Updated: Feb 1
Say goodbye to 9-5 because there has never been a better time to work from home in this progressively digital world.
You can easily avoid scams and land that dream job as long as you are aware of the red flags — like companies asking for sensitive information up front, being vague with answering your questions, and having a high comeback rate.
However, In a number of career fields, you can find work from home positions covering a wide level of expertise, knowledge and experience.
You're going to need a computer, some basic skills, and an attitude that you can do. Even Jobs like Doctors, nurses, teachers, editors, or graphic designers will find numerous job opportunities if they decided to work from home.
According to experts, here are some of the best and easiest ways to make money from home.
1. Customer-Service Representative
You can work as a customer-service representative for Some companies, such as Odondo or 1-800flowers.com, outsource customer service operations to third-party companies that then hire home-based workers or "agents" to take calls and orders.
However, some businesses or companies view their workers as independent contractors and do not provide benefits. Some other companies employing digital call agents include:
2. Online Juror
Companies will pay you to actually serve on mock juries to provide input on the trials they are currently handling to attorneys and other jury consultants. The cases are real, but your verdict will do little more than predict how things could go when it's time to go to court and you could earn up too £100 in the UK and $5 to $60 in the US.
eJury – US only. Get paid $5 to $10 per case
Jury Talk – Signing up as a Research Juror for their one-day legal focus groups and mock trials.
Online Verdict – US only. Earn extra money reviewing legal cases from the comfort of your own home.
Resolution Research – Resolution Research
3. Writer, Editor, or Proofreader
Everybody says you're a great writer, so isn't it about time you get paid? Good writing is required, particularly for online content, according to Durst. Better resources for freelance writing websites to find job are: upwork.com, www.fiverr.com, JournalismJobs.com, https://www.airtasker.com/categories/ editfast.com, MediaBistro.com, lulu, gumtree If you have experience as a writer, copy editor, or proofreader.
4. Virtual Assistant
Most small business owners and professionals from mid to executive level need personal assistants, but they may not be able to afford a permanent position on the payroll.
Virtual assistant roles are highly flexible and the average hourly rate is good especially when you have children so you don't miss the important things with your kids. Check https://www.virtualassistantjobs.com/, tiger-recruitment, peopleperhour, International Virtual Assistants Association
5. Blogger and online tutor
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If you have a college degree and the ability to teach maths, science, English, or language online to students, this is a perfect fit. Go to Tutor.com — tutors who have spent their probationary period and worked for the company can earn up to £30- £40 per hour in the UK and in the US $10 to $14 an hour.
6. Creative Service Provider or Website or App Tester
Once you have a marketable skill, no matter how small or obscure, marketplaces like Fiverr you can probably sell your innovation for $5 per hour or even more.
Most virtual workers visit new websites and discover them, perform various simple tasks on the page, and provide input and reviews. For example, UserTesting pays between £6 and £8 for a user test that could take between 20-25 minutes to complete. That's about £20 per hour if you're able to find enough online user tests to run! And in the US $10 or via PayPal for every 20-minute test that you complete.
7. Babysitter or Airbnb Host
If you love children, sign up for babysitting foryoopies.co.uk, childmindinguk.com, Care.com, www.sitters.co.uk, www.govt.uk for a few hours a week. All babysitters and those searching for sitters with background checks are checked by these agencies, so you can make sure you're talking to a reliable source. Babysitting rates vary based on years of experience, number of kids, and weekly hours.
Airbnb Host : Renting a private home or flat is the way to go if you're really looking to collar in the cash. According to the findings of Smart Asset, the rates for full flats are considerably higher than for rooms alone. Check out Airbnb website