Work From Home as a Customer Service Representative!

Work From Home as a Customer Service Representative!

Make a full time income at home as a Customer Service Representative!

This post may contain affiliate links but rest assured, I only suggest products that I would recommend to friends and family.

Do you love to help people? Do you have a great eye for details and can handle research while holding a conversation? If so, customer service may be the ideal fit for you! This is a wonderful field where you can work from home.

Work from Home Customer Service

Why Customer service might be for you:

  • Choose a shift that works for your lifestyle
  • You love people and helping them solve challenges
  • Get lots of experience quickly working with the public in an industry that may be new to you

 

How to get this Work From Home position:

  • The hiring process may vary from firm to firm but often there will be standard application questions about your background, abilities, interests and past service experience.
  • Highlight examples of times you helped solve problems or challenges utilizing keen listening skills and/or times you were able to juggle (and helped to resolve) various challenges while remaining calm and collected.

Keep in Mind

  • Most Customer Service positions require:
    • Internet,
    • a computer
    • a quiet place where you can take calls during your entire shift
    • a headset (see specific company requirements)

 

Companies that offer Customer Service positions:

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  1. LiveOps – Insurance Claim Customer Service Representative. “Pay is a quarter per minute of talk time. Calls typically come in weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm eastern time. The hours available can be expanded when catastrophic events occur such as floods, severe storms, or hurricanes.” Apply here for the Insurance Claim Customer Service Role. Inbound sales positions also available. More information about the Inbound Sales role is found here.
  2. Sitel – “Associates will be required to service inbound calls.  Calls may involve billing inquiries, account or product inquiries, product or service orders, installation scheduling or technical product trouble shooting. Our clients come from various industries such as financial services, telecommunications, retail, hospitality and health care.” You would be an employee instead of an Independent Contractor. Apply here.
  3. Sykes/ Alpine Access – Scroll down for opportunities in the US or Canada. Apply here.
  4. Accolade – Hiring Independent Customer Service Agents. Apply using the Agent application here.
  5. Transcom – US Home Agent. Apply here.
  6. Holland America – Direct Reservation Sales Agent. Apply here.
  7. Blooms Today – Independent Sales Agent. Apply here.
  8. Apple – At Home Advisor. Apply here.
  9. NexRep – Inbound/Outbound and email Customer Service. Apply here.
  10. Startek – Customer Care Rep. “Since this is a work at home position, you must also reside in one of the following states below: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming” Apply here (Choose “Startek @Home” on the left).
  11. Sutherland – Gaming Consultant. Apply here.
  12. Asurion – Bilingual Customer Service Representative positions for those who are bilingual French/English or Spanish/English speaking. Apply here.
  13. Conduent – Inbound Customer Care. Apply here.
  14. Great Virtual Works – Various Campaigns to become a Customer Service agent. Involves setting up your very own mini-call center business and then choosing the Arise Platform client campaigns you wish to work on. Here are some of their current campaigns. There are costs associated in working with GVW such as a background check. Register and learn more information about this opportunity here.
  15. Amazon Restaurants – Merchant Support Associate. Apply here.
  16. Convergys – “Sales & Service” Representatives that live in AL, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KA, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NM, MI, OH, NY, PA, SC, ND, SD, WV, VA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, OK, OR, MT, NE. Apply here.
  17. Direct Interactions – “CSR Agents are typically paid between $10.00-$12.00 per hour. Currently, we are not hiring from: HI, MA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, or Washington D.C.” Select an open position to apply to here.
  18. Xact telesolutions – Inbound Service Professional. “This position starts at $9.00 USD per hour for all new candidates. Maximum pay for this position grade with seniority, tenure and experience is $13.00 USD. This position is only open to applicants residing in the following states: FL, GA, MD, ME, NC, TX. Those not residing in those states may apply but will only be contacted when the position is open to that particular state/province.” Apply here.
  19. Telcare Corp Retention Services – Telephone Survey Agent. Apply here!
  20. HSN – Customer Service Representative residing in either TN or FL (Note: “Must live in Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus, Polk, Hardee, Desoto, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, or Osceola Counties within the state of Florida.”) Apply to one of these open positions here.
  21. Next level Solutions – Virtual Independent Agent (Sales/ Customer Service). Learn more and apply here.
  22. Ver-a-fast – Customer Service Representative. Ver-A-Fast is not currently recruiting independent contractors in the following states: AK, CA, CO, CT, HI, MA, NV, NY, OR, WA & WI. Fill out this questionnaire to apply.
  23. Frontline Call center – Call Center Customer Service Agent. Apply here.
  24. Alorica – Various CSR opportunities. Check out open positions and choose one to apply to here.
  25. Expert planet – Periodically accepts applications for Independent Customer Service/ Sales Agents. For more information about current opportunities click here.
  26. Micahtek – “There is great demand for phone agents with data entry skills to serve the 24-hour, 7-day a week Call Center. MicahTek provides on-site training and cross-training. Phone agents answer inbound, scripted calls to process product orders, donations, Prayer calls, and special events through data entry directly into the computer systems.” Apply here.
  27. VIPdesk – Customer Service Positions, both Full and Part time opportunities available. Apply here.
  28. Service800 – Customer Service Representative. Prior experience required. Apply here.
  29. AnswerConnect: Occasionally has remote Business Support Associate positions. Check here to apply.
  30. Angels R Us – Customer Service Representative. NOT HIRING IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: * California* Connecticut* Maryland* Massachusetts* New York* Oregon* Wisconsin Apply here.
  31. Cox Automotive – Appointment Setter/ Customer Service. “Candidates can live in IL, WI or IA but must be able to drive into Dubuque, IA once a month for team meetings.” Apply here.
  32. Arise Virtual Solutions – Involves setting up your very own mini-call center business and then choosing the Arise Platform client campaigns you wish to work on. Here are some of their current campaigns. There are costs associated in working with Arise such as a background check and training courses, etc. Read more about the opportunity here. “FYI there are a few states that Arise doesn’t operate in: California, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
  33. Travel Leaders Group – Travel Specialist, requires 3-5 years’ experience. For more information or to Apply click here.
  34. Concentrix – Work At Home Anywhere US: Customer Product and Purchase Expert (Full Time or Part Time), also hiring for Customer Product Support Advisor (FULL or PART TIME). Apply here.
  35. Intuit – Turbotax Tax Support (Technical Customer Service). No tax experience or credential needed however if you do have an EA or CPA credential there are also lucrative Tax advice work from home opportunities! Apply for an open position here.
  36. Working Solutions – Sales and Customer Service Representative. “We are currently not accepting applications from candidates residing in CA, NY, PA or WA.” Apply here!
  37. Hubstaff – Customer Support and QA technician (Technical Customer Service) see the job description for details and to apply.
  38. Liveworld – Bilingual Customer Service Agent. See the post for which languages they are seeking (there are quite a few from Arabic to Spanish and more!!) Apply here.

 

A day in the life

For me, being in a customer service role at Intuit Turbo Tax was great! I loved getting to know the Turbo Tax software, the people I worked with were amazingly resourceful and friendly and training prepared me well for taking tax support calls. I love helping people and listening for ways I can pleasantly surprise customers so not only did my performance reflect this, Intuit rewarded it consistently with a really nice bonus at the end of the tax season and gift cards throughout the season! As an aside (but certainly not the least of the benefits of working for Intuit, but the pay starts at about $16/ hour!)

Are you interested in customer service from home? What questions or thoughts do you have? Let me know in the comments below!

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Tax Time Tips for those who Work From Home

Tax Time Tips for those who Work From Home

The tax time deductions you need to succeed as a self-employed independent contractor

Note: Please consult a tax professional for questions about your unique tax situation. While I am here to help, I am not a credentialed tax advisor. If sharing comments or questions pertaining to your tax situation, be very careful not to leave sensitive, private information.

Earning money (especially from home) can be a great blessing to accomplish all the things you’d love to do…until tax time that is. Business taxes can seem complicated to many and as an independent contractor come tax time there are advantages you can use to keep that tax bill in check. By planning ahead and keeping your expenses documented you can be sure to have the information on hand  to deduct everything you can to make your profit seem smaller and as a result reduce the amount you would have to pay in taxes.

Tax tips for work from home success

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Employee or Independent Contractor.. that is the question

You may be asking yourself: But wait, I don’t have a “company”…Am I really “self-employed”? Does this even apply to me?

According to the IRS, “generally, you are self-employed if any of the following apply to you.

 

In short, unless you are getting a W-2 from each of the work from home opportunities you’ve done work for, you are likely an independent contractor and will need to pay some self-employment tax. Enter the wonderful, the amazing, the oh-that’s-cool: business expense. These beauties will offset the money you earned and help the IRS understand how much profit you actually made and thus reduce the amount you can be taxed on. Essentially, the less you actually made, the less they tax, the less you pay!

Here are some other important points to keep in mind:

  • If the companies you worked with send a 1099- MISC you’d be considered an independent contractor. If the company you work with gives you a W-2, you are likely their employee and you would list expenses on a Schedule A under “Job-related expenses”. If that’s the case and you aren’t getting any 1099-MISC forms for being an independent contractor, you’ll go here to look at what you can deduct on Schedule A under “job-related expenses”.
  • Always contact the company/companies you worked with to be sure if you are an independent contractor or an employee.
  • Keep track of everything you spend money on that benefits you as pertaining to working from home. Keep receipts in a secure place that will be easy to find at tax time.
  • Take screen shots, print out payments you receive or consider getting a subscription to Quickbooks (they even offer a free 30-day trial!) to help you keep track of income and expenses.

Expenses you can deduct!

 (courtesy of Intuit’s Quickbooks):

Type

Deductible Expenses

Non-Deductible Expenses

Advertising (Line 8)Any materials for marketing your business (e.g. flyers, signage, ads, branded promo items, events or trade shows) and the cost of developing those (e.g. agency or designer costs).Office holiday parties, gifts (e.g. books) that aren’t branded (use “Other Expenses”)
Business Insurance (Line 15)Insurance intended to protect your business (e.g. fire, theft, flood, property, malpractice, errors and omission, general liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation).Health insurance, auto insurance (use “Car Expenses” or Add Mileage), disability insurance
Car Expenses (Line 9)The business portion of your actual car expenses (e.g. gas, insurance, registration, repairs and maintenance) or public transit expenses (e.g. buses) if you use local transportation.Expenses (other than Parking/Tolls) if you use the standard mileage rate (use Add Mileage)
Depreciation and Section 179 (Line 13)Depreciation expense on business assets (e.g. computers, office equipment, tools, furniture, cars). Note: The IRS requires you to use Form 4562 to claim these deductions.Car depreciation if using the standard mileage rate (use Add Mileage)
Home Office Deduction (Line 30)Expenses related to a home office (e.g. business portion of rent, utilities, repairs, insurance, mortgage interest). You’ll need to fill out a Form 8829, unless you use the simplified method.Expenses if you use the simplified method (it includes all home office expenses)
Meals / Entertainment (Line 24b)Meals or entertainment that you had with a client and during which you engaged in business discussions, or those incurred while traveling on an out-of-town business trip.Meals for yourself (e.g. on lunch breaks); dues for athletic clubs
Office Expenses (Line 18)Office expenses (e.g. cleaning services for office, general office maintenance) that don’t have a separate category.Home office costs (use “Home Office”), rent (use “Rent”), utilities (use “Utilities”)
Supplies (Line 22)Any supplies that you use and replace (e.g. cleaning supplies if you clean homes, office supplies like pens or printer ink, hot/cold bags if you do delivery).Office decorations and some other office expenses (use “Office Expenses”)
Travel (Line 24a)Travel costs related to business trips (e.g. lodging, airfare or rental cars, local transportation). The travel must be overnight, away from your residence and primarily for business.Personal costs while traveling (e.g. dinner with a friend), meals while traveling (use “Meals”)
Other Expenses (Line 27a)Any other business expenses that are ordinary and necessary (e.g. education to improve skills for your job, banking fees, association dues, business gifts, industry magazines).Expenses with their own separate categories, expenses that aren’t ordinary and necessary

Less Common Expenses for the Self-Employed

You might encounter some of these expenses in your line of work, but they’re generally less common.

 

Type

 

Deductible Expenses

 

Non-Deductible Expenses

Commissions and Fees (Line 10)Commissions/fees paid to nonemployees to generate revenue (e.g. agent fees). Many companies (e.g. Uber, Airbnb) remove their cut before paying you, so don’t include those.City license fees (use “Taxes/Licenses”), commissions paid to employees (use “Wages”)
Contract Labor (Line 11)Any payments made to independent contractors (e.g. a contracted web developer).Wages paid to employees (use “Wages”), lawyer/professional fees (use “Legal Services”)
Depletion (Line 12)If you’re in the business of mining natural resources (e.g. oil wells, natural gas, logging), you can write off the use of those resources. (We suggest getting an accountant if this applies.)Gas for driving (use “Car Expenses” or Add Mileage), home/office utilities (use “Utilities”)
Employee Benefit Programs (Line 14)Costs related to benefits you provide your employees (e.g. health or life insurance, education assistance, accident or liability insurance).Your own health/retirement benefits (deductible on Form 1040 Line 28 and 29)
Employee Wages (Line 26)Wages paid to employees (e.g. salaries, commissions, bonuses).Employee benefits (use “Employee Benefits”); payments to yourself
Interest (mortgage) (Line 16a)Interest paid on a mortgage for property used for business, other than your primary home. You may receive a Form 1098 from the lender if you pay mortgage interest during the year.Interest on primary home (use “Home Office Deduction” and Form 8829 if used in business)
Interest (car, other) (Line 16b)Other types of interest (e.g. credit cards, business lines of credit, interest on car payments). You can only write off the portion related to business, not the portion related to personal use.Interest on personal loans, home office mortgage interest (use “Home Office Deduction”)
Legal / Professional Services (Line 17)Professional fees related to your business (e.g. attorneys, tax preparers, accountants, other professionals).Services provided by your employees (use “Employee Wages”)
Pension Plans (Line 19)Contributions you make to your employees’ retirement plans (e.g. 401(k), Keogh plans, profit-sharing plans).Contributions made to your own plan (use Form 1040 Line 28)
Rent or Lease (vehicles, equipment) (Line 20a)Rent or lease payments on business property not owned by you (e.g. machines, equipment, vehicles).Car lease payments if you use the standard mileage rate (use Add Mileage)
Rent or Lease (other business property) (Line 20b)Rent or lease payments on items that aren’t vehicles or equipment (e.g. office or land rent), including any government taxes on those items.Rent for home office (use “Home Office”), rent for trade show booths (use “Advertising”)
Repairs and Maintenance (Line 21)Repairs or maintenance on business machines, equipment or offices (e.g. repainting office, fixing computer/laptop, replacing worn parts on equipment).Car-related repairs (use “Car Expenses”), significant improvements (use “Depreciation”)
Taxes/Licenses (Line 23)Various business taxes (e.g. your share of FICA if you have employees) or licenses (e.g. state or local licenses, or licenses required for your business type).Self-employment tax or income tax (see section below)
Utilities (Line 25)Utilities related to your office (e.g. electric, gas, garbage, water).Utilities for your house (use “Home Office”)

 

Note: Please consult a tax professional for questions about your unique tax situation. While I am here to help, I am not a credentialed tax advisor. If sharing comments or questions pertaining to your tax situation, be very careful not to leave sensitive, private information.

 

International Work From Home Directory!

International Work From Home Directory!

These Work from Home Opportunities are open to International Residents!

This post may contain affiliate links but rest assured, I only suggest products that I would recommend to friends and family.

Do you live outside the US and are seeking a job opportunity you can do from home? International work from home is here  and you’ve come to the right place! This directory is a constant work in progress and will be updated consistently over time. If you know of additional opportunities please let me know in the comments below and I’ll happily update the list right away. As always, I’m here to help!

International work from home directory 

Companies that offer International Work From Home positions:

Canada (Can.)

  1. Sykes/ Alpine Access – Customer Service Representative. Apply here.
  2. Concentrix – Work At Home Anywhere Canada: Customer Product and Purchase Expert (Full Time or Part Time), also hiring for Customer Product Support Advisor (FULL or PART TIME). Apply here.
  3. Appen – Frequently has projects that, though competitive, allow you to use your Facebook feed to help them find out what kind of content is most popular. At the time I personally held this position, it paid over $13/ hour. The position is called Social Media Evaluator. Appen also hires Search Engine Evaluators in which you’ll help them discern if search engines are producing relevant results.
  1. Lionbridge* is similar to Appen in that they also have positions open for Social Media evaluators and Search Engine Evaluators. Click here for their jobs pages so you can apply!
  2. Leapforce – According to their job opportunities page they are “experiencing unprecedented demand and growth for qualified home-based independent agents. We are looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.” Opportunities include ones where you would need to know either Chinese or Spanish.
  3. iSoftstone* – Various project based work in line with search engine and/or social media evaluation. Check out their job opportunities page as there is a wide variety available at any given time.
  4. ICUC – Moderator. “Here at ICUC we have a lot of employment opportunities for experienced social media content moderators or community managers that can work in more than one language. If you can work fluently in English and two or more of the following languages, we’d really like to talk! German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, French and Spanish. (Any other languages are an asset as well.)” Apply here.

 

Denmark (DE)

  1. Sitel – “Kundenberater Work@Home (m/w) für ein führendes Internetauktionshaus” Apply here.

 

International Work From Home jobs! Various positions available in multiple countries and/or available Worldwide applicants:

  1. LifeBushido – International work from home as a Virtual Assistant: “Lifebushido believes that people at home, such as stay-at-home-moms, are an incredibly capable and vastly underutilized group of people for getting great work completed.
  • The work involves all the work needed to run the ventures listed on this website.
  • The work starts at 5 hours per week.  If your work is good, you can increase to up to 20 hours per week.  After a few months, we mutually explore your unique talents and the needs of Lifebushido ventures to determine the best work to fit your unique talents.
  • We hire people from around the world.  Lifebushido is run solely by people working part-time from home around the world.
  1. Great Content – “If you love to write, can turn your mind to a wide variety of subjects and can work effectively with clients from around the world, you could be the ideal fit for our pool of writing talent. Apply to join and within days you could be taking on orders from clients as diverse as property firms to fashion labels.
  2. eZdia – “Our projects range from product descriptions to blog posts to in-depth technical articles. Most of the current projects are for eCommerce content. You’ll be paid on a per word agreement, based on the word count of the final draft. The amount varies from project to project. Usually we have plenty of work available; however, the amount of work does rise and fall with the number of orders we get from our clients.” Apply here.
  3. Great Virtual Networks, Independent contractor positions for customer service. Explore current opportunities here by creating a free profile.
  4. Crisp thinking – Content Risk Analyst (Online research type position): “Working from home on a freelance and flexible basis, our content moderators are responsible for reviewing content from social media and UGC platforms and accurately identifying and flagging up the risk contained in line with training and guidelines given.” Take their short test to see if you qualify to apply for one of their open opportunities.
  5. Intuit – Various work from home opportunities across Australia, Canada India and the UK! Apply for an open position here.
  6. Time etc. – Seeking Virtual Assistants to work from home! Here are some criteria this UK based opportunity is seeking:
  • At least 2/3 years relevant work experience
  • Ability to work during the working week (Monday-Friday)
  • Ability to work part time
  • Ability to work from home
  • Your own computer and Office software suite

These Social Media related positions are also open internationally (all over the world – not just the US and Canada!):

  1. Appen – Frequently has projects that, though competitive, allow you to use your Facebook feed to help them find out what kind of content is most popular. At the time I personally held this position, it paid over $13/ hour. The position is called Social Media Evaluator. Appen also hires Search Engine Evaluators in which you’ll help them discern if search engines are producing relevant results.
  1. Lionbridge* is similar to Appen in that they also have positions open for Social Media evaluators and Search Engine Evaluators. Click here for their jobs pages so you can apply!
  2. Leapforce – According to their job opportunities page they are “experiencing unprecedented demand and growth for qualified home-based independent agents. We are looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for some of the world’s largest internet search engine companies.” Opportunities include ones where you would need to know either Chinese or Spanish.

 

Do You live internationally and want an international work from home job? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Make money freelancing as a Courthouse Researcher!

Make money freelancing as a Courthouse Researcher!

Make money freelancing as a Courthouse Researcher!

This post may contain affiliate links but rest assured, I only suggest products that I would recommend to friends and family.

It’s amazing the kinds of independent/work from home that are available today! This field was news to me even after working outside traditional brick and mortar roles for a few years. While it is work outside the home, I still wanted to include it because it is something very flexible that you can do on your own time while you are going about the business of life. As a Courthouse Researcher, typically you’ll work within a deadline to collect as many accurate records as you can. Companies that provide the work usually pay per record so the faster and more accurately you can provide the record, the more money you stand to make.

One company that hires researchers sums up this freelance opportunity nicely so I’ll share it here: “Court Research is the process of going to the courthouse and looking at public documents. You might be looking at mortgages, marriage records, tax liens, judgments, divorces, and more. The very act of going to the courthouse to look up the records is courthouse research.”

Courthouse Researcher

Why courthouse research might be for you:

  • Set your own hours and have a flexible schedule (within the deadline(s) provided).
  • You have access to a laptop and transportation/can get to a courthouse easily
  • Work as much or as little as you want – the more records you collect and submit, the more you’ll make.

How to get this freelance position:

  • Provide basic information about yourself, detail your experience collecting research and which counties you’ll be willing to work in.
  • Most of the below listed companies offer free training to help you get started.

Keep in Mind

  • The faster you type, the more you’ll likely make as payment happens per correct submitted record.
  • It can take time to get up to the hourly rate you’d like to be earned so be sure to give yourself time to ramp up your research and typing game! Need practice? Go here to test and improve your typing skills!
  • “A successful court researcher has a cell phone and a laptop. Almost all projects require collection of information, whether it be on a spreadsheet or into a data entry program. You’ll be using the public terminals located at the courthouse you visit to collect this information. Once hired, you’ll have access to complete training material that will teach you how to understand the information you are looking for. Many counties have several types of courthouses. The training will help you understand which courthouse you need to visit. For example, you wouldn’t go to a criminal court to collect information on mortgages!”

Companies that offer Courthouse Researcher positions:

  1. Information Technologies – Independent Contractor work pulling data related to tax liens and/ or bankruptcies. “Currently we are in search of Court Abstractors/Data Collectors in various regions around the nation. This is an independent contractor position.” To apply, click here.
  2. Deedcollector.com – You’ll be an independent contractor courthouse researcher, and be paid weekly by direct deposit. “An Average researcher needs 4 to 6 weeks to reach full earning potential. This is because it takes time to learn the job. We provide all the tools, training and encouragement for your success, but you will need to provide perseverance, commitment and determination.” Top researchers earn somewhere around $15 – 20/hour. Interested? Apply here.
  3. Advanced Background Check – Document Retrieval and background check research. Note: Application asks questions pertaining to your company name, your experience and if you carry insurance against errors and omissions. If interested, apply here.
  4. JBS Research – Courthouse research position (Independent Contractor). Start your application here.
  5. First National Acceptance Co. – “his is a part-time, independent contractor position that consists of locating and recording the names and addresses of sellers of owner-financed real estate notes. Only a small amount of information is collected so the research is not in-depth or detailed. In many courthouses research is available on computer. Opportunities exist in multiple counties so once the research is caught up in a given county, additional counties may be available for research. Payment is made on a per name basis, often adding up to $12.00 per hour or more. New counties that have not been assigned in the past offer an opportunity for immediate income potential. Researchers are expected to visit the county courthouse on a regular basis in order to keep the research caught up.” Apply here!
  6. Sunlark Research – “We generally are picking up very basic information from the documents available, such as names and addresses. We then enter the information into database or spreadsheet software, depending on the needs of the client. The amount of work available in a given county depends on the population base and growth and mobility of the area as well as on the type(s) of assignments we have available in your area. A very small county (i.e., under 10,000 residents) may have less than one hour of work per month while a very large county (i.e., over 1 million population) can sometimes keep a fast-working researcher busy for several hours each week.” Apply here.
  7. Sentinel Data Retrieval – “We are always looking for qualified, accurate and reliable researchers and court retrievers.” Collect background check data. Click here to apply.

Do you have experience working in a role like this? 

Do you have questions about working from home or have companies to add to this courthouse researcher list? Please share in the comments below. I’m here to help!

How I Made Over $5,000 Reselling Online and You Can TOO!

How I Made Over $5,000 Reselling Online and You Can TOO!

How you too can make over $5,000 reselling Online

This post may contain affiliate links but rest assured that I only suggest products I would recommend to my closest friends and family as well.

When I first started out working from home the position I had was seasonal so looking ahead I knew it would be helpful to have multiple streams of income set up. What are multiple streams of income? A lot like it sounds actually. Basically, it means that you have money coming in from more than one source whether by active means (like an hourly job) or passively (like from an activity that pays you even when you aren’t working, such as in this case: reselling online!).

I had heard about selling on websites such as eBay and the more I explored that the more it seemed like a feasible option for me. My first year I made nearly $4,000 not even really knowing what I was doing. Last year I broke nearly $6,000. This year I’ll likely have earned even more as I’ve studied the ebb and flow of the seasonal nature of the products I offer. Below is a series of steps I’ve distilled down from my  years successfully reselling online.

 

How you too can make $5000 reselling online

Pin This! How you too can make $5000 reselling online!

 

How to make money reselling online

  1. Explore different auction and reselling sites such as eBay, Tophatter and Amazon to determine which one is the best fit for you in terms of cost of listing and selling as well as seller policies. Do you have money to spend on listing fees or do you prefer all costs of selling on that platform to come out of a sale once its ready to ship?

 

  1. Once you’ve decided on one or more platforms to sell on examine how well things are selling and decide what you’d like to sell. Different items sell well at certain times of year and sales may be cyclical/seasonal. For instance, selling things like sunglasses in summer and sweaters in winter might make more sense. Think about how people will use the items you are considering selling. When choosing items to sell, you’ll want to factor in things such as how much the item(s) to obtain, how much it will cost to package and ship as well as how much you’ll be likely to make from each sale after all seller fees from the platform you’ve chosen.

 

  1. In seeking out the items you want to sell, try looking for it on eBay (such as from China) or on Alibaba. Can you negotiate the price such as through Best offer? Do you have to buy the item in Bulk? Be sure to factor in the cost of shipping the item(s) and how long it will take to receive your new inventory as well. Receiving items from China tends to take a minimum of 3-6 weeks.

 

  1. Purchase a small number of items first so you can inspect them for quality and see how long that shipment took to get to you. I strongly recommend writing detailed notes about how your experience was in working with each and every supplier and vendor. After a while all those details can tend to run together!

 

  1. While you are awaiting the arrival of your inventory, set up a small space where you can take photos of your item(s), a place to securely store inventory and prepare the wording for your listings. In many cases such as with small items like jewelry or sunglasses you can set up a mini photo space using white poster board, a couple desk lights, tape and your cell phone! For determining what to write in your listings, look at the wording your competitors are using and see what really grabs your attention about it. Try to use that and come up with similar but distinct wording. Then, when your items arrive, see what else you can add to highlight your products features!

 

  1. When your items come in, inspect them ensuring it is the kind of quality you’d want to receive yourself. If not, be prepared to be polite but firm in requesting either a full refund or a replacement of the damaged merchandise.

 

  1. List your items and track what goes well, and what about the experience doesn’t meet your expectations. Adjust your listings accordingly. Sometimes it can take a few months to get the hang of things. I always say “it’s all in the ebb and flow of business”. Enjoy from the good times and learn from the not so good ones.

 

  1. Consider reinvesting a portion of your profits into your next round of inventory. In my experience reinvesting 60% of my profits kept my out of pocket lower the first year while I was still figuring out what sold well for me and what didn’t. I still maintain the practice of only using profits to buy my inventory (unless it’s a very rare opportunity).

 

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