8 Work-At-Home Business Ideas

Homepreneurs wants to find a home business opportunity or work at home job that is right for you.  Today, we list eight more home business options for review and consideration.

Graphic designers use computer publishing tools to produce designs for a company and its products. You can spend your days at your computer wearing pajamas and thinking of clever designs? It’s basically college, except you get paid and the designs are on the computer, not in a notebook.  Graphic designers can make more than $40,000 in their first year.

These professionals work with property owners to help boost their real estate value, find tenants and make sure the property stays in good condition. It may sound like a hands-on position, but much is done over the phone and on the computer.  A property manager is essentially in charge of all paperwork that keeps a building running smoothly. Property managers typically earn $40,000 to $50,000 annually in their first three years.

Virtual Jurors

Jury duty isn’t usually considered a great experience, but more unemployed people are flocking to jury duty to pick up some extra cash. There is another option that doesn’t involve sitting in court all day long, waiting for your number to be called. Work as a virtual juror, or e-juror, as it’s sometimes called. Basically, the job is to help review cases for lawyers so they can get a sense of how persuasive their argument is on the average person. The job pays approximately $10 per hour.

Financial Planners
Financial planners help families and small businesses with accounting, investments, and other general money matters. All you need is a computer and some good interpersonal skills (as well as financial acumen, of course). Like with many of these jobs, the trick to being successful working from home is networking with people online and in person to build a client base.  Virtually anyone can call themselves a planner but certification is strongly encouraged. Assuming you’re certified, you can earn $60,000 or more in this position.

 

You may not be at high level diplomatic meetings, but translators are in high demand for many other professions. Companies are always looking for freelancers and telecommuters to help translate recordings and papers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 22% of all interpreters and translators are self-employed, and many work from home.  But if you’re really looking to earn your livelihood from this position, Businessweek.com recommends getting certified first. Wages vary with experience, but most earn $20-25 per hour in their first few years on the job.

With ever-changing Internet technologies, web designers and engineers are always in demand.  Web software engineers help companies develop and design computer applications and software. It may sound like a nerdy job, but this is one of the highest paying work-at-home positions, with average salaries of more than $70,000. These computer geeks can roll out the champagne and cigars every weeknight after putting in a hard day of work at home on their luxurious sofas.

Most public relations tasks are done over the phone or online anyway, so it makes sense that more PR firms would start allowing employees to telecommute.  An alternate option is to start your own PR company from home. Starting salaries are approximately $40,000.

When speaking with a tech specialist on the phone, you never know where they are located. Luckily, you don’t have to telecommute from India to get the job. This industry is expected to grow wildly in the future. Specialists make an average salary of $50,000 in their first three years on the job.

Exerpted in part from Best Career Opportunites.

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs.

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