Oh god, what is work at home...?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by samda, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. samda

    samda Member

    I have seen many people working at home. But i am little confused. What job they are getting to do at home. I have little clue like online work or data entry. But i am not sure. Does all the work at home jobs involved are computer based. Is there any non computer or non internet work at home jobs. Please classify...,
  2. wealthymarket

    wealthymarket New Member

    I am aware that there are some non-computer work at home jobs available here and there, but they are very very rare. I have seen newspaper ads for builders, for example, that would have materials shipped to them, they put the materials together, and then the company pays them when they retrieve the completed project.

    However, most work at home opportunities are found on the internet, and the legitimate ones almost always involve networking with others and earning some type of commissions from sales. Data entry, for example, is usually nothing more than a scam. I have yet to find a legitimate data entry job (other than being a transcription writer for doctors), and you have to be a pretty amazing typist to be qualified for that.

    That said, I have found that my best results have been from network marketing. I have been successfully working at home for 2-3 years now. There are all kinds of work at home opportunities out there. Cheap ones and expensive ones. I recommend starting with something cheap and--when you find success there--pay for the expensive one from what you are making...you can then advise your network to do the same. This seems to best build a strong system without costing you too much money and bringing high potential failure (the more expensive the product you would be selling, the fewer sales you're likely to make). Thus, I recommend starting small and building a good reputation by helping your network find success. Then they will be willing and able to follow you into the more expensive opportunities that will bring you a much more substantial income month after month.

    In my signature, you will note a site that I believe is quite easy for beginners and cheap enough for anyone to afford. Regardless, don't be discouraged by all the information out there. Be consistent when you find your niche, and you'll do fine. Hope this helps!
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    There are non computer work at home jobs like addressing envelopes, contacting local businesses will help
  4. MedTranHome

    MedTranHome New Member

    I work at home as a medical transcriptionist and have for 11 years. I transcribe medical records for hospitals. Medical transcription requires training.

    You can also work at home as a general transcriptionist, which doesn't require schooling.
  5. aplina

    aplina New Member

    if you want to do scrapbooking for people. but still you need the internet
  6. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    Your best bet is as wealthymarket said and that is through network marketing. Essentially building your own business.

    It can be fun and challenging and is definately worth your time if you are willing ot invest your time into it. I would definately take the time to research the programs being offered in this forum and in people's signature links.

    Best of luck to you,
  7. ka7952

    ka7952 New Member

    OneStep4Income is the program and allows you to start from zero. No cost. You only pay when you earn some profit and choose to do that.

    You advance from less expensive business to more expensive one by paying from profit you have made.

    Check my signature or PM me for more information.

  8. Homeboy

    Homeboy New Member

    If you enjoy writing, you could also try blogging or freelance writing.

    To be a freelance writer, go to elance.com and sign up. There are a lot of websites and blogs that are desperate for unique, original content and will usually pay some good money for this. Worth checking out.

    Good luck!
  9. cebarber2

    cebarber2 New Member

    Very few (legitimate) work at home jobs that don't require the internet. And any that you do find will more than likely be very low paying. Find something that resonates with you; that you can be passionate about, whether it's a home job or a home business. Be prepared to utilize the internet, though.
  10. johngalbr

    johngalbr New Member

    Just wanted to say that I am in MLM and I work from home full time. (Actually part time! I work when I want!) A lot of people give something like MLM a try and quit after their first failure. If you really want to make it in the work from home industry, you need to find a good company and stick with it no matter what. Even if you have to stay at your current job and start your own business on the side, do whatever it takes to take control of your life.

    Think about what percentage of your life is spent at a workplace where you hate to be. If you work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, that adds up to be almost 24% of your life gone to making someone else rich. Another 33% of your life you spend sleeping. I know everyone needs sleep, but already 57% of your life is used for things other than your kids, recreation, or just doing things that you want to do. Wouldn't it be worth it to work hard for a couple of years, even 10 years, to build a home based business so one day you can be free from the daily grind?

    I am a strong believer in residual income. That way when you're not working, you can still make money. Try to find a business that has a strong compensation plan with residual income for the rest of your life. Even if you get into MLM but never recruit anyone, your company should have a compensation plan that pays you over and over for something you did just once. That way you are actually building for the future.

    Good Luck in your search![​IMG]

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