by Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
People from every age group and region are increasingly looking for remote opportunities.
While scams do exist, there are also plenty of good paying jobs, freelance opportunities and user-friendly platforms for launching your own small business.
These top ways to work from home and make money are for everyone from young parents hungry for flexibility to boomers who want to continue earning without the stress of a commute.
10. Telehealth jobs
You don’t have to be a physician or registered nurse to earn money at home in the healthcare industry. Many opportunities are salaried employment offering full benefits. Those who can type and possess a high quality computer and have a strong grasp of grammar make good income as medical transcriptionists. The work is steady, but you must make the deadlines and many companies assign shifts to workers so there’s less flexibility.
9. Virtual customer service
Many modern customer service jobs are a far cry from nightmarish after school jobs you may recall from your youth. Home-based service reps can answer in-bound calls with their feet up and a cup of fresh coffee in hand. Alpine Access is one of many companies that hire remote agents as employees with benefits.
8. Crafty entrepreneur
Do you love to craft? Ever thought about how wonderful it would be to make and sell your homemade goods for a living? This is entirely possible today thanks to sites like Etsy and ArtFire that provide creative people with an easy-to-use platform for running an online craft business. Once you’ve stocked up on art supplies and are up and running, attend tradeshows to build up a wholesale customer base and say ba-bye to commuting forever.
7. Online writing
Potential earnings for online writers span the spectrum from pennies to six figures. Beginning writers can bid for low paying jobs or do some pro bono work for non-profits until they have a few good samples to gain higher-paying clients. Be patiently persistent. There’s good money to be made ghost writing and copywriting for businesses, providing social media content (especially if you have a marketing background) and contributing to magazine websites.
Recent grads hunting for jobs in their field can earn rent in the interim as online tutors. Rates for these positions range from $10 to $15 an hour. If teaching math, science or English is something you enjoy, here’s one of the simple ways to work from home and make money.
5. Public relations
Extroverts excel in the field of public relations. If you love crafting stories into pitch ideas for the media and enjoy speaking to journalists, this may be your dream job. While most PR jobs are still in-house, some new firms are composed of virtual workers who collaborate. In addition to account executives, firms higher designers, writers of press releases and savvy social media enthusiasts.
The book “Make Money Teaching Online” reports that hard working teachers can earn six-figure salaries teaching remotely. If that sounds too good to be true, consider the rapid increase of online courses available all over the world.
3. Resell, resell, resell
If you have a great digital camera, photography skills and tons of initiative, you can make good money reselling things on sites like eBay. Businesses and individuals often have valuable things they don’t have the time or skills to resell themselves. Photograph and post these items for sale, ship them and handle all customer service and earn either a flat fee or percentage of the profit. Check out the eBay Trading Assistant for more information.
Putting your language skills to work is one of the most lucrative, stimulating ways to work from home and make money. If you speak another language fluently, you can translate documents and transcripts. Apply to a translation agency or reach out to the US office of foreign companies.
1. Virtual assistant
Small and medium-sized businesses hire virtual assistants to complete administrative tasks, including operational support, travel planning and correspondence. Some positions are long term for a specific person or company while others have you work on a per-service basis.