In the digital age, more opportunities to work from home are on the rise, and it’s taking an edge over the traditional workforce. All you require to thrive from these jobs are self-discipline and motivation.
Besides, working from home helps you to save money for clothing, daycare if you have young ones. Other includes lunches, gas, and much more. In this write-up, I will be sharing 15 of the best work from home jobs that pay well.
Sometime back, as I was expecting my second baby, I required indulging in something that would make me be around my kids more. The work from home jobs I was looking for is the ones people were doing successfully from the comfort of their homes. After reaching out to some moms and interviewed them on the best approach towards making a sustainable income, my blogging career started.
After enough research and talking to mothers who already used work from home jobs for financial purposes, I wrote this website to help other moms. All the tasks in this article are legitimate. Also, are you on Instagram? We can connect and share our challenges and find cumulative solutions to raising the young ones better.
Either the jobs on this list have a four or 5-star reviews on Glassdoor. Moreover, apart from working from the comfort of your home, their schedules are flexible.
1. Online Writer
Existing in this century could not have been better. In this digital age, more companies are hiring people to work remotely.
As long as you can deliver bright gold and follow all the instructions, you’re good to go. Myself before venturing into work from home jobs, I didn’t know someone could make over $200,000 annually as a freelance writer.
By far, writing is one of the best work from home jobs if you want to monitor your children. During a sit down with Holly Johnson for an interview, she said, it doesn’t make sense to work as a full-time writer, and not making at least $40,000 to $50,000 a year.
Unlike most writers, Holly ventured into the writing world by creating a free introductory training on how one could build a six-figure through writing.
Do you have an eye for the smallest grammatical errors? Proofreading is the gig for you. Proofreaders are required everywhere. I know of this because I utilize one myself. From an interview with Caitlin Pyle, I learnt that working as a part-time proofreader enabled her to earn $43,000 the first year.
Getting started isn’t an issue as you can enroll for a short course to perfect your skills. Furthermore, delivering pure gold on all the documents assigned to you will take your career places working as a proofreader.
3. Virtual Bookkeeper
Bookkeepers record all financial transactions for startups. When interviewing two moms, I learnt how great this work from home job brings forth. Imagine, they were able to kick-start the tasks without any training. One of the moms has nine kids, 6 of whom she home schools and comfortably finishes the assignments assigned to her.
Monthly she makes $2,000. A bookkeeper course teaches you to make $60 an hour. However, if you decide to work for a company, you can charge them $15-$50 an hour. If you have bookkeeping experience, check out Upwork, FlexJobs, Belay, and Accountingdepartment.com for remote jobs in bookkeeping.
4. Virtual Assistants
Working as a virtual assistant tops the list of work from home jobs while attending to your household needs. Services range from accounting, content creation, email management, graphic design, social media, among others.
Working as a VA charges range from $25-$100 an hour.
The work of a transcriber entails listening to audio files and typing them down, what you hear. If you have an eye for detail plus patience to sit for long hours, then you can hack working as a transcriptionist.
Starting your own business makes you earn somewhere between $7-$21 an hour or more. You
can begin by taking free or paid mini-course. Also, you’ll come across companies hiring for these positions on the web.
6. Start a Blog
As a blogger, it would be the first one on the list. However, along my blogging career, I’ve realized it isn’t for everyone. As a blogger, I make money by people reading my articles and through advertisements, which I earn a small commission.
Having a good number of people reading articles on your blog will make you some good income. For instance, I didn’t write this article today, but it’s making me money. Although it takes a lot of work, perseverance eventually gets you there.
I know of bloggers, including myself who are making between $2,000-$100,000 each month. If you think you can do blogging for passive income, I advise you to go ahead.
7. Teach English Online
Being a permanent resident of the US or Canada with a Bachelor’s degree enables you to work as an English tutor. Mostly, you’ll be teaching Chinese students English. Working on VIPKID lets you make $2,000 a month, working only 3 hours a day.
8. Resell Items Online (Amazon FBA program)
Are you a shopping fanatic and trying to find the best deals? Amazon’s FBA program is for you. Visit brick and mortar stores for the best deals then hike them on Amazon.
Amazon’s FBA program is not only amazing; they will handle all the shipping of products to your clients plus offering unparalleled customer service support. The money you make significantly varies. I interviewed someone who was able to make $100,000 of profit in the first year.
9. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops
Are you aware you can create so much income by flipping items from thrift stores and flea markets on eBay? An interview with Rob, a flea market flea confirmed that he makes over $130,000 flipping products from thrift shops and the flip markets. Mark you; he does this as a part-time venture.
Furthermore, you don’t require significant capital, a budget of $20-$50 will help you find the right items. Depending with what you sell, you should be able to make $100 $300, by reselling on eBay. The profit you make helps to expand your business.
10. Life Coach
Do you enjoy helping people and at the same time a personal development enthusiast? If so, consider being a life coach.
The amount of money you make depends on your target audience. For low-income earners, you could charge from around $47 and, while high-income earners can pay you up to $297 an hour or much more.
The model you choose also dictates your earning potential. Are you doing a one on one or group coaching? Depending on the people you attend to, you may realize this gig will make you so much money.
11. Online Tutor
Thanks to the internet and technology, online tutoring has been made possible. Having skills for a particular subject or teaching experience will open for you immense tutoring opportunities.
The amount you make ranges from $10.50 – $60 per hour.
12. Social Media Manager
Do you love being on social media? If so, then you can post for businesses and are paid. Being a social media manager is one of the newest gigs, and there are immense opportunities.
Depending with your clientele, you could earn somewhere around $1,000 – $10,000 monthly. Enroll in one of the courses to familiarize yourself with the requirements. You’ll be smiling to the bank at the end of the month.
13. Get into Real Estate without Selling or Buying Anything
Yes, this is possible. All you need is to work as an Admin where you can outsource 100% of the work. Also called property preservation, I met a boss mom who makes $400,000 a year while
homeschooling her children.
14. Virtual Receptionist
You can work for businesses through Smith.ai by answering calls and chats. You’ll also work alongside a close-knit team from around the country. The website operates from Monday to Friday with available hours as follows:
- 5 am to 9 pm Pacific
- 6 am to 10 pm Mountain
- 7 am to 11 pm Central
- 8 am to 12 midnight Eastern
You must be available 4 hours daily, five days a week (minimum 20 hours, maximum 40 hours weekly). The shifts are divided into 2-5 hours block. Applicants must be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.
Pay is $10 an hour with a raise depending on performance and time you’ve worked with the company. Some benefits you’ll enjoy are:
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plans
- Cash bonuses
- Weekly pay
15. Work from Home Freelance Jobs
The best work from home jobs is freelance jobs. You work from anywhere, within your schedule at a fee. Personally, most of these jobs I get from Upwork. I filter through the posted jobs to find those that suit me best.
I work on jobs I’m well versed with for good reviews upon project completion. When applying on Upwork, I recommend:
- Focus on projects that have around 5-10 proposals
- Confirm the clients has a blue verified payment check before submitting a proposal
- When you see a job that suits you, apply immediately
- If you live in the US, ensure to check “US only”.
- If you are sending out a pitch for the first time, you can offer free services to the client for a week before he can decide if you’re the best fit. It will help build your portfolio and land, better-paying clients.
16. Start a Baby Equipment Rental Business
Are you staying in an area with a lot of tourist activities? If so, you could make money by renting out baby equipment to people who are travelling with their young ones.
According to Ashley Anderson, a boss mom I sat down for an interview, I realized you could make a good income doing this business. She makes $3,000 every month.
17. Travel Agent
Are you a travel enthusiast? You can work from home as a travel agent while earning good money. According to Glassdoor, you can make somewhere around $29,000 to $58,000 annually.
Experience as a travel agent is a plus because it determines how much you may be able to make. You may decide to work for an agency or start your venture.
18. Earn $30-$50 per Hour to Pick up Trash in Parking Lots
Although unbelievable, this is one reason why you should be making enough money these days. One person, I spoke to confirm to growing six-figure business yearly doing this business.
He makes up to $650,000. Some good perks there for a job no one imagined could make this much. You can earn $30-$50 an hour.
19. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
As a search engine/social media evaluator, you require to rate social media adverts, search engine results, and see their relevance. It’s one of the best work from home jobs with no startup fee.
No training needed, and you can work within your schedule. Per hour, you can make $12.50-$14.
20. Customer Service Representative
Working as a customer service representative requires a person to provide useful service or product information. With technology, you can work remotely for a company as a customer service representative.
For starters, you need to be well versed about a company’s products and services to work seamlessly. Mostly all you require is a high school diploma, but some companies may require previous experience. The pay ranges from $10-$21 an hour.
Consider applying to the companies below:
- Hilton – $10-$21
- Apple – $13-$19 per hour
- Amazon – $11
For more remote jobs regarding customer service position, check out job boards such as Indeed, FlexJobs, and Upwork.
21. Graphic Designer
If you love designing and have experience in Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, explore this market for maximum profit. Depending on your experience and skills and experience, you can charge $25-$300 per hour.
You can take courses from Learn Photoshop, Web Design and Profitable Freelancing. If you’ve got the experience, you can source for jobs from Upwork.
Another opportunity is to design logos for companies at 99designs, crowdspring, designcrowd, or you can host a class at Skillshare.
Promote your services on your social network and create a website to highlight your services.
22. Clean Houses
Are you a cleaning fanatic and like to put things in order at all times? Cleaning houses can make you lots of money. In a week, you can make up to $1,000.
To get started, you can check the piece I wrote on how to start a cleaning business and get all the information to begin.
23. Survey Taker
Share your opinion to help brands deliver outstanding products and services and be paid through PayPal or in the form of gift cards. If you have enough time and manage to answer a lot of questions, you could make $50-$100 each month.
To start, sign up to Survey Junkie, Swagbucks, and PrizeRebel. Signing into more sites helps you make more money.
Postamates offers you the chance to make money from the comfort o your home. Moreover, there’s flexibility and an opportunity to make $25 an hour. The company hires from most cities in the United States. You don’t require a car to make deliveries; you can walk and make money.
25. Course Hero
With over 10 million students ready to learn different subjects, Course Hero allows you to make good money. Tutors on this platform create the right resources for teaching students. Areas to major in include Psychology, English, among many others.
Course Hero doesn’t require any experience, but showing enough expertise in your area of teaching helps get better profits. Top tutors earn around $500 per week.
26. Market Research
Depending on the number of surveys, you take, and demographics, participating in market research to enhance brands and products can make you over $300 a month. They are simple, and you’ll enjoy carrying out the surveys.
Some legitimate survey panels to sign up include:
Swagbucks – Rated as the number one survey platform, you get $5 for signing up into the platform. Some of the jobs you’ll do include shopping online, playing games, and watching videos. It offers one the opportunity to make extra money on the side.
Survey Junkie – The panel has high paying surveys and a low rate of disqualification. It’s one great way for a side income.
InboxDollars – Signing up to this platform earns you free $5. Apart from carrying out surveys, you can read emails, watch videos, and play games to make money.
Springboard America – One survey panel with high paying surveys and excellent referral bonus. The available gigs will help you to earn good money.
27. Education First
This US platform has been recruiting English teachers for a while now. With a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification, you can apply to teach with this company.
Their teachers come from the US and UK and can make up to $20 per hour. Teaching more classes, especially during peak hours, gives you bonus rewards.
At this company, you work as an editor. The jobs may include grammar checks, proofreading, and copy editing. The pay is around $12 to $18 an hour.
If working from home is one way you would want to make an income, then proofreading is the best choice. To learn more about how to become an A+ proofreader, subscribe to Caitlin Pyle’s free workshop. She earned over $43,000 working as a part-time proofreader.
Doordash is one of the top-rated food deliveries companies in the US. Working with them enables you to make either much or little money, depending on the efforts you put in. They hire people from most states and depending on where you live. You can earn around $8-$15 per hour.
30. Working solutions
Apart from data entry projects, this company hires virtual callers from around the globe. You receive around $9-$20 an hour, depending on the jobs you take.
With this company, you will teach conversational English. The requirements include having a bachelor’s degree in any field with formal or informal teaching experience.
You can be recruited, take a mock session, schedule a video interview, or apply online. The pay is around $14-$22 per hour.
32. DaDa ABC
One other ESL tutoring company allowing tutors to teach English is DaDa ABC. Having a bachelor’s degree and being native is enough requirement to work with them. At times, the pay goes up to $25 per hour.
Worldwide101 hires virtual assistants globally. The payment is between $18-$20 an hour depending on the tasks you undertake, and the level of experience.
To work at Qkids, you need to be a resident of either Canada or the US. Teaching with them requires you to be enrolled at the university and studying for a degree. After completing the
application, you must schedule a video interview. You earn about $16-$20 per hour.
Apple is one of the most prestigious companies to work for from home. They hire you as an advisor from the US or Sydney Australia. Being well versed with their products is a plus because mostly you handle technical calls. The pay is around $10-$14 an hour.
For this company, you can work as a captioner, translator, or transcriptionist. Their fee depends on the position.
According to the site, captioning involves an assessment test, and you can make around $240 a month on average. The company offers much legitimate work from home jobs suitable for any individual.
The crowd sourcing firm hires individuals to carry out search engine evaluation. The company employs people from across the globe with the pay depending on the country, around $12-$19 an hour. This is according to Glassdoor, making it one of the right choices in case you want to work from home.
Cambly is an online tutoring company hiring teachers all over the world. Working here requires one to be a native English speaker, as you’ll be teaching English. You earn around $10 per hour.
As renowned giant e-commerce, Amazon employs people for seasonal jobs such as customer service. You make approximately $15 per hour. As long as you are a US resident, there’s an opportunity to work with this company. The jobs on their site are legitimate, with excellent part-time options.
At LiveOps, you’ll work as a phone agent. They hire in the US with pay, depending on the type of project you work on and your customer.
The company employs ESL tutors from the United States and Canada. To work with them, you must be enrolled at the university or have a bachelor’s degree.
Teaching experience is required for this position plus accompanying certificates. For a 45-minute class, you’ll earn around $18 an hour. Furthermore, there are incentives and bonuses to take home every month.
42. Casting Words
Working with this company requires you to work as a transcriber, converting short audio files. The minimum pay is around $0.90 a minute. They do accept newbie’s; hence, you can apply from their website. Working on this site will help you make money on the side.
43. Transcription Hub
The company employs editors and freelance transcribers worldwide. You earn, depending on the position. Working with a transcription hub gives you a flexible schedule that’s convenient within your time.
The company offers test prep jobs and at times, hires teachers to work remotely. To teach in this company, being in the city they’re hiring from is necessary.
Are you in need of freelance writing gigs? Contena gives you the opportunity to so much work listed on their website. With a Pro account, you can apply to the available jobs.
The company hires from across the globe with earnings depending per audio hour. It’s among the many firms that offer transcription work from home jobs.
Another company that provides transcriptionist jobs is Allegis. Their niche is on insurance with their employees based in the US.
It’s not clear how much you could earn as they haven’t put it on their site, but it may be depending on one’s experience. Before being hired, you’re required to take a transcription test.
Tutor.com offers opportunities to people who love teaching. The pay is around $9-$13 per hour. You must be studying or have a degree from an accredited university in the United States.
Before you start teaching, you’ll undergo a background check and pass the subject exams. They only hire from the US and Canada.
Timeetc will provide for you a job as a virtual assistant. Positions at this company entail appointment setting, emails, handling admin, among many other tasks. The initial pay is around $11 an hour, and they hire in the US and possibly the UK.
50. DionData Solutions
The company only employs US residents. To work with them, a typing speed of 60wpm is a requirement. DionData solutions offer work from home data entry positions.
The company only hires in the US with pay depending on tasks you work on. You can work from home performing data entry tasks.
52. Axion Data
Axion Data occasionally hires from India but mostly in the US. The available opportunities include data entry work from home jobs. To keep your resume on file, you need to pay $5. The pay is around $8 to $9 per hour.
53. The Chat Shop
This company hires chat agents globally to work from home. Your work involves interacting with customers, and pay is around $10 per hour.
Once you’re hired, there’s paid training. Chat Shop is a straightforward way to make money from home while working online.
You can get a job as a customer service rep with LiveWorld. This company hires globally with its pay ranging from $8-$10 per hour. A college degree with 1-2 years of customer service experience will give you a job with this company.
Skooli is an online tutoring company that hires teachers with expertise in various subject matters. To work for this company, you must have a Masters’s or Ph.D. with relevant certification. According to its website, the pay is $25 an hour.
56. GMR Transcription
One of the most legitimate work from home jobs is as a transcriptionist is with this company. GMR Transcription offers roles to both experienced and beginner transcriptionist jobs. The pay is around $0.70-$1.25 per audio minute, and they only hire in the US.
If you’re bilingual, you can try applying for a translation job from this company. They hire freelance translators with a bachelor’s degree and experience in the field.
This company will offer you a career as a chat moderator. The roles include moderating social media, chats, and forums. The pay starts from $10 per hour, and they only hire in the US.
This company provides legit work from home, making reservations, and customer service jobs. Their pay is around $7-$15 an hour. They only employ from Canada and the US.
Another work from home job is with this company that offers translation jobs to people from around the world. The pay depends on the files one is translating.
If you are looking to earn money for spending time with pets, sign up to Rover. You can make up to $1,000 per month even when you do it part-time.
Another job that offers flexibility with good pay is working as a Lyft driver. The payment is around $20 per hour, depending on the cities you work and times. One other way to make money from home is through ridesharing.
Apart from being a flexible side hustle, you can earn an extra $1,000 for an unlimited time. When you complete the first 125 rides as a Lyft driver, you’ll make good money.
This company hires freelance writers and editors to work from home. Prior experience in the related field is necessary. They accept applicants from the US.
Vayable offers people the opportunity to work as tour guides. For starters, create an appealing profile with photos that showcase your work. This makes it easy to connect with clients.
65. Kirkus Media
Kirkus Media provides editing and book review opportunities. You can work from anywhere with pay depending on a person’s position.
NexRep hires individuals with various jobs such as outbound sales, inbound sales, and customer service. The pay varies on the different available roles, and they employ only in the United States.
The company employs people to work as rent surveyors. They only hire in the US, with pay being around $6 an hour. Yardimatrix offers the best flexibility in case you’re looking to make some extra money.
Teletech is a renowned company that hires individuals from the UK and the US to work as virtual callers. You conveniently work from the comfort of your home with pay around $9 an hour.
The company only hires in some states in the United States. They offer customer representative services where one answers the client’s queries through email, chat or phone. The basic pay is around $18 per hour.
The company offers people the opportunity to work as mystery shoppers for $0.90 an hour. They only hire in Canada and the US. To apply, you require a high school diploma.
This company hires search engine evaluators, linguistics, and translators to work online. For the available positions, you need to apply online on their website and take assessment tests. The company employs people around the world, with pay being around $9 in the US.
71. American Express
Apart from being a big company, American Express hires individuals for customer service jobs where you work from home. The tasks require handling clients regarding AMEX products. To apply, prior experience and a 4-year degree are mandatory.
With Voicelog, you’ll work as a verification agent or live operator. They only hire in the US, and the pay is around $8 per hour.
73. Call Center QA
This company also requires you to work as a mystery shopper. Only residents of the US can apply with a pay of $5 per hour. Working for this company allows you to make extra income.
Xerox offers a lot of work from home jobs. From software programming to customer service, they always have something suitable for everyone. You can apply for jobs from their website with pay varying with available positions.
75. Cactus Global
The company hires writers and editors for work-at-home positions. Most documents in this company are engineering, life sciences, technical, and medical field related. Although they hire
from around the world, predominantly, their focus is more in India.
The company hires people to transcribe audio files worldwide. The audio is around $0.60 to $0.90 per audio minute.
The company employs only in the US with a payment of approximately $20 an hour. The job requires teaching students diverse subjects. You can sign up on their website.
Are you a techie looking for well paying online jobs? Toptal hires for IT-related work. You can work remotely from anywhere around the world.
Do you love writing? Hubpages will offer you an array of topics to write about on their platform. It’s another excellent way for a person to make an income.
This new company is offering individuals worldwide customer champion jobs. The roles involve responding to customer queries and troubleshooting.
Another way to ensure you become a pro in your skill set is by signing up for research studies that would cost up to $400 per study. Participating in research studies help you make a lot of money.
Some companies that pay well include:
Vindale Research makes you$10-$50 per day. Applying for this job from multiple sites offers a better-earning potential. Opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you come across a good one. Apply quickly.
Another opportunity is working as an UpVoice panelist and make $75. Every minute you spend on Amazon, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube earns you money. It’s one of the easiest ways to earn money.
However, now, it’s only applicable to US residents.
Own Rental Properties
Have you ever imagined making passive income through renting a property? I have a friend who does this, and he ended up quitting his 9-5 job.
Make money testing Apps and websites. Most companies want feedback regarding user experience on their sites.
User Testing and UserFeel are two companies that will pay $10 per test that takes around 15-20 minutes. Currently, User Testing pays up to $60 per test.