Rat Race Rebellion… What A Life Changer

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Rat Race Rebellion has been one of our go to sites since day one. Personally when I began my ” There has got to be REAL work from home  jobs that pay out there” journey,  Rat Race Rebellion was one of my first resources (Thank you Sharmeen Baird)

Sharmeen Baird was my childhood friend whom I became re-united with a few years ago. She is the one who tipped me to the right keywords to search. She said search “telecommute” and not “work at home”. This was the first step I took that resulted in finding real work.

Following is an article written bv the founders of Rat Race Rebellion. Rat Race Rebellion is one of the largest and reliable lists for telecommute (home office) jobs.

Meet the team behind Rat Race Rebellion:

Christine Durst 

 Rat Race Rebellion... What A Life Changer   Pay The Bills and More!Christine Durst is co-founder and principal of Staffcentrix, LLC, the company which owns and manages RatRaceRebellion.com. Founded in 1999, Staffcentrix is a training firm that provides virtual-careers training and resources to the US Department of State, Air Force, Army and other clients.

Chris, a syndicated columnist, appears often in the media as an expert on home-based careers and online scams, including CNN, the Dr. Oz Show, ABC’s 20/20, the Wall Street Journal and many more. Woman’s World Magazine has named her “America‘s Ultimate Expert” on home-based careers numerous times.

The co-author of two Wall Street Journal-recommended books on home-based careers, The 2-Second Commute and Work at Home Now, Chris has presented at the United Nations and to several Presidential Commissions on the subject of virtual careers. She heads Staffcentrix’ New England office, in Woodstock, Conn., and is the proud mother of a grown son and daughter, Zach and Laura.

Michael Haaren

Haaren Headshot1 Rat Race Rebellion... What A Life Changer   Pay The Bills and More!Michael Haaren is co-founder and principal of Staffcentrix, LLC, and a former Wall Street attorney. Like Chris, Mike is a leading expert in the virtual-careers movement. Coming from a distinctively military family and a veteran himself, and having been a Foreign Service dependent as a teen, Mike was instrumental in introducing virtual-careers training programs to the US Department of State and Armed Forces.

Co-author with Chris of their syndicated column on home-based careers, Mike also appears often in the media, including CNN, Forbes, Businessweek and many more. He is co-author of The 2-Second Commute and Work at Home Now,and serves as editor of the popular Rat Race Rebellion Telework Bulletin, distributed by the US State Department and at military bases and civilian career centers, and to individual subscribers internationally.

Mike heads Staffcentrix’ Washington, DC Metro office. He earned his B.A. at Georgetown University summa cum laude and his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is the proud father of Travis, a Clear Channel Communications executive, and Jazz, a student in Northern Virginia.


Five Ways to Earn Cash on the Side

By Christine Durst & Michael Haaren

Sept. 20, 2012


One of the most frequent questions we hear is, “How can I make some extra money from home?” With the economy stagnant, retirement plans iffy and wages unchanged since the birth of the steam engine, it makes sense. And not only do home-based micro-projects help pay the bills, they can often beef up your network, your references and your morale.

Bear in mind, however, that it’s still an employer’s market, so you won’t get rich, and it may take some time to land the work. But on the flip side, the web continues to enable companies to hire unlimited numbers of people for projects or operations of any size – aka crowdsourcing – and we expect this trend to grow.



There are many options when it comes to micro-gigs and pay-per-task assignments, and the list below is just a sampling. For more, see the categories on the left of our home page at RatRaceRebellion.com. You can also search with terms such as “pay per task” and “giganomics.”

Micro-gigs are also often discussed on forums at sites such as WAHM.com and WorkPlaceLikeHome.com.

1. Be a “ticket-puller.” In the old days, if you were strapped for time, you could pay someone to stand in line for you to buy a ticket to a popular event. Now, it’s also done virtually. “Ticket Pullers” get paid to log on and grab tickets to concerts, sports games and other popular happenings.

To buy the tickets, Ticket Pullers use the account of the company; they don’t spend their own cash. They can be paid up to $50 for a successful “pull.” However, there’s no pay if they don’t nab the ticket. For more, see TicketPuller.com.

2. Be a website tester. These days, everybody has a website, from the one-person home-based company on up. But website owners also want to know how their site looks and works when visitors come. Can you navigate it easily? Is the message clear? Do the graphics look good?

Website testers answer those questions and others, recording video and audio clips as they review the site. Pay averages around $10 per review, and reviews take less than an hour. For more, see UserTesting.com and Userlytics.com.

3. Get paid to go look at stuff. If you want to rent a house at a distant location, how do you know if the reality is going to match the online image? Suppose you want to buy a used car or boat or high-end sofa, but you can’t check it out yourself? WeGoLook.com pays people to do the looking. “Lookers” receive $25 and up per completed assignment.

4. Get paid to give your opinion. Focus groups – people who give their opinion of a company’s proposed service or product – have been around for a long time. Now, however, many assignments have moved online and the work is often done from home.

Pay varies according to the duration of the assignment. For more, see Focusfwdonline.com and 2020Research.com.

5. Do anything for $5. If you have a talent for singing birthday songs, or you can analyze dreams with your intuition, or you’re willing to do the chicken dance and record it on video, you can probably earn $5, too.

These are just some of the services recently offered at Fiverr.com, where people earn extra cash for an astonishing variety of skills. Good luck, and have fun!

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren are leaders in the work-at-home movement and advocates of de-rat-raced living. Their latest book is Work at Home Now, a guide to finding home-based jobs. They offer additional guidance on finding home-based work at www.RatRaceRebellion.com. To read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.



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