Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How To Work From Home Without Learning New Skills

Even in this difficult economy, there are literally thousands of work from home opportunities available. While many require the individual to learn a new skill, some make use of existing skills. If you have talents in a particular area, consider these opportunities. The learning curve will be short and with a good marketing strategy, you can earn six or seven figures a year.

Freelancing is a great arrangement for anyone with special talents and opportunities are available for business professionals, programmers, website designers, engineers, writers, and individuals with other skills. Small sites that list opportunities often permit free bidding. Larger sites like Sologig, Guru, and Elance have more opportunities and charge for a membership.

Anyone who has a strong command of English and is a fast and accurate typist may be interested in transcription work. ProductionTranscripts and Tigerfish advertise opportunities for people who can type at least 75 words per minute. Individuals with a customer service background can earn from $6 to $30 an hour performing virtual customer service work offered by WorkingSol, LiveOps, or Arise. They will need a quiet work environment, a landline, and a computer.

Direct sales is great Internet or in-person work for anyone who has selling skills. While we usually think of Avon and Tupperware, there are now many more companies that offer these programs. Interested individuals should visit the Direct Selling Association for information regarding companies with programs that match their interests.

Disabled people, work at home moms, and people suffering from corporate burnout are among those who have found home-based work a viable alternative. When looking for opportunities, it is important to research the companies thoroughly because there are many scams. Do not pay more than $500 for products in a direct sales program and stay away from companies that offer unbelievable profits for doing little work.


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