Wouldn’t it be great to work from home?
Up until a few years ago, working from home wasn’t practical because there were very few jobs available. And, for the most part, the jobs that you could get didn’t pay well.
That’s all changed.
As you’ll see in the list below, there are now lots of well-paying work from home jobs that are available. In many cases, they have 6- or even 7-figure per year earning potential. The best part of it is that there’s no prior experience needed to become successful in any of them.
Here they are.
- 21 Best Side Business Ideas to Start While Working a Full-Time Job
- 10 Best Surveys For Money That Pay Via PayPal
- How to Make Money on Pinterest for Beginners
- 9 Fun Hobbies That Make Money
Start a Blog
Blogging is one of the best work from jobs that pays well because anyone can do it. Plus, it costs less than $100 bucks to start during your entire first year.
Make no mistake, blogging is hard. It takes a lot of work. And, you’ll likely spend the first 6 months trying to earn your first $100. But, once you do, you’ll quickly see it grow to over $1,000 a month.
In many cases, bloggers earn between $1,000 to $5,000 a month. There are also those who make over $25,000 a month doing so.
The best part about being a blogger is that you’re able to set your own schedule, write about what you want, and own the brand that you created. That means it’s something you own, unlike other jobs where you can get laid off with no warning.
Get Paid to Take Surveys
One of the easiest ways to make money online from home is to complete surveys. If you’re not aware of them, there are a lot of legit survey sites around that will pay you for your opinion. All you need to do is answer some basic questions.
In most cases, these surveys take between 15 minutes or so. As such, you’ll be able to make a few quick bucks when you’re not doing anything, commuting to work, or waiting for something.
Here are some of the best survey for money sites around:
- Swagbucks (you get $5 bonus just for signing up)
- Survey Junkie
- MyPoints (you earn $5 bonus after completing 5 surveys)
Participate in Market Research
Market research is very similar to surveys. In a way, surveys belong to marketing research. That said, some brands prefer to test products as part of market research and get feedback from potential customers.
This makes it a little bit more intensive than surveys. And, you’ll likely spend about 10-30 minutes completing each one. At the end of each test process comes with a questionnaire in the end.
The good news is that they do pay well. For example:
In either case, replying to them allows you to make extra cash on the side.
Be a Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are among the most lucrative work from home jobs because they’re in high demand. So, it’s important to be able to have something that sets you apart from all the other VAs.
After all, anyone can be a VA. The key is having the right skill set and experience for a particular employer. If say you are or were a paralegal in your 9-to-5 job, then going after lawyers or legal firms looking for VAs will allow you to be more qualified. It also gives you a better shot at making more money.
In general, virtual assistants make anywhere from $25 to $50 an hour. It all depends on what skill is needed by the employer and what kind of work they need you to do.
One specialized kind of VA is the Pinterest Manager. Pinterest has over 300 million users making it one of the largest social media platforms. More importantly, there are tons of bloggers and small businesses using Pinterest to market their brands and to sell products.
That’s where you come in.
As a Pinterest manager, your job is to help them increase their reach via Pinterest. You can do so by growing their follower base, increasing their Pinterest accounts visitors, or driving more traffic to their website or e-commerce store.
And, in exchange, you’ll get paid handsomely. On average, a Pinterest VA or manager costs $300 per client. You can likewise create packages that are cheaper or more expensive to target business owners who want specific services.
The best part is, you can get as many clients as you want. I know a few Pinterest VAs who have over 10 clients. This earns them more than $3,000 a month.
And, if you’re really good at what you do, one of these clients may want to hire you full-time. While that means 40 hour weeks, it also can pay you between $4,000 to $5,500 a month that’s consistent since the gig is long-term.
Affiliate marketing is very much related to blogging because it is one of the main methods of monetization for bloggers. But, you don’t necessarily need a blog to earn money with affiliate marketing, although having one maximizes your profit potential.
So how does affiliate marketing work?
With affiliate marketing, you earn by recommending or referring products. When other people buy a product or service that you recommended, the manufacturer will pay you a commission for your help.
Thus, you can see why having a blog goes a long way in affiliate marketing. It allows you to write reviews and show people how a particular product has helped you. And, how it can help them too.
The best part about affiliate marketing is that how much you can earn is limitless. I know people who make $1,000 a month with affiliate marketing. But, there are also a few super affiliates who earn over $100,000 a month with affiliate marketing.
If you’re a good writer or have experience in a particular field, then you may want to venture into online writing. Freelance writing is basically offering up your writing services for others. For the most part, you’ll be writing for blogs, which need content to publish regularly.
What’s great about being a freelance writer is that some blogs pay upwards of $200 for an article. While it takes experience to get there, you can earn your way up.
As a beginner you’ll likely earn anywhere from $20 to $30 per article, depending on the length. As you get more experienced, the price goes up to $50 then $100 per article.
It’s worth noting that some websites use fixed amounts per article, while others pay you by the word. The latter is very common as you’ll see people say something like $0.05 per word. This means that if you write a 1,000-word article, you’ll get paid $50. Not a bad deal for an hour’s work, right?
In case you prefer reading and checking instead of writing, then proofreading may be a better option. Online proofreaders are not as in demand as writers because some people choose to do the editing themselves. Bigger sites also have their own in-house editors.
Nevertheless, many people still avail of this service because it saves them time and effort. Plus, they’re better able to maximize their productivity by doing marketing or networking.
As such, they’re willing to pay between $15 to $30 per hour for you to proofread articles that have been written by other writers.
Sell Printables & Other Crafts on Etsy
If you have an eye for design or like to create crafts, Etsy is a great place to look at to make extra cash. Etsy is a marketplace where you can set up your own store. This allows you to put up all sorts of items that are arts & crafts related.
One popular item is printables because they’re easy to make. You can use Canva, Photoshop, or other design software. Among the more popular printables include wedding and birthday invitation, budget template, and planners.
Best of all, you can work from home. Since it takes about an hour or so to create one maybe two beautiful printables, you can likewise keep your day job while doing this side hustle. All you need are design software and printer to test out your products.
Working from home has many benefits. You get the flexibility of setting your own schedule and are able to spend more quality time with your loved ones.
Now, thanks to the growth of all things online, there are many work from home jobs that pay well enough to replace your 9-to-5 job. While you’ll likely be using them to supplement the income you’re making, it’s always good to know that your side hustle has the ability to replace your current job.