Looking for a work at home job? You are not alone.
More and more Americans are seeking at home employment as a way to make ends meet. Even as the economy seems to show signs of stabilizing there is still the lingering fear of the unknown in the U.S. economy. Has the housing market finally reached bottom? Are Americans willing to spend more? Will robust hiring – across all sectors – begin again?
In the meantime, if you are unemployed or a stay-at-home parent looking to supplement the family income then you are most likely looking for something to do that won’t set you back.
One of the more popular ways to earn cash on the side is the homemade crafts market. You’ve heard of ebay but have you heard of Etsy.com?
Etsy.com is self-described as the “place to buy and sell all things handmade..”. Everything from handmade soap to knitting is offered for sale on Etsy. So, if you have hobby that you’d like to turn into a small side business then take a look at Etsy.
Another opportunity that will cost you nothing to try is the freelance writing sector. Freelance writing jobs can be found at sites such as TextBroker.com. The idea of Textbroker is to link writers (of varying skills level) with clients seeking quick help. Depending on your experience and skills level you will be given a star rating and paid accordingly on various projects. Textbroker is not the only website offering these opportunities but we recommend this site because of our personal experience hiring writers through them.
If you have a particular skill that is in high demand (Such as programming, graphic design, or the like) then you may want to consider marketing yourself at eLance.com. eLance offers people and companies the opportunity to bid on projects that vary from video editing to logo design and much more. Once again, we have used eLance for a number of years to complete video projects, writing projects, and website design. The ease of use, reliability and transparency is very comforting to all parties involved.
Our fourth work at home recommendation is the growing affiliate network. What exactly is an affiliate? Rubbermaid and Amway salespeople are essentially affiliates. People sell products on behalf of a company and earn a commission. For years, people were limited to the typical door-to-door sales routine but now websites such as CommissionJunction.com allow anyone to sell thousands of different products on behalf of companies and do it all online. Have your friends sign-up for a credit card or apply for a loan through you and you’ll earn extra money.
The last hot work at home job we would like our readers to consider is Tutor.com. If you have the skill and desire to help teach students then you can tap into Tutor.com’s marketplace. What a great way to leverage your education, background and experience into a lucrative side income.