[Nfbmo] Article on working from home and Much Much more.

Fred goodfolks at charter.net
Tue Feb 3 13:47:44 UTC 2009


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 
right now:

1. Alpine Access
Website: www.alpineaccess.com
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.

2. HireMyMom.com
Website: www.hiremymom.com
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
administrative assistant
 who can work from anywhere.

3. Sylvan Online
Website: www.sylvan.com
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
Website: www.nationalshoppingservice.com
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."

5. oDesk
Website: www.oDesk.com
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 
for work
at home. Recently featured on "Good Morning America," oDesk lets job seekers 
apply for contract jobs, large and small. Job seekers search
job listings
 which include the job requirements, pay and estimated time commitments. 
"Our business has three components -- hire, manage and pay," says Gary 
Swart, CEO
of oDesk. Plus, you don't have to submit invoices for your contract work, 
which saves time.

6. Working Solutions
Website: www.workingsolutions.com
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 
and experience.

7. Language Lab
Website: www.languagelab.com
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 
service reps.

8. 1-800-FLOWERS
Website: www.1800flowers.com
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 
temporary assignment.

9. Aetna
Website: www.aetna.com
Job Title: Account manager, negotiator, customer service representative, 
nurse and more

>From nurses to contract negotiators to
account managers
, 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."

10. Elance
Website: www.elance.com
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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