It can be hard to find the motivation to head out to work every day when all you want to do is stay at home and spend time with your loved ones. You may therefore be considering working from home, which is a great way to earn some cash whilst staying close to your family.
What opportunities are out there? There are an abundance of home employment jobs out there just waiting to be snapped up, and we’ve picked out 6 of the best.
If you are a college graduate, have a teaching degree or are a specialist in a subject, you could potentially earn a lot of money by tutoring online. Not only will you be putting your skills to use whilst making money, but your knowledge and expertise could positively impact another person’s life.
2. Web Search Evaluator
Search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo!, rely on the public to evaluate the accuracy of online search results. They’ll pay good money for home evaluators to try different keyword search terms and to browse the website.
Do you have writing experience? Maybe you have an English degree or are a copywriter? You could be paid to write or edit for a living from the comfort of your own home. Many companies will hire freelance writers or editors and you could be published on a variety of websites.
4. Online Seller
Some people make a profitable living from selling online. You can sell your own stuff or buy items to sell back at a higher price. One way to really grab a bargain is to head to car boot sales or charity or vintage shops to see if you can find any hidden treasures. Remember, one person’s junk is another’s treasure.
If you’re fluent in two or more languages, you could translate a variety of documents or audio files, or become an interpreter over the phone. The more languages you speak, the more likely you will be to secure a job as it’s rare to find a person that speaks a variety of languages.
Are you a skilled typer? You could start working as a transcriptionist at home. You’ll be responsible for writing up verbatim accounts from meetings, conference calls, presentations and more.
7. Virtual Assistant
Your job as a virtual assistant is to talk directly to an employer’s customers or clients. Many small businesses often opt for a virtual assistant when they can’t afford to pay for a permanent member of staff. You will therefore act as a point of contact, answering questions about a company’s services.
8. Web Developer
Many companies don’t want to shell out for an in-house web developer, which is why they’ll often hire a freelance web developer for new website designs, template modifications, coding, hosting and more. There are a plethora of freelance web design opportunities out there, so if you have experience in the field you should definitely consider going freelance.
9. Technical Support Specialists
Remote technical support specialists are ideal for companies who require fast and efficient computer specialists when problems arise. You’ll be on call to help a variety of companies identify computer issues and get their systems back up and running – all whilst chilling in your pyjamas.
10. Registered Home Nurses
If you’re a registered nurse but want to spend more time at home, you should consider working at home to undertake telephone triage, as well as advising patients about their health problems over the phone.