Until recently, working from home was a pipe dream, but the labor market has recently offered many vacancies that do not require a grueling stay in the office. Edition Entrepreneur collected 50 options for remote work, the payment of which can often exceed the annual income of an American with an average salary.
1. Affiliate Marketer
For those who are not familiar with affiliate marketing, this is simply referral marketing where you earn a commission. Let's say you have a website and link to a book on Amazon. When a visitor clicks on an affiliate link and buys a book, Amazon pays you a percentage of the sale. People love affiliate marketing because they can start earning money passively with little start up costs.
Are you an artistic and creative person, able to create animation and visual effects for TV, movies, video games and other media? Then you can work from home as a freelance animator.
If you know how to bake or cook, turn your hobby into a business. From your own kitchen, you can start a catering business or become a personal chef. If you're a baker, you can sell your products to friends, neighbors, online, or at local farmers' markets.
Blogging is inexpensive and easy to start. It's as easy as writing about your favorite music or food, and it can also make a lot of money over time. True, you will have to wait patiently for some time when it comes to monetization.
Believe it or not, you don't have to be a graduate to start debit-credit. Simply enroll in an accounting course at a local college or even online. After completing the course, you can earn an average of $34.
Childcare at home can be a profitable business, even if you dedicate several hours a day to it. Just make sure you get all the right licenses and permissions.
7. Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Coordinators help manage clinical trial operations. This occupation allows you to earn over $48 and you don't need any degree.
If you have experience and knowledge in some area, share it with others. For example, if you are an accountant or a lawyer, you can advise mid-level businessmen. Your knowledge and experience will benefit businesses on how to use a new program or how to become more environmentally friendly.
9. Customer Service Representative
Do you have excellent communication skills? Do you have fixed and reliable internet? Then hurry up to earn from $8 to $15 per hour as a support representative.
10. Data entry
Data entry for business is not the most exciting job. However, you don't need previous experience, and you can start as low as $10 an hour.
A good option for working from home is to write texts for business. In some cases, it turns out to earn six-figure amounts. Try Fiverr or Upwork to find jobs.
12. Online store owner
There are five types of e-commerce business models: dropshipping, wholesale, manufacturing, outsourcing, and subscription. With sites like Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce, you can quickly launch your own online store.
13. Editing and proofreading
Some companies, like Book in a Box, pay about $20 an hour to editors, book cover designers, and proofreaders.
14. Event Planner
Someone is having a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event, and people are looking for organized people who will do most of the planning for the event instead.
15. Shooting instructional videos
Are you really knowledgeable about something? Try creating a YouTube channel and videotaping others how to do what you're good at. To make this activity profitable, sign up for the YouTube Partner Program and you can earn from $1 to $2 per 1000 views.
16. Author of grants
Universities, hospitals and non-profit organizations often have to apply for grants. Since these texts can be difficult to write, companies often turn to talented grant writers. They can earn between $40 and $300 a year.
17. Graphic designer
Many businesses need a specialist to design their logos, websites or visual advertisements. If you have a degree or a certificate in this area, then you can earn a decent income. The more experience you have, the more clients.
18. Master of handicrafts
Are you skilled at making jewelry or furniture with your own hands? Then, without any hesitation, create a page on Etsy and sell your products on the Internet.
Do you know how to play a musical instrument? Can you help people get in shape? Whatever your knowledge or experience, there will always be people willing to pay you to share this information with them in person or online.
20. Internet Security Specialist
These professionals monitor networks for security threats and enforce security standards. They can install data protection systems. With the development of IT technologies, online security is given great attention, so such specialists will always be in demand.
21. Online juror
When lawyers prepare for litigation, they often seek feedback on their case. Depending on which website you choose, you can earn anywhere from $5 to $150 for your opinion.
22. Online teacher
Are you a teacher looking for a more flexible teaching schedule? Take advantage of the opportunity to learn via Skype or a pre-recorded class.
23. Patent or Intellectual Property Lawyer
Filing a patent or protecting intellectual property are areas where expert advice is required. If you are an expert in this area of law, you can earn from $112 to $121 per hour.
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Sites like Lending Club and Prosper make it easy to lend money to a company or individual. As an investor, you will earn your income from interest.
25. Pet Groomer
Do you like the animal world? Are you patient enough to beautify your pets? Make a business out of it - it's a profitable business.
Although nowadays everyone has a camera in their phone, people still invite experienced professionals to capture a family celebration. In addition to these services, their income is also provided by the sale of unusual photographs on various sites.
27. Product Reviewer
From $20 to $000, those who just leave reviews for products that they use every day earn.
Learn a programming language like Ruby and you can earn around $61 an hour for your skills.
If you have a real estate license, you can run a real business from your home, even if you need to prepare the house for display and present it to potential buyers. Indeed, thanks to modern technology, it is possible to become a virtual realtor who does not need to come to the show.
Do you have an extra bedroom? Or a car that you drive occasionally? Maybe household items are gathering dust unnecessarily? Wonderful! Rent them out to someone who needs them.
If you can fix, say, bikes, cars, or computers, consider starting your own repair shop. It probably won't take more than a little marketing to get you started, as you probably already have the tools and resources.
32. Short tasks
A short task is work or a task that can be completed quickly. These include writing a review, participating in a survey, or watching a video. It doesn't pay much for this, but it's a quick and easy way to make money from home.
33. Social media manager
There are many organizations that need a person capable of managing their social media accounts. Sometimes they even want him to develop a social media strategy for them.
If you love fashion and want to work from home, then become an online stylist. Some of them manage to earn up to $15 an hour.
35. Survey participant
It won't make you a millionaire, but it's possible to earn between $1 and $50 every time you take an opinion poll, answer questions about your shopping habits, or leave a product review.
36. Tax preparer
Although this is a seasonal job, you can earn more than $30. But be sure to register with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before starting this home based business.
37. Become an expert
Nowadays, people go online to find experts on various subjects. There is a tendency to go directly to an expert rather than seek help from a big company to solve your problems. One resource is Catalant, which hires experts for $15 to $280 per hour.
38. Remote nurse
If you are a registered nurse, you can work for health insurance companies or health management companies such as Humana, Aetna, and UnitedHealth Group. They hire nurses remotely.
This work consists in listening to audio files (for example, lectures or medical dictations of doctors), and then typing what they hear. This is an entry-level job that can earn up to $25 an hour.
Are you fluent in another language? Start earning with this skill - translate documents or become a simultaneous interpreter.
41. Travel agent
Although there are many travel websites that make it easy to plan a trip, it still takes some time. Moreover, there may be certain travel conditions that you are not aware of. That's why there is still a market for travel agents looking online for the best deals, sharing tips or planning itineraries.
42. Virtual Assistant
If you are organized and can handle office duties (responding to emails, keeping a calendar, entering data, and helping out on social media), then this job is perfect for you. It will allow you to earn from $10 to $15 per hour.
43. Virtual PR Representative
Some SMBs don't have budget for a full-time CMO, VP of Marketing, or PR. But they may have the funds to hire a virtual public relations representative who will carry out the promotion of the business.
44. Virtual Recruiter
It's almost the same as a full-time recruiter, except you can work wherever you want. Another important difference is that you search the Internet for the right employee for the right vacancy. You are also responsible for screening the candidate and participating in the interview and negotiation process. Some recruiters are paid over $125 an hour.
45. Virtual tutor
If you have extensive knowledge in a particular area, you can earn between $12 and $35 per hour teaching by phone or Skype.
46. Voice acting
Having a loud voice with a pleasant timbre, as well as good diction, you can earn from $56 to $72 per hour.
47. Web Developer
Depending on the specific job, as well as your experience, you can earn from $55 to $000 a year - all you have to do is create websites from scratch.
48. Web Search Estimator
In order to provide the most accurate service to clients, search engines pay individuals to analyze search results. You don't need much experience to earn $12 to $15 an hour.
49. Website tester
Companies want to make sure their websites are intuitive and easy to navigate. They will assign instructions that people must follow in order to check their site. Each test usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. In return, you will be paid between $10 and $15 per test.
50. Writing lyrics
Every business needs written content, such as blog posts, to grow their business. Therefore, there are thousands of jobs available that pay between $10 and $100 per hour.