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37 Proven Ways to Make Extra Money at Home Without Getting a Regular Job

Want to make some extra money from home?

We’ve got 37 ways you can boost your bottom line — most of them you can do without even leaving your couch.

DISCLAIMER: This post is LONG — so we recommend you bookmark it and tackle a few things each day and watch it add up.

How much do you want to earn this week? This month? This year?

Get started with small steps today. You may be surprised how much you can make!

1. Make Money Off Your Love for Disney


😂  😂  😂

We’ve come to realize people who like Disney aren’t casual about it. Disney fans friggin’ love everything about the company: movies, rides, costumes, characters, you name it.

Did you know you could cash in on that lifetime of cherished memories?

We keep an eye on open casting calls, and we see calls for Disney movies and commercials all the time, all over the world. We even found a work-from-home opportunity with the Disney Store!

Could there be a better way to earn money than by working for the most magical place on Earth?

Keep an eye out for these casting calls — Disney always has something going on. These are our favorite sites:

And if you want to keep up with what we find, follow The Penny Hoarder Jobs on Facebook.

2. Stop Deleting Your Emails

‘Nuff said.

It turns out that deleting your emails could be costing you serious money. Intrigued?

Paribus is a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up, and once you do, they will scan your email archives for any receipts.

If it discovers you’ve purchased something from Amazon, Target or one of the other 16 retailers listed on their website, it will track the item’s price and issue you a refund anytime there’s a price drop!

You don’t have to do anything!

3. Get Paid to Share Your Opinions

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Hard to argue with her…

OK, we’re probably not the first to admit surveys aren’t the best way to make extra money. But if you’re just lounging, why not put that time to use?

You can just click a few buttons — no one has to know you got paid without even getting dressed today.

Vip Voice and Ipsos Panel are legitimate paid survey companies (both with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau). You might recognize the name Ipsos from the news, because they conduct a lot of presidential polling.

Some top-end surveys can pay up to $95, but those are going to take some time, and they don’t come around often. Most will pay $1-$2 and take about 10 minutes to complete.

You could earn $100 or more a month just doing surveys during commercial — or bathroom — breaks!

4. Get a $5 Bonus When You Download Stash

ways to make extra money Stash

No more excuses. It’s time to start adulting.

We’re kind of obsessed with Stash around here (and not just because it gives you $5).

We love that anyone can use Stash to start investing. You don’t have to have an MBA or even make it all the way through “The Big Short” to understand how to invest with this app.

You just choose from a set of simple portfolios reflecting your beliefs, interests and goals, and it does the rest.

To get the $5 bonus:

  1. Click this link and enter your email here.
  1. Download the Stash app on your smartphone, and set up your account with the same email address. Within two business days, you’ll see the bonus added to your account.

For what it’s worth, though, “The Big Short” is worth your time. It has Ryan Gosling in a tailored suit and Margot Robbie in a bubble bath.

5. Get Out of the House, and Drive With Uber

ways to make extra money Uber

This could be us…

If you want to work for yourself without sacrificing human interaction, Uber is a great way to do it! Get out of the house and meet new people every day.

As an Uber driver partner, you set your own schedule and decide when and how long you want to work each day. So how much you can earn is up to you.

You get 80% of everything you earn as a driver (Uber keeps 20%).

If you want to give it a try there’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Have three years’ driving experience
  • Have an in-state driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check
  • You car must be a four-door and seat at least four passengers
  • Your car must be registered in state and covered by in-state insurance

Here’s a link to apply with Uber.

6. Sell Your Unnecessary Clutter

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Lucky mom!

For virtually anything, you can use letgo. This intuitive app lets you snap a photo and upload your item in less than 30 seconds. Not only does it remove a lot of the hassle of selling things online, it’s also 100% free to use.

Have a bunch of movies or CDs collecting dust on a shelf? Clear some space to help you breathe, and put that old stuff to work for you.

Decluttr will pay you for these items — plus your Blu-rays, video games and other electronics like cell phones, tablets, game consoles and iPods.

Seriously, it’s time to let “Jagged Little Pill” go. Or at least sign up for Spotify.

And those textbooks probably cost you a fortune in the first place. You might as well make a little money back, now that you’ve put college behind you.

You can sell used textbooks through online textbook buyback company Bookscouter. Just search using your book’s ISBN, and the site will connect you with more than 25 of the best-paying and most reputable buyback companies online.

7. Your Medical Condition Could Get You Up to $100

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And they can make bank, too!

Unfortunately, there’s no cure for psoriasis, and as many as 7.5 million Americans live with the disease. That’s about 2.5% of us — so if you’ve got it, you’re not alone.

Here’s a way for you to get a little payback for your suffering — and help others while you’re at it.

You can earn $5-$100 taking online surveys and contribute to advancements in medical treatment — without even leaving your couch!

– Migraines – If you’ve never had a migraine, be glad you can just take my word for it: They really, really suck. Local research studies may offer payment/compensation up to $625 (learn more here). These studies help doctors discover better ways to treat — and hopefully eliminate — migraines. 

– Cluster Headaches — If a doctor has diagnosed you with a cluster headache, you could qualify for a variety of studies that pay up to $300, depending on the study and number of study visits. You may also receive no-cost study-related care for the length of the study. (Learn more here.)

– Rheumatoid Arthritis – Do you wake up really stiff in the morning? That’s one common sign of rheumatoid arthritis, which affects more than 1.3 million Americans — 75% of whom are women.

If you have rheumatoid arthritis in the knee or hip and are otherwise healthy, you may qualify for studies offering compensation up to $625 depending on the number of study visits. You can find more info here.

Just a head’s up, you’ll need to provide a valid phone number and see a study doctor to see if you are eligible, and complete the study-required visits, before you’ll be compensated for participating.

8. Get a Free $10 Gift Card When You Shop Through MyPointsways to make extra money Mypoints

Got something to say?

You’re not going to believe us when we tell you you can get paid for shopping and sharing your opinions, but it’s true.

Have you heard of MyPoints? It’s a cash-back site that lets you earn rewards by shopping online, printing coupons and taking paid surveys.

MyPoints’ shopping portal is an instant way to save on everything you buy at thousands of retailers. For example, you’ll get up to 5% cash back on purchases in some categories on Amazon.

Plus you’ll get a free $10 gift card just for signing up. Here’s how to get it:

  1. Sign up for MyPoints here using your email address (it’s free).
  1. Use the MyPoints portal the next time you need to shop online. You can shop thousands of stores, including major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Target.
  1. Make a purchase of $20 or more within 30 days, and MyPoints will reward you with 1,750 bonus points, which you can redeem for a $10 gift card to a retailer of your choice.

You’ll also receive invitations to surveys you may qualify for, and you’ll earn extra points for completing those.

9. Download These Apps

ways to make extra money pajamas

Why not make it every day?

Did you know you could earn money just for having certain apps on your smartphone? It’s one of the simplest ways we can think of to set up a passive income stream!

Companies want to know how people are using their phones, and they’re willing to pay for the information.

These apps collect data from your phone and help them better understand web and mobile usage — like when you’re browsing, how long you stay on sites or use apps, and what types of sites and apps are popular (or not).

So, you get paid to use your phone like you normally would: to ignore the people around you.

And the data is reported anonymously, so don’t worry; no one will tell your boss how much time you’re spending on Facebook!

Install these apps, and you could earn $400 a year or more:

– ShopTracker – If you’re a regular Amazon shopper, you can earn money each month contributing to research to help companies understand what people are buying online. Download and connect this to your Amazon account. They’ll instantly send you a free $3 Visa gift card, plus another $3 for every month you keep it installed.

– Nielsen Mobile Panel for Ages 45+ – if you have a smartphone and you’re 45 years of age or older, this Nielsen panel will pay you $50/year to keep this app on your cell phone.

10. Start Investing With $1 Today

ways to make extra money clink

Our pleasure!

Do you ignore opportunities to start investing because you don’t think you have enough money? You could be missing out.

We found an app called Clink that lets you invest in the stock market with just $1 a day. Plus, you’ll get a free $5 bonus to invest just for downloading the app.

And you don’t have to be a financial genius to get started. (We even have writers who figured out how to invest with this app…)

Clink does the heavy-lifting for you. You’ll link your bank account and decide how much you want to invest and how often — daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, and it’ll handle the rest.

To get the $5 bonus:

  1. Enter your email here to download the Clink smartphone app.
  1. Set up your account with the same email address. Use the promo code: PH2016

11. Provide Customer Service — in Your PJs

ways to make extra money customer service WFH

This guy takes casual Friday to a whole new level.

Have you ever considered doing customer service from the comfort of your home? An increasing number of companies are hiring work-from-home customer service reps, instead of running call centers.

These jobs can be full– or part-time and offer a variety of schedules, including daytime, evening and weekend shifts with a range of pay depending on the position and location.

Your job is usually to answer customer questions over the phone or via online chat. You may find sales positions that include higher pay and performance incentives; or technical support positions, which are best if you’re tech-savvy and have an interest in helping people understand technology.

You should enjoy helping people, though! You know how a bad customer service call can totally ruin your day? You don’t want to be the bad rep on the other end of that call.

If you don’t like working with customers, keep an eye out for other work-from-home jobs at these job sites.

12. Apply for a Job With One of These Companies

ways to make extra money online tutoring

‘Nuff said.

Work-from-home companies can get a bad reputation. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams out there that take advantage of your desire to make money online.

It’s not fair.

So we did some research and put together a list of 16 legitimate companies that let you work from home and set your own schedule.

These all have a B+ or higher Better Business Bureau rating — and they span a variety of interests, so you should be able to find something to fit your skills and lifestyle.

13. Be an Image Reviewer for Shutterstock

Um, we call that winning, Alice.

Like looking at photos?

Mountain landscapes? Cats? Food? Funky illustrations? Your own face?

If you have some professional photography experience, but want a break from the field, a work-from-home job with Shutterstock could be perfect for you.

Shutterstock offers millions of royalty-free photos, illustrations and videos and has openings for work-from-home editorial image and illustration reviewers.

As a reviewer, you’ll check images to be sure they meet Shutterstock’s guidelines before hitting the online stock image or illustration catalog. You’ll work from home on a freelance basis for about 25-30 hours per week.

Interested? Apply here to review editorial images and here to review illustrations.

14. Hang Out With Cats and Dogs

ways to make extra money pet sitting

Not a bad way to make new friends!

Do you want to make extra money spending time with cats and dogs? Pet-sitting could be a great side gig.

Take a dog for a walk — or just stop by to keep them company while friends or family are out of town — and you could earn about $40. It’s a fun way to make some bank and get your Fido fix, especially if you can’t have a pet of your own.

Get an even closer connection — and more cash — by offering to watch pets overnight while their owners are out of town.

15. Sell Stuff Through Fulfillment by Amazon

ways to make extra money FBA beanie babies

I think it’s time to downsize…

We all knew those Beanie Babies and Furbies would be worth something one day, right?

Well, maybe they’re not the cash cows we hoped, but if you have a stock of toys or other items like this, you could make some money selling them through Fulfillment by Amazon. You provide the goods, and FBA handles the rest, from storage and shipping to customer satisfaction.

It’s one of the simplest ways to run an online business from home.

Choose from Amazon’s categories to sell anything you want, ideally something you know well.

The Penny Hoarder founder Kyle Taylor used to buy and resell toys, and he made $10,000 through FBA in November and December 2014!

FBA offers a great opportunity to do a little bit of work around other daily tasks. It’s perfect if you want to make extra money around raising kids, doing housework or even a day job — or just clear your basement and clear out those old collections.

16. Promote Stuff on Social Media

ways to make extra money groupon

You ought to get paid for this kind of praise!

Take a look at your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed. How many times do you mention products or brands you love?

If you’ve built a sizable following, you could be getting paid for those plugs.

It’s as simple as using the right link.

Many shopping sites like Ebates, Groupon and Zulily will give you cash or store credit for referring your family and friends to each service. It’s a great way to earn money for recommending things you’re sharing anyway.

17. Start a Blog

ways to make extra money blogging

We hear ya…

It’s definitely not a quick way to make money, but starting a blog can eventually help you earn extra money. If you enjoy writing, this is a super fun way to cash in on it.

You can blog about anything you want, so choose something you’re passionate about! Read our step-by-step guide to building an audience and making money from your blog. If you work hard, it could even replace your full-time income.

“As I worked to develop my blog, it began to attract advertisers,” says Cat Alford, blogger and mom of twins, told The Work at Home Woman.

“Now, I field emails (from advertisers) every day, and in the last three months, I’ve made a full-time income from my website after only making pocket change for several years,” Alford explains.

18. Sell Unused Gift Cards

ways to make extra money gift cards

It’s like a surprise gift from yourself!

More than $44 billion dollars in gift cards went unused between 2008-2014, according to the New York Post. We’ve got a much more productive way to put that money to use!

Sure, it’s disappointing to receive a gift you might not want. But if it’s a gift card, quietly thank the aunt (or other distant relative) who gave it to you for not trying too hard to buy something you wouldn’t have liked anyway.

It’s not cash, but a gift card is the next best thing — even if it’s for a store where you don’t usually shop.

That’s because you can sell it to someone who does want to shop at that store.

List your unused — or even partially-used — gift cards on a gift-card exchange site. Buyers use these sites to find a good deal on gift cards, and you get to turn that unwanted present into cash!

19. Rent Out Extra Baby Stuff With This App

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They seem so small…

Traveling with kids can be rewarding, but also very challenging. The goBaby app aims to make it a little easier on parents — while giving other parents the chance to make some extra cash.

Babies and young kids need a lot of stuff, apparently, to survive. Packing and hauling that stuff across airports, planes, trains and automobiles sucks, and it might even cost you extra money.

Through the goBaby app, New York City-based mother of two Natalie Kaminski created a parent-to-parent marketplace where traveling parents could rent baby gear like strollers, car seats and other items from local parents with the same to spare.

This Airbnb-style exchange for baby supplies is available in New York City and will be launching soon in Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago.

If you live in one of these cities, use the app to monetize your extra baby gear!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the app for free here.
  1. Take a photo of the item you want to rent out. Add a brief description, and set your price.
  1. Choose whether you’ll deliver the item or have the renter pick it up.
  1. Give the item to the renter, and get it back within the scheduled dates.
  1. Get paid. Repeat!

20. Get Paid to Lose Weight (Seriously!)

ways to make extra money healthywage

The one time you definitely want to be a real BIG loser.

Picture this: You step on the scale and finally see your goal weight.

Congratulations! But it gets even better.

You’re about to receive a generous check you can spend on a celebratory dress in your new size, use stock up on household necessities or wisely stick into your savings — all just for losing weight!

It’s not a fantasy. If you wager on your own commitment with HealthyWage, this could very well happen for you… as long as you stick to your guns and lose the weight.

Here’s how: Sign up for HealthyWage, and define a goal weight and a timeframe to achieve it. Place a monetary bet on yourself, between $20 to $500 a month.

HealthyWage’s calculator will consider how much weight you have to lose, how much time you give yourself to do it and how much money you wager to determine your reward. You could win up to $10,000!

21. Start a Freelance Business

ways to make extra money freelancing

Freelance life is simply the best.

If you’re dreaming of setting your own schedule, working in sweats most days (or even your underwear, we won’t tell) and letting your facial hair fill out without consequence, freelancing could be perfect for you.

It could be your full-time job or a part-time side gig — the beauty of freelancing is you get to choose your work and how much time to put into it.

You can start a freelance business based on any skill you want, but these are some of the most common areas:

  • Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Coaching

But don’t just start a business doing what sells!

You’re going to put a lot of time and effort into this, so it should probably be something you love. Find the service that fits what you enjoy doing, what you do best and what people are willing to pay you for.

Once you know the kind of work you want to do, follow our ultimate guide to starting a freelance business to take the next steps.

22. Earn Money Off Your Psychic Abilities From the Comfort of Your Home

ways to make extra money psychic

I see working from home in your future.

Do you have experience and skill in any of these metaphysical abilities?

  • Astrology
  • Tarot
  • Dream interpretation
  • Numerology
  • Clairvoyance/clairaudience/clairsentience
  • Crystals
  • Runes
  • Empathy
  • Medium or channeling

Psychic Source has openings for advisors for its phone or chat readings. You’ll get to work from home and set your own schedule, anywhere between eight and 40 hours per week.

You’ll receive support and promotion from Psychic Source, and pay is a base rate per call (not specified), plus a per-minute bonus depending on the length of your calls.

To apply, access the application process here. Or just apply telepathically (just kidding, don’t do that).

23. Do Other People’s Grocery Shopping

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Some people hate grocery shopping so much they’ll actually pay someone else to do it for them.

That someone else can be you!

If you’re 21 years or older with reliable transportation, you can sign up to be a delivery driver with Instacart.

This app and website lets people who don’t have the time or motivation to battle the crowds for a box of cereal skip the grocery store. And it lets you make money as their personal shopper.

You should be relatively comfortable with common groceries, so this might not be the gig for you if your typical grocery trip is just a beeline to the Pizza Rolls.

Your application will include a short online quiz about common grocery store items. You’ll need to identify grocery items like a lemon or an 18-pack of eggs, and you only have two minutes to answer the 21 questions.

After that, your local manager will call you to set up a 15-minute phone interview to learn about your background and experience.

24. Make Music Videos for YouTube

ways to make extra money playing guitar

Then you ought to make money doing it!

Want to make money playing music? You can do it without leaving home by putting your music on YouTube.

There are two primary ways to do this. First, simply make and monetize YouTube videos. If you get enough traffic, you can make some serious money.

Second, create YouTube music lessons.

If you’ve been playing a while and know how to explain the basics to beginners, set up some video lessons. Some YouTube music lessons get millions of pageviews. Monetize your videos, and that kind of traffic can translate to serious money.

25. Sell Your Old Makeup

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Because eating is so overrated.

Do you have makeup sitting around that you know you’ll never use? It’s time to part with that palette of 42 shades of eyeshadow. You always knew you’d only use the brown.

The website Glambot buys your old — yes, even used — makeup to resell to users at a discount.

It’s a great way to make some extra cash clearing out your vanity drawers!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Enter your items to see how much they’re worth here.
  1. Decide what you want to sell, and Glambot will email you a free shipping label.
  1. Ship your items via USPS.
  1. Glambot will email you an offer within within five business days of receiving your package. Accept your offer in cash store credit.

If you’re worried about sanitation, don’t worry. This writer was concerned, too, and learned from experts that used makeup is generally OK to apply.

Plus, Glambot authenticates and sanitizes all products before selling.

26. Write Songs (and Sell Them)

ways to make extra money songwriting

They’re pretty much always coming to you.

You may have heard the music industry isn’t the best place to make a living these days. That’s not totally wrong — but it’s not totally right, either.

While the move to digital downloads has made record deals less lucrative for artists than in the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll, flexible musicians know there are still smart ways to cash in.

Songwriting is one of them.

Selling songs outright isn’t common, because it’s not a great deal for the writer. If you sell all the rights to a song, you’ll only make a few bucks, even it becomes a huge hit — or, even better, gets played in a movie or TV show.

A better plan is to set up a royalty deal. That way, the amount you earn is based on the song’s success.

Mechanical royalties earn you a statutory rate of 0.091 cents per song, per manufactured unit (such as a CD). If the song you wrote is on an album that sells 10,000 copies, you would make $910.

Performance royalties are a separate deal. To collect royalties for the right to perform your song, join one of these three performing rights organizations:

If you can’t break into the music industry in the usual ways, you can always look for contests to enter. For example, the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) hands out cash, prizes and recognition to 71 winners.

ASCAP maintains a list of songwriting competitions.

27. Add This App to Get Paid for Picking Up Your Phone

ways to make extra money Slidejoy

Can’t argue with “free” money, can you?

We’re constantly told we have a smartphone addiction in this country. You glance at that tiny screen dozens of times a day to check the weather, answer emails or text the next love of your life (you hope).

And you can actually get paid for it. Take that, technophobes.

Instead of a picture of your dog or some flowers on your lock screen, the Slidejoy app presents ads for various products and services. Like what you see? Swipe left on the ad to go straight to the advertiser’s website, YouTube video or app download page.

If the ad doesn’t resonate with you — or if you’re in a hurry — simply swipe right to go to your phone as normal.

It’s like a dating app for ads, except instead of nonsensical pick-up lines, you get paid for your swipes. You can earn up to $60 a year just by using your phone as you normally would.

Click here to download the app for your Android phone.

28. Earn Cash Back for Shopping Online

ways to make extra money online shopping

Don’t you love cracking open the mailbox to see a package inside?

Yeah, we can come up with a lot of ways to save money when you’re shopping. But isn’t it better to get paid to go shopping?

When you shop through a cash-back site like Ebates, you’ll earn cash-back rewards you can redeem for gift cards.

Even better, it’s giving away $10 gift cards if you sign-up as a new member and earn your first cash-back rebate. You can choose either a $10 Target, Walmart, Macy’s or Kohl’s gift card.

You do have to wait 30 days. But, it’s free money so can you really complain?

29. Do Some Freelance Proofreading

ways to make extra money proofreading

Classic proofreader humor.

If you’ve got a keen eye for grammar and formatting, freelance proofreading could be your next great gig — one that pays about $17 an hour.

Got your attention? Yeah, we thought so.

To get started, sign up for this free seven-day mini-course on ProofreadAnywhere.com to learn how to build your freelance proofreading business.

Typical pay for proofreading is about 35 cents per page, so how much you earn depends on how efficiently you can work. To earn $17 an hour, you’ll have to proof about 49 pages each hour, which you’ll need experience to work up to.

Proofreading is a great gig for Type A personalities — perfecting grammar, punctuation and formatting and getting paid for it? That’s much better than just keeping a pencil in your nightstand to mark up your library books.

30. Help Companies Improve Their Websites

ways to make extra money UserTesting

Please spread the word.

Have you ever clicked on a link because it promised valuable information, but bounced off the web page immediately because it was so unpleasant to look at?

Some websites are just so annoying to use or difficult to navigate that users don’t want to hang out on them.

You can help change that — and get paid to do it.

With UserTesting, you’ll help companies determine how customers use their websites.

You’ll make about $10 for spending 20 minutes evaluating websites or testing apps. The best part? You’ll be paid via PayPal within seven days.

This opportunity is available in the U.S., and we’re hearing there are a also ton of jobs in the UK, Canada, Germany and Australia right now!

31. Rent Your Designer Clothes

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Can’t get enough!

Have a pricy dress you bought and only wore once wasting away in your closet? Earn your money back — and more — renting it to others looking for a good deal.

You can make money renting clothing through sites like Loanables or Style Lend.

If you’ve got lots of special-occasion or high-end clothes, you could practically be running your own Rent the Runway from your closet!

Rent the Runway is popular with frugal fashionistas, especially around the busy wedding season. People can rent your designer dresses for just a few days to save on cost of buying a new one.

You get to cash in on the demand. Plus, it takes the sting out of splurging on that designer dress for your friend’s wedding last summer you’ll never wear again — it’s just an investment!

32. Test Drive Cars as a Mystery Shopper

ways to make extra money bestmark

Here’s your chance!

Working through a mystery shopping company like BestMark, you can go to car lots and pose as a potential buyer.

So you get to test drive a car, which is pretty cool.

It also means you listen to the sales pitch, which is less exciting. But then you report back on your experience and get paid. Joke’s on them…

The Penny Hoarder founder, Kyle Taylor, used to do automotive mystery shopping, and reports earning $60 for each dealership he visited. Not too bad for less than an hour’s work acting like a P.I., not to mention the chance to drive a new car!

33. Work From Home as a Bookkeeper

ways to make extra money bookkeeping

We don’t hear that too often. This is a perfect job for you, Ashlee.

Does earning $60 an hour sound appealing? Duh, of course it does. How about the freedom to work remotely with small business owners?

Those are the perks of working as a bookkeeper, says Ben Robinson, a certified public accountant and business owner who teaches others to become virtual bookkeepers.

And no, you don’t have be a CPA to be successful in this business. In fact, all you really need are decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners tackle real-world problems.

It’s a great opportunity for moms who want to work part time, millennials who are just out of college and anyone who wants to bring in real money while working from home.

34. Get Paid to Stay in the Know About Popular TV Shows

ways to make extra money watching the voice

So do we, Jessica. So do we.

OK, just hear us out on this one. It’s definitely possible to get paid to watch TV shows you love. RewardTV pays you to answer trivia questions about last night’s TV shows.

Do you know who they killed off on “Game of Thrones” last night? Tell RewardTV about it and you’ll get paid.

Do you know which contestant got kicked off “The Voice” this week? You could get paid.

Just don’t tell your friends, who DVR’d the show!

You’re not going to get rich doing this, but it’s a fun way to make an extra $15 to $20 a month for the shows you already enjoy watching.

35. Sell Your Weirdest Stuff

ways to make extra money seashells

And, oh, those summer nights… selling them online.

If you want to work directly with buyers, you can list your most unique treasures to sell on Ebay.

Seriously, when we say “unique,” we mean it. Did you know you could sell dentures on Ebay? What about old — sorry, vintage — panties?

If you’ve lived in one place for a while, you’re bound to have a few odd items stuck in the back of your closet. Those could be valuable to someone.

You can also cash in on your location through Ebay. If you live by the beach, collect bunches of seashells and driftwood to sell to crafters. If you live near the woods, collect pine cones. Don’t underestimate the value of those things you see everyday!

36. Take Care of Someone Else’s House

ways to make extra money house sitting


House-sitting is a killer way to make money for introverts, travelers and anyone who just wants to make a little extra money in their free time.

It’s like a sleepover you get paid for. Just water some plants, mind the temperature and keep the lights on at intervals that alert potential ne’er-do-wells that the place is occupied.

When you’re traveling, house-sitting could mean free lodging — and it’s usually cushier than a cheap hotel and more private than couch surfing.

House-sitting in your own town is a way to make money just for stopping by a couple times a day, or even spending the night in a place that’s probably a step up from your own.

Read our guide on how to find house-sitting gigs to get started.

37. Get Paid for Driving Safe

Better safe than sorry…

You’re a safe driver… right? We hope you are!

With an Allstate auto insurance policy, you can actually turn your conscientiousness into cash.

Avoiding car accidents makes life better for everyone.

Allstate offers drivers “safe driving bonus checks” — you’ll get two $50 checks for every year of accident-free driving.

That’s $100 a year — and you’ll be safer.

In addition to bonus checks, you’ll also be rewarded with a reduced deductible — saving you money anytime you have to make a claim for your vehicle.

You’ll get $100 off your deductible when you sign up, and an additional $100 off each year you continue driving safely, up to $500.

Your Turn: Will you try any of these ways to make extra money?

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by The Penny Hoarder
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

Work From Home Opportunities – Phone Sex Operator

!!Work From Home Opportunities – Phone Sex Operator!!



YES, I SAID IT!! Ya’ll, this is still a very popular “work from home” job, so don’t knock it! And yes, there are plenty of paying phone customers out there for you to talk to. Not everything is on the internet!

Face it; sex sells, and some business ventures are very important revenue streams for some people. Many a “stay at home” mom has ventured into this category of the sex industry, so when you read what I’m going to say, try not to judge too harshly – it may be just the job you’re looking for.

After much ambitious research, I’ve seen that many people who prefer to work at home enjoy this type of job, male and female. I’ve previously published blog articles on working from home, and even mentioned specifics on which companies I’ve researched.  I can’t personally recommend companies, but if you’re going to get into this line of work, please research it thoroughly.

Sure, there are some phone sex operators that are sex addicts/nymphomaniacs, but I would venture to say that most women in the trade have normal or heightened sexual desire, and are great phone actresses. Phone acting to satisfy a caller’s sexual fantasies is what it’s all about, and sometimes, the caller just wants someone to talk to.

Some operators have rediscovered their own sexuality and proclivities by getting into this line of work – it can be beneficial for the sexually repressed.

Types of calls – popular are many fetishes that callers want to talk about, and if you have fetishes yourself, or else know a lot about them, this might be a great line of work to get into. You’d be a great asset to the sex industry if you are able to help callers sort out their fetishes and fantasies by fulfilling them, and you can do this over the phone with no personal contact, and no fear of your identity being discovered. Many calls are brief; some are long and drawn out. Most will be a ‘get rich quick’ call, if you know what I mean. However, every call adds up, and the dollars are made. Calls range from talking about fetishes, bondage, teasing, role playing, pure sex, oral sex, forbidden sex, and for every niche, there’s an operator. That said, if you would like to, you can always create your operator identity in such a way as to only cover topics you want to speak about – you’re in control. There’s also a category called “Vanilla” where you don’t talk about very spicy sexual things…hey, there’s a market for that!

Types of callers – Callers might appreciate hearing that someone else shares their same desires, and it could ultimately help make their world a little better and a litter brighter – always nice to know you helped put a person in a “better place”. Perhaps you’ll heal and give freedom to the sexually oppressed. We’re all human, and some callers are very lonely people, and you can be paid to keep them company. Sure, I’ve read that many callers are real psychos, but you are not obligated to keep this kind of people on the phone – you can hang up. If you work for the ‘right’ company, you never have to indulge these types of callers.

It’s a big world out there – the job isn’t right for everyone, but it can be for the few who decide to tackle the intimate side of the economy…

The Smart Crowd – Lionbridge Work From Home Positions

United States of America – The Smart Crowd

Lionbridge is a company that I’ve applied with, and they’re very responsive!

I can verify that you need a newer SMARTPHONE (i.e. iPhone 4S+, Android) in order to work at home for one of their operator/phone positions. If you don’t have a newer one (and I don’t), you can always apply for one of their internet only positions, provided your hardware/PC/Mac/software requirements meet theirs.

The big thing I’m finding with these types of jobs is INTERNET SPEED – your internet download speed usually needs to be 3Mbps (3 megabytes per second), and an minimum upload speed of 1Mbps. I don’t have the upload speed – I tried with my internet service provider, and just can’t get it fast enough due to physical limitations in my apartment complex.

SO, try going for a job at LIONBRIDGE – they’ve been responsive, and hopefully you’ll hear back from them soon!!




Transcription And Data Entry « Work At Home Resource Guide

Transcription & Data Entry « Work At Home Resource Guide

Copyright is all theirs, I’m just posting this to save you a click. I’m trying to hook you folks up with “work from home” jobs, and this is another great list that you need to get started. Best of luck, and do let me know if any of these jobs work out for you!

Transcription and Data Entry Companies

While we believe that all links and companies below are legitimate, you have the responsibility to do your due diligence and research any company you wish to apply to or work for or with.  Also, while these companies are believed to hire or contract with individuals who work at home, we cannot guarantee that they are hiring at this time or that they will provide an offer of employment or work.

Transcription and data entry companies who hire at-home workers typically hire independent contractors.  If any of the companies listed below hire as employees, it will be noted, otherwise assume you would be considered an independent contractor.

Note:  We are always updating our list.  So please check back often for updates.

*NEW Listing!*   1-888-Type-It-Up:  General transcription. To apply, from the link provided there is information and a detailed application form. They only hire in the US. Currently, pay is stated to be $40.20-$90 an audio hour on average.

A Transcription Services 2000, Inc.   General, legal, and financial transcription.  Fast turn around time.  To apply, from the link provided, go to the “Contact Us” section, for a link on the lower right for those seeking employment.

Accutran Global:  Primarily financial transcription; however, they do also have medical and general transcription.  Of note:  Their work is very time sensitive and the majority of the work will be available during typical business hours and need to be done immediately.

Adept Word Management, Inc.:    General and medical.  Follow the instructions provided on their website for submitting your resume and application.

Advanced Transcription Inc.:  Medical transcription.  2+ years of experience are required, proficiency in MS Word, and must own or have access to MS Word 2003.  Send your resume to the email address on their website.

Alice Darling Secretarial Services:  General and legal transcrition.  On-site or at home.

All Professionals Litigation Support Team:  Legal transcription.  From their website:  “You must also be a notary public in your home state, be a certified member in good standing of the AAERT and/or IAPRT, and be a citizen of the United States.”  FTP software is required, and you must have WordPerfect.  An assessment test is provided and a sample transcript when you apply.  Additional note from their website to make sure to be aware of before applying:  “We may utilize information obtained from MySpace, Facebook, Google, or any other public source of information, in our determination of your suitability for the preparation of highly confidential court records and other documents.”  See their website for complete information and application.

Allegis Communications, Inc.:    The application for employment is available on this link, which will also indicate whether or not they are currently hiring.

American High-Tech Transcription:  Transcription for law enforcement agencies, law firms, and businesses.  Applicants must undergo an FBI and state police fingerprint criminal background check, at your own expense.

Amphion Medical Solutions:  Medical transcription.  Experience required – per their website:  “At least two years’ hospital inpatient experience transcribing the “Basic Four” or at least two years’ clinic experience transcribing all specialties (>4 specialties) in addition to any formal training.”  An assessment is provided and can be started on that same web page.  Make sure to check the browser requirements before beginning the assessment.  See the web page for very specific criteria and requirements, as well as the application process.

Applied Medical Services:  Medical transcription.

AV Tranz:  Legal transcription.  Requires very fast turnaround time.  Check their website career section to determine if they are hiring, and for the email address to submit your resume.

Axion Data Services:  Data Entry, hires at-home workers, watch their website for available openings.

BAM Transcription:  Entertainment, general, legal.  Send an email through the contact us section for information on employment.  Experience is not required.

CambridgeTranscriptions:  Legal and business transcription, they hire for on-site and at-home positions.  Refer to their website for details, a phone number and the email address to obtain more information.

Capital Typing:  Provides services including:  General, Legal, Medical Transcription; Data Entry, Virtual Assistant, Translation, Online Customer Support.  Online application was not located, it is recommended to  send an email through their contact us section.

CaptionColorado:   Hires captioners (as in “closed caption” on TV), see their website for complete information and application.

**NEW Listing!** CastingWords:  CastingWords provides general transcription services. They post their available transcription jobs on their site, The CastingWords Workshop and also through Amazon Mechanical Turk. You can click on the link on their information page to register at their Workshop, and you will register using your Facebook account, although the small print states that you aren’t required to have one. CastingWords uses crowdsourcing for their transcription, in other words, you will be doing just very small segments of an audio. They have a style guide that must be followed, and a sample transcript. Make sure to review both carefully. The pay may seem low, but they offer bonuses as well, so take that into consideration.

Chromolume Transcription:   General and legal transcription.  Refer to their website for the email address to submit your resume and interest in employment.

Clark Fork Communications Inc.:  General and legal.  Hires in the US only and you must be a US citizen.  Corporate (general) work is typically due the same day, legal is typically 3-5 days.  Most of the work is done in  Word and some legal/government assignments would require Word Perfect.  If you wanted to transcribe videos, Start Stop software would be required, which is not a free download and not all foot pedals work with Start Stop.  Detailed information on how to apply on the website.  Experience is not required.

CLK Transcription:  Medical and general.  Family-owned business in the US.  Scroll down the CLK web page and send a resume or request for information to the email address indicated for transcriptionists.

CMR Transcription Services:   Business and medical transcription, CMR has a lot of corporate/financial clients and has a quick turnaround time requirement for their financial transcription.  If interested in applying, send an email to info@cmr-transcription.com; however, check their website to see if there is information regarding open positions.

CyberDictate:  General, legal, and medical transcription.  Hires only in the US.  For information on working with CyberDictate, from the link provided, scroll down and look at the lower left side of the screen where it states “Employment,” (it’s small print), and click on the associated link.

*NEW Listing!*  Daily Transcription:  General transcription, academic, corporate, closed captions, legal, and others. Short application form on their site to complete to apply.

Dion Data Solutions:  Hires only in the US.

Elite Office Solutions:  General, legal, medical transcription, as well as virtual assistants.  On the contact us page, scroll down and there is a form to use for expressing interest in employment.

eTranscription Solutions:   General and legal.  Use of the Start/Stop equipment and software is required, and would be a purchase if you don’t already own that software.  The website has specific criteria, experience is required, and there is a link for submitting a request for employment.

e-Typist:  Legal transcription.  Must have current versions of Word and Word Perfect.

eWord Solutions:   General and legal transcription.  Send a resume to hr@ewordsolutions.com.

Expedict:   General transcription.  See website for specific criteria, experience is required.  An email address is provided on their website for expressing interest in employment.

Express Document Service:   General, legal, medical.  Use the contact us section to either call their toll free number or send an email regarding hiring.

Focus Forward Transcription:   General, Business, Medical, Multilingual.  There is a link on the website to apply, experience is required.  It is required to take 4 hours of audio a week, files are 60 minutes or longer, $10 per 15 minutes of sound.

*NEW Listing!*  GetTranscribed:  General transcription. There is no information regarding experience or location, however their site does advertise that it is an American company. There is a test to complete on the site, make sure to download the test instructions and follow them carefully. You can submit your test directly on the site, as of this writing, there is information indicating that they have a large number of applicants and it can take 2-6 weeks or longer to grade your test and you may be placed on a waiting list before starting. Of note is that there is separate pay for transcription and reviewing, once you are able to review your own work, the pay will increase.

GMR:  Hires in US andCanada only, experience is not required.  They expect typists to do a minimum of four hours of audio each month, and state that they have more if you want more work.  There are detailed instructions on their website regarding how to apply.

Greenlight Transcription:   General, legal, medical.  There is no specific information on employment listed on their website, use the contact us form to request additional information.

HEA-Employment.com:  HEA-Employment is a site that assists people seeking jobs and they also hire at-home workers directly for a variety of jobs, including home typists, data entry professional, online customer service representatives (no phone involved, all emails, Skype and IM), online sales and marketing representatives, and job placement specialists and online recruiters.

To apply, submit your resume to the email address provided on the link for the specific jobs.  Resumes are kept on file for six months and people are added on a first-in/first-out basis—your information will be added to a list, as a name is taken off the top, everyone moves up the list.  If your resume is going to be considered for a position, you will be contacted via email or phone within two weeks of submitting your resume, however, it could be months before there is an available opening.  There are no location requirements for any of the listed positions.  Training is provided and you are required to have a home computer, printer, text editing and spreadsheet software (MS Office preferred), email address and internet connection (high speed preferred).  You must read, write, and speak English.

Also see the entry for HEA-Employment under the All Other Companies for positions they hire for that are not transcription or data entry.

Editor’s Note:  HEA-Employment also has job boards, which are not free, they are a paid membership site, with several types of memberships available, including assistance with resume writing and career counseling.  If you would like to register for any of these paid memberships, please review the information carefully and make sure that what you are going to be offered is something that you can’t locate for free elsewhere.  HEA has been in business since 1997, and may have an extensive list available, however, Work at Home Resource Guide has been unable to locate any positive feedback or further information at the time of this writing to either support joining that site nor can we recommend that you save your money, so do so at your own risk.

Home Typist Position Specifics:  Per their website, “Home typists will use word processing software to type, input, edit and produce letters, forms and other documents from digital files or rough drafts.”  The files are expected to average 10 minutes to 2+ hours.  Requirements include a minimum of 40 wpm, prompt turnaround from the time of assignment, past transcription with Word and Excel, high degree of accuracy and exceptional grammar and proofreading skills.  Part-time and full-time work is available, however, you are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.  You can work any time of the day and any day of the week.  Of note:  This typist position is different from typical transcription IC positions, as they pay an hourly wage of $10 an hour, not per minute or per word rate.

Data Entry Position Specifics:  Per the HEA website:  “Data entry professionals will need to search the Internet to find jobs, locate and verify the positions and enter the job details into an online database.”  Requirements include previous clerical or data entry experience, extremely detail oriented, intermediate knowledge of MS Word and Excel, type 60 wpm with 5% or less error rate, must be able to multitask, use proficiency with the computer, and achieve minimum performance standards.  Compensation for the data entry position is $12 an hour.  You must work a minimum of 20 hours per week and can work any time of the day and any day of the week.

HollywoodTranscriptions:   General, entertainment, legal.  Refer to their website for specific criteria, experience is not required.  There is an application and email address listed on their website.

iDictate:  General, legal, and medical transcription in English as well as multiple other languages.  iDictate is also associated with Quicktate, and often transcriptionists currently working with Quicktate are offered open positions with iDictate when they become available.

JHTS:   General, entertainment, medical. UKbased and hires in theUK.  See their website for criteria and application information.

Key For Cash:  Data entry.  They have an online application and test, which you can repeat to better your score or reapply.  Those who score high are contacted when there is an available opening.  Rates vary and are paid per keystroke, and you must earn $50 before payment to you is issued.

Landmark Associates:   Academic, insurance, legal transcription.  Experience is required.  Typing tests and instructions are provided on the website for submitting for consideration for employment.

Lightstream Solutions:  Medical transcription.  Check their website to determine if they are hiring, and for the email address to submit an application.

Managed Outsource Solutions:  Legal, medical, general transcription.  Send an email to their HR dept. to determine if they are hiring:  hr@managedoutsource.com.

Mass Transcription:   General and legal, no medical.  Applicants can submit their information through their website.

MD-IT:  Medical transcription.  Must be US based and have a minimum of two or more years of medical transcription experience.  See their website for complete details, and the application process.

MedQuist:  Medical transcription.  They require 1 year of experience, but do state that they will also consider graduates of an accredited certification program.  See their website for complete details and application process.

Modern Day Scribe, LLC:  General, legal, medical, entertainment, business, and data entry services.  Use the contact us section to request information on employment.

Morningside Partners, LLC:  Financial transcription only for at-home transcription.  All other transcription is done on site at their local offices.

MRT Babbletype:   General transcription.  The website will indicate what positions they are hiring for and provides an email address to submit resumes.

Mulberry Studio:  General transcription on-site and with at-home workers.  Refer to criteria on their website, and an email address for providing resumes.

MXSecure:   Medical transcription only.  Information is provided on their contact us page for job applicants.

Neil Gross:  General and legal transcription.

Net Transcriptions:  Law enforcement and general transcription, English as well as bilingual.  Law enforcement transcription experience is required and a full criminal background check will be required for individuals doing the law enforcement transcription.  See the website for complete criteria and instructions for applying for employment.

NPJR:  Medical transcription and coding.  See their website for any available positions, required qualifications, and the process for applying.

Nuance Transcription Services:  Medical transcription.  Check their web page for information, as well as links to benefits and the application process.

On the Record Reporting and Transcription:  Hires to work at home in the Austin, TX area ONLY.  See their website for complete details, and for the email address and phone number for additional contact.

Oracle:  Medical transcription.  At least 3 years of experience required, 3-5 years in medical records is preferred.  Must be in the US.  Full time and part time positions available.  There is an online application form in the menu bar on the left side of the web page, and a phone number provided for any questions.

Orion Transcription:  General, legal, medical.  Requires at least 2 years of experience.  Must be located in the US.

Perfect Transcription:  Medical transcription and editors.  Requires a college diploma, at least 3 years prior medical transcription experience, and 2 years prior medical transcription in a given specialty.  See their website for complete requirements and job details, and available openings.  Their toll free number is provided on that page for additional information and to request application.

Phoenix MedCom Inc.:  Medical transcription.  A minimum of 3 years experience for acute care work is required, and 2 years experience transcribing for a specialty practice, clinic, surgery center., etc.  Production environment experience is essential.  Please review the criteria carefully on their website for the specific requirements and qualifications necessary.  An assessment will be provided to confirm you are qualified.  See the website for specifics and to begin the process.

PMSI – Professional Medical Services:  Medical transcription.  Must have 4+ years of hospital MT experience with acute care patients.  Also, Lanier VoiceWrite EX transcription, 2 landlines (POTS – “plain old telephone system”), and Meditech experience.  They will provide you with toll free numbers to call in to obtain work.  Must be in the US.  See their website for complete details and requirements, and submit a resume to the email address provided on the website.

Precyse:  Medical transcription, coding, auditors, and other healthcare positions available on a remote basis.  From the Careers page, you can either search by category, or you can also use their search field to search by location.  Choose “Remote” to search all remote positions available.  See this company’s listing under All Other Companiesfor additional positions they hire for.

Preferred Transcriptions:  General, legal, medical.  Requires 2 years of experience for medical, 1 year for legal and general.  See their website for additional requirements and the email address to submit your resume.

Production Transcriptions:   General transcription.  A form is provided to complete if you are interested in employment.  Experience is required with this company.

Quicktate:  Quicktate is a service that transcribes audio notes dictated by their customers, (to do lists, or meeting notes, etc.) as well as voice mail messages that can be set up to go automatically to Quicktate to convert to text.  Quicktate gives you the opportunity to log in 24/7 for work, assignments are then routed to as available.  Experience is not required and Quicktate is a good way for new transcriptionists to get some experience.  Of note:  The software system that Quicktate uses (and provides to you, there is no charge) does not have the ability to use a foot pedal with it, it is all keyboard controlled.

**NEW Listing!**  REV:  REV offers both transcription and translation services. According to their website, you can work from home, and also choose your own projects. Pay is weekly through PayPal. Application is through the link on their site, and take note of the style guide and sample template that they have on their application page; make sure to follow those guidelines. There was no information openly available regarding any location restrictions, or whether you need to be experienced.

Same Day Transcription:  Business, legal, medical transcription.  Complete the short form on their website to request additional information.

Say It Back:  Entertainment transcription.  Complete the short form on their website to request interest.

ScribeCare:  Medical transcription.  Their website does state that they hire medical transcriptionists, however, specific criteria is not indicated, experience is not listed as being a requirement.  Use the contact us section for further information, as there is no link or email address specifically for applying for MT.

Scribes Transcription Services:   General, legal, medical.  Preference is given to Canadian applicants.  Information is provided on the link for submitting resumes.

SpeakWrite:  General and legal transcription, applications for both are not always being accepted, check the website to confirm if there are positions for general.  They hire from the US and Canada.  Legal transcription is required to have law office skills and experience.  Pay is half-cent per word.

SpeechInk:  SpeechInk uses Amazon Mechanical Turk to assign work.  Pay is somewhat low, but it can provide experience if you are new to transcription, and feedback is provided to help you improve your skills.  Make sure to review their guidelines and formats, it is extremely explicit.  Experience is not required.

StenoMed Inc.:  Medical transcription.  Experience is not listed as a requirement, however, refer to the website for specific required qualifications.  An online form is available and you can also email or fax your resume for consideration.

Superior Transcribing Service:  Medical transcription.  Per their website:  “We prefer someone who can give us at least two years of experience transcribing multi-specialty medical reports or a graduate of a Medical Transcription Program.  Experience in internal medicine, orthopedics, neurology, radiology, psychiatry, ophthalmology or dermatology.”  See their website for complete details and the email address to submit a resume for consideration.

Talk2Type:  Hire independent contractors who type a minimum of 75 wph, and they also have staff positions who type a minimum of 80 wph.  You must have a working computer and a full-size cassette transcription machine.  See their website for email address to submit your resume.

Task:  General and legal transcription.

TEI:  Medical, general, legal, law enforcement.  Requires 2 years of experience.  They advertise a very fast turnaround time, so keep that in mind if you apply with this company.  There is an email address on their website to submit your resume.

Terra Nova:  Medical transcription.  5 years of experience covering many specialties is required.  A PDF application is available and an email address to submit your resume with the completed application.

Textphonic Communications, Inc.:  Forensic and law enforcement specialty.  You must have experience in areas of forensic, law, criminal justice, or law enforcement in addition to transcription.  They also have opportunities for proofreading, translation and other positions, which are described on their website.  If you meet their qualifications, there is an email address on their website to submit your resume and express interest.  Note:  If you are interested in training for work in forensic areas, see the General Resources section of our site for companies offering online training and certification.

The Transcription Agency:  General, medical, legal.  Their website will indicate if they are accepting application.  Location is in the UK and hires from within the UK only.

Tigerfish:  General, legal, financial, and medical transcription.  Their website includes specific information on how to submit a request to receive assignments from Tigerfish.

Transcription 2000 Services:  General, entertainment, financial, legal, law enforcement, business.  Complete their form on their website to express interest in available openings.

Transcription Vendors:  General, financial, medical, legal, entertainment.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Transcription Vendors claims to provide work to transcriptionists directly, but is mainly a membership site (with an annual fee and other fees) that works to match up clients with transcriptionists.  You create a profile that is available for perspective clients, and you must meet their specific criteria for 98% accuracy or you will not get paid.  Essentially you can build up a client base, and you are free to set your own fees to the clients that are sent to you directly (with Transcription Vendor taking a percentage).  Transcription Vendors is also selling products and “certification” on their site as well, and there are fees involved, an initial certification fee, and an annual fee at two different levels, as well as a percentage of what you earn on clients that you build through their site.  They do not guarantee any income and as stated on their website:  “Transcription Vendors cannot guarantee any income for the registered members. This platform is designed to help you build your own customer base and make higher wages for your work by cutting transcription companies from the middle.”  As this is a very unusual forum for obtaining income from transcription, definitely do your due diligence on this company before joining their membership site.

Editorial Comment:  I will add an additional comment that there ARE definitely work at home companies, forums, registers, etc., that do charge a fee and are perfectly legitimate, reputable companies and where individuals can make/earn money either as an employee or independent contractor, or business owner.  With that in mind, I do not want to jump to the conclusion that Transcription Vendors is a scam, and I can also see that their business model of allowing transcriptionists to have their own clients and not have the “middle man” taking what is usually the “lion’s share” of the fee charged to the client (a minimum of half typically, often much more), and which could be an appealing concept to the transcriptionist.  However, due to the fact that this is very different than other business models out there and that you will have to incur some out of pocket expenses, (not to mention that 98% accuracy rule, which almost seems an easy way for clients to get out of paying), I would highly recommend checking with the BBB, and the many transcription forums and other work at home forums to do your due diligence before proceeding with signing up with Transcription Vendors.  If there are any individuals who have had any experience with this company, good or bad, I would love to hear from you through our contact us section. 

TruTranscripts:  General and legal.  Prefer to hire those with time-stamping capabilities.  They expect a fast turnaround time, so keep that in mind if applying.  Refer to their website for the application to download and fax for consideration.  Must be in the US.

TSI Transcription Services Inc.:   General and legal, no medical.  An email address is provided on the website for submitting resumes.

Ubiqus:  General, Legal, Medical Transcription.  Click on the “Working For Us” tab to access the application, and make sure to read the “transcriber disclaimer” for additional criteria for transcriptionists.

Verbalink:  General, legal, medical transcription.  Pays by the audio minute for all transcription, not by the word.

VOBA:  VOBA offers both transcription and data entry positions working from home.  See their website for openings and complete information.  This is a UK company, many of the positions will  require that you live in Hexham, Northumberland, however, they do hire for their freelance transcription team from outside of the UK, as long as English is  your native language.  Experience is required for both data entry and transcription.  See their website for the email address to submit your CV and cover letter.

Way With Words:  Way With Words has services around the world, includingNorth America, and hires in many different countries.  To begin the application process, an assessment test is given, and Way With Words places a very high value on English skills, so you might also want to have reference material handy as well when you take the assessment.  Their website also indicates that they expect those interested in working to be full time, and available on a very short notice.  Click on the appropriate link on their website in order to begin the application process.  Of note:  They also offer a referral program, if you are interested in referring customers to their site and receiving commission.  (A definite plus as a way to earn some passive income on the side!)

WebScribe:  Medical and legal transcription.  Experience required. Per their website, they hire through eLance, so you must have an account at Elance.com and then follow the instructions on the WebScribe website for details on how to apply and what information they require.

WeScribeIt:  General, legal, and medical transcription.  From the Wescribeit website:  “Our pay scale starts at half cent per word ($0.005) for general and legal work. For medical, pay starts at three-quarter cents per word ($0.0075). Our TAT is anywhere between 6 to 16 hours, depending on express or regular service.”  Note:  TAT is turn around time.  Wescribeit has a shorter turnaround time than some of the other transcription companies, so make sure that if you apply, you feel confident that you will be able to complete assignments in that timeframe.

WordzXpressed Transcription Services:   General, legal, financial, medical. Any job openings will be listed on this page and there is an email address to send your resume and interest in working for them. At the time of this writing, there were available openings for general transcriptionist and it was indicated that at least one year of experience is required. See their site for details.

DirectSalesMoms.com – If you have to work, there is no place like home – Company Profiles

DirectSalesMoms.com – If you have to work, there is no place like home – Company Profiles

I don’t know how fresh this information is, but here’s a comprehensive list of “work from home” direct sales opportunities…Avon, Tupperware, Longaberger, Tastefully Simple, etc…



“Damsel In Defense” Direct Sales Opportunity

“Damsel In Defense” Direct Sales Opportunity

Damsel In Defense Corporate – Facebook page



I know many of you are looking for a “work from home” scenario – myself included. Although I haven’t signed up for this company, I wanted to tell you about “Damsel in Defense”. It’s a personal protection and safety company targeted towards women, that they remain safe and secure in this perilous world. Are you passionate about safety and empowering women?

More info on becoming a rep here.


Personal Protection Products For Your Safety
To keep today’s college students, Moms and singles safe with sassy personal protection.


Company Overview
We specialize in offerring personal protection items to keep you safe. Whether you are running on the greenbelt or downtown with the girls we have your perfect line of defense.


From lipstick pepper sprays to stun gun cell phones. Our items are safe and sassy.


General Information
Damsel in Defense – Because you carry your knight in shiny armour in your purse.

Please contact us today at 208-288-2989 or prosupport@damselindefense.net!

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DamselinDefense

Direct Sales Opportunities That Are Free or Cheap to Start

Direct Sales Opps That Are Free or Cheap to Start

I didn’t author this article, but I can vouch for all the companies she lists – PLEASE check them out if you want to work from home. There are a few “free to start” companies and some have low-cost kits. That said, the author also lists more direct selling companies that have higher-cost kits – it’s up to you.

I’m about to open a “Kitsy Lane” boutique of my own, and there’s no startup cost. And yes, I’ve thoroughly researched it, and it’s free to start!!!!!!! Check out their business model and you’ll see how it’s possible.