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August 20, 2018

30+ Companies Hiring NOW to Work from Home - Legitimate Remote Jobs - Work at Home Trust

August 20, 2018 0
If you're looking for a job that allows you to work from the comfort of your home, then this list may be helpful to you. I've listed 30+ companies that are hiring right now to work from home. Some of them require you to be a resident of the USA or the UK, but there are also some that have no location requirements. Now let's get to the list.

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SpeechPad
Work as a transcriber and get paid $0.25 to $2.50 per audio minutes. You can choose your own scheldule and pick pick your job (tasks) whenever you want. There are no location restrictions; you're only required to have internet. Based on my research on reviews, SpeechPad payment is very low. Do your research to determine if it's worth your time. You may want to try it to gain some experience.


CastingWords
They hire freelancers and pay every Friday through PayPal.You can make your own schedule and work as much or little as you want. They have a Facebook group for freelancers.
There have been complaints from many people who worked for them saying that the pay is very low. So make your research to determine if it's worth your time.

Disctate Express
Work as a transcriptionist if you live in the USA.

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Customer Service
Uhaul
Work as a reservation agent or customer service agent by taking incoming calls and answering general inquiries. They provide flexible schedule. Uhaul claims to payon an average of $14-$18 plus bonus. You must be residing in the USA to be considered for this position.

NexRep
They are hiring agents to help customers through inbound, outbound calls, or by email. Agents must be legally residing in the United States, work in a noise-free area, and more. Applicants are required to pay $25 for their own background check.

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Alorica
They provide flexible scheldule for customer service agents to assist customers through the phone or online chat. They pay for training and the estimated work hourly rate is $10. Payment is calculated using different programs such as per minute, work-time rate, per call, or by the hour. Agents must be residing within the USA (selected states).


Amazon
Amazon hires for many different remote positions, but the most common type is customer service (English or other languages). Training is paid for and the work payment is usually $10/hour.

American Express
Work as a travel consultant or as a customer service agent part-time or full-time. Training is paid for. To be considered for any of the positions, applicants must be residents of the USA.

Apple
Apple hires virtual advisors for customer service and technical support. They provide all the equipment needed and pay for training. It seems applications are only accepted from those within specified states in the USA. Feel free to double check.

Convergys
This company has multiple positions in sales and technical support in the United States. You can expect paid training and many benefits once hired.

Contractxchange
Work from home as a customer service agent.

Liveops
Work from home as an independent contractor taking inbound and outbound calls as a customer service agent. They accept applications from selected states in the USA.

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Dyson
They are hiring for customer experience online advisor. Tasks include live chat, email correspondence, social media monitoring, and more. They require at least a high school diplomat or equivalent, a minimum experience of 2 years working in customer service, experience with social media, and more.
Working Solutions
They are hiring for customer service agents in the USA.


Unum
Work as a customr service agent if you live in the USA, UK, or Irelnad

LiveWorld
Work as a customer service agent or a biligual customer service agent. Must be in the USA.

Writing/Editing/Proofreading
Konsus
Work as a freelance writer and make your own schedule no matter where you live.. You'd be required to have previous experience writing in professionalcontext business, be available to work at least 30 hours a week, have a fast internet connection and more. The website claims that only 1% of applicants get accepted. They also have other positions such as graphic designing, account management, and more.

Content Refined
If you're good writer, you may want to try this company out. They claim to keep their writers busy (4-12 article/week).

Gramlee
They have editing and proofreading services. I couldn't find the rate they pay.
Many people have given very good reviews about this company.

Proofreading Services
They hire for proofreading services, but applicants must first take a 20-minute evaluation before being hired.

Scribendi
They hire freelancers to work as editors and proofreaders. They do require a university degree in a relevant field and at least 3 years of experience editing.

Virtual Assitant
Zirtual
You can work as a virtual assistant or consultant; there are other positions as well.
You can expect to do tasks such as research, email management, phone calls, purchases, data analysis, market research and more.
You must have at least one year of administrative experience. have at least an associate degree, and be available to work from 9-6 PM Eastern Standard Time.
They claim to pay $13-18/hour.

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Tutoring
Course Hero
Become a tutor and, make your own schedule, and earn an average of $500/week (according to the site). USA only.

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Chat
SiteStaff
 If you can type at least 65-75 words per minute, you can work with SiteStaff as a chat host.

Research/Expert
JustAnswer
Become an expert by answering questions you have expertise in. Make your own schedule and work whenever you want. You get paid based on the percentage of payment of questions that you answer.

LionBridge
Depending on where you live, you may find work as an independent contractor doing jobs like online map quality analysis, social media internet assessment, search engine optimization, and more.


Data Entry
Xerox
They hire for positions such as data entry, administrative support, system development, tech support, and more.

Voice Over
Snap Recording
If you have a good voice, you can work here doing voice over.

Others
10 Up 
This company has many positions such as web strategy, project management, team lead, etc. You get equipment allowance, paid parental leave, health/dental/life insurance, paid time off and holiday, and more.
BMC
Work as an account manager for a UK-based company

Barnado's
You'd be hired as an independent advocate for children and young people to express their thoughts. They expect applicants to have previous experience working with children and young people/families and have a good understanding of child protection issues. Applicants must have a current driving license and a car, and more. Find out more on their website. The pay according to Indeed is £8,653/year.

Automattic
You'd find positions ranging from design, marketing, business development, engineering, and more.

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Bookmark this article and apply to the jobs that you qualify for. Just keep in mind that companies usually receive multiple applications, so expect to only hear back from them if you have been selected or may be selected. I wish you all the best!
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August 19, 2018

How to Set Your Rates as a Virtual Assistant - Work at Home Trust

August 19, 2018 0
Establishing a business can be very confusing at the beginning. This is the time when you're trying to figure out everything you need to know about your potential business. You've probably decided that you want to be a virtual assistant but aren't yet sure about how much to charge your clients. So, let's discuss one of the most asked questions ...

How much should VAs charge for their services?
The rates for VA services depends on what you offer, your experience, and how much you're willing to charge. Some VAs charge $30/hour (or much less) and some charge more than $100/hour. That's a huge difference! Usually, people in countries where the average living cost is low tend to charge much less than those who live in countries where it is much higher. This sometimes creates an unfair competition in job boards which forces many VA to charge less. But, if you want to make your effort worthwhile, don't sell yourself short; no matter where you live.



Let's now talk about how exactly one should determine how to charge.


Hourly
Many VAs charge by the hour to have an idea of how long each project takes them and to make it easier to estimate their average earning. But, there's a problem with this method.
By charging by the hour, you're not taking your efficiency into consideration. As you gain experience, you would be faster at your job. As you get faster, you would be earning much less because your projects won't take as long as they used to.

I definitely wouldn't recommend this method. 

But, if you prefer to go hourly, I would advise you to charge at least $30/hour. As you gain experience, charge more ($50-$80/hour).

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Project-based
To charge by the project, you may want to estimate how long a project may take you, add up whatever extra services or expenses you would invest, then set a final quote. Knowing how much to charge by the project will be much easier for you to determine as you gain experience. Also remember, not every task is the same, so judge them differently. Some tasks are harder than others. What you charge one client may differ from another. Always speak to your potential client (free consultation) about the details of the project before giving a price.

You have the potential to earn more with this one.


Retainer
VAs usually charge for retainer packages at least a month ahead. It's like a contract where both parties agree on a set rate (weekly, monthly, every two months, or more) for a variety of tasks to be done. This is perfect for those offering multiple small tasks.
I would advise you to time yourself everytime you work on a project to have an idea of how long it takes and how much you earn on an average. As you get faster, you will see that your earning will also increase.

There are two times of retainers, one where your client determines the tasks to be done, and another where you specify exactly what you would do. 

It may be better to initiate the services you're willing to offer so that you know exactly what you're doing with every booked retainer package. It may also help you to focus on specific tasks, become more efficient, and gain expertise.


With retainer packages, problems that may occur are clients giving VAs more tasks than expected or VAs performing less than the money is worth. To fix this problem, it would be ideal to make sure that you have great communication with your clients. Email each other, set a time for chat, and if it helps, talk on the phone. Do whatever you can to stay on the same page.

Conclusion
I would recommend that you either charge by the project or by retainer packages and time yourself to have an idea of how long each task takes you. You may start setting your rate by charging by the hour, but remember that as you gain experience, it would be working against you because you would be faster at what you do. Instead of worrying about each minute or hour, make your goal to provide the best service while also being efficient. Make it a win-win situation on both sides.
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