 by me, Cory Mitchell, CMT.

I can’t cover everything in one article. Post your questions though, as that lets me know what to focus on in future articles.

Cory Mitchell, CMT says:

For day trading I stick to the EURUSD most of the time. I only ever day trade one pair at a time (one pair per day), and typically trade the same pair all week/month. I do occasionally switch to the GBPUSD because it has a bit more volatility, but the EURUSD is the standard.

Swing trading is different…for that I monitor loads of pairs because I can easily flip through the charts each night. Most won’t have trades each night, so it only takes about 20 minutes a night to flip through them all, spot trades, and place orders. I swing trade (when trades come up) combinations of the AUD,CAD,USD,EUR,GBP,JPY,NZD as well as the some of the smaller currencies…total of about 46 pairs.

But for day trading…just the EURUSD, and occasionally GBPUSD.

I have the following questions about the two trading examples in this article.
according to your ebook a trend has to be proven when trend trading. I.e. the price development shall show at least one higher high and one higher low in case of an uptrend.
However the first trade in the trading example of 14 april 2015) doesn’t meet this condition and with the second trade in the second trading example of 15 april 2015 this is questionable. I.e. the trades are made on the assumption that there is an uptrend and not on a proven uptrend.
Isn’t this in contradiction with the ebook ?
Kind regards,
At de Jong

Cory Mitchell, CMT says:

It’s not a contradiction, but the trades you point out could be considered a bit more advanced. The main reason for these trades comes from the Velocity and Magnitude chapter. For both the trades you mentioned we have huge velocity and magnitude to the upside. Those very strong moves shift the trend to up…because they create a significantly higher high (can no longer be a downtrend). As you point, we should be waiting for a higher low to confirm the trend. But that is exactly what I did. I waited for a pullback, and then I waited for the pullback to stall out. I then took a trade as the price started to rise again. By waiting for those small confirmations, I had both the higher high and higher low I was looking for.

But these are more advanced trades, because you can’t see the pattern of higher-high and higher-low before you take the trade. Instead, you only have a higher-high (very strong ones) and then in real-time need to be able to watch the pullback and tell yourself you will get in if it shows signs of making a higher-low (stalls out above where the big move higher began).

Usually I DO prefer trading in a well established trend. YET, when you have a massive move either up or down, that has very strong magnitude (velocity is a nice addition as well), that typically means the trend has reversed. Or it at least provides me with enough confirmation that I am willing to take a trade on the pullback that follows the big move (assuming it stalls out and then starts to move back in the direction of the big move).

Hopefully that helps clear it up. No chapter should be read in isolation. All the chapters have been included for a reason. There are elements from each that will help you make better trading decisions. Following a big move is one of those times. You may not have a typical trend structure, but the price action (a very strong move) tells us the trend has likely reversed, and by waiting for a pullback that stalls out before that big move began, we are in fact trading a trend…it is just the beginning of it.

Hi Cory
I’m a beginner and I have difficulty in understanding how you get to trading 2.5 mini lots in your example:
“Assume you have a $2000 account and risk 1% ($20 on each trade). With an 8 pip stop loss you can trade 2.5 mini lots.”

Trading 2.5 mini lots is surely going to require much more than $20, even if you have a massive leverage. Can you explain the reasoning/calculations here please.
Otherwise I’m enjoying your articles immensely – thank you

Cory Mitchell, CMT says:

Hi JP. You do need more than $20. You need at least $2000 (ie. “a $2000 account” per above), plus leverage.

Buying 2.5 mini lots costs $25,000, so you need at least 15:1 leverage (giving you $30,000 in usable capital (your 2000 x 15 leverage)). BUT, you can still keep your risk to only $20, if you choose.

If you buy a mini lot, each pip the price (EURUSD) moves will make or lose you $1. If you buy 2.5 mini lots, you will make or lose $2.5 for each pip of movement. If you buy at 1.0320 and place a stop loss at 1.0312 (8 pips difference) you are risking 8 pips, and therefore you will only lose about $20 (2.5 mini lots x 8 pips).

There is a big difference between the transaction value (25,000 in this case, for 2.5 mini lots) and how much you put at risk ($20 in this case, with only risking 1% of the 2000 in the account). How much you put at risk is up to you, and is based on your position size and how far you place a stop loss from your entry price.

Make more sense?

Thanks Cory, your explanation really makes great sense.

One small matter though:
My math on the cost of a mini-lot without leverage (for USD counter currency pairs) brings me to $10000 and not $1000. This might seem elementary but obviously its critical to get it right
Can you explain how you got to the $2500 for a mini lot please? I must be missing something somewhere.

Cory Mitchell, CMT says:

I need to proof-read my comments more carefully. Sorry for the confusion. My fault. I missed a zero and it threw off all the numbers in my prior comment. I have revised my prior comment with the correct numbers. Leverage is required, as you point out.

I will need to look through the article to see if I linked to the Position Size article anywhere. If not, this article discusses Position Size in more detail:

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  3. With the camera on your iOS device, scan the eight-digit HomeKit code on the accessory or accessory documentation. Or enter the code manually.
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Simple Non-Farm Payroll Forex Strategy (NFP)

This simple non-farm payroll forex strategy allows you capitalize on the most volatile moments in the forex market. On the first Friday (sometimes the second Friday) of each month at 8:30 AM EST the non-farm payroll (NFP) data is released. This is the most trusted source traders, investors and institutions use to track the US employment situation, which sheds light on the strength of the economy and potentially inflation. The report causes a massive reshuffling in positions, and seeing a 100 pip movement in the GBP/USD in the moments following the announcement is not uncommon.

On a typical Friday, the GBP/USD will move approximately 100 pips (10-week average as of Oct. 22, 2013). On a non-farm payroll release day, intraday movement can be much larger. Below is one strategy, I have covered a couple others, which are a bit more adaptable, in this article: Forex Strategy for Day Trading Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) Report .

Non-farm Payroll Forex Strategy Setup

The strategy uses the GBP/USD and a 15-minute chart. A 15-minute chart allows the initial volatility to subside, but still allows us to capture a large potential move once the market participants make a more rational decision about whether they want to buy or sell based on the news. This is the trend this non-farm payroll forex strategy attempts to capture…the rational trend which follows the initial surge.

The EUR/USD could also be used, but since the GBP/USD usually has a bigger daily range than the EUR/USD it provides great opportunity. A 5-minute chart can also be used, but is prone to more false signals.

Non-farm Payroll Forex Strategy Rules

1. Do nothing for the first 15 minutes after the NFP announcement. A wide-ranging price bar will occur between 8:30 to 8:45 AM EST. This bar is of no concern.

2. Wait for an inside bar. An inside bar is a 15-minute price bar where the high and low are completely inside a prior bar range.

Figure 1. Wide-Ranging and Inside Bars for Non-Farm Payroll Forex Strategy – 15-Minute Chart

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Figure 1 shows a wide-ranging bar followed by an inside bar. The inside bar doesn’t always immediately follow a wide-ranging bar. Depending on volatility and the strength of the initial push, we may need to wait a couple bars in order for an inside bar to occur. The inside bar doesn’t need to be inside the wide-ranging bar either, we just need a bar that is inside another bar. This shows us the market has calmed down and is likely to soon choose its more rational direction.

3. The high and low of the inside bar become your trade triggers. If the price rises above the high of the inside bar, buy. If the price drops below the low the inside bar, sell.

4. Place a 30 pip stop initially, or place it below the most recent low if you bought, or above the most recent high if you sold. But your stop should not exceed 30 pips.

Figure 2. Non-Farm Payroll Forex Strategy Entry and Stop Example – 15 Minute Chart

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In this example, the initial inside bar which followed the wide-ranging bar is used for the trade trigger. Following the initial inside bar, two more inside bars followed. This basically created a range, so in this case waiting for the breakout of that range was prudent. Either of these other inside bars could technically be used as trade triggers though.

The horizontal blue dotted lined shows the entry, which is set a pip or two above the inside bar high. The dotted line in the lower part of the screen marks the stop-loss order. Initially the stop loss is set to 30 pips, but in this case it was moved up to just below the recent lows, reducing the risk to 25 pips.

We do not need to wait for a bar to close in order to enter a trade. As soon as the high or low of the inside bar is pierced, take the trade.

5. Exit 4 hours after your entry. This is a timed exit. Once the trend begins it will often last for about 4 hours. If you enter at 9:15 AM, exit the trade at 1:15 PM EST. Exit at 2:00 PM EST even if it has not been 4 hours since your entry. By 2:00 PM other factors are likely to start affecting the pair, and most of the movement based on the NFP number will be exhausted.

6. Don’t take more than 2 trades. If you get stopped out on 2 trades, the movement is too choppy. Stash the strategy away until the next non-farm payroll number, or other high impact news release.

7. This step is optional, but you can implement some sort of trailing stop to avoid giving up your profit if the trend reverses while holding the position. As the trend progresses, move the stop to just below recent swing lows if you are long, or just below recent highs if you are short.

Figure 3 shows the whole GBPUSD trade for the October 22, 2013, Non-farm payroll release. In a rare event, the data was released on a Tuesday due to the US government shutdown on the Friday the data was supposed to be released. Ultimately the trade produced about a 54 pip profit at the 4-hour time target. Original risk was 25 pips, but could have been trailed up, locking in a profit, after the first consolidation. Sometimes wins will much bigger, and other times slightly smaller.

Figure 3. NFP Forex Strategy in GBPUSD with Entry Stop and Timed Target – 15-Minute Chart (click to enlarge)

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Non-Farm Payroll Forex Strategy – Considerations and Pitfalls

Overall I have been using this strategy–or one very similar to it–for than 5 years, and find it to be a reliable strategy. It can experiences strings of losses though. The worst days are when 2 false signals occur in one day, which means 40 to 60 pips could be lost. This is rare, but can occur. Although, on any choppy day a trend following strategy is likely to experience more losses. Profits are usually much larger than losses on winning trades, which should more than offset losing trades.

If the GBP/USD doesn’t move much following the non-farm payroll announcement, then the news release is likely a “non-event” and the strategy should not be employed. Ideally, we want to see a 50+ pip spike (up or down) following the announcement, which lets us know there is some reshuffling of positions and a trend is likely to ensue.

This strategy can be used on other major news releases, such as interest rate announcements, assuming there is a strong burst of activity following the announcement, and a valid trade signal occurs like in the example above.

As a final note, don’t take trades just before the announcement trying to predict which way the market will spike. Even if you guess right, you’re likely to experience extreme slippage, and therefore your risk is unknown. Better to wait for a valid trade signal like the one provided above, and trade the trend that happens after the spike.

This strategy is included in the The Forex Trading Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders eBook. Read the book for way more strategies and information you can use to conquer the forex market.

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40 Legitimate Work from Home Jobs (No Investment or Startup Fee)

Last Updated February 12, 2017

Online jobs from homeWorking from home is a dream for a lot of us.

It used to be that stuffing envelopes from home and other (mostly) scams, were all you could find if you were searching for work at home opportunities.

Thankfully, the internet has changed everything, this one included.

According to a survey by the U.S. Department of Labor. the number of people who did some or all of their work at home increased from 19 percent in 2003 to over 24 percent in 2015.

There are a lot of companies nowadays that offer at home jobs.

Try Swagbucks, the famous rewards program that pays you for watching videos, taking surveys, shopping and more.

Although, you still have to be vigilant as there are still many work at home scams out there.

From the biggest corporations to the smallest business outfits, MNCs to government institutions, it is getting increasingly common for employers to offer “remote worker” or “telecommute employee” options.

With escalating cost and stuttered economy, it is little surprise that the idea has extended to include even workforce that is foreign based.

That is how far the Internet has changed the concept of work!

Here is the list…

1. TeleWork.gov

This is the easy one!

With the public sector being the number one employer in the United States, the signing of the “Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 ” by the Congress has opened the doors of various federal agencies to thousands of part-time workers.


What they are after are people who can set appointments and generate leads for their sales stuff.

The good thing here is that they standardize the workers’ hourly rate and commission.


This is really a job posting site rather than a virtual employer.

It offers plenty of telecommuting opportunities internationally, splitting into over 50 categories.


As the name suggest, you will function as an agent taking calls from clients in general. They span across industries, so expect to be deployed in medical, financial and insurance industries.

A fabulous work at home option assuming you can handle the jargon and industry talks in these industries.


Throughout its over 20 years of existence, this company only deals with premium companies.

You will be handling the calls on behalf of its clients and you are at liberty to work from home.


Whether you are looking for a full-time, part-time, or second job, Uhaul wants you.

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It has been around for some 60 years, and this corporate giant is often associated with the label of the “Generous Employer.”

And the perks are attractive here as well.

The most prominent type of jobs involves answering calls from home, working for Uhaul rentals, or other customer service functions.


This is pretty niche, as they tend to fancy certain professions, like bookkeepers, accountants, appointment setters, and salespeople.

All can expect to work from home.


If you are familiar with sorting out medical records, good in dictation or have an excellent transcription skill, this is the perfect work at home job for you.


They boast of a workforce that numbers 20,000 working from home. These so-called agents are required to take incoming calls daily on behalf of their corporate clients.

One good thing about the company is that they are willing to invest in training, so all workers are brought up to speed in their jobs as licensed insurance agents, or whatever else they specialize in, in a fairly short time.

10. Textbroker

The site can be ideal if you enjoy writing, albeit on a smaller scale like simple writing projects.

The pay scale here is not great, but the assignments are easy to manage if you are a prolific writer.

11. Leapforce

This company is a contractor to Google and it hires what are known as “Search Quality Raters.”

Your job will be to perform searches on Google using various terms and rating the results.

At the time of writing this post, the going rate for raters is $11.50 an hour.

12. Swagbucks

OK, Swagbucks is not your traditional work from home job. It’s a reward site that lets you earn cash and free gift cards for doing things online you probably do anyway.

  • Watching videos
  • Playing games
  • Taking surveys
  • Shopping
  • And more

You earn points that can be redeemed for PayPal cash and gift cards for hundreds online and offline stores like , Target, Walmart, and BestBuy.

13. Virtual-Assistant-Needed

If the idea of virtual assistant appeals to you, you will find jobs of different nature here. But before you can work from home, you will be put through a qualifying process before they could offer a suitable position to you.

14. Update: no longer available

The range of jobs available here is so diverse and plentiful, so my best advice is to check out the “contact us” link on their web page.

Most likely, these have something to do with taking calls from patients, filling phone queries and working out payment schedules for medical bills.


The part-time opportunity could lead to full-time employment.

Think of this option seriously, as the company itself is a long-established one, and among a handful of companies that advocates paid vacations with benefits aplenty if you happen to be their full-time worker.

16. 1-800-Contacts

If you have a thing for servicing customers, you can look out for home-based customer service jobs here, so long you are no more than 50 miles off Draper, UT.

The pay package consists of $10/hr and incentives.

The computer maker company offers at home jobs from time to time.

Be sure to search using the keyword “remote”. That will bring up results for only at home opportunities.


If you can teach English, you can earn about $10/hr.

The audience tends to be South American folks and a session would put you in touch with a group that ranges from 1 to 5 people. No, you don’t have to get there, but working from your computer at home.

You may also be more assured that the teaching does not involve any video, just plain audio.

The great thing is that they would prepare the lesson, and you effectively just take the instruction on what to teach. I know, such job tends to get repetitive but I won’t complain if it brings about nice money. But you have to be prepared to commit to at least 15 hours a week for this job.

19. SigTrack

For people familiar with data entry, SigTrack has loads of registration forms to fill up.

20. Working Solutions

This is like a call center set up on the internet. The sorts of industries they represent are quite a wide mix.

When it comes to skill sets, they do not discriminate. So whatever skill you have, bring it on – sales, technical aptitude, online chat support, data entry….

To work here, you will have to have a dependable internet connection plus a land-line phone.


The Company is always hungry for workers, be it part-time or full-time. The company offers a flat $18.50 per hour; regardless you are working at the site or from your home, so this could be a real bargain.

The nature of job typically involves leads generation on behalf of those fortune-1000 firms.

22. Demand Studios

This website is more into creative stuff, so people in the fields like Writers, Editors, Title Editors, and Filmmakers are especially welcomed here.

It seems that the business is influenced by the wider industry trend and there could be multiple various openings depending on the fashion of the time. In fact, this is one of the more profitable work sites for me, as I have made something in excess of $2,000 just indulged in article writing and title editing.

It is helpful but you are not compelled to be an efficient writer. In fact, writing experience also counts little here. So long you can produce pieces with clear instructions (there are usually “How to” articles), they want you.

If you have a tendency to learn stuff and able to reproduce your learning experience in writing, you should be able to handle the job here.

Most of the content you contribute will be published on few of their main online properties including and .

23. Capital Typing

This South Carolina-based company is always on the look out for data entry keyers, transcriptionists, and customer support positions.

24. Verbal Planet

If your dream job is to become a tutor, you will have your dream fulfilled by becoming a legit tutor for thousands of international students.

Payment is through PayPal.

It does not take a cent to register with this website, but they will want to assess your skills.

25. Terescription

Another transcription service provider. Always hiring transcribers who have a penchant for the entertainment business.

26. 1-800-Translate

The company specializes in translation works. Usually, work with freelance translators. No joining fees required.

27. Aim-for-a-Tutor

If you are still pretty much in touch with the academic syllabus, this company would hire you to be their online tutors.

Teaching format is one-on-one, covering a wide array of school subjects.

To try your luck, send your resume to [email protected] and be sure to describe in one paragraph on your idea of online tutoring.

They expect you to supply your Skype username, available hours and salary desired.

28. Accolade Support

A website focuses on providing PC support. They often look to contractors with PC Desktop Support experience, and you can operate from home.

Pay ranges about $8.25- $10 for every hour.

29. Fiverr

For instant gratification, try Fiverr. It is an online marketplace where everything is on sales at only $5.

Payment is guaranteed through PayPal, and it is usually paid out fast.

30. Virtual Bee

Again another company that is focused on data entry tasks. There is usually a long wait line to get jobs, though.

Payment is done through PayPal.

31. AccountingDepartment

If you are a qualified accountant, check this out for accounting work. No joining fees here.

32. 1-800-Flowers

This New York-based flower company are always on the look out for workers.

The job covers temporary, seasonal, and permanent call center agents. Do take note that the hiring tends to focus on specific states only. To qualify, you need at least a computer, Internet connection, and a land-line phone. They only accept people of at least 18 years old, and they look for past experience in call center.

You also need to write well and poses strong communications skills.

33. AB Global

The website is run by a family and their specialty is producing translation work for business.

If you are bilingual and like to work from home, it could work for you.

34. Fancy Hands

The company is pretty focused in that they just concentrate on clerical jobs for their army of virtual assistants.

35. Click n Work

ClicknWork is a micro freelancing site where you can find all kinds of tasks to complete.

Anything from writing blog posts and articles to graphic design, data entry, SEO and more.

36. Google Ads Quality Rater

This is what you would call “Google work from home job “. Not work at home but partly telecommute job.

Your key responsibility is to rate Google search engines. You do need a degree and you must be willing to go through a test and undergo further training before you will be considered for the work.

37. Great American Opportunities

The website specializes in gift orders or magazine subscriptions for their school fundraising projects. This operates on the internet and often requires independent contractors to handle this part of the job.

Again, a screening test is mandatory. The recruitment happens two times every year. First one in the Spring and the next one is to be in July 2014.

They would not entertain any job application unless it is supported by a resume, to be sent via email.

38. The Coding Network

This involves medical coding, prior experience is thus necessary, can work from home.

39. Speakwrite

This company usually engages writers on a contract basis. All residents of the United States and Canada are welcome to apply. It is highly popular in continental America; so they tend to keep a big database of job applicants.

And they may review your application from time to time, make sure that you follow up with the company if it represents so much appeal to you.


This is arguably the largest virtual employer around.

With a ready and transient workforce that measures into 44,000, spanning across some 17 countries, part of TeleTech’s attraction is surely their employee benefits program and perks, which are acknowledged as being among the best in the industry, whether on land or online companies.

Final Words

I tried to include mostly opportunities that don’t require any investment or startup fees.

I hope I have covered enough ground on work at home opportunities for you (whether you are a stay at home mom, or dad, a college grad, or someone who’s just looking for a way to make some extra cash from home), to start contemplating which direction you are heading.

As far as I know, these are all legit and trusted websites that offer real work, not scams.

Be sure to bookmark this page. Whenever possible, I will try to add to this list as more legit businesses come online to offer even more opportunities for those who fancy working at home.

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Sorry, I accidentally linked it to the Spanish version. I fixed the link now and it should go to the English version.

Thanks so much for the heads up, Toni.

I would take swagbucks off this list. That site is a total waste of time.
It takes an inordinately long time to collect enough points to get even a 5$ gift card, let alone 5$ in paypal… there are other sites that pay out way better. You’d honestly be better off collecting cans and recycling them for change rather than using swagbucks. I’ve tried using it for months now and I’ve had nothing but problems— not receiving points after watching tons of really bad videos/clips, not receiving points after completing a survey (or being told i was “screened out” of a survey AFTER i had a message saying it was complete!) Their customer service is terrible. It might work well for people who shop online a lot, but if you already don’t have any money in the first place, it is not very useful (half the things on there just redirect you to places where you have to sign up, give personal information, a lot of them ask for CREDIT CARD NUMBERS…beware!)

Otherwise, this list looks very solid— thank you! I will be looking in to some of these for sure.

I totally agree about the small earning on SB which is why in the last paragraph of that section I specifically said “If you hold realistic expectation on your potential earning, this site could be both fun and rewarding to be at.”

And you are correct, it’s not for everyone. For some people it might be worth it, for some it might not. And the same can be said about almost any site on this list. No one site or method is going to work for ever single person, which is why I made this list to (hopefully) give everyone reading it a few good options.

Thanks for commenting, Suroosh.

Yes I agree, I tried swagbucks a few months ago, i had the same issues.
A great list though, I’m thinking ill go for demand studios and OpenEnglish.

I worked for sigtrack a while back, they’re a good company but you have to be able to keep a high percentage on accuracy to stay on. The pay is decent if you get enough tags done in a week or more. Pay is weekly via PayPal. If you’re really good at data entry work, following strict guidelines and have a 90% accuracy rate or higher in data entry work, then I highly suggest that job. It is really simple to get hired on as well. From my knowledge, as long as you have a valid e-mail address, a working Skype account to do their verification for employment, and a PayPal account, you can work from there. Hope that helps some for anyone who was looking into working with them. )

Also, I really enjoyed the list, it is highly helpful. I’ve been trying to find more data entry work from home jobs other than sigtrack but that seems to be the main one you posted that is STRICTLY data entry work. I will be looking into other jobs you posted though, so thank you very much. )

Thanks for sharing your experience Tiani.

I am glad you enjoyed the list. And yes, take a look around on MoneyPantry and I am sure you’ll find tons of legit work at home opportunities.

I’m currently searching for a work at home due to a disability I have great clerical and call center skills been searching for something legit in Arkansas but everything so Leary please help have my St up and ready to go need to start working quickly for my children

Christina, I am very sorry to hear about the difficulties you’re having. Have you tried the companies mentioned here? The first few are specially related to call center jobs.

Click and Work seems a little outdated considering they were last updated in 2011 and I would be leery of this site based on that fact alone. Sorry!

Amy, good catch on that one. However, the site itself is updated regularly, it’s just that the content of that page and the info it gives haven’t changed so they didn’t need to change or “update” it. When everything is the same there is no need to update the content. If you look at other stuff that actually need updating (for example the copyright year notice in the footer) you can see that they do update them.

Great list of work from home jobs. I’m looking for some work from home jobs that doesn’t involve me buy headsets. Just something simple…also do you know any legit writing company that deal in poetry? Thank you

For sites that pay you for poetry, check out this post: 35 Places to Submit Your Poems for Money

I found your site searching for home assembly positions and this is one of the search results. I don’t see any listed on here. Are there any that you know about that aren’t scams? Thanks

I don’t know of any legitimate home assembly positions. The few I came across were scams.

Thank you for the response. I’ve been looking into a lot of them and most pan out as scams or “front Companies” that either have been shut down or have horrible reviews(if any). If I happen to find a legit one…. I’ll let you know so that you can offer this info to anyone else that are interested in this type of work. One that I found as a verified scam is “tiny details”, which has changed their name to “Artisan Miniatures”.

Bobbi McEvoy says

I am a 65 year old widow with MS. I have no secretary skills. Are there any home based jobs for someone like me? Thank you

Bobbi, yes there are. Some of the sites mentioned in this post don’t really require much of a secretarial skills, like Google Ads Quality Rater and Textbroker. Of course, you can also try sites like Swagbucks. You won’t make a living but it’s extra money.

Please can you help me confirm if BASEOFNEWS is a legitimate platform for working from home… Your reply is greatly appreciated… Please also legit work at home for Nigerians

It seems like a total scam. Stay away from it.

Katherine Ashby says

As a stay at home mom I recommend “Medical Coding” as a wonderful work from home option. Yes, you will need training. You can’t just code medical records without having proper training. However, this is a real and promising career. I used to work for “Career Step” and they have an awesome Medical Coding course.

Their training is done online and is self-paced. You could finish the program in 4 months but 6 months is probably more realistic. They do however give you up to a year to get it all done. Their program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. They work with companies such as CIOX Health, Lexicode, OS2-HCS, TrustHCS, Inovalon, Mckesson that hire their grads to work from home right out of the program.

The average salary for this career is about $40,000. Their entire program including books, instructors and job assistance is around $3,000 and they offer sweet payment plans.

If you want more info, reference links or have questions let me know (email removed)

Hello, Capital Typing is not a company that hires to work from home. They are a company that sells to other companies, programs on how to do this service. Companies that are wanting to have people work for they, but work remotely, this is the company they go to, to learn how to do this.

Capital Typing is not a work from home company. Just thought I would let you know.

Hi there,
I am so interested in many types of jobs.

7 years of experience.
Please I need to get Started right away.
thank you

Hi. I do not have work permit in U S. can I register in any of these companies and work from? I don’t want to break the law and want to earn some dollars.

These companies usually accept workers from the U.S. and Canada.

You may want to check out our list of international work at home jobs.

Kim Clarke says

Thanks so much for your list! I am can’t wait to apply for some of these and start working from home! Thank-you again!

You are very welcome, Kim. Good luck.

Keep us posted on the your progress and success in working from home.

My husbnds joh requires us to travel a lot. Does any of these sites accommodate for that kind of situation?

Missy, with most of these companies, you work remotely form home or wherever you are. As long as you have a phone and internet connection you should be good to go.

Janice Verb says

I just read through all of these posts. Wow I can’t believe how many people asked the same question, and how many typos there are. Well with that said my question is I have a computer but it’s not working right now. Could I do any of these work at home jobs on my tablet until I can get my computer fixed?

Yeah, unfortunately, a lot of people don’t read the actual article where the questions are usually answered.

As for typos, I apologize. We do our best to minimize them, but we do make mistakes.

As for your question, yes, you can work on any device that is connected to the internet. You don’t necessarily have to have a PC. You can use a laptop, tablet, even your phone if you are comfortable with it.

Janice Verb says

What’s with all the back slashes when I type can’t and it’s?

I don’t think it’s an issue caused by our site. It’s probably something on your keyboard. Either you accidentally hit the backslash button (since it’s just below the “‘”) or perhaps the two buttons are stuck together.

Janice Verb says

I just want to tell you that virtual vocations is free to sign up on, but they only give you partial access. If you want full access and to apply for any jobs you have to pay by the month, every 3 months of every 6 months. Sounded awesome till I got to the payment part….

Hmm… yeah, that’s disappointing.

Thanks for letting us know, Janice.

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