You’ve seen the ads announcing how to make thousands of dollars at home stuffing envelopes. Well, believe it or not, nowadays you can, but without the envelopes.
In today’s ever-changing, rapid-moving world there have been many alterations to how traditional jobs are filled in non-traditional ways. The most common shift in the workplace has been the virtual elimination of the workplace itself with companies utilizing a workforce of employees who work at home.
Forget the commute
There are a number of different kinds of work-at-home jobs that pay reasonably well and eliminate things such as that long and annoying commute to work, problems with parking or public transportation, the need for lunch money and bothersome interaction with others sharing the same breathing space as you. Okay, maybe you like being in an office with other miserable employees but if you don’t and you are looking for ways to keep earning once you enter your retirement years, a work-at-home job may be the perfect option.
Healthcare & Tech Jobs
If you’ve spent most of your life in a profession such as healthcare or computer technology, both of these fields have made very successful moves to the work-at-home world where medical transcriptionists can earn between $30,000 and $50,000 annually, registered nurses can make $1,000 a week by providing telephone health care and computer software technicians can earn $85,000 a year without leaving their homes working at the kitchen table in their pajamas.
Earn Less – Keep More?
Although there has been documentation to prove that the work-at-home force earns thirty-percent less than they could elsewhere, they take the pay cut willingly and increase their productivity as a result. There are as many work-at-home jobs available as there are different types of jobs that can be altered to fit into the niche of working just steps away from the bedroom. A great place to look online to get a better feel for what exists and where you may fit into this movement is at RatRaceRebellion.com.
Who works at home today?
But what kind of people are looking for the work-at-home job? There are four very distinct categories they fall under. There’s working parents who want to be able to spend more time with their children without ending a career to become a full-time parent. A work-at-home situation allows them the family time while still earning a decent wage. There’s spouse’s of members of the military who, due to the nature of the lifestyle, may have to move several times in a few years which makes it difficult to hold a career in place. Seniors looking for additional income fill another category with the final one being persons who may have disabilities or mobility issues that would make working in a traditional work environment difficult to do.
Here are a few more work-at-home suggestions for you to consider: You can be a Virtual Assistant which is essentially an assistant hired by a company that isn’t in need for a permanent employee. HomeWithTheKids.com has a lot of companies listed looking for people to fill these kinds of positions.
Test your skills
If you are fluent in more than one language you could be a work-at-home Translator, or maybe you are a bit technical and can be a Web Developer/Designer, or Call Center Representative or Tech Support Specialist. If you are pretty good with the typing part on a computer keyboard you could qualify to be a Transcriptionist. To see if you are right for that job visit Rev.com and take the test provided to determine your eligibility for jobs listed there. You could also be a work-at-home Travel Agent, Teacher, Writer/Editor and Franchise Owner. All of these are just a few examples.
Websites with more information include oDesk.com, HomeBasedTravelAgent.com, GetEducated.com and WorkAtHomeSuccess.com.