While working for a company may seem appealing, being employed by a company where you have to turn up daily, work under someone else, and all the rules that come with it may not be something you want to deal with later in life. Thankfully, there are plenty of work-at-home jobs available that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Below are 8 suggestions for work-at-home jobs that will give you extra income and the flexibility to set your own hours without having to report to an employer.
#1 – Online Mock Juror
Have you ever wanted to see what it was like to be part of a jury but didn’t want to have to go back and forth to a courthouse? Mock jurors help lawyers shape legal cases and strategies by providing research into how a jury member in the real trial will react to questions.
An online mock juror can work from home as a member of a jury on cases with pay that ranges from $10 – $100. depending on how long the case takes to resolve.
#2 – Online Tutor
Whether you’re an expert on a certain subject, or you have knowledge that you want to share with the world, you can bet there’s a person out there willing to pay for your help. If you’ve got access to a webcam, screen share program, and messaging software, you can connect with people all over the world to help them learn anything from the language you speak to math formulas; and everything in between!
#3 – Online Reviewer
For so many businesses, social proof is among the best way to sell a service or product. You may have purchased a product online or watched a movie after reading the reviews. However, some companies are looking for people to review their service, website, or product and will pay them for their honest opinion.
One way to do this is to start a blog and work with brands as an affiliate marketer.
#4 – Pet and Housesitting
If you don’t have access to a computer, you can always try pet sitting for people in your local area. With so many people living busy lives going to work, going abroad, or attending family functions, people need help looking after their pets or walking/feeding them.
If you love animals and enjoy spending time around them, this can be a fun job that you’ll love. You can also offer pet sitting services in exchange for a place to stay when you travel.
#5 – Content Writer
Wherever you go online, you’ll see plenty of written text. This can be in the form of website copy, articles, blog posts, product descriptions, social media posts, and other forms of content. There is a large market for content creators and proofreaders on the web.
Businesses and individuals with websites are always looking for writers, so if you’ve got a knack for the English language, or you’re able to translate to another language, you will be able to find work you can do from the comfort of your own home.
#6 – Survey Takers
A work-at-home phone job that is often needed by companies is someone who conducts phone surveys. This can be for a range of business types from non-profits or local businesses to national organizations. Just make sure to avoid marketing scams. Click here for suggestions.
#7 – Virtual Assistant
Since so many people are living much busier lives, many business owners are happy to invest in an assistant. But, with all the technology available today it’s often more economical to hire virtual assistants, who are tech-savvy and work from home.
VA’s help to manage and plan their client’s tasks, whether it’s organizing meetings, setting up events, or managing email. You will need basic computer skills and good communication skills.
#8 – Customer Service Agent
Many businesses are looking for people to help them run their customer service teams. This could be answering customer questions on the phone or via online live chats or replying to emails and online Q&A.
If you’ve got a knack for providing a great customer experience and want to help people and businesses reach their full potential, this could be the ideal work-at-home job for you.