Marian Vasilescu August 22, 2019

Working and making money from home can look like a dream, but it can also be a reality. You can be skeptical of the methods of earning money by working at home, but they do exist. Here are some of them :

You might have heard listening to just two or three songs in the shower can help you save water. And it’s true; hearing a few of your favorite songs start and end, one after another, can remind you how long you’ve been in the bathroom and shorten your wash time. Why bring this up? Because the same general principle can help you stay on task when working from home. But instead of three songs off your music playlist, run your laundry instead. Doing your laundry is a built-in timer for your home. So, use the time to start and finish something from your to-do list before changing the load. Committing to one assignment during the wash cycle and another during the dry cycle can train you to work smarter on tasks that you might technically have all day to tinker with.

If you love kids, sign up for Care.com or SitterCity to spend a few hours a week babysitting. These websites verify both babysitters and those seeking sitters with background checks, so you can ensure you’re conversing with a reliable source. Babysitting rates vary based on years of experience, number of children, and hours per week. According to ZipRecruiter, the average hourly rate for a babysitter is $28. Use Care.com’s calculator to plug in your experience and find out how much your should be making an hour as a babysitter.

Check in with co-workers and the boss several times a day. Several years ago I worked for a large company that let me telecommute several times a week. Because I wanted everyone in the office to know I was really working and not watching TV or out shopping, I made a point of emailing and calling co-workers and especially my boss a few times a day. Make use of free or inexpensive communications technology. Today there are countless tools available for keeping in close communication with office mates. A few to try include Hipchat for group chatting, Trello or Asana for project management, Expensify for tracking expenses and submitting expense reports and Sqwiggle, which keeps your webcam turned on so your co-workers can see you at your desk all day long. See extra info on Work-from-home Opportunities.

Work for a National Company: One of the leading databases for work at home jobs is FlexJobs. You do have to pay to use this database, but, they prescreen all the companies to only present legitimate jobs from real employers. There are over 50 different job categories to search from to find your ideal employer. For example, you can scour the listings for writing, customer support, writing, and educational categories just to name a few of the possibilities. Payment intervals can vary, but, some of the opportunities will pay weekly.