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Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions. At the bottom of the page, you will find my latest posts. I invite you to join my email newsletter where you can find out about new job leads, opportunities and tips each week.
Who hires people with no work-at-home experience?
It can take some time to land a work-from-home job. And it can get frustrating when you run into job leads that say “previous experience required.” But, there is hope! There are actually quite a few industries that are a little more lenient. Check out some of these opportunities > Stay at Home Jobs for Beginners
I have small kids/pets/live in an apartment building, so I can’t get a phone job that requires no background noise. What are my options?
While customer service positions are some of the most readily available to those looking to work from home, they aren’t a good fit for many. The good news is there are some customer service positions that allow you to assist customers by way of email or chat. You should also consider alternate industries like transcription, search evaluation and writing. Learn more about those opportunities and others at:
How can I get started as a freelance writer if I don’t have experience?
Freelance writing is such a great industry to get involved in if you want to work remotely. There’s plenty of work available and it’s typically one of the most flexible gigs in terms of scheduling. (You can often do the work whenever and wherever you choose.) Even better, it’s pretty easy to get started with a degree or previous writing experience. Read more at Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners
I want to start a blog, but I don’t know where to start.
Blogging can be a great side hustle. Though the income may not be steady and it can take awhile to get rolling, there are a few steps you can take to ensure success. I would recommend that before you start thinking about money, you start thinking about the topics you are truly passionate about. What can you talk about and learn about for days? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing for years to come, after all. Get some more tips on starting a blog here: How to Start a Blog and Make Money in 7 Steps
What do virtual assistants do? How can I get started?
Virtual Assisting has come to encompass so many things over the past few years. Some virtual assistants handle entry level tasks like making appointments or monitoring an email address. Others specialize in more advanced fields like scheduling book tours and podcasting.
The good news is you can create a business around your strengths and even learn new skills as you go. Here are a few posts that will help you learn more about the industry:
I want to work for myself but I am on a budget.
One of the reasons home businesses are so popular is that they often require very little investment. Depending on the business, you may be able to start working with what you have and make upgrades and investments as you go. Here are a few opportunities for you to consider:
I’ve fallen for scams before. Where can I find legitimate companies hiring?
Falling into a scam is a total bummer. But, it happens to the best of us. Rest assured, there are thousands of great legit opportunities out there waiting for you. The companies in these posts are on the up-and-up and frequent hire for work at home.
I’m looking for something part-time/flexible.
Flexibility and freedom are two things that make working from home so appealing. I know it’s why I love it so much! For those of us preferring to work on our own schedules and with an hourly commitment of our choosing, you have some awesome options available. Check out these posts to learn more:
Is FlexJobs legit?
FlexJobs is 100% legit. While it may not be necessary for everyone, if you have limited time available to dig around on the internet and vet companies for legitimacy it’s well worth the investment. They research each job lead to make sure it is truly remote or flexible and it isn’t a scam. I’ve had a membership for a very long time and find it well worth the small investment.
If you are looking for companies that hire beginners, here’s one of my favorite searches within FlexJobs. Once you join try hitting the Advanced Search tab > Telecommuting Level 100% > Career Level Entry-Level. You can also hit buttons for full-time, flexible, employee/freelance and more to find just what you are looking for.
I’m interested in selling on Amazon. Where can I get help?
I LOVE Fulfilled by Amazon as an opportunity for those with an interest in retail arbitrage and online selling. I know so many people who have been able to create a full-time income working very part-time hours. The bad news, Amazon has closed its doors to new sellers leading up to Christmas. You can join after December 19. Here are a few posts that will teach you more about the opportunity while you wait.
I don’t have a desktop/laptop. Is there anything I can do to make money with just a tablet?
The awesome thing about working at home is you get to decide the kind of work you want to do and you can usually decide what type of equipment you want to use - with the exception of many customer service positions, of course.
If you only have a laptop or tablet, or just want to work on the go, you have some great options waiting for you.Work at Home on a Tablet
I’m trying about getting into medical transcription. Do you know if Career Step is legit? Is it worth the investment?
Career Step is legit! While their training won’t guarantee you get a medical transcription or medical billing and coding job, their graduates do usually do well on their exams and are prepared to enter the workforce. They also offer some job placement assistance. Since the training is self-paced and tuition assistance is available, it is a great choice for many wanting to work from home.
Where can I find legit work-at-home jobs?
One of the best places, of course, is my website TheWorkAtHomeWife.com. I share new opportunities and job leads each week. And one of the best ways to stay in-the-know is to sign up for my weekly newsletter. When you do, I will send you a free 7-day course that will introduce you to working from home.
I’m a blogger and I hear so much about building an email list, but I’m not sure where to start/how to make mine better.
You are in luck because list building and email marketing are my passions. As a blogger, this is your most valuable piece of real estate. You don’t have to worry about the new algorithm update at Facebook, Pinterest or Google. Even if you change your URL or your blog is down, you can still stay in touch with your email subscribers. And if you do it right, your email list will convert higher than any other platform when you are ready to promote something. But, it takes some tender loving care to build a thriving list of engaged and interested subscribers.
When you sign up for my weekly newsletter, I’ll send you some of my favorite list building hacks that will not only help you gain more subscribers but will also help you create that thriving fan base that trusts your recommendations and advice.
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