Figure out your goals. What do you want to accomplish working at home? Do you want to be home with your children? Do you wnat to make more money and how much a month? Set a reasonable goal of how much you'd like to make a month that works for you.
Next, figure out what your best skills are. Are you good at customer service? Office Administration? Writing? Check out job boards like www.WAHM.com, www.mymommybiz.com, and www,wplh that will give you great advice and links to jobs.
Apply, apply, apply. Apply to as many jobs in your field as you can. It takes time and patience, but with hard work and perseverance, your efforts will be rewarded.
When it comes to working at home, you will find that most jobs require high-speed. For a reason. High-speed interent is so much faster than dial-up. It can download articles in seconds where on dial-up, it could take a few minutes. You can watch streaming video, talk on the phone, and check your e-mail all at the same time. With dial-up, you have to be off the computer for the phone to work. With dial-up, many telecommuting jobs are unavailable as you have to be able to talk on the phone and be on the computer.
From my expereince the best job sites out there have to be www.liveops.com, www.workingsol.com (Working Solutions), and www.west.com, and www.willowcsn.com, now known as Arise.
LiveOps is a great company that does inbound csr. They work with a variety of clients. You do have to pay a $30 background fee.
Working Solutions performs a variety of work for its clients from data entry to csr to research. The pay is great and the hours are flexible. Once you have applied, expect a wait before you are accepted.
West is inbound customer service with pay per minute rates. They work with a variety of very well-known clients and the hours are also flexible. Once you have applied and gone through the interview, you may also expect a wait to be contacted.
Willow or Arise is the ultimate is customer service. In order to work with this great company that gives you an unbelievable client list, you have to become incorporated, which can run $100 + Basically, you become your own business.
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