Work From Home
Contextual or content-sensitive online advertising is on the rise. Last year Google says it shelled out $3.1 billion to Adsense publishers, up from $1.2 billion in 2004. Here are four steps to help you get started.
One person’s junk is another’s treasure and you could be sitting on plenty of gems at home. You can indeed turn your trash to cash almost overnight if you’re focused and diligent about diving into the work.
Have you ever thought about starting a business out of your home. It’s not as difficult — or as expensive — as it may sound! Here is some advice on definining your goals as well as how to handle pricing, marketing, and legal issues.
Ever dream of seeing your slogans and artwork on T-shirts, mugs, or hats? You can turn that dream into reality—and into cash—without investing even a penny in expensive startup costs like equipment and stock.
Channel Your Inner Judge Judy. Instead of spending time watching the courtroom programs on TV, try making some pocket money while determining verdicts as an online juror. Lawyers deciding whether or not to accept a case or looking for preliminary feedback on cases they’re currently handling use various websites as a cost-effective tool for research and focus groups before heading into a real courtroom.
pay nominal fees to home-based e-jurors, which may range from $10 to $60, depending on the length of the e-trial. Research all of the sites and read the requirements before signing on to serve.
You must use caution when visiting these sites. Even though they contain a lot of legitimate information, they also lead to links to stuff that’s not legit. Be cautious about the sites and the ads you see and NEVER respond to check-cashing, wire transfer or Western Union related offers.
If your area of expertise is public relations or you want to try and make money writing from home, there are opportunities out there that could be right for you. Learn about virtual PR firms as well as how to earn income as a blogger, writer, or editor.
A growing work-from-home opportunity is to answer the inbound customer calls for companies like J Crew, 1-800 Flowers, Virgin Atlantic, or Walgreens. These major players and many others like them outsource their customer-service calls to companies that hire U.S.-based virtual agents. Set your own hours and pick an account that’s ideally suited to your knowledge and interests.
In addition to having a pleasant voice and strong customer-service skills, you must have high-speed Internet access, a computer, a landline, and a quiet place to work—all of which you pay for on your own.
Expect to make an average of $8 and $15 an hour depending on your experience, call volume and accounts. Be prepared to work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week, although some agents work 40 hours to 60 hours when their schedule permits.