Many of our readers are looking for a good way to make the transition from the “Rat Race” to doing some kind of work from home. Quitting your “9-to-5″ can be a scary leap of faith if you don’t have an alternate source of steady income lined up. That’s why I want to tell you about a work-from-home opportunity that could very well be just what you’ve been looking for to make that move. What I’m going to fill you in on today is a legitimate work-from-home job that pays well, allows you to set your own hours, and doesn’t require you to sell anything or answer phones. If you’re thinking “too good to be true,” I get it. I was scammed by “work from home opportunities” more times than I care to mention before I found this company. However, I can tell you this one’s legit because I’ve been working for Lionbridge as an Internet Assessor for over a year now. If this is the type of opportunity you’ve been looking for, this is a great time to apply for a position with Lionbridge because they have recently stepped up their recruiting efforts and also created a new work from home position. Read on for all the details.
Wow! Where did 2010 go? Hard to believe we’ve put another year behind us already! We decided to give everyone kind of a general idea of the progress we made in 2010, and what our plans are for our internet businesses in 2011. If you missed it, you can read Scott’s entry here. In this post, I’m going to fill you in on what’s going on in my world; the successes, frustrations, craziness, indecision, and plans. But we’d also love to hear from you. How did you do in 2010? Did you make any progress toward escaping the Rat Race? Got big plans for 2011? Spill it…we want all the juicy details!
If you’ve been looking for a way to make money from home on the internet, Lionbridge has several work-from-home opportunities you should check out. The positions they are actively recruiting for are Internet Assessor, Internet Judge (US only), Labeling Editor (US only), and BT Segmentation Editor. I can vouch for the company’s legitimacy, because I know someone who recently started working for Lionbridge, and I am in the process of testing for one of these positions myself. Of course, my ultimate goal is to work from home and be my own boss. But, until that happens, I figure if I have to work for someone else I may as well do it from home in my PJ’s while drinking way too much coffee. Read on for more information about these positions.
Every month brings new adventures. This month, I returned to work—I was asked to come back to the job from which I was laid off. This upset the routine that I was developing, which was probably a good thing. When I look back at my month of unemployment, I realize that I blew it. I could have done so much more with my time and made great progress in many areas, but instead, so many other things flooded in to fill my time void. It wasn’t a total loss; I started working on implementing the Getting Things Done system (which also got slightly derailed when I returned to work), and I got more focused on making replacement money—extra income that will eventually allow me to quit my job. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I consider myself an idea person. I suspect that most entrepreneurs or enterprising individuals probably consider themselves the same. If you’re in that category, then I suggest that you surf on over to Dane’s Carlson’s Business Opportunity Weblog. His site is a treasure-trove of start-up opportunities and real-life stories. It’s just the kind of site for people looking for a little inspiration or stimulation for their own enterprising ideas.
BOW has been serving the entrepreneur community since 2001. From the “About” page, the site is described as “a moderated list of legitimate business opportunities for entrepreneurs. It is presented like a weblog with chronological archives and extensive outbound links.” Continue reading
Let me start by telling you what this post is NOT about. If you’ve spent any time at all scouring the internet for work-from-home opportunities, then you’ve probably run across something like this at least 53 times:
How would you like to make an extra $1,000 every day for simply typing a few lines? Everybody else’s program is a big fat scam, but if you pay me $29.99 you’ll have access to the real deal. We’ll send you a special password to our super-secret members only area, and then you’ll be super-special and super-rich by the end of next week. Really. You can trust me because I’m super rich. I mean, from typing jobs, not from suckers people paying me $29.99 to find out about my scam unique program. Just look at these really nifty Photoshopped images of my paychecks below.
You get the idea. Don’t freak out yet, there are legitimate opportunities to make money typing from home (hang on, I’ll get to that in a sec). What’s the deal with the ads like the one above? Basically, it’s affiliate marketing at it’s worst. You’ll more than likely be told to sign up for any and all affiliate programs and products you can find, and then spend hours a day typing ads for those products and spamming every conceivable nook and cranny of the internet with your ads. Typically, it involves typing up a bunch of short text ads and plastering those ads all over free ad sites like Craigslist, and spamming the comments section of other people’s blogs. This is not my idea of a legitimate work from home typing opportunity. This is NOT what this post is about.
A Note About Comment Spam: If I write a post about my poor 90-year old grandma getting run over by a John Deere tractor and losing both legs and a pinky finger, and you leave a comment like this:
“Wow, cool post. I really enjoyed reading it. You should check this out: [insert your completely unrelated affiliate link here]”
Then you’re guilty of comment spam. Don’t spam my blog post with your ads. If you do, I’ll delete your comment faster than … something really fast. Ok, ‘nuff said. Let’s move on to the real, legitimate, super-duper Typing thingamajigger.
A while back I posted a review about working from home as a call center agent, and gave you a list of nifty links to a bunch of companies that hire work from home agents. One of them was Convergys.
According to a recent article in The Colorado Springs Gazette, Convergys is looking to expand its home agent program. They’re hoping to recruit 2,000 more work-at-home call center agents this year. So, if you’ve been on the fence thinking about trying out this type of opportunity, now might be a great time to give it a go!
Read the full article from The Colorado Springs Gazette HERE.