6 easy ways to work from home
Who knew all these opportunities are out there for the taking?
Tiffany Shepherd is a stay-at-home mom who makes hundreds of dollars a week working from the comforts of her own living room.
How is she doing it? Tiffany works as a virtual operator for a company called LiveOps.
"If you have seen infomercials, the 800 number that goes up on the screen actually gets routed onto my phone and I complete the sale," said Tiffany.
LiveOps representative Tim Whipple says that all operators need to start is a dedicated phone line, headset, and computer.
According to Whipple, operators set their own hours and work by answering calls for all sorts of companies.
"A great agent can earn between 20 and 30 dollars an hour," said Whipple.
If you don't mind being called up for "jury duty" then working as an "eJuror" may be more your style!
eJury hires clients to work as "test jurors".
e-Jury founder Christopher Bagby told Action News, trial lawyers hire online test jurors so they can get an idea on what will happen during jury deliberations before heading to court.
E-jurors review cases and give their judgment.
Using e-Jury, you can make from $5 to $20 a case.
Another site offering a similar opportunity is trialpractice.com
"Manufacturers want to know what consumers think before they change a product or bring a product to market," said Peter Grubb with Reckner Consumer Opinion Research.
Grubb hires consumers for taste tests and focus groups done at local research facilities or, yes, even in your own home!
So what types of products are tested?
"Beverages, frozen food, paper products, hygiene products and then it's just not those items. It's credit card services, telephone services, cable services, bank services," added Grubb.
Testers can earn anywhere from $30 to as much as a few hundred dollars per survey!
Compensation is determined by product and time put into the survey.
Representatives from both companies told Action News you can expect to earn from $2 to as much as a hundred dollars a survey!
And here's an opportunity to channel you inner teacher.
A number of websites hire online tutors including tutor.com
Online tutors help students with their homework and papers.
Tutors are hired based and paid based on subject matter.
Again, you can set your own schedule, and earn hundreds of dollars a month.
Direct Marketing is not just about Avon and Pampered Chef anymore.
Stephanie Weinburger is a Chocolatier for Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
Stephanie said she earns a few hundred dollars a week hosting chocolate parties.
Stephanie said she works just a few hours a week hosting chocolate parties.
The rest of her time is spent at home, placing orders and catching up on paperwork.
Stephanie said this has become her full-time job, because she earns hundreds of dollars a week.
And Action News found the "jackpot" of all work at home opportunities!
A work from home job fair called Network Expo will take place in South Jersey this spring!
Jennifer Colamedici and her partners screened hundreds of companies that offer work at home opportunities.
These companies have been screened by Network Expo and invited to join the job fair in April.
Job Fair Information:Network Expo
Crown Plaza Cherry Hill
Sunday, April 11, 2010
$5 ( sign up online here and mention Action News for FREE registration)
*Free babysitting for moms bringing kids
We do have one important word of warning, though. Under some of these jobs, you'd be considered self-employed or an independent contractor. That could make you instantly ineligible for unemployment benefits
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