When I started looking for a work from home job, I wanted to do something where I would not need to be on phone. While searching for such a job, I realized I was not alone. There are many people looking specifically for non phone jobs, because they have young children or noisy pets or simply do not like typical work from home jobs like customer service or telemarketing. Few years back it was not easy to find such a job unless you were a trained web programmer, web designer or graphic designer. Today, you can find lot of non phone jobs that don’t need such high level of IT skills.
Internet Research: If you own a computer with internet connection, you have definitely done this. I am sure you have used Google or Yahoo search engines to research, be it to find a good deal on a digital camera or how to clear up your baby’s diaper rash. You can put the same talent to work for you. Companies like ChaCha and kgb hire internet researchers to answer questions coming in from customers though text or voice messages. Small business owners too will hire people to do internet research for them as a one time project or on as needed basis.
Writing: I know it takes a lot of talent to churn up a great work of fiction but everyone can write reasonably well in their area of expertise. Lot of websites like ehow.com, AssociatedContent.com and Examiner.com accept well written articles and you do not need a journalism or language degree to get accepted as a writer for them. They do not pay per article but will pay based on performance or ad revenue that your article generates.
Blogging: Blogging is a great way to sharpen your writing skills. The best thing about blogging is you can write about anything and everything under the sun and it doesn’t have to cost you a cent. You can get a free blog and start blogging. Once you start getting a decent amount of traffic and blog regularly, you can get paid to blog. Many companies will pay you to write a post about their product or service on your blog. It is called paid posting or sponsored posting. You can also generate revenue by adding contextual ads; participate in affiliate marketing or selling ad space. You will, of course have to work on getting traffic to your blog before you see some income from your blog. It just takes a little bit of time and effort and it is really easy.
Forum Posting: It takes time to build a community. A forum which is just starting out needs help from posters to keep the conversations flowing. It takes time and lot of advertising to build a community where the posts keep coming everyday in various topics. To fast track this process, a lot of forums are now looking for paid posters. A paid forum poster is required to have good language skills, ability to write to the point and relevant to the topic and a commitment to writing a minimum number of posts
Virtual Assistance: Virtual Assistance is another growing work at home field. If you have experience working in administrative area, you can start your own virtual assistance business. Small business owners many times look for assistance in completing small tasks for them without having to hire a full time employee. Skills required are knowledge of Office Productivity software like MS word, Excel, letter writing, researching, reporting, creating presentations, maintaining calender and data entry.
Photography: Yes, you can earn with photography while working from home. You need to have good photography skills, digital camera, a good eye and knowledge of what sells in stock photography. Websites like Shutterstock, iStockphoto, Bigstockphoto sell royalty free photos and accept submissions from amateur photographers.
There are also non phone job opportunities in the fields of Bookkeeping/Accounting, Transcription, Data Entry, Proofreading and online tutoring. The world of non phone jobs is just opening up and I firmly believe it is possible to make a full time income from non phone jobs. Like it is outside of home, it does take a lot of patience, perseverance, hope and hard work to land the perfect dream job.