Are you looking for great work-at-home opportunities for 2017? Work-at-home opportunities and job openings have flourished recently, and the entourage of specialists working at home has hit an all-time high.
In the past, the population of the work-at-home employee and independent contractors has been primarily work-at-home moms and disabled or older individuals. But now, this has evolved into including every type of artist, engineer, and specialist out there.
Have you ever considered creating a career where you can work anywhere?
The level of freedom and feeling of control you can have when you work for yourself in your home environment is equal to nothing.
There are many different things you can do at home and make money. They vary from an entry-level call center job to being a work-at-home entrepreneur with your business enterprise. The amount of income you can make also varies, depending on the value you bring to the market.
In this post, we will look at a variety of work-at-home opportunities that you can explore if you would like to make your home your workplace.
Online Website Testers
Do you have a sixth sense about how a website is doing? Can you look at a website and tell how it could be improved? If you are opinionated, verbal, and love to offer your opinion, you could be a website tester. There are at least three major platforms that allow you to do this:
These three sites all have different ways of doing things. But they all allow you to review websites and give your opinion about it. The pay ranges from $3-$15 or more per review, and each study takes about 20 minutes of your time.
The platform is easy to use, and they will take anyone who passes their initial test. They mostly just want to know that you have the technology to do the job adequately and that you can articulate your review in a way that anyone can understand.
Content writing is one of the most potentially lucrative work-at-home careers that you can find on today’s world. Websites need constant content to keep their audience’s interested in engaged and keep their site high in the search engines. Writers who may have had trouble getting work published with traditional publishers can produce excellent content for online websites and businesses instead and make a part-time or full-time living.
You have to have excellent writing skills to be successful in this career, but it also opens doors to some other writing opportunities with primary or independent publishers. You can always publish novels or short stories on the side, too and create your writing career from home.
The best thing about a writing career is that you can live a comfortable lifestyle, live anywhere and work from your laptop! There is no limit as to how much you can make. It just has to do with your ability to promote yourself, get the best clients that pay you for your time and connect with customers who appreciate your craft.
Direct Sales Jobs
Are you a natural sales person? Could you sell ice to an Eskimo? If so, direct sales may be the career for you. These jobs are a franchise opportunity which allows you to come in under a big brand name such as Avon, Pampered Chef, or Chloe & Isabel. You can choose the type of products you prefer to sell and reap the rewards.
Unlike entrepreneurship, these direct sales jobs allow you to serve as a franchise owner for a major brand that is already trusted and approved by people, so it is easy to sell. The key to success is to get to know the brand and how to market it effectively and let your website do the rest.
Forbes Magazine has some useful tips on how to make a success out of a direct sales job. One of the tips they mention is to check out the opportunity thoroughly so that you know that you are getting in on a legitimate business opportunity.
They also point out that there is a difference between MLM (multi-level marketing) sales jobs and “pyramid schemes.” They are not the same thing. But you should know the laws regarding MLM in your state and make sure the opportunity you are working with is a legal one.
Start your own business!
If you are a self-starter, don’t mind hard work, and want the freedom and joy of creating your financial future, perhaps you are ready to launch out on your own as a work-at-home entrepreneur!
Entrepreneurship can include a wide variety of types of businesses, services, or products. You can create your stuff from a wide range of skills. The challenge is just to find something that you love doing that you can produce with high-quality and consistently over time.
Tom Smiley, a multi-millionaire, who runs Simplymedia.com, creates original audiobooks on CD and DVD from a single home office with no overhead. He has been in business for a long time and focuses on providing great products. When you go to his website, you don’t hear a lot about what they do. But you see it in their products that are readily available online.
Tom takes on franchises, by the way, so if you don’t want to create your own business, consider being a franchiser for Tom Smiley’s successful audio company here.
Brainstorm services that are marketable concepts that you would enjoy doing and can develop into a long-lasting career that you can do from home.
Sell digital products
If you want to create a passive income for yourself and a great business at the same time, consider selling digital products. There are big vendors like Amazon.com and iTunes (Apple) that allow you to put up a variety of digital products for sale. You can use the power of these big vendor sites to draw quality traffic to your products.
The beauty of creating digital media products is that you make money over and over again every single time someone purchases from you. This is especially true if you integrate affiliate marketing into the mix. And you can create a wide variety of digital products. The informational products industry has made this even more lucrative by allowing people to put up educational products for sale that teach a skill or give valuable information on a specialized topic.
Create your website to sell your digital products online 24/7 for a real passive income that makes you money while you sleep. Like any business, it takes hard work and planning, but it’s worth it!
Become a service entrepreneur
If you have a particular skill or area of expertise, why not put up a website advertising it to people looking for that special service? You’ll be surprised how many people you may attract who are willing to pay you nicely for your expertise and time.
Use your imagination!
When it comes to creating a work-at-home opportunity and lifestyle for yourself, there is no limit to what you can do! All you have to do is to find a need and fill it. Fill it adequately, and you’ll make a living. Fill it better than anyone else, and you’ll be wealthy. But, best of all, you will be doing what you want and making money at home!
Go for it!