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So you are ready to start your career as a WAHM (work-at-home-mom) but aren’t sure the direction to go or how to get started? I am here to help give you some ideas and tips to get started on your new adventure that will benefit you and your family for years to come!
I’ve been asked about this so much and I finally decided to write a post about it so it is all in one spot. Even better? I was able to team up with Intel® to show you just how accessible and efficient the new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor is because the one thing you DO need for working at home is a great personal computer.
I recommend getting a computer that is within your budget and is also a laptop so that you can take it places. Whether you are working at the park, in the carpool line, or even in the hospital while you are in labor (yes that was literally me 2 weeks ago). Lol I didn’t go to the hospital with my computer to work while in labor but since I ALWAYS have it on me I thought, why not! This is going to take awhile. 😉
The Lenovo Yoga 720 is lightweight and can be folded in half so you can work on it like a tablet. I feel like it is the best of both worlds.
Busy moms know efficiency is the KEY to getting things done, hence why we are such great multi-taskers, am I right? And I know I am not the only one who might be a tad impatient with slow technology. Does anyone else remember the age of the dial-up internet? Shudder. We can never go back. Things are just getting faster and more amazing and the computers these days are a thing of beauty. Especially with Intel’s new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor that is specifically designed to keep up with everything we need it to do. Homework, cooking, working, streaming Game of Thrones when the kids are in bed (why oh why do we have to wait 2 more years???). Anyways, a must have for any busy mom, especially one who is ready to begin her adventures as a work-at-home mom, is a new computer with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. It allows you to get things done fast and easy, shop with built-in security, and immerse yourself in leading-edge entertainment. And the prices are great! Just right for you to use as your first investment in your new career! I can’t recommend trying this adventure out and seeing what you can bring to your life!
So I want to share some ideas for working at home and then I will share what the benefits are, in my personal opinion. Hopefully that can help you as you navigate your options!
Types of Companies that Offer Part Time Work at Home Jobs
Working from home as a chat support agent is one of the most popular non-phone jobs. Your role involves assisting customers through chat or email and all you need is a computer and internet connection.
- The Chat Shop
- Presto Experts ( formerly known as LivePerson)
- Many airlines! Just search their job opportunities
Most part-time work at home jobs is often available in customer service. These companies will hire you as an employee or independent contractor depending on the location and job requirements. To work in the customer service field, requires you to have a quiet work environment and a fast computer. The new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor if perfect for this. Many of these part-time jobs are listed here:
- Triple AAA
- Working Solutions
- ACD Direct
- Nexus OP
- Higher One
- Great Virtualworks
- Kelly Services
- Pierce Eislen
- S&E Group LLC.
- Alorica at Home
- Expert Planet
Transcription is one of the fastest growing work at home jobs that you can do from home. If you are a fast typist, a good listener, and very accurate at keying in information, this job may be for you. Here are some companies that offer part-time work at home jobs in transcription. I recommend checking out Janet’s FREE 4-day transcription course to help you turn your passion into a full-time career.
- AccuTran Global
- Casting Words
- Hollywood Transcriptions
- Cactus Global
- Transcribe Me
- Transcribe Team
A data entry work at home job is ideal for those who have small children or a noisy background. Here are some companies that offer part-time work at home jobs in the data entry field.
- Smart Crowd
- Dion Data Solutions
- OneSpace (formerly known as Cloud Crowd)
- Great American Opportunities
Even bookkeepers can work from home. If you have the knowledge and ability to work as an accountant, this job may be for you.
Freelance writing is a way to express your creativity in the form of words. If you have excellent grammar and research skills, you can deliver great content and get paid for it.
- Cha Cha
- Wise Bread
- Love to Know
- Online Writing Jobs
- Hire Writers
- Writers Access
- Writers Domain
Have you ever considered managing comments in forums, deleting blog comments, or perhaps cleaning up fights in chat rooms – Then you can work from home as online moderator.
Product Testing ins one the easiest ways to make money from home part-time. Many companies will pay anywhere between $5-$150 per product you review.
Medical Coding and Transcription
Medical coding and transcription are very rewarding careers. Most companies will require you to have at least 2 years of experience to work in this field.
Search Engine Evaluating
A great part-time job for those that would prefer a work at home option that doesn’t involve them being on the phone. A Search engine evaluator is responsible for keeping search engines updated. You must be good at browsing and navigating through the internet. Here are some companies that recruit search engine evaluators below:
Online tutoring is another part time job you can do completely from work from home. Online tutoring is a new way for a student to receive help, either scheduled or on-demand. Sessions are done online through Skype video or application where a student and tutor can connect face to face. Here are some companies that offer part-time work at home jobs in the educational field:
Telephone Mystery Shopping
Your role as a mystery shopper involves calling businesses and asking about products or services. This part-time work at home job is ideal for stay at home parents with a noisy background.
Virtual assistants can also be called virtual administrative assistants. Your role is to provide assistance to clients from a home office in the form of administrative, technical, social or creative. Here are some companies that offer part-time work at home jobs as a Virtual Assistant.
All of these jobs come with different benefits and one is bound to fit well with your lifestyle. Needing a personal computer is the only requirement they all have so now is a great time to pick up a Lenovo Yoga 720 with the new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. It will give you all of the speed and versatility that you will need for your new job and you can find one at retailers nationwide. I got mine at Best Buy as pictured here.
Benefits of Working From Home
Aside from the obvious financial benefit of working at home, I wanted to share a few other benefits I have found to be true with me and the other women I know who work at home, both those with and without kids.
Work From Anywhere—and I Mean Anywhere!
Plane, train or automobile (passenger only) ha! Hotels, doctor appointment waiting rooms, carpool line, beach, camping, Disney World parking lot. Just to name a few of the places I have worked. You might think this sounds like you are always tied to your work but instead you are utilizing the downtime that naturally occurs in life. Having a computer that is thin, lightweight and has a long battery life allows me to work all of these places and more! Being able to work remotely allows me the freedom to do all of the things that are important to me. If I worked in a traditional office again more than half of those scenarios wouldn’t exist. Instead my kids and I can drop everything and head to the beach anytime.
You’ll Save Money
No more commuting costs, you won’t need a separate work wardrobe and you can eat lunch and grab your favorite beverage all in the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost. I find that since I am home, I am able to make healthier choices and we eat out less since I am home to begin dinner and stick to our meal plan.
You Are Always Learning and Can Become More Independent
I think there is something to be said about continual self improvement. When you work at home you are always learning to keep up with the new tools and trends. Having a personal computer that is well equipped to run these programs and tools and online learning resources is crucial. The Lenovo Yoga 720 with the new 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor is just that PC. Since you are working at home you will need to be self-motivated and find answers yourself. This will increase your independence!
You Make Your Own Schedule
This has been huge for me as a work at home mom. If my kids have a field trip I can be there. I also try to work a few hours before everyone wakes up and then I work 3 days a week when the kids are in bed and I work during school hours. With a 2 week old baby at home we will adjust that schedule to our new norm. I find that having set hours of “work time” and set hours of other time, like time with my hubby or time as a family.
You Can Stay More Focused
With some willpower and a steady routine, you’ll learn to avoid being distracted by chores or your to-do list. I find it helps to get ready for your work day as well as sticking to those set hours I mentioned earlier. And, in fact, you will probably get more done when you work remotely. That’s because you can control your working situation much more and need to really concentrate, you can just change your status in the group chat to “do not disturb” and buckle down to finish projects.