As the cost of living continues to rise, many people are seeking ways to earn money at home. Whether you are looking for full time income or extra spending money, there are several options available to you. For beginners, there are three legitimate online jobs that are a great place to start.
If you have a professional voice and enjoy talking on the phone, then you may be interested in working as a telecommuting telephone operator. The job duties for a telephone operator normally involve customer service, sales, and tech support for incoming calls.
Most companies pay per minute based on talk time but some companies do pay by the hour. Normally these jobs require you to have a computer with a high speed Internet connection and a landline telephone with no call features such as call waiting and voicemail. West at Home and Liveops are two well-known virtual call center companies.
If you enjoy surfing the Internet and love to do research, you can apply to become an Internet Researcher. This position requires you to research and find answer to questions regarding different type of subjects using the Internet. The pay is normally based on the number of questions that you answer during each session.
ChaCha, an SMS mobile answering service, often hire guides to answers questions received from mobile users on a variety of topics. As the questions come in from the mobile users, the guide is responsible for researching and answering the question as quickly as possible.
If you enjoy writing and have good grammar skills, you may be interested in becoming a freelance writer. Many companies seek out writers to provide web content such as blogs or articles for their website. The pay may vary from $3.00 per article up to $100 or more per article.
In order to gain experience, it is recommended that new writers first apply to work for web content companies that accept beginners such as Textbroker and Wordgigs. After you gain some experience, then you should start applying to higher paying web content companies.
Finding legitimate ways to earn money at home can be time consuming. When applying for a work at home job, it is important to remember to always do your research on a company before providing personal information such as your social security number. If a job offer sounds too good to be true, trust your instincts and decline the offer.