Most people would love to have the freedom to work from home, but finding a job that pays well and allows you to work remotely isn’t all that easy. However, these jobs do exist—it’s just a matter of knowing what is out there and what fits your needs. Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, or freelance, there are a number of work-from-home jobs that are legitimate.
Here are 10 good options when it comes to working from the comfort of your own home.
1. Working On An App
You don’t have to be into technology to work for a smartphone application. You can test certain applications or take surveys to provide feedback on how they are working. You can even work for an application like QuickThoughts, which uses your phone’s GPS to have you take location-based surveys.
2. Virtual Assistant
Working as a virtual assistant allows you to take your own talents and apply them to an industry best fitted for you. You can start your own company or use a number of websites to find those who are in need. You no longer have to be in an office to help someone out with their busy work.
The need for translators is growing, and many companies are turning to those who work from home. A virtual translator can help with documents, audio files and more.
Many people need someone to do transcriptions for them, whether it’s an author, journalist, lawyer, or even a medical company. These jobs are often entry-level, making them accessible, but they also pay well.
5. Call Center Representative
You likely imagine a customer service representative sitting with a big row of people, but many of them actually work from their own home office. Many independent contractors work for companies that sell things in catalogs or on infomercials.
Whether you’re into writing articles, marketing copy or proofreading, there are many remote jobs that involve writing. Plus, anyone can create their own blog, and with the right amount of traffic, you can earn money through ads.
7. Travel Agent
Home-based travel agencies are a growing business. Other agencies also hire people to work as agents representing their company to sell vacations like cruises or resort stays.
Get paid to be a friend? That’s right. Websites like RentAFriend offer people for hire to act as a friend for someone in need. It’s all platonic, and there’s a wide range of activities that people look for.
9. Online Tutoring
Sometimes students don’t even want to leave their home to learn, which means you can be an online tutor. You can choose what subjects you know best, and you can help kids from elementary school up to college.
10. Search Engine Evaluator
Websites like Google and Yahoo! look for people who can test the accuracy of their searches, making sure you get results for the search you were looking for. With these jobs, it helps to be up to date on current culture and you can work up to 25 hours a week evaluating searches.
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