Working from Home for the Business Professional

Did you know that 40 percent of employees in the United States hold jobs that could be done from home?

The Generation Y workforce is looking to take advantage of this job trend by creating a shift in demand for more work options including telecommuting, job sharing, or flexible work hours.  The commitments of work, personal and family have always been a balancing act for working professionals. 

As a father with a stay at home spouse, I wanted to create this list of flexible work-from-home opportunities for business professionals. Some of these positions may require having a post-secondary education such as a business degree, along with prior work experience. I hope this list provides direction for other business professionals that are seeking a more flexible work schedule to fit in with their personal life commitments.

Business Jobs for Working From Home

Telecommuting Job Boards

1.       Flex Jobs - http://www.flexjobs.com/

At Flex Jobs for a small fee you will gain access to their large range of job postings.  The fee is collected in order to screen, and research the companies and positions to ensure that the job listing is legitimate.

2.       Virtual Vocations - http://www.virtualvocations.com/

Virtual Vocations is another job board website with a subscription cost to access the positions available.   They feature flexible employment opportunities within a wide range of career fields.

3.       Work At Home Moms http://www.wahm.com/

By going to Work At Home Moms, you will be able to browse a directory of job listings, apply for jobs, search relevant content, and connect with other stay at home moms.  No service fees.

Telecommuting Companies

4.       Alpine Access - https://www.alpineaccess.com/

Alpine Access uses an innovative cloud-based technology to power there telecommuting services. This provides support to both their employees as well as the customer service needs of their clients. 

5.       Arise - http://www.arise.com/

With Arise, you would work from home as an independent client support professional.  They have a unique application and certification program put into place in order to prepare you for the type of work that you will be doing for their clients.

6.       LiveOps -  http://join.liveops.com/

LiveOps developed a call center platform that has no constraints on when or where you can work.  Agents provide call center services to their business clients from across the country.

7.       Working Solutions - http://www.workingsolutions.com/

Working Solutions helps corporations control costs while improving the customer experience by utilizing a network of home based business professionals. 

If you are currently working in a traditional office setting and a more flexible schedule interests you, make sure to discuss it with your employer.  With the rising costs of gas, food, daycare, and the other expenses employers are beginning to see the benefits of more flexible work options for their staff. If you have found other work from home opportunities for business professionals please share them in the comments below.

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Grant Tilus is an Associate Inbound Marketing Manager for Collegis Education who writes articles on behalf of Rasmussen College with the aim to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students in a positive way.

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