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Legit work-from-home jobs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TallSportsGuy, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. TallSportsGuy

    TallSportsGuy New Member

    I'm a stringer for a fairly large newspaper in the Midwest, but that's my only job right now. Obviously, money gets tight during the summer when local high schools aren't competing. I was wondering if any of you out there know of some legitimate, work-from-home jobs. I know there are a lot of data entry scams out there, but there have to be some that are legit. Thanks.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The only things I can think of are mostly geared toward women: Avon, Pampered Chef, etc.
  3. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    there are few unless you can freelance your journalism related skills like web design, graphic design, etc. i know a lot of people who work from home but everyone i know who does it worked in the office at an established company and then was allowed to start working from home.
  4. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Male escort or massage therapist?
  5. I am a professional donor at the local sperm bank.

    It is a work at home job which can be quite the handful.
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Have you taken a look at that Amazon Mechanical Turk? I think that the pay is awful for pretty menial tasks - mostly it seems like people trying to artificially pump up their Web hits - but over time you might be able to accumulate a little money. I tried it one day just for kicks and earned like 10 cents, so it's legit, but I bet you have to kind of fiddle with it and figure out how to maximize your time to actually make it worthwhile (some of the vendors do seem like scams).
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The Demand Media jobs are legit, in that they do pay, albeit not well. From a personal perspective, I found it ... odd that I didn't pass their copy editing test, but maybe I'm just not as good a copy editor as my handle would suggest. :)

    The subject material of the suggested stories can be quite bizarre (lots of stuff about rebuilding boat engines and the like), but I reckon you can make a little scratch if you're willing to look hard enough for the more normal ones. I gave up after doing about two, but I did get the money.
  8. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Check out volition.com. Lists of the reputable sites geared towards this type of stuff
  9. golfnut8924

    golfnut8924 Guest

    I believe there is another thread somewhere on here about Demand Studios. Check them out. They pay you via paypal every friday. I've done a little bit for them lately. The topics are bizarre and you often spend more time searching their topic pool for something you can actually write about than you do actually doing the article. I wouldn't really describe it as "writing" or "journalism" (it's really just regurgitating information) and I almost feel a little dirty for doing it. But money is money. In this economy there's no such thing as selling out.
  10. Mitch E.

    Mitch E. Member

    I suppose you need to make the right contacts, but my wife, after a few years at a local marketing firm, now does freelance work from home. She does most of her work for a business in the midwest (we're in the northeast), but also does work for a local doctor and various other businesses. She writes contracts and sets up websites, in addition to the usual support stuff.

    So opportunities exist besides Avon, Pampered Chef, etc.
  11. Get a law degree.

    Lots of lawyers work from home
  12. golfnut8924

    golfnut8924 Guest

    Anyone catch the first episode of that new show "The Vice Guide to Everything?" They did a story about a guy in Detroit who runs a 24-hour strip club out of his house. Not a bad work-at-home gig if you ask me
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