If your dream gig is one that you can do from the confines of your own home, you may be in luck. The work-at-home market has exploded in recent years, thanks to the digital age.
Armed with nothing more than an internet connection and a will to succeed, you can live the life you’ve always wanted.
All it takes to cash in on that work-at-home market is knowing where you should look.
Whether you’re looking for a flexible, part-time gig or full-time work, the opportunities are out there.
Here are 11 great ways to begin a new career or start a side hustle all from the comfort of your own home.
11 Non-Phone Work-At-Home Jobs
# 1 – Getting Paid to Read
Do you have a flair for catching other people’s mistakes? If so, you possess a valuable skill you should cash in on.
You won’t only be earning money through proofreading – you’ll be performing an important service. You’ll help make people’s written words flow better and remain mistake free.
Kick off your life as a proofreader by checking out this free workshop called: Learning the Skills You Need to Start Your Freelance Proofreading Hustle.
Caitlin earned over $43,000 a year part-time, so her free workshops are definitely worth checking out. See when the next class is here to turn your love for fixing others mistakes and red pens into a profitable business.
# 2 – Bookkeeping
Entrepreneur Magazine recently listed bookkeeping as America’s most profitable business. Which should come as no surprise, as bookkeepers are vital to small businesses.
Whether you just want to do it at home a few hours a week or you’d like to cobble together a whole career where you work from home, bookkeeping might be what you’re looking for.
You’ll need some general accounting skills to help you maintain financial records, however there’s no certification needed (like being a CPA). But because bookkeepers are used by so many businesses, finding work can be quite easy.
To begin a virtual bookkeeping business, learn the ropes from Ben Robinson, who used to own a CPA firm and now teaches others how to launch their own bookkeeping side hustle. Check out his free video series: How to Start Your Own Virtual Bookkeeping Business & Earn $80+/hr Without Going Into Debt.
# 3 – Surveys ($100 a Month)
You’re not going to become rich filling out surveys – and that’s okay. It can still be a decent source of side income though.
The surveys aren’t hard to fill out and they can even be fun at times.
After you sign up for a site, you’ll receive an email notification when there is a survey available to take.
For example, here’s an opportunity I recently received that paid $50 for a 10-minute survey (these are rare but do exist):
If you want to get notified of survey opportunities like this, sign up for Survey Junkie.
This site has the highest rating on TrustPilot of all survey sites and has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
They also are known for their fun surveys, such as rating new music.
It takes less than a minute to sign up and get started. Then, you’ll be sent qualifying surveys via email.
And of course is 100% free.
# 4 – Make Money from the Existing Photos on Your Hard Drive & Phone
Those pictures on your phone or hard drive could be worth something.
Actually, worth a lot. The business of selling still stock photos is expected to exceed $4 billion by 2020 according to Technavio.
If you’re not familiar with how stock photo sites work, the photos for sale are uploaded by thousands of people just like you.
When someone buys the photo you uploaded, you get a percentage of the sale.
The goal is to have say 100 sales a day, that generate $1 each. If you were able to do that, you’d have an income of $3,000 a month.
Not only is this steady income but it’s passive as well. Once you upload the photo, it can be bought over and over again.
You may have photos right now on your phone or hard drive that could be making you money.
If you want to learn how you can get paid for your for selling them, check out Photography-Jobs.com, where for just $1 you get access to:
- The Basics of Photography Ebook
- Access to thousands of high-paying stock photo companies and online agencies
- Premiere photo editing software
# 5 – Go Out and Find a Remote Job
The quickest way to start working from home for many is simply switching to a company that hires remote workers.
This is easier said than done, especially if you search for a job the traditional way. As for every legit job on a site like Craigslist, there are multiple “too good to be true” opportunities, e.g. like this listing below!
Fortunately, the number of companies who hire remote workers is growing. And yes they offer things like salary, benefits, opportunities to grow, etc…
Here’s the catch: FlexJobs is a paid membership site. To get full details of a job listing, you must sign up for their $14.95 monthly membership.
Fortunately, the quality of the listings is indeed worth the small price. Also, for free you can see what jobs are available. Then, once you find the right gig, there’s no contract so you can cancel at any time.
To see what jobs are out there for you, visit FlexJobs here.
# 6 – Edit Transcripts for Court Reporters
There’s a little-known work-from-home job that’s been around for 30+ years.
It’s called scoping.
Scoping is simply editing transcripts for court reporters.
A court reporters job is to transcribe what’s said in the courtroom into written form. Court reporters then hire scopists to edit their transcripts, as they’re typing in real-time.
Court reporters make money per page, not per hour. That’s why outsourcing the editing allows them to increase their earning potential. As such, there’s a high-demand for scopists.
Similar to proofreading and bookkeeping, there are no certifications needed, very little start-up costs, and the earning potential is quite high.
If you’re interested, Linda Evenson, who has been a work-at-home scopist for 35-years has a free course: Scoping: College Level-Income Without College-Level Costs.
# 7 – Blogging
Blogging can open up a whole new world to you. It can be thrilling to create a blog from scratch and tend to it day by day as you watch it grow and blossom. You don’t have to be a tech wizard to start one up. You can learn as you go along and take it at your own speed.
It can be a great source of steady and passive income, but it does take some work upfront, unpaid, to get to that point as you build your blog up.
If blogging sounds like a good fit for you, check out my free 7-day email course: How to Make Your First $1K Blogging.
In just one week, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your blog a success. Here is a quick breakdown of the daily lessons.
- Day 1: Why you should or shouldn’t start a blog
- Day 2: Finding your blog niche
- Day 3: A simple guide on how to launch your blog
- Day 4: How to draw a profit from your blog and make it relevant
- Day 5: How to generate traffic to your blog
- Day 6: Getting the biggest results in minimum time
- Day 7: Free blogging resources you can turn to
# 8 – Manage Social Media for Local Businesses
The # 1 thing local businesses want is new, high-quality leads. That means if you can generate these leads, you can get paid a lot of money.
The best social media managers charge $10K+ per month, plus a slice of revenue. Good social media managers charge $3K to $5K per month.
To the surprise of many, some beginners get paid $1,ooo to $2,000 each month. So, even if you’re starting from scratch, with the right training, you can have a profitable business quickly.
What’s also great about becoming a social media manager is it’s one of the steadiest sources of income.
I know of social media managers who have five or so clients, each paying them $1,000 to $2,000 every month. And after the work is done to get their campaigns set up, they work only a few hours per week on each client.
If you’re interested, Andrea Vahl, who co-authored Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, has a free Free Social Media Consultant Starter Kit.
Anytime you learn a new skill, it’s important to learn from the best. The good news is Andrea is one of the top social media consultants in the world, having been named on Inc Magazine: 21 Best Blogs That Will Help You Grow Your Business.
# 9 – Freelance Writing
If you love to do research and write about new things constantly, freelance writing will be right up your alley. Each day will bring new topics for you to learn and write about.
Whether you’re an experienced writer or a newbie, breaking into this career is relatively easy. It just might take some persistence before you land your first assignment and find your niche.
What’s also great about freelance writing is that you can work with clients on retainer. For example, you can have four clients, each paying you $1,000 to write for them.
If you’re interested in getting started, freelance writer Holly Johnson has a free workshop: How To Build a Six-Figure Writing Career.
Holly earned over $200,000 in 2017 as a freelance writer and only started back in 2011 with no prior experience.
# 10 – Become A Virtual Assistant
In today’s busy and fast-paced world, almost everyone feels like they could use an assistant at some point. Why not become one to line your pockets and help a client out?
Sometimes people need a hand doing easy yet time-consuming things, like managing their email or doing social media marketing. It can be difficult to think of services to offer because sometimes you’re astounded anyone would pay you to do something that easy.
But it happens every day.
Not sure what you can offer a business owner or executive? Then check out this list of 150 ways you can make a living as a virtual assistant.
# 11 – How To Find More Work-At-Home Jobs
According to FlexJobs, the number of people who telecommute has grown 115% this past decade.
I say this because if working-from-home is indeed something you want to do, the opportunity has never been easier.
Whether it’s finding a remote job, freelancing, or starting your own business–the only thing standing between you and your goal is the right plan of action.
To create a plan that will help you accomplish your goals, I highly encourage you to join the 100% free 2018 Work at Home Summit.
The 2018 Work at Home Summit, which is going on right now, is a free virtual conference that teaches you what it takes to succeed working from home. Total there are 48-expert interviews you get free access to from people who built their dream career from home.
If you want to learn from real people, who are earning real money from home, join the Work At Home Summit right now.
Bonus: Get paid to shop on Amazon
If you shop on Amazon, ShopTracker will pay you to see your shopping history. To start earning you just have to connect Shoptracker to your Amazon account.
You’ll instantly earn a $3 Visa Gift card, plus another $3 for every month you keep it installed.
Your information is securely stored by Harris Insights & Analytics, a trusted market research firm. You’re probably familiar with Harris, as their Harris Polls are constantly referenced in the media.
You’ll also be glad to know ShopTracker removes your name, shipping address and any personal payment information before reporting your purchase history.
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