A friend of my cousin keeps on bugging me on how to land a legit work from home job on the internet and being able to work from the comfort of her own home. I taught her the basics of online job hunting and how to sell herself to a number of online job markets. She was excited at first but after a couple of days she lost interest over a few rejections.
When I bumped into her after a few months I asked her how she is. She said she’s still having financial troubles, if only she could have a legit work from home job like mine. Working at home and being with my toddler at the same time. I told her she would never find a job unless she’ll go online and apply for jobs. It won’t magically appear in front of you in just a single zap of a wand. Your dream job is just waiting for you, however it is persistence that will get you there.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.” –Calvin Coolidge
So, if you think you have the right amount of talent, skills and persistence, you might try to consider the following legitimate online jobs which allow you to work from home:
1. Virtual Assistant
As a virtual assistant, your work is to assist a client to run his business for them while staying virtual. You can work as freelancer, be a full time employee in a company or own a virtual assistant business. You can be contracted for one project or it can be a continuing job as long as the employer is offering a legit work from home job opportunity.
2. Medical Transcriptionist
This is a demanding job and companies often require their applicants to have an experience or training from certain schools. Being a medical transcriptionist involves listening to a dictation from doctors and typing them word for word. There is a high demand for good medical transcriptionist however the challenge of the job lies on how well you understand medical terms, difficult accents and slur words.
3. Tech support specialist
This is considered as one of the top three “best-bet work-at-home jobs” by the Naked Truth About Making Money at Home. Call centers have been hiring technical support specialists to work at home. The demand for computer support specialists were increasing rapidly faster compared to any other occupations which is expected to rise by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, this is according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
4. Travel Agent
Operating a home-based travel agency is a lucrative business venture according to Tom Ogg the founder of HomeBased TravelAgent.com. The industry is growing massively with travel agents working from home earning $100,000 or more a year. “A solid business concept and plan focused on profitability will take you a long way to achieving your monetary goals”, says Ogg on this legit work from home job opportunity.
5. Franchise Owner
For an initial investment, franchises may offer a ready-made business with brand awareness, a system and a territory, says Leslie Truex, founder of the website WorkAtHomeSuccess.com. She advises considering businesses that target the over-50 crowd or the self-employed, involve health and wellness, relate to the “green” movement, or involve electronic or online devices (i.e., accessories, applications).
So there you have it. Legit work from home jobs do exist. But as always, you need to be prepared to work hard and put in the hours, even if you can do it from the comfort of your own home.