20+ Home Employment Opportunities to Help Get You Off Grid
Most people have the dream of being able to earn money conveniently and not deal with morning commutes, concrete jungles and over-populated cities. Working from your residence gives you the opportunity to live in remote areas but still make revenue. The advancement of cell phone data towers and satellite connectivity allows you take advantage of being self-sustained using the internet without leaving your front door. Being a prepper, most can’t afford to have two locations (home + bug out property). Supporting yourself makes it possible to make your home your bug out property – away from the population centers.
You really have to do your homework when checking these types of gigs. Be diligent in reading reviews, asking questions and even looking at their related social media outlets to make sure people are saying good things about them. Most of these are lower wage, but if you combine a few of the opportunities you can make a decent living without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Virtual call center provider using home-based customer service agents. They charge $45 for a required background check. Not really my cup of tea, but it is working from home and you are making money.
Doing paid surveys. This can be a little time consuming, but proven to generate revenue. You just take online surveys and they pay you.
Be a home agent providing customer care, human resources and billing services.
Online mock juries and focus groups allow large groups of people to help attorneys determine case value, develop case themes, find the facts to emphasize, and learn “public” attitudes. Definitely a different and interesting take. Not sure of the pay out amounts per month though.
Find clients and freelance jobs offered by small businesses to do freelance web design, programming, SEO, graphic design, writing and more. If you have web experience or can teach yourself – you can generate revenue freelancing. From my experience you have to work dirt cheap due to foreigners from India bidding low on jobs, however you get what you pay for.
Get paid to write product reviews, both favorable and negative. Some users report earning $100 or more annually from this site. Not a big earner, but if it’s not time intensive you can add an extra hundred bucks to your account.
People share things they’re willing to do for $5. The low price is often a loss leader allowing a contractor to develop a client base for their particular area of expertise. Apparently there’s a market to make money here – you don’t have to do work for $5 – you can charge extra for more bells and whistles. I’ve actually hired a few people off there – not bad.
- Google Opinion Rewards
Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits. Credits are better than nothing if you have some spare time I suppose and the good news is, Google will always follow through their promises.
Great for nurses! Call center company that provides clinical and non-clinical telephone services to health plans, healthcare providers, and care managers nationwide. Anyone who is not a qualified nurse needs to work at one of their their bricks-and-mortar call centers, not from home.
Virtual call center using remote and home-based agents. All applicants are required to undergo a mandatory background check that costs $50. For an optional fee of $175, a more extensive background check allows you to work with specific Fortune 200 companies that have partnered with LiveOps.com. You also have to install a second, dedicated, telephone landline for this work — only to be used for LiveOps work.
Provides online case review and juror feedback services to attorneys – not sure of the pay out.
Market your services in your local area to provide services for others.
Customer service opportunities. Includes paid training, paid background checks, and no hidden fees.
Market your services in your local area to run errands for others. For example, if you’re good at building Ikea furniture, you might position yourself as a “rabbit” who gets the furniture at the store and then assembles it for others.
An online magazine for stay-at-home moms.
Offers remote contract opportunities for retired insurance industry workers.
Be an “at-home-agent,” with duties including obtaining, entering and verifying customer information, answering questions, resolving issues, explaining sales features or offering additional products or services. (Some users have reported being asked for their Social Security number when filling out the Work Opportunity Tax Credit [WOTC] info. However, filling out the WOTC is strictly voluntary — not required.)
Hires independent contractor home-agents to provide sales and customer service. Home-agents earn anywhere from $8-$20 per hour, depending on the program.
An active discussion forum where you’ll discover lots of job leads. Great resource!
Market yourself as a consultant based on your area of expertise. (Unlike other sites, Zintro requires the hiring business to put the money it intends to pay a freelancer into escrow. Once the work is completed, Zintro releases the money into the freelancer’s account, generally through PayPal.)
Market research services for professional marketing researchers, including online focus groups, hosted focus groups and online surveys.
It may require doing more than one of these to get your income level up to where you want it, but it beats the alternative. Hopefully this helps get you started out in the right direction!