Thursday, March 31, 2016

Featured Job: Work From Home Rent Surveyor

Work From Home Rent Surveyor Position With Yardi Matrix

Yadi Matrix is currently accepting applications for their upcoming Spring 2016 survey project. As a Rent Surveyor you will contact various apartment complexes as a potential renter, and collect information about the community's rents, current rent specials, and other important details. I have personally worked on this project and it was very interesting work to perform.  

What are the job requirements?

In order to work on this project, you must have high-speed Internet access, and long distance telephone service. You are allowed to use a mobile phone on this project (a landline phone is not required). You must also possess good telephone etiquette and a pleasant demeanor.

Is this an employee or independent contractor position?

All surveyors are considered temporary employees of Select Staffing. So, your employer is actually Select Staffing but you will work with Yardi Matrix.

What is the work schedule?

You will complete surveys Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. within surveyed time zones. You are required to work at least 10 hours each week in order to remain an active surveyor on the team. In addition, you will be assigned to certain markets to work while you are on the project. So, even though you live in one U.S. state, you might be assigned markets to call in several other states. Please note there may be times when you are allowed to work during the weekends but it must be pre-authorized in advance.   

What is the hourly rate?

Surveyors are paid a flat hourly rate, along with a piece rate for each survey (more details provided on Yardi Matrix's website). Many surveyors average between $10.00-$12.00 per hour. You are paid on a weekly basis via direct deposit (if you choose that option).

If you are interested in learning more about this position, simply click the link below to be taken directly to the company's website. Please note you must submit a resume in order to be considered for this position. You must complete and pass an assessment as well. Good luck!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Featured Job: Online Test Raters for ETS

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is currently accepting applications for their work-from-home Rater programs. Raters (constructed-response scoring professionals) evaluate and score written short answers, essays, portfolios, and spoken responses for various assessments. Your work schedule will vary throughout the year, depending on the number of test takers and test administrations. If hired for this position, you will be a part-time employee for this company.  The rate of pay varies depending on the project that you are hired to score. I have first-hand experience working for ETS, and this is definitely a legitimate company.

The following is a list of work-from-home scoring opportunities at ETS:

  • Advanced Placement Program (AP) - AP Seminar, AP U.S. History Short Answer
  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
  • California English Placement Test (EPT)
  • Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - French, German, Latin, and Spanish
  • Missouri Performance Assessments
  • Praxis, Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST)
  • Redesigned SAT
  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
  • TExES Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT)
  • TExES English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)
  • Washington Pro Teach Portfolio

You can learn more about these work-from-home positions by visiting the link below:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Awesome Home-Based Job Leads

Below you will find some great work-from-home job opportunities. Simply click the job title to view the posting. As always, please read the job description very carefully before submitting your application and/or resume. 

Test Scorers (various subjects) - Pearson

Customer Service Reps, Escalation Support Trainees, Reservation Sales Reps - Enterprise Car Rental

Bilingual Customer Service Agent (Moderator) - LiveWorld

Online Instructors and Academic Performance Managers - Elevate K-12

Freelance Writers (various topics), Digital Artist/Image Specialist - LoveToKnow - 

Online Researchers (Earn up to $2,000 a month conducting research online and answering questions) - Wonder

Virtual Assistants (average pay is $15 to $20/hour depending on experience and skills - Worldwide101

Online Writing Tutors - Smarthinking

Social Media Specialists and Managers - ModSquad

Program Managers, Project Leaders, Technical Writers, Transaction Processors, Auditors, Tech Support, and other positions - Xerox

Friday, March 25, 2016

Featured Job: Internet Assessor

Personalized/Social Media Internet Assessors (Work From Home) - Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Idaho, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida

Lionbridge Technologies frequently hires contractors to work on different search engine evaluation projects for their company. Your job duties will depend on the type of search engine evaluation project that you are hired to work on. Overall, Internet Assessors are responsible for improving the quality of one of the largest search engines in the world. I have been with this company since 2010, and I can personally say that Lionbridge is a reputable company.    

What does this job involve?

Personalized/Social Media Internet Assessors review online search results in order to improve their content and quality. You will provide feedback and analysis on content found in search engine results, and determine the level of relevancy to the search terms used.

Who is suitable for this job?

  • People who have a strong interest in social media (specifically those who use their Gmail and Google+ account daily)
  • You must own and use a smartphone (Android 4.1 or higher, or iPhone)
  • Familiar with other forms of social media (including Facebook and Twitter) and Google products
  • Have the flexibility and freedom to work from your home

What are the main job requirements?

  • Have lived in the United States for the last 5 consecutive years
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal)
  • Access to a smartphone (required for this particular project)
  • Access to broadband Internet connection and a computer
  • Experience using Web browsers to navigate and interact with a variety of content online
  • Familiar with social media, news, and cultural affairs

What is the work schedule?

You must commit to work a minimum of 10 hours each week (maximum 20 hours a week), if hired for this position. The hours are usually flexible but there may be a limit on the number of hours that you can work each day.

Please click on the link below for more information about this job:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Work From Home Job Leads

The Following is a list of fresh work-from-home job leads for various companies. Simply click the job title below and you will be taken directly to the job posting. Be sure to read the job description very carefully before you submit your application/resume.

Personalized/ Social Media Internet Assessor (Various locations)- Lionbridge Technologies

Online Scoring Opportunities (Rater positions)- Educational Testing Service

E-Customer Service Agents- U-Haul

Online Ad Evaluators- iSoftStone

Customer Service Associates- Sitel

Freelance Writers (Various Topics)-

Online Tutoring Jobs- Brainfuse

Web Search Evaluators- Appen

Customer Service/Sales Reps- WorkingSolutions

Technical Customer Support Reps- TeleTech

Online Tutors $20+/hour- Chegg

Online Readers/Evaluators (Essay Scorer)- Measurement Incorporated

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Working From Home

Working from home is a blessing in itself! Many people (including myself) enjoy the comfort that comes along with a home-based job. I started working from home 10 years ago, and I have truly enjoyed the experience thus far. In fact, I have no regrets at all! So, what's the big deal about working from home anyway? Well, let's take a closer look at the whole work from home phenomena.

What are the advantages of working from home?

One of the main advantages of working from home is the flexibility and comfort of not having to leave your home. Generally speaking, when you work from home, that's exactly what you do...You complete your job requirements and duties at your place of residence. Sounds cool huh? You bet! Here are a few other benefits of working from home:

  • You will save an abundance of money on transportation costs and travel expenses
  • You'll save money on food--Since you're working from home, you can simply eat at home during your lunch break
  • You'll save money on clothes/uniforms - That' right! You can even work in your pajamas if you choose to do so.
  • You can even save money on other important things such as daycare expenses (since you will be at home with your children)
  • You might even qualify for big tax breaks (or credits) from the IRS
  • Some companies will even provide you with the necessary office equipment to perform your job duties -- or they might simply reimburse you for certain office related expenses (e.g. phone or Internet expenses)
  • And last but not least, you will have the opportunity to spend more time at home...You won't have to worry about being away from home all day or night--and you can spend more time with your family.

What are the disadvantages of working from home?

Although there are many benefits of working from home, there are a few cons, too. However, the benefits of working from home definitely outweigh the disadvantages. Let's take a quick look at a few of the cons:

  • Lack of communication with others - If you enjoy being around people, or love having co-workers sitting next to you in a cubicle, then working from home might be a challenge. However, quite often you will still have co-workers (even when you work from home); and it's possible that you will interact with them sometimes via phone, chat, and/or e-mail.
  • Office expenses- If you choose to work from home be prepared to spend money on work-related items, such as a computer, desk, office chair, printer, Internet service, etc.
  • Lack of privacy- You must set boundaries with your family and friends when you work from home. If not, you will have to deal with unexpected interruptions from them. Be sure to inform your family and friends of your work schedule in advance.
  • Technical issues- It happens to all of us at some point. The Internet suddenly goes down, or your computer becomes infected with a nasty virus. Unfortunately, when things like that happen, the burden normally falls on you (not the company you work for). So, always be prepared, and have at least two reliable computers at home (and a back-up Internet connection available).

As you can see, there are pros and cons of working from home. But as I stated earlier, the pros definitely outweigh the cons on any given day. So, if you are considering working from home, I say go for it! With a little patience, time, and effort, you are bound to find the right home-based job with the right company.