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My name is Mel Ryter and I am the owner of

I've specialized in finding work at home and flexible job and business opportunities for myself, as well as friends and family and my dear readers for over a decade.

If you stick with me, I am confident that I can help you pivot to a new career.

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The 10 Best Work at Home Sites on the Web

Find out where I get all of my home-based job leads.

I know, I'm spilling all my best secrets here.

Check it out via the link below:

The 10 Best Work at Home Sites on the Web

Home Based Businesses

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The beauty of a home -based business vs a home-based job is that you are in control of your schedule and you are your own boss.  

That being said, you may be your own accountant, webmaster and social media director as well!

Here are some ideas for you:

Online Resale

Find Unclaimed Funds for others

Work as a Notary Signing Agent

How to sell on Amazon

Sell Used Books Online

Start a Laundry Business

Virtual Assistants

How to start an Amazon business

Fiverr Review: 21 Easy Gigs to get your Fiverr Business Started

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Free Udemy Courses

Get Paid to work as a Grocery Shopper

Find Work- No Background Check Needed

Get Paid to Test Websites

Get Paid to Sleep

Make up to $20+ as a Grocery Shopper

Perfect for college students, stay at home moms or anyone who is interested in some extra side income.

You can get paid for working as a Grocery Shopper for companies such as the ones listed on this page:

See more here.

Be a Pet Sitter

Have you ever thought about becoming a pet sitter or a Dog Walker?

Whether you stop in to visit and assist furry friends, or if you board them up in your home for the weekend, working with pets can be a nice little side gig that can make some decent money for you, without a ton of work.

Focus Groups can Pay you $200+ For Your Time

I can vouch for this, as I have easily made anywhere from $150-$600 doing focus groups.

And each time, I only participated for 2-3 hours.

Not bad, right?

This little side hustle is definitely worth your time:

Worldwide work at home jobs

Work at Home- Worldwide

If you're based outside of the U.S. and think there aren't any jobs available for you, think again.

There are many opportunities available worldwide for those who are looking to work from home and my BIG list of Worldwide work at home opportunities will get you headed in the right direction.

Click here to see Worldwide Work at home Opportunities.

No Experience Jobs

Home-Based Work That Requires Little To No Experience

When you're first starting out in the work at home world, you may not have much experience under your belt. 

However, to get looked at by companies that offer you good money, you will need to get that experience somehow. 

That's where these jobs come in.  I consider them stepping stones to where you want to get to.   They help you get your foot in the door, help you get another reference on your resume, and more money in your pocketbook.

Click here to see a list of 10 websites to get you started.

Home Based Call Center Work

Home Based Call Center Work

Home-based call center work involves taking incoming calls (either sales based calls or customer service calls) from your own home office.

  Many of these jobs are flexible, paying anywhere from $8-$30 an hour based on experience.  Many of these companies hire virtual workers as independent contractors ( which basically means you are self employed and responsible for setting aside your own taxes)  however, there are some who do hire representatives to work as employees.  You will find that all companies require a quiet working space, a reliable PC with high speed internet access and a corded phone and phone headset.

Find a list of at home companies that hire call center representatives here.

Find the Perfect Side Hustle For You

Side Hustles are exciting, fun, rewarding and yes, they can make you a little or a LOT of extra money.

The dream for many of us is that our side hustle will replace our brick and mortar 40 hour ball and chain.

If you've been considering looking into a side business or perhaps just a new way to bring in some extra money, check out this list of Side Hustles that may surprise and delight you.

Find the perfect Side Hustle

Tutoring jobs From Home

Tutoring Jobs from home

There are many stay at home moms and dads, not to mention those who are retired, who have a background in education. 

There is quite a need for professionals who have a background in education to work at home as tutors. 

Some companies require little experience ( though they may require that you have a degree or are currently obtaining your degree)  and other companies are looking for highly educated professionals who can teach specific subject matter. 

The question is whether this type of home based work pays well enough for a professional to make a secondary income from home.

  Find out more below:

Work at home as a tutor, find companies that are hiring.

Transcription Work From Home

Transcription Work at home Companies

If you can type very quickly and accurately,  if you have a good ear for different accents and dialects and enjoy working from the comfort of home, you may be interested in work at home jobs in the area of transcription. 

It is said that there are opportunities for many, whether you are an entry level transcriber or you have experience in specialized transcription such as legal or medical transcription, but is that really the case?

  For more information:

Check out my list of legitimate virtual transcription companies here.

Flexible work in the area of courthouse research

Work at home in the area of Courthouse Research

While working as a courthouse researcher may not officially be classified as a "work at home" opportunity, it can allow for a very flexible schedule, since theoretically you can choose the hours you wish to work (but within the regular courthouse hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday). 

Most companies do not have an hourly requirement that you must fulfill, instead, the job mostly involves getting a set number of records documented  (and it is to your benefit that you get them recorded as quickly as possible for a better paycheck). 

Pay varies from minimum wage to upwards of $15 + per hour, again, depending on how fast you type.

Sounds good but how easy is it to find work with these companies or is this niche already saturated with courthouse researchers?

I go over all of that and more below:

 Find out more about courthouse research here.

In the same vein, take a look at my page on Legal Transcript Proofreading by clicking on the link below:

Please click here to find out more info about Proofreading Jobs at Home.

Work at Home Jobs for Nurses

Telephonic Work at Home Jobs for Nurses

Did you know that there is even a work at home niche available for nurses?  There are companies who hire nurses to work in what is called "telephonic triage" whether for private clinics, doctor's offices or other companies. 

McKesson is one such company and United Health Group is another.  As well, there are many other companies that are on the hunt for highly skilled and experienced nurses to work in managerial areas such as clinical case management.

However, what are the requirements, how much experience do you need to have and how much do these types of jobs pay?

Find out more right here

I know, I know this is a WORK AT HOME site but I couldn't resist adding some info on hospitals hiring nurses to work outside the home here.

Work at home opportunities for professionals

Specialty Work for Professionals

It would have never crossed my mind before I worked from home how many jobs can be done from home.   While not all jobs are suited for virtual work, there are some that fit in the virtual world quite nicely.

Take for example, the work that an accountant performs.  Is it typically performed in an office setting? 

Yes.... but... as long as the appropriate equipment is available in your home, can this be a viable work at home opportunity?

I also take a look at other obscure work at home opportunities such as working as a translator: 

Home based work in accounting

Find virtual work in translation

Supplemental Income from home

Make a little Supplemental Income

Maybe you don't want to spend a whole lot of time searching the free job boards for the perfect project but you would still like to make a little extra money on the side... no problem. 

Check out my list of 14 ideas that can get you some extra cash in your pocket:

Supplemental Income Ideas

Mystery Shopping

Mystery Shopping

I always thought Mystery Shopping was one big scam.  Then I saw that my local community college was offering a Mystery Shopping course and I just had to check it out.

What I found out really surprised me:

The Truth about Mystery Shopping

Online Surveys

Online Surveys

Yes, I admit it, online surveys are low paying and perhaps not worth anyone's time . 

But there are some companies that are legitimate and I show you which ones are legitimate here.

Non-Phone Home-Based Work

Non-Phone Home-Based Work

For those of you who are interested in working from home in customer service but would prefer not to do it over the phone I get it, I really do.

There are a lot of great benefits to not having to be on the phone while working. 

#1 is the fact that you don't have to worry about your children.. being children.  Background noise is no problem with a non-phone based job.

Interested in finding out more?

Check out these jobs in the area of chat .

Home-Based Business Ideas

So, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite cup of tea and have a look around there's lots of information to discover and you'll want to know as much as you can to save you time and to be able to find the perfect home based work opportunity for you.

Speaking of which, this website is a work in progress so make sure to check back in from time to time for all the newest updates!

After my years of research into finding the perfect work at home job and ultimately, work at home business, for me (and many friends asking me to direct them to the legitimate work at home companies out there) I decided to put together a simple and easy list of legitimate work at home opportunities and post it in one easy location.

For more, stop by my "about me" page. Simply click here.

My hope is to save you a lot of time and even money by directing you to real companies and business opportunities for people like you and me.

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