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How to Make Money from Home Buying and Selling Websites
Starting and running your own website can be a great way to make working from home a reality. However, there are other ways you can make money with websites that don’t actually involve you running them. Much like the real estate market, you can buy and sell websites for a nice profit if you know what to look for and how to go through the process.
Let’s take a look at how this works so that you can get started right away:
Where to find Buyers and Sellers:
There are a couple of different places where you can find people looking to buy and sell a website, so let’s look at these different options and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
#1 Public Marketplaces
Right now, there are several different websites you can use to list your business for sale. They’ll help connect you with buyers that are ready to submit an offer. Expect to pay a fee to have your website listed, though, but know that this fee helps make sure your listing is exposed to a large number of potential buyers.
Some of the more popular marketplaces are Flippa and Ackwired, and what’s nice about these sites is that you are dealing with motivated buyers who are ready to make an offer right away, meaning you should be able to get your site sold rather quickly.
There is one downside to using public marketplaces: it’s hard to get a high asking price. Buyers that use marketplaces are always looking for a deal, and if you don’t undervalue the website, you may find that it’s hard to actually get it sold.
Another potential drawback to these platforms is that the large number of listings and huge publicity that marketplaces receive means there are a large number of scams, too You’ll have to tread lightly and make sure you’re using a reputable escrow service to get the deal done.
When you want to make the process as easy as possible and position your website to get the highest asking price, you’ll want to work with a broker to help you sell your website.
Brokers can help you uncover the true value of your website, identify the perfect buyers and even pitch your website to these groups or individuals. You won’t have to worry about taking care of any documents or negotiating the contract, and you can rely on the broker to close the deal on your behalf.
They can also help you find new websites to buy. Since they deal with both buyers and sellers, they are often very helpful in connecting the two parties so that everyone can find the right deal. So, if you work with a broker to sell a website, consider letting him or her know you’re also interested in buying one, as they can use their network to help you find something to your liking.
#3 Personal Networks
Another strategy you can use is to handle the entire process by yourself. You will have to locate the buyers, give them the information they need to move forward, negotiate your way through the deal, and handle the paperwork to finalize the deal.
For the work you’re putting in, though, you save on both listing fees through a public marketplace and the fees that a broker charges for their services.
However, this can be a bit trickier if you’re new to this game, as you’ll likely need to reach out to fellow bloggers, advertisers or competitors to be able to generate interest for the site and find a buyer. This can be difficult in the beginning and is one of the major downsides to trying to go it alone.
What to look for in sites you buy
Now that you know where to look for buyers and sellers, let’s take a look at what you should be looking for when deciding whether or not to buy the site.
What’s it worth?
Generally speaking, a website is worth 2.5 times its yearly revenue, so you’ll want to get a hold of the sites financial records to be able to make an offer in line with what the site is worth. Next, you’ll want to look at its position in the marketplace, its potential for growth and any risks it might be facing in the future. You can use these to raise or lower your asking/offering price to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
How much work is required to run it?
To make a profit buying and selling websites, you’ll need to spend a little time working on the site to make it more valuable on the open market. Take a look at how the site is set up now to see if you can easily replicate processes to make the website work without having to spend too much time on it. This practice ceases to be profitable if you’re sinking hours and hours into running the site and making it profitable. It should be a relatively turnkey operation.
What’s its SEO profile?
The way a site performs with search engines is a huge determiner of value. So, before you go into any purchase, have a look at the site’s backlink profile and see if it’s ranking for any valuable keywords. Buying a site Google already considers to be an authority is a huge boost, as it will make it easier for you to grow it and sell it for a higher price.
While running websites is certainly a great way to make money while working from home, you can expand this to website flipping, the buying and selling of websites, which can also bring you a nice income. And, since you’ll constantly be working on something new, it’s a good way to keep your work exciting and interesting.
About the Author: Jock is an entrepreneur who specializes in the buying and selling of websites. He has made his living buying, building and selling websites, and one of the things he enjoys using is helping others do the same so that they can enjoy the benefits of a flexible, work-at-home lifestyle.
Do you have questions about how to make money buying and selling website? Ask the experts! Send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org OR just drop them in the comment section below!
As most of you know, my passion and pursuit of this blog was to help others find a sustainable, legitimate income while working from home. I’m happy to announce that in my pursuit of telling others where to find online work – I’ve found my own.
As I’ve stated before, blogging can be hard. It takes time to build up your audience, and you can end up investing a lot of time and money if you aren’t realistic in your expectations. Unfortunately, it can also be a double edged sword – you need to be making money while you give time for your blog to take off.
I’m still here working on my blog. I’m still hopeful that it will be my sole source of income one day – but for now, I’m also working from home. In fact, I have 2 jobs – both minimal hours a week, but it’s enough to pay the bills and keep us afloat.
Okay – so while I don’t NEED to be working, it is nice to have the extra cash for when the car breaks down. And we can save up for a big vacation – which I’m super excited about too!
Here are my 2 Jobs that I currently do from home while I try to keep my blog afloat!
I am a contract teacher for VIP Kid.
I get to teach English to Asian kids online from my home computer! It’s a great job for anyone who likes working with kids.
Now, I’m NOT an early person. Or at least, I never use to be. But contract work on Beijing time means working Beijing hours. Most of my classes are between 4-7am and overnight Friday and Saturday. It takes a while to build up a client base, but it’s the most fun contract position I’ve had!
You Need a Bachelors Degree
Any degree will do – but it is a must have
Fast Internet speed and updated computer with webcam
or external webcam
Experience working with kids is a plus, but not required
A Great Smile and an Energetic Personality
If you think you might want to try – sign up today for more information. If you have any questions about your application or submission video, let me know. I can give you some pointers!
2. I am a Virtual Assistant
This means I do a lot of ‘office type work’ from home. I draft emails, make phone calls – basically do whatever my boss needs on a day to day basis.
How did I acquire this position?
While these positions do exist, you do have to do some digging to find them. My best advice is to set your Google Alerts for phrases such as “Work From Home,” “Virtual Assistants Needed,” “Looking for a Personal Assistant.”
Once you find someone who is hiring, submit the application EXACTLY how they ask. Make sure you cover everything. People wanting to hire PA’s are looking for people who can follow instructions and perform tasks EXACTLY how they are asked to do so.
And all the while, I’m still here working on my Blog. I’m still homeschooling my children. I’m still being a Pastor’s wife. I wear a lot of hats. Faith & Family First. Then, God always takes care of the rest.
Click here to get access to your FREE 10 Lesson Blogging Course that will show you how to Begin Making Money Online with a website!
If you have any questions about how to make money online let me know in the comments below.
Don’t forget to check out my full Real Online Jobs page and you can start applying for jobs today!
Go make your dreams happen in 2018!
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I’ve been teaching English online for almost a month now with the VIP Kid Platform!
Most of you know I am dedicated to finding Legit, Sustainable Income from home. Well, this is probably my most FAVORITE way to make extra income on the side!
- Bachelor’s Degree – (of ANY Kind)
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- High Speed Internet
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If you’ve been searching for ways to make money from home – or you have a skill that you want to outsource, you’ll probably end up looking for a position as an Independent Contractor. The lines between Independent Contractor vs. Employee may be confusing at first. If you’re going to sign an Independent Contractor Agreement, there are some things you need to be aware of beforehand that will save you the headache of the IRS later.
Independent Contractor Agreement
When you sign on as an Independent Contractor, you are agreeing to trade your skills or a specific service for a monetary stipend. Each company will have their own rules/guidelines and the pay will vary. Some companies will give you an hourly wage while others will pay you per completed assignment.
Companies such as Working Solutions hire independent contractors to be outsourced to a wide variety of companies with many different job opportunities. However, the most popular types of positions are customer service jobs which may or may not include incoming and outgoing sales calls.
Make sure you read all the fine print in your independent contractor agreement before signing!
Independent Contractor VS Employee
As an Independent contractor you may or may not have a constant stream of work. Successful Independent Contractors will work with more than one company if they wish to make being an I.C their full-time job or sole source of income.
Many companies will require a background check to be done at the expense of the I.C.
While you have more freedom to choose your working hours as an Independent Contractor, some companies require a specific number of hours per week with specific time slots that need to be filled.
With an Independent Contractor Agreement, your pay is perhaps the most vital difference! You will not be taxed before receiving your paycheck. This means that you will have to pay your taxes during tax season. If you make more than $600 with any given company, you will have to file your taxes to comply with the IRS standards.
Why do employers do this? It’s because they don’t have to pay their portion of taxes to the government as they would an employee. It’s similar to being self-employed. You can expect to pay about 30% of your wages in taxes – OUCH! I know it hurts, but that’s the price you pay when you trade an employee position for an I.C – where you are essentially your own boss.
Most Independent Contractors hire a CPA to handle their taxes… I do! And it’s easier to pay quarterly taxes or at least set the money aside throughout the year so it’s not a big blow on your wallet come tax season.
My Favorite Independent Contract company that I personally work for is called VIP Kids! I teach kids English based on VIP Kid’s set curriculum. If you like teaching, you may want to try this out! Click here to get more information!
(I just started with this company, but will create an entire blog post dedicated to my experiences soon! But so far, I’m Loving it! The pay is great too!)
While each company requires different things from their Independent Contractors, MOST require:
A fast internet connection – if you’re working online (where most contractor jobs are performed).
A quiet work environment
Hours to dedicated – this is a JOB. Just because you may be working from home does not mean you get to slack off and expect to be paid!
Continued training – most likely unpaid
Pros of entering into an Independent Contractor Agreement:
You have more control over the hours you work
Most likely you’ll work from home
You can make good money
You can choose from many fields and use your talents accordingly
There might be costs upfront (background check, specific equipment, etc…)
***However, do not PAY to apply for a job – these are scams 99% of the time!
It might be hard to get started
It takes time to build up a steady stream of work
You’re on the hook for your own taxes
Check out my Work From Home Jobs Pageto view Legitimate work from home companies. Most are Independent Contract Positions, but not all of them.
What kind of job are you looking for? Leave me a message in the comment section below! Do you know of an independent contract company that you’d like to share? Tell me what it is!
Go find your new Dream Job!
Full Disclosure: Each State and country has their own rules for Independent Contractors! Please check your state’s guidelines often to make sure you’re in complete compliance.
Working Solutions May Just Be Your Work From Home Solution! This reputable company has great reviews and many open positions. If you’re searching for a legit work from home opportunity or real work from home – Working Solutions might be YOUR solution!
Working Solutions has been around since 1996 and has outsourced customer service needs for their clients. That means, they hire YOU to work from the comfort of your home while providing quality service to top paying companies.
Current Positions Available:
Corporate Travel Agent
Senior Living Customer Care
Sales and Customer Service
Customer Service Travel Agent
Event and Ticket Sales
Bilingual options for English and French Speaking Persons
You can choose to work for more than one program at a time and increase your earning potential. The jobs are flexible – you choose your own hours and work when it’s convenient. You could work as little as 15 hours per week or up to 40 and replace your current full-time job!
You too can be successful online! Check out my FREE 10 Video Course Series on How to Make Money with a Blog or Website!
Why Work From Home?
Working from home has many benefits. Do you remember the last time you had to miss your kids’ soccer game because you had to go to work? What about the time you missed the school Christmas party?
Working from home provides you with the flexibility and peace of mind to choose your own schedule so you never have to miss another major life event again!
When you work from home you are expected to show up and WORK! Unlike a normal office job, they are VERY strict on if you don’t show up. You are contracted out and if you can’t do your job (for whatever reason, legit emergency or not) you might not be hired on for another gig.
You also don’t receive any employee benefits – because you are NOT an employer.
In order to make a decent living, you should contract out to more than one company. This will increase the probability that you will have work waiting for you to do. Working for multiple companies might seem overwhelming and confusing, but if you are an organized person who can multitask, you shouldn’t have any trouble.
As a contractor there will be no pre-taxes taken out of your pay, so understand that your tax bill will be hefty at the end of the year. Most independent contractors pay quarterly taxes. It’s best to hire an accountant to do the math for you if you don’t know how to do this. (In fact, I have an accountant for my contract jobs because I don’t understand it!)
You need to have an updated computer with a virus protection plan and updated operating systems.
For some jobs, you will need a land line phone and/or a headset to plug into your computer.
A quiet working environment (no kids running around and screaming in the background)
You will need to pass an interview via the telephone and a computer test.
Pay – How Much Can You Make?
Each position pays out a little differently depending on experience and your own personal qualifications. Here is a snapshot from some reviews on Glassdoor from current employees about their wages.
This seems to be one of the better online companies to work for. Most all the reviews were really great, and the company seems to hold onto employees really well!
Ready to Apply?
Please note that after you submit your application, it could take up to 2 weeks before you hear back.
Want to see more Work At Home Opportunities? Check out my Real Work at Home Jobs Page for a full list of companies I’ve reviewed that hire.
Do you want to make money with a blog or website like this one?
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Do you have work from home experience? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! What company have you worked for and would you recommend it?
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If you’ve been around the internet a while, you’ve probably heard the term: Affiliate Marketing. If you’ve ever used the internet, you’ve probably been a part of affiliate marketing – maybe without even realizing it! Maybe, you’ve heard you can make money doing it, but what is affiliate marketing? If you’ve ever wondered how to learn affiliate marketing, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading and even start your FREE course Today!
How To: Affiliate Marketing
First, we need to define ‘affiliate marketing.’ The term Affiliate simply means ‘partner.’ If you’ve ever clicked on an Advertisement that took you to another website where you could purchase something – THAT is affiliate marketing.
Simply put, it’s selling other people’s products for a percentage of the purchase price. We can call this a ‘finder’s fee.’
A great way to facilitate this idea is with a WEBSITE.
You can create a website about absolutely anything! You can find products and/or services to advertise on your website – and when someone makes a purchase, you get paid!
But aren’t websites hard to create? Nope! Go ahead, type in the name of your webiste and start builiding it today!
It’s really THAT simple….well, maybe not quite.
Sure, a website is fairly easy to build once you know what you’re doing but that’s just the first step. You need to get traffic. How do you get traffic to a website? There are few ways to accomplish this.
First, tell people about it. That seems easy enough, but what about people on the other side of the world? How will they know about YOUR website?
Research and/or Training….
If you want to learn how to effectively manage a website and learn how to drive traffic to your website – you need to know the little hacks or secrets behind managing a website Google and other search engines will be able to trust.
FREE ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE
If you want someone to explain things in plain English, then I suggest finding a program and/or group of people you can trust. This means a program that has been around a while and that’s willing to help you past the basics.
At Wealthy Affiliate, you can access a FREE 10 Lesson Video Course that will show you HOW to set up your website start to finish (even though it’s ALWAYS a work in progress, so you’re never really ‘finished.’)
The best part is, you can start Affiliating for that program right away. (Which means if someone signs up for the paid features or the more advanced lessons, then you can get paid!) You could never spend a dime to enter the paid features of the program, but still learn the basics of affiliate marketing AND keep your website!
Literally, you can start making money for $0! It’s truly the best free deal on the market today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I Really Need a Website?
Need is a very strong term. Yes, you can do affiliate marketing without having a website. You can place advertisements on Facebook, etc.
BUT having a website makes is easier to reach more people and will increase your monetary potential.
Does it cost to become an Affiliate?
Sometimes. There are some affiliate programs that will charge a monthly fee or upfront fee for the right to sell those products. BUT, there are so many OTHER programs that are FREE, I wouldn’t recommend paying for any program if you’re a beginner.
How Do I Find Affiliates?
By going through THIS TRAINING, you will learn how to become an affiliate for almost ANY TYPE of product or service you want to promote. The best way is to Google search “product + affiliate program” and see what comes up.
A few good programs that give you the ability to sign up for multiple programs at once are CJ Affiliates, ShareASale, and Clickbank. These programs might seem confusing, here is a lesson on how to navigate specifically CJ Affiliates. (all you need is an active email to view the video!)
Plus, if you join this program – even for FREE, you can start using their banners and links. You can promote this on social media platforms too…hence you can start making money even if you don’t have a website!
How Long Does it Take to Start Making Money?
Keep in mind that a website takes a long time to gain trust with search engines. There are millions of websites on the internet that people have created. MOST of those are abandoned websites people started, but never really finished.
Most people give up within the first 4-6 months of creating their website. Why? Because they have unrealistic expectations. My first month I made $8. And I put in A LOT of work for that $8. But that was a start. Some of the posts I worked on in my first month are still making me money today – and I’m not doing anything!
So yes – it takes time. Sometimes a lot of time. But if you stick with it, you can make a residual income in the long run. Plus, if you take Wealthy Affiliate’s Affiliate Marketing Courses, you can learn the skills to begin making money even faster!
How Much Money Can I Make?
You need to have realistic expectations when it comes to managing a website. There are many factors involved:
Are you running a one-man website, or are you working with a group of people who can accomplish more in a faster time?
How much time can you realistically devote to a website?
Are you devoted enough to push past the hurdles and constantly learn new ways of doing things and new techniques?
I can say the ‘sky is the limit’ – but realistically, most ESTABLISHED websites make about $1000 per month. (those being a single owner/contributor in their ‘spare’ time) HOWEVER, there are bloggers on the internet that make over $100 per hour they spend working on their blogs… most of them are at least 5 years old. But the potential is there if you’re willing to learn and make it work.
What other questions do you have? Leave them in the comments below!
It can be hard to sort through online companies to see who offers work at home jobs that are not scams. It’s not very often that you come across FREE work from home jobs. That’s why I’m going to introduce you to REV Freelance Transcription. They offer 3 types of freelance job that you can do from the comfort of your own home. AND it doesn’t cost anything to get started!
Don’t forget to subscribe and never miss an update for new work at home opportunities!
REV is an outsourcing company that has a mission to allow hard-working individuals – like yourself – to work the hours they want from the comfort of their own home.
Rev was founded in 2010 and is based out of San Francisco.
Types of Freelance Work
Rev offers 3 types of work at home Freelance positions: Transcriptionist, Captioner, and Translator.
Understand that you are applying as an Independent Contractor. That means you choose when to work and you are paid upon completion of an assignment. Your pay will be tax-free, so you will have to pay taxes at the end of the year or quarterly. If this is confusing, I highly recommend you speak to an accountant to help you with that process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get paid?
You are paid via PayPal. Don’t worry if you don’t have an account, it’s Free and Easy to set up. PayPal does take a cut of all your transactions, so keep that in mind.
Do you have to live in the US?
Nope! You can live anywhere in the world and as long as you have access to the internet and a reliable computer, you’re good to go!
Does it Cost Money to Apply?
Absolutely not! Rev offers Freelance positions that are FREE work at home jobs. You never have to pay out-of-pocket for anything! (except for your internet bill and home computer repairs).
How to Apply
Don’t be fooled into thinking that because this is a work at home opportunity that they hire just anyone. In fact, REV only hires 12% of the people who apply. Why? Because they are a company looking for the best!
You will need to fill out a questionnaire, study their style guides (REALLY – YOU NEED TO STUDY!) and then you will be tested in the area for which you are applying.
But if you think this is for you – go ahead, browse their applications today!
One thing I always stress when it comes to applying for a work at home position, is to look up reviews of the company from actual employees.
Out of the 51 Reviews on Glassdoor, there were some similarities with most of them. Check out the results:
Here are some individual Reviews
Rev is a great company to work for if you’re looking for flexibility in your schedule. They do have entry level positions, but with flexibility there is also some give and take – the pay is not great and your hourly rate will determine heavily on how you fast you can produce work.
But, I think it’s a great start to an online career.
I for one don’t like the idea of getting paid so little money for the time and effort that is needed. I was trained by a company called Wealthy Affiliate. They taught me how to build my own website (the one you’re reading), and how to profit from creating blog content and managing a website based around a subject that is near to my heart.
I am a work from home freelancer – by choice. I need the flexibility in order to stay home with my kids. I teach my children while homeschooling them and I needed the flexibility to create my own schedule, be my own boss, and still make money.
You can get 10 FREE lessons that will kick start your own online business – go ahead, sign up today and see how you can start your own online money making website! (It’s free! – so there’s really nothing to lose!)
Read the full REVIEW HERE!
Looking for something else? See all the Legit Work From Home Opportunities listed on my Work From Home Jobs Page!
Do you have questions on how to get started? Or maybe you have experience with REV and know something I don’t – let me know in the comments below! I want to see you succeed!
Happy Job Hunting!
Are you searching for work at home internet jobs? Appen is a company that hires people to work remotely for specific contract positions. They offer work from home computer jobs in many different areas of expertise! If you’ve been searching for a work from home online job to supplement a second income, this might be the company for you! See how easy it is to get started!
Appen is company that contracts out work at home positions in order to help their clients in areas such as crowd sourcing, social media and web search. Appen hires remote workers in 130 countries around the world, so there is usually plenty of work to do.
Please note that a “Contract” job means you will be assigned a specific task. IF you complete that task well, you will be assigned another. These positions will remain available for those who work hard and meet the company standard. This is NOT a job you can sign up for, rush through the work, and then expect to to keep your job.
One myth about working from home is that it’s easy work. This is NOT true. You need to treat this job just like you would any other ‘non-work-from-home’ job.
Here is a list of all the areas they are currently looking to hire:
Most positions require a computer that is newer – no older than 3 years. You need a high speed internet connection and the ability to work at least 1-4 hours per day – up to 20 hours per week!
They provide videos to help you understand each area they contract out and they have different qualifications depending on which job you apply for. For example, if you are applying to be a Social Media Evaluator, then you need to have an understanding of social media and have active social media accounts already in place.
If you’re applying for a linguist position, then you will need to speak the language you will be translating.
Other than that, if you are a hard worker and dedicated, then you really don’t need any special degrees or certifications to apply.
If you think this company has work you might be interested in, you can search availabe jobs HERE and APPLY TODAY!
The application process can be very long with Appen. It might take 1-2 months before you actually get hired. They do provide the necessary training, but after you apply you will have to study and pass a qualification exam.
I suggest studying and keeping the manual near by because they want to make sure they hire the best employees – so the test is NOT something you can expect to blow off or simply ‘wing -it.’ Know the material if you’re serious about landing a job!
Plus, you don’t get paid for the time you spend studying and taking the exam, so keep that in mind as well.
While the pay isn’t specifcally mentioned on their website, according to reviews on Glassdoor you can expect to make somewhere between $12-$15 per hour.
Deciding to apply for any work at home internet job is a big decision and shouldn’t be one taken lightly. Always do a thorough review of a company before applying. Here are some Company Reviews for Appen from actual employees.
Appen seems like a great place to work for the right kind of person. You have to have the right mindset and be able to sit in front of a computer for multiple hours a day doing tedious work. But, the pay is higher than other work at home companies.
This is a LEGIT opportunity and one you might want to consider if you’re looking for work from home online jobs! So go ahead, APPLY TODAY!
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Are you looking for legit work from home jobs or job opportunities? The way the world operates is changing and it’s easier than ever to find work at home jobs! Companies are outsourcing everything from transcription work to customer service! You just need to know where to look and how to find work at home jobs. Let me show you how!
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The first thing to note when searching for a work at home job or opportunity is to keep an open mind. You might find yourself doing work in a field you never dreamed of before!
Alright, let’s get my affiliate marketing endorsement out first! This blog began when I started my search to make an extra income from home. I didn’t know anything about SEO or affiliate marketing when I first started – but now I make money doing it!
I would say it’s like a dream come true – but honestly, it’s a dream I never knew I had. But I love it and I find it very rewarding!
If you want to know how I started, click here to read more about the company that taught me everything I needed to know! Start for free!
My Favorite Job Search Sites
Alright, now to the other stuff. I searched out many jobs and job opportunities. I found some good and bad. That is why I dedicated this site to do reviews on the companies that hire people just like YOU to work from the comfort of your own home!
You probably know how to use Google to search for jobs online or jobs from home. That could be an effective way to land an online job – but you will also come across a lot of scam companies as well!
Want to know the most popular scam on the market right now?
Click here to know what to stay away from!
The three sites I like to use most when searching for a work from home opportunity are:
You do have to create an account with these webistes, but I like the fact that I can search for and apply for jobs without having to pay a fee a do so through these companies.
There are many other sites out there too – but I don’t recommend paying for the privilege of searching for jobs. Just be careful what information you decide to hand out online. Work at home jobs are great – but you’re dealing with the world wide web and scam sites love to sell your information.
When searching for a work at home position, you should type in phrases such as “contract work,” “telecommute,” and/or “work from home.”
Keep in mind that just because you’re working from home, doesn’t mean you’ll qualify for every job. Some of the highest paying work at home positions still require you to be educated in a specific field or have related experience.
But don’t let that discourage you – there are plenty of entry level positions out there too!
To see a full list of companies that are hiring please see my Legit Work From Home Jobs page that lists all the companies along with my personal reviews.
Caution! Red Flags
You should never have to ‘pay’ a company to hire you.
Yes, there are a few exceptions such as paying for a background check – but do your research before signing up for a subscription to a company that promises you work.
If it’s too good to be true – it probably is.
I’ve looked for many years to find legit work from home. But even now that I’ve found some peace in the work that I do – it’s still work!
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS research the company and look through online reviews before applying!
That is one of the reasons I love Glassdoor. You can search for work and find reviews right on their website!
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Are you looking for Real Work you Can Do at Home? Transcription work can be some of the Best Work at Home Jobs you can do comfortably from your own computer. But there are things you need to know about transcription work. Find out the Inside Scoop and what you need to know before signing on with any transcription website!
3 Biggest Critiques or “Hurdles” of Most Entry Level Transcription Jobs
First off, recognize that transcription sites that hire with no experience can be a great place to gain some experience, but don’t put your eggs in one basket.
1.The biggest criticism of beginning transcription sites is that there is not always enough work. That is true. Ideally, you would sign up with multiple sites to increase your chances of having a consistent work load.
2. The second hurdle, is that while the majority of transcription is the same – some companies have different rules for how they want their workers to perform the same tasks. Take time to learn what each company wants!
3. The third critique is that the learning curve can be very difficult – making it hard until you really get the hang of it.
What I Would Do
If transcription work is your thing, then I would suggest learning more about the type of work you will be performing. Transcribe Anywhere offers a free online mini course. I would suggest signing up and at least browsing the courses to see if this is even the type of work you would be happy performing.
Can You Make Money?
That being said, I believe the transcription business can be very lucrative if you know what you are doing. If this is something you really want to pursue, sign up and give it a try!
Once you have experience, the doors could be opened for higher paying gigs that can satisfy a full time income. But, as with any entry level job – especially those ‘online work from home’, expect there to be hurdles and a learning curve you need to push past in the beginning.
Working With CastingWords
CastingWords is another entry level transcription website that will hire newbie transcriptionists to work from home.
It’s a really easy sign up process – it took me about 5 minutes to create an account. There will be an assessment you have to pass – so be sure to look at the Quick Start Guide and the Sample Test before trying to pass it on your own.
Who Can Apply
You can live almost anywhere in the world and as long as you have access to a good internet connection, you can apply to be a transcriber for CastingWords. If you think it’s for you, go ahead and apply now!
While you don’t need any special equiptment or any type of training to get started. BUT, you need to be a patient person and willing to learn. It can take a while before you’re making enough money to validate the time you’re going to spend listening to audio and typing the script.
Before signing up with ANY company, you should look at the reviews left by real people who have experience working with that particular company. Here are some reviews from Glassdoor. The reviews are evenly mixed, but remember, when looking for this type of work you’ll have hurdles – it’s just the industry.
CastingWords Conclusion: 3/5 – So-So
With any job there will be pros and cons. Yes, I would say this is a legit company – but just like buying a used car, “buyer beware,” except instead of spending money, you’re giving up your time.
I would recommend taking the FREE MINI Course, sign up for a couple different transcription websites and see if this is something you want to do long term.
Here is a list of all the work from home companies I recommend including the transcription websites.
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