I love to solve problems. To find solutions to a situation that is not at my satisfactory.
So when I realized that I need to find a solution to my own specific situation I started to search the internet. How many ways can you work a laptop lifestyle in? I really got inspired when I found out that there are so many opportunities
I have a wise person as a friend that once told me:
"Britta, do not put all of your eggs in the same basket"
So I am trying to put my eggs in several baskets. Now I am going to investigate each and one of the options and see if any of these are something that would be working for me.
How about you? Are you thinking about a change in your life but don´t quite know how or what?
Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawn of the Internet, it was much harder to sort through the scams and the real opportunities.
Some of the “gotcha” job offers from the past include check-cashing schemes, mystery shopping, medical billing “jobs” that require you to purchase expensive computer software, and craft-making jobs that ask you to pony up the cash for materials before you get started. And let’s not forget about the famous envelope-stuffing scam that was nothing more than a pyramid scheme designed to siphon money from as many people as possible.
As the old adage goes: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” But is it?
In 2017, the questionable work-at-home jobs are still out there. But improvements in technology and the birth of social media have ushered in a new wave of such jobs that are actually legitimate.
Check out these real work-at-home jobs for 2017 and beyond:
Although many medical transcriptionists work for hospitals or physician’s offices, most are able to work at home, and at a time or place of their choosing. Since their tasks involve transcribing recorded medical dictation, a computer, desk, and earpiece are generally the only requirements after completing a postsecondary medical transcriptionist program.
It’s fairly easy to build your own website if you take advantage of the many free learning opportunities online. However, much of the population isn’t equipped to build their own site or doesn’t have the time, which is why so many people make living building websites and blogs for others.
Although the demand is expected to decrease over the next decade, the opportunities are still there if you have the skills to work on the Internet to earn clients and help them plan their adventures. If you have expertise in certain regions of the world, have experience planning tours or adventures, or are good focus on group travel you can make a good living.
Being a translator is a perfect way of working from home. Just remember though that the deadlines often are very tight. Although some need a bachelor’s degree, the most important requirement for translators is, of course, fluency in at least two languages.
More than ever, writers are needed to formulate news articles, create content, and come up with the creative ideas that fill the pages of nearly every site on the Internet. Writing experience is very helpful.What is even more important is that you are ambitious and good at finding unique angle on a story.
Social Media Manager
Almost every big business has gotten on the social media bandwagon as a means to reach their customers directly, and without paying heavily for television, print, or radio ads. But not every big business has someone to manage their social media accounts, which is why more individuals have begun marketing themselves as social media managers and helping businesses grow their online following and expand their reach.
With so many businesses operating mostly, or even completely, online, it’s no wonder that many hire virtual assistants to help keep them organized and complete administrative tasks. According to the International Virtual Assistants Association, these workers are “independent contractors who (from a remote location, usually their home or office) support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.”
A wide range of businesses need workers to enter various data into their systems, whether that data are used to track inventory or shipments, create business plans, or measure performance or output. And since a computer and typing skills are the most important requirements for this job, many data entry workers are able to work at home, and on a schedule that fits their lives.
Many businesses need workers who can answer the phone at all hours, assist customers, and process orders or deal with returns. But since more businesses are operating online, a growing number of these jobs are going to customer service workers who work at home.
Being an at-home call-center rep requires a computer and may require specific software or equipment. A great phone voice helps as well, as does any experience in customer service, data entry, retail sales, or management.
I am absolutely going to look in to some of these. Maybe you find some of interest?