Monday, August 24, 2009

Top Work-At-Home Tech Jobs (and other online tools for employment-seekers)...

We all know about the tough economic times and the nearly double-digit unemployment numbers. While some entrepreneurs have ventured into temporary income streams with recession blogs and other web startups, there are plenty of ways to use the internet to make money.

To be clear, this is definitely NOT one of those spam emails we all receive about making money from home to become a millionaire in two weeks. Rather, offered here are a few legitimate ideas for those seeking to make a little extra money from home.

First of all, here is an interesting (and current) list of the top ten real work-at-home jobs, according to Bankrate.com:

  1. Virtual Assistant
  2. Medical Transcriptionist
  3. Translator
  4. Web Developer/Designer
  5. Call Center Representative
  6. Tech Support Specialist
  7. Travel Agent
  8. Virtual Teacher
  9. Web Writer/Editor
  10. Franchise Owner


Particularly for those individuals with tech skills, there are plenty of opportunities out there.

So where can you find them?

It almost goes without saying that you should basically NEVER reply to unsolicited email offers for work-at-home jobs. Instead, check out a number of legitimate websites that have sprouted up in recent years. Examples include RatRaceRebellion.com, FlexJobs.com, and HomeWithTheKids.com. Many people, of course, turn to Craigslist as well, but so many of their job boards have been infiltrated by spammers recently that I would recommend only using Craigslist as a last resort.

The internet is a great tool for many things, and those job-seekers who use it most effectively will undoubtedly put themselves at a tremendous advantage.
  

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