Hello again and welcome to this week’s installment in our series “How to Afford Homeschooling”! We’re coming down to the end of the series and I hope you all have found something that you can use in your homes! This week we’re discussing ways to generate income in the home.
Finding a way to bring in additional income to the household is always helpful, but the problem many homeschooling moms run into is finding legitimate work at home opportunities. There are work-at-home scams plastered all across the Internet. (I know this because I fell for a couple of them a few years ago.) So, I thought I’d share a few of the legitimate websites that I’m familiar with.
*Disclosure: I am currently employed by some of these companies. I do not, however, receive a commission for referrals, so you don’t have to worry about me making the job sound better than it is. 🙂
Freelance writing work at home jobs:
LME Guides – This is the company that I work for the most. The owner is a mother of three who started the business after leaving the corporate workforce and I’ve found her to be very understanding of the time demands of homeschooling moms. The company operates five websites about topics such as pharmaceutical drugs, career information, and valid coupons for travel attractions and restauarants, among others. Writers earn monthly revenue on their work, which means that you can write articles now and earn money on them from now on. You can apply here.
Content Current – This website often has articles available for writing, but it’s usually a feast or famine situation. So there are weeks where there’s more work than you can handle and there are weeks where there’s practically nothing at all. The good thing about this company, though, is that when there is work available, it’s very simple to do. Apply here.
Textbroker – I’ve been writing for Textbroker for the last three years off and on and they consistently have assignments available. The only caveat here is that you will be asked to take a writing test when you apply and the jobs that are available to you are based on how well you do. If you’re new to web content writing, I’d advise practicing extensively before signing up. Apply here.
Pure Content – Pure Content is a UK-based content company, which means that you’ll be asked to write in UK English on some assignments. If you write well, though, they’ll send you regular assignments. They also have openings for editors. Apply here.
Non-writing work at home jobs:
Leapforce – I worked for Leapforce a few years ago and I liked it a lot. Basically, you’re evaluating the quality of websites that appear in Google search rankings. The job itself was pretty easy, but it does require following a very detailed list of evaluation standards. When I worked for them, they were paying $13.50 per hour, but I don’t know if that’s still the pay rate today. Apply here.
Lionbridge – I’ve never worked for Lionbridge, but the work is essentially the same as Leapforce. (Generally, if you’ve worked for either of these, then you can’t work for the other one.) I don’t know about their pay rate, but the last time I checked, they were still accepting applications. Apply here.
I hope you all can use these websites to find work at home opportunities! If you have any other suggestions for valid work at home jobs, feel free to post them in the comments. Come back next week for our final series installment “Avoiding Consumerism”. Keep on learning!
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Momma Jo says
These are great suggestions, thanks for sharing
You’re welcome! Hope they’re useful to you! 🙂
Great suggestions and I have been enjoying reading this series 🙂 Thank you for linking up this week to our Hearts for Home Blog Hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon your blog. Of course generating more income is a concern of everyone’s, especially ours. Hoping the Leapforce deal pans out for us too, although there seems to be a lot of steps. Thanks for all of your great money-saving ideas.
You’re so welcome! Hope it works out for you! 🙂
Savannah @ HammockTracks says
Selena, this is a fabulous post! I found you through Hip Homeschool Moms. I hope you’ll consider sharing this at Look What We Did, a month long linkup featured at HammockTracks. If you have one central place on your blog where this series is listed that would be the one to link. Thanks again! -Savannah @ HammockTracks
Hi! Thanks for the invite! I’ll share the final installment post because that has all the previous entry links. 🙂
These are some great suggestions. I can’t wait to check them out. Thank you for sharing 🙂
I’m glad! Hope you can find a job that you like!
Hi Selena 🙂 I am very interested in trying one of these and I was just looking at the Leapforce website. Since you said you worked for them, I thought I would ask you a question. I read through the entire site and as I was reading through the FAQ, I came upon this:
Am I required to take and pass a qualification exam to become an independent agent?
Yes, to become a Leapforce At Home independent agent, you are required to take and pass a two part qualification exam. The exam tests both your theoretical and practical comprehension of search engine evaluation. The qualification exam is difficult and will require your full attention to complete successfully.
How difficult is this exam? I scared me just a little bit 🙂
Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Hi! Yes, you do have to take the exam. But –
It’s open book and you have (if I remember correctly) 4 hours to complete it. It sounds intimidating, but it really wasn’t that bad. 🙂