Other Work From Home Opportunities
Top 20 Ways to Land Your First Client
One of the most common questions new Virtual Assistants (VAs) ask is, “How do I find my first client?” That first client is so important—to build your confidence, your portfolio, and jumpstart your new career.
Personal trainers work directly with with clients and associate with gyms and community centers. You typically need certification to work with gym or healthcare partners.
Become a Caregiver
Caregiving has become the second-fastest growing occupation, focused on non-medical care: companionship, errands, accompanying to doctor’s appointments, preparing meals, especially when a family member isn’t available to do this stuff.
Many parents are opting for their children to get tutored online, rather than driving them to and from physical tutoring centers. Take advantage of the growing trend by signing up with an online tutoring website.
If you are a native speaker of a foreign language, then becoming a freelance translator could be a great opportunity. Several companies need documentation translated for international partners and hire freelance translators through companies.
Many companies and organizations outsource their cold-calling campaigns to third parties. Those third parties hire full time and temporary workers—many of whom work from home—to place those calls with specific goals in mind.
Tech Support Provider
If you’re an experienced IT professional and you enjoy problem-solving and quality customer service, you may be able to work from home providing tech support via phone, online, and in-person to customers nationwide.
Medical Coder or Transcriptionist
Medical coding and transcription can’t always be performed at home, especially with strict privacy policies and guidelines. However, there are many companies that hire home-based workers with the skills and experience to provide both services.
Many service-oriented businesses are allowing professionals to work virtually. This is certainly true in the field of recruiting.
Use your subject-area expertise to make money assisting others who are in need of that knowledge. Websites such as www.chacha.com and www.about.com allow you to do just that.
Nurses on Call
Registered nurses who don’t want to work in traditional hospital settings or doctors’ offices—or who want to supplement their income—can put their knowledge to work at home.
Eldercare Manager or Referral Agent
If you’re passionate about helping people with eldercare demands, and you have prior sales experience, this is a full-time, commission-only home-based career opportunity where you can feel good about assisting others in need.
Do you think you have what it takes to handle phone, e-mail, and online customer inquiries for services that range from making dinner suggestions and reservations to planning a vacation for busy professionals? Those are some of the common and quirky requests asked of home-based concierge agents.
Audio to Text Transcriptionist
Speeches, lectures, television and radio programs, and interviews must be converted to text that’s delivered timely and accurate. If you possess exceptional English language and grammar skills and you’re an experienced typist with a speed of at least 75 wpm, you could transcribe audio to text.