5 Legitimate Work From Home Jobs & Opportunities (2017)

5 LEGIT work from home jobs - some great #job ideas here! - /legitimate-work-from-home-jobs/...We live in tough times. Those who are not unemployed are under-employed. Many people agonize between taking a second job and family time. My goal is to share with you some legitimate work-from-home jobs that will allow you to earn extra income for your family from the comfort of your own home on your schedule....We live in tough times. Those who are not unemployed are under-employed.

Many people agonize between taking a second job and family time.

My goal is to share with you some legitimate work from home jobs that will allow you to earn extra income for your family part time from the comfort of your own home on your schedule.

Many of these examples I have personally used to add extra income to my household when needed. I am not going to focus on starting an online business in this post (although, for the diligent there is money to be made in blogging (FREE Book here), Adsense, creating your own products, selling on Ebay, and affiliate sales.)

Instead, I want to introduce to you a few reputable work-from-home companies that will pay you for your work. All of these will send 1099’s for tax purposes.

5 legit opportunities to work from home


I was hesitant to put this one one here since it isn’t a job per se, but it is a legit way to make a few bucks. Basically this is a free site that offers you a bunch of ways to earn cash, gift cards, or other rewards.

You can earn by answering polls, taking surveys, doing simple tasks (like giving feedback about a website), trading in old video games or books, and even playing games on their site.

I have used them for months and have received multiple payments from them, so I can attest that it is legit. While you won’t get rich doing this, to me it seems like a great way for stay at home moms (or teens) to make some money.  Probably won’t earn as much as some of the others listed here, but it will also be much easier. Find out more check out our Swagbucks review or their website here.

2Demand Studios

They have many different employment opportunities that range from Writers, Editors, Title Editors, Filmmakers, and more. They are usually hiring for certain positions at certain times so you have to keep your eyes peeled. I have made several thousand dollars in article writing and title editing. I even got my wife into doing title editing and earning extra spending money. As a writer you can make between $7.50-$20.00 per 150-500 word article. I usually write about two articles an hour (that’s $30.00 an hour at $15.00 an article). You do not have to be a prolific writer or have a background in writing to get accepted. Most articles are in a “How to” format. So, if you are the type that enjoys learning something new and then explaining it to someone else then this could be a fun work for you. Most of their content goes on eHow.com or LiveStrong.com.

Let’s say you have a trip you want to take in a month. Just decide how many articles you would have to write a day to reach your goal. They pay by Paypal every Wednesday and Friday. There is no payment threshold that you have to meet either. If you have money in your account, you will get paid. They currently have thousands of titles to choose from in the system and you can reserve up to ten at a time.


They are a vendor for Google. Once you are accepted in the program you log-in to the Google interface and rate websites. Google wants their searches to be relevant. They use human raters to rate whether the content is worthy or spam. At the time of this writing, they pay $11.50 an hour.


This is a great place to earn extra income if you want to write on simple projects. They pay is much less, but the projects are easy to write on. I once wrote several 150 word articles for someone that was creating an Extreme Sports website. The work was fun. I simply wrote a short bio about different professional athletes.


If you want more human interaction, then you might want to consider LiveOps. LiveOps is an at home call service that you dial into while in the comfort of your own home. You will have to make a weekly schedule, but you will never have to commute anywhere. All calls are inbound from people responding to infomercials and you basically take their ordering information while being logged into the LiveOps system. They pay is around $9.50 but you do earn commission for different products sold.

Wrapping it up

Hopefully, this list will get you started thinking about ways to supplement your income. This resource is also good for Stay-at-home moms that are looking for ways to earn so money without being on a tight schedule. There are many more work-from-home companies out there, but these are all ones I have had personal interaction with and can recommend that they are legitimate. And if you need more ideas, here are 20 more work-from-home companies for you to look into.


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  1. OTC

    never heard of leapforce but it could be interesting. some people build websites from home and try to monetize them, may be a decent alternative.

  2. Adam

    What a wonderfully helpful post. It is so hard to find LEGITIMATE ways to earn a few extra dollars online without doing so 5 cents at a time.

    I love the Demand Studios idea, since I enjoy posting articles anyway, but all of these are helpful.


  3. Carole

    Good article! I looked at the Demand Studios website and would definitely appreciate some tips for the application.

  4. Kick debt off

    Great info Jonathan!
    I am only familiar with textbroker but never tried them. Having such piece of information is particularly helpful to lead people in the right direction to avoid internet scams.

  5. [email protected]

    This is good direction. My wife lost her job just before the holidays and is investigating various situations. The work at home “jobs” are mostly scams designed to get you to send them money. Even many of the regular jobs advertised fall into this category. They seem like legitimate wage jobs, but dig a little farther and it’s a work at home scam.

    There must be big money in that right now with so many people out of work and desperate for anything.

  6. Jonathan

    @carole – their hiring comes in waves, but hiring writers is what they do on a regular basis. The best tip I can give is when you write a sample article make it between 400-500 words long and write it in a "How to" format. You should have an introduction that is about 50-75 words and then 5 steps with a paragraph each. Be as specific as possible when explaining your topic. You can write on even the simplest of ideas.

    @kick debt off – There are actually many websites that hire writers and you do not have to be a professional writer. Some pay you up front and others pay revenue long term for either page views or adsense revenue.

    @[email protected] of Your Rut – You also might want to have your wife look into a free forum that post credible positions. The forum is filled with at-home workers who weed out the scams from the real ones. The website is http://workplacelikehome.com I hope that helps!

  7. Jason @ MyMoneyMinute

    Wow, great to see some legit websites out there. I’ll have to pass these on to friends & family that are looking for some side money.

    I wouldn’t mind making $30/hr to write a few articles ;o)

  8. MD

    Thank you for this post! I live in a small town and it’s not easy to come up with second jobs (or primary jobs for that matter) around here. I’ve been looking for a way to make some extra money. I’ll be sure to check these out.

  9. Jonathan

    @MD – You are welcome. I actually covered 21 work at home programs on one of my blogs a few weeks back. You can view the whole list of work at home opportunities here: http://jonathanmilligan.com/21-simple-ideas-to-get-cash-fast-for-an-emergency-fund/

    Some are just simple ideas for getting cash quickly and others you can do for a longer period of time.

  10. Julie

    Thank you SO much for this article! I have been applying everywhere I can think of for minimum wage jobs and having no luck. As someone newly on the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover I really wanted to find a second job and these ideas are great! I’m a writer so it promises to be easy work for me. Thanks for the tips and for doing the research to weed out the good from the bad. I’m very excited 🙂

  11. Jonathan

    @Julie – You are more then welcome. I have a whole list of freelance sites that either pay up front or pay by revenue. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks!

    • cristie

      I too am interested with the additional websites.

    • Bobby

      I’m interested too please. I went 2 years with no work, then got a job for 3 months then lost it 2 weeks ago. Now I want to work from home and save up money and move to the Philippines with my wife and start doing it from there 🙂

    • Marilee Barlow

      I would be interested in additional websites and information you have on work from home jobs. I am looking to supplement my current income to give myself some breathing room and to get things back in the black. Your information would be very appreciated. I stumbled across this on pinterest of all places. My own internet research was turning up nothing useful or beneficial.

  12. Julie

    Jonathan – I am VERY interested! I did go to the link you provided in an early comment, and I will investigate those. I assume those are the sites you’re refering to, but if there are others, please share!
    Question: Demand Studion, in reference to Editor positions, states they require “five years of demonstrated editing or copyediting experience with a newspaper, magazine or book publisher”. How do you become a title editor, as I didn’t see anything like that?

  13. roger

    Thank you so much for this post. This is just what I have been looking for, work from home opportunities from a trusted source. I recently signed up for FlexJobs to find a job I could do from home, but so far I have found the requirements in terms of experience or specific skills to be outside of my background.
    I gained even more information by reading the comments of others. Thanks again.

  14. Jonathan

    @roger – you are welcome. My wife stays at home with our kids but she wanted to find work to do that was flexible. These are the sites we have found to be trustworthy.

    @Julie – They do still hire title editors but not as often. It is fun work and you get paid .04 cent per title. Might not sound like a lot but some titles do not even need editing. You can realistically make $10-15 hour (sometimes more). I would just keep your eyes peeled and monitor the site. Also, If you get in on one job (like a writer) you have an option to apply to all the other positions if you want. Once a Title Editor does not log in for 30 days they are kicked out essentially so probably once they get depleted they will hire again.

    If you want more paid for content sites as a freelancer, look into these as well:


  15. Jonathan

    @[email protected] – I got your email, but I got an error message both times i tried to reply. Let me know if you didn’t get them from me.

  16. [email protected]

    I didn’t get either…perhaps I inadvertently put .com as opposed to .net?

  17. roger

    Jonathan, I would like to start doing some tech writing. Most of my work history was in engineering, until I got laid off about 6 years ago. For the last 4 years I have been working at an elementary school as the tech support person. I taught some undergraduate business courses for a couple of years and my wife and I are currently teaching an ESL class for adults. I enjoy writing and have always have had positive feedback on my writing skills in college, But how do I transform all of this background into a resume for an online tech writing position? I can write some articles to put in a portfolio, but beyond that I have nothing to show. What is the acceptable format for a resume to apply for positons at these websites you recommend? Is it vastly different than the tradtional work history, education, skills resume?

  18. Micah

    Mr. Milligan, I am a 21 year old home schooled young man. Who would like some tips for the Demand Studios application process if available.

    Thank you in advance!


    Micah Tribelhorn

  19. Ryan

    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for sharing the list. My girlfriend has earned a very nice salary working with Demand Studios over the past year. Great company.

  20. Julie

    I’m frustrated … the sites offering work, it seems, are only willing to pay about $2.50 for 300 words. I am unable to research and then write 3+ 300-word articles per hour for barely minimum wage.
    I had hoped Demand Studios would be better, but I just got an email thanking me for my submission but “At this time, we do not have any assignments for you that fit our needs.” Not sure if they are rejecting my writing or my experience, but there’s no promise to keep me in que or suggesting when, if at all, I might re-apply.

  21. Jonathan

    @Julie – keep your chin up. They hire in spurts and you may just get an email soon asking you to join. I encourage you to look into http://workplacelikehome.com there is a whole thread dedicated to writing jobs online. In fact one sticky post list 50 freelance writer sites. You need to look into it.

  22. Julie

    Jonathan – thanks for the encouragement. I DID visit the web address you referenced but the forum notes were so cryptic as to be unable to decipher what sites they were referencing. There is a rule about writing any sites out in full (??) and I couldn’t figure out how to get in “the know” about the short-forms (KBG is one that comes to mind). I did post asking the reason for this policy and for a little help in translation but received no replies.

  23. Jonathan

    @julie – I hear you. Those are mostly phone jobs anyways. The reason they do it is because people talk about everything (good, bad, ugly) and they don’t want to lose their job if the name of the company is showing up in the search engines is my guess. Keep scrolling down and there is a writing gigs or writing jobs thread somewhere. Also, go to Indeed.com and type in Freelance Writer there are many companies looking to hire people who like to write.

  24. [email protected]

    Jonathan & Julie – I put an application in to Demand Studios as well and have not heard yet, but a friend of mine did also, and got the same message Julie did, “At this time, we do not have any assignments for you that fit our needs”. I’m no expert, but that friend has a solid writing history, so it may not be a matter of Julie’s qualifications.

    Is it possible that given the state of the job market they’re swamped with applicants?

  25. Leonard Martin

    I really appreciate the time and research that went into this article. It seems there is so much garbae to sift through that this article will be really helpful to the people who desere to go right to the source.

  26. Miguel

    Hi, what is the application process for demand studios?

  27. Jonathan

    Now this is a unique list! I have seen so many articles of this time and they usually list every possible moneymaker out there, and most of them are crap.

    These are all clearly legitimate, with a clear pay schedule.

    My only concern is that they are all “time for money” type positions, and there is a lot of time involved in some of them for only a bit of money.

    I also find that the websites are not giving enough information about what is required or expected before asking to to sign up.

  28. Joshua Noerr

    Thank you very much for this article. I have a family member struggling right now, and I can’t wait to share this information with them.

  29. NelsonMuntz

    What a nice post!
    thank you very much. Let me tell you that I am new in this blog
    and I just subscribed for newsletters.
    this is wonderful!!!! keep the good job!!!!!!

  30. Lauren Jackson

    This is great, thanks! How do I contact you on tips for the application process for the article writing?? Or is this comment me contacting you? 🙂

  31. Jonathan

    @Lauren – The best tip I can give is when you write a sample article make it between 400-500 words long and write it in a “How to” format. You should have an introduction that is about 50-75 words and then 4-5 steps with a paragraph each. Be as specific as possible when explaining your topic. You can write on even the simplest of ideas.

  32. Tanya Ansley

    hi- found your site while surfing the net and just marked it as a favorite. I would very much appreciate for you to please send me some info on the Demand Studio application you mentioned on the site.
    your site is very friendly and informative- A real common sense approach. I really apprecatiate the fact that you give the information and then add your personal take.
    Tanya Ansley

  33. Julie

    I’m curious how many people who read this have any luck getting hired on with Demand Studios? I possess above-average writing skills and submitted an entry that was outright rejected without explanation or recourse. An applicant, I was advised, may not re-apply if rejected. As no explanation was provided I cannot know why I was summarily dismissed.

  34. Renee

    Great Article!

  35. Dana Omick

    I am very interested in several of the work from home jobs. I would like to find out more for an immediate opportunity. My contact number is 909-767-0902

  36. Patricia

    I recently applied to Demand Studios and was rejected saying that they were unable to offer me a writing assignment at this time as they’ve had an increase of freelancing positions and are having to turn away even highly qualified writers. It seems that others are getting or had the same thing happen. In Demand Studio’s FAQ’s page, it says that a person can apply for different positions at different times, but they don’t want you to apply more than once. I was in a forum where someone said they had applied 5 times before they were accepted as a freelance writer for Demand Studios. Maybe a person can reapply at a later date. With that in mind, it still seems hopeful.

  37. Jonathan Milligan

    @Patricia Don’t be discouraged there are many places that hire writers and pay them up front. Go here for a great list: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/2014/02/5-surprising-freelance-writing-jobs/


  38. Brandie

    I like how dammand studios sound, how do I get started?

  39. Jonathan

    Hi Brandie,

    It is pretty much like any job. You will have to submit a resume along with a sample article. Just be sure the article is about 500 words long.

  40. Build and Repair Credit

    Wow I actually never heard of these before, thanks for the great info!

  41. Surfie

    I actually just got hired by Demand Studios a couple weeks ago, before I even found this post. I spend a lot more than 30 minutes on an article though. The actual writing portion doesn’t take more than 30 minutes, but researching the information takes at least an hour for me. They require you to have references for each article, and there is a long list of blacklisted sites that you cannnot use as references. I sometimes have a hard time finding suitable references, although I think part of it is that I may be trying too hard and passing over sites they would be OK with.

    There is a huge list of topics available to write, usually well over 100,000. But my experience is limited and I can spend an hour or more just sifting through the lists trying to find a topic I can actually write on. It’s not a fast money maker for me at all, but it is enjoyable and I hope to get faster as I learn. I’m trying to find other sites to supplement this income, so I’m very relieved to find this list of reliably legitimate jobs!

    Jonathan, can you tell me more about the Leapforce jobs? If you pass the qualification exams (which they say are difficult), how do you claim jobs? Do you have to bid on them like with Live Work? I’ve been poring over their website and FAQ pages but they are somewhat vague about some things. What exactly do we need to know for the qualification exams, and what would the actual work entail? I really liked how Live Work went into detail to let you see exactly what it would be like and I was hoping Leapforce had something similar.

    Sorry for such a long comment! 🙂

  42. Jen


    There are other companies besides Leapforce that all basically do the same thing. Besides Leapforce, google Lionbridge, Butler Hill Group, and Workforce Logic. All four of these companies are hiring in the United States right now. In fact, I’ve applied to all four companies within the last two weeks and am getting ready to test for Leapforce next week. All you need to do to apply to these positions is make sure you have a resume ready to go. All I did with mine was to change the title of the position I was seeking on the resume and convert it to a PDF to upload to their Websites. If you apply to all four, then whoever hires you first gets you. You can only work for ONE of these companies at a time. From what I understand, depending on how busy they are, it could take a week to get back to you… or several months. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to apply to all of them. Should you get hired by anyone, you can also put your applications on hold with the other companies so that when your contract is up with whoever hires you, you can reapply to the other three companies to keep your revenue stream going. All pay pretty decently for the work that you do. I signed an NDA with Leapforce, so I can’t say how much you get paid, but google it and you will find out. I will say that Lionbridge and Butler Hill Group (and I do believe Workforce Logic as well) pays more, but you don’t get to work as many hours (I believe it’s something like up to 20/hours/week for those companies and up to 30/hours/week with Leapforce). However, if you apply to Lionbridge, be advised that they don’t hire in every state. I think it’s something like they only hire in about less than half of the states, although I don’t remember which ones. Since that application takes by far the longest (as in, you just can’t send a resume in– you have to type up your past positions, education, etc., so it’s a real pain).

    I learned all of this information by googling. There are a number of forums that discuss these positions. Be forewarned, though, that people do sign NDA’s with the companies and cannot divulge much information, eg., pay rates, what they do, what they ask on the tests, etc.

    Good luck!

  43. Daniel Huntley

    I am very interested in the demand post jobs(#1). Any information you could give me would be very appreciated.



  44. Rebecca

    Jonathan, Thanks for the info. I forwarded it to my daughter who’s a pretty good writer.
    By the way do you know anything about this address: Learn today
    is it okay?
    Thanks again

  45. sophia

    Hello, I was very interested in the liveops, but unfortunately they are not hiring in cali as of this moment, so I went on to my second choice and I tried filling out the leapforce application and it keeps stating, “A system error has occurred. Please use your browser’s back button to return to the page you were viewing.” it has been doing this over the last 2 days probably a total of 10 times trying to submit my application. I am going to follow Jens advice and try a few others as well to see if they are hiring if not my third runner up would be the freelance writer. I read some of the things you, and others have stated about the freelance writer and it seems very interesting. I actually know some one that has done several articles, and loves it. I am just not quite sure if it is my cup of tea. Thanks for the wonderful tips and insight on working from home. I hope I land something soon. *fingers crossed*

  46. sophia

    One other quick question, I don’t recall reading any comments about LiveWork.com. Has any one done this? If so, how does it work? is there decent money to be made (and by decent, I mean I only need about 500-1000 extra a month to get by, although if more is involved I would not turn it down…LOL!!) Any suggestions from those who have worked for LiveWork.com would help…thank you!

  47. Jonathan

    @Sophia – My wife used them quite a bit and they are very reputable. This was a year or so ago. If you like a variety of work tasks then it would be ideal for you.

  48. Tola

    Your information is very useful and helpful. I’ve always believed its possible to make an honest income on the internet and i must say im very glad i found this site. But i would like to know if all this oportunities are opened to nigerians.

  49. Penny

    Great Info, does anyone know about typing jobs? I have done mystery shopping but takes a long time for payment. Do you also know of reputable companys that pay weekly or at least every 2 weeks? I really need work badly. Would prefer to work at home.

  50. Rhonda Hammock

    I am a middle-aged woman working retail management in a position where the demands grow greater every day and time at home is less every hour. Holiday hour increases started a month early this year. Without going into personal detail I need a way to make enough money to stay at home with my disabled husband. Something has to change, but I don’t have a lot of time to invest in reading and researching all my options to get started. The situation is desperate. Can you help me by narrowing the search a bit and say a prayer?

  51. Becka

    I went to bbb.org and they gave Leapforce, Inc. an F rating. How can I trust such an organization if there is really no information on that site about them and they received an F rating?

  52. Jonathan

    Hi Becka,

    I worked for them for several months and never had a problem. That was my own experience though. It has been over a year so maybe things have changed?

  53. renz

    i`ve tried some of the links that you have posted but i cannot apply because i am not an american citizen. what do you think should i do? i am a high school student and i want to earn money for my needs.

  54. Sasha

    Thank you for the post. Like Renz I am not American, (Canadian) and will probably run into similar issues. I have some medical problems which have thrown a wrench in my employment plans. Just like in the US, people often fall through the cracks here in Canada too. I am sure I can find a way to take these great suggestions on home/self employment and find companies or sites willing to pay a foreigner.

    Good luck to everyone reading, I hope you find something which interests you and assists your income.

  55. Miss Sanders

    This is a great article. I am interested in the Demand Studios site and you mentioned you do not have to be a professional writer, however, the website asks for professional writers.

    I am currently a student seeking a degree in English and technical writing. I am pursuing a career as a print copy editor and I do not have any professional experience at the moment, but I am seeking experience.

    With little experience and in my final year of school do you feel I could still apply for a copy editor position with Demand Studios and the other sites?

  56. Debi

    Hi, I would like to get more info on work at homes. Particularly Demand Studios, Live work, Leapforce & Live ops. Thank you, Debi

  57. Ash @ PayForSchool

    Thank you so much for this article! As a college student trying to put school first but still needing to work part time (well more if I could) these idea’s will definitely help me make a little extra money to fill out what my small part time gig doesn’t! Thanks again Bob & Jonathan!

  58. Daniel

    Anyone tried livework?

  59. Chris


    I just wanted to stop in and say thank you very much for posting up a well written article like this. It is rare that I find anything of tangible value online these days. I fully intend on researching and applying for a vast majority of these. I also wanted to note that I find it awesome that you actually respond to your readers posts and that you try to help people as much as you can. Kudos!! Keep up the great work

  60. Dan Cassidy

    Hey Jonathan,

    Great article and thank you for not posting about the typical work at home scams that most biz opp junkies write about! I was anticipating the usual nonsense that I see everywhere else on the Internet when searching for work at home related information.

    People should also consider reseller opportunities for various services as another viable and legitimate work at home job. You can resell services like SEO and web hosting and make a very good living without having to actually perform the services yourself or invest in expensive equipment or software.

    Just out of curiosity what are your feelings on network marketing? Do you support it as a legitimate business model? Have you ever tried it?


  61. Carmen Henigin

    Hi, Jonathan. I am new at this researching work-from-home experience, but your site has been very helpful. I am very interested in Demand Studios, but was wondering if you would be willing to email one of your own writing samples to me. I am trying to get a good idea of what it is for which they are looking. Thanks!

  62. Pam Collins

    Hi Jonathon,
    I’ve been reading your emails and articles for some time now and wanted to express my thanks for your good ideas! I’m ready to pursue some of the writing opportunities but I do have a question: As I read through the posts I noticed that they go back over a year. Do you feel that the information regarding the different venues was current? Or do were there any changes we should be aware of before plunging into this? Thanks again!

  63. Simon Noble

    I must admit ive never heard of these 5 companies, and Ive read a lot online about working with your computer. That leapfrog looks interesting I have to say. Will check it out in a bit, thanks

  64. Beverly

    workingsolutions.com is another legitimate. They have both phone and data entry jobs. The application/screening process is quick but they are very popular and you can be on a waitlist for months. They are picky about their projects and the people completing the projects. I was on a 6 month data entry project last year and they paid for all training, conference calls and quality assessments during the process.

    I’ve also heard about elance.com and chacha.com. I made it through the online training for chacha.com then discovered the pay is horrible – two cents per task completed. Even if I am running at superhero speed, the most I could make per hour was low compared to the amount of time and tasks involved. elance is for professionals who have skills and can offer their skills for projects – such as creating a document template, website, etc. The pay seems to be very good for the tasks. Some of the projects require short term commitment and pay hundreds of dollars.

  65. Gennifer

    I worked with Lepaforce for 1 1/2 years and now work for Lionbridge. I was wondering if anyone has ever worked for “Butler Hill” or been hired for the ads quality rater job from google but through workforcelogic. My position at Lionbridge is a new one (as far as I can tell) and I don’t feel very secure because the project does not seem to be doing as well as my superiors were hoping. Any info for “butler hill” or “googles ad rater” would be nice. I plan on applying at “demand studios” this weekend, that one looks like good pay!!!

  66. Alicia Cole Passamonte

    Thanks so much for the work at home opportunities. I lost my job 20 months ago, which has NEVER happened in my 25 years of working, because I became wheelchair bound. Although I AM able to work, it’s pretty hard to get a job in my field (non-profit, working with children & families) in this economy and especially when you are handicapped! It doesn’t help that I live in the county with the highest unemployment rate in NY, and it’s an historic town, which means many of our buildings aren’t handicap accessible, and with the snow and ice we’ve had this winter, getting in and out on my own is virtually impossible at times!

    I am awaiting disability, but would rather NOT be “disabled” and truly we can’t afford it! Medical bills are outrageous, and having health care is almost worse than NOT having it because we can’t afford my monthly medications co-pays, much less our specialist and hospital co-pays! I’ve already applied for the Leapforce job, and attempted to apply for the Live Ops positions, but they AREN’T hiring in NEW YORK, for all of your NY readers. I already write for Squidoo, but haven’t made any money for my posts, yet, so I’m considering starting my own blog and registering with ad-sense. I believe I will apply for ALL of the other opportunities you have listed as well! Since I stay up all night while my kids & husband area sleeping, they all make perfect sense to me. PLEASE let me know via e-mail if you have a blog site that you recommend over others. I’ve taken several looks around, but can’t decide which is the best for me. Squidoo just fell into my lap because I liked their format and the opportunity to make money that they described, and perhaps it’s just a waiting game and I will find myself making some in a bit.

    Again, thank you so much and God Bless!

    Alicia Passamonte

  67. Alicia Cole Passamonte

    I know I wrote a long post earlier, but I couldn’t find out how to contact you and I’d like some tips for applying for Demand Studios.

    Again, thanks so much for your post & God Bless you for trying to help others! That’s something I’ve spent my life trying to do, but in a different way.

    Alicia Passamonte

  68. April

    Great topic, I have endlessly searched for ways to bring in extra income. I like the structure at demand studios, sadly I’m just not a good enough writer for them…but I’ll live. In actuality I have found a way for me to make more money and am very happy about it, it’s not a lot but it does bring in around an extra $200 per week and these days, what more can we ask for.
    Anyways again…great topic.



  69. Gennifer

    Well I did’nt get accepted by Demand Studios but I may try again later with a different email address. April, what do you do for that extra $200 a week. I have little extra time but really need at least an extra $100 a week. Thinking about looking into elance, odesk and text broker.

  70. Cherie

    Wonderful info…thanks so much…how do I prepare for the Leapforce testing? Also , as for the other sites, I love to write but don’t fully know what format/file to send in…ie: I need help/instuctions or a website referral to learn about using pdf, jpg, how to attach resume..etc. as this was something I never had much experience with and feel totally computer illiterate in this aspect. God Bless…..

  71. Candice

    I have heard that you can earn money by blogging, and did a google search to research some ways to do that. This website was the first one I clicked on. Wow! One article has led to another and I’m blown away at all the great info you have here! I lost my job a year ago, and still haven’t found a job. Things are tight, and I need to find something to make some extra money. These are great ideas and I’m looking forward to checking them out. Any advice is welcome! 🙂

  72. Jim Delfino

    Bob, I am interested in learning more about Demand Studios. My talents are in the research, communication and teaching areas – which seems to me to be a good fit. I see where I can apply on the Demand Media website, but any other info would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,


  73. Virtual Jobs

    This is a great work from home resource. Some other reputable companies that often hire telecommuters are HSN (Home Shopping Network), Dell, Hilton Hotels, Uhaul, and Jet Blue Airways.

  74. Dan Henning

    Hello Jonathan:

    I have spent over 11 years dedicated to pursuing a career in software developmet; however, since graduating from college in 2008, I have not seen any real prospect of achieving my goals in this field. I don’t need a $60,000 hobby!

    Many people, including previous instructors, have indicated that I have natural writing ability; therefore, I am considering freelance writing as a possible course of action. Can you help my learn how to break into this field?

    Thanks in advance, Dan

  75. Michelle Stewart

    Hey Jon! I just wanted you to know that you have helped me so much! I’ve been praying for something I can do from home just until my daughter goes to school in a year. Her twin passed away a year ago and she is still very clingy to me and we are both sad and just want to continue to spend time together until her schooling begins. Thank you so much for this article! I hope to eventually help others as you have helped me! Thanks again and take care!!