Do you dream of not having a commute?
Maybe you aren’t a fan of the office environment or culture?
Does it sound awesome to be able to work remotely from your home?
Sounds good to me. I have an office job but get to work from home a few times a month and I love it! I’m so much more productive work-wise without having any distractions. And if I can get any short or small chores done around the house over lunch, that’s just icing on the cake.
Working from home jobs don’t have to be a dream. Make it a reality by finding a job that fits your background and lifestyle and go for it!
Below, find proven work from home jobs to give you some inspiration.
1. Start a blog
This is definitely not a get-rich-quick job. But, if you’re looking to make some extra money a blog is a great way to go. If you enjoy writing, are looking for a flexible schedule, or want a side hustle, consider starting one.
The costs to start a blog are not high, but they aren’t free. So do some research about purchasing a domain, hosting, and other costs associated with blogging.
I use Bluehost to host my blog and so far they have been great!
Also, check out a post on my first year of blogging to see if it may be for you. It’s definitely not a short term money maker. But, if you start one now and are in it for the long-haul there is work from home potential!
2. Become a virtual assistant
Virtual assistants are all the rage right now. Some things in business can only be done by the business owner. Other things though are fair game to outsource to a virtual assistant who is the right-hand person to get tactical things done that are important, but that doesn’t HAVE to be done by the business owner.
Virtual assistants may help with tasks such as:
- Responding to emails or setting up email lists
- Calendar management
- Social media management
- Preparing presentations
- Writing outlines
- Miscellaneous customer service-oriented tasks
3. Start an in-home daycare
Before going too far down the path on this one, check out the specifics for your state. You may be able to watch several children unlicensed if you want. Or, you can go through the formal licensing process.
Some parents prefer dropping their kids off at a licensed facility. It’s really up to you and how quickly you want to get up and running.
One alternative to starting an in-home daycare is nannying.
Or perhaps you’re looking for something flexible that may just include before or after school care for kids.
Either way, if you have extra time and enjoy kids, finding a way to watch them in your home may be a great idea to earn money from home.
4. Become a website tester
You simply sign up to be a tester for one of these sites. You engage with a mobile app or website and give your honest feedback. You then get paid for your time. Website owners value honest feedback from everyday people who could be potential users of their sites.
Offering a good user experience to customers when they visit a site can make or break a purchase with the company, so this type of feedback is valuable to companies.
User testing says you can earn up to $60 per test.
Userlytics say $5-$20 is common but some projects pay up to $90 for sharing your honest opinion.
5. Sell your kids clothes on Facebook Marketplace
Gosh, kids grow out of clothes quickly.
They start wearing them one day and what feels like two or three wears and they’ve already outgrown them.
Reselling kids’ clothes (or your own gently used clothes) can be a great way to earn money from home.
Facebook Marketplace is becoming a popular way to sell items locally. Rather than giving to Goodwill, try posting something for sale on Facebook and see who bites. You’re not out anything but some time and it could be beneficial to recoup some costs of gently used clothing.
6. Teach online
Programs such as VIPKID are great ways to teach online.
Note, there is a 4-year degree requirement.
Also, at least one year of experience teaching, tutoring, coaching or mentoring, etc. Additionally, you need to be legally eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada
Reviews of VIPKid from teachers were very high.
The feedback I saw for VIPKid included:
- Flexibility so you can teach as many or as few classes a week as you wish and control your schedule.
- Teachers love being able to connect one-to-one with students in the comfort of your own home.
- Growth incentives to make more money!
- Nice, friendly students.
Another program I’ve heard good things about is Magic Ears.
They are an English learning program for students ages 4-12. You can earn $20-$26 per hour with a flexible job working from home.
They are looking for native English speakers who have an ESOL Certificate and ESL teaching experience, or other teaching experience. Check out the details on their website to learn more.
7. Take surveys
Many well-known brands pay companies like InboxDollars and Swagbucks to gather feedback on their products. That information helps them improve customer experience and brand perception to sell more products.
To start, choose one company and register for an account. Check out how they work and how much effort is required to earn money. You’ll likely gravitate toward one or two anyway, and these three are known to be the best.
8. Become a health and wellness virtual coach
If health and wellness is your career today, or you simply have a passion for it, consider starting your own business.
There are so many ways to connect with clients digitally today, it doesn’t have to be in a gym. Perhaps it’s helping with meal planning, fitting workouts into a busy schedule, or toning a specific area of the body. Set up a camera in your house and consult with clients virtually.
If you are knowledgeable about anything related to keeping bodies healthy, some people would pay you for your expertise. They just need to know where to find you!
9. Open an Etsy shop
If you are creative and have something you could offer for sale in an online shop, what are you waiting for?
Now is the time to start your business. Take some action today to look into what it takes to open an Etsy shop. Others are making money online doing with they are passionate about, so why not you? Take your current hobby or passion and start making some money from it!
Check out Rev.com/freelancers to find ways to earn money on your schedule. You can early money by transcribing or captioning from your own home. I’ve seen mixed reviews on transcribing companies to do your homework. But if you have some free time, access to a computer, and are a fast typer, something in this area may be a good fit.
If you have skills in spelling, grammar, and punctuation with keen attention to detail, this may be for you.
Businesses and bloggers for all kids are looking for extensions of themselves to edit and proof their work. Check out what jobs are offered today and start making some extra money.
Also, if you want to learn a little more about how to get started, take this free proofreading course.
12. Re-Sell online via Amazon’s FBA Program
Amazon has its Fulfillment by Amazon program which allows small businesses to ship products to their fulfillment center. Amazon will then pick, pack and ship products on your behalf. They also provide customer service for these shipments. This is an amazingly convenient way for sellers of physical products to loop right in with Amazon.
It’s pretty simple in concept but there are fees involved and you need to have a good handle on how quickly your inventory moves. But if you have a physical product to sell, check this out as another avenue for sales!
13. Become a Social Media Manager
Businesses and bloggers are looking to outsource parts of their business when they can. Social media is one of the tasks businesses can give to someone else. If you are knowledgeable or have expertise on one platform (or all of them), and enjoy engaging with the platforms, this may be a gig for you.
Not all social networks are created equal. In blogging groups I’m part of I more often than not see bloggers looking for help on one specific network. For example, Pinterest or to help with their Facebook strategy.
If you are experienced with managing and growing your accounts this may be a way to earn some extra money.
14. Become a travel agent/start your own travel company
To start, you’ll most likely want to align with a host travel agency. Check out findahosttravelagency.com to start.
You can earn a commission from booking trips for people in addition to your trips. The job offers great part-time income and is flexible! It will allow you to be home or travel when your kids are home from school. For example, during school breaks and summer vacation.
I typically can find travel deals and arrangements just fine on my own. But recently used a travel agent to help coordinate my sister’s 40th birthday. I was coordinating multiple people coming from different states all trying to arrive at the same time. Assistance with time coordination of varying flights and transportation when we landed, etc. was very helpful.
15. An in-home customer service agent
Companies like Sykes allows you to work from home by being a customer service agent! If you like talking on the phone and are good with people, definitely check this out!
You’ll be set up with a computer and phone right in your own home. Jobs with digital marketing and technical support are also available through Sykes.
16. Graphic Designer
My design skills are pretty poor. And even mediocre designers can create something much more beautiful than I could on my own. So I like to outsource graphic design for my blog, but also my day job as a marketing manager.
If you know InDesign or have a good eye for design in general, your skills are needed. Put yourself out there and land some gigs on Fiverr or 99desings.
Things designers may be able to help with:
- Logo design
- Print or digital advertisement
- Graphics for a web landing page
17. Event Planner
Check out Flexjobs.com to find companies that are looking for temporary help planning events. Event planners typically coordinate, organize, execute, etc.special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
You can earn a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification that may increase your chances of being hired. But certification is not necessary.
You can start small, even network among friends and family to start before your word of mouth grows.
18. Registered nurse
You will need a nursing degree to pursue a work from home nursing job, but how cool!
You can do your job and help people all from your home.
With the increase in remote healthcare, you can video conference with those needing help and support and get paid for it!
Check out this article from Nurse.org on work from home jobs for nurses.
What are you knowledgeable about that you could share with others? What is the thing your friends and family always come to you with advice on?
Each time I see a very specific skill-set like this, it typically leads to some sort of suggestion that revolves around remotely helping others.
We all have some knowledge we can share with others. You just have to have the confidence to do it!
Check out this article on how to start your own consulting business for tips.
20. Hotel bookings from home
Companies like Hilton are hiring remote employees to take care of customers when they call to book at one of their properties. They even have a page dedicated to remote workers on their website!
You can get stable year-round work with training and benefits all while working remotely from your home! Check out Hilton’s site today to see if any of their postings may be for you!
Other flexible jobs but not necessarily working from home
If you enjoy the grocery store then becoming a Shipt Shopper may be for you. You shop at the grocery store on behalf of someone else and deliver the order to them. Or, if they choose store pickup you meet them outside the store and give them their groceries.
It’s a nice side hustle for those looking to make extra cash. Those that don’t like grocery shopping, don’t have time or aren’t able to leave the house benefit. So it’s a Win-Win.
Postmates is a website where consumers can order food and drink from local restaurants for delivery. And you can be the deliverer via the Postmates Fleet.
DoorDash is similar to Postmates in the food delivery arena. You can sign up and place orders for food delivery through DoorDash. And someone will deliver the food to you.
Another food delivery gig? Yes, Grubhub also offers flexibility in earning on your own schedule via food delivery.
Check out their website for details to see if driving for Grubhub is a fit for you!
5. Drive for Uber/Uber Eats
With Uber, you can drive passengers from one destination to another.
Or you can deliver food and not have to carry passengers. With Uber Eats you can deliver food locally on your schedule and make extra money.
6. Amazon Flex
Be your own boss with flexible hours when you deliver packages for Amazon Flex. Have you noticed the random people that have been dropping off packages to your doorstep lately? That’s Amazon Flex.
How else can they get that one obscure item to your doorstep in like 12 hours? On their website, they estimate drives make between $18-$25 per hour (lots of varying factors here).
There are lots of ways you can make extra money by working from home. You just have to have the ambition and drive to make it happen. Start today. Take one step you can toward reaching your goal of making more money at home. Find one idea from this list or other that you think you want to pursue and start researching it. Connect with others who are doing that job to get some insight before you commit.
What have you done from home to make extra money?