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Tired of working min wage because of no degree. Anyone know of any good jobs that pay very well to work at home. No ponzu schemes or telemarketing. Something I can do at home and make decent good money so I can move out of my in laws house. Life is too expensive now days. You need a masters degree basically to make more than 20$ and hour. And in the Bay Area Cali... You might as well say if you don't have a job that pays 25$+ an hour your gunna have to stay at home or live in a studio. Lol

Just looking for some ideas, I have no car and no license so driving is not an option!!! Lol I am working on it though.
 

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Honestly without a degree/training at a craft/etc the hope of making $20+ per hour is just far fetched. Think of some skills you may be good at...many construction type jobs pay well and require only a certificate. There are many at home jobs that pay better than minimum wage however most of them are some sort of telemarketing job. I know someone who does medical billing from home which pays well but again you need a degree.
 

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You can get Associates 2 year degrees at the local Community college. Isn't it (community tuition) really cheap in California?
* I just looked up tuition for CCsf, it's $46/semester. Holy cow. No excuse for you not to go.

Go for a tech degree or a medical/pharmacy degree. There's always good money in that.
 

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Costco pays $10/hour.

Honestly bro, unless you work for it, minimum wage is going to be it. Maybe a Dollar or two extra. You don't have a car, so you don't have to pay for gas which will pretty much account for a dollar extra pay. Community college is definitely worth it too. Education will always pay more. Even if you don't have a job, learning things is a reward in itself.

I work minimum and if I wanted to, I could get 60+ hours a week. 70+ later this summer. That adds up quick. Just find a place that lets you work lots of hours.

Unless you have a family and college loans, you really don't need more.
 

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Dont listen to haters I have a degree now but not before and I always ran my own business from home. In the good ol days I made £1000 a week ($1600).

I did recruitment consultancy. Still do now! If you cant get a top job help others get one and charge 10% of their salary

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Ok so here is a plan for you. Call all the local car dealerships ask if they have any vacancies for mechanics. When they say yes say your a recruiter and you can find one for 10% of their annual salary. Some will agree then advertise the job mechanics will call you then you call the dealer back and book an interview. If they get the job you charge $2000 based on 20k salary

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You may not need a degree. I taught myself HTML, CSS, php and was able to break out of retail. Once out of retail I was able to go back to community college part time while I got on the job training in perl and MySQL. I'm graduating with an associates on Friday, and I'm actually considering moving forward with a B.A. in physics. The key here was that I wanted out of retail.. I learned some skills, and honed some existing ones and just kept making myself more enticing to employers.

ETA going on for physics is much more of a personal interest thing. I'm not sure I want to leave what I do now, but I also know that I really enjoy astronomy and physics.
 

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It's not "work from home" but get your license and get a construction job. The bay area has more construction work than they have workers. You could look up your local union operator engineer hall and put in a application, they will teach you how to operate all the equipment. When we were working in Pacifica the other month a union rep came up and said he could guarantee 60 hours a week with $55 a day per diam. Union operator is $35 an hour and with all that ot you would be making a killing. I'm making $35 an hour to operate all day, literally not an a minute of physical work, with no degree. Just had to pass a drug test and background check.
Definitly had to put my work in at first but i've been at this company for 6 months and it's all ready gravy. Once they see you have a good head and you can take everyone's [censored][censored][censored][censored], it's easy. Easiest way i know to be making almost 6 figures a year with no degree.
 

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i have two degrees, and i still only made $10 an hour (which is what i made before my degrees). i've been in my industry 12 years and i'm making the same money that some 18 year old who just graduated from High School. but i've spent my entire career bouncing jobs. i can't apply for most management jobs because they require a stable work history, as in not more than X number of jobs in X number of years, and even though my degrees are in my industry it doesn't counteract the fact that i look like a job hopper.

if you want to make good money go work the oil fields. those guys bank, so do garbage men.


the best way to make more than min wage is to stay with one job, in a corporate company and climb the ladder, experience pays more than degrees.
 

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At home job that pays well and requires no degree... If anyone has that holy grail, I'd like to know too!

Actually, that's almost my job, though I rarely work from home since I prefer my office. I could WFH part time.
 

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I work at home presently for a company called AFNI, and were contracted by verizon. I make good money, and I believe we are hiring in california. It is telemarketing, and we do a little bit of everything. Tech support, cust service, billing, and sales. Its pretty easy, and Ive been doing it for 3 years. Flexible schedule, premium pay for weekends, and split shifts.
 

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joining the military was one of the best things i could have done. there's lots of benefits. free housing, utilities, food allowance, & health care is a huge bonus. i have more spendable income now vs. when i was a civilian even though i made more on paper on the civilian side. there's more to the military than just infantry, so don't let that deter you if you're not into that kind of thing. it's worth taking a look at.
 

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I had worked for ups prior to where I am now and was getting 14$/hr so I know there are jobs out there. It's a matter of lucking out and finding them. I had thought about the military but few things stop me such as having a 2year old daughter. And everyone in my family being in one branch or the other.

As for college that will come later when my fiancé finishes with her masters. Too much for her to have a full time job and go to school on top of trying to watch our daughter.

I do understand where everyone is coming from. But I'm in no way lazy and in no way looking for an easy way out. Just trying to get some ideas that are outside the box. I do have construction experience, remodeling, drywall ing painting etc. I worked for some apartments and did everything there while I was in Fremont. Made good money to for a high school student. But I injured my back at ups.
 

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joining the military was one of the best things i could have done. there's lots of benefits. free housing, utilities, food allowance, & health care is a huge bonus. i have more spendable income now vs. when i was a civilian even though i made more on paper on the civilian side. there's more to the military than just infantry, so don't let that deter you if you're not into that kind of thing. it's worth taking a look at.
Thats what i did too got out in 2012 due to medical now i still work for the Airforce as a civilian plus my disablity it was worth my 8.5 years of service....and i still got my GI bill to go to school if i want :D
 

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Yeah I have a few friends that have a masters in there fields. Psych. Genetics. Legal. And there still only making about 18$ an hour. Which isn't bad but ita not good either.

As for construction I do have a cousin that's been in work with a few companies around the bay. But its not steady. There'll be a job one or two months and then nothing for several.
 

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Can't really go wrong with anything computer science related if you enjoy the field. I've been working at a grocery store since 2009. I started college slightly before I started working there and graduated May 2013 with my bachelor's. I got accepted for a job I applied for with Cisco starting at $45.5k salary as an associate networking consulting engineer with 0 prior experience in the field and 0 certifications. 6 months training provided to cover base stuff and get a couple of certifications. I start July 28th and this time next year my salary could potentially double based on certifications and cash bonuses. Just my personal experience. The only problem is it's not work from home. ;)

That being said, that pretty much only pertains to the networking part of the CS field. Software engineers, administrators, etc. can make $$$$$. You could even just write apps from home and sell them on various app stores. I know a few self-made millionaires that do it.
 
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