What are some real work-from-home jobs?


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Jobs that are done from home include writing, transcription, customer service, Web design, graphic design, microwork, computer programming and bookbinding. Employers can be required to provide an option to work at home under the Americans with Disabilities Act if it does not cause them an undue financial hardship.

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For those seeking a stable salaried job or one with regular work hours, companies offer telecommuting as an option, particularly for jobs that are done entirely or almost entirely with a computer. While these jobs require a traditional application process and at least some small amount of time spent at an actual office, there are a number of companies that offer an entirely home-based work model from the initial application onward. Call center companies such as Alpine Access, Convergys, Extended Presence and LiveOps have employees work from home using their computer and a phone. Internet Girl Friday provides information technology support, StaffCentrix hires virtual assistants and Spheris hires medical transcriptionists. Some companies, such as Lionbridge and Leapforce, also hire part-time and full-time employees for search engine results evaluation.

Sites such as oDesk and Freelancer also offer access to a wide range of freelance jobs that are done entirely from home. These sites are based on bidding for individual projects rather than steady employment.

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