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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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Published Date: 2017-03-29

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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Proofreading jobs from home

If you have the right skills, freelance proofreading jobs can be a great source of income for work at home moms. It requires a good vocabulary, perfect spelling skills and attention to detail. Here’s what you need to know about launching a freelance proofreading career.

Where to Find Proofreading Work

There’s never a shortage of online proofreading jobs. Hundreds of new websites are created every day, and businesses need proofreaders to go over every line of copy to make it look professional. Websites that produce a lot of written content need proofreaders and editors. You can even land clients by editing the errors in a piece of junk mail and sending it back to the company with a business card. You might want to gain professional certification as a proofreader, and it’s a good idea to become proficient in different professional writing and proofreading styles, such as AP and Chicago style.

Pay for proofreading projects starts at about ten cents per page. With more certification and skills, you can expect pay in the range of $1 per page or more. Proofreading pays considerably less per page than freelance writing jobs, but you make up for this by proofing many more pages per hour. Depending on your speed as a proofreader and the volume of work, you can make up to $20 an hour or more as a professional proofreader.

The editor or employer sends you the document or pages to be proofed. You can receive these by fax or email. If the document is faxed, you’ll need to know the editing/proofing marks that the employer expects. Once you proof the document and mark any errors, you fax it back to the employer. If the document is sent to you through email, you can edit it as a word document using the “Track Changes” feature. Any changes you make are marked in red and explained in the margins. This allows the employer to easily see the changes and approve them on their end. Some companies that rely on proofreaders even have their own online system, where proofers can log in and directly work on their assigned documents. This system eliminates the need for an email or fax exchange entirely.

Pros of Freelance Proofreading Jobs

The benefits of being a freelance proofreader include the ability to work from home and set your own work hours. You can take on as much work as you want, and select only clients you’re comfortable working for. You get to be your own boss and you get the satisfaction of making your client’s copy look as professional as possible.

Cons of Freelance Proofreading Jobs

Being a freelance proofreader does have its downsides. You have to actively pursue clients and market your skills as a proofreader. You have to provide your own benefits and health insurance, and you have to do all the bookkeeping. You’re not just a freelance proofreader; you’re also a small business owner, and you have to do all the extra work that goes along with that. When there’s an economic recession, you’ll be competing with proofreaders who will take jobs for considerably less pay.

Freelance proofreading jobs aren’t for everyone. However, if you have the right skills and certifications, you can turn your proofreading skills into a profitable home business.

Daphne Mallory, Esq . is the co-owner of Mallory Writing Services and has written more than 100 articles helping home based business owners and entrepreneurs start and market their business. You can learn more about her here.

The Facebook – Cash From Home – Kit

Posted: June 5, 2014 by Christopher Boyd
Last updated: March 30, 2016

Is Facebook hiring?

Probably, but not like this:

Facebook jobs from home

“If you spend much time online and have been wanting to work from home, you might be in luck. Facebook has now released a “Work From Home Program” that will allow people to work from the comfort of their own homes…Facebook has now opened it’s doors and will be hiring everyday people to work from the comfort of their own homes posting links, sharing stories, reviewing sites and more”

There are also supposed quotes from Newsweek and Larry King Live, all proclaiming the joys of working from home for Facebook via the Facebook Cash from Home kit:

Facebook jobs from home

The clickable link relates to a URL which has various offers on it, including “deadly mistakes while talking to guys “, a nsfw dating splash and a work from home sign-up page .

On the above example screenshot, they want prospective hires to pay “$1.95 for application processing”.

Work from home sites such as this one typically claim Google are offering up the jobs – it isn’t quite as common to see a Facebook angle where these things are concerned.

Be careful when faced with job opportunities that sound too good to be true – especially if they mention internet giants such as Facebook, Google and others.

No matter what they claim, you’re probably not going to get rich quick (or slowly, for that matter).


how can i join. plz help me

I actually fell for the facebook scam where
facebook is apparently offering “online work from home jobs” and people are
apparently making lots of money from it. One of the testimonials even states
that the man from Cape Town is making R5000 a month through this. All I had to
do was to sign up for a fee of only R4.95.00 and they would send the training
kit to me. The thing about them is that they did not ask for my banking
details, only my card number and the 4 digits at the back of my card.
Ignorantly I thought well, they not asking for my account number so at
least. but little did I know. The culprits made 4 attempts to steal R1700.00 from my account within minutes of me signing up.

I am so grateful to my Bank who phoned me immediately to inform me about this and for putting systems in place to quickly alert them of such fraudulent activities. This has been a serious wake
up call. I did not know that perverts can do so much with so little information
like a card number. I am so grateful to God and to my bank for alerting me on time and
stopping these culprits from stealing from me. If you reading this, please be warned!

Was your card accepted or did it say ‘Card Rejected’? I am afraid I have done the same thing as you. But it said ‘Card rejected’, I entered the number again but then it said ‘Denied’ so I just closed the website. You think they have my card number to misuse?

Nobody can steal money by getting only card number. You gave them 4 digit number from back side of your card. That was the key to open your account details. It calls CVV number. The CVV Number (“Card Verification Value”) on your credit card or debit card is a 3digit number on VISA, MasterCard and Discover branded credit and debit cards. On your American Express branded credit or debit card it is a 4 digit numeric code. Never give your cards CVV number to anyone if you have already gave them your card number.

so what if you don’t have money att al on your card and you gived them yr dats? next time when you put money on my card, they can still it ?

April 30, 2012 – Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is under constant attack. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. If you read my recent blog post about the development of Malwarebytes Chameleon, you know that we at Malwarebytes have big red ‘X’s on our chests; the bad guys are always out to get us. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

April 24, 2012 – The fight against malware is a cat-and-mouse game. It is constant and constantly escalating. They make a move, you counter it, they counter your counter, lather, rinse, repeat. What’s more: malware almost always has the advantage. Our software Malwarebytes Anti-Malware earned a reputation for having a high success rate in combating new in-the-wild malware infections.

May 7, 2012 – From the outside looking in, it may appear that the press regularly reports stories when a company’s website, database or intellectual property has been hacked, stolen or compromised. The more eye-opening fact of the matter is that the scale and scope of the cybercrime problem is much, much larger and the actual incidences of these.

May 14, 2012 – The recent attack on the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), most likely in response to the 36 data selling sites shut down a few weeks ago, lead to the admission by high ranking SOCA officials that the Ministry of Defense networks need to “beef up their security.” In response to this we would like to.

June 1, 2012 – The last time I checked with Google News this morning there were over 19,100,000 results for “flame malware”. You may have heard many stories this week about this complex trojan. Here are links to three of my current personal favorite articles on “Flame”. Powerful ‘Flame’ cyberweapon tied to popular Angry Birds game – (Fox News).


Chat Jobs From Home – 13 Companies To Apply With Today

Online jobs from home Chat jobs are some of the most sought-after non-phone work at home positions. It seems there are almost as many people who want to do this at home as there are people wanting to do work at home data entry !

Sadly, there are not as many opportunities out there for this as there are work at home phone jobs. 🙁

But, if you have small children at home with you, the majority of the phone-based jobs may not work. This is because of the “no background noise” requirement these companies typically have. So chat and/or email based customer service positions do seem ideal if that’s your situation.

I’ve dug around today and compiled a list of the companies that hire (at least occasionally) for chat jobs. Please note the companies listed might not be hiring now for these positions.

By the way – If you like this kind of info, please consider becoming a newsletter subscriber and/or following my Facebook page. I send out new work at home job leads and work at home updates weekly.

Apple Chat Jobs

Apple regularly has openings from work from home iTunes chat advisors. This is a good position that pays well where you are considered an employee. You get paid training and benefits! The rate of pay varies from person to person depending on background, experience, and geographic location. However, I’ve never seen anyone claim it’s a low amount and I believe for most it is in the teens. There is a lot of competition for these positions. Therefore, your chances of landing employment improve if you know at least something about Apple products. Apple will also send you an Apple computer to do your work on if you are hired.

Best Buy Home Based Chat Support Jobs

Best Buy has occasional work at home chat support openings. The work involves tech support, and you must have some experience providing tech support for Apple and Microsoft products as well as mobile apps. The position is open to all US states apart from California, Washington, Alaska and Puerto Rico.

Site Staff Chat Hosts

Site Staff occasionally hires work at home chat hosts. The nature of the chat support you provide will depend on the client. Pay is around $10 an hour and shifts last roughly four to five hours each. Note – Do not ask them about their work at home employment via the live chat on their site. You will get a canned response saying they do not respond to employment inquiries via chat.

WAH Adventures actually wrote up a thorough review of Site Staff here if you want to check it out.

Needle Chat Shopping Support

Needle agents come to the aid of shoppers for various brands via chat. When this opportunity first came about, the pay was hourly and everyone was excited about it. However, I recently learned this company has now switched to a points system, which makes it an extra money opportunity only. And I say “extra money” loosely, because the only way to actually get money is to redeem your points for Visa gift cards. Definitely don’t sign up for this if a steady income is what you need.

We have a review of Needle chat jobs posted if you’d like to learn more.

The Chat Shop Chat Jobs

The Chat Shop is a company based in the UK who provides chat agents for major companies. Even though they are based in the UK, it states on their job description for chat agents that your location is not important. However, you must have native-level English skills to qualify. Additionally, they require that you are able to put in 35 to 40 hours of work per week.

You can visit The Chat Shop here to see if this position is open now.

Ginger.io Mental Health Virtual Chat Jobs

This company offers comprehensive, 24/7 care for stress, anxiety, and depression. They hire work at home chat agents to live chat with people who are suffering from these problems. You do need to have experience and a degree in the mental health field before they will consider you for employment.

You can go here to check for openings at Ginger.io. This position is not always open.

Sedgwick CMS Email Support

Sedgwick does have an e-support (email support) and fax work at home position, although most of their at-home work is primarily phone-based. I did some reading though and apparently this e-support position is very hard to get in on. To check if they are hiring for e-support, visit the Career Center link and select Customer Service/Call Center in the “Area of Interest” drop-down. Then, hit the “Search” button and scroll through until you find the “E-support” position. If it’s not there, keep checking back because they are sometimes in need of e-support reps.

Read our Sedgwick CMS jobs review to learn more.

Arise Chat Support

Arise apparently has a lot of clients that are chat and email only, although much of what they have is just phone-based work. You can read this thread at Work Place Like Home to see which clients they have that offer chat/email work. One thing you should know about Arise is that it’s not like your typical home-based phone job. You actually have to pay to incorporate yourself because it’s sort of like you’re starting a business. That said, Arise is NOT a scam. A lot of people conclude that it is because of the fees, but it isn’t your run of the mill home-based phone job.

You can also read my write-up on Arise that explains how it works (including the fees and what they’re there for).

Live Sales Staff Chat Jobs

Live Sales Staff is another company that offers chat-based customer support. I can’t find a ton of information about them, but one thing I have learned is that they require you to work very long hours (12 hours shifts) and that the pay is not all that great. Their website doesn’t have an application to fill out, you just have to email their HR department and contact them via chat.

Go here to check for openings at Live Sales Staff.

My Live Pro Occasional Chat Job Openings

My Live Pro is a company that offers chat services for website owners, and they claim to occasionally hire home-based chat agents to handle these chats. I’ve known about this company for a while, but their website always say they don’t have openings. Apparently when they do have openings, they share it on their Facebook page, so you may want to follow them and set Facebook to alert you with a notification when this company posts anything so you don’t miss it.

WAH Adventures has a review of My Live Pro here if you want more Chat Tech Support

Support has occasional openings for live chat remote tech support. This position is open to US, multiple states, paying $10.25 hourly. You don’t have to have a ton of technical experience to get the job, but they do want to know that you have knowledge of setting up wireless home networks and printers.

Operator Shopping Chat Support

Operator hires people to work for $10 an hour plus commission, helping people make shopping decisions through their app. You chat with people real-time who have signed up to use Operator’s service and help them find what they are looking for, then make the purchase for them.

Other Companies With Occasional Chat Jobs

Most of the companies I’m about to list are best known for their work at home customer service/phone support jobs, but they have all occasionally had some chat openings. So keep tabs on the openings at Sutherland. Teletech. Amazon. and Sykes .

Always use the phrase “work from home” in quotations in the job search boxes for these sites to see openings if you are prompted to search the jobs. This makes it easier because lots of times there will be many, many jobs listed.

A Few Tips For Finding More Chat Agent Jobs

You may want to keep your eyes on freelancer sites like Upwork for chat/email support positions because sometimes companies and individuals recruit workers for chat jobs through there. Also, you can do your own search for chat work at home via and FlexJobs .

FlexJobs is one of my favorites because they pre-screen all their job leads for scams prior to posting them, and I have seen chat jobs posted there before. They also have a policy against posting job leads submitted by companies that do not have actual, physical offices. FlexJobs has been listed as the top site for telecommuting jobs on Forbes, CNN, USA Today, and several other reputable media outlets. I have a membership and highly recommend them.

A Good eBook To Help You Get Email Support Work

Sometimes if you can’t find the work at home job you want, you make your own! That’s what Claire Bullerwell did, and she outlines how she went about it in her ebook, “How I Made $1,000 Per Month Answering Emails For Others .” I downloaded this myself to read through before recommending it here, and I was impressed with the detail she went into on the steps she took to land work answering emails for business owners and busy internet marketers. Even if you opt not to go about things the exact same way she did, I think her tips will get your wheels turning on how to get started doing something similar.

Do you know of any other sites that hire for email or chat-based customer support? What are your tips for finding these kinds of jobs?

What Should I Sell? A HUGE List of Direct Sales Business Ideas

Work from home businessBy Holly Reisem Hanna

This page includes affiliate links.

If you grew up in the 70s, you probably remember the Avon lady coming to your door … Avon calling. Or maybe your mom hosted a Tupperware Party when you were younger. The direct sales industry has come along since then, and it can be a great way to earn money from home. If you’re not familiar with this business model, here’s the gist of it.

Direct sales is the process of selling products face-to-face away from a retail store location. Many times this is done through in-home shopping parties, presentations, and catalog sales. For a minimal fee, companies give you a starter kit that includes everything that you need to start your own business.

Often your first prospects and buyers will be friends, family, and co-workers, you will then build your customer base by getting referrals and marketing your business. Some direct sales companies will even give you a few leads to get started.

As a sales consultant, you will be paid a commission for each product that you sell. Some direct sales companies will also pay you a commission on products sales from consultants who you referred into the program. Besides being able to work from home, you will also be able to choose your working hours and the type of products that you sell. Many moms opt to do their home shopping parties at night or on the weekends when Dad can watch the kiddos.

How much money can you make as a direct sales consultant?

The average commission for a direct sales consultant is 20 – 35 percent; so if you sold $500 in products and your commission rate was 25 percent, you’d earn $125 for a few hours of work. With this said, many direct sales companies offer a tiered commission plan based on your monthly sales, (The more you sell, the higher your commission is).

If you’re outgoing, confident, and are genuinely excited and passionate about the products you are selling, a career in direct sales may be the perfect work-at-home opportunity for you! Check out the resources below to get started.

Helpful Direct Sales Articles:

Direct Sales Resources:

Huge List of Direct Sales Companies:

Please be aware that these companies have not been researched by me. As is always the case, please do your due diligence before enrolling in any business opportunity.

3000BC sells botanical and clinical skin care products.

4Life Research, LLC sells nutritional products and supplements.

5LINX Enterprises, Inc. sells tech services and products.

Abby + Anna sells leggings, tunics, and dresses for women and young girls.

Abundant Health Ltd sells natural health supplements.

ACN sells communication services.

AdvoCare International sells nutritional and skincare products.

Aerus sells water purification systems, air filtration systems, and safe and effective formulas for allergy and odor control.

Agel sells wellness products.

Agnes & Dora sells comfy leggings, tunics, and dresses that are made in the USA.

Aihu sells healing skincare and body products.

Alice’s Table allows you to make money by hosting floral arrangement parties. With Alice’s Table, you take home 70% of ticket sales (before the cost of flowers) and can earn up to $600 per two-hour event (depending on the size of the event). Click here to apply and mention you saw us on The Work at Home Woman.

Aloette Cosmetics, Inc. sells scientifically advanced skin care and makeup with good-for-your-skin ingredients.

Améo sells essential oils.

AmeriPlan USA sells discount health and dental plans.

Amway-Quixtar sells health and wellness products.

Any Art is an art dealing direct sales business opportunity.

Apostrophe S sells DIY craft project kits.

Arbonne International sells botanical-based beauty and healthcare products.

Arova sells handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

Avon – At a time when opportunities are scarce, and finances are tight, you can start an AVON business and EMPOWER your life. As the world’s largest direct selling company and leader in beauty, anti-aging skincare, and fragrances, we make it easy for you to sell and succeed, right from the start. Why Sell AVON? You have your own business, You set your own hours, You determine your family/work/lifestyle balance, Minimum start up investment, No inventory required, and Exclusive Avon Opportunities. See why more than 5 million people around the world are enjoying financial success and personal growth as Avon Sales Representatives. Join today!

Barefoot Books sells award-winning children’s books, CDs, and gifts.

beFragrant sells candles, melts, body sprays and more.

BeachBody sells workout videos and home fitness programs.

Bead Retreat sells beads and jewelry making tools.

BeautiControl sells in-home spa treatments, skincare, and cosmetics.

Beauty Counter sells chic, safe and effective beauty products.

Beauty Society is the only skincare line offering the treasure not trash refill program, where refillable items are sold at a 15% – 30% savings.

Become Beauty sells anti-aging cosmeceutical skin care products.

Bee Smart N Sexy sells adult toys and products.

Bella Branch sells personalized photo jewelry.

Bella Vintaj sells handmade jewelry.

Bellaroma sells candles and scent warmers.

Big Planet sells technical solutions for digital photos and videos.

Black Box Cosmetics sells bath, body, and skincare products.

Body Wise sells meal replacement shakes and nutritional products.

Buskins sells leggings for women and girls.

cabi sells high-end, stylish clothing by Carol Anderson.

Carico sells fine china, cutlery, tableware, and crystal.

Carin Bracelets sells silver charm bracelets.

Carlisle Collection sells high-end fashion for women.

Celadon Road sells high-quality natural, eco-friendly products for everyday needs.

Chalky & Company sells all natural chalk paint.

Charmsations sells personalized jewelry and accessories.

Chloe + Isabel sells fashion jewelry through social retail. Our handcrafted jewelry is sold exclusively through our Merchandisers, a diverse community of c+i business owners, each building out her resume (+ bank account) through personal styling, social selling, and digital marketing. Our mission is to provide each and every one of these Merchandisers with the training, resources and mentorship they need to achieve their personal and financial goals.

Claudia G Collection sells jewelry, handbags, and accessories.

Clever Container sells organizational solutions.

Cloud 9 Parties sells luxurious lingerie, high-quality spa products, and romance gifts.

Close To My Heart sells scrapbooking supplies and products.

Cocoa Exchange sells premium chocolate treats and products.

Color by Amber sells gorgeous jewelry made from natural materials encapsulated in stunning eco-resin. Each piece of Color by Amber jewelry is a beautiful expression of style, sustainability, and social responsibility.

Conklin Company, Inc. sells more than 130 across six major product divisions: agronomics, animal products, building products, health, home and vehicle products.

Creative Memories sells scrapbooking products and supplies.

CTBling sells Christian inspired jewelry.

CUTCO sells fine cutlery.

Daisy Blue Naturals sells natural bath and body products.

Dakomoda sells fashionable children’s clothing.

Damsel in Defense sells self-defense products for women.

DeTech sells fire safety equipment.

Do You Bake? Sells gourmet mixes, dips, spices, and more.

Doncaster sells women’s

doTERRA sells essential oils.

Du North Designs sells affordable women’s clothing.

Ellie Kai sells made-to-order clothing for women and little girls.

emagineGreen sells earth friendly products.

EndlessXpressions sells floating lockets, jewelry, clothes, handbags, personalized items and more.

Epicure Selections sells meal-time solutions for the home chef.

Esbe Designs sells handcrafted jewelry designed by Sara Blaine.

Essential Bodywear sells bras, panties, and shapewear.

ETCETERA sells woman’s clothing.

EVER sells botanically-based skincare products. A Stella & Dot family brand.

Fashion Scents sells aromatherapy jewelry.

fibi & clo sells shoes and accessories.

Fifth Avenue Collection sells beautiful jewelry – international company.

Forever Living sells health, wellness, and weight loss products, as well as essential oils.

For Every Body Candles sells warmers, cubes, green cleaning products, candles and more.

For Tails Only sells gourmet pet treats and products.

For You sells hair, body, skin and nutritional care products

Forever Green sells natural energy drinks.

Foru International sells weight loss products, shakes, and skincare products.

Fundanoodle sells early education products for children.

GEMM sells fashionable sunglasses, eye charms, and jewelry.

Global Health Trax sells nutritional supplements.

Gold Canyon sells candles and fragrances for the home.

GoldSheild Elite sells nutritional, personal care, and home health products.

Grace & Heart sells faith-inspired jewelry.

H2O at Home sells natural home care products, organic personal care products, and natural home fragrance.

Harpers Love Jewelry sells trendy, personalized jewelry.

Heritage Makers sells scrapbooking supplies and products.

Homemade Gourmet sells gourmet food products.

Honey & Lace sells leggings, tunics, and dresses for women and little girls.

Hope at Home sells wine, gifts, and other gourmet products while providing built-in donations for each product to various charities.

HTE Americas sells health equipment and nutritional products.

I Thought of You sells fair trade jewelry and handmade goods.

In a Pikle sells compact organizers for essential convenience items, needed for life’s emergencies.

Initial Outfitters is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that sells personalized gifts and jewelry.

Initials Inc sells monogrammed totes, bags, purses, wallets, luggage and storage containers.

Inspiranza sells high-quality fashion jewelry.

Integris sells nutritional products.

INVISUS Direct sells personal computer services and identity protection.

Isagenix sells healthy weight loss products.

Izigg 90210 is a mobile (SMS or text) marketing business.

J. Hilburn sells stylish men’s clothing.

Jafra sells cosmetics and beauty products.

Jamberry Nails sells fun and fuss-free nail wraps that are available in over 300 designs per season, as well as nail lacquer and other nail care products.

Jewelry Candles sells candles with hidden jewelry inside.

Jillian Chase sells monogrammed crystal.

Jordan Essentials sells bath and body products for adults and children.

Just Jewelry is a Christian-based company selling jewelry.

Kalypso TwistZ sells unique interchangeable jewelry.

KEEP Collective sells one of a kind bracelets and necklaces that can be personalized. A Stella & Dot family brand.

Kilambe Coffee sells gourmet organic coffee.

Kirby sells vacuums and bags, replacement parts, and cleaning products.

Kokoon sells stylish clothes for women.

Kyani sells a super food juice.

La Senorita Jolie sells clothing and jewelry.

Latitude Bay sells jewelry, sunglasses, hats, and scarves.

L’BRI Pure N’ Natural sells natural aloe vera skin care products.

Life Force sells nutritional supplements.

Linen World sells home decor, linens, toys, organizational solutions, and much more. FREE to join.

Living Fresh Collection sells sleep products likes sheets, blankets, robes, mattresses, pillows, laundry detergent, and more.

Longaberger sells baskets and home interior products.

Lularoe sells comfortable and stylish clothing for women.

Magnabilities sells customized magnetic jewelry.

Magnolia and Vine sells customizable jewelry and accessories.

Makeup Eraser sells a chemical free makeup removal towel.

Man Cave sells barware, meat products, and grilling accessories.

Mannatech sells nutritional supplements.

Marly Ray is an in-home shopping party plan where consultants open up oysters and use the pearl to create unique jewelry pieces for customers.

Martha and Mary is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that offers a unique blend of business and ministry, selling home decor items and gifts.

Mary Kay sells cosmetics, skin and body products.

Matilda Jane Clothing sells children’s and women’s clothing.

Metrin sells skin-care products.

Mia Bella sells candles and melts.

Miche Bag sells chic handbags.

Mix Party sells gourmet goodies, sparkling wines, cocktail mixes, and gift sets.

Modicare sells laundry, auto, and personal and home care products.

MONAT Global sells haircare products.

My Clique Jewelry sells sterling silver, hand-crafted, interchangeable jewelry.

My Pan Party sells kitchen wares and supplies.

National Companies sells over 30 different products and services.

Nature Unleashed empowers individuals to proactively care for themselves, their environments, and financial futures by providing all-natural, safe products for their home, life and those they love. Made in the USA.

Nature’s Sunshine sells health and wellness products.

Ndulge sells leggings, both casual and activewear for women and little girls.

Nerium International sells science-based skincare sells animated Bible stories for children.

New Vision sells wellness products.

Nikken sells wellness products.

Noevir sells skincare, haircare, body care and cosmetics.

Noonday Collections sells jewelry and accessories.

Norwex sells environmentally friendly cleaning products and personal care products.

NuSkin sells skin-care products.

Nygard Style sells women’s clothing (pants, jackets, and shirts) with patented SLIMcurve Technology, which lifts, shapes, and sculpts your figure.

Nyla and Noelle sells women’s leggings, wraps, dresses, jumpsuits, shirts, and jewelry in sizes S to XXXL.

NYR Organic sells organic haircare, body, cosmetics, aromatherapy, herbal remedies and more.

OGO NY is a social good business, selling high-end womenswear while supporting the Fashion for Freedom campaign.

One2Thrive sells cookware, cutlery, and kitchen supplies.

Origami Owl sells personalized charm jewelry.

Pampered Chef sells high-quality kitchenwares and gifts.

Paparazzi Jewelry sells fun and fabulous jewelry for five bucks.

Paris a Vous sells all natural, French specialty foods, wines, linens, and home décor products.

PartyLite sells candles, home décor, and gifts.

PawTree sells unique, luxurious and stylish products for your pets.

Pink Papaya Parties sells natural home spa and beauty products that are made in the USA.

Pink Zebra sells candles and home fragrances.

Peach sells lingerie and casual wear.

Peekaboo Beans sells children’s clothing.

PeoplesWay sells wellness products.

Perfectly Posh sells pampering products.

Pierre Lang sells designer jewelry.

Plexus sells all-natural, healthy solutions to help individuals lose weight.

Plunder sells vintage-style jewelry at savvy prices.

Pola sells cosmetics, skin, hair, and body care products.

Premier Designs is a Christian-inspired company that sells jewelry.

Princess House sells products for your home.

Pure Haven Essentials sells safe personal care products.

Purely Gourmet sells epicurean delights.

Rainbow sells home cleaning systems.

Rastelli Direct sells various meats and seafood.

RBC Life Sciences sells nutritional supplements and natural personal care products.

Red Rock Traditions sells home decor, gifts, jewelry, kitchen items.

Regal Ware sells stainless steel cookware.

Reliv sells nutritional products.

Rena Ware sells cookware, juicers and water offers a B2B opportunity, where independent consultants get local restaurants to participate in daily deal offerings.

Rodan + Fields sells dermatology based skincare treatments for men, women, and teens. Formulated by the doctors who created Proactiv©.

Ruby Ribbon sells clothes with built-in shapewear.

Saba sells appetite, control and energy supplements.

Saladmaster sells complete cooking systems.

Scentsy independent consultant sells wickless candles.

SendOutCards sells personalized greeting cards and invitations online and prints them, stuffs them and mails them, all for less than a greeting card at the store.

Seriluna sells spa sells wellness products.

Shop Stevie sells trendy jeans, shirts, dresses, swimwear, shoes, and bottoms for women.

Signature Homestyles sells home décor and interior products.

Silpada Designs sells sterling silver jewelry.

Silver Icing sells chic and comfy clothes.

Simply Fun sells play products (board games, family games, and party games) that bring families & friends together.

Sistaco sells fashionable, affordable statement pieces for all women.

SkinnyBodyCare sells all natural weight loss supplements.

Smart Living Company sells home decor, lighting, and outdoor living products.

Soul Purpose sells bath and body products.

Southwestern Company sells student handbooks, family Bible books, health and wellness books and children’s books.

Soy L Scents sells premium soy bean wax candles and tart chunks with natural botanical oils.

Sozo Global, LLC sells products powered by coffeeberry.

Spa Sensations sells spa products for the home.

Stampin’ Up! sells high-quality rubber stamps and accessories.

Stanley Home Products sells home-care and personal-care products.

Steeped Tea sells loose leaf tea, gourmet mixes, and other kitchen and food accessories.

Stella & Dot sells boutique-style jewelry and accessories that are available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. The one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today’s hottest celebrities.

Sunrider sells health and beauty products.

Sweet Minerals sells all natural, mineral-based makeup and skin care products.

SwissJust Corporation sells natural Swiss products for body and mind.

TARA at Home sells home decor and kitchen supplies.

Taste of Gourmet sells gourmet food products.

Tastefully Simple sells gourmet foods and gifts.

Tealightful Treasures sells gourmet teas and food mixes.

The Gourmet Cupboard sells gourmet food mixes and coffee.

Thirty-One is a Christian-inspired company that sells bags, totes, purses, and backpacks.

Threads Worldwide sells Fair Trade, handcrafted jewelry, and accessories

Thrive Life sells food, seasonings, sauces, snacks, beverages, and more.

THRIVE W sells wellness supplements.

Tocara sells an exclusive line of fine jewelry.

Tomboy Tools sells pink tools and gardening gear for women.

Touchstone Crystal sells Swarovski crystal embellished jewelry.

Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry sells high-quality, affordable fashion jewelry.

Trades of Hope sells fair trade jewelry made by artisans from around the world.

Tristar sells air purifiers.

TriVita sells herbs and nutritional supplements.

Tupperware sells storage solutions.

Tyra Beauty sells a line of makeup products from runway model, Tyra Banks.

Undercoverwear sells lingerie and adult toys.

Unicity International sells nutritional, personal care and wellness products.

USANA sells quality nutritional and personal care products.

Valentus sells health and vitality supplements and drinks.

VivI sells designer jewelry.

VitaCraft sells stainless steel – waterless cookware.

VOXXLife sells socks with Voxx HPT technology.

W by Worth sells stylish clothing for women.

Watkins Online sells home care and personal care items.

Wildtree sells natural gourmet culinary blends, infused Grapeseed oils, dressings, and sauces.

Willing Beauty is a direct sales company for young girls. They sell healthy skincare products and makeup.

XanGo sells juice and skin-care products.

Yevo sells organic health food.

YOR Health sells nutritional products and supplements.

Youngevity sells wellness and health products, beauty and care products, and food and bevrage products.

Younique sells makeup and accessories.

Your Inspiration at Home sells kitchen gadgets and gourmet food.

YPCK (Yuppy Puppy City Kitty) sells pet treats, pet food, pet toys, pet gear, pet spa products and more.

Zendigo sells tea and accessories.

Zrii sells liquid nutritional supplements.

Please be aware that these companies have not been researched by me. As is always the case, please do your due diligence before enrolling in any business opportunity.

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32 Legitimate Ways to Make Money at Home

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Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin.

Listen – we all know the internet is full of work-from-home scams, so we’ve scoured through thousands of different ideas to find you 32 legitimate ways to make money at home.

These are all ideas that we’ve done before, so we know that they’re real and that you’ll get paid. Plus, I guarantee there are some in here that you’ve never heard of…

1. Watch YouTube-Like Videos

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The folks over at InboxDollars will actually pay you to watch videos!

Now, most of them aren’t as entertaining as the Grumpy Cat series. but you’re getting paid — so who cares?

The videos are sponsored by brands who need to get them in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Every time you watch one of the ads InboxDollars will credit your account with a little bit of cash.

2. Give Your Opinion to Make $100+/Month

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Most of you know surveys aren’t our favorite way to make extra money, but we make an exception when we’re just vegging out on the couch. We figure as long as we’re just watching TV, there’s no reason we can’t click a few buttons at the same time.

Survey Junkie and Opinion Outpost are two legitimate paid survey companies (both are rated an A+ with the Better Business Bureau ).

I’ve heard some of the top-end surveys can pay up to $95, but those are rare and can take awhile to complete. Most surveys pay a buck or two and only take 10-15 minutes, making it pretty easy to earn $100 or more per month.

3. Stop Deleting Your Emails

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It turns out that deleting your emails could be costing you serious money. Intrigued?

My new secret weapon is called Paribus — a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up for Paribus. Once you do, they will scan your email archives for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from Amazon, Target or one of the other 16 retailers listed on their website, it will track the item’s price and issue you a refund anytime there’s a price drop!

It also checks the tracking info for your online orders. If something shows up late,Paribus will help you get money back for what you paid for shipping — up to a full shipping refund.

You don’t have to do anything!

4. Earn Up to $60/Hour as a Part-Time Bookkeeper

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Does earning $60 an hour sound appealing? How about the freedom to work remotely while helping others succeed?

Those are the perks of working as a bookkeeper, says Ben Robinson. a certified public accountant and business owner who teaches others to become virtual bookkeepers.

And no, you don’t have to have a CPA to be successful in this business. In fact, all you really need are decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.

It’s a great opportunity for moms who want to work part time, millennials who are just out of college and anyone who wants to bring in real money while working from home.

We talked to Robinson about what it takes to become a virtual bookkeeper, as well as tips and advice for making this career track work for you. You can read the full interview here. or check out his website for more information .

5. Rent Out an RV

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How many people do you know who bought an RV for one awesome camping trip or music festival… only to look back a few years later and realize they don’t use it as much as they thought they would?

If you’re in that boat (er, camper), you can turn your unused RV into cash.

You can rent your RV to other travelers throughRVshare, a peer-to-peer rental marketplace.

How much you’ll earn per day will vary based on your location and the type of vehicle you have. We ran a quick hypothetical and found that Class A models made in the past 15 years range $185 – $375 a night here in St. Petersburg, Florida!

That’s a smart way to make your pricy RV pay for itself — or to bank some cash for your next big road trip.

To see how much you could earn renting out your RV, enter the specs here.

6. Sell Your CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, Video Games and Electronics

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Have a bunch of movies or CDs collecting dust on a shelf? Decluttr will pay you for them!

Decluttr buys your old CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games, plus hardware like cell phones, tablets, game consoles and iPods.

One user, Gil Flores, sold about 100 DVDs and 75 CDs and made $275 — an average of $1.57 each.

Just download the app and start scanning the barcodes on your media to get immediate quotes. It’s completely free to use, there are no listing or seller fees, payment is super fast and there is even free shipping.

Plus, enter PENNY10 at checkout to get an extra 10% for your trade-ins!

7.Get Paid for Your Useless Trivia Knowledge

Have you added a ton of random knowledge to your repertoire over the years? Use it to earn some cash.

With theQuizXT app, you can test your smarts on topics like sports, history, music and more. You’ll earn rewards points for every answer you get right — so study up, Poindexter!

The app also pays you for taking surveys and playing other games. We know you’re hanging out on your phone, anyway — why not get paid to do it?

You can cash out via PayPal.

Itching to show off the history lessons you’ve learned watching “The Crown”? We thought so. Download the QuizXT app here to get rewarded for it.

8. Scan Your Groceries When You Get Home

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Did you know that the Nielsen company will pay you to scan your groceries each week. Crazy, right?

Once you sign up to become a Nielsen Consumer Panel family, you’ll be asked to simply scan the barcodes on your groceries and send your data off to Nielsen each week. Pretty easy, huh?

If you want to give it a try, you can fill out an application here:

9. Let Someone Borrow Your Place for the Night

Have a spare room? Might as well use Airbnb to make some money by renting it out.

If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds — even thousands — of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.

Taking a few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think: concerts, conventions and sporting events in your area.
  • Be a good host, and make sure your place is stocked with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

(Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing.)

10. Get a Free $5 From Stash

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It’s no brilliant secret that investing can be a smart way to make money.

But it feels restricted to a few wealthy elite.

But Stash is different. This app lets you start investing with as little as $5 and for just a $1 monthly fee (the first months is free).

Stash curates investments from professional fund managers and investors and lets you choose where to put your money.

But they leave the complicated investment terms out of it. You just choose from a set of simple portfolios reflecting your beliefs, interests and goals.

Bonus: Right now, The Penny Hoarder is teaming up with Stash to match your first investment — so you’ll get an extra $5 to get started!

To get your $5 match:

  1. Enter your email here .
  1. Download the Stash smartphone app and create your account with the same address.
  1. That’s it! Within two days, they’ll put $5 into your account!

11. Download These Apps

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A number of companies will actually pay you for downloading apps on your smartphone — and you’ll get paid for every month you keep them installed.

The apps collect data and help companies better understand web and mobile usage — such as what times of day people browse, how long they stay on websites and use apps, and what types of sites and apps are popular (or not).

+ Nielsen Panel This one is just for guys. The Nielsen panel is looking for males to download their app. They’ll pay you $50/year to keep it installed and browse the web like you normally do.

+ MobileXpression for Android – After you’ve installed this app for one week, you get to play an instant rewards game for a prize (everyone wins something). I won a $25 Amazon gift card, but some of the other prizes include iPads & Samsung TVs.

+MobileXpression for iPhones This one is the same, but for iPhones.

+ SavvyConnect — You can earn $5 per device (phone, tablet or computer) for each month SavvyConnect is installed. That’s a total of up to $180 per year to help rank the most popular sites and apps. Make sure you keep it installed at least a month to get your first $5 per device.

12. Earn a $100+ Bonus by Opening a New Credit Card

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As long as you pay down your credit balance in full each month, rewards cards are a great way to make some extra money.

We’re not advocating that you open 1,497 credit cards like this guy. but taking advantage of a sign-up bonus here or there can definitely help your bank account!

13. Earn $250 By Opening a Second Bank Account

We’ve put together a huge list of banks that will pay you just to open a bank account! Some of them will pay you up to $250 just for opening a savings account!

There’s no harm in having multiple bank accounts. In fact, I often find it’s helpful to have multiple places to save (I’m less likely to touch the money), so I have savings accounts for my Christmas fund and my vacation fund.

14.Become a Lyft Driver

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JAN 13, 2017: Lyft driver Paul Pruce in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 13, 2017. (Jessica Kourkounis)

Need a fun, flexible way to earn money while also meeting lots of new people?

Demand for ridesharing has been growing like crazy, and it shows no signs of slowing down. To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check and own a car made in 2007 or later.

We talked to Paul Pruce. who’s been driving full-time with Lyft for over a year. He earns $750 a week as a driver.

Best of all, he does it on his own time. You can work days, nights or weekends — it’s up to you!

15. Sell Your Coupons

Mike Brassfield received more than $120 worth of coupons from 26 companies after emailing them. Sharon Steinmann / The Penny Hoarder

What can you do with the extra coupons you won’t use from your newspaper each week? Sell them on eBay.

You’ll have to pay seller fees, but you might be surprised at how much a single coupon can net you — some bring in $300! People are dedicated to getting 10% off at Sears or Target with the right coupon. Are you dedicated enough to spot a sales opportunity when you see it next to the funny pages?

16.Rate Your Local Pizza Place

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A Who wouldn’t want $5 and a free large pizza? 🙂

As many of you know I was a professional mystery shopper for many years (I got my start conducting liquor audits all over the Southeast ).

One of the most popular types of mystery shops is for pizza companies — both Papa Johns and Pizza Hut regularly conduct mystery shops at all of their locations. As part of the assignment you’re required to time their delivery service, quality of pizza, etc.

It’s pretty easy to do and you can do it several times a year. If you’re interested in giving it a try, here’s a list of my favorite mystery shopping companies .

17. Get a Free $5 From Clink to Start Saving

Macro of Five American Dollar Bill.

I’m kind of obsessed with Clink (and not just because they give you $5).

Clink helps you save for a rainy day or retirement by taking small amounts of money out of your checking account each day (around $1).

To get the $5 bonus, download the Clink smartphone app and setup your account with the same email address. Be sure to use the promo code: PH2016

I already got my bonus and now I’m investing $5/week. I’m already up to $40! That might sound small, but for someone who resists saving money like the plague, it’s a pretty remarkable start!

18. Earn up to $700/Month Fixing Search Results

And the best part? Most of it is done while sitting at home in my pajamas. What am I doing? Let me explain…

Search engines use complicated algorithms to determine the results you see. For example, if you type the name of one of our writers, Steve Gillman, into a Google search box, a half-million possibly-relevant web pages will be narrowed down using various criteria until a second later you see his smiling face. You’ll also see links to his personal website, his blog on the Huffington Post, and LinkedIn profiles for a bunch of guys who share his name.

But the search engines don’t always get it right.

They are full of errors, so they need real humans to look at the results and judge them for quality, relevancy, and usefulness. If you’re interested in this type of work, head over to this article to get more info on how to apply.

19. Take a Picture of Your Receipts

Colleen Rice, TPH email marketing specialist, uses Ibotta to search through deals at Publix. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Yeah, did you know that you can get paid cash back just for taking a picture of your receipt ?

Here’s how it works….

1. Sign up for Ibotta here (you just need a name/email address to start).

2. Browse through the cash-back offers in your area and take note the next time you go to the store (the offers change every week). For example, in my city, Ibotta will give 2% cash back on Best Buy purchases, $0.25 cash back on any Target purchase, and $3 cash back when I buy an appetizer from any restaurant. Pretty cool, right?

Once you’ve reached at least $20 in earnings, you can request payment via Paypal or Venmo. And right now, Ibotta is giving new users a $10 sign-up bonus. just for redeeming their first receipt.

20. Sell Your Old Clothes

Do you still have a prom outfit from, like, 10 years ago?

It’s never going to fit — or come into style — again, but something just keeps holding you back from sending it to Goodwill.

Maybe money could change your mind? Instead of storing clothes indefinitely, try selling them on an app like letgo .

21. Test Websites

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Like most of us, you’ve probably commented on how some websites are confusing and others excellent. Rather than complaining to your spouse or friend, how would you like to make those comments to the owners of the sites and get paid for playing critic?

I do just that, and you can, too. In fact, you can make $30 per hour as a website tester .

The company is called User Testing. Here’s what the process looks like: you’ll download some software and then when tasks are available, look over a website while your mouse movements, clicks, keystrokes, and spoken comments are all recorded as a video. Afterward there might be a few questions to answer, but the whole process often takes 15 minutes or less. Cool, right?

22. Sell Your Old Books

We’ve all got way too much extra junk just sitting around. Get rid of some of it and use the extra money for your Christmas shopping.

Have any old college textbooks? You could, of course, have a garage sale or sell them on Craigslist, but one of my favorite ways to get rid of them is using Bookscouter .

You just type your book’s ISBN (International Standard Book Number — it’s near the book’s barcode and copyright info) into the search bar and let Bookscouter connect you with over 25 of the best-paying and most reputable buyback companies online. Cool, right?

Once you’ve found the buyback company offering the most cash, you just fill out a little information about where you want your payment sent (usually PayPal) and prepare the books to be shipped. Most of the buyback companies offer prepaid shipping labels too, so there aren’t any costs associated with this.

23.Provide Customer Service — in Your PJs

Have you ever considered doing customer service from the comfort of your home? An increasing number of companies are hiring work-from-home customer service reps. instead of running call centers.

These jobs can be full– or part-time and offer a variety of schedules, including daytime, evening and weekend shifts with a range of pay depending on the position and location.

Your job is usually to answer customer questions over the phone or via online chat. You may find sales positions that include higher pay and performance incentives; or technical support positions, which are best if you’re tech-savvy and have an interest in helping people understand technology.

You should enjoy helping people, though! You know how a bad customer service call can totally ruin your day? You don’t want to be the bad rep on the other end of that call.

If you don’t like working with customers, keep an eye out for other work-from-home jobs at these job sites.

24. Sign Up for Free Gift Card Promotions

Believe it or not, there are sites that will give you free gift cards just for signing up with them.

One of my favorites is Eb ates. the cash-back shopping site. They’re giving away $10 gift cards if you sign up as a new member and earn your first cash-back rebate. You can choose a $10 gift card from Target, Walmart, Macy’s or Kohl’s.

You do have to wait 30 days, but it’s free money so can you really complain? 🙂

25. Sell Your Trash

Americans throw away approximately 266 million tons of trash every year, and it turns out we might as well be throwing away cash! There’s a reason dumpster diving has become so popular in recent years and that’s because things that you think are worth nothing often have value.

Anything from your empty wine bottles to old magazines can be sold online. Here’s a full list of the things in your trash that might be worth cash .

26. Sell Your Skills for $5 on Fiverr

Earning $5 at a time may not sound like much, but those little sales can add up to thousands of dollars.

That’s the idea behind . an online platform where users sell their products and services for $5 each. Fiverr says users create 4,000 new listings, or “gigs,” every day.

Gigs range from the standard data entry and research tasks to the truly out-there. For example, as I write this, sellers in the “Fun and Bizarre ” section are offering:

  • A piece of rare metal that will melt in your hand
  • A prank phone call to anyone you choose
  • Three balloons released into the sky with your message in them
  • Your name written on two grains of rice
  • A photo of you on the cover of “Rolling Stone”
  • A video of a woman pretending to be “crazy in love with you” — which has 253 buyers and a 98% positive rating so far

You can seriously sell almost anything on Fiverr. Here are some more ideas .

27. Sell Videos to News Stations

You know when you’re in the right place at the right time?

Maybe you caught a video of an insane lightning strike, or a tornado. Or maybe you find yourself in the midst of a big news event — or even a local parade. It could even be something as gossipy as spotting a Real Housewife galavanting around town with her new beau.

Whatever it is, chances are you’re going to pull your phone out and capture the moment anyway, right?

Well as a citizen journalist, you can sell that footage to news and broadcast media outlets through an online marketplace calledScoopBroker.

Just upload your footage, set your price — or if it’s really good, you can have outlets place bids — and get paid within 24 hours of the sell.

Even better: The platform is free, and signing up is way easy.

Learn more about becoming a citizen journalist/stringer here.

28. Become an Online Tutor

Education is one of the world’s leading industries, and the private tutoring market alone is expected to top $102 billion by 2018.

Have you ever considered becoming an online tutor to make extra money? Well, if you haven’t, you most certainly should. You can make some serious coin by answering student’s questions, explaining your notes and uploading tutorials.

That’s right, by sharing your knowledge, you can be rewarded handsomely.

Ty marketing your services on a site like . where instructors earn $9-$13/hour, plus $5.50/hour just for being logged in waiting for students.

29. Become a Dog Masseuse

We’ve talked before about ways to get paid to spend time with cats and dogs. but this is a new one: pet massage.

That’s right — some people earn money for massaging animals. It might sound a little strange, but apparently many cats and dogs enjoy a good massage as much as humans do.

If you like petting your furry friends. why not explore this option? With a bit of training you can make $50 per hour as a pet massage therapist. Here’s how to get started .

30. Sell Board Game Pieces

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Ever seen a board game in the thrift store but noticed with great sadness it was missing half the pieces?

You might want to put the game in your shopping cart anyway. One Penny Hoarder made $250 in six months selling spare board game pieces online. You can even sell “mystery bags” of pieces for $12 a pop!

It may take some time for your listings to sell, but if you follow Laura’s guide, you can probably make $100 in about three months.

31. Write Slogans for Major Companies

Can you sum up a product in a sentence? Think of something funny — and not another joke about too many candles — to put on a birthday card? Make a point in few concise words?

Companies sometimes need new corporate taglines, advertising slogans and jingles. Bumper sticker and greeting card makers want cute, endearing or funny thoughts to put on their products.

When these businesses need help, they sometimes collect submissions from freelance writers or run contests that anyone can enter — including you!

Try one or more of these platforms to get started:

  • Slogan Slingers helps companies create slogan contests in which their registered writers compete. It’s free to sign up as a writer, and the company claims you can “make up to $999 per contest (minus our small admin fee).”
  • Get a Slogan is a “crowd-sourcing platform that brings in custom, creative and catchy slogans from a variety of sloganeers.” Companies come to them for help, and writers submit their ideas. It’s free to sign up, but you initially have only “qualifying” status. Once you obtain “qualified” status, you’ll receive $50 for each of your winning has a section devoted to slogan-writing projects, which are sometimes run as contests. For example, at the moment a personal injury law firm is offering $150 for the best “unique and memorable tagline/slogan.”

32. Watch More Television

Do you like to stay up-to-date on the latest popular — and not-so-popular — TV shows? Get paid for the TV you’re watching in your spare time by writing reviews!

Writing about TV comes in a lot of forms. according to NPR television reporter Linda Holmes. Lots of sites pay writers to review or recap shows, but they come with different tones.

You could do a straightforward review of the craft of the show, search for symbolism in the story or start a conversation with readers about the lives of the characters.

If you prefer a bit of snark, you might write for a site that prefers to riff off TV shows. These turn your review into an opportunity for biting punchlines.

A few places to get you started:

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Work from Home Jobs for Moms: Beginner – s Guide

Work from home jobs for moms can give the best of both worlds — career & family. It used to be that moms had to choose between the two — each decision having both its pros and consWork from home jobs for moms. Nowadays, parents can have their cake and eat it too when they land a flexible job that allows them to work from home while watching little ones.

The benefits are numerous — money saved on childcare, extra income coming into the household, and being readily available for your family. This is especially helpful when littles ones come down with a nasty bug, your car won’t start or the weather is just absolutely atrocious.

But, if you’ve never worked from home before, you probably have a lot of questions: Are there legitimate work from home jobs for moms? Will I be able to find something that works for me? Can I really earn a living with kids at home?

Yes. Yes. And, yes.

But, be warned, it’s not always easy or convenient — but if you’re willing to make it work, it can. And nine times out of ten, the benefits of being a stay-at-home working parent far outweigh the rough patches.

Be Realistic

While there are legitimate work from home jobs for moms, you also have to be realistic about what might be available. If your availability is a short four-hour window that falls between the time you drop off your oldest at school and pick up your youngest from daycare, expect your options to be limited.

Similarly, if you have an infant requiring constant care, there will likely be even fewer options available to you.

I’m not saying these things to discourage you — I just want to make sure you go into the work-from-home job search with realistic expectations and an open mind.

Assess Your Work from Home Skills

You’ve probably got a number of skills that translate well to popular home-based job options. Think about what it is you can do and that will give you a good indication of where you should start looking.

  • Can you write well?
  • Are you a natural salesperson?
  • Fast typist?
  • Grammar aficionado?
  • Social butterfly?

It’s always a good idea to play to your strengths no matter what kind of job you’re looking for, but especially so when looking for a work from home job. Why? Because when you’re working from home and raising a family, you can get burned out pretty easily. If you’re doing something you don’t mind or actually enjoy, you’ll be more likely to keep going, even when the going gets tough.

What’s Out There?

Remember, when I said you’ve got to go into the stay-at-home, work-from-home job search with an open mind? Well, now’s the time to implement that!

In terms of work-from-jobs, you can usually expect them to fall into one of four categories:

  • Employee position
  • Freelance
  • Home-business
  • Independent Contractor

As with anything, each employment type has its pros and cons.

Employee-based positions come with stability like benefits, set schedules, and an hourly rate. However, they offer the least flexibility and aren’t always accommodating to schedule requests.

Freelancing is great for flexibility since you can choose which projects you work on and when. But the freelance world usually goes in an endless cycle of feast or famine — totally unpredictable in terms of work and pay.


Home-businesses are wonderful for the entrepreneurial spirited stay-at-home parents. This can include everything from direct sales to starting a business entirely from scratch. Keep in mind, businesses require a lot of your attention to thrive which may not lend itself well with kids around.

Independent Contractor

As an independent contractor you get a little more predictability than freelancing but less stability than an employee position. Independent contractor (IC) positions allow you to work on your own terms, as long as you meet your contract requirements.

Often, stay-at-home moms and dads are most likely to find home-based success as a freelancer, independent contractor, or direct sales rep. Why? Because these types of employment offer flexibility, autonomy, and can work around a busy family schedule — not the other way around!

Where to Find Work at Home Jobs for Moms

Now that you’ve narrowed down your search by establishing what you’re good at and the types of positions out there, you can start looking for work at home jobs for moms. So, where exactly do you look?

Where you look depends on what you’re looking for.

Employee Positions

Indeed Jobs can lead to some work from home jobs for moms. Openings for companies like American Express, U-Haul, and Hilton Hotels will regularly show up here. I mention these because they are familiar brands that offer remote positions. but there are tons of lesser-known companies listed, too.

The best way to find them is to type Remote or Work at Home in the box labeled “Where”

Make sure you read the requirements carefully — many companies offering employee positions expect you to have availability during normal business hours. And since you’ve got little ones in your care, this probably isn’t practical. A growing number of companies, mostly startups, are embracing a non-traditional work-whenever-makes-sense-for-you mantra. These forward-thinking companies recognize that talent comes from all sorts of places, including stay-at-home parents.

Another option is FlexJobs. They hand screen all job postings to ensure they are 100% legitimate — guaranteed! But FlexJobs does cost money to access their job leads:

Work from home jobs for moms

If you’re concerned about scams and like the idea of only pre-screened ads, FlexJobs may be worth it — even for just a month to see what’s out there!

Stay-at-home parents truly are some of the most untapped business talent out there — instead of letting all that talent go unused, consider launching a freelance career. What can you offer as a freelancer? Just about anything! Some in-demand freelance services include:

This is just a small sample of freelance services but, really, you’re only limited by what you’re willing to offer. One of the easiest ways to get started as a freelancer is to sign up with a popular marketplace, like Upwork. You’ll find thousands of jobs posted at any given time ranging from graphic designer to article writer.

Once you get your footing as a freelancer, you can step outside of marketplaces and set up shop on your own. With an online portfolio and a business plan in place, you can start landing your own clients . Freelancing offers plenty of flexibility and the freedom to work as much or little as you’d like.

Home Business

Home business is such a broad term. It can include everything from flipping clearance products for profit to blogging — and everything in between.

Some parents find direct sales to be a natural fit for them since they already have plenty of contacts that would be interested in the products they represent.

Another increasingly popular option is blogging. As a mom, you probably have genius childcare hacks and practical advice for managing the household — why not start a blog and share your wisdom. Outside of parenting how-tos, you can blog about many different things:

While some people argue blogging isn’t a business — I’d say it’s a great way to build a business but not necessarily a business in and of itself.

As a blogger, I earn money a number of ways — some of it comes from affiliate sales and ad revenue, which I can attribute to the blog itself. A substantial portion of my earnings come from clients who approach me for work because they read my blog. So, while the act of blogging isn’t the main source of income, blogging does present a number of money-making opportunities!

If blogging isn’t your thing, perhaps a home business opportunity with one of several companies that lets you be your own boss is more your speed. These companies allow you to become an independent business owner while performing services for their clients like customer service and sales.

Remember, the success of a home business depends on how much you put into it. One great way to have a successful home business as a parent is to find something that is manageable and you enjoy doing. Head on over to The Work at Home Woman for plenty of great ideas and inspiration for parents contemplating a home business.

Independent Contractor

One of the frequent questions I get is, “What exactly is an independent contractor?” An independent contractor is a person who provides their services on a contractual basis. That is, if you work as an independent contractor you bill for your services and not your time.

In the eyes of the law, an independent contractor differs from an employee in that an independent contractor has the freedom to act autonomously to get a job done as they see fit — as long as you meet the contract requirements. As an independent contractor you’re not entitled to benefits like paid time off or health insurance. You will also be responsible for paying taxes on your earnings.

There are a lot of work from home jobs for moms as an IC:

I come across a lot of these opportunities on Craigslist. I know Craigslist doesn’t have the best reputation, but there are plenty of legitimate companies advertising their jobs here. Look out for red flags like asking you to pay for opportunities or wanting you to deposit a check in your account and giving a portion of it back to the company.

It’s a good idea to check your local Craigslist market for home-based jobs. Sometimes, you’ll find a job that requires you to come into the office for orientation before you can work from home. For example, food delivery service company, DoorDash, hires contractors to key menus from home, but first they have to come into the Atlanta office for training.

Remember to check the largest Craigslist markets like Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Washington D.C. When a company is hiring remote workers nationwide, they’ll typically post the ad to one or more of these larger markets.

To sort through all the other jobs, just make sure you select the “Telecommute” option:

Work from home jobs for moms

More Work from Home Jobs for Moms

If you’ve been wanting to contribute financially to your household while also staying at home with your kids, it can be difficult to know where to start! Remember, figure out what kind of employment makes sense for you and be realistic about the amount of time you can actually commit to. While it’s nice to have extra money coming in, you’re not good to anyone in the household if you’re run down from spreading yourself too thin!

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a home-based career or take on freelance assignments, try easing into the work from home scene by trying out these work from home extra money makers :

There’s also a number of hobbies that can make you money and work from home weekends jobs that might fit perfectly into your schedule.

Thanks to all the work from home jobs for moms, you can realistically make a financial contribution to your household while staying home with the kids. Have any questions? Need a little advice? Leave it in the comments below or send me an email:

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