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waynesmate

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Any legitimate online work from home?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:35:51 PM »
Does anyone know of legitimate ways to make money working online from home? I know there have to be at least some out there, and I don't expect to make a million dollars a month.

I move around quite a bit, and am a bit of a homebody, and quite like to do my own little projects (also hate getting dressed up for work). I don't need to make heaps of money. I have quite a few business ideas and dream job ideas and such, they're all sort of incubating at the moment (combination of red tape/start up money & confidence/ not finding the sort of jobs I would enjoy currently available or very prevalent in my current area...)

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 09:02:59 PM »
If you're a decent writer you can write fluff blog posts for content farms, or edit them.  My wife did some of that for awhile, started out paying decent (20-30/hour), eventually dropped to around $12/hour ($6/article or something like that, which took about a half hour).  But if you're hard up for money and can write okay and don't mind prostituting your writing for drivil, it's a decent way to pick up a few bucks.

EDIT: We've had this discussion a few times on the forums, so if you do a search you should be able to find some threads with more info.
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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 09:20:36 PM »
A friend of mine makes decent money working as a medical transcriptionist. They send her MP3 files of doctor's dictation, she types it out. She lives on an island and works evenings when the kids are asleep, and spends her days on the beach.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 11:23:48 PM »
Best online job I think is high stakes poker player. ;) 

Second best is an accountant or bookeeper.  My CPA works mostly online and she taps into my QB files on Google Drive.  She does pretty well for herself.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 12:45:09 AM »
Freelance programmer. Not a suggestion for everyone, but you can do quite a bit from home.

Author / editor, that too.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 06:31:31 AM »
I run my insurance agency from a home office.  It's not an easy start up, but after a number of years it works out well.  My goal was to make this a complete mobile insurance agency.  Just need an internet connection and cell phone.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 07:49:26 AM »
I blog from home, and bring in a decent amount. However, I wouldn't recommend starting this unless you had another source of income to rely on first.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 07:57:14 AM »
Does anyone know of legitimate ways to make money working online from home? I know there have to be at least some out there, and I don't expect to make a million dollars a month.

I move around quite a bit, and am a bit of a homebody, and quite like to do my own little projects (also hate getting dressed up for work). I don't need to make heaps of money. I have quite a few business ideas and dream job ideas and such, they're all sort of incubating at the moment (combination of red tape/start up money & confidence/ not finding the sort of jobs I would enjoy currently available or very prevalent in my current area...)

Cheers!

Leapforce is legit (I do it).   It pays $13.50 per hour (you have to file taxes as self-employed though).   It's work on your computer that takes some thinking, but no special skills (there's a non-disclosure agreement, so I can't really say more.   Google around for more info, or it's all described in the training guide if you sign up).   In the beginning you don't seem to get many hours (like 1 a day), but this seems to increase after you've done it a month and so if you get a good review for the work you've done.   Up to the amount of work available, you can do as much or as little at whatever time of the day you'd like.   Rumor is that if you do too little, they'll take work away from you, but I've been doing 5 hrs a week or so with no problems.

Here's my referral code if you do wind up doing it and don't mind using it.   If you sign up, pass the test (there is a test that one really has to study for, takes time, and you don't get paid for), and do a certain amount of work, I'd get a bonus (but this review is completely sincere, so really, feel free to use it or not).   https://www.leapforceathome.com/qrp/public/jobs/list?uref=55d280e04d373ef44c5b5e493ed9c9ae

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 07:59:21 AM »
I also do Leapforce At Home. I don't think it pays enough to be someone's sole source of income--only $13.50 to start and you are limited to 40 hours per week--but it's a nice adjunct to other hustles. There might be times when there is nothing to do for whatever your main gig is, but Leapforce is almost always there.

(Full details: http://frugalparagon.com/2014/02/05/why-the-frugal-paragon-loves-leapforce-at-home// But Emily has first dibs on the referral :-) )

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 04:10:59 PM »
Leapforce sounds like something I'd be into, just not sure if I'd be eligible for it, as I'm an American living in NZ. I emailed them but havent heard back yet.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 08:49:49 PM »
I move around quite a bit, and am a bit of a homebody, and quite like to do my own little projects (also hate getting dressed up for work). I don't need to make heaps of money. I have quite a few business ideas and dream job ideas and such, they're all sort of incubating at the moment (combination of red tape/start up money & confidence/ not finding the sort of jobs I would enjoy currently available or very prevalent in my current area...)
I stumbled on a full-time telecommuting job. It's not really an "online" job but all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

I work as a full-time assistant/secretary for someone who lives about 30 minutes away from me. Basically it's a really really small business and one of the business owner's priorities is working from home; thus, everyone who works for her works from home also. We are connected to each other through remote desktop. I make $22 /hr with no health benefits. She also has people working for her part time and others as consultants.

If this is along the lines of what you're looking for, my advice is to search for a small business owner who works from home. Ask your friends if they know anyone. Ask you friends if they can ask THEIR friends if they know anyone.

Another route to this type of job is figuring out what type of industries have high amounts of telecommuting. I work in the workers' comp/medical insurance industry. I've noticed that quite a few people work from home in areas related to this industry, such as medical bill reviewers. Obviously, though, you don't have to have special skills, as I am a lowly secretary and I still work from home.
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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 09:23:40 PM »
I tried the Leapforce thing and passed the first 2 parts but somehow my website evaluation skills were found lacking.   I found the whole concept initially fascinating... (They actually DO this?)   but ultimately found the tasks boring.   I was troubled by the lack of feedback.  All I got was,  1. Congrats, you passed...  2. Congrats you passed...  3.  Sorry, you didn't pass.... but you can take the test again...   no, thanks.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 04:00:42 PM »
If you have a master's or PhD you can teach online college courses. The pay & work load really vary between colleges.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 02:37:51 AM »
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Congratulations on qualifying for your first project!! We would like to offer you a Leapforce at Home Independent Agent contract at this time.

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Thanks for the info on this guys ^^

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 07:48:58 AM »
Congrats! Hope it works out for you!

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 05:19:03 PM »
Congrats Taekvideo.

Cassie, please can you elaborate a little? Where would one find opportunities / find out which colleges do this? I always assumed that most places used their existing staff for online stuff.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2015, 02:08:57 PM »
I was not on staff but was asked to teach a course & have been doing it for 2 years now. I also googled online university teaching & came up with some colleges entirely online & some traditional ones that offer some online courses. The for-profit colleges pay the least. I would first look at your local colleges & see if they offer classes online. Usually there is a place on their site to apply for jobs. Sorry but I just saw your question today.

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Re: Any legitimate online work from home?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2015, 03:53:02 PM »
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