Work From Home Jobs

  • Working From Home Is Awesome! 3 Things To Consider

    Working From Home Is Awesome! 3 Things To Consider

    By Heather R. Huhman Working from home might seem like a dream -- and since many companies are going the virtual route, more employees are now expecting flexible work options -- such as telecommuting and working virtually or from home. According to a survey commissioned by Mom Corps, a national flexible... Continue Reading

  • Managing The Virtual Workforce [Infographic]

    Managing The Virtual Workforce [Infographic]

    Whether employers are ready for it or not, the virtual workforce is growing, and managing far flung employees who work from home and other locales for many bosses remains a challenge. Part of the problem, is that many managers fear they will be unable to keep tabs on their employees' performance, says Morgan... Continue Reading

  • Flexible Work Hours Tied To More Pay

    Flexible Work Hours Tied To More Pay

    By Robert DiGiacomo Telecommuting isn't just appealing because it allows you to work in your pajamas, it can also be a sign of how much your company respects your abilities and is willing to pay you. Research from Payscale.com shows full-time workers who telecommute in more than a dozen professions,... Continue Reading

  • Not Working Yet? The Scoop On Starting A Business

    Not Working Yet? The Scoop On Starting A Business

    After becoming unemployed twice in three years, I had had it. Done! At 40, I no longer wanted the corporate setting, the 9-to-5, or the job-robbing bosses. I wanted something of my own. But what was it? The "it" of freedom to be my own boss. I live at the beach in New Jersey. I wanted my own ... what? What... Continue Reading

  • Are The Days Of Using Starbucks As Your Office Over?

    Are The Days Of Using Starbucks As Your Office Over?

    It's the perfect middle ground -- not your office cubicle, and not your mother's basement. The local Starbucks. Continue Reading

  • How to Make Working at Home a Whole Lot Better

    How to Make Working at Home a Whole Lot Better

    If you're going to be spending many hours working at home, you might as well treat yourself to a home office space that will make you feel comfortable, motivated, efficient and creative. Philadelphia interior designer Donna Hoffman suggests that rather than think of it as a "home office," you think of it as a... Continue Reading

  • Will Working From Home Hinder Your Productivity and Hurt Your Image?

    Will Working From Home Hinder Your Productivity and Hurt Your Image?

    By Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing If you're thinking about freelancing or starting your own business, you need to consider which type of work setting is best for your situation. Can you afford to lease a space? If so, should you or would it be a better idea to work from home and redirect your money elsewhere?... Continue Reading

  • The Many Perks of Virtual Work

    The Many Perks of Virtual Work

    Working from home, or in a remote environment not immediately accessible to company headquarters, has become more than a fad. In today's global economy it's almost become a necessity. Still, there are employers that hesitate to let go of the opportunity to manage employees in person, according to a recent... Continue Reading

  • Yet Another Creative Way to Capitalize on the Rapture

    Yet Another Creative Way to Capitalize on the Rapture

    Some people either have too much time on their hands, or they've been out of work so long that any get-rich-quick scheme sounds appealing. Such could be the case of one "resourceful" guy in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, who, to put it generously, might feel he's providing a vital cleanup service to those who are... Continue Reading

  • Could Being a Work-at-Home Mom Work for You?

    Could Being a Work-at-Home Mom Work for You?

    All moms know that being a mom is a full-time job in itself. But since it doesn't pay the bills, many continue to work a traditional job while raising their children. Others are finding creative ways to morph the stay-at-home-mom role to a hybrid stay-at-home/work-at-home role. Sara Haley is just one of the... Continue Reading

  • When and How to Leave Your 9-to-5 for the World of Freelancing

    When and How to Leave Your 9-to-5 for the World of Freelancing

    The American dream is no longer anchored to a traditional 9-to-5 job, as countless millions of once-salaried employees can attest to. While the economy is showing signs of improvement, the bloom is off the rose. Continue Reading

  • The Farmer Takes a Job: 'Rural Sourcing' is Latest Trend

    The Farmer Takes a Job: 'Rural Sourcing' is Latest Trend

    U.S. managers are finding that you don't need to go all the way to India to find workers to outsource labor. A new trend in the United States is employing virtual work force team members in tiny, rural areas of not-so densely populated states like Utah and Kentucky. This is called "rural sourcing," and it's... Continue Reading

  • How Mary's Money Blog Scammed One Man Out of Thousands

    How Mary's Money Blog Scammed One Man Out of Thousands

    Reports on CNN, advertisements on Yahoo boasting easy ways to make money from home, a job posting links on Google, professional e-mails sent directly to his inbox and phone interviews were what reassured Terry*, a 61-year-old writer based in the Midwest, that Mary's Money Blog was a legitimate employer.... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Ashton Kutcher

    Now Hiring: Ashton Kutcher

    Admittedly this job isn't going to do much to pull down unemployment numbers, but it's certainly going to make one person -- maybe even a recent college grad -- really happy. Uber-celebrity Ashton Kutcher is looking for a Vice President of Pop Culture, and while it doesn't pay all that well ($50K for one... Continue Reading

  • How Can I Find Real Work-from-Home Jobs?

    How Can I Find Real Work-from-Home Jobs?

    by Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder From parents to retirees to employees fed up with daily commutes, there are many people out there who would like the chance to work from home -- and scammers know it. Christine Durst, co-author of 'Work at Home Now: The No-Nonsense Guide to Finding Your... Continue Reading

  • Five Great Work-From-Home Jobs for Retirees

    Five Great Work-From-Home Jobs for Retirees

    by Kerry Hannon for AARP Returning to work is an economic necessity for some retirees and a personal choice for others. Either way, the prospect of long commutes and annoying co-workers can be daunting. A good compromise might be to find a work-at-home job. That's what Jackie Booley did. In 2007, she... Continue Reading

  • Bookkeeping: The Latest, Greatest Work-from-Home Job

    Bookkeeping: The Latest, Greatest Work-from-Home Job

    With hand-written ledgers being obsolete and all aspects of accounting being digitized, more and more small businesses are finding that they have no need for a full-time bookkeeper who comes into the office every day. That's bad news for full-time bookkeepers, but good news for the enterprising people out... Continue Reading

  • MLM Success: Young Mother Gets in the Game With Discovery Toys

    MLM Success: Young Mother Gets in the Game With Discovery Toys

    MLM Company: Discovery Toys Becky Gaviola of Boise, Idaho, always thought of herself as the corporate type. Someone who went to work in an office, on a set schedule, and someone who had no time for things like MLM companies or home-based businesses. Until she had lunch with another mother and her toddler,... Continue Reading

  • High Unemployment Numbers Fuel New Heinous Job Scams

    High Unemployment Numbers Fuel New Heinous Job Scams

    In this tough economy, it's hard enough for record numbers of the unemployed to find a job. Now, in addition to fighting the frustration of a challenging job search; the desperate unemployed also have to fend off a new trend of clever and unscrupulous online scam artists using deceptively enticing job... Continue Reading

  • Holiday Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

    Holiday Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

    In 1997 when jobs were plentiful and the workplace was considered stable, Julie Englehardt left her career in broadcast television so that she could join a different sort of work force: stay- at-home moms (SAHM). Julie loved being home with her son and freelancing part time as a writer and PR rep in... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Holiday Jobs from Home

    Top 10 Holiday Jobs from Home

    Looking to earn extra cash this holiday season? Working from home can be a great alternative to a traditional second job as it usually offers a great deal of flexibility and the ability to work as much or as little as you want. For those willing to work hard and get a little creative in their approach, there... Continue Reading

  • MLM  Success: Returning to Avon After 39 Years

    MLM Success: Returning to Avon After 39 Years

    MLM Company: Avon Maria Marsala was just 14 years old when she begged her mother to sign the papers for her to be able to sell Avon door-to-door in Brooklyn, N.Y. Maria was an avid user of Avon products and thought selling them would be glamorous and fun, but more importantly she didn't want to work at her... Continue Reading

  • Telehealth Jobs: New $34 Billion Industry, Growing 24 Percent

    Telehealth Jobs: New $34 Billion Industry, Growing 24 Percent

    Telehealth is the future in employment opportunity. Telehealth, where technology and health care meet, is a new $34 billion industry, projected to grow 24 percent in the next four years, reports Advertiser Talk. Continue Reading

  • Ask an Expert: Are There Any Legitimate Work From Home Jobs?

    Ask an Expert: Are There Any Legitimate Work From Home Jobs?

    An AOL reader asks: Are there any legitimate work from home jobs? They all seem to be a scam. We spoke to Susan P. Joyce, owner of Job-Hunt, an award-winning employment portal, about work-at-home opportunities and job scams. According to Joyce, "there are legitimate work from home jobs, however, job seekers... Continue Reading

  • Reverse Outsourcing: Telecommuting, Working Full Time Overseas

    Reverse Outsourcing: Telecommuting, Working Full Time Overseas

    Through reverse outsourcing, American telecommuting temporary workers as well as those in full-time jobs are earning a living -- often a good one. They are employed by enterprises outside the United States. The recession has hit different industries in different countries unevenly, reports Newsweek. For... Continue Reading

  • 101 Ways to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays

    101 Ways to Make Extra Cash for the Holidays

    The holiday season is looming and you're finding yourself a little bit short on cash. Maybe you received a pay cut or you won't be getting that bonus this year. If you want to be able to buy those hot news toys for your kids or that crave-worthy new gadget (iPad, anyone?) for yourself or for that other special... Continue Reading

  • How to Make Money Just by Being Someone's Friend

    How to Make Money Just by Being Someone's Friend

    How would you like to get paid to hang out with someone? To go to dinner, take a class, go shopping, to a sporting event -- in essence, doing all the things you normally do with your friends, and also have someone else pick up the tab? If this sounds like some too-good-to-be-true Internet scam, it's not.... Continue Reading

  • Need a Job? Create Your Own (Everybody's Doing It)

    Need a Job? Create Your Own (Everybody's Doing It)

    Creating your own job used to be an exotic tactic for the creative and/or aggressive employee or job hunter. Now, it's commonplace and called "start-up." Both undergrad students and those in MBA programs, inspired by the success of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, are experimenting with start-ups while... Continue Reading

  • 'Idiot'-Proof Advice for Your Low-Cost Startup

    'Idiot'-Proof Advice for Your Low-Cost Startup

    One of the first troubles Gail Margolies Reid ran into when starting a home business as a certified public accountant was how to figure out how much to charge for her services. Reid had worked as an accountant at Arthur Andersen for about four years, and found it hard to work at a big firm with a newborn child... Continue Reading

  • Flex-Friendly Jobs

    Flex-Friendly Jobs

    Jobs offering work-from-home options and flexible hours are sought by workers ranging from parents who want to be there when the kids get home from school to employees tired of daily commutes. But what types of occupations offer this type of arrangement? More fields than you may think. Below, meet all kinds... Continue Reading