Even though working from home is becoming more and more common, a lot of people are still unaware of all of the different legitimate work from home jobs & opportunities that are out there.
That's why I've put together this list of more than 10 work from home jobs that pay up to – and over – $50,000 per year. Yes, you really can earn a full-time income with these jobs.
However, before we get into the list, let's talk about some of the benefits and challenges of working from home:
Benefits of Working From Home
A lot of people want to work from home just so they can quit their job. That's definitely a great benefit, but there are other benefits, too:
- No more driving to work, just wake up and you're there! This will save you time and money.
- You don't need to pack a lunch. I mean, you could, but it's kind of unnecessary.
- You'll be more productive. And happier.
The Challenges of Working From Home
Working from home is awesome and the perks are great, but there are definitely some challenges of working from home, too:
- It's lonely. If you love being around your coworkers, working from home may not be for you. However, there are always other ways to connect with people from home.
- Procrastination. Working from home means you need to be self-motivated and actually do work. Procrastination WILL try to stop you.
Have your own pros & cons of working from home? Let me know what they are in the comments!
Work From Home Jobs That Pay the Bills
1. Start a Blog
Blogging is an awesome work from home job because it opens up so many different income opportunities and the amount of money you can make with a blog is virtually limitless. The income from a blog is also pretty passive since a blog post published 5-months ago could still generate revenue today.
There's a lot more to learn about blogging, so if you're interested check out this post:
2. Teach English Online
According to ABCNews, China is pushing the English language in an effort to promote internationalism. This has exploded the popularity of online English tutoring and it's only going to get more popular.
If you have a knack for teaching, you can capitalize on this opportunity.
There are a handful of online English tutoring sites popping up, so you can either apply to your favorite one or apply to multiple in order to get more work. The qualifications required vary on each site, so make sure to read each one carefully before you apply.
Here are the top two English tutoring sites I could find:
- VIPKid – bachelors degree required. Earn $14-22/hour.
- MagicEars – bachelors degree not required. Earn $18-26/hour.
3. Work From Home With Amazon
We've all heard of Amazon before, that's a given. But, have you heard of Amazon FBA?
FBA stands for Fulfillment By Amazon and it's a program that allows you to start selling on Amazon. The way it works is pretty simple:
- You find a product you want to sell on Amazon – Most people start out doing retail arbitrage, which is where you buy something from a store (e.g., Walmart) and then sell it on Amazon for a higher price.
- You ship the product to an Amazon warehouse – After you find a product you want to sell, you ship it to an Amazon warehouse and they'll handle the rest.
There's obviously a bit more to it, but you get the idea. Since you're selling on Amazon you get access to millions of customers which is why this work from home job has so much earning potential.
Many people are earning over $100,000/year through Amazon FBA.
Speaking of successful earners, Jessica and Cliff from TheSellingFamily are Amazon FBA superstars. In their first year, they made over $100,000 in PROFIT, and now they offer an Amazon Bootcamp to teach you how you can do the same.
If you want to learn more about Amazon FBA, you can take Jessica and Cliff's Free 7-Day Email Course.
When I say flipping I'm not talking about backflips or front flips, I'm talking about buying something for one price, and then re-selling it for a higher price. It's a simple concept that works wonders if you know how to do it properly.
The best and fastest way to get started flipping is to come up with a budget (I'd start with $50) and then head down to your local thrift store and start looking for things to flip. While you're browsing make sure to download the eBay app on your phone so you can research products as you shop.
Once you have a bit more experience and know-how, it's possible to make over $100,000 per year flipping items for profit.
Speaking of know-how, my friends Rob & Melissa @ FleaMarketFlipper are what you'd call veterans of the flipping game. In 2016 they made over $133,000 working only 20-30 hours per week.
If you want to learn how they did it, check out their FREE Flipping Training Webinar.
Transcriptionists take audio and turn it into text. It's not the most exciting job but it helps people all over the world enjoy content that they otherwise wouldn't be able to. That's pretty amazing.
Also, it pays really well if you know what you're doing. With all the new digital content coming out these days transcriptionists are in high demand.
There are many people who work full-time from home doing transcription work, and with all the new digital content coming out these days transcription is in high demand.
You'll make a good transcriptionist if…
- You have a great attention to detail
- You're a good listener
- Your typing speed is at least 60 WPM
If you want to learn more about the basics of transcription, sign up for this FREE 7-Lesson General Transcription Mini-Course.
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- Case Study: How I Made My First Dollar Transcribing
If you're one of those people that enjoys pointing out other people's grammar mistakes, you might be able to use your skill to turn a profit as a proofreader.
Caitlin Pyle who runs ProofreadAnywhere.com made a living as a proofreader from 2012-2014, and now she's teaching others how to do the same.
If you take her FREE webinar, you'll learn:
- What a successful proofreader does and doesn't do.
- How to become a great proofreader.
- How to use a popular proofreading tool and where to find clients.
To learn more about Caitlin and proofreading in general, read my guide on how to become an online proofreader.
After you go through that guide, check out these remote proofreading and editing jobs.
Bookkeepers play an important role in any business by documenting and organizing daily transactions. This profession has been around for ages and according to Forbes, it's one of the most profitable businesses you can start.
In fact, Ben Robinson, a former CPA who's trained over 3,000 bookkeepers, can teach you how to start your own bookkeeping business and make $80+/hour in his free bookkeeping course.
8. Facebook Ad Manager
As a Facebook ad manager, you'll be setting up and running Facebook ads for other businesses. The ads that you run for these businesses will bring in paying customers, which makes you extremely valuable.
That means you can charge $1,000+ per month for your services. Yes, you can make that much with just ONE client.
Don't know anything about running Facebook Ads? No problem.
Bobby Hoyt and Mike Yanda run a very affordable FB Side Hustle course that's going to show you exactly how to start your own ad business and make $1,000/month per client.
9. Write an eBook
Writing an eBook is a bit riskier than the other work from home jobs on this list because it can only make money once it's finished. You could spend 3-months writing an eBook and then only a handful of people may buy it, or worse, none at all.
If you do manage to create a successful eBook, the benefits are huge. That bad boy can sell over and over again without much maintenance. That's passive income baby.
So, how can you make sure your eBook WILL sell?
The best way to do that is to build an audience around a certain topic first. After that, find out what problems your audience is dealing with and give them a solution in the form of an e-book.
However, how do you build an audience? Well, the best way to do that is to start a blog.
Another option is to go where an audience already exists. For example, Amazon has a massive Kindle customer base that you could potentially market to. The only downside is that Amazon will take a cut of your sales and you'll be dealing with a lot of competition.
10. Freelance Writer
A freelance writer is someone who writes articles, blog posts, sales pages, emails, etc. for other businesses in exchange for sweet cash money.
Since so much digital content is released every single day on the internet, freelance writers are in high demand.
Oh, and if you think you're not a good enough writer to get paid for it, think again. As long as you can write complete sentences and market yourself a bit, you can get paid as a freelance writer.
As you write more your skills will improve and you'll start to get paid more as well!
So, ready to start turning words into money? Learn more here:
That's what I thought when I first heard of this work from home job, and it's a completely normal response too – most people have never heard of Scoping before.
So what is it?
A scopist is someone who edits transcripts for court reporters.
Since court reporters get paid per page and not per hour, they hire scopists to speed up the editing process so they can make more money.
Did you catch that?
Scopists help court reporters make more money. That makes them extremely valuable and in high-demand. Cha-ching!
If you're interested in learning more about becoming a Scopist, here's a Free Intro to Scoping Mini-Course.
12. Pick Up Garbage
Yes, you read that right, and no, I'm not kidding.
You may be surprised to find out that this simple business of picking up litter can bring in 6-figures per year.
On top of that, this business:
- Is cheap to start
- Doesn't require any expensive equipment
- Will always be in demand
If you want to start your own litter pick up business, there's no better man to learn from than Brian Wilch. Brian has been running his own litter pickup business for over 30 years and it all started out with a $200 investment. His business now brings in over $650,000 per year!
Since he's getting ready to retire, he wants to teach others how to start their own successful litter pick up business. Which is why he wrote the Cleanlots Operations Manual.
As a bonus, if you buy his eBook, you'll also get free email and phone support directly from Brian Wilch himself. That sort of support is priceless.
13. Customer Service Representative
As a customer service representative, you'll be dealing with customer questions, complaints, and more. What you do will really depend on the company you're working for, but your number one role will be problem-solving.
FlexJobs is a great place to find remote customer service representative jobs. (Use the code FLEXLIFE to get 30% off a FlexJobs subscription.)
14. Virtual Assistant
Being a virtual assistant involves doing various tasks for a business owner to make that business owners life a bit easier. This could mean managing social media, writing emails, researching, talking to customers, you name it. What you'll be doing will really depend on who you're working for.
If you want to learn more about running a business, and how online businesses work, becoming a virtual assistant is a great way to get a peek behind the curtains. As a bonus, you'll be getting paid as well, so it's a win-win.
If this sounds like an interesting work from home job, learn more about becoming a virtual assistant here.
15. Graphic Designer
If you're an artsy type and you like to make beautiful things, graphic design may be the best work from home job for you. You'll get to create nice logos, banners, advertisements, and more, all while getting paid to do the thing you love to do.
If you add web design to your portfolio it will open up even more opportunities so keep that in mind.
If you want to learn more, check out this post:
Start Working From Home
Hopefully, by now you've realized that working from home isn't really that hard, you just have to put in the work to make it happen. Oh, and these 15 work from home jobs? They're just the tip of the iceberg.
There are so many ways to make money from home, and it mostly all comes down to having a skill that people are willing to pay for. So here's what I recommend doing:
Write down the work from home jobs on this list that interest you most, figure out which skills they require, and start working on them. Once you find the job that suits you best, work at it harder than anyone else. That's how you'll find the most success.
Still not sure how to get started?
Be sure to read my ultimate guide on how to start working from home. It's over 8,000 words and it literally contains everything you'd need to know to start making money from home – including even more opportunities.
Other posts you may be interested in:
- 20 Superb Ways to Make Extra Money on the Side
- 10 Work From Home Jobs For College Students
- How to Start a Blog That Makes Money in 6-Steps
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