Working from home is the job dream situation for millions of workers. But it may surprise you to know there are literally hundreds of companies providing opportunities to do just that. Just days ago, the website FlexJobs, which specializes in work-at-home jobs, published its annual list of the 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2019. I’d have to practically write a book to cover the specific details of all 100 companies. But instead, I’m going to focus on the ten best jobs from home, drawing from that list. This will provide a sample of how the process works, what you can expect, as well as the benefits the arrangements offer. Let’s look at the top ten best jobs from home from the FlexJobs list in some detail.
Top 7 Work From Home Jobs
- Alicia Washington
- CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Lee Evans
- Kindle Edition
- Elaine Pofeldt
- Lorena Jones Books
And by income, I mean, these jobs PAY YOU. Some jobs pay by the hour, others are salaried, some include benefits, and others offer career advancement options. Remember, these are JOBS!
1. Data Entry Jobs
Data entry involves scraping information from one source and transferring them into a new source. Pay for these jobs are either by project or per entry completed. Rates can be on the low side, but considering how many data entry jobs are available without any educational/skill requirement, it’s a great way to start a work-from-home career.
2. Virtual Assistant
Tasks include answering phone calls, responding to e-mails, organizing tasks, and more. General VAs earn somewhere from $4 to $10/hour, while those with the specialized skill (such as marketing or programming) earn higher.
If turning audio (like interviews) into text is something you’d be great at, check out these 15 online transcription companies that pay.
4. Web Research
Research is highly lucrative because most companies have no time to go through the nitty-gritty of compiling thousands of local business e-mail addresses or mining a list of cosmetologists within a specific state.
5. Translation Work
If you’re bilingual and would want to use your skill for a new career, provide translation services whenever possible. There’s plenty of work to be discovered online, whether you’re fluent in French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, or any other language.
6, Customer Service
Customer service jobs were one of the first legit opportunities available online. Today, even giant companies like Amazon and TeleTech offer entry-level positions with benefits. Pay ranges from $8 to $25 per hour, depending on experience levels.
There are two ways to get started with blogging. Either get hired by someone and begin blogging away on the client’s website or start your own blog and monetize it. Of course, the first option is better if you need the money more quickly since blogging from scratch won’t make you rich overnight. If the blog owner pays you for the posts you publish, you’ll receive a nice paycheck at the end of each month.
If you’ve got a flair for words, copywriting should be your go-to specialization. Copywriting is one of the most expensive types of writing, with the most in-demand writers bagging 20 cents to $1 per word projects easily. Marketing copy for websites, email campaigns, landing pages, etc. is often sought out by companies. Freelance is the way to go – so copywriters can juggle multiple clients at a time and earn the biggest chunk of commissions.
9. Web Content Writing
Writing for the web is similar to blogging, except copyright of all the content you craft such as ebooks, manuals, articles, magazine features, technical writing, blog posts, and other texts will be passed on to the client. Depending on the job agreement, a web content writing position may be paid on a per-word basis, weekly or monthly.
10. Editing & Proofreading
Those with exceptional grammar and writing skills will have a great chance at succeeding as a freelance editor. As a rule of thumb, rates of proofreaders/editors should be at least double the rate of web content writers. This job isn’t for the faint of heart though, since deadlines and other demands of the job can be brutal.
11. Resume/Cover Letter Writing
Writing resumes and cover letters require very specific rules and styles. If you’re skilled at making resumes look impressive to the eyes of an HR personnel, then you can try your luck at this writing subsector. You can join a company like Resume Writers so you skip marketing and go straight to writing, or market your own writing service on a platform like Fiverr.