13 Best Work-from-Home Online Jobs

13 Best Work-from-Home Online Jobs

(I love 1, 6, and 12!)

Working from home online is not a new concept, though people are only just starting to catch on to the benefits of it. Most people see it as an impossible task that they can only dream of doing. Some think it seems too good to be true, and only those with crazy college degrees and a lot of financial boosts can do.

I’m here to tell you, that’s not true! You don’t need a ton of money to start working from home. You don’t need to have gone to school for half of your life, working to get a degree that you’ll probably never use.

We all have our reasons for why we think working from home would be a great alternative.

Maybe it’s because you hate your job and it takes everything in you to get yourself out of bed each morning to go clock-in at a life-sucking, stressful job. It could be that you can’t stand the person or company you work for. Perhaps you just want to spend more time with your family!

The truth is, working from home CAN be your reality. Anyone can work at home, even with little to no experience.

In fact, I wrote an entire eBook for FREE with 200+ ways to make money from home. Let me know how I can send it to below.

In this post, I am going to give you 13 of the best work-from-home online jobs that you can start TODAY. Whether you want to start making it a full-time income, or if you just want even a little extra money on the side. So let’s get started.

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1. Proofreading

Do you cringe at the sight of spelling and grammatical errors? Some that bother me the most is when people mix up the difference between there, their, and they’re. How about the difference between “then” and “than”? Or “won’t” and “want”. If you’re like me, then this work-from-home job will probably be perfect for you.

How much can I make?

On average, proofreaders make $20.17 per hour and up to $63,080 per year according to bls.gov. You can make even more if you create your own proofreading business, rather than working through a third-party company (we’ll get into that more in a bit).

What are the requirements?

For a freelance proofreader job, you will need a computer or laptop, a good internet connection, and fluency of the language the content is in. You will also need means to conduct the proofreading, such as through Microsoft Word. This is typically a position that requires no college education unless otherwise stated.

A great tool you can use to help make your job easier is Grammarly. It’s free to sign up and it catches your grammar and spelling mistakes while providing alternative words that can make your writing better.

What type of job is it?

Part-time, Full-time, Freelance, or start your own business

How can I become a Proofreader?

Although proofreading seems like a simple task, when you are doing it to earn good money, it is a bit more intense. Accordingly, you will want to get some training to ensure you are the best at proofreading.

I recommend taking the Proofread Anywhere: Theory and Practice Workshop by Caitlyn. She has been proofreading since 2007 and has helped thousands of people earn a full-time income by proofreading.

The workshop is completely FREE and it is incredibly informational. She teaches you all about how to make money proofreading and how to adjust to the learning curve. The amount of information you get in this free workshop is actually pretty phenomenal especially since you don’t have to pay a dime.

What is Proofreading?

A Proofreader is a person that corrects content by ensuring it is free of grammatical and spelling errors.

I first started proofreading as a college student. Seeing grammatical and spelling errors was a major pet-peeve for me, so I naturally gravitated towards offering people to edit for them. I soon realized my talent as people began getting stellar grades on the paper’s I edited for them, so I started using it as a side-hustle to help with college expenses.

From a more professional standpoint, proofreaders typically work for publishers, newspapers, advertisers, and book authors. The highest paying industries for this job are in legal services, management, and labor amongst others.

As a proofreader, you can also work under the directive of yourself (freelance) and find companies that need a specific document edited. If your work is exceptional this can lead to more opportunities with that company, and may even result in a full-time job with them.

Where can I find Proofreading jobs for beginners?

If you are considering becoming a proofreader, I recommend the following sites to find work:

  • Flexjobs
  • Upwork
  • Wordvice
  • Proofreadingservices
  • Scribendi
  • ProofreadNow
  • Fiverr
  • Freelancer.com

A proofreader edits a multitude of documents across various industries. This next job is a little more specific.

Related Proofreading Articles: 40 Online Proofreading Jobs For Beginners in 2020

2. Scopist

Yes, this is a real title. You may have heard of it, but never knew the real name. This is a great work-from-home option.

How much can I make?

$30,000 – $70,000 per year or more if you make your own scoping business

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, scoping software, reliable internet connection, and headphones are best. You’ll need a skillful wording ability, proficiency in the English language, and no college degree is required, however you will need training if you are unfamiliar with steno (more on that in a bit).

What type of job is it?

Full-time, part-time, side-hustle

What is a Scopist?

Scopists have been around for decades, however most people have never heard of such a profession. These workers edit steno transcripts for court reporters to help them save time in the editing process. Wait, what?

Okay, let’s back up. A court reporter records his or her work using a steno machine, which is connected to a software that translates the shorthand into English. The court reporter then sends the transcript to the Scopist for editing, which may include checking the format, punctuation, spelling, etc.

 Court reporters are paid per page, so Scopist are invaluable and in high-demand as they maximize the productivity and volume of pages the court reporter can submit in an optimal amount of time.

How can I become a scopist?

First you will want to seek scoping training, since much of the job is not common knowledge. A great source is Internet Scoping School created by Linda. You can get the entire course, or you can complete it section by section.

One of her students, Darci, is making $4,500 per month just from scoping! Linda also offers a free mini course.

Once you have completed training, you can start work immediately.

Where can I find jobs like this?

Many court reports are freelancer’s themselves, so aside from your typical sites like LinkedIn, you are more likely to find Scopist jobs on the following sites:

  • Flexjobs
    • Upwork
    • Wordvice
    • Proofreadingservices
    • Scribendi
    • ProofreadNow

If you are interested in typing, but don’t want to look for spelling errors all day, nor do you want to spend time training to learn short-hand, then maybe this next job is a better fit for you.

3. Transcriptionist

If you are fast and accurate at typing what you hear, then this may be a work-from-home job for you to look into.

woman working online jobs from home with headphones

How much can I make?

Up to $5,000 per month!

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, reliable internet, headphones are very helpful, basic typing skills, proficiency in grammar and punctuation, mastery of English (or whatever language the audio is in), and a lot of patience

What type of job is it?

Full-time, part-time, freelance

What is Transcription?

Transcription involves listening to audio and video files and converting what you hear into written text. Pretty simple right?

It’s not quite as simple as it sounds, simply because you really need to be a relatively fast at typing and have very few errors when you do it. With practice, it is definitely a skill that can be learned, though!

Where can I find jobs like this?

Think you have the skills to become a transcriptionist? Here are some great places that are almost always hiring and they are easy to apply to:

  • Rev.com
  • Glassdoor
  • Upwork
  • LinkedIn
  • SpeakWrite
  • TransribeMe
  • Flexjobs
  • Fiverr
  • OneSpace

And this is just the beginning! There are many independent companies that need someone to transcribe their audio and video content. Here is a short comparison of 30 more transcription companies.

4. Online Survey Taker

When you have free time, you can easily make some extra money by taking quick online surveys. This is not only a great work-from-home option, but you can do it on the go without needing your laptop.

person marking questions as an online survey taker

How much can I make?

Survey pay can be anywhere from $0.50 to $50 per survey! You could easily make over $1000 a month if you utilize multiple survey sites.

What are the requirements?

 Internet connection and a computer or mobile device. No college degree or previous experience required.

What type of job is it?

Part time, side-hustle

What is an Online Survey Taker?

Companies are constantly seeking input from consumers to ensure they are providing the best quality products and services. Some even seek services like these prior to launching their business or product.

You can make a decent amount of side cash if you use the best paid survey sites.

Where can I find jobs like this?

All you need to do is go to the site or download the applicable app, enter in basic information like name, address, email, and paypal (so you can get paid) then you can start making money!

Related Survey Site Articles: 25+ Highest Paying Survey Sites in 2020 (Make $800/mo)

5. Freelance Writer

If you are someone with a passion for writing, you should consider being a freelance writer. Companies and individual people always need someone to write for them. Share your skills and do it for those who can’t or just don’t want to write.

How much can I make?

$30,000 – $160,000 annually. On average, you could earn $1,200 a week! Having your own business could boost these earnings.

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, High-speed internet, typing software like Microsoft word, editing software like Grammarly. Exceptional writing and language abilities. No college degree required.

What type of job is it?

Part-time, Full-time, side-hustle

What is a Freelance Writer?

As an independent contractor, a freelance writer develop written content for various clients. This job is typically done by meeting the client’s specific objectives, rather than writing freely. You could perform such tasks for a corporate website, a blog, books, and so much more. 

Where can I find jobs like this?

Some companies are in need of content creators for their websites. They post jobs on websites like:

  • Fiverr
  • UpWork
  • Freelancer.com
  • FlexJobs
  • Indeed
  • ClickWorker
  • OneSpace

If you ever find a site or blog that posts content in which you are interested in, you may even contact the owner and see if they would be interested in doing business with you.

Companies are eager to higher freelance writers since so much is controlled by technology these days. Having articles and other writings for their company can help expand business.

If you would prefer to write at your own discretion, then this next job might be more your style.

6. Blogger

Do you have a topic that you are passionate about and could talk about for hours? You might consider being a blogger! Unlike a freelance writer who writes whatever the client requests, as a blogger you will be able to write about whatever you want.

person using laptop to work at home online

Interesting…but how much can I make?

Bloggers can make anywhere from $0 to over $200,000. Being a successful blogger depends on numerous factors.

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, High-quality internet, good writing, communication, and grammar skills, creativity. A college degree is not required, however some form of additional education can be helpful.

What type of job is it?

Part-time, full-time, temporary, freelance, or be your own boss!

What exactly is a Blogger?

A blogger creates written content for various types of media and niches. It is generally a free form of expression and interest dependent upon the writer.

A niche is a broad topic of interests, products, and services that appeal to a specific group of the population. Some of the most notable niche examples for bloggers include:

  • Finance and Investing
  • Health
  • Fitness and Weight-loss
  • Travel
  • Design
  • Dating and Relationships
  • Pets
  • Self-Improvement
  • Beauty

How do I become a blogger?

You’ll need a website. This may seem like a daunting task, but you can get it done in 10 minutes or less.

First, you must acquire a domain name. This can be done for only $8 for an entire year with whatever you would like, as long as the name is not already taken. Start your domain search here.

online job as a blogger using namecheap

Pro tip: Do some checking in the search bar of multiple social media sites to ensure the name is not already in use.

One you pick your domain name, you’ll need hosting like from Siteground is another great option for just $3.95 per month. They are both great choices.

I personally use Siteground, but I like Bluehost too. Don’t worry about getting any expensive plans yet if you are just starting out. The cheaper option is perfect for now, and you can always upgrade later.

use Siteground for online work hosting

There are several platforms you could use for your site, but the best one is WordPress.org to launch your website (not to be confused with WordPress.com). It is the most customizable so you can make a unique site that isn’t like everyone else’s.

Wah-lah! You are on your way to being a blogger.

Where can I find jobs like this?

Some companies are in need of content creators on websites like:

And similar sites. Many bloggers take it upon themselves to create their own website of which they can own their content and write about anything they are passionate about. If they are working from their own website, like with WordPress, they could utilize several ways to generate income.

7. Online Coaching

If you have a topic that you are particularly knowledgeable in, I am willing to bet that there is someone willing to pay for your expertise. This is a great work-from-home opportunity, because you don’t have to be physically with your client to coach them.

Man working from home online on laptop

Okay, but how much can I make?

$2,000 to $10,500 per month! This income could certainly be much higher, as this position has endless possibilities and earning potential, exceeding $200,000 annually.

What are the requirements?

Computer, laptop, or mobile device with reliable internet connection. Expertise in a specific field and marketing ability. A college degree or certification in the field may be necessary and helpful. Speaking multiple languages is also helpful for diversification. Good ethics is also necessary

What type of job is it?

Part-time, full-time, side-hustle

What is online coaching?

An online coach assists clients in improving a specific personal or professional area. Some examples include mental health, lifestyle, fitness, religion, finance or even business coaching.

How do I become an online coach?

If you feel you are an expert in a specific area and have the ability to help guide others to success in that area as well, then this could be the perfect profession for you. People and businesses are always seeking assistance and guidance in the thing they do.

Where can I find jobs like this?

It is best to develop an online presence that showcases your expertise. That way, you can market yourself both online and offline (in-person). Additionally, you should always remain up-to-date with the latest in your chosen field to ensure you are always providing an accurate coaching experience.

Eventually, you could have more clients than you have time for, in which case you could consider creating and selling an online course.

It’s quick and easy to create a course using Teachable, where instructors have earned over $657 million. In just minutes, you can create a course and you don’t even need coding experience to do it.

Outside of marketing yourself, you can also find jobs on:

  • Ziprecruiter
  • Upwork
  • Linkedin
  • Flexjobs
  • Fiverr

8. Bookkeeping

Are you someone that is good with numbers, and may even have an accounting or finance degree? Then you should consider looking into bookkeeping.

How much can I make?

$29,000 to $130,000 per year. This could be increased if you make your own bookkeeping business.

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, reliable internet, computer accounting software like spreadsheets and databases, finance or accounting knowledge. High attention to detail, computer skills, and integrity is a must. Often a college degree in a related field is required, but not always.

What type of job is it?

Full-time, part-time, temporary, side-hustle

What is a Bookkeeper?

Bookkeepers take care of an organization’s financial accounts, record transactions, debits and credits and verify receipts. One might even handle payroll, prepare invoices, and many other tasks to support the company’s bookkeeping and accounting needs.

If you are someone who enjoys numbers and accounting, especially if you have related experience, then being a bookkeeper may be something you could appreciate.

How do I become a bookkeeper?

Primarily, a person must have at least one year experience to become a bookkeeper from home, as well as knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices. Although a degree may not always be required, most bookkeeps have a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting, or a related field.

Where can I find jobs like this?

You can find bookkeeping jobs on most work recruiting sites like:

  • Indeed
  • Monster
  • ZipRecruiter

Or you can freelance and find short or temporary jobs on:

  • Flexjobs
  • Zirtual
  • Upwork
  • Fancy Hands
  • Freelancer.com
  • Fiverr

Now, if you think you would have liked this job if it didn’t involve so many numbers, then perhaps this next job is better suited for you.

9. Virtual Assistant

If you are someone that can assist someone with daily tasks then this is the job for you.

services for virtual assistant online jobs

How much can I make?

$31,000 to $130,500

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, reliable internet, standard office computer programs like Microsoft Office, excellent communication skills, and ability to multitask. No college degree is required in most instances, however a degree in a field related to the job could definitely help.

What type of job is it?

Full-time, part-time, side-hustle

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is like a normal assistant, except you get to work from home instead of going to an office every day. Virtual assistants need not live in the same city or state as the client or company, and in some instances he or she may not even live in the same country!

Typical duties can include:

  • Responding to emails
  • Content creation
  • Handling appointments
  • Making phone calls
  • Tech support
  • Social media management
  • Organizing and editing documents
  • Creating presentations
  • Planning travel
  • Making reservations

How do I become a virtual assistant?

You can start by working on your administrative knowledge and skills, like managing social media accounts and cloud services. Having these skills will help you stand out to potential employers. You should also take the time to ensure you are well-versed in standard computer programs with the ability to multi-task.

Where can I find jobs like this?

Does this sound like a job you know you would excel at? Here are some places you can find a jobs like this:

  • Flexjobs
  • Zirtual
  • Upwork
  • Fancy Hands
  • Ziprecruiter
  • Fiverr
  • Freelancer.com

10. Market Research Respondent

Many companies will pay you HUNDREDS of dollars just for your professional opinion about their website, product, company, and various other things as they gather research of the market of a specific industry. Literally, just for giving your opinion!

Income Range

Up to $700 per hour! (Yes, you read that right).

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, reliable internet, business professional background (keep reading for examples)

Type of Job

Part-time, side hustle

What is a Market Research Respondent?

Respondent is a company that conducts research by interviewing business professionals for their expertise and paying them big bucks for their time.

They seek business professionals of all kinds and pay various rates like the following:

  • Software developers: Avg. $200/hr
  • Marketers: Avg. $150/hr
  • Executives: Avg. $700/hr
  • Enterprise software users: Avg. $150/hr
  • Business owners: Avg. $500/hr
  • Sales and support: Avg. $100/hr

How to become one

It’s actually rather simple. All you do is create a profile and verify your employment via your work email. Then their algorithm will send you research studies based on your profile, and you can choose which ones you would like to participate in. Then you will receive and invite, which allows you to choose a time that works for your schedule.

It’s. That. Simple. Get your money via PayPal.

Where can I find jobs like this?

You can check out Respondent at their website and get your profile started immediately.

If you don’t necessarily have a professional background to work from, these next jobs are sure to get you going.

11. Odd Job worker

Many people have skills that they didn’t even know others were willing to pay for. That talented person is probably you. Let me explain…

How much can I make?

Make $300 if you want! You choose your rate. You probably want to set it at something reasonable, however. For instance, charging $150 just to screw in a lightbulb is probably not something people would pay for.

What are the requirements?

A skillset, reliable internet, means of communication like a mobile device, transportation is something you will likely need depending on the job you are offering

Type of Job

Full-time, part-time, side-hustle

What is it odd job worker?

Companies like TaskRabbit will connect you with people in your area that need assistance with any of numerous tasks.

How can I start random task work?

Simply run over to Taskrabbit.com and complete your profile. Task rabbit will then alert you of any potential jobs nearby.

You can browse potential work and choose which job you would like to complete. Once you have confirmed the details with your client, you complete the work, submit your invoice, and wah-lah! You just got paid.

Where can I find jobs like this?

If you are a “jack-of-all-trades” or if you have a specific set of skills that you think others may find useful, then TaskRabbit is a great place to start. You can also find jobs like this through:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Freelancer.com
  • TaskRabbit

These next jobs are some of the easiest you can do!

12. Website, App, Game Tester

Before launching new websites, apps, and games, companies need people to test the product. They also need people to test new improvements before it is released to the public. This makes for the perfect work-from-home opportunity.

Nice! How much can I make though?

Up to $100 per hour or more!

That sounds great. What are the requirements?

Computer with a microphone and camera or you can purchase external accessories, mobile device, reliable internet, updated web browser

Type of Job

Part-time, side-hustle

What is a Website Tester?

This job consist of testing websites, apps, and games from home and providing the creators with helpful feedback for improvements. The creators likely have a specific task they want you to complete so they can gather feedback for a specific feature they are needing tested.

These tasks can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour to complete, and typically you must answer a few questions first to ensure that you qualify for the test. You likely won’t qualify for every single one that comes across your screen, which is why it is best to sign up for multiple sites to maximize your earning potential.

Where can I find jobs like this?

  • Usertesting
  • Userlytics
  • TryMyUI
  • PlaytestCloud
  • UserCrowd
  • Respondent
  • UserBrain
  • TestingTime
  • Userfeel
  • IntelliZoom
  • Validately
  • uTest
  • Loop11
  • Enroll
  • Test IO
  • Checkealos
  • PingPong
  • Ferpection

If you want to quickly learn a little more about each of these sites, you can get a quick overview of each one here.

13. Amazon Remote Worker

At the time of this writing, Amazon will be hiring more remote workers until at least October 2020. You can work for this trillion dollar company right from the comfort of your own home!

How much can I make?

Varying ranges, most starting at $15 per hour minimum!

What are the requirements?

Computer or laptop, high-speed internet (at least 10Mbps), and some positions may require headphones or a landline phone. Need the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, be a problem solver, and have excellent customer service. College degree may be required for higher positions, and not required for others entry level ones, like in customer service.

Type of Job

Full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal

What is an Amazon Remote Worker?

Occasionally, Amazon hires virtual, or work-from-home, workers to qualified individuals who live in some areas. This is great if you are nowhere near a physical Amazon location, or if you are seeking work-from-home opportunities.

How do I become one?

Amazon typically seeks remote solutions architects and people to work in sales, as well as advertising and account management. However, there are dozens of positions in operations management, human resources, customer service, and safety.

The positions are available all over the country, however some are state specific. If you do not already have a fast enough internet, you will need the means to acquire it.

Where can I find jobs like this?

You can check out their virtual job locations directly on their site here.

Final Thoughts On Online Jobs From Home

I hope you found these detailed work-from-home job suggestions helpful. There are so many business opportunities out there that we could all be working from home.

What kind of work-from-home jobs are you looking for? Have you ever tried any of these online jobs? How was your experience? Comment and let me know; I’d love to hear from you!

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