Some of the best work from home jobs can be done by anyone. It is this freedom and flexibility that has caused a shift in the way people have started looking at “jobs” or “careers”. Increasing, a lot of people are quitting their corporate jobs (hello, I was one of them). The reason for this comes down to a few things. In recent years, the corporate culture has become one of massive unhealthy competition. Along with that, there is no work-life balance. And if you live in a moderate to large size city, you will inevitably deal with the stress of the commute.
In this digital age, there is more reason to work from home, than work in an office. Not only does the company save on real estate, it is a healthier option on the stress levels of employees. And no one needs a corporate job that bad to make a decent income. There are a ton of jobs that you can do from the comfort of your home. Not all of them pay well but most legit companies will not scam you. Listed below are 10 of the most lucrative work from home jobs that you can try today.
Proofreading has been one of the most needed positions in the online world these days. That isn’t to say that proofreading is not need for physical written material though. Proofreading is the art of reviewing written material for someone else. If you are good at the language, you can become a proofreader. There is no need to have a college degree or extensive years of experience. This must be one of the easiest ways to make money from home. And what’s best is you can do this whenever you want to. You get paid per written piece of material so you can do it on your timetable and whenever you are available.
Here are a few resources to get you started on your journey to becoming a full time work from home person!
2. Online Surveys
Most people hate online surveys, but what if you actually get paid to take one? Easy money, hey? These online surveys last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. And after answering the questions, you are on your way to making some easy money. You can even choose what types of surveys you want to be part of. Take advantage of this option when you are couching it and watching TV. Why not make a few bucks by taking a survey right?
Try out one or more of these online survey companies and make some extra money while working from home.
3. Virtual Assistants
With a lot of people starting their own business (and being successful at it), there is an increasing need for virtual assistants (VA) to take over the mundane and random tasks. These tasks could include anything from scheduling meetings, to ordering lunch, to tech support and social media management. While these tasks may seem wide ranged, they aren’t as difficult to do as they seem. And the great benefit of this job is that you get to learn the business you are supporting and possibly take that growth to boost your career. You could become the jack-of-all-trades.
Take the leap to get this kind of work from home job that will not only give you flexibility of working from home, but to do something you like. Because, let’s face it – there is an massive increase in the VA industry. This job has been growing exponentially over the last few years. And it will continue to do so.
Places you can look for VA work:
4. Odd Job Tasker
This is an interesting one and I only came to know about it through a sitcom. I had no idea this type of job existed. If you haven’t heard about this, the odd job tasker is a person that literally does odd jobs for someone else. You can sign up online (see below) to places that vet you. And once you are cleared, you can look up odd jobs through the app that people need to get done. And you come in and do it for them. A few examples of this are getting your groceries, walking your dog, or picking up your dry cleaning.
The first one on the list below is a great app for odd jobs. Have fun with it. The things people need to get done! Sigh. 🙂
5. Online English Tutor
While online tutoring is not my favorite work from home job, I still think there is benefit. For anyone in the education field who either loves to do this, or needs additional experience to help them boost their careers – this is the job for you. You will need to have a semi-solid education background yourself but most places will take any bachelors degree as long as your first language is English and your degree was done in an English-medium school.
Out of the many tutoring companies out there, these are the 3 that kept coming up as the best. I have not tried them myself to vouch for them – but I trust the multiple people vouching for them.
6. Chat Agent
Chat agents are slowly increasing in need. If you are good at customer service and can handle issues with a sense of calm and professionalism, then this might be the work from home job for you. In terms of education or experience, these companies look for either a GED or a bachelors for basic customer support. If you want to apply to the more technical chat support positions, you’d need a bachelors degree and some work experience in that field. Either way, you have a shot because as I mentioned, demand is increasing.
There are a ton of companies looking for chat agents, but here are the ones that pay a respectable amount for the work.
7. SEO and Social Media Assistant
Are you good at SEO? Is your own social media (SM) presence killing the game? Then this position may be perfect for you. A lot of companies (including big timers) don’t really have the SEO/SM game down. There is so much to gain if you can support these companies with their online presence. A lot of companies also have marketing budgets to help enhance their online presence and paying for an SEO/SM is usually in that budget. Take advantage of that and look out for companies who are looking to hire this position.
You can look at most online job websites by using this link.
8. Pet Sitting
Pet sitting is a great way to work from home, have fun and make some money. If you are a dog or cat lover, this might be a super easy and loving way to make money while actually benefiting from the presence of an animal.
The sites below have very flexible options to allow you to pet sit when you are available. And you get to either pet sit your favorite pet or get acquainted with new pets too. Your choice.
These are a few sites that offer this great “work from home” option.
9. Brand Ambassador
I recently came across this job that’s not really a job, but you can make money just being a brand ambassador. If you’re like me, you probably thought only celebrities can be brand ambassadors. And while that’s part of the truth, you can be one too. There are a lot of companies that don’t have a massive budget for a brand ambassador, so they will look for anyone who is willing to put some time and energy into promoting their brand. You can promote the brand though your social media, word of mouth, and at marketing events that the company will send you to.
These jobs can be found through regular online job sites. Click here for that list.
10. Freelance Writer
This is a great way to make some money working from home. If you love to write, this is a great side hustle (or main hustle) for you. You can actually make pretty good money from this gig. And once you get enough of your articles published, you will be sought after more and more. And you can probably make more than you could at a corporate job. No lie.
There are a ton of sites out there but some of the more trusted sources are the ones below.
Working from home can be one of the safest and happiest ways to live your life on your terms. It also allows you to create the work life balance that doesn’t really exist in more traditional work settings. There are a ton of other remote job options available too but the list of jobs above provides you the ability to make substantial money if you keep up with it.
What jobs above are you interested below? Let me know below.
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