Opportunities to Build Wealth From HomeApril 18th, 2014 by The JetSetter Team | Comments Off on Opportunities to Build Wealth From Home
If you’ve ever thought about working from home, you’ve probably browsed the classifieds. There, you likely found a host of postings that seem closer to get rich quick schemes than actual employment. Sure, there are a lot of employment scams out there, but the team at Jason Hartman is here to tell you about four real employment opportunities you can do from the comfort of your home (where studies estimate that you’re between 10% and 20% more productive). Even better—your home can be located anywhere with internet access, making these jobs great for world travelers and jetsetters.
A natural extension of your love of travel, this can be a great job for someone passionate about the world and dispassionate about the traditional workplace. Home-based travel agents can expect to make a decent amount of money (typically between $40,000-$100,000 annually) by making travel arrangements for others. It’s an easy business to operate from your home as it really only requires the internet and a computer. This is a great job for people who are already well networked and don’t mind building relationships.
If you’re fluent in another language or languages, working as a translator can be a great way to work from home. Lots of companies are interested in having materials translated, but certain languages are rarely spoken in certain areas of the country—which makes it the perfect job to do remotely. While it can be a challenge to translate according to cultural differences, translation jobs often help develop better language skills. Translators can expect to make around $20 per hour.
While teaching is often thought of as a job to be done in person, our modern world is transitioning the profession to one that can happen online. Students are enrolling in virtual academies, which means virtual teachers are necessary. Distance learning is a great way for teachers to spend more time outside the classroom, and offers the flexibility of a largely work-when-you-want lifestyle. Income varies depending on the grade you’re teaching (college can be more), etc. There are also a number of services that offer online tutoring, which is also a great way to supplement your income.
A job as a medical transcriptionist can certainly be demanding and does requires some training. Once that’s out of the way though, you’ll be working in a fascinating field. You’ll be listening to and typing up recordings from doctors. Sure, there is slurred speech, background noise, and everything else you can imagine, but you’re also hearing about a variety of medical conditions. You’ll make about $16 per hour and shouldn’t have a hard time finding work. (photo credit: fensterbme via photopin cc)