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Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by Venus Pax » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:36 pm

With a baby due in August, I'm interested in working from home. I know people that work from their home computers in the fields of computer programming or in medical billing; I lack training in both fields.
Is anyone aware of other areas where telecommuting may be possible? I do not mind spending the summer in training.
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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by Biga9999 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:41 pm

I work from home as a Life Insurance Underwriter, but most companies want someone with at least 5 years experience before they want you to work from home.

What is your current area of expertise?
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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:59 pm

Venus Pax wrote:With a baby due in August, I'm interested in working from home. I know people that work from their home computers in the fields of computer programming or in medical billing; I lack training in both fields.
Is anyone aware of other areas where telecommuting may be possible? I do not mind spending the summer in training.

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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by Skiprr » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:46 pm

Venus:

A modest-paying possibility might also be in call-center, customer-service work. A trend that began a few years ago is using voice and data services over broadband Internet connections to create virtual call centers of workers sitting in their own homes. The attraction for business is that they can recruit workers like you who are highly intelligent, capable, and not in India or Kuala Lumpur, workers who are willing to work for lower wages because they have no commute and can fit in unusual schedules since the requirement of physically showing up for shift work is eliminated. The work is otherwise just like being in a support call center: you use the company's software to record calls and activity, and you use the software to indicate whether you're in-queue available to take a call, on a call and unavailable, or temporarily off-queue. The glitch here may be if the baby has Mars's lungs and can really belt it out. ;-)

I don't know any companies offhand, but some Google work will likely turn something up. You might also want hit the Help Desk Institute Website to see if they have any info.
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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by kd5zex » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:19 am

Chacha.com

http://becomeaguide.chacha.com/why-become-a-guide/

You answer questions submitted by mobile phone users after doing brief research (a few minutes maximum) on the web. You get paid by the answer so speed is paramount for making a reasonable hourly rate. They do have a form of quality control but you will have no problem at all meeting the requirements. I did this in the evenings after the kiddos bedtimes for supplemental (ammo) income a few months ago (pre-baby). There are a few different positions that they were rolling out when I stopped but the guide position pays the best.

If you put your nose to the grindstone you can earn a modest income. I averaged about about $4 / hr. Not the best pay, but what do you expect for sitting in your underwear surfing the web? :lol:

It is a legit company, I did receive several deposits to my account.

Pros:
  • Very flexible, there is not really any schedule at all. Just log in when you can. Log off when you can't.
  • Easy, yet can be fun
  • No obligation

Cons:
  • As you could imagine, you do get obscene questions. Thick skin is mandatory. Actually, these types of questions are where I would recoup the earnings I lost on some of the questions that would require extensive research. (I can bang out answers to nasty questions in a few seconds)
  • Low pay

There were a lot of SAHM's in the private forums that claimed to make along the lines of $500 to $1000 per month. If you would like additional info please let me know. If you do decide to become a guide please consider using me as a reference.

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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by Russell » Mon May 25, 2009 11:35 pm

Also http://www.kgb.com/

They do the same thing as chacha.
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Re: Seeking work-from-home opportunity

Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Tue May 26, 2009 11:16 pm

Venus Pax:

Please be extra cautious when pursuing "work at home" situations.

This has become a playground for scammers.

They may con you into buying "starter" supplies and need your credit
card number. Then they go to Best Buy and have a ball at your expense.

Another scam that may be attempted is if they ask for your bank account
number right off the bat, so that they can do direct deposit. Excuse me,
but what you actually get is "direct withdrawal."

Let's all be careful out there.
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