What are the best paying stay at home jobs?

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  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Well-Known Member

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    What are the best paying stay at home jobs with minimal work hours? I'd like to make between 1500 and 2000 dollars a month. Maybe only doing this job 3 hours a day. What kind of possibilities are there?
     
  2. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    NONE. Expectations that high are unreasonable. Sorry.
     

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    well let's see, you want someone to give you a job that you work 3 hours a day, 5 days week. That works out to about 65 hours/ month and to make $2000/month you need to earn well over $30/hr.

    does that sound reasonable to you? I can't imagine you're going to get that stuffing envelopes at home, or answering phone calls that have been forwarded to you.

    You can make lots more than that but you'll have to give yourself a job and market yourself to companies as a consultant and deliver expert advice or marketing or something in an area in which you have highly specialized experience and connections.

    What skills, experience, or strategic business connections do you have?
     
  4. BarredBuff

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    I thought it was little over the top. I don't have any connections right now, I am just planning right now. What is the most I could make?
     
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    LOL no honest work....
     
  6. ErinP

    ErinP Too many fat quarters... Supporter

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    No one can tell you that... :shrug:
    (And if they try, they're selling you something lol)
     
  7. Nomad

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    I've been looking for something for years. I was making a small amount from ChaCha, but it has tanked and I'm lucky to get 40 cents an hour. I usually just have it on and do other things at the same time like now when I'm on here and posting. I've had 3 questions in the last 10 minutes. I thought it was bad when I was doing 80 an hour. Oh well, I'll keep looking. My expectations are much lower then the OP. I'd just like to make an extra $500 or so a month to supplement my SS.

    Nomad
     
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    Before anyone can tell you what is available you have to provide information on your skills. There are lots of possible jobs many of them most people would not be qualified for.

    What kind of work have you done in the past? What would you be willing to do? What are your skills and talents?

    No one is going to hand you a high paying stay at home...........personally if I knew of one paying that much with that little effort I would already have it ...........LOL

    Some of the best work at home jobs have waiting lists to work and huge competition to get into the companies. In fact many people working at home will not tell you who they work for.
     
  9. YummyBunny

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    I've been a work-at-home medical transcriptionist (MT) for 10 years now. The field is incredibly hard to break into right now, but it is still possible with a little luck and a LOT of persistence. It's not an easy gig by any means, requires a lot of dedication and willingness to learn, and you absolutely have to be comfortable working alone without anyone to turn to if you run into a problem.

    A halfway decent site to do research on this field is: MTStars - Work At Home Medical Transcriptionists
    Read through all the forums, especially the one titled "New MTs."

    I currently make anywhere between $25,000-30,000 working what I would consider full part time, but it is piecemeal work and not an hourly type of job. Good luck in your quest!
     
  10. Terri

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    When I call my doctor after hours, I get a message to call the answering service if it is urgent (if it is an emergency I should call 911).

    I do no know what it pays but I hear kids in the background, so it must be from the answering service's home.
     
  11. happychick

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    We're doing pretty good between our eBay store & our Etsy one, right now we still consider it 'extra', but I see it becoming more then that in the near future (see my signature links) - we easily reach the $ amount goal you have a month - but it takes WAY more time, if you want to make that kind of money from home, you will have to work every day for a lot more then 3 hours!!! We work on it every single day, sometimes putting in full time hours. But it is way more flexible while living on a farm, if the animals need put in because of a storm or the garden needs watered because it is 100 degrees we can do it.

    Ask yourself what your talents are, your skills? What would you enjoy doing?
     
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  12. katlupe

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    I don't know how you'd make that amount of money for 3 hours work either. I find working online a struggle every day. I write reviews that I am paid for. I write ebooks that sell on Amazon. I write my 4 blogs that have affiliate links and advertisements on them that I am paid for. I write articles on various sites, such as HubPages, Squidoo and InfoBarrel and the affiliate links on those sites pay me if someone buys. I have 2 websites selling guitar strings. I sell on eBay and Amazon. I am just starting to see money coming in on a regular basis. Takes time and a lot of writing new content. I can never get behind on it or I won't get any traffic to my various sites. I work every day, many days 10 hours or more. I almost forgot.......networking! Networking is essential.
     
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  13. happychick

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    katlupe - that is a much more realistic picture of what working from home on the computer is. It takes time, keeping up on it, and most importantly - doing more then one thing. That way when you have a slower week on one site, you still make money from another.
     
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  14. LoneMike

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    A possibility you could consider is day trading the financial markets . If you don't have any prior experience then I will warn you that for the majority of unexperienced people and even many that have experience , you probably will lose money at least short term . Most people that do end up making any significant consistent money - do it over time . There is a definite learning curve that takes time & patience so I would recommend demo trading for some reasonable amount of time to get a track record and develope some strategic method and to find out if you have the self discipline to stick to whatever trading plan you develope . Making money in the financial markets is no cake walk but it is possible to make a lot of money .
     
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    Is it very complicated selling on Ebay? I have a lot of "stuff" i'm sure somebody wants....:hysterical:
     
  16. happychick

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    Nope, not to hard! You need a ebay account & paypal account before starting. Also, if you have never sold on ebay before, they hold your money from sales for a week after each sale for like the first month just to make sure you are a honest seller. It's not as bad as it sounds, and if you have loads to sell you will quickly climb ranks! :)
     
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    There are some illegal and/or immoral ones that'll pay that much...(that'd require you to, pardon the pun on your name, get bare in the buff... or grow illegal consumables)... but legitimate ones? not so many. IF anyone/everyone could make 2K/month, for 15 hours a week, don't you think everyone would be doing it.

    Supply and demand kills the aspirations of stay at home workers.... there are millions of 'workers' and only a handful of real jobs, the main one being transcription, and a lot of that is going to India (from what I read here...)

    Work at home? Long hours, low pay...

    I've found a niche market, where I can work at home quite a bit, researching land, oil, gas, and mineral deeds. I do have to go to town on occasion, depending on where the work is situated. I can sometimes work for weeks at a time on a project, using my computer and the internet to download and digest ancient deeds, to ascertain ownership rights.
     
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    hahahaahahahaha good luck with that one! Unless you want to work at at brothel I'd say you are SOL
     
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  19. SashayXP

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    you know, YUMMY, transcription is always mentioned as a viable work at home opportunity and it always hacks me off that everyone and their dog think they can do what I do and make what I make! Never mind "breaking in"...does the poster know ANYTHING at all about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, lab terms, surgical terms, equipment and drugs (not the illicit kind)? No? Then you are not qualified to be an MT and DEFINITELY not qualified to work at home. Working at home is great...but training and experience comes before working at home. So many folks think that they can just "get" a job working at home making great money but with no experience, no training and no WORK (3 hours a day? Are you kidding?). As for the suggestion of brothel...which was pretty funny since I understand the ladies in nevada work more than 3 hours per day...but I am also pretty sure you can't get past zoning laws and health laws to open a brothel at your house. If you DO find what you are looking for...3 hours a day $2000 a month...be sure and let us know. I will not hold my breath on that one. I make more money than that...but I can't do it in 3 hours a day.
     
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    Starting as an MT many years ago, it took me 2 years of working, after 18 months of training and 3 months probation, to start making minimum wage! Takes a long while to develop the speed and confidence for MT work. After 11 years experience, yes, I'm doing nicely thank you, but it sure was tough getting that experience. Many of the MT companies are going/have gone to voice recognition systems so all the transcriptionist does is edit reports which pays 1/2 the standard transcription rate!