Working from home jobs are becoming more desirable in an age where our busy schedules are calling for more work-life balance. There are many opportunities to work from home in order to make extra cash, but it can be difficult to find the right home job to cover all of your living expenses. Online paid surveys, website testers, pet sitting, and more can give you some extra pocket money but what about those jobs that can pay your monthly bills? According to a Forbes article published in January, "Now, as more companies accept and integrate telecommuters into their business models, 2018 is an ideal time for job seekers to pursue their search for a better, more flexible job." These jobs depend on your basic skills and dedication. With any work from home jobs you will need a computer and high-speed internet connection.
For those that love to write or have exceptional grammar skills, there opportunities as a freelance writer or proofreader. Many companies and websites are always looking for outside help with articles, stories or general content. Freelance writers can earn anywhere from $25 to $100 per 500 to 1,000 word article. If you build a great reputation, you can increase your rates to eventually earn into 6 figures. Depending on the type of proofreading, a $2,000 per month income is not uncommon and can easily double based on the hours you're will to put in.
Online customer service rep and virtual assistant jobs can be perfect if you love the interaction with others and have plenty of patience. Many companies are going to a virtual customer service center model such as 1-800-Flowers, Best Western and HSN to answer customer inquiries and take orders/reservations. A virtual assistant is the same as an administrative assistant in a normal office environment responding to emails, taking calls, bookkeeping, website updates and more. These opportunities can be found through online job boards and can serve as a full-time position covering all your monthly expenses.
Some work from home jobs require specialized skills and education. Web designer, telephone nurse and online tutor are great examples of home work opportunities. While a web designer doesn't necessarily require a degree, knowledge of programming and design concepts are a must. If you have a degree in the medical field as a nurse, many insurance companies are looking for nurses to provide case management, authorize treatment and patient customer support. Online tutoring jobs are available for those with prior tutoring experience with high school or college students. These are all great options to work from home for someone who possesses the appropriate expertise.
List of some work from home opportunities:
- Freelance Writer
- Online Customer Service Rep
- Virtual Assistant
- Web Designer
- Telephone Nurse
- Online Tutor
- Affiliate Marketer
These opportunities allow you that work-life balance, in many cases set your hours and truly determine your income potential. Beware of scams and research companies before providing any services or personal information when engaging online companies for work from home opportunities. The honest opportunities are out there. It's a matter of finding what works best for you. Good luck in your search!