Want More Time to Spend With Your Family? Try Working From Home

Cities like Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta have some of the worst traffic in the country. Depending on where you live, you can spend up to 10 hours a week or more commuting to and from work. But what if there was a way to get those 10-plus hours back? Imagine being able to spend that time with your kids, helping them with their homework, sitting down with them to a nice breakfast or lunch, or just talking with them about their day. An extra 10 hours a week would also give you more time to work out, spend quality time with your spouse, work on hobbies or even get more sleep.

 

One way you can convert your commuting time into family time is by working from home. More Americans than ever before are ditching their commutes and working at jobs that can be done from the comfort of their home offices, kitchen tables or living room sofas. And you can be one of them. Below, you’ll find some ideas for finding full or part time work that will allow you more freedom to travel with your kids, save your car some wear and tear, and maybe even help you find some time for yourself.

 

Working from home also has the added benefit of being better for the environment because of the decrease in the use of fossil fuels, and it can help keep you from having to miss work because of bad weather or when one of your kids gets sick.

 

Do a search for remote job openings.

 

Job listing sites like Indeed, LinkedIn and Zip Recruiter make searching for work-at-home jobs simple. Once you know what you’d like to do, type the type of job you are looking for into the site’s search bar followed by the word “remote.” Make sure you set your search’s geographic area to “anywhere” so your search results won’t be limited to jobs in your area. (After all, you’ll be working remotely so the location of the company isn’t that important.) Once you find a job you’re interested in, these sites also make it easy to upload your resume and fill out an application online.
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3 Ways You Could Get Paid to Travel

Getting paid for travel may seem like a pipe dream to many. But in this day and age where influencer marketing is becoming more and more ubiquitous, opportunities for paid travel are more plentiful than ever. However, that doesn’t mean you can just walk up to any company and ask them to sponsor your next trip to the Alps. Here are a few tips for those who’d like to get paid for travelling.

Get into the Transportation Business

We’re not talking about starting your own shipping business here. There are tons of opportunities out there for people who would be open to delivering items to various destinations. This gives you the opportunity to see the country while earning.

Some services for instance, allow drivers to deliver cars to their destination. The car comes with a full tank and you get to enjoy a free trip to the destination of your choice. While these jobs don’t always pay in cash, you still are able to save on a car rental. Other services allow people to bid on particular shipping assignments, and you can pick and choose which jobs works for you.

Work as a Mystery Shopper

You’re probably already familiar with mystery shopping. Mystery shopping is when a company asks people to shop at one of their locations to get a real-life assessment of their customer service. This is very common in the service, hospitality and food business.
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