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There are a few ways that you can legitimately make money from home. Becoming an online tutor, selling your gold (either used or old), running customer service from your home, or selling your crafts or old stuff.
Here are some websites “The Early Show” checked out with the Better Business Bureau.
HOWEVER, if you want to work from home, you should ALWAYS do your own research. It’s a MUST. You do NOT want to get stuck or trapped. Go to the Better Business Bureau website, and read reviews on the web. You could learn a lot.
Call Centers
Many companies are seeing the benefits of having people work from home as customer service reps. It saves money for them, and can help you make money. You want to apply through a hub, which will then connect you to a business that’d hiring.
These are highly regarded by the BBB:
Alpline
This company offers online training for the employees it hires. Competition for jobs is stiff, however, they are one of the most respected in the industry.
Call Center
Here you can browse jobs at call centers throughout the US. On the site, you will be able to easily browse through jobs in your area. The Featured Employers section is where you will find the highest rated jobs. This is a good way for you to apply for a job with a company that is recommended both by people who currently work there and those who have left it.
Tutoring Companies
For graduates AND current students. You need strong content knowledge in English, Math, Science or Social Studies. You should be able to teach the subjects from the 4th grade level up to 1st year of college.
For people with strong math and reading skills, who are either already certified or have strong experience. They provide you with 6 hours of training on how to use their online tools and interactive instructional program.
This site calls for qualified and certified teachers to teach online. If you are a course author or course writer, you can also work as an author for original educational site content. You need four to six years (or more) work experience (outside of school) in the area of interest being instructed. A BA or 4 years of college is required.
Selling Your Gold or Crafts
Think you don’t have any unused gold items around the house? Think again! Chances are, you have a chain you haven’t worn since high school, an old ring, or a broken gold necklace somewhere in your home. With gold prices at all-time highs, above $1,300 an ounce, selling old items containing gold is one of fastest ways to make a quick buck. BUT, you want to be sure you work with a reputable vendor.
Here are some that are highly-rated by Better Business Bureau:
Empire Gold Buyers and Gold Fellow
Both highly ranked by BBB. Both highly ranked by BBB. They list charts on their websites for what you pay and very clear thorough instructions of how to go about sending in your gold. Important thing: they pay for and insure your shipping. You send them the gold. They value it. Let you know. And you have the option to sell it to them, OR to have your gold returned. Usually gets shipped in the same day.
Your Local Jeweler
Remember, these companies will pay you based only on the weight of the gold; they do not pay for gemstones. Jewelry that’s still wearable and in good shape can fetch a higher price at a local can also take your gold to the jeweler FIRST before sending it into the websites to make sure you are getting a fair price.
FOR HAND MADE AND , photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys. The vintage items on the site have only one rule to follow: they must be 20 years or older. These items range from old boots and ice skates, to dresses, hats and scarves. The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of $
eBay also works as a site to sell your stuff. You can sell handmade crafts, but you can also sell older , CD’s, clothing, cameras, you name it, you can sell it. It’s fairly simple to do, and a lot of people have found success.
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