11 Legitimate work from home ideas
If you have been struggling to find ways to work from home, then you have come to the right place. Everyone has their own reason why they want to work from home, and not everyone has the same reason. Maybe your health is deteriorating, maybe you can’t afford daycare, possibly you just don’t want to work in an office, or perhaps your commute to work is too long. Maybe you just want to spend more time with your fur babies.
Whatever the reason you want to work from home, you can do it, and here are some ideas to get you started.
- Customer Service – There are many companies these days that offer customer service employees to work from home because it is much cheaper than setting up large offices with all the tech they would need to service their customers. A few companies offering this as an option are Apple, Amazon, Sykes, or Glassdoor. Many of these opportunities you can find through hiring websites like ZipRecruiter.
- Life Couch – If you are secure in your life, or maybe you have had many experiences. Perhaps you’ve worked through many obstacles in life, and you have learned a good deal of lessons from those experiences, then maybe you can utilize your experiences to help others. For this type of work you would need to do a bit of marketing and self promotion to find your clientele.
- Consulting – Some people are able to use their experience or know how to help others with anything from business to relationships (don’t laugh they exist). Are you an experienced professional in your field, and can offer those experience to help others succeed in their personal or business life? If you answered yes, then consulting may be a great opportunity for you.
- Freelance Writer – Enjoy writing and research, then you can try your hand at freelance writing. There are several sites that can help you connect with people who are willing to pay someone else to do some writing for them. As s freelance writer you may be asked to write anything from an autobiography, blog post, or a “how to” article. Pay varies by the writing job, so keep that in mind.
- Freelance Editor – Where you great at English grammar in school, or maybe you correct your friends often on social media? You can work with certain companies that may contract you to do editing for others. Jobs may include but are not limited to editing web content, ebooks, manuals, or other forms of media.
- Personal/Virtual Assistant – The market for personal and virtual assistants is growing, because some small business owners and the like are looking to get just a bit of help to handle some minor tasks involved in their business. These tasks can vary greatly from one person to the next, anything from making phone calls to set up appointments to data entry.
- Arts and Crafts – Do you have a talent to create things? Then you could turn that into a career by crafting things and selling them on your own site or sites like EBay or Etsy. There are a number of ways you can even get a free website and help to create that site. If you’d like more info on creating your own website to sell your creations click here.
- Make “how to” videos – Know how to do a few things real well from personal experience, then you can try your hand at making “how to” videos and posting them on YouTube. This type of work is going to be vary reliant on marketing yourself to your viewers. If you can get into this field be prepared to learn a good deal about marketing unless you already have a large following.
- Reseller – There are a few options to get started as a reseller such as buying bulk wholesale items and selling them on EBay, Amazon, or other reseller sites. Other options for this type of market is to get into dropship sales; However, with dropship sales you will basically be a business owner. If you’d like to know more about dropship then you can check out my blog about dropship companies here.
- Internet Marketing – Many view this as more of a business then a work from home job, because you aren’t necessarily going to get paid X amount of dollars per hour. Even though you don’t get paid hourly for this, you will get out what you put in. The key to making money in this field is producing traffic, and if you can produce that traffic naturally then you will make more money, because you aren’t spending money for advertising. You can make money from companies like Google displaying their ads on your site with Adsense, or you can choose to promote affiliate marketing on your site. If you’d like to know more about affiliate marketing read my post about Wealthy Affiliate.
- Freelance Photography – If you have a keen eye with a camera and you enjoy taking photos, then you can start an account with Shutterstock or Istockphoto. If you start an account with them you can make small commissions on photos you upload when people want to purchase your photo to use for personal or business uses. The income can be residual from those sites as you only have to upload the photo once and anytime someone wants to purchase your photo you make a small commission.
Now that you have some ideas of what you may want to do working from home, you can start doing the research on what companies are legitimate. Make sure to avoid the scams that are out there posing as work from home opportunities, because let me tell you there are a ton of them.
If you have narrowed down the field of what you want to do it will allow you to focus on what you need to do to get started.
It does seem like a bit of information that you now have to process, but don’t let it deter you from what you want. There are other opportunities that I did not put in my list, and no that’s not because I think they are all scams, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with information.
Where will you go from here?
You now have a good bit of information and some places to start looking into. What are you going to do with the information that you have been given? Are you going to get started today? There is certainly no time like the present, and procrastination will only delay your goals further.
I believe in you and in your upcoming success, so you should too!
As always if you have anything you want to add to this post or perhaps you have a question, feel free to leave any comments or concerns below.
All of my best,
*Disclaimer – I am not a certified Financial Advisor, Accountant, nor am I an Attorney, So any advice given in my blogs is solely based on my opinions.*