Excellent Work From Home Jobs, Where to Find Them, Part 2

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Back in March I wrote this post Where to Find Work From Home Jobs. It included where to find work from home jobs such as freelance writing, virtual assistant, graphic designers, social media assistants, web designers, and more. All good jobs at a decent rate of pay. Today’s post is an extension of that.

We often talk about ways to budget and save money. Ways to live a frugal lifestyle. But today we are going to talk about ways to make more money. In fact we are going to look at ways to work from home and make more money, which is something many people love doing.

Finding decent work from home jobs has become quite easy so why not take advantage of it? After all you know that making more money allows you to get out of debt quicker, build up a retirement account, increase your savings, travel more, and relax, knowing that you have the money that you need readily available.

Technology has changed so much over the past 15 years and more companies are realizing that they can take advantage of that and allow their employees to work from home.

work from home call centre jobsIn fact there are many advantages in allowing their employees to work from home. From the company’s point of view it means that their expenses are quite a bit lower because they do not have to buy or lease office space or pay for utilities. As well they don’t have to buy office furniture, and in most cases they don’t even have to buy computers for their employees.

As with most of these work from home jobs listed below, the employees supply their own computer, phone and Internet connection. And if you are reading this post, chances are good that you have what you need to do these jobs.

A work from home job is a great option for stay at home parents, retirees, people with disabilities and people that are looking for extra income.

The pay range varies for each job as well as whether you are expected to work full-time or part-time.

You will need to check out the different companies below to see if they have what you are looking for.

Work From Home Call Centre Jobs

Large companies typically have some sort of call centre. Some are based within the company’s office building, but many call centres these days are virtual. Some examples of companies that use virtual call centres are airline reservations, hotel reservations, cruise line reservations, PizzaHut, Rogers Wireless, roadside assistance, web hosting, Walgreens, 1-800 Flowers, and so on.

Virtual Call Centres that Offer Work From Home Jobs


LiveOps is currently hiring work from home call centre agents for their Emergency Roadside Service division. The types of calls you will take will include Inbound/Outbound Sales, Customer Service, and Dispatch.

Cloud 10

Cloud 10 is a virtual call centre based in Denver, Colorado. They hire people from anywhere in the United States, to work from home, answering in-bound customer service calls. Once hired you are given a set weekly schedule so that you will know what your hours are each week. As well you are paid on an hourly basis, not a per call basis. They offer a paid training program and pay their employees every other Friday via direct deposit.virtual call centre job

West at Home

West at Home hires people to work as work from home call centre agents for their inbound call centre. They offer flexible schedules, and instructor led virtual training.

Alpine Access

Alpine Access (A.K.A. Sykes Enterprises) work from home call centre jobs are available for people in Canada and the United States. They work with a number of clients and their call centre agents deal with billing inquiries, customer care, warranty support, account closure requests, sales support, disputes, and so on. As an agent you will be trained to provide support from your home using online chat, email, telephone, and social media.

Working Solutions

Working Solutions is looking for skilled, motivated people to assist customers with sales, service and technical support issues. While many inbound calls are handled over the phone, some are dealt with via email or online chat sessions.


Online retailers are looking for better ways to create that in-store shopping experience for their customers online, so Needle’s social platform gives them a way to link certified product experts to customers who are perusing the brand’s digital catalog via chat, video or voice. Check out Needle if you would like to apply to become an online live chat sales expert.

Work From Home Tutoring Jobs

Back in the day if you were having trouble getting good grades at school your teacher or your parents may have looked into finding someone to work with you as a tutor. It was only a matter of time before companies popped up online to virtually connect students from all over the world with tutors from all over the world.

Virtual Companies that Connect Students with Work From Home Tutors


With Tutor.com you can work from home whenever you are available. Initially you will complete an online application and online exams based on your expertise. Once you successfully complete those you will do a mock session with an online tutor. If that goes well you will need to pass a background check and a final exam. Then you will become a tutor and you will be able to offer your services to students via tutor.com. As a tutor you will help students with their specific questions. 

Revolution Prep

work from home tutorRevolution Prep is seeking talented, high-achieving individuals to teach and tutor online.

Before being hired each instructor goes through an intensive training program.

As per Revolution Prep “Revolution teachers aren't simply "homework helpers" or "talking answer keys" - they love teaching, and thrive on the opportunity to build a student's confidence and help them develop long-term academic skills, strategies, and techniques that are effective on the SAT, the ACT, and beyond.”

Aim4A Tutoring

Aim4A Tutoring is hiring tutors to provide online tutoring services to students worldwide. The subjects they offer tutoring in are Math, Science, English, Language Arts, and any other subject that is requested. They service the following grade levels:  Elementary, Middle, High School, and College Level.


HomeworkHelp.com is hiring work from home tutors to help students with live homework help and online tutoring. You will work with students in remote areas and connect with them in real-time using Internet voice chat, text chat, file share and interactive whiteboard. 


Brainfuse provides a variety of online learning services. Describing their services could easily turn into a whole new blog post, which isn’t going to happen today. But if you are looking for a work from home job as a tutor then you really need to check out their website to see what they do and how they work.

Wow, this turned into a long post. As someone that has had her fill of the corporate world and driving downtown everyday to sit and work in a tiny cubicle, I think the above work from home jobs are an excellent alternative and a great way to make money. Many of them offer you the flexibility to work at your convenience. As well you save money on clothes, gas, transit passes, and food, because you do all of your work at home.


    • John S @ Frugal Rules

      John S @ Frugal Rules 10/22/2012 9:40 a.m. #

      Great pointers. Work from home jobs can be awesome, if you get a good setup. I currently work from home running my own business and am so thankful to be out of the corporate, cube dwelling, world. :)

    • Elizabeth @ Simple Finance

      Elizabeth @ Simple Finance 10/22/2012 10:33 a.m. #

      This is a great list! I have a few friends who are in nursing who work for call centers that route after-hours calls to doctors offices to their homes. I freelance by writing, and have been able to make a humble living working from home for almost two years.

    • AverageJoe

      AverageJoe 10/22/2012 12:51 p.m. #

      This sounds like a great opportunity for someone like my sister, who wants a flexible, at home job. Cool list!

    • Pauline

      Pauline 10/22/2012 2:08 p.m. #

      Very helpful! I tutored French and Spanish when I was living in the UK, commuting in the cold and rain, it would have been much better from home! I like that those are, like your first list, long term jobs that you can have full time. I would also have a go at googling companies in my field who do not frown upon working from home. You may have to go to the office once a week but the pay should be higher.

    • Catherine

      Catherine 10/22/2012 2:36 p.m. #

      Great Post, I'd love to be able to work from home- I'm having serious anxiety about leaving our daughter in a few months which is very uncharacteristic for me...at the end of the day though I love my job, need the interaction with adults as much as she needs interaction with kids her age. Nice to know there are job opportunities out there though!

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 10/22/2012 3:30 p.m. #

      @John - I agree, you need to find a good setup. Something that works well with the rest of your life.

      @Elizabeth - I know they can route calls anywhere these days. That is cool that they do that from the doctor's offices to nurses at home. Patients must love that.

      @AverageJoe - Most of the jobs listed are quite flexible which is ideal for anyone with a family or other big responsibilities.

      @Pauline - Tutoring is becoming a great way to make money. I wish more companies would allow their staff to work from home regardless of their position, assuming they do not need to see clients throughout the day, as I agree with you, I think the pay would be better. My last corporate job did allow me to work from home for a year but then they suddenly made some changes and told me to get my butt back downtown to the office.

      @Catherine - As much as you love your job I understand that it will be a big adjustment to go back to work and leave your daughter at home. I have a niece that does the same type of work as you. When she had her first baby she kept saying that after her year off she would go back, but she never did, even though she loved her job too.

    • DC @ Young Adult Money

      DC @ Young Adult Money 10/22/2012 5:17 p.m. #

      It's definitely not easy to find those legit work from home jobs, so thanks for sharing these ones! There is definitely wfh opportunities if you are willing to search enough.

    • taost

      taost 10/30/2012 8:03 p.m. #

      A great list... I would say to those interested in working from home to plan it out if they intend to leave the corporate world... My wife and I both did and we think our kids are better for it... or at least we hope they are.

      Also, I'm always surprised that short-term trading doesn't pop up on these lists, but it should. If done correctly, you can earn a very nice primary or supplemental income from short-term trading. In fact, you can trade intraday while performing several of the jobs suggested here.

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