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How my friend can work from home with his skill?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by eunicemartinez_21, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Senior Member

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    So I have a friend who can fluently speak multiple language, french, italian, japanese, chinese, can speak with british accent, australian accent and there are other more just can't remember it. English is his primary language.

    He is working in a call center but because of health problems, he was forced to leave his company.

    He don't have any skills when it comes to IM that's why I can't do anything for him.

    He is a very good friend of mine that's why I really want to help him.

    Any suggestion or it is possible that he can work from home with his skill?

    Any help would be great appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    He can work as a translator. Show him these sites:
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    odesk.com
    freelance.com
    guru.com
    elance.com
    He'll need some kind of portfolio if he wants to get a job quickly.
     
  3. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    I would suggest hopping on a freelance network and offering translation services. Maybe even fiverr for some of the things. I feel like I've seen people talking with accents on there before.
     
  4. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion guys. But actually he is more on speaking and I don't know if he have skills in writing. So what I am talking about is a job online like the one he use to do in call center. Talk to people.
    I will try to look into this.

    Thanks
     
  5. Millygirl

    Millygirl Regular Member

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    I haven't read it but if your friend is an American you may want to head over to Work Place Like Home. I am not sure how good they are now but I worked a call center from home once before. The forum was very helpful with information and such.

    Code:
    http://workplacelikehome.com/
    Also try Work at home mom

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    http://www.wahm.com/forum/telecommuting-moms-34/
    You might find something or someone who knows something there.

    HTH.
     
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  6. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Think outside the box a little, at the broader picture - rather than doing a couple of freelance jobs at a time, why not try something a little different.

    1) Setup a Youtube account about how to speak whatever language, then have him do a few lines.
    2) Setup a membership site offering to teach people 1 language at whatever price - link people from Youtube to the membership site; if he's Youtube videos are good he will get buyers.

    Yes, this will take time and probably money to start up - but it will make more money if done right in the long term.
     
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    I may have something for him. Is he in the USA?
     
  8. cyberzilla

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    For quick bucks he can also offer translation service in Fiverr too
     
  9. SuperLinks

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    Honestly he should be able to work as a call agent for companies from his home. If he really is fluent in all of those languages he will have no problem getting hired, its just finding work. Quite honestly he may want to consider responding to job postings on Craigslist.
     
  10. eunicemartinez_21

    eunicemartinez_21 Senior Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestion.

    His not actually a US citizen but he grows in US and now he is here in my country.

    I think this would be the one best suited for him. Any suggestion for companies that hire call center agent that is working from home?
     
  11. alexaalmeda

    alexaalmeda Newbie

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    PM me also send an email address to contact you. Will he like to do surveys?
     
  12. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Get him to fix google translate for unique content. Faster than translating word by word from scratch and really unique stuff sells for good $$ or makes even (a lot) more money when using it yourself.
     
  13. SuperLinks

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    I'll take a look around and post a link if I come across ones I've seen before. I came across them when looking for solutions for myself. Search "outsourced customer service" or "outsource call center".

    Many of those websites will have an area where you can apply for positions as well.
     
  14. speedy5044

    speedy5044 Regular Member

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    He can use his language skills to translate on some freelancing websites (Odesk-elance-Scriptlance-Guru... he can find a bigger list i the internet)
    He also can write articles For those website.
    If he's in the USA Surveys website might working well for him (just google Get paid for surveys websites list)
    He can try Craiglist to make some quick income to start more established business online .
    I wish the best luck for him
     
  15. JesusBack

    JesusBack Executive VIP Premium Member

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    2 things:
    1 you teach him IM
    or
    2 use his language skills on fiverr.