Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Work at home without starting your own business

There are plenty of ways to work from home without becoming an entrepreneur; writing as the Work It, Mom! Team, I take a look at some of the many, many options out there:

You don't have to start your own business in order to work from home. Not everyone has the entre-preneurial itch! Take a moment to examine your skills: What do you like to do? What do you do best? What comes easily to you?

There are plenty of work-at-home opportunities in all sorts of fields. Not sure what you want to do? Here are a few ideas, as well as a few resources to help you get started... [More]

Wondering what some of those options are? Well, in a nutshell, it all depends on your skills:

1.) Writing or editing? Consider problogging or freelance writing. (I've worked up a great list of resources for freelance writers over at Work It, Mom!)

2.) Sales and marketing? Look into direct sales or affiliate marketing (also called multi level marketing) programs. Here's a list of 12 popular direct sales programs to get you started.

3.) Business and money? Think about becoming a financial consultant.

4.) Working with people? Become a virtual customer service representative.

5.) Teaching? You can become a tutor.

6.) Art and design? Become a freelance designer or graphic artist.

7.) Organizing and record keeping? Work as a virtual assistant.

8.) Computer programming? Consider web designing.

9.) Typing? Look into transcription services

The article has plenty of links to some great online resources for all nine of those skill sets. What do you enjoy doing? Find a way to make a living doing it!

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