Can you make money working from home?
by Staff
You want to start your own home business, but how much do you really know about working for yourself? Test your knowledge about working from home with this quiz.

How many Americans work from home?

  • 4.2 million
  • 5.9 million
  • 6.8 million

The IRS will come calling for you to pay taxes if your home-based business earns more than:

  • $400
  • $1,000
  • $5,000

Self-employment tax covers which of these payments?

  • Income tax
  • Property tax
  • Social Security

How much does the typical homeowner's insurance policy cover for home business-related claims?

  • $2,500
  • $5,000
  • $10,000

Which of these companies started as a home-based business?

  • IBM
  • Apple
  • Dell

If you run a business that isn't incorporated, then you're known as a:

  • Limited liability corporation
  • S corporation
  • Sole proprietor

If you're the only owner of your home-based business, for tax purposes you can call that business:

  • Whatever name you choose
  • Your name
  • The name you registered with your state government

A personal shopper is also known as a(n):

  • Wardrobe designer
  • Image consultant
  • Accessory diva

The average freelance writer can earn how much money per hour?

  • $25
  • $36
  • $48

A public relations freelancer who works for the government might be called a:

  • Media officer
  • Press secretary
  • Communications specialist

What percentage of interpreters and translators are self-employed?

  • 15 percent
  • 26 percent
  • 33 percent

Which of these jobs is likeliest to be a work-from-home scam?

  • Medical billing
  • Transcription
  • Editing

If you sell your homemade jewelry on Etsy, how much will the company take off the final price?

  • 1.5 percent
  • 2.5 percent
  • 3.5 percent

When shipping products you sell on eBay, which service offers eBay branded packaging?

  • USPS
  • UPS
  • FedEx

How many Americans are involved in direct sales for companies like Mary Kay and Amway?

  • 12 million
  • 15 million
  • 18 million

Who was the very first Avon lady?

  • Viola Morse
  • Mrs. P.F.E. Albee
  • Irina Minca

What was the very first product Amway business owners sold?

  • Legacy of Clean
  • Floor Restore & More
  • Liquid Organic Cleaner

In which of these professions are people most likely to work from home?

  • Arts/entertainment/media
  • Sales
  • Personal care

For every real work-at-home job found on the Internet, how many fake ones are there?

  • 24
  • 38
  • 57

If every American worked from home instead of commuting to an office, how many gallons of gas could this country save annually?

  • 30.5 billion gallons
  • 50.5 billion gallons
  • 60.5 billion gallons