Times are tough right now and you, like almost everyone else, would like to have some extra money coming in to help out with the bills. You’ve got a full time job or maybe you’re a stay at home Mum and you would really like to find a part time work at home job that could help out even temporarily.
You’ve seen all the scams about stuffing envelopes or assembling products or doing billing for overseas companies and you know they’re just so much rot. You’ve searched the ‘help wanted’ ads and there are part time jobs but nothing that lets you work from home. So short of starting a home based business is there any way to make part time work at home a reality?
Well the answer is yes there is. Actually there are thousands of people doing it today and making as much, or as little as they need. It’s called freelancing, outsourcing or contracting. It’s not about work at home scams it is all about buying services from you that are very real.
Large and small businesses both have been outsourcing work for years and now with advances in technology it has become even more common. As this contracting business grew, websites stated to appear will the sole purpose of putting buyers and providers together. One of the best known freelance sites is Elance.com which typically has over 30,000 contract jobs posted each month.
Initially these outsourced jobs were mostly technical in nature like programmers and database managers. That’s all changed. Today there is even a job category of Administrative Support and includes jobs for virtual assistants, researchers, transcriptionists, data entry, event planners and on and on. Pay in this category is typically hourly or flat rate for a specific project. This is a great place to explore for a part time work at home jobs.
If you don’t want to have to make the commitment in time and deadlines that most outsourced jobs require, you can look at other sites that will let you work as much or as little as you like. Quite frankly these sites offer pretty much brainless work and don’t pay very well but you can pick up a few extra dollars each month. Amazon owns one called MTurk.com that has a wide variety of jobs that call for repetitive tasks and is a good place to try if you don’t have much time to spare.
There is of course the option of creating your own part time work at home opportunity. You can start your own internet marketing business but understand you really have to be careful with who you affiliate with or it could cost you a substantial amount of money. There are highly reputable programs that will help you get started and teach you how to market and these can turn out to be much more lucrative than any other part time job you’ll ever find.
Part time work at home jobs are out there, you just have to do a little hunting.