Working from Home

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If you're computer-minded, or just developing an interest, this may be the way to go. Consider the following career options:

  • Computer engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Desktop publishing specialist
  • Webmaster
  • Web designer

You can find job listings on or by selecting the Internet and Computers categories and typing in "telecommuting" as a search word.

Even if you haven't been bitten by the computer bug, there are many work-at-home or flexible job options available such as:

  • Paralegal or legal assistant
  • Writer, proofreader, or copyeditor
  • Bookkeeper or accountant
  • Loan or mortgage processor
  • Data entry person or word processor
  • Market researcher or telemarketer
  • Salesperson or recruiter

If there's something you really love to do, go for it! One of the biggest areas in the home-based business category is selling your own services. With very little cash outlay, the chance to set your own hours, and the opportunity to do something that you enjoy and know well, a service-based business may be your best bet. Some sample ideas:

  • Home day-care center
  • Neighborhood gardener
  • Typing service
  • Bookkeeping service
  • Pet sitting/walking service
  • Repair service
  • Apartment finder

Do you have a knack for the latest dances? Do people tell you that you should have your own cooking show? Do you know another language? Perhaps you should consider teaching. Many talented individuals have had wonderful, fulfilling experiences as teachers in their area of expertise. Instruction could be your ticket to success and flexible hours.

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