Hot Work at Home Jobs for 2015
By Holly Reisem Hanna
Is your New Year’s goal to start making money from home?
Well, you’re in luck!
The economy is back on track and technology is allowing more and more tasks to be done from home. So whether you’re looking for a full-time gig or ways to make extra money — we’ve got you covered!
Here are some top work from home jobs and where to find them.
1. PT and FT Telecommuting Jobs.
To find companies that hire remote employees start searching Indeed, (which is an aggregated job board) using the terms: “work at home”, “work from home”, “home-based”, “remote”, “virtual”, “telecommute”, and “telework”.
If you have a little money to spare a FlexJobs membership is well worth the price! Not only are they a member of the Better Business Bureau, but they hand screen all of their jobs before posting, so you can rest assured that you’re not getting scammed.
Here are some of the top telecommuting jobs, as well as companies that hire for these positions.
- Call Agents/Virtual Receptionists – Contract World and GabbyVille
- Marketing – Listrak and Sprinklr
- Medical Transcription – MedQuist
- Registered Nurses – Humana and Aetna
- Sales – Teleflex and RetailMeNot
- Software and App Developers – Golden Frog and Gydder
- Virtual Assistants – Zirtual
- Web Developers – Acquia
- Web Search Evaluators – Appen
Click here for more work at home job listings.
2. Make Extra Money.
If you’re looking to make extra cash each month, these opportunities are very flexible and don’t require any special skills. I’ve written about each of these in depth — so just click on the category and it will take you to the companies that hire for these positions.
3. Telecommuting Proposal.
If you already have a job that you adore, perhaps you can take it home by writing and submitting a telecommuting proposal. Start by checking your companies telecommuting policy and then do your research and write up a flex time or work-at-home proposal. Make sure your proposal includes all of the benefits to the company – including the cost to recruit and hire a new employee to replace you if you decide to leave.
4. Become an Entrepreneur.
With the explosion of the Internet, starting your own home-based business is easier and more convenient than ever. One of the biggest challenges for many aspiring entrepreneurs is finding the perfect business idea, but with a little brainstorming and inventory taking you can find the perfect fit.
Here are some hot trends right now …
- Career, Business, or Life Coach
- Direct Sales Consultant
- Freelance Writer
- Social Media Manager
- Virtual Assistant
5. Join a Direct Sales Company.
The direct sales industry has come a long way in the past 20 years; now offering products from major designers and well-known corporations – the opportunities are endless. Here’s how it works, for a small start up fee the direct sales company gives you everything that you need to start selling their products. And for every product that you sell you’ll earn a commission.
Here are a few companies that have unique opportunities …
- Avon – Affordable Makeup and Skincare Products
- CAbi – Stylish Clothing from Designer, Carol Anderson
- Chloe + Isabel – Fashionable Jewelry
- Rodan + Fields – Skincare Products Based on Science
- Stella and Dot – Fashion Forward Jewelry
- Traveling Vineyard – Wine
6. Purchase a Home-Based Franchise.
If you have money to invest or you’re willing to take out a loan, a franchise can be a low-risk and lucrative way to work-at-home. The nice thing about a franchise is that all the hard work has been done for you; you basically pay for the franchise and fees and you’re given a detailed road map on how to replicate the business exactly. Many franchises also have well known and established brand names, so you spend less money on marketing and advertising your business.
Here are some affordable home-based franchise opportunities …
- Healthy Hands Cooking – Teaching Cooking Classes to Kids
- Just Between Friends – Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sales Events
- Mom Corps – National Staffing and Recruiting Company
- Stroller Strides – Fitness Programs for Moms
- The Homeowner Referral Network – Contractor Referral Business
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