Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor for "Good Morning America" and the CEO of Women for Hire. The following is her ideas for working from home 1 Virtual Customer-service Agent Answer the customer calls for companies like J. Crew, 1-800-flowers, Virgin Atlanta or Walgreens. These companies hire U.S.-based virtual agents, such as Alpine Access hires virtual agents as employees. Other companies, including LiveOps, West and Arise, Working Solutions, Accolade Support, Customer Loyalty Concepts, Sci@Home, Reps for Rent, Overflow, ACD Direct. 2 Create Your Own Product Line Put your slogans and artwork on T-shirts, mugs or hats kids' accessories, housewares, posters, stickers like zazzle.com, cafepress.com and you'll receive commission on all sales generated with your designs. 3 As an online Juror Sites including eJury.com, OnlineVerdict.com, ZapJury.com, and TrialPractice.com pay nominal fees to home-based e-jurors for preliminary feedback on cases. 4 Driving for Dollars You can earn money by allowing your car to be fully wrapped with an advertiser's images and message. Search online "car wrap advertising" to locate opportunities nationwide 5 Mystery Shopping Get paid to shop and eat at great restaurants, and then report back to the corporate headquarters on the level of service and cleanliness to help improve the experience for future customers. You can check out at Mysteryshop.org. 6 Become a Blogger You can become a professional blogger. Web sites such as Eefoof.com allow you to post videos and photographs, and then receive a percentage of the site's revenue, which is generated from advertising associated with page views and clicks to the content posted by you. Another way to make money is to create your very own blog at Blogger.com. Set up your own page and create captivating content to lure readers to your stuff. Then add the site's AdSense feature, which allows advertisements to be included on the page. 7 Direct Your Attention to Direct Sales It's not just Avon, Mary Kay and Tupperware. There are thousands of exciting opportunities to make extra money through in-person and online direct sales.Try TiensNA.com, TheTravelingVineyard.com, CarlisleCollection.com. DiscoveryToysInc.com. 8 Become a Virtual Publicist Perkett PR, Bisbee and Company, PartnerCentric, Orca Communications, and Wasabi Publicity. 9 Guide Users Online Chacha.com is a new search engine that is similar to Yahoo or Google, but users have the ability to request the free help of a live guide. You can make $5 to $10 per hour by helping people online. About.com offers qualified applicants the opportunity to become guides if they have proven expertise in a topic area. As a guide, you're responsible for publishing a full-length article every 14 days and you must update your blog at least three times per week. On JustAnswer.com, users agree to pay for experts to answer their questions. 10 Become an Online Tutor www.tutor.com 11 Maximize Online Job Boards HotJobs.com, CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com are filled with thousands of work-from-home opportunities. SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com compile positions from a wide variety of sources. The key is to search all of these Web sites by using the words "virtual" or "home-based" when looking for opportunities advertised online. TheLadders.com, which focuses on positions paying in more than $100,000 annually and requires a monthly fee to join, features a wide range of senior-level positions from home in sales, technology, finance and marketing. You can also promote your own skills and abilities on Web sites such as Guru.com to enable employers to find you. Craigslist.com and Backpage.com are two sites that post local listings for a wide range of freelance opportunities. 12 Use Your Language Skills as a Translator Welocalize, Language Translation, Inc. , Accurapid.com, Telelanguage.com, Sdl.com.