SYKES Home hire people from the US and Canada to provide customer from home. Experience is preferred but not required, so anyone can apply as they do provide paid training and even health benefits.

What they offer

  • Paid training
  • Dental, vision and health benefits
  • Incentives based on performance

Additional Info

  • Type Online, Telecommute Job
  • Eligibility US & Canada
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
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Saturday, 22 October 2016 18:14

Ways to Make Money From Home

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Monday, 11 July 2016 19:08


Did you know that you don't even have to leave your house to earn money? There are many ways to swap a regular job for Alternative Income, but for this website we have intentionally limited it to things you can do from anywhere in the world, and without ever having to commute to work.  Of course, if you choose to go and meet clients, suppliers etc. that is possible. But the point is that anyone can find a way of making money from home. 

I know, I know, it sounds like I am going to sell you the latest 'Make Millions Today' package!  Don't worry, this website is for the millions in the middle, those of you who need to make some money without having to do soul destroying or low paid jobs!


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When you search for jobs where you can work from home, don't forget to check a very important source of these jobs - CV Libraries. They have hundreds of work at home jobs listed already, and if you upload your CV, employers looking for home based employees can find you more quickly.

Sometimes you have to take a different approach to finding a job you can do from home and instead of waiting for new jobs to appear, you can be proactive and get your CV online so that employers can find you.  Recruiters and employers often search CV libraries for candidates because it is easy for them quickly scan the information and narrow down a list of candidates that they want. is a good example of this and they also offer job listings so you can search for work and have employers find you. Here are a few of the jobs listed on the first page (out of 140) of search results for home based jobs:

  • Retail Sales Assistants and Team Leaders for a home shopping business
  • Account manager for an IT services provider
  • C# Developer for an ecommerce company
  • Home based recruiters for an agency that offer regional licensing opportunities
  • Bid manager for a telecoms provider
  • Business advisors for an ethical UK plc
  • Local estate agent for an online estate agent
  • Travel consultants for a corporate travel company
As you can see, there is a real variety of options available so you are sure to find something that you are qualified for! 
The most important thing is to make sure that you have a great CV. So many people undersell themselves, or make their CVs too long and difficult to read. Remember that employers and agencies will be scanning hundreds of CVs so if you want them to pay attention to yours, you have to make sure it is clear, concise and gives the relevant information at a glance.
You don't need to tell your whole life story on your CV, it is supposed to be a summary of your work history as they can always ask you for more information if they need it. has a great article on how to write a CV and also has templates you can use if you need some inspiration.
Go to and let employers come to you!
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One Hour Translation offers fast human translations via their online portal. Freelancers can choose the hours and days they are available to work and can increase their payment rates depending on their qualifications and customer feedback. 


Just because you are a native speaker does not qualify you. You must have a relevant work and academic history as a minimum to qualify. Professional translation qualifications are preferred.

Translators are forbidden from using automatic translation software and will be banned if they are thought to be using it.


The base rate for general translation for regular languages is 0.54 cent per word. Rate increase if you are rated as an expert translator or if you translate exclusive languages.

One Hour Translation offers a Mastercard which you can use to get paid for your translation work. They also pay via PayPal and wire transfer.


You need to complete your profile and let them know your qualifications and availability. You also have to take an online exam and send them your copies of your certifications.

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
Published in Translating pays people to test their client websites. As a tester you visit the website you are told and record everything you do on video, making comments as you go along.
What the clients are trying to find out is how easy it is for visitors to use their site. Your video and comments will help them see where they need to improve.
The videos are usually about 15 minutes long and you have to answer four questions about your experience at the end of the session.
You get $10 for each test which is payable via PayPal.

Sign up to be a tester at

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
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As a general rule I am against paying for sites that claim to offer work at home or telecommute. The vast majority are trying to make money from a membership site that offers little information. They might only have a handful of jobs, or they offer a list of jobs that are embedded from job search aggregators that you could search for free. The most outrageous example I have seen are websites made to look like a news site to give it more credibility. At the end of the day it is money for nothing.
Over the last 15 years of looking for work from home jobs, I have only found a handful of websites I would consider paying for. One of them is Flexjobs.
Flexjobs provides up to date listings of genuine telecommute jobs or work from home jobs, and employers post jobs on the site because it is an authority for telecommuting jobs.
They charge $14.95 a month, or $49.95 a year to access the contact information for all the latest jobs they have listed, as well as special partner offers, customer support and helpful articles.
Some people object to the idea of paying for these job listings. Normally I would agree, but with Flexjobs I understand why they do it.
Flexjobs is a business. There is a huge amount of information on the website that takes time and dedication to maintain and update. They hire people to search the internet for genuine job offers and screen the companies that offer them. All of this takes time and money, and when you think about it, at $14.95 dollars per month, you are paying 50 cents per day to save yourself hours and hours of time searching for jobs yourself, and researching the companies involved.
Of course, if you pay the membership fee, search the first day and then forget about it until the last day before it runs, you have wasted your money.
To find a telecommute job, you need to search every single day. You need to apply for all the jobs that you are interested in. You need to keep checking to see if new job offers have been added and apply immediately.  The more jobs you apply for, the more likely it is you will get a job offer.  Flexjobs is making it easier by weeding out all the dodgy work from home offers for you.
Most of the jobs are US based but they sometimes have jobs for international applicants. You can browse through the jobs listings before coming a member and will only need to sign up if you find something that you want to apply for.

Search through the telecommute jobs at

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If you have decided that blogging is your preferred Alternative Income route, then one of the fastest ways to learn is with Yaro Starak who runs He gives you so much information in an easy to follow format, that literally takes you step by step from wondering what the hell you could possibly write about that makes money, to building up a successful blog.

Yaro has been blogging successfully for years and has created a massive amount of information on his blog, which he has put together one page - Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging - so you know exactly where to go to find the information  you need.

I like his style. He is what some might call an ´internet guru´ and he is certainly a blogging guru, but he does it in a way that provides lots of value to readers without using the hard sell. Of course he uses marketing tactics and copywriting triggers to get you to enroll in his programs (he is running a business after all),but not before providing you with a ridiculous amount of information for free.

His case studies of students from his programs will certainly be an inspiration and are well worth a read. The different examples show you how people, from all walks of life and blogging about topics in very different markets, can be so successful.

WARNING:  If you decide to read his website, you won´t have any excuse to prevent you from starting your own blog. Everything you need is on this page as he directs you to all the resources you need.  Make the most of it. Usually you get a trickle of information and are left wandering in the online jungle to figure out the rest for yourself.

I bet you think I must be an affiliate of his because I am gushing over this one page. Wrong. This is not an affiliate link and I am not in his mastermind group. I just get excited when I find something so useful and I know it can help you too!

Read the Yaro Starak Step by Step Guide to Make Money Blogging

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