10 Legitimate Work at Home Jobs
By Ritika Tiwari / April 24, 2017 / Comments: 2
For stay at home moms or people who are looking for an extra income, work at home jobs are a great option. It helps them do their day job (yes, moms have a job as well) and it helps them earn an extra income by working from home.
After all, not everyone wants to be a full-time freelance writer, some just want to supplement their income, and I absolutely get it. So this article is dedicated to all those people who don’t aspire to be a writer, but only want a way to earn money – quickly.
Here are some legitimate work at home jobs that you can take up for a quick income:
1. Virtual Assistant
There are many busy professionals (myself included) who sometimes need an assistant to handle small work. This could include doing a Google research, sending emails, setting up a calendar, and doing travel bookings.
But since they don’t always need an assistant, it doesn’t make sense for them to hire someone full time. That is why they need a virtual assistant to work at home and help them out with their work. Usually you get paid per hour for this and you only need to spend a few hours every week.
2. Data Entry expert
Data entry is a boring work to do, and even I hate it. But it is also the most easiest job to do. All you have to do is open an Excel and start entering data as directed. If you don’t have many skills and you are looking to quickly earn some money, then this is the way to go.
If you have been a teacher before and liked the experience, then you can work at home as a tutor too. There are many portals that hire teachers and as them to work online through the comfort of your home. There can be voice/ video sessions, and it depends on you, which one you are more comfortable with.
Tutor is a great place to start
4. Customer Service Support
Yes, a lot of small companies need customer service support but they cannot hire a full-time team. That is why, they hire work at home professionals for set hours and ask them to help them with support tickets. You may be asked to provide customer support through chat, email, or phone, it depends on the company.
5. Graphic designing
If you have always been good at Photoshop but never took that skill seriously, then may be it is time for you to do that.
With the growing social media platform requirements, the demand for good looking graphics is also increasing. There are many types of graphic designing work at home jobs available, including:
- Designing social media images
- 3D images
- Cropping and creating product images
- Banners for ads
6. Social media manager
Do you spend a lot of your day on social media and you know how every platform’s algorithm works? Then, you could definitely try out work at home as a social media manager. You do need to be sure about the analytics side of each platform and how you can get the most traction, but for that, there is a plenty of study material available online.
Of course, I couldn’t leave this out of the list. You can become a freelance writer and work at home at your own convenience. You can decide your own hours and work accordingly. There are many websites available online that list out jobs for freelance writers.
If your hold on grammar is impeccable, then you can also find freelance editing jobs online. Most editing jobs are also paid per hour, which means you will get your exact worth. Though, you do need to brush up both editing styles – AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style.
9. Voice Over
Have a great voice? Then work as a voice over artist and work at home for the many people who need things recorded but don’t want to pay for a recording studio. But for this, you will need great sound equipment including a good quality microphone.
Fiverr is a great place to start
10. Sell handcrafted products
Handcrafted products have become famous overnight on the internet, because they are one of a kind. There was a time when people had to stand in fairs and bargain to sell handcrafted products but now, you can sell online to people all over the world who are ready to pay high prices for one of a kind pieces.
Etsy is a great place to start
Work at home, especially for stay at home moms can be a great way to get some extra incoming without compromising on their family time. While there are a lot of options, I recommend trying one at a time and see how you fare.