Loathe the 9-5 job routine?
The idea of commuting 2-3 hours daily torments you?
Or, perhaps, the bland office setting makes you sick?
And, there are a lot of such reasons that has contributed to the boom in work-from-home culture.
The comfort of working in their jammies from their bed (sometimes) makes people strive for these jobs. And the best-loved by many is the privilege of not having to start the day at 7am.
And, interestingly, studies reveal that people are more likely to love their jobs if they work from home.
I say, why not?
You set your own schedule. You don’t have to commute to and fro your workplace. And there’s more.
Working from home gives you the opportunity to design your workspace, which doesn’t have to be drab and meh. If you hate the regular office colors like gray and white, get your workspace painted red, blue, green or any other color that you find invigorating. If your window opens to a pleasant view, why not set up your office there?
Exciting, isn’t it?
So, here are some of the jobs where you can readily work from home, provided you have the right attitude and an understanding boss (dreamy-_-). If the boss is the problem, no worries, you can freelance. Hurray!!!
- Web Development / Designing
- Usability Testing
- Call Centre Representative
- Digital Marketing
- Tech Support Representative
- Online Surveys
Given below are the details accompanied by the websites where you can easily find these best work from home jobs.
Writing is among the most traditional work-from-home jobs. As writers have a more creative than technical job solitude suits them. Not only the famous and established writers but also the newbies have enormous opportunities to work from home.
The field of writing is quite broad. You can work as an online content writer. You can work with news agencies. You can start your own blog.
Besides, if you possess technical knowledge, you can find technical writing jobs, easily; there are loads of them.
Online content market is expanding every hour. The demand for content writers doesn’t seem to be subsiding anytime soon.
And, nearly every company provides their writers with the option of working from home.
But, if you want to become a freelance writer, here are some of the websites that’ll provide you with innumerable opportunities: Freelancer, ContentMart, LinkedIn Pro-finder, Upwork, Craiglist, iWriter, and Constant-Content.
Every editor was once a writer.
Basically, editors are experienced writers having a fine knowledge of grammar details. They are needed by every company that needs writers. Editors add brevity and crisp to the work of writers.
They check solecism and save writers from the embarrassment that they could face due to blunders in their piece.
For as long as there’ll be a need for writers, there’ll be a need for editors. Almost every company you’ll apply to will give you the alternate to work-from-home.
Translating requires expertise in at least two languages. If you have a flair for writing and a love for native as well as foreign languages, this one can prove to be a lucrative career for you.
The world is going global. And so, there is a huge demand for translators and interpreters.
While interpreters are involved with oral translation, translators convert languages in written form.
As a translator, If you want to work from home, freelancing is always a better option.
Web Development / Designing
Web designers are creative minds having good technical knowledge. They design the overall outlook of a website. Whether it is an education website, a job portal, or a travel blog, all of them look beautiful because of the involvement of web designers.
It’s become crucial for every business, whether offline or online, to have an online presence through a website.
But, as the size, and nature of every business is different, not each of them needs to hire a full-time web designer. So, most of the businesses put their projects on websites like Upwork, Freelancer, and Peopleperhour, interested designers bid for the projects and once the job is done, the designers get their dues.
This covers a lot of things.
If you’re an expert in a subject, and have a good teaching experience, you can make teaching videos, and put them on Youtube.
Expertise in a subject, and a passion to teach is all you’ll need to start out as on online teacher or blogger.
Usability testing is for the ones who wish to earn a side income. Please mind that as the income is decent, it’s not advisable to see it as a long-term promising career.
New websites are springing every day, and they desire to know a user’s point of view to bring out improvements in their websites. You’ll need to go through a website and provide your feedback on the usability in written or verbal form (different sites have different requirements).
What most websites require you to have- Fluency in English, a computer, a microphone, and a strong internet connection.
Youtube provides a splendid opportunity to earn, all you need to know is how?
There are a lot of ways in which you can make money with youtube. If you’ve expertise in any of the skills like cooking, dancing, yoga, web designing, writing, blogging or any such thing, you can make a video series imparting knowledge about those skills.
If you are an entertainer and are striving for a platform to showcase your talent, make your youtube channel. Not only this, you can make videos of anything around you that you think will interest a huge audience, put it on youtube. For example, if you have a cat whose natural actions give you the feel of a gig, video her and put it on Youtube.
But, youtube is loaded with videos on almost every subject, so, you’ll have to make sure that your video is helpful, impactful, and well shot. Entertaining videos must be ACTUALLY entertaining.
Call Centre Representative
In today’s highly competitive environment, every business strives to satisfy their customers. So, the need for customer care or call centre representatives is growing with every passing day.
See around you, your bank, your electricity or telecom service provider, the shopping stores, the internet service providers, everyone has them.
If you are someone who can chatter over a small issue for a long time, you’re apt for this job. Besides being loquacious, you need to have a patient, humble, and helpful attitude to survive and thrive in this field.
And, in today’s times, no business, big or small, can ignore the potential of internet.
A digital marketer is simply a person who does online marketing for products and services. He is associated with online advertisements, content marketing, video marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media marketing, online branding, mobile marketing, etc.
This type of job requires you to have learnt digital marketing skills.
Transcribing involves typing down audio recordings. There can be general audios, medical audios, or legal audios. To start as a transcriber, you’ll need a computer system and a strong internet connection.
Transcribing doesn’t require one to have any specific qualifications. However, if you have the basic knowledge of the area you are working in like law, medicine, etc. it will be an advantage.
All of these websites require you to pass a skill test before starting to work. They’ll send your payments weekly, and most of them pay through Paypal.
Tech Support Representative
“Sir/Ma’am, I am transferring your call to our technical support representative.”
We often hear this when we come across any technical glitches in our beloved gadgets, and the call centre representatives don’t have an answer to it.
Tech Support Representatives are customer support representatives having thorough technical expertise.
Is making cards your hobby? Do you have a bent for designing vases? Do you spend your time watching art and craft videos? Or do you spend your weekend crafting things of home decor?
If so, I have a good news. You can turn your hobby into a real business.
The good part is that you get the opportunity to exhibit your craft in front of an enormous audience.
But, to start such a business, you have to keep certain things in mind. As it’s a business, you’ll have to take it seriously. Besides, if you want others to buy your creation, you’ll need to design it from their perspective.
This one’s real simple, but BEWARE: you can’t expect to earn much from it.
There are a number of websites that allow you to participate in paid online surveys.
These surveys are conducted to understand user psychology, tastes, preferences, etc. Each company that is producing products and providing services wishes to understand user needs and desires.
With this type of work, you’ll roughly earn around $50-$100 per month. That too, if you sign up with at least 5-6 of these websites.
This ain’t a full-time job, but for students who wish to earn some pocket money while carrying on their studies, this could be a nice opportunity. You can take these surveys anytime- while you’re commuting, watching TV, etc.