any legit work-from-home companies?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3889 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I telecommute for a major software company and I have to be honest: if you have a hard time focusing in an office setting, being home and unsupervised will only make it worse, not better. There are so many more distractions at home than in any office. You may be better off looking for a way to be your own boss (etsy/ebay/amazon seller) or something that pays per task like medical insurance billing than a work-from-home job for a traditional company or role. DH walking or pet sitting through a service where you can have multiple clients can be quite flexible and very lucrative as well (the walkers for the service I use regularly make $700+ a week but they’ll walk for sometimes 12 clients a day).  As a telecommuter, you do have more flexibility in your schedule but there is also a much higher expectation of discipline and productivity than when you’re in an office and the boss can just look over and see what you’re doing. 

Post # 4
2062 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Stace126:  I work from home as a college instructor. What education do you have?

Post # 5
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Stace126:  I’d try temp work if I were you.  You still get a flexible schedule, but just when you start to get fed up and bored by a job you can switch.  Working form home can sound tempting, but most people find it even more distracting and the ability to procrastinate goes even higher.  The other bonus with temp work is that you generally won’t get the monthly review panic.  If you’re really fed up and want a change/something different that’s what I’d try.  If you do decide to go back to the regular workforce at some time you’ll have the ability to put that on your resume which looks really good.

Post # 7
3032 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@aliavenue:  +1 I do something similar teaching courses online (interestingly enough mental health related)


It’s a lot of work at first but it’s been very good; any skill or expertise that someone would pay to see videos of you teaching/doing something?  Computer skills? Resume writing? Really anything.  I taught courses at before moving to a different format and make full time salary working for myself in my home with flexibility.  


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