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It’s no exaggeration to say that a large portion of the working class would absolutely love to work from home. No traffic, no meaningless water cooler chat, no extraneous distractions to deal with. Sounds like a dream come true.

But is there really money to be made working in your pajamas? You bet. You just have to get in the right industry, and you’ll find you can create a steady cash flow regardless of whether or not you got dressed in the morning. Some of the best paying jobs that allow you to work from home are:

1. Clinical Regulatory Affairs Director

As a regulatory affairs director, you’ll be tasked with planning, preparing, and submitting products that have been clinically tested and approved to the national and international markets. Working from home, you’ll document the trial process, as well as create the marketing documentation to accompany the product being sent for approval. Snaring a position as a work from home affairs director will also snare you a lofty $150K a year.

 

2. Supervisory Attorney

Not all lawyers spend their days in court. Many people with law degrees who are also members of the Bar opt to simply act as advisers to those in need of legal assistance. These attorneys may focus their efforts on other aspects of the law rather than criminal cases, such as tax or real estate law. By making themselves available through telecommunications, they can reach a far wider clientele than if they were to practice locally. You’d still need to be a member of the Bar in the state in which you plan to practice, though. Going this route would earn you around $117K per year.

3. Senior Medical Writer

Like many technical writing gigs, senior medical writers can work remotely as they review medical information and translate it into various medical documents. They also may be tasked with reviewing and editing documentation created by peers and supervisors, proofreading for typographical and factual errors. Attention to detail is an absolute must when dealing with medical writing, and you also must have a medical or science degree to your name to be considered for the job. If you’re qualified, you can end up making $110K a year as a senior medical writer.

 

4. Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers aren’t necessarily homebound, but most of their paperwork can be done from anywhere they please. These engineers design and assess pollution reduction and prevention approaches and plans, and analyze the best course of action for municipalities to take. As mentioned, they will often have to work in the field while conducting research and collecting data, but they’ll be able to take the information home with them to study and report on from the comfort of their own living room. Like medical writers, environmental engineers’ salaries fall around the $110K mark.

5. Director of Quality Improvement

Regardless of the industry, all companies strive to be the best they can be. A quality improvement director works to design and develop best practices related to systems administration and data architecture. If that’s too much jargon for one sentence, basically these employees analyze what a company is doing well, and what it could improve upon, and reports back to the managers and CEO. Quality improvement directors are natural leaders who have knowledge of on-going trends regarding quality, safety, and reliability within the industry. Working remotely on quality improvement could net you $100K a year.

 

6. Senior Software Engineer

It shouldn’t be a surprise that computer programmers can work from their home computer. Software engineers develop and design software, maintain oversight of programs, manage development teams, and troubleshoot issues colleagues face throughout the process. Collaborating online may actually be more effective for software engineers, as they won’t have to leave their work stations to discuss progress, and can continue to work on their projects seamlessly. A talented software engineer can bring home around $100K for his contributions to a company.

7. Director of Business Development

As a director of business development, you’d be tasked with managing large sales territories and maintaining steady revenue, while simultaneously researching ways in which to increase your business reach and income. You also would collaborate with directors in other territories and develop programs in order to increase coherency throughout different areas. Directors of business development will often have to travel and make in-person sales pitches, but a majority of their work can be done remotely. Working as a director can earn you around $100K or more, depending on your success.

 

8. Research Biologist

One advantage of working from home as a biologist is you’ll never be pressured into saving a beached whale. All kidding aside, research biologists usually specialize in a specific area of biology, such as microbiology or wildlife studies. They conduct research and analyze test results, then report back to their company regarding their findings. Like environmental engineers, research biologists will sometimes have to go into the field to conduct research, but can do the rest of the work from anywhere they feel comfortable. Although not as hefty as some of the other salaries on this list, research biologists can earn around $93K a year working mostly from home.

Source: This article was published on lifehack.org by - Matt Duczeminsk

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With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking to work from home and find freelance work. The problem is that there are many ripoff work-from-home outfits that claim to find you jobs for an upfront fee. They're just trying to make a quick buck off you. Below are some sites and companies Clark has determined to be legitimate. Of course, you should check them out thoroughly yourself before getting involved. Good luck!

Legitimate work-from-home opportunities

• Amazon Flex - Pays you as an independent contractor around $20 an hour to deliver packages to Prime customers in under one hour. You cover gas, maintenance and any other car expenses. Available in Seattle, Richmond, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Baltimore, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis. Coming soon to New York, Chicago, and Portland.

• CashCrate.com - Make money online with paid surveys.

• CheckPoints.com: This app offers manufacturer deals while you're in the store. You earn points for simply scanning the barcode on an item in a store. No purchase of the product is necessary. You can redeem the points you collect for free gift cards, airline miles and other perks.

• ConvergysWorkatHome.com - Be a home agent providing customer care, human resources and billing services

• EasyShiftApp.com: Essentially turns you into an on-demand secret shopper. You're assigned "shifts" by product manufacturers who want people on the ground to go into stores and confirm that their merchandise is being displayed properly. The pay rate for a shift is between $3 and $8 and the money is remitted to you via PayPal.

• eJury.com - Online mock juries and focus groups allow large groups of people to help attorneys determine case value, develop case themes, find the facts to emphasize, and learn "public" attitudes.

 

• Elance.com - Find clients and freelance jobs offered by small businesses to do freelance web design, programming, SEO,  graphic design and more.

• Foap.com: Sell photos you take on your Android of iPhone into this online stock photograph market.

• FieldAgent.net: Find local jobs in your area and complete them within two hours for cash.

• Fiverr.com - People share things they're willing to do for $5. The low price is often a loss leader allowing a contractor to develop a client base for their particular area of expertise.

• Google Opinion Rewards - Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits.

• InstaEDU & Tutor.com - Become an online tutor. These sites allow you to virtually connect with students in need of lessons and do the teaching right from your computer at home.

• IntelliCare.com - Call center company that provides clinical and non-clinical telephone services to health plans, healthcare providers, and care managers nationwide. Anyone who is not a qualified nurse needs to work at one of their their bricks-and-mortar call centers, not from home.

• LiveOps.com - Virtual call center offering home-based agents in the United States contract opportunities in sales, insurance sales, insurance claims, customer service, healthcare and roadside service. Most client companies require applicants to undergo a comprehensive background and credit check that typically costs $65. Independent agents will also need to meet technical requirements including the installation and maintenance of a dedicated landline telephone only to be used for LiveOps work.

• Upwork.com - Find work as freelancer doing coding and web work, business consulting, writing, planning, newsletters and more.

• OnlineVerdict.com - Provides online case review and juror feedback services to attorneys. (Editor's note: Onlineverdict.com's website has an Expired Security Certificate, so no one should access their website at this time.)

• RedBeacon.com - Market your services in your local area to provide services for others. This website only serves select metro areas.

• Scoopshot.com - Receive photo assignments from the media based on your location.

 

• SnapWi.re - Connects mobile photographers with businesses and brands that need creative imagery.

• Sutherland CloudSource - Work from home customer service opportunities. Includes paid training, paid background checks, and no hidden fees.

• Sykes.com - Virtual call center provider using home-based customer service agents. They charge $45 for a required background check.

• TaskRabbit.com - Market your services in your local area to run errands for others. For example, if you're good at building Ikea furniture, you might position yourself as a "rabbit" who gets the furniture at the store and then assembles it for others. This website only serves select metro areas.

• WAHM.com - An online magazine for work-at-home moms

• WAHVE.com - Offers remote contract opportunites for retired insurance industry workers

• West.com - Be an "at-home-agent," with duties including obtaining, entering and verifying customer information, answering questions, resolving issues, explaining sales features or offering additional products or services. (Some users have reported being asked for their Social Security number when filling out the Work Opportunity Tax Credit [WOTC] info. However, filling out the WOTC is strictly voluntary -- not required.)

• WorkingSolutions.com - Hires independent contractor home-agents to provide sales and customer service.  Home-agents earn anywhere from $8-$20 per hour, depending on the program.

• WorkplaceLikeHome.com - An active discussion forum where you'll discover lots of job leads

• Zintro.com - Market yourself as a consultant based on your area of expertise. (Unlike other sites, Zintro requires the hiring business to put the money it intends to pay a freelancer into escrow. Once the work is completed, Zintro releases the money into the freelancer's account, generally through PayPal. )

• 2020Research.com - Market research services for professional marketing researchers, including online focus groups, hosted focus groups and online surveys.

Beware of these common ploys for work-at-home scams

Work-at-home scams are always in season, with scammers looking to empty your wallet at a time when it's already light because of unemployment or reduced hours at work. Here are a few common warning signs to look for:

  • Social network are a hot spot for work-at-home danger. One company called Easy Tweet Profits claims you can make up to $873/day online. They even claim one person earned $400,000/year using their method of tweeting your way to success. The catch? By signing up for their program you agree to be charged just under $50/month! There are a whole host of other companies with similar names (usually involving "make money" or "make profits") that suggest social networking can be a cash cow. But their game is all the same. Whether you're talking about something you see on Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Twitter or whatever's the next hot thing, you've got to be wary.
  • Phony job listings on legit job-hunting websites. One fraudulent group was listing fake jobs on CareerBuilder, which is an otherwise respectable site. The group was charging a big fee for a background check before consideration of any applicants. Federal, state and local authorities received more than 17,000 complaints filed by people who were ripped off by this particular group. And that's just the number of people who found their way to complain. Who knows how many others were taken?
  • Pitches to be your own boss. I'm hearing from a lot of callers who go to help-wanted sites, find an opportunity that looks good and then contact the supposed employer. It turns out to be a pitch for owning your own business, with promises of huge money. But the only ones making money are the people pushing startup kits and related costs.

 

One final bit of advice before you take the leap into a work-at-home opportunity

Take an inventory of your talent, add a dash of creativity to your thinking and come up with a plan that suits you.

• Can you sew? Do alterations. Handy with crafts? How about making costume jewelry and gifts?
• If you have a good grasp of a particular subject, tutors are always needed.
• Good with a computer? Consider teaching others how to use one. You might also want to do computer work for college and graduate students. Try putting up flyers around your area as well as the local colleges and universities.
• Everyone's busy these days. Consider the needs of your friends and neighbors and provide a service that can save them time. Could they use help with errands or odd jobs? Do they need pet or child care?

The list can go on as long as you align your talents with services or products others need. Be imaginative and create a job! If you choose to go the standard work-at-home route, heed these warnings from the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau.

Source : clark.com

Categorized in Work from Home

Whether you're on the hunt for a full-time job or simply just looking for ways to pick up some extra cash, opportunities to work-from-home are on the rise! 

Jobs that offer the flexibility of telecommuting, or working remotely, used to be rare -- available only to people in certain roles or specific situations. But with the rise of technology, along with new trends in the workplace environment and culture, the game has changed. 

FlexJobs, a job search site focused on telecommuting jobs, including freelance, flexible and part-time opportunities, released its third annual ranking of the top 100 companies offering remote jobs.

According to the report, the number of telecommuting job listings on FlexJobs' site increased by 36% in 2015, compared with 2014.

To come up with the list, FlexJobs analyzed more than 40,000 companies in its database and ranked them by most remote-friendly jobs -- those that offer some level of telecommuting -- listed over the past year. The report also included the top career fields with the most work-from-home opportunities.

 

Top 20 work-from-home companies for 2016

  1. LiveOps 
  2. TeleTech 
  3. Amazon 
  4. Sutherland Global Services 
  5. UnitedHealth Group 
  6. Dell 
  7. IBM
  8. U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  9. Working Solutions 
  10. Humana 
  11. Aetna 
  12. Intuit 
  13. Kaplan 
  14. Kelly Services 
  15. Cactus Communications 
  16. Westat 
  17. Salesforce 
  18. PAREXEL 
  19. CyberCoders
  20. American Express 

Top career fields with remote jobs

  1. Computer and IT: Dell, IBM, Apple
  2. Medical and Health: UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna
  3. Sales: American Express, Appen, GE
  4. Administrative: Kelly Services, Healthfirst, McKesson
  5. Customer Service: Sutherland Global Services, Amazon, LiveOps
  6. Education and Training: Connections Academy, K12, Kaplan
  7. Marketing: About.com, ADP, HD Supply

Source : clark.com

Categorized in Work from Home

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