Work From Home Options

Before you start looking for working from home, you should first know what are the work at home options, which includes:

1. Work at home jobs – what kind of jobs that you can do from home and which companies offer home based employment opportunities;

2. Home based business – there are many business opportunities that can be operated from home, but you need to know which ones is a good fit for you.

3. Extra Money – those are make money opportunities, but won’t earn you a full time or part time income.

Work at home jobs and home based businesses are totally two different concepts – one is a JOB meaning you working for someone else and work from your own home, another is a home based BUSINESS meaning it’s a business and you work on your business from home.

However, sometimes there is a ‘grey” area between the two – many work at home jobs are actually independent contractor jobs – you will get 1099 form and file your tax return as a sole proprietor. Also sometimes when you are very good at your jobs (you have extensive knowledge and skills), you can start your own business, look for your own clients and no longer work for others.

Here are some popular work from home options.

  1. Customer Service
  2. Data Entry
  3. Virtual Assistant (secretarial service)
  4. Accounting and Bookkeeping
  5. Transcription (including General, Legal and medical)
  6. Medical Coding & Billing
  7. Freelance Writing
  8. Research
  9. Online Tutors
  10. Daycare Operators
  11. Event and Party Planners
  12. Crafting
  13. IT Design & Programming
  14. Real Estate Agents
  15. Home Organizer and Housekeepers
  16. Direct Sale or Sale
  17. Affiliate Marketing
  18. Mystery Shopping
  19. Paid Surveys
  20. Blogging


Johnny was playing with the LeapPad while I was cooking dinner in the kitchen.

Suddenly Johnny said: “Hi Mom, I know where Georgia lives!!”. (Georgia is the little girl in Johnny’s kindergarten class, also ride on the same bus with him.).

I was little surprised and I said really?

Then Johnny said yes mommy, come on, let me show you!

So I went over and saw Johnny was playing with the Leappad’s “Unites States of America” map, Then Johnny pointed his pen to the state of Georgia, and the Leappad said “Georgia”! 🙂

What do you do if you see a parent berating a child?

I was reading an article “Life’s 25 Toughest Questions ANSWERED!” published on the March 2006 issue of Reader’s Digest. One of the questions is:

What do you do if you see a parent berating a child?

Answer (in RD): “Take a deep breathe. If you truly believe you can help the situation, approach as someone showing sympathy – not as an accuse or member of parent police. Empathize with the overstressed parent. Suggest that he/she take a deep breath. Tell him it worked for you“.

I was curious to know the answer since I really wasn’t sure what I would do in this situation. Well, after reading the answer RD gives, not only I think it’s a good answer, it actually make me think about myself sometimes berating my own child!!

Now I have a answer to another question of myself: What should I do if I am about to berate my child?

Take a deep breath!!

[tags]parenting advice[/tags]