Working and making money from home can be a dream, but it can also be a real thing. You can be skeptical of the methods of earning money by working at home, but they do exist. Here are some of them :
Contract and freelance work are often used interchangeably, but there are a few subtle differences. Many of the home-based “jobs” you’ll find on career sites hire workers as contractors instead of employees. These contract jobs can be full or part-time, and as regular as a traditional job, including a steady income. The difference is that contractors are considered independent from the company for tax purposes and therefore, need to manage their own self-employment taxes.
eNeighbor: Maybe you’ve already secured your stay at home job and are looking for a way to make even more money. Well, if you consider your neighbors like family and they trust you enough to help them out while they’re at work, sign up up for eNeighbr. The site allows you to accept and hold shipments for your neighbors when they’re away, so items don’t get stolen. Every eNeighbr is verified and each package is insured up to $300, so they can relax knowing that your belongings are in good hands.
Get dressed. “I find that the most important thing for me is to keep a regular routine and to shower and dress every day as if I were going to an actual office,” says Jenifer Kramer, Principal of West Hollywood, California-based Jenerosity Marketing. Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing, agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. “Getting dressed makes the home office more like a real office, and tells and reminds everyone, especially you, that even though you may be sitting on the sofa reading, browsing the Web, or talking on the phone, that you are actually working,” she says. See more info at Popular Work-from-hope Programs.
Upwork is one of the largest all-in-one freelance platforms. It’s free to join and you can bid on up to 30 projects each month plus receive invitations to interview for other job proposals. You can connect with clients for nearly any online task including freelance writing, graphic design, data entry, customer service, computer coding, translation, and legal services. There is a 10-day holding period from the time the client approves your work (milestone) to when you can collect payment. Once your available balance is at least $100, you can request payment via direct deposit or PayPal.