Earn a steady income working from home

Working and earning money from home can be a dream, but it can also be the real deal that changes your life. You can be skeptical of the methods of earning money by working at home, but they do exist. Here are some of them :

When working from home, you’re your own personal manager. Without things like an in-person meeting schedule to break up your day, you can be quick to lose focus or burn out. To stay on schedule, segment what you’ll do and when over the course of the day. If you have an online calendar, create personal events and reminders that tell you when to shift gears and start on new tasks. Google Calendar makes this easy.

Telemarketer : To qualify for this job, it’s best to be a skillful communicator, well-organized, and have customer service experience. Some companies outsource their cold-calling campaigns to third parties who hire home-based workers to place the calls. Telemarketers are typically paid by the hour, and they may earn incentives and commission based on performance. Companies hiring home-based workers include Intrep.com and Indeed. Keep in mind that a legitimate company will typically not require you to pay a fee to get information or leads.

Get out of the house. Meagan French, marketing consultant with San Francisco-based Meagan French Marketing, likes to work out of coffee shops. “Leaving my house to work helps separate my work time and personal time,” she says. Make a stoplight for family members. Here’s an idea from John Meyer, CEO of Miramar, Florida-based work-at-home call center company Arise Virtual Solutions. Hang or tape colored construction paper on your office door. “Tape the red light up when you cannot be disturbed and the green light when it’s OK to come in. Yellow light means to check first,” he says. “Kids, no matter what age, understand the message and enjoy playing along.” (For more commentary on how to deal with distractions from kids, check out 3 tips for working from home with kids.) See more info at Make money online working from home.

Design T-shirts at CafePress: Personalized t-shirts, clothing, and houseware items are one way we can express our own personal uniqueness. If you can make snazzy designs, CafePress can be an excellent creative outlet where you can get paid for your design skills. All you need to do is upload your designs and you get paid when a customer buys one of your products. CafePress will print the item and mail it from their distribution center.