Work from home jobs are on the rise. It’s a movement that’s currently disrupting the traditional workforce, and I’m on board.
If you’re self-motivated and disciplined, starting a career working from home would be perfect for you because that’s all it really takes.
- 15 of the Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs
- 6. Start a Blog
- 7. Teach English Online
- 8. Life Coach
- 9. Online Tutor
- 10. Social Media Manager
- 11. Virtual Receptionist
- 12. Work from Home Freelance Jobs
- 13. Travel Agent
- 14. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
- 15. Customer Service Representative
- 16. Graphic Designer
- 17. Survey Taker
- New Opportunities
15 of the Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs
There are so many different areas that will save you money when you work from home. You’ll save on gas, lunches, daycare (maybe), clothing, saving time from the daily commute, and much more. Today I’m going to share my work from home job along with 15 other work from home jobs that pay well.
Not long ago, I was expecting my second child and desperate to leave my 9-5 for something flexible enough to work around my kid’s schedule, but I didn’t know what to do.
I was looking for some work from home jobs from people who were doing it today successfully, but I couldn’t find any.
I decided to reach out to work from home moms and interview them to see what they did, how they got started, how they were able to do it with kids, and most importantly how much they were able to earn working from home.
I created this website to share their stories in an article I wrote on Stay at Home Mom Jobs.
So the jobs on this list are definitely working from home jobs for moms and for anyone who is looking for legitimate work from home jobs.
I’ve done the research so you won’t have to. These real work from home jobs have all been tried and tested, and the companies I recommend all have a 4/5-star rating or higher from Jobzey.com
For each work from home job listed, you will find out how much you can make and how to get started.
You’ll find that a great deal of these are legitimate work from home jobs with no startup fee and that most of these work from home jobs can be done part-time.
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Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs. 1. Online Writer
Writing is by far one of the best work at home jobs for moms because you get to work entirely around your schedule.
How much can I make? Holly Johnson said that she finds it hard for you NOT to earn AT LEAST $40,000 to $50,000 a year working full-time as a writer.
How do I get started? Holly Johnson found the secret sauce when it comes to writing and charging the right rate for your work. She created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.
Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs 2. Proofreader
Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes? If so, you might make a great Proofreader.
Proofreaders are NEEDED, I know because I use one myself.
How much can I make? Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 her first year Proofreading PART-TIME! You can see the full interview in my How to Become a Proofreader article. Many others are making between $1,000-$4,000 a month.
Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs 3. Virtual Bookkeeper
Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners. I have an awesome interview with two moms who are now successful Virtual Bookkeepers who started with no previous experience.
One of the moms has 9 kids, homeschools 6 and still has time to make a living as a Bookkeeper Part-time!! She makes over $2,000/mo. You’ll have to check out the full interview in my How to Become a Bookkeeper article.
How much can I make? The Bookkeepers course (the course the moms took) teaches you how to charge $60 per hour, but if you want to work for a company, you can make $15-$50 per hour.
How do I get started? Check out this free training to determine if this is right for you. If you have experience as a bookkeeper check out Accountingdepartment.com, Belay, FlexJobs, and Upwork for remote Bookkeeping positions.
Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs 4. Virtual Assistant
Becoming a Virtual Assistant is an excellent work from home job that can be done anywhere. Services offered can include everything from email management, content creation, bookkeeping, graphic design, social media and more!
How much can I make? You can earn $25-$100 per hour.
How do I get started? Gina Horkey, a Six-figure Virtual Assistant, created a course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success to help you get started, and she shares some tips in my How to Become a Virtual Assistant article.
Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs 5. Transcribe
Transcriptionists listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.
How much can I make? You can earn $7-$21 per hour or more if you start your own business.
How do I get started? Take this Free Mini-Course for a full overview of transcribing and how to get started. I also have 4 companies hiring along with a work at home success story on transcribing in my article on How to Work from Home Transcribing.
6. Start a Blog
Blogging should be #1 on this list because it’s what I do and I LOVE it, but I understand it’s not for everyone.
Blogging is one of my favorite forms of passive income. I make money just for people reading my articles from ads.
When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles, it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of my earnings from the other day.
I can assure you, I did not write this article today and yet it’s making me money. I also make money by partnering with companies and becoming an “Affiliate”. You can see how I make money blogging.
Blogging takes ‘A LOT’ of work (in the beginning anyway), but it’s so rewarding if you hang in there.
How much can I make? I know bloggers making between $2,000-$100,000+ a MONTH (and I’m one of them)
How do I get started? Check out my step-by-step guide on how to start a blog from scratch along with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.
7. Teach English Online
If you have a Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience (tutoring, mentoring, children’s church,etc. are all acceptable), then you should definitely consider teaching kids in China English.
How much can I make? $2,000/mo working only 3 hours a day for VIPKID.
How do I get started? See How Brittney Sutton makes $1,700/mo working 2 hours a day working for VIPKID and here is a list of other recommended companies hiring to teach online.
8. Life Coach
Do you love personal development and enjoy helping people? If that’s you, you should consider becoming a Life Coach.
See how Natalie Bacon became a Life Coach making six-figures on her way to seven-figures!
How much can I make? It depends on your market. If you are targeting lower-income, you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher income you could charge $297 per hour or much more.
It also depends on your model, are you doing 1-to-1 coaching or group coaching?
9. Online Tutor
Online tutoring is growing thanks to the advancements in technology, and it’s an excellent way to work from home if you have teaching experience or knowledge of a specific subject.
How much can I make? $10.50 – $60 per hour.
How do I get started? Check out the best online tutoring jobs.
10. Social Media Manager
Are you active on Social Media and would like to post on behalf of other businesses? If so, you should consider becoming a Social Media Manager.
This is one of my favorite work from home jobs because it’s still so new and the opportunities are endless.
How much can I make? Depending on how many clients you have you could earn between $1,000-$10,000 a month.
How do I get started? Consider taking this highly recommended course on becoming a Freelance Social Media Manager and also check out how Nicole got started in my How to Become a Social Media Manager article.
11. Virtual Receptionist
Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals for Smith.ai, working alongside a close-knit team from around the country.
Smith.ai operates Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.
You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (minimum of 20 hours per week, 40 hours max). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks. Applicants will need to be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Pay is hourly and starts at $10 per hour, with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plans
- Cash bonuses
- Weekly pay
How do I get started? Virtual Receptionists apply here.
12. Work from Home Freelance Jobs
Freelance jobs are the best work from home jobs. You deliver a service for a fee with the ability to work where and when you want with unlimited earning potential!
I have found many freelance jobs on Upwork. I sift through the available work options to see which project suits me the best.
I only apply to the jobs I KNOW I can do well because after the project is over its important that I get a good review so I can continue to get more jobs.
I suggest the following when applying to jobs on Upwork:
- Focus on the projects with only 5-10 proposals or less submitted (less competition)
- Check that the client has the “blue verified payment check” before applying
- When you see a job that fits you, apply for it immediately!
- If you live in the U.S., make sure to check “U.S. Only.”
- If you are pitching your first job, try to offer your services for free for one week to ease the client’s mind since you have no references or reviews. If the client likes you move on with the “paid service” the following week. That’s how I won my first job, and the client still paid me for my first week.
For a full list of freelance services you can provide on Upwork click here
13. Travel Agent
Do you love to travel and enjoy helping people? Consider working from home as a Travel Agent and enjoy the perks.
How much can I make? Glassdoor states the typical salary ranges from $29,000 to $58,000 a year, but it all depends on experience and number of clients.
How do I get started? You can either start your own business or work for an agency, Sarah B. who started her own Travel Agency tells us how to do both.
14. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator rate social media ads and search engine results for relevancy.
This is a legitimate work from home job with no startup fee, and it’s great because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your schedule, and it does not require any training.
How much can I make? $12.50 – $14 per hour.
How do I get started? Apply to the only two companies I recommend.
15. Customer Service Representative
Customer service positions typically provide product or service information. It is a growing trend to hire customer service reps remotely.
You will be required to become well informed of the company that you choose to work for and will need to be prepared to answer the questions that will come your way efficiently.
How do I get started? Usually these positions only require a High School diploma, but some companies want you to have previous customer service experience. Consider applying to the companies below.
How much can I make? The pay ranges from $10-$21 per hour according to Glassdoor:
16. Graphic Designer
If you have an eye for design and have experience in Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud – including InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, there is a profitable market out there for you.
How much can I make? You can charge $25-$300 per hour, depending on your experience.
How do I get started? Check out this highly recommended course Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing. If you have experience, use freelance websites like Upwork to find clients, design logos for companies at 99designs, crowdspring, designcrowd (very high competition), or host a class on Skillshare.
Promote your services to your social network and create a website showcasing your services and work.
17. Survey Taker
Share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services and get paid in the form of gift cards or through PayPal.
How much can I make? If you take the time to answer a lot of surveys, you could make $50-$100 a month. This is definitely just something to do to make extra money on the side.
The more survey sites you sign up for, the more you’ll make.
Pro Tip: Open a separate email account solely for surveys. You’ll start to get inundated with emails, and it will be more manageable in a different account.