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#1 of 6 Old 02-09-2010, 10:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any one have one?

I recently saw a job posted and was simply not qualified for it, but *could* imagine doing the hours (16 hours, mainly during the day). The career I am trained for is a hands-on, away from home gig and I really don't want to head down that path right now.

I decided I am willing to get more training to do a job like the one I saw (Web Assistant), but was wondering if there was a list of other careers that could fall into these hours too.

I'm thinking techie stuff - database QA is good, web management, etc, but would love to just explore some options before taking classes.

Thanks for any leads!
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Freelance writing is a great gig.
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Oooo - tell me more. I have always thought freelance writing was a "luck-based" career. My background is health care and grant writing, so I have considered writing for those areas. I just did not want to get all set up for a writing career and have it fizzle due to bad luck.
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Check out both elance.com and demandstudios.com. Elance is for longer term work, typically. At DS you can write articles on various topics and be paid twice a week. Articles are about $15/article (which is not much for a writer, but it's steady pay) and range from "How to Become a Midwife in the UK" to "Secular Degrees for Pastors."

I'm enjoying the work.
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Thanks so much! Glad to hear you are enjoying it!
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I made some decent money when I worked for ChaCha as a Guide, answering questions for people and it was really fun for me, to boot
http://www.chacha.com/

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