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Offline Morthen

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Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:34:10 PM »
It's something I have always been interested in. But they all seem to be scams like, yeah you can make online money if you pay X amount of dollars first for our guide or something.

So I'm just curious as to if there are really any legitimate online jobs. I figured this would be a good place to start and ask.


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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 10:42:47 PM »
In 2006 I started an online book buying and selling business that was very successful.   I ended up selling the business because it grew to the point of being a full time job - and I already had a full time job.   I built a website (www.webuyyourbooks.com) and started buy books and selling them online through Amazon.com.   It started in my basement and grew so quickly that I had to move into a warehouse.    I would typically buy books at anywhere from 10% to 30% of what they were selling for used on Amazon and turned around and sold them on line.   Its by no means a get rich quick opportunity and in fact its a lot of work.   But it is online and something you can do from home.   When I sold the business we were buying and selling about 250 books a day.   

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 11:10:38 PM »
Online poker.  Many people make very nice profits (50-100k+/yr) just by playing low to mid stakes poker 4-6 hours a day.  

It takes a lot of hard work, study, and hours of experience to become a winning player.  It's not something I'd recommend to the highly risk averse if you plan to make a full time job of it, however; it can be very rewarding in a monetary and non-monetary sense, i.e. spend more time at home, you're your own boss, set your own hours, etc.

Like any job it also has its drawbacks.  Poker is a lonely profession and it can be easy to pick up bad habits like not eating well, not exercising, and gambling (prop bets, sports betting, blackjack, etc.),

As with any self-employment/investment venture, you must be highly disciplined and learn things like bankroll management, setting a stop-loss, being honest with yourself and forcing yourself to analyze your play with hand tracking programs, and controlling "tilt" (not letting emotions cloud your judgement and logic).

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 11:35:01 PM »
I just want to make more money than I am now. and the Job market in mesa is not so great
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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 02:22:29 AM »
Support.com is a legit WFH employer if you're qualified.
ChaCha is also a legit employer, W9 contractor positions for, basically, online question-answerers.
Those are all I know of personally.

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 07:58:40 AM »
I've been working from home for almost four years now.  The only thing I found ligit is call center work from home.  I made a living but I hated the work.  I started a leather crafting business which is about half my income and slowly growing.  There arn't any instant income things worth your time.  I've found that I just have to be diligent and stick with it.  I heard Medical Transcription was legit so I paid for a course but it just didn't turn me on.  For me I had to find my passion ..

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 09:28:34 PM »
Wow, Todd!  Good for you.  That is a very creative idea!

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 09:10:34 PM »
Some people hate it...but Amway Global is working for me and my team(s).  It isn't always work at home...especially lately for me, I dusted off the cards and added some magic to my promotions, I have fun doing it a few days a month...

Definately not a plan A from the get go, but can lead to that.

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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 10:10:17 PM »
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Re: Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
I have been working for 3 yrs from home for NTI, Natl Telecommuting Institute, and I'm on a permanent contract for AAA. This company only hires folks who have disabilities. Pay isn't great but the job works well for me because I can work from bed when too sick to "show up" for work otherwise.

 http://jobsearch.about.com/u/reviews/jobsdatabases/jobsitereviews/Work-at-Home-No-Scams.htm

 http://www.workathomenoscams.com/

This is actually where I first heard of NTI. Eddies website is amazing. You just have to check it out. He categorizes opportunities by type and gives detailed reviews, often with videos.
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Re: Is there any legitimate work from home online type jobs?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 06:17:26 PM »
There are many IT jobs where you can work from home with some travel into the office here and there.  Of course you need to have IT skills but if you do and your good you certainly can find something.
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