from western Pennsylvania remember the winter storms from February 2010 or 2011? The
incredible amount of snow and ice shut down roads, closed schools, stopped
businesses from opening their doors, and caused a tremendous amount of home and
property damage. Were you in a position where you had to drive to work through
all of that? If so, did you ever wish you could give up the commute (snow or no
snow) and just work from home?
There are many reasons to work from home today. Consider the financial and time
cost of commuting, for example. There is fuel, insurance, and car maintenance
costs. The average commute time is about 24 minutes one way; almost 1 hour every
day. What else could you be doing with an extra hour each day?
Examples of work at home jobs
you can find.
Tribune Review ran an article in early 2010
that pointed out there are many types of work you can do from home. For example,
you can work as a customer support representative, sales person, or virtual
concierge from your home office. A few other examples are freelance work, data
entry, taking surveys, and mystery shopping via the phone and internet.
One problem people run into when looking for work at home positions is finding
credible companies to work for. When you search online for work at home
opportunities you will often find people offering to help you for a fee. These
are not legitimate options.
Companies that hire work at
Alpine Access is an example of an organization
that offers work at home jobs. Alpine Access provides customer service to many
organizations, including companies in Pittsburgh, that need to supplement their
own workforce or are not in a position to create their own customer service
department. Alpine Access agents work from home and answer calls from customers
of Alpine’s clients. Examples of other organizations that do this are
Many national companies, such as 1-800-FLOWERS and 1-800-CONTACTS, will also
occasionally hire work at home agents through their own programs. A great
resource to find these jobs is
WorkAtHomeDesk.com. If you ever wanted to work
with a specific company, but they did not have local job openings, or were not
close enough to your home, the work from home option may provide you a way to
get your foot in the door.
Are you finding jobs close to
Remember, that you do have to meet the criteria of the work at home employer.
Having high speed internet access, appropriate office equipment, and the
technical ability to use that equipment are always basic requirements.
Finally, a reason to explore work from home options is your local economy.
Working from home allows you to apply for jobs across the country, not just in
your own locality. You can find part time or full time work in a variety of
industries. If you find yourself in a position where you can’t leave your home
or you are finding few local job opportunities, take a look at working from
Here's another great list of legitimate work from
home options from