The comforts of home life, a better work-life balance, and no commute. For many, working from home seems like a dream.
So it’s no surprise then, that the number of remote workers has tripled.
With so many work-from-home opportunities available, separating the legitimate opportunities can be tricky.
The good news is there are tons of work from home job opportunities out there. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection. Here are some of the most popular work-from-home job ideas.
Do you have a passion for writing? Good grasp of English? Online writing is one of the most legitimate work-from-home job opportunities.
Just think for a moment about how much written word the internet offers. Landing pages, email chains and long articles.
If you want a job with a flexible schedule, this work from home job is for you. And the best part is you don’t need any formal qualifications. Just great English and a good knowledge of grammar.
Many companies will ask for a writing sample, so experience will help.
I know what you’re thinking… what if I don’t have formal writing experience? Don’t worry, you can publish a blog or portfolio with a few writing samples.
VA (virtual assistant) work is ideal for anyone super organised. If you’ve previously worked as a PA, it’s the perfect work from home job.
A virtual assistant is an online personal assistant. They do everything from scheduling appointments, responding to emails, or sending emails on behalf of a client.
While some positions focus on admin tasks such as maintaining calendars, others require specialist experience. Think social media management, ads management or even SEO.
Most virtual assistants work with multiple clients simultaneously. So you’ll need excellent time management skills.
If this interests you, you can check out websites such as people per hour or Fiverr.
Do you have a hobby? Or maybe a real passion for something? Blogging is a great way to earn money from your passion.
Blogging is one of the most lucrative and legitimate ways to work from home. Some bloggers earn over $30,000 a month!
But it takes the most commitment. And it will also take the most time to set up. This is no get-rich-quick scheme.
You will need to post regularly and stick to a posting schedule. Prepare to also learn many new skills.
I know that’s a lot to take in, but blogging earns serious money over time with effort and persistence.
Want to get started? For more advice, you can check out my article on creating and writing a successful blog.
Are you a fast typer? Then transcription work is for you. As a transcriber, you listen to audio and type up what’s been said.
You could transcribe for many different subjects. And you could either transcribe notes or subtitle videos for YouTube.
And if that’s not enough – if you speak a foreign language, you will get higher paid job opportunities.
You need a laptop, an internet connection and excellent English language skills. Likewise, a decent pair of headphones is also a smart investment.
Interested? Check out websites such as Rev, transcription divas, or transcribe me.
Lots of small business owners need accounting help. Many people sell crafts online and need help with accounting.
Typical tasks include invoicing, banking and chasing payments from customers. On top of that you will monitor the company’s financial transactions.
Virtual bookkeeping suits anyone with previous accounting experience. You must be wondering, what if I don’t have accounting experience? You’ll need to get a bookkeeping qualification.
These work-from-home job ideas are the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re looking for extra side income or a better work-life balance, there is a remote job out there for you. If working from home interests you, you can gain knowledge with the right tools.
Meg is an author at Cinnamon Hollow. She writes on a variety of topics sharing tips and ideas for daily life.
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