17 Best Work from Home Jobs You Can Start Now

work from home jobs

Are you looking for work from home jobs for extra income? then you in for a good pizza.

What I like about work from home jobs is that they are easy and help you save cost on commuting.

But, aside from that, is the freedom to run your own schedules and plan your day. I, personally, didn’t like the restrictions of day jobs on my plans.

It sucked – for me!

But I didn’t wait too long to be ‘bossedd’ around by bosses. If I did, I, honestly don’t know what who would later happen:

  • We quit the talks in the office and settle the rest in the octagon. OR
  • I would boss myself up and fire the boss!

Well, before it got to the first option, I told myself:

“The shit is getting real. I’m outta here!”

Now, if you love your job, you can still keep it and do these jobs on the side.

But if you are a stay at home mom – or you, like me, just want to work for yourself and run your day, I think these jobs would be great for you.

Having said that, here are 17 work from home jobs to check out…

Start a money-making blog

Do you have some ideas you are passionate about – and you would like to share your ideas with the rest of the world?

You can be a blogger!

But I’m not just talking about posting your SPACE – I mean you can turn your blog into a profitable side income that will make you quit your job.

How much can you earn?

To be honest, it depends. But point is, the more visitors you get to your blog, the more likely your income grows.

So the next question obviously would be, how long would it take to get visitors to your blog and make a decent income.

Now here it is:

If you do everything right, I think you should make a decent income from your blog in 5 months.

However, if you need help, you can check out my detailed post on How to start a blog.

Online fitness tutor

Av. Salary: $49,645/yr

Did you know that an average American spends about $155 monthly on fitness? And that’s about $112,000 in a lifetime.

In other words, Americans spent more money on fitness than college tuition fees.

Here it is: Most people will go a long way to keep fit.

So you can rake some of the money for yourself if you are good with fitness by setting up online workout training for people using Zoom.

Most people would even love the convenience of staying at home and having a personal trainer at the click of a button.

To get clients is not difficult:

Talk to people at the Gym: If you regularly go to the gym, talk to people about your training.

Start a YouTube channel: Set up a YouTube channel and post videos of your workout sessions. A good number of people who watch your videos will pay for your live training.

Pet sitting job

If you love pets, a pet sitting job could be another great stay at home job for you.

With a pet sitting job, you can expect to earn about $13/hr on average.

But on the bright side, this job may not cost you much – if you avoid taking in troublesome pets – which you would likely spot pretty quickly if you have pets yourself.

Does pet sitting seem like a stay at home job that piques your interest? You can go ahead and register on these sites RoversDogVacayPetSitters, and Care.

Babysitting job

Babysitting is another very profitable work from home job you can start pretty easily. This job is, particularly, suitable for stay-at-home moms.

Your job as a babysitter is to take care of kids for working moms, help with homework, and other routines for kids.

With a babysitting job, you can expect to earn up to $41,000 per year.

To get started, let your neighbors and colleagues know about it, and you will likely get clients through them.

If this job looks like your thing, then check out KidsitCare, or Sittercity.

Graphic design job

Do you have great design bones? Then you can make a good income with graphic design as a side job.

The average salary of a graphic designer is $50,000/yr. But that’s just the average, right?

As a top earner, you can make at least $66,000/yr with graphic design.

For this job, you only need to be able to use Adobe Photoshop or Gimp.

With that being said, even if you don’t have the skills already, you can easily learn these skills, get design certifications, and start working in less than 3 months with Skillshare.

Flip items on Craigslist

If you have great bargaining skills, you can buy items on craigslist and flip them for multiples of the original prices.

How is that possible? Here is it: 

Many people list used items at very cheap prices on Craigslist because they don’t want to go through the stress of refurbishing them.

And that means, if you buy the items and refurbish, you can still make great profits by listing it just a few dollars less than the price of new items.

How much can you make?

It can depend on many things. For example, 

  • How active you are.
  • What you are flipping
  • And your bargaining skills.

With that being said, I’ve seen people make $10,000 monthly doing this on Craigslist.

All you need is your PC and 1 hour of our night on Craigslist.

Sell Handmade crafts

If you have handicrafts and DIY skills, it’s time to turn it into an extra income with an Etsy shop.

How much can you make with an Etsy shop?

Here is an idea: I read recently that Ally Shaffer made up to $70,000 a month.

And what does she do?

  • She creates some cool handcrafts and uploads them to her Etsy store.
  • Etsy floods her store with buyers, and they share the profit.

That being said. I need to add that not every single person on Etsy makes that kind of money. Right?

However, if my instinct is right, I believe most people would be happy to make an extra $1000 per month with this – and that is completely doable.

And here is the part:

The longer your Etsy store is, the more products you have there, the more your monthly sales will grow.

If you are interested in setting up your own Etsy store, you can start by watching this video.

Freelance writing jobs

Freelance writing is one of the most demanded jobs out there right now.

You probably know the reason already, there are over 300 active blogs online right now – and most of them prefer to hire writers than sit down streaming texts on a boring white screen.

But if you can, then trust me, you belong to the elite class!

As a freelancer, you can earn up to $250 per article – or even more.

But the trick is, don’t shortchange yourself by fighting for $5 writing gigs for 1000 words.

WTF!

My kitten has the worst grammar in the world – but it still won’t take such a job. Here is what to do instead:

  • Set your price: Set a minimum price for yourself. Even on fiver, some people charge $100 per article. So you don’t have to lower your standard to get a job.
  • Pitch: Search for companies directly on Linkedin, get their contacts’ emails with SNOV.IO, and pitch them directly.

Pitching companies directly takes more work, but trust me, it is the best approach.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t also bid for jobs on Freelance sites.

If you are just starting out, I think Freelancing sites are great to get your first set of writing jobs and quickly build your portfolio.

  1. Fiver
  2. Flexjobs
  3. Upwork
  4. Freelancer
  5. Guru

Put your skills to use on Fiverr

Fiverr is the largest freelancing job site with millions of users. With Fiverr, you can easily turn your skills to a part-time night job for side income – even with your day job.

How does it work?

  • You sign up on the site, set up your profile, and list your skills.
  • And simple! You start showing up to hundreds of thousands of employers who need your skills.

If you have any of these skills, you can make a good income just on Fiverr:

  • Freelance writing
  • Proofreading jobs
  • Graphic designs for logo, cards, flyers.
  • Web design
  • Web development.

To start working on Fiver is easy, but of course, you will need to sign up and set up your profile.

Sign up for Fiver here.

Sell your skills in the form of E-books

A great Did you know you can make good money by packaging your ideas and selling them as d you know you can yE-book.

With an E-book, you will create a passive income stream that continues to make money – even when you roll under your duvet.

But I don’t have any skills?

Well, you are probably the only one around, and you need to follow Elon next time he goes to Mars.

Okay, don’t take the joke too seriously.

But here it is, you really do have some things you know. Let’s see:

  • You play the guitar: You may not be Yuja Wang, but at least, you know better than the guys next door.
  • You know how to speak French.
  • OR You just know how to put a troublesome puppy to sleep.

But one question: How do you sell your E-book?

Simple! E-book publishing platforms.

E-book publishing platforms receive millions of visitors every month. So if your work is great, trust me, you would probably get sales faster than you will pinch yourself.

Amazon KindleKoboWritingLuluNuke PressBlurb.

Sell Photos Online

Many website owners pay hundreds of dollars every single month for stock photos?

If you are a big Shutterbug, that’s a pretty big thing: This can be a serious passive income stream for you.

So how does it work?

  • You sign up on at least 5 picture-sharing sites (See the list below).
  • After that, you will browse through the galleries to get a feel of their pictures.
  • Now, you can go ahead and start snapping your own pictures and upload.
  • You get paid each time someone downloads any of your photos.

Here are 5 of the best photo sharing sites you can upload to:

These sites have millions of visitors, so you can imagine how much exposure your photos will be getting.

Web Design Job

Web design is one heck of a good-paying side job you can do as a stay at home mom.

I understand that most people thought you need to be techy to learn web design.

False false false!

I, particularly, started my online journey with web design – and trust me, the only thing you need is your interest!

So how much can you earn?

Talking about salary, if you are just starting out as a web designer, you would likely make about $55,000/yr on average.

However, with 3 more years into your job, you may see your salary go up close to $8,000 a month.

Like I already stated, what you need to get started with this job are HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Fortunately, you can pick up HTML, CSS, and Javascript in a couple of weeks with a web design course on Skillshare.

I remember it also took me a couple of weeks to get a grip on HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Just a couple of weeks – for a super unserious bloke like me!

So the point is, it would probably even take you less.

Medical transcription

Av. Salary: $49,931/yr

Your role as a medical transcriptionist is to convert medical messages from audio format to texts.

As such, you should have good listening skills and undisturbed attention. Besides that, you need a PC and, probably, an earpiece.

And guess what? You don’t even need a degree.

With post-secondary school training, you are all set. And you can acquire most of the training on the job. 

The median salary, according to salary.com is $46,931.

Virtual Assistant Job

The job of a virtual assistant is to record reports, schedule meetings, or post updates to social medials.

How much can you earn?

If you are just starting out, your salary may fall around $21,120.

But as you will soon see your salary goes up to about $59,825 with a couple more years experience on the job.

You can also check out my detailed post on virtual assistant jobs here.

Data Entry Job

Av. Salary: $31,742/yr

With a data entry job, your role is to help businesses and companies prepare and enter information.

For this job, you need good typing skills, and you should be good with excel. If you have all that, then you are good to go. 

Some sites where you can get Data entry jobs easily are:

  • Upwork
  • Flexoffers
  • Freelancers
  • Fivers

However, the best way is to find companies via Linkedin and pitch them directly. It takes more patience, but you will earn much more.

Computer Programming Job

Av. salary: $72,417.

Computer programming is one of the most in-demand high-paying jobs you can do from home right now.

You don’t believe that? Good. Now, take a minute and check the average salary of a computer programmer on Payscale. I’m waiting!

The good thing is that this job offers you different job positions to choose from, ranging from Ux design to web and app development jobs.

What’s more, you can mostly be work remotely with a good pay.

Programming jobs are also easy to find. All you need to do is go to Github job, indeed, Linkedin and any other job portal site.

Facebook Ad Manager Job

Av. Salary: $47,557/yr

Did you know that companies spent 1.5 billion dollars on Facebook ads in 2019 alone?

These companies can’t manage these ads themselves. And that is where you come in.

Your role as Facebook Ads manager is to help businesses optimize their Ads to better target their customers, convert more leads, and increase sales.

Now keep in mind that you need to be knowledgeable about digital marketing.

Companies will require your digital marketing certificates before they trust you with their Ads – their money.

Fortunately, you can take a digital marketing course on Linkedin learning and get your certification. The good thing is you don’t need a degree.

You can find Ads managing jobs are:

  • Local businesses: Contact local businesses in your area and offer to help them get leads to Facebook ads.
  • Linkedin: Use Linkedin to find companies and pitch them directly.
  • Job porters: You can find thousands of marketing and ads management job positions from companies on job portals.

Search engine optimization job

Since it’s becoming harder than ever to appear on Google search, many companies now spend billions of dollars on SEOs to optimize their websites and rank on Google searches.

By working as an SEO, you can expect up to $53,240/yr in average salary, according to indeed.

I need to add that some top-earning SEOS make close to $100,000/yr.

Interestingly, you can get started for free.

To do that, go ahead, and register for a digital marketing certification course on Hubspot Academy or Google’s LearnDigita.

After getting your certification, you are ready to get started. You can find thousands of SEO/digital marketing job listings on Indeed, Linkedin, freelancers, Upwork.

Customer service representative job

Are you always on the phone all day? Maybe, some chitty-chatty stuff! Yes, it doesn’t hurt!

But you probably don’t know it could be a well-paying side job for you.

As a customer service rep, you will be helping companies resolve customer questions through phone calls or webchat.

With this job, you can earn up to $42,900/yr on average. But keep in mind that top-earning customer service reps even earn more.

To work as a customer service rep, you only need your phone, an earpiece, and a PC.

Does that look like your thing? Here are some of the best places to find customer representative jobs are SimplyhiredIndeedFlexjobsUpwork, and Freelancers.

Book Keeping Job

As a Bookkeeper, you will be required to help businesses keep records of sales, expenses, or invoices.

With a bookkeeping job, you can expect about $43,805/yr in average salary. However, as you may expect, that figure is not absolute.

There are situations where you may earn more – or possibly less.

Now, keep in mind that with more experience, you can see your salary go up to about $53,933/yr.

If you are considering to work as a remote bookkeeper, these tips will help:

  1. Learn the details: You can get started with free bookkeeping videos on youtube.
  2. Be a brand: Open a Linkedin business account for your business.
  3. Find clients & start Pitching: Find companies on Linkedin and pitch them directly through cold emailing.
  4. Sign up: Sign up on sites that hire online bookkeepers to get more clients.

Here are the 7 places to find Bookkeeping jobs:

Online Instructor Job

Av. Salary: $27,000/yr

Varsity Tutors is a work from home job that would appeal to you if you love a tutoring job.

I personally love tutoring and have taken up tutoring positions on some occasions. I just love the fulfillment that comes with sharing your knowledge with new folks.

A great place to land a high paying online tutoring job is Linkedin learning.

LinkedIn Learning links up instructors and knowledge seekers in various fields.

It doesn’t matter which field you are knowledgeable on. If you can teach someone what you know, then you can make money on Linkedin learning.

To become a tutor on Linkedin learning, you can follow this link.

Search engine evaluator job

Search engine evaluators help businesses to study how people search for products on Google or Bings.

Talking about salary, you can expect to earn up to 15 per hour with this job.

Some companies hiring search engine evaluators are AppenLionbridge, and Apex.

Voice over job

Do you have a cool voice? You may be leaving money on the table if you are not getting some cash also.

As a voice-over artist, you can make up to $22 to $100 per hour as a voice-over artist?

Let’s see some proof: SPACE.

And fortunately, most of these sites are not looking for a Celine Dion’s voice or SPACE. Your own voice is what you need.

Some of the top companies that will hire you to work as a voice-over artist are voices123voicesLionbridgeBunny studio.

UX testing job

With a UX testing job, you get paid to test layouts and designs of apps or sites in development.

This job pays between $10/hr – $90/hr depending on each test. But the plus is, it’s a relatively easy job.

For this job, you need a PC, a microphone, and an earpiece. Here are some of the best UX testing job companies to check out:

ValidatelyUserlyticsUsertestingUTestUserfeel.

Web researcher

Web researchers help businesses search for information on different topics.

So as you may expect, the first requirement is a PC with a good internet connection.

In that looks like your thing, then you can check out these sites to get started.

Shop for People

Like a food delivery job, you will get more tips from customers and earn more if you work in the evening.

I think 7 pm is great, but you need to rethink going beyond 8 pm for any form of delivery job.

With this job, you can make up to $13/hr on average. But your hourly pay can go up to $20 depending on customer orders and tips.

Some of the best companies that will pay you to shop for people are InstacartShipt, and PostMates.

Food delivery job

I probably won’t suggest a food delivery job beyond 8 pm. That’s just for security reasons. But you can, at least, work in the evening till 7 pm, and you would earn pretty well.

There is a simple reason for that:

Most delivery drivers retire home in the evening, so customers often offer better tips for the few ones.

According to Indeed, an average food delivery driver earns about $20 per hour.

If you are planning to give this a shot as a part-time night job, some of the top companies you can work for are DoordashGrubhubUbereatsPostmates.

Ride sharing on Uber

If there’s a job on this list I love most [ apart from teaching ], then I would say a food delivery, or a ride sharing.

No, it’s not about the Pizzas! 

Not even because of the income that comes with these jobs, but, the fun, especially if you love meeting new people, and forming a network of friends.

You never know whose connection would clinch you that Mill + ion dollar contract! Ha ha! Now, you see what I mean! So, the income side of these jobs is a bonus. But, let’s talk about the income.

How much you earn working with Uber depends on the city where you work. However, you can expect to make between $15 and $20 per hour. Uber pays you directly into your bank account.

Print on demand job

If you’ve got decent design skills, you can easily turn to a side job with a print on demand store.

But first, let me clarify that you don’t need to open a store of yourself or deliver customer orders.

Now, having said that, you would probably want to ask, how does it work? Here it is:

  • The first step is to sign up on Teespring, Redbuble, and Amazon merch.
  • Having done that, then you need to get to work, create your designs, and start uploading them to the three POD sites.
  • These sites will display your designs on their products and pay you every time a product is sold.

The next item on your list, of course, you know is, how to make your first sale, then your $1000 sales month.

But you do need to get your first sales first. Right?

So here is a great video you need to watch. It’s a video from Greg Gottried’s youtube channel.

But if you don’t know him: Greg is one of the top POD store owners out there.

Dropshipping job

Drop shipping is a business model that can earn crazy good passive income right from the corner of your home.

But what is Drop-shipping anyway?

Simple:

Let’ say you want to set up an online store, but you don’t want to run your own inventory. You can just show pictures of manufacturer’s products on your Ecommerce store.

Boom!

Someone sees the pictures, likes the products and orders for them!

Once you receive your visitor’s order, it is automatically sent to the manufacturer. The manufacturer takes care of the order, handles the shipping, and you get your own commission.

So you can just sit down on your coach, snacking on Doritos all day. It doesn’t take you much effort.

You also don’t have to spend a lot of money to start. You can start with a 14 days free trial on shopify.

You can also watch this video to learn more on how to get started with dropshipping.

Sell your products on Amazon 

You are probably aware that Amazon gets over 300 million buyers on its site every single month.

If you sell anything offline, maybe clothes, bags, or baby products, I think that could mean something for you.

‘More exposure, more sales, and more income’. 

Now, do you agree with that?

Then, I think you have to take charge of that opportunity as an extra work from home income stream.

The good thing is that you won’t have to bother about managing your inventory or taking care of shipping, as Amazon will handle all that.

Other Side hustles to make money online

Now, some of these may not fall into work from home jobs category, but I include them here in case you want to try out some side hustle ideas.

List your room on Airbnb

An average homeowner makes up to $1000 in extra income on Airbnb. But if you live in a busy city, you will definitely see more than that.

So if you have a spare room, Airbnb is definitely another great way to add extra income streams to your bank.

To get started is easy – but, of course, you will have to sign up. After that, you can list your room on Airbnb.

Sign up for Airbnb here.

Rent out your car

If you have a car you rarely take out, it could be a good idea to list it on car hiring sites and make a completely passive income.

The good thing with this is that your car will also be insured as these companies also have insurance coverage on the cars they use.

Some of the best companies that pay you to rent your car are GetAroundHyreCarTuro.

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is one of the most the most popular sites on the web. One good way to make real good money from Swagbucks is by getting money back on all your purchases. This feature alone can help you save $100 or more in every month – depending on your monthly purchases.

You can make $300 or more on Swagbucks alone, if you use all its other features.

Payment Methods: Gift cards, Paypal.

>>Sign up for Swagbucks here.

Decluttr

If you loved pops as early as when Danny Glover worn boot cut. Then, you most likely have some really old and unused Pop or Jazz DVDs or some other old items you no longer use.

You know! But have you thought of selling them off and making some money? That’s where Decluttr comes in. Declutter is an app that helps you to make a clean sheet of your home and make money doing it.

You can sell your unused items make some money and also keep your room clean.

Although, Decluttr is not a full time work from home job, but it’s a good way to get yourself some occasional income.

Click worker

Clickworker is a micro job site that pays you for doing some of the easiest jobs online.

The payments on Clickworker is low compared to what you should expect from a full-time job, but you can still make anything from $2 to even $20.

It all depends on the job you choose to take. But, most of the jobs are pretty easy stuff you can complete in a short time though. For example, like testing web pages or translation.

Flexjobs

If you love to make some decent money working as a flexible job, then you would probably love to try out Flexjobs.

Flexjobs features a list of work from home jobs from different parts of the world. They also group the works into different categories.

Ebates

What if you get refunds on all, I mean all of your purchases, online or offline? Okay, let’s see how much that can quickly add up to in one month.

Let’s say you spend $1000 a month and you get 3% refund. That’s $360 refund in one year. So, if you’ve been making any kind of purchase online – or offline without getting refunds, I think you’re leaving money on the table.

To get refunds on your purchases is simple, you only need sign up for Ebates and make make your purchases through their site.

Payment Method

You can withdraw your earnings through PayPal.

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