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Working from home has become the new American Dream for many people.

If you've ever been stuck in traffic on your way to a long day at your boring corporate job - then it might be your dream too.

Last year I started looking for information on work from home jobs and was surprised at how many choices there are.

Many companies now hire Inbound and Outbound Customer Service Agents to work from home. Most companies require that you have a quiet workspace with high speed internet access and a regular phone line (no VOIP or other internet phone). Training is provided either online or at a corporate facility before the home position begins. The forums at have a wealth of information on the companies that offer these jobs and other work-at-home opportunities.

There are several sites where employers list freelance jobs they have available.
Guru primarily has web programming and writing jobs. Elance and GetAFreelancer offer more copywriting and content writing positions. You might find medical transcription and data entry jobs also. If you are a programmer or coder you should check out ScriptLance, RentACoder or ProgrammingBids. Competition for jobs is tough on these sites so you need to check in often and apply or bid on jobs as quickly as possible after they are posted.

Many people think they would like a work-from-home data entry position. Sounds good - you don't have to worry about noise from the kids or pets like you would on a phone job and you can have more flexibility in your schedule. Probably because it does sound attractive - there are a lot of scam sites offering this type of job. When looking at job listing for this type of position be sure that the company name and contact information is listed. The offering should include details like the type of payment (set hourly or flat fee), what type of data entry (entry into Excel spreadsheet, Outlook, etc) and the timeframe for the project.

Another interesting way to make some extra money from home is serving as an e-juror. Several companies will pay nominal fees to home-based e-jurors, ranging from $10 to $60, depending on the length of the e-trial. For more information go to

Remember - most of the online jobs you will find listed on these sites are either part-time or single project jobs. They are not meant to replace a full-time salary and rarely have any medical benefits. But if you're financially able - and ready to leave the corporate world -- start searching for your American Dream job!

Transitioning to a work from home position can be difficult. It's wonderful to be home but there can be a lot of distractions.
The link below is to an article from a great UK site - A Working Mum and gives some excellent advice on how to overcome these problems.
Working From Home


I've always loved books. So whenever I want to learn about something new I look for current books on the subject.

Here are some up-to-date books on working from home - all were published in 2008 or 2009. I hope you will find them helpful. --Mom

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