Work from Home Jobs
I became a stay at home mom in 2017 and was searching for work from home jobs to avoid juggling childcare and a day job.
Blogging has given me the opportunity to do just that. If you enjoy writing you can also choose to work from home as a blogger. But, there are a ton of different ways to work from home without experience and in this post, we are going to take a look at them.
For example, if you are a creative person, you can choose to sell digital stickers online, like Michelle who made over $7,000 in 6 months of selling them online. Or you can edit wedding photos like Katie who earns over $75,000 a year as an online photo editor.
My favourite of them all is Zen Arbitrage. It’s basically reselling a book on Amazon for a higher price. There’s no inventory and no shipping involved. There are people who have never sold on Amazon before, earning over $10,000 a month. Check out this post to see income reports of people earning using Zen Arbitrage and also see how you can get started with this work from home job.
Jobs You Can Do From Home
1. Side Jobs
This the fastest way to make money. Doing a few side gigs can help you accumulate money and some of the easiest options are searching the web with Swagbucks, or completing high paying surveys that are worth up to $50 with Survey Junkie.
Also read: 20+ apps that pay you money
2. Online Proofreader
Bloggers and online business owners require proofreaders to check their content before it is published. As an online proofreader, you will need to check for punctuation, spelling and capitalization errors. If this is something you are good at, here is a free 76-minute workshop perfect for those who want to set feet into this business.
Apply here: 25 Proofreading Jobs at Home
3. Virtual Bookkeeper
This work from home job doesn’t need you to have an accounting or bookkeeping degree. This free class will give you a head start into what the business involves. Great for those good with numbers, as daily tasks may involve tracking income and expenses and recording payments made.
As an online bookkeeper, you can earn up to $60 an hour at home.
4. eBay Flipping
If you are a regular visitor at yard sales and flea markets, you can turn your passion into profit. Find cheap things and resell them on eBay for a higher price. Rob and Melissa made over $133,000 in sales in just one year, flipping things on eBay. They have created this free training to give you some insider tips.
Earnings are calculated per minute with Rev, and you can earn up to $3 per minute. Videos will be in English and you can translate it into Spanish, German, French, Italian, Hindi and a few other languages.
The work is flexible and you can choose your own hours. You will be required to have a good internet connection and a computer.
6. Video Captioner
Rev also offers video captioning jobs for movies and TV shows. Once you apply and get accepted, you get paid $0.45 to $0.75 per video minute, with earnings that can go up to $1570 a month.
Read more about how to get paid to caption videos and make extra cash from home. Applicants from all over the world are accepted.
Earning Potential: up to $1500/month
7. Virtual Assistant
As a virtual assistant, you can work from home with clients to help create content, manage their emails, and even promote their services on social media.
VA Jobs: Openings are listed in this post.
Earning potential – $35-$50 an hour
*Download this free list of 275+ services to offer as a virtual assistant.
8. Pinterest Virtual Assistant
Pinterest VA’s are in high demand as there are a lot of online business owners looking to promote their services on Pinterest. Work involves setting up a Pinterest account, creating graphics and scheduling out pins. This course will show you how to become a Pinterest VA from scratch and you can live in any part of the world to work as one.
Earning Potential – $15 to $50 an hour
9. Real Estate Virtual Assistant
If you want to expand your career as a Virtual Assistant, you can become a Real Estate VA. This is a very lesser known work from home job that is slowly gaining popularity. All the work is done remotely as it usually involves, sending and receiving emails, follow up tasks, or scheduling appointments for real estate agents.
Earning Potential – $25 an hour
10. Writer at Home
If you are a beginner writer you can start writing for online magazines that offer to pay $100 to $200 per article.
But if you are looking to make a full-time career as a writer, I highly recommend you check out Holly Johnson’s free training, that details tips on how she makes a six-figure income as a writer.
Places to find writing jobs: iWriter, Contenta, Freelancer, Fiverr.
Angela earns over $4,000 a month converting paper drawings into digital art. So if you have a flair for drawing, you can learn how to convert them into digital work and get paid for working with clients. You can check out some of Angela’s work here.
She creates and sells business cards, couple portraits, wedding invites and ebook covers for bloggers.
12. Customer/Chat Support Jobs
Customer service roles and email chat support jobs are the most popular type of work from home jobs. You can get started right away as experience is not mandatory.
Others hiring customer service agents and remote workers- Hilton, American Express, Apple and Amazon.
13. Voice Over Actor
Once you become a voice artist, you can lend your voice for transport announcements, audiobooks, podcasts or even store announcements. You can work from home recording your voice and here is a free mini-training to help understand the basics.
Earning Potential: Up to $70,000/year
Apply here: Online Voice Over Jobs
14. Transcription Work
If you are a fast and accurate typist, you can consider making money from home as a transcriptionist. You will need to convert a set of files (pre-recorded audio/video) into a text document. Having good listening skills is essential, as you might come across voice recordings with a strong accent or a noisy background. Difficult audio files usually payout higher.
Also read: How to become a transcriptionist
Where to apply: 20 Transcription jobs for beginners
15. Sell on Amazon
Jessica and her husband have made over $100,000 in their first year selling on Amazon. If you are not familiar with the Amazon FBA program, its when you find your own product to sell on Amazon using Amazon’s warehouse and shipping methods. This can be a very profitable side hustle if you have an interest to sell online.
16. Scoping Jobs
The job of a scopist is to edit courtroom transcripts. You will not have to meet anyone face to face, as you send and receive files via the internet. A court reporter will email you court cases and hearings, and you will need to read it word for word and get the file as close to perfection.
Also read: Interview with expert Scopist
17. SEO Consultant
An SEO consultant is highly essential for most online business owners. Whether you are a blogger, or an online store owner, its the job of an SEO consultant to help get your website seen at the top of a search engines ranking.
All it takes is a bit of training and you can market yourself on Facebook groups or via your own website.
Also read: My favourite non-technical SEO course
**This course is perfect for bloggers to train themselves to rank high on Google.
18. Search Engine Evaluators
When you search for something using Yahoo or Google, you get a set of search results. Search engines like Google use algorithms to give you the relevant and best answer. But they don’t always get it right and require humans to additionally evaluate and make sure the results displayed are of high quality. This is where you come in, to check and make sure the search results match the queries.
19. Travel Agent
As a travel agent, you can work from home offering advice on destinations, itineraries, and accommodations. It’s a similar job description of a travel agent working for a company. The only difference is, you are doing this from your home and you get commissions from agencies each time your client complete a trip.
20. Social Media Manager
A social media manager is in charge of companies social media pages. From promoting your clients business, updating new social media content – like creating new posts, contents, or polls, and responding to messages.
Clients pay you a fixed rate each month and you get into the routine of the tasks involved. So you can set up schedules weeks in advance, and you are well aware of the income you will be bringing in each month.
21. Stock Photographer
Almost every online business needs stock photos. Well, not just online businesses, even magazines, newspapers and books all make use of stock images. This helps their content look more attractive and gives the reader a pleasant reading experience.
If you visit other pages on the website, all the images used are high-quality stock photos that I pay for each month. This is something you can sell if you are interested in photography. You can either sell single images or as a bundle. This is one of the best passive income ideas around.
Sell stock photos here – Foap, Adobe stock, Alamy or start your own website to sell images.
22. Teach Online
There are many freelance teaching jobs available online. Most of them do not require you to have teaching experience, but a relevant bachelors degree will help you land jobs faster.
23. Call Centre
Call centre jobs may be the easiest to start if you are just beginning your work at home journey. They do not necessarily need experience and give you the flexibility to work as little or as much as you like. But do keep in mind most of the jobs have limited work, hence its best to join a few companies so you have enough work available throughout the year.
24. Market Research
Researchers need participants to test their new products and give feedback. This helps them create products of good value to companies and brands. The feedback you provide is usually in the form of a questionnaire and can range from 10-30 minutes. The longer the survey, the more money you can earn.
25. Data Entry
If you previously worked as a receptionist or performed admin tasks you can find work in data entry jobs from home. Tasks usually involve entering and storing information into a computer database. Skills normally involve accurate typing and possessing good attention to detail.
26. Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing is the best passive income idea to make money from home. You promote other people products online and make a commission. You can sell your products on your website or social media and make money online. I use this blog to make money from affiliate marketing. But you can sell products without a website using Pinterest.
28. Side Hustles
If you are someone that enjoys doing a variety of side hustles to earn $1,000 a month then here are some popular ideas to do it. The first recommendation is Survey Junkie. They are one of the oldest and well-paying survey platform that can help you earn up to $50/survey.
29. Part-time Driver
Drive for Lyft, Uber or DoorDash (deliver food) to earn money over the weekends. Although this is not a work from home job, it makes a great side hustle to earn extra money for a few extra hours of work.