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Could you lead me in the right direction to get started? I have a very detailed post that contains everything you need to know on getting paid to write for blogs: I am a middle-aged woman working retail management in a position where the demands grow greater every day and time at home is less every hour. I recently signed up with Kitsy Lane and so far so good. Like Renz I am not American, Canadian and will probably run into similar issues. You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages.

With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking to work from home and find freelance work. The problem is that there are many ripoff work-from-home outfits that claim to find you jobs for an upfront fee. They’re just trying to make a quick buck off you.

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Independent agents will also need to meet technical requirements including the installation and maintenance of a dedicated landline telephone only to be used for LiveOps work. Must be 13 years old. Owned by Home Depot. Must be 13 years of age or older. Includes paid training, paid background checks, and no hidden fees.

This website only serves select metro areas. However, filling out the WOTC is strictly voluntary — not required. Unlike other sites, Zintro requires the hiring business to put the money it intends to pay a freelancer into escrow.

Here are a few common warning signs to look for:. Take an inventory of your talent, add a dash of creativity to your thinking and come up with a plan that suits you. Consider teaching others how to use one. You might also want to do computer work for college and graduate students.

Try putting up flyers around your area as well as the local colleges and universities. Consider the needs of your friends and neighbors and provide a service that can save them time.

Could they use help with errands or odd jobs? Do they need pet or child care? The list can go on as long as you align your talents with services or products others need. Be imaginative and create a job! Be as specific as possible when explaining your topic. You can write on even the simplest of ideas. I would very much appreciate for you to please send me some info on the Demand Studio application you mentioned on the site. I really apprecatiate the fact that you give the information and then add your personal take.

I possess above-average writing skills and submitted an entry that was outright rejected without explanation or recourse. An applicant, I was advised, may not re-apply if rejected. As no explanation was provided I cannot know why I was summarily dismissed. I am very interested in several of the work from home jobs.

I would like to find out more for an immediate opportunity. My contact number is It seems that others are getting or had the same thing happen. I was in a forum where someone said they had applied 5 times before they were accepted as a freelance writer for Demand Studios.

Maybe a person can reapply at a later date. With that in mind, it still seems hopeful. It is pretty much like any job. You will have to submit a resume along with a sample article. Just be sure the article is about words long. I actually just got hired by Demand Studios a couple weeks ago, before I even found this post.

I spend a lot more than 30 minutes on an article though. They require you to have references for each article, and there is a long list of blacklisted sites that you cannnot use as references. I sometimes have a hard time finding suitable references, although I think part of it is that I may be trying too hard and passing over sites they would be OK with. There is a huge list of topics available to write, usually well over , But my experience is limited and I can spend an hour or more just sifting through the lists trying to find a topic I can actually write on.

Jonathan, can you tell me more about the Leapforce jobs? If you pass the qualification exams which they say are difficult , how do you claim jobs? Do you have to bid on them like with Live Work? What exactly do we need to know for the qualification exams, and what would the actual work entail?

I really liked how Live Work went into detail to let you see exactly what it would be like and I was hoping Leapforce had something similar. There are other companies besides Leapforce that all basically do the same thing. All four of these companies are hiring in the United States right now. All you need to do to apply to these positions is make sure you have a resume ready to go. All I did with mine was to change the title of the position I was seeking on the resume and convert it to a PDF to upload to their Websites.

If you apply to all four, then whoever hires you first gets you. You can only work for ONE of these companies at a time. From what I understand, depending on how busy they are, it could take a week to get back to you… or several months. Should you get hired by anyone, you can also put your applications on hold with the other companies so that when your contract is up with whoever hires you, you can reapply to the other three companies to keep your revenue stream going.

All pay pretty decently for the work that you do. I learned all of this information by googling. There are a number of forums that discuss these positions. I am very interested in the demand post jobs 1. Any information you could give me would be very appreciated. Jonathan, Thanks for the info. By the way do you know anything about this address: Learn today is it okay? I am going to follow Jens advice and try a few others as well to see if they are hiring if not my third runner up would be the freelance writer.

I read some of the things you, and others have stated about the freelance writer and it seems very interesting. I actually know some one that has done several articles, and loves it. I am just not quite sure if it is my cup of tea. Thanks for the wonderful tips and insight on working from home. I hope I land something soon.

Has any one done this? If so, how does it work? Any suggestions from those who have worked for LiveWork. Sophia — My wife used them quite a bit and they are very reputable. This was a year or so ago. If you like a variety of work tasks then it would be ideal for you. Your information is very useful and helpful. But i would like to know if all this oportunities are opened to nigerians. Great Info, does anyone know about typing jobs? I have done mystery shopping but takes a long time for payment.

Do you also know of reputable companys that pay weekly or at least every 2 weeks? I really need work badly. Would prefer to work at home. I am a middle-aged woman working retail management in a position where the demands grow greater every day and time at home is less every hour.

Holiday hour increases started a month early this year. Without going into personal detail I need a way to make enough money to stay at home with my disabled husband. The situation is desperate. Can you help me by narrowing the search a bit and say a prayer? I went to bbb. How can I trust such an organization if there is really no information on that site about them and they received an F rating? I worked for them for several months and never had a problem. That was my own experience though.

It has been over a year so maybe things have changed? Thank you for the post. Like Renz I am not American, Canadian and will probably run into similar issues.

I have some medical problems which have thrown a wrench in my employment plans. Just like in the US, people often fall through the cracks here in Canada too. Good luck to everyone reading, I hope you find something which interests you and assists your income.

This is a great article. I am interested in the Demand Studios site and you mentioned you do not have to be a professional writer, however, the website asks for professional writers.

I am currently a student seeking a degree in English and technical writing. I am pursuing a career as a print copy editor and I do not have any professional experience at the moment, but I am seeking experience.

With little experience and in my final year of school do you feel I could still apply for a copy editor position with Demand Studios and the other sites? Your email address will not be published. Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar. Many people agonize between taking a second job and family time.

What to do when all your hard work gets wrecked by unexpected financial challenges. The processes I used to take a year off work. Comments never heard of leapforce but it could be interesting. I too am interested with the additional websites. Thank you in advance! Hi Jonathan, Thanks for sharing the list. Hi, what is the application process for demand studios? These are all clearly legitimate, with a clear pay schedule.

I like how dammand studios sound, how do I get started? Hi Brandie, It is pretty much like any job. Wow I actually never heard of these before, thanks for the great info! Sorry for such a long comment!

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There are many more work-from-home companies out there, but these are all ones I have had personal interaction with and can recommend that they are legitimate. And if you need more ideas, here are 20 more work-from-home companies for you to look into. But if customer service just isn’t your jam, there are plenty of other work-from-home opportunities out there. Work-From-Home Job Sites Take a look at these job-search sites and do your own personalized searches. Work at Home Opportunities that Don’t Charge a Startup Fee I will try to keep this list updated for those who do not want to pay any upfront fees to start a home-based job. If you personally know someone that would be interested in finding a work from home with no startup fees, feel free to share.