Many Americans are interested in legitimate work-from-home job opportunities.
Common reasons include job loss, pay cuts, quarantines and stay-at-home orders. Your kids may be home from school and you can’t find safe and healthy childcare. Even if you still have a job, you might want to earn some extra spending money or some cash to pay down debt. Maybe you just want something to do in your spare time.
Working from home provides many benefits. You can save time and frustration by avoiding the daily commute. You can work from anywhere in the country. You can work flexible hours. You can run errands in the middle of the day.
But, beware of work-from-home job scams. Never, ever pay money to get a job or to get a list of job opportunities. If you have to pay money to get money, it’s probably a scam. Try Googling the name of the company and the word “scam” to see if there are complaints about the company.
Nevertheless, there are many good opportunities for part-time jobs and side gigs.
Interest in legitimate work-from-home jobs has grown during the pandemic.
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Sell Stuff Online
You can earn some quick cash by selling your stuff. Consider selling anything you haven’t used in over a year.
You can also create new stuff – like crafts, jewelry and even origami – to sell online.
Popular marketplaces include ebay, craigslist, Etsy and OfferUp. Etsy is well known for selling crafts. OfferUp was previously known as LetGo.
You can sell gently used clothing through Poshmark, TheRealReal and ThredUP.
You can sell used mobile phones through Gazelle.
You can sell unused gift cards through CardCash and Cardpool.
Before selling stuff online, check whether similar items sell well. Ebay
, for example, lets you search for recently sold items to see how much they’ve sold for.
Tasks are simple jobs that anybody can do. But, working a task job can be tedious and repetitive and, frankly, boring. Careful attention to detail is often necessary.
Remember those Captcha images of cars, mountains and trees that are designed to distinguish real people from bots? Well, somebody has to label those images. That’s an example of a task.
Sources of task work include Amazon Mechanical Turk, Appen, Clickworker, EasyShift and TaskRabbit.
Delivering and Moving Stuff
If you are able-bodied, you can get a job delivering and moving stuff. It can be a good way of earning money and working out at the …….