Tag: Work From Home Jobs

WAHM: 1000’s of Work At Home Jobs – A Roundup Of Some Of The Best Work From Home Sites

WAHM Jobsite RoundupHey Mama, are you trying to find a job that you can do from home, but are a bit daunted by all the options? Are you unsure where to find quality jobs vs. getting caught up in garbage and scams? There are now tens of thousands of work from home jobs out there and there are dozens of great places to find them!

The following is a simple list of 4 sites that will give you 100s of listings each and that have a good reputation for providing decent job postings:

LinkedIn – If you are serious about getting a work from home / remote job, you need to create a way to legitimize yourself and get found. If you do not already have an account on LinkedIn, get one. Then setup your profile and resume. Lastly, start looking for jobs. Just go to the Jobs link and type in a search like – Remote Jobs, Work From Home Jobs, or Remote + the city you live in.

Rat Race Rebellion – Silly name, but these guys do a great job of vetting out most of the junk and finding jobs that you and I would want to do. I have already applied for a few jobs myself this past week (that pay $18 or more per hour).

The Penny Hoarder – A similar site to my own, but they have a whole load of people working for them, so they list hundreds of jobs throughout their posts.

Remote.com – Someone got smart with the name on this one! Mostly Tech and Professional level work.

Let me know if you find a great WAH Job!

I use these sites to pull out the best jobs each week to post onto my Work From Home Moms Group.

WAHM: How To Get A Few Things You Can’t Afford By Doing Mystery Shopping

WAHM: Legit Jobs

As a follow-up to last month’s article about finding legitimate, work from home jobs that weren’t MLMs / Sales jobs, I wanted to delve more into the world of Mystery Shopping, since this was something I had personal experience with.

I had heard about Mystery Shopping before, but did really grasp its legitimacy as paid work until I decided to do a little research.  It turns out that there are many professional shop companies out there, maybe even 100!  However, there are also scam companies out there. To be sure you have a legitimate company, you want one that is listed with the MSPA – Mystery Shopping Association and/or SASSI (Available shops through JobSlinger). You never need to pay anything to register or shop with a company. The MSPA does offer certification training for a small fee, but it is NOT required for most companies (they just give preference to certified shoppers).

It Takes Work

I need to make it clear that Mystery Shopping is work. You have to learn quickly, retain a list of facts, have good observational skills, and good writing skills. It takes me about 1/2 to 2 hours to prepare for a shop, depending on complexity. The actual shop can take 10 minutes or a couple of hours. The report after the shop takes 1/2 hour t0 2 hours. During the shop, unless you have a photographic memory (I do not), you have to find a way to take notes w/o being seen so that you remember all the important facts of the shop.  I did one shop for a major grocery store chain, which I was going to shop at anyway, and I had to visit every department in the store and: note the exact time, the name of the worker in the department, what they were wearing, how the department looked, and much more! I was sneaking notes on the back of my shopping list continually.  I was pretty tired by the end of the shop.

Many Reimburse vs. Pay

I actually decided to take Mystery Shopping seriously when, the first company I registered for happened to have a shop for a prescription reimbursement up to $50. Since the adults in our family do not have health insurance, this was a great find. This was a quick shop with 30 minute prep, the time it took to fill my prescription, and about 30 minutes to fill out the post shop form.  Our prescription was only for $20, but was still worth the work it took to get it reimbursed. I should note that most companies take about one month to pay and reimburse.

Getting What We Can’t Afford

That is how our family is now able to afford a few “small things” in life. Through mystery shopping I have:

  • Been paid anywhere from $20 – 75 for the shop
  • Been reimbursed for an oil change that we needed and some clothing that we didn’t so much need:-)

I will continue to do a few shops per month. I have seen shops to:

  • Get paid to test drive a car
  • Get reimbursed for a nice dinner or hotel
  • Get reimbursed and paid for a coffee shop and similar for fast food restaurants
  • Get paid to shop cell phones
  • Get reimbursed for beauty products

I would be happy to answer any questions I can about mystery shopping and I would love to hear your mystery shop stories.

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WAHM: Legit, Non-MLM Work At Home Jobs

WAHM: Legit Jobs
WAHM: Legit Jobs
100’s of jobs at Rat Race Rebellion

I have been blessed by a friend who passed me one simple link. A link to a site that has been vetting and making connections with real companies that provide real, work from home, in your PJs, with your children playing quietly type jobs. Companies like Amazon.com, American Express and LionBridge are just a few. For those that just want to move onto the jobs, here is the link: Rat Race Rebellion. I recommend signing up for the email newsletter.

For those that would like a little more information first, here is an overview of what is available on the site.

Types of jobs available include: Accounting, virtual admins, blogging, call center and customer service, teaching and education, healthcare, legal, medical transcription, mystery shopping, technical, translation, web testing, editing, and writing.

Companies include:  Pizza Hut, Amazon.com, LionBridge, American Express Travel, Intuit, PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Airlines, Crushable, Apple, Best Western Hotels, CenturyLink, Cruise.com, Hilton, HSN, Blackboard, MySQL, About.com, Textbroker, and Yahoo. There are a few 100 more.

The two areas that interested me most when I went to the site is the listing of legitimate Mystery Shopping Companies and the listing for all the corporations that have work from home call centers. These I have looked into a little more than the other areas.

If you click on the link on the upper left corner – Today’s Screened Job Leads – you get exactly that (with some ads throughout the page as that is how they make their money).

Obviously, you still have to double-check anything you would apply to. These guys really appear to be doing their research, but they can make mistakes.

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