Are you looking for a little more flexibility with your job? Need to find something to bring in extra money, but you don’t have to commute? Maybe you have kids or furbabies and you’d rather take care of them yourself.
Whatever the reason, you’d likely rather be at home working, rather than going somewhere else and dealing with office politics. Now your ultimate goal should be to start a blog or a side hustle to create multiple streams of income, but it’s nice to start with one thing first.
In this article I’ll share some of the more popular work from home jobs you can start this week.
This was one of the first things I started doing for myself. Pick a topic that you want to write about then go to websites that write on that topic and look for their “write for us” page.
You really want to niche down your topic so you’re known as the “traveling freelance writer” or “WordPress tips” writer. You can also look at sites like Problogger’s job board to find writing positions.
Like the freelance writing, niche down into something you’re really good at so you can charge a higher rate. But really a virtual assistant is someone who can help small businesses and bloggers with anything form social media management to light WordPress maintenance tasks, email marketing, answering emails, and so much more.
I tend to look for generalized jobs, which gets a lower wage so really dig in deep to find the handful of things you are awesome at and can help others with and start offering a monthly package deal.
For instance, offer monthly social media management where you post X number of times to their social media accounts and monitor their accounts to reply to comments.
Or offer a monthly email marketing solution for them.
Amazon Virtual Locations
You can work remotely for Amazon in one of their many different departments. They have anything from customer support to application manager. Just look through their list of jobs and find one that’s a great fit for you.
Are you good with numbers and detail oriented? If so, you could become a virtual bookkeeper for local businesses. With software like Quickbooks going completely online these days, it makes it much easier to be a virtual bookkeeper for businesses. And you can charge upwards of $60/hr for this service.
Think small businesses won’t give out their information so easily?
I did website work for a local screen repair contractor and he had a CPA and a local bookkeeper doing all his paperwork. It’s no big deal for them to have other people handle this for them.
I like this one a lot just because you don’t have to clock in and out at a job and still make money. It’s especially great for anyone who loves to shop, but doesn’t want to keep the stuff.
You find good deals around town or online and list those items on ebay for sale. To get started, just read through this detailed post on the topic.
Then, go out and start buying low and selling at a profit
Customer Service Jobs
Maybe you want a more traditional job, but you want it at home. That’s ok. So many businesses are seeing the value of remote work and are will and eager to find remote workers for different positions.
Here are a few of the top companies looking for remote customer service employees.
You’ll notice that the links above go to a site called FlexJobs.
Because it is the best place to find a remote job on the planet. I always keep an active subscription with them and look through their open jobs daily. They do all the hard work of making sure the remote job is legit. The company has gotten so popular that big companies go to them directly to post their jobs.
They charge a small yearly fee because they scour the web to rule out bogus jobs and it takes a lot of live people to make sure the best jobs are being posted on the site.
I’ve gotten two great seasonal jobs through them at different times.
They don’t just have job listings, you can practice interviewing, take skills tests to show off what you know, and more.
This is a very specific job, but if you know how to pin and grow a Pinterest account for someone, then you can start doing this for sites. There are several bloggers and businesses who would love to hire someone to handle this part of their business.
I try to do most everything on this site myself, but I am so close to hiring a Pinterest VA because it’s time consuming to learn and I’m just not getting the results I want.
If I’m like that, you know others are too.
Once you start getting some remote jobs, you’ll see how easy it is to start earning from home, right now. Sometimes the biggest hurdle to jump is your mindset and realize that there are so many ways to make money at home.