[Nfbmo] Article on working from home and Much Much more.
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10 Companies Hiring for Work from Home
Molly Hallman, Payscale.com, Yahoo! HotJobs
Can you imagine how simple your life would be if you never had to drive to
work? If you have the self-discipline to work from home, the right
could help you get back those commute hours and gain some extra time each
day to do whatever you want.
Wondering where to start? Here are 10 companies hiring for work from home
1. Alpine Access
Job Title: Customer care professional
This forward-thinking company plans to hire 1,200 new employees in the first
three months of 2009. "We look for people who are self-motivated,
problem solvers who have a strong work ethic," says Remi Killeen,
Recruitment Manager at Alpine Access. Besides offering the flexibility to
work from home,
Alpine Access, a virtual call center, provides health-care benefits, 401K,
flexible work schedules and opportunities to grow. Each worker is an actual
company employee with regular work hours and assignments.
Job Titles: Virtual assistant, professional blogger
HireMyMom.com is a Web-based job service designed especially for
professional working mothers. Founder and President Lesley Spencer Pyle says
the two most
popular positions HireMyMom.com fills are professional blogger and virtual
assistant. Bloggers write about their employer's company, products, or
often in response to user inquiries or industry discussion. They use
specific "keywords" in their responses to get favorable Web search engine
A virtual assistant is a professional office
who can work from anywhere.
3. Sylvan Online
Job Title: On-line certified teacher
Do you have experience teaching but aren't interested in managing an entire
classroom? Sylvan Online may work for you. It's a Web-based tutoring service
that seeks certified teachers to tutor various subjects and levels. Job
requirements include a current teaching certificate, a Windows-based PC and
Internet access. Sylvan offers paid training on-line and opportunities range
from 8 to 29 hours per week.
4. National Shopping Service
Job Title: Mystery shopper/researcher
Do you love to shop? Do you like to share your opinion? You can make money
doing both. A mystery shopper earns perks or a paycheck for helping
learn about their products and customer service. Paycheck amounts range from
"$5.00 to $25.00 for a 15- to 60-minute engagement," says Matt Wozniak,
and CEO of National Shopping Service. "The vast majority of mystery shoppers
do not mystery shop for a living, although we have had a few earning over
$40,000 a year. It's a great way to pick up a free pizza on your way to get
the kids from soccer or get some free gasoline."
Job Title: Various professionals
If you have experience in software development, Web design, language
translation and other computer-based careers, oDesk can help you get hired
at home. Recently featured on "Good Morning America," oDesk lets job seekers
apply for contract jobs, large and small. Job seekers search
which include the job requirements, pay and estimated time commitments.
"Our business has three components -- hire, manage and pay," says Gary
of oDesk. Plus, you don't have to submit invoices for your contract work,
which saves time.
6. Working Solutions
Job Title: Transcriptionist, customer service representative
Are you a speedy and accurate typist? You might be interested in a contract
position as a transcriptionist, someone who types down information from a
live reading, or conversation. Established in 1996, Working Solutions hires
independent contract agents for various transcription and customer service
assignments. You can earn up to $30 an hour if you have the right skill-set
7. Language Lab
Job Title: Teacher, actor, customer service representative
The best way to learn a language is to go someplace where you can practice
with native speakers. Why not travel via the World Wide Web? Using a
and Internet connection, Language Lab lets at-home students visit "English
Town," a virtual city where teachers help them learn English as a second
Language Lab is looking to hire more English teachers. Shiv Rajendran,
director of operations at Language Lab, says, "Teachers need to be native
speakers, Celta or Delta certified with five years of teaching experience."
Celta and Delta certifications are not college degrees, but post-high school
certifications. The company also plans to hire actors and part-time customer
Job Title: Customer service representative
If you have a phone headset, a way with people and, hopefully, a love of
flowers, consider working for the long-established 1-800-FLOWERS. The
expects to hire temporary, full-time customer service representatives this
year. It even promises competitive hourly rates plus a bonus at the end of
Job Title: Account manager, negotiator, customer service representative,
nurse and more
>From nurses to contract negotiators to
, Aetna is a nationwide company with a variety of telework-friendly jobs to
offer. Whether you are medically savvy or are simply good with people on the
phone, you could find a position with this reputable company that offers
benefits and a possibility of a bonus. Even better, Aetna has been ranked
by BusinessWeek in its 2008 "Best Places to Launch a Career."
Job Title: Legal, Web design, engineering, admin, marketing or writing
Elance creates a space where skilled professionals and would-be employers
can bargain, haggle and place competitive bids for all sorts of projects.
works well for people who can provide video production, Web design, software
engineering and other home-office-friendly services. If you have a
skill, get yourself onto Elance.com and let the opportunities start rolling
in. Plus, Elance does its best to ensure that the employers on their site
trustworthy and pay on time. And, employers rate workers so, the better work
you provide, the better your chance of getting more gigs.
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