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12 Careers Where You Can Work From Home
Any position--work from home or not--will pay better if you have experience. So, to find a legitimate work-from-home job, start where you have experience if you can.
Click through to see which careers fields offer legitimate jobs from home. Check if your line of work is among them and read how to find a position in each featured job. Or, if you are not in a field that lends itself to telecommuting, then you might have to think about a bigger career move than just transitioning to a home office.
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Home Call Center
As more companies transition to a remote workforce, the number of home call center jobs increases. Often experience in an office call center or even a retail job is enough to land a home-based call center Job.
To get started down the road to finding a work-from-home call center job, first learn about pay rates and qualifications in this virtual call center jobs FAQ. If you speak more than one language, consider these bilingual call center jobs. Then once you've done your research, check out... this home call center company list.
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Writing is an extremely versatile profession. Work-from-home writing jobs run the gamut from freelancing for consumer magazines to blogging on the Internet to crowdsourcing editing jobs. Typically, work-from-home writers and editors work as freelancers. However, some legitimate companies do hire telecommuting employees for writing jobs, so if you are working as a writer already the first step may be to convince your boss to let you telecommute.
If not and you're ready to launch your freelance... writing career, see these home-based writing and editing jobs.
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Transcription From Home
Typically it takes experience as a transcriptionist to snag the higher-paying work as a home-based typist. This list of home transcription jobs is geared toward those with at least some experience. It includes general, corporate, financial and legal transcription. But always be careful to check that any opportunity is for real by knowing what a legitimate home transcription job looks like.
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Online Data Entry
When it comes to data entry jobs, the legitimate companies almost all hire independent contractors. But be careful! Data entry jobs are frequently the bait in work-from-home scams, so check out these data entry jobs carefully and do not pay for kits or software.
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Insurance is an industry that hires a lot of telecommuters. And, the work-from-home jobs in the insurance industry are quite a diverse lot, ranging from underwriters and appraisers to nurse case managers and insurance agents as well as positions in IT and project management. While many insurance companies hire these positions directly as work-at-home jobs, others may offer flexible options for existing employees or part-time telecommuting. See some of the top insurance companies with... telecommuting jobs.
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Home-Based Medical Jobs
Though obviously most medical jobs cannot be telecommuted, the list of medical jobs that can be performed from home is longer than you might think. They include:
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The wide range of online teaching jobs now available seek a wide range of qualifications in candidates--everything from highly experienced teachers with a master's degree and teaching certificate to college students with a knack for tutoring.
- Online College Faculty
- Online Tutors
- Foreign Language Teachers
- K-12 Teachers
- More Home-Based Jobs in Education
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Search engine evaluators work online as independent contractors giving feedback as to whether search engine results are comprehensive, accurate and timely. They check for spam and that results are relevant.
To do this, the search engine evaluator must be familiar with the language and the culture of the local search engine user. Typically, these positions are bilingual, but there are some opening for English-only search evaluators. To learn more about the specifics of the job, see these companies... that hire search evaluators.
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Translation and Language Jobs
If you are bilingual, this opens a lot of possibilities for legitimate work-from-home jobs, such as bilingual call centers, search engine evaluation, translation jobs, online teaching and more. Many translation jobs are done by freelancers, but some companies do hire home-based translators as employees. For all sorts of language jobs, see this list of work-at-home bilingual jobs.
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Financial, Accounting and Bookkeeping Jobs
Legitimate work-from-home jobs for accounting and financial professionals run the gamut from CPA jobs to bookkeeping to mortgage brokers. Remember that your pay should correlate with your experience, so if you're new to the field be careful of anything that promises big profits ... it's likely a scam. Get some leads in this list of jobs for bookkeepers, accountants and financial professionals.
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Arts and Crafts
Many of the legitimate work-from-home artistic jobs found you'll find on the web are for beginners--ways to pick up extra cash, build a portfolio or sharpen skills. And if that is what you're interested in browse these work-at-home artistic jobs. However another route to consider starting your own crafts business.
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Web Design/Internet Marketing
With the rise of social media came a whole new job category for Internet marketing professionals. Nowadays, in addition to the need for those with expertise in web design, PR, SEO and affiliates is the need for those who can utilize social media effectively. The companies offer work-at-home opportunities in these Internet-related fields.