How to Find Extra Work from Home

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Finding extra work from home

We all know that sometimes working a job where you have to commute or travel isn’t always convenient. Travel costs and other expenses like food and beverages can really pile up and be a huge subtraction from your pay. That’s why sometimes more people are opting to work from home instead. In some cases, some people actually have a full time job and a part time job online just as supplemental income.

If you too would like to work from home, here’s a guide to how you can find work right from the comforts of your own home.

You Will Need:

Stable Internet Connection, a good computer, skills that are marketable online, and a way to get paid (bank account, Paypal, etc)

What Kind of Work Can You Get from Home?

Depending on what skills you have, you can get different kinds of work from home. If you do not have any particular career path you’ve already gone through, working from home usually depends on what sort of marketable skills you may have. If you enjoy writing or researching, then you might have luck finding a job as a web content writer. If you’re more of a creative person, then you can become a designer (web, print). You can even become a programmer if that’s what you wish.

More and more fields are converting or delving into the online market nowadays. You can be a consultant (of any sort), a life coach, a teacher or tutor and still find work online. It really all just depends on how well you search for a part-time or full time job.

Look for Work on Freelancing Sites

Freelancing websites such as or usually have a lot of job listings which you can apply for. These include part time or per assignment basis work orders or even full-time work. It all depends on your availability and the level of commitment that you have. You can get a 40-hour week, or 10 hours a week along with other part time jobs. Ultimately it’s really up to you.

Depending on the site you get your job from, you might have to log into certain programs which can track your progress or hours to ensure that you are working the amount of hours that you are actually supposed to.

If you’re only looking for a quick job that can get you a bit of money, you can explore where you can offer any sort of services for $5.

Be Disciplined

Working from home means that there will be no boss to police you when it comes to your working hours and productivity. This is no excuse to slack off. Just like in office-based jobs, low efficiency and productivity in online jobs can get you fired. Designate your work hours, keep yourself organized, schedule your tasks and make sure that you stay away from distractions so that you can maximize your work hours so you can still actually have a social life!

Chrissy writes for Smart Poppy, a premier destination for discounted high end cosmetics in Australia.

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