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Full-Time Work from home jobs?
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Good afternoon all,
I am a full-time public school teacher. While I enjoy what I do (minus some crazy classes at times haha) my desire would be to work from home full-time. I have a large family and my wife had many health issues in the past (and still not 100%). . I would love to be able to work from home full-time yet help/assist her or the kids if the situation arose. I also would need a higher salary - around the $85K+ range.

So my question - I have no experience in IT or sales. Do any you know of which jobs people could work from home full-time and are financially secure? If so, I would tackle any additional degree online (if it’s a big 3 testable one or near test out and get it done). I have a BA degree and also an associates but my entire work experience up to this point has been teaching. I’m 34

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you in advance everyone.
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Your best bet is to start a business. If I were you I’d work part time for a property manager to build a skill managing rentals and get licensed if needed where you live. Then go into business for yourself. It would take you about five years to build a portfolio of 700 rentals and that’ll pay you $85,000. With the new tax law you’ll see generous benefits running a small business.
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Based on your background, you might want to check out https://www.k12.com -- I believe they hire school teachers for virtual classrooms. I don't know much about them so this is not an endorsement, just something to maybe look into.
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https://m.vipkidteachers.com/

It's not $85k but you can teach English to Chinese kids online.
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Anything IT is awesome for working remotely, and it will easily get you to the $85k mark with enough years of experience and the right certifications. I don't have a degree yet, and I've been working remotely for several years now. Do a search for "top paying IT certifications" and find what piques your interest. Note that it will take you several years to hit the salary target, as you do have to work your way up through the hell desk and junior positions first, but the target is easily attainable.
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(12-16-2018, 09:39 AM)jamshid666 Wrote: Note that it will take you several years to hit the salary target, as you do have to work your way up through the hell desk and junior positions first, but the target is easily attainable.

I don't know if that was intentional, but it fits.
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(12-16-2018, 09:39 AM)jamshid666 Wrote: Anything IT is awesome for working remotely, and it will easily get you to the $85k mark with enough years of experience and the right certifications.  I don't have a degree yet, and I've been working remotely for several years now.  Do a search for "top paying IT certifications" and find what piques your interest.  Note that it will take you several years to hit the salary target, as you do have to work your way up through the hell desk and junior positions first, but the target is easily attainable.

I think you'll need several years of learning before you can even start on the ladder to get to $85k.  Honestly, for someone with zero experience, I think this will be a longer road than a couple/few years.  And then, you'll only get that high if you have the aptitude.  If $85k was a guarantee 2-3 years down the road, everyone and their great grandmother would be doing this, which is not the case.  Not everyone is good at IT.

I think you're much better off adding online teaching to what you're already doing.  I'm going to guess that your current job has good health insurance, and with your wife's issues, you are better off keeping that job and insurance.  You didn't add that into the equation, so I could be wrong.

With online teaching, it takes a while to find the right fit.  But, with enough time invested, I'm betting you can find a good fit, and something full-time with insurance.
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I think sales makes sense, but you would probably have to do a non-remote job for at least 1-3 years to gain experience. However, IMO most people could not stay interested enough in sales to get really good at it.
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(12-16-2018, 10:01 AM)sanantone Wrote:
(12-16-2018, 09:39 AM)jamshid666 Wrote: Note that it will take you several years to hit the salary target, as you do have to work your way up through the hell desk and junior positions first, but the target is easily attainable.

I don't know if that was intentional, but it fits.

I'm 99% sure this was intentional.
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(12-16-2018, 07:05 PM)quigongene Wrote:
(12-16-2018, 10:01 AM)sanantone Wrote:
(12-16-2018, 09:39 AM)jamshid666 Wrote: Note that it will take you several years to hit the salary target, as you do have to work your way up through the hell desk and junior positions first, but the target is easily attainable.

I don't know if that was intentional, but it fits.

I'm 99% sure this was intentional.
Could be a Freudian slip
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