Are you looking for a job but don’t want to work in an office? You are not alone. Many people would prefer to work from home, and there are many jobs that can be done remotely. In this blog post, we will discuss six jobs that can be done from home!
1. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants help with a variety of tasks, such as answering emails and social media messages, scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, or managing finances. You can find work through sites like Upwork.com and Freelancer.com either as an independent contractor or by creating your own website to advertise your services (though the latter is more challenging).
Jobs range from administrative and clerical tasks to more advanced opportunities such as running a business. A virtual assistant can work full-time, part-time, or on an hourly basis. Virtual assistants may also be hired for specific projects with a set end date.
Educational requirements: No specific degree is required for this type of work; however some employers will require applicants to have previous experience in an administrative role or as virtual assistants themselves. Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ are also common requirements.
2. Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is a popular and lucrative way to work from home. This type of gig allows you the freedom to pick your own hours, but can be more difficult in terms of finding consistent work. One great option for those looking to freelance as a writer is Upwork (formerly oDesk). If you’re talented at creating content, Upwork is a great platform to find work.
If you’re looking for more traditional options in terms of writing gigs from home, there are some well-known sites that hire writers on an ongoing basis: Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine just to name a few. These types of jobs help keep the cash flowing in, but can be more challenging when it comes to finding steady work.
3. Online Tutor
Online tutoring is the act of teaching students over an online video chat, typically through Skype. This job can be done from anywhere in the world and it’s a great opportunity for people with or without experience to get into education. The main thing you’ll need for this one are qualifications; if you know anything about secondary school subjects like English, Maths, Science and History you’ll be able to land a job.
The average hourly wage for this job ranges from $15-$30 per hour. You can find jobs through websites like Upwork or Craigslist but there are also now many companies that will hire online tutors without the hassle of bidding wars (or being underpaid).
4. Software Developer / Programmer
Software developers and programmers are among the most in-demand jobs today. There are more than 280,000 job openings for software developer/programmers projected through 2024, according to BLS data. And those positions offer a median salary of $100,980 per year as well as good work opportunities with flexible hours that make it possible to telecommute.
As a software developer/programmer, you would need to have experience in web design and computer programming languages like C++ or Java. You would also be responsible for coding websites and applications using different platforms like .ASP or PHP. For example, if your company wanted an app that took the customer’s phone number from a form and called the phone with a pre-recorded message, you would use ASP to code the app.
A software developer/programmer telecommutes from home by working on projects using their computer or laptop while in their pajamas if they so choose. Software developers often work independently, but may also be part of larger teams or projects.
5. Remote Customer Service Work (e-commerce, call centers)
Remote customer service can encompass a number of industries, although the most common are e-commerce and call centers. You may even be able to do this kind of work from your cell phone! The idea behind remote customer service is that you’re doing support for customers over chat or email without ever having to see them in person. This means it’s a great option for people who can’t commute to an office during the day.
Your duties will vary depending on where you work, but at e-commerce sites like Amazon or eBay, your tasks might include handling issues with orders and returns, answering questions about products, customer service feedback surveys from shoppers, and more. On call centers (which are often in-person), you might have to handle customer service for clients over the phone.
Remote customer service is a great option if you work well on your own and don’t need or want constant supervision, but of course there’s definitely more that goes into this than just chatting with people via email or chat! For example, security is a major concern, so you’ll need to be trained on how to handle sensitive information.
6. Graphic Designer
A graphic designer is a person who designs graphics that are often used in the marketing of products and services. A graphic designer might be employed by an advertising agency or some other company, but they can also work from home as freelancers. Graphic designers may specialize in certain visual areas such as illustration, page layout, typography, digital art (e.g., animation, motion graphics), or user interface design (e.g., information architecture).
Graphic designers are often self-employed and may work for corporate clients as an independent contractor in a freelance capacity. When graphic designers work independently they advertise their services to prospective customers by marketing themselves through leaflets distributed around the community, postcards, signs, and social media. They can also be commissioned to design graphics for a company’s marketing materials or product packaging by submitting proposals that convey their graphic design style and ideas on the topic of interest.