Work-from-home strategy

Working and making money from home can be 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 :

The mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive, and there’s no reason that feeling should be lost when telecommuting. When working from home, do all the things you’d do to prepare for an office role: Set your alarm, make (or go get) coffee, and wear nice clothes. Internet browsers like Google Chrome even allow you to set up multiple accounts with different toolbars on the top — for example, a toolbar for home and a separate toolbar for work.

Writer, Editor, or Proofreader: Everyone says you’re a fantastic writer, so isn’t it about time you got paid? According to Durst, Good writing is in demand, especially for online content. Good freelance writing websites to find job listings include JournalismJobs.com, upwork.com, and MediaBistro.com. If you have experience as a copy editor, writer, or proofreader, go to editfast.com to find freelance opportunities in these areas. Rates average at $32, $28, and $26 an hour for remote writing, editing, and proofreading jobs, respectively.

Get dressed. “I find that the most important thing for me is to keep a regular routine and to shower and dress every day as if I were going to an actual office,” says Jenifer Kramer, Principal of West Hollywood, California-based Jenerosity Marketing. Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing, agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. “Getting dressed makes the home office more like a real office, and tells and reminds everyone, especially you, that even though you may be sitting on the sofa reading, browsing the Web, or talking on the phone, that you are actually working,” she says. See extra info at Looking For Work-from-home Opportunities.

Upwork is one of the largest all-in-one freelance platforms. It’s free to join and you can bid on up to 30 projects each month plus receive invitations to interview for other job proposals. You can connect with clients for nearly any online task including freelance writing, graphic design, data entry, customer service, computer coding, translation, and legal services. There is a 10-day holding period from the time the client approves your work (milestone) to when you can collect payment. Once your available balance is at least $100, you can request payment via direct deposit or PayPal.

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