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How to Figure Out What Work at Home Job is Right for You

How to Figure Out What Work at Home Job is Right for YouBy Holly Reisem Hanna

When I started looking for a work at home job – I didn’t care what the job entailed. I just knew that I needed to make some money and I wanted to be at home with my daughter.

I searched online, checked out the wants ads, and even asked past employers if there was ANYTHING that I could do for them. I was willing to do data entry, make phone calls, complete research, run errands, anything … I was desperate! Unfortunately, desperation is often what leads to scams. And I came across a ton of them.

When you’re looking for a work at home job you need to be clear in your intent; meaning you need to slow down and take inventory before you begin your search. What are your passions, skills, and prior experience? Do you need health insurance? Do you need a flexible schedule or can you commit to regular day-time hours? When you cast your net too wide, you fail to find the right job for you, because your search is not targeted.

To assist you on your work at home journey, here are 7 common work at home themes, companies, jobs, and ideas that will fast-track your search.

I Need a Work at Home Gig with Zero Startup Fees

You hear this all the time — you should never have to pay for a work at home job. And for the most part this is true … however many companies that hire remote workers, do require potential employees to pay for things like criminal background checks, drug screens, credit checks, and training manuals. (more…)

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Make $50 – $150 an Hour Participating in Focus Groups

Make $50 - $150 an Hour Participating in Focus GroupsBy Holly Reisem Hanna

I remember the first time I got called to participate in a focus group. I was a sophomore in college and money was tight. It was for a radio station that had gathered my name from a sweepstakes that I had previously entered. The 2 hour segment required me to sit a room and listen to snippets of music and rate each song on a scale of 1 to 10. After the session was over, I was handed an envelope with $100 in cash — not bad for a couple of hours of easy listening.

Over the years I’ve participated in a many different focus groups where I have earned cash and/or gift cards. Interestingly, I never sought out any of these opportunities, they came long because I had either tried out a free class, used the product, purchased a membership, or entered into a giveaway.

However, if you’re looking to make some extra cash by participating in focus groups — there are lots of places to get connected. Best of all, these opportunities pay well. Usually between $50 – $150 for an hour or two with some gigs paying as much as $200, $300, and even $400 for a couple of hours of your time. Often you’ll get free products to sample too; a nice little perk! For short online and telephonic surveys expect to make between $5 – $20 for 15 to minutes.

Are you ready to cash in?! Here are 15 places to get started. (more…)

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37 Ways to Make Money Selling Photos

37 Ways to Make Money Selling PhotosBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Are you a blogger who takes high quality images for your blog? Do you enjoy snapping photos of the world around you? Then you can start earning money by selling stock photos online.

The great thing about selling stock photos is you don’t need any special training, the opportunities are plentiful, and you don’t need a website to get started.

As long as you can provide images that have good lighting and color, a captivating moment, and correct composition — you can make a decent amount.

Like anything else, the better equipment you have, and the more experience and knowledge you have – the better your images will be, and the more lucrative this opportunity will be.

If you’d like to make money selling photos, here are some of the various types of gigs, where to find them, and how much they pay.

Stock Photo Sites: 

1) 123RF – Earn 60% commission when someone downloads your image.

2) 500Prime – Make money by uploading and selling your photos on 500Prime. Payments are made via PayPal. (more…)

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How to Setup a Moneymaking Blog … FAST

How to Setup a Moneymaking Blog ... FASTBy Holly Reisem Hanna

One of the biggest concerns for me when I launched my blog was what platform to use. I knew I had to purchase a domain name and hosting, but how to bring them together and make them work was a mystery to me. Because I was a new to tech world, I knew I wanted something easy, yet something that looked professional. However the easy solutions that were already put together looked amateurish and unprofessional.

Because of this I decided to hire a graphic designer to help me with the logistics of uploading WordPress to my host and to create a custom theme for me.

I had never worked with a graphic designer and knew nothing about how the design process was supposed to work. I ended up paying for all of her services upfront and sadly for me it was a costly mistake ($600 which did not include hosting costs or a domain purchase). After months of waiting for her to complete the work, she stopped communicating with me completely. Left with an incomplete blog, I had to find a web programmer to fix what she had left undone (another $150).

From start to finish it took 4 months to complete my blog. A process that I was initially told would take 6-8 weeks. Starting a moneymaking blog doesn’t have to be slow, expensive, or a hassle. In fact, if I had to do it all over again this is how I’d do it. (more…)

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10 Work at Home Jobs for People Who Love Kids

10 Work at Home Jobs for People Who Love KidsBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Do you love working with children, but don’t want to work in a school, pediatrician’s office, or daycare? No problem.

Today there are lots of diverse opportunities that women can do from home. So if you’ve been looking for a money-making gig that involves children — here are 10 different careers to consider.

1. Tutoring and Teaching

Do you have an extensive knowledge of a certain subject, a positive attitude, a passion to help others, and you enjoy working with children? Then teaching or tutoring may be the perfect home-based career for you. For most telecommuting positions you will need to be a certified teacher, but there are some areas, like foreign languages, music, and art that do not require certification.

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