Some Legitimate Work From Home Jobs Available For You
I can see the stress and frustration on a daily basis, fight traffic on your commute, trudge into a workplace that’s blasted by harsh fluorescent lights and settle in for another day of toil.
We’ve researched for you an idea of what’s out there, we’ve rounded up this list of legitimate work-from-home jobs. They range from full-time positions to side gigs, and none of them are scams
1. Provide Customer Service From Your Couch
The job: Large corporations often contract smaller companies to provide phone and online customer care, and these smaller companies specifically hire home workers instead of staffing call centers in an office somewhere. Typically, you’ll spend the day on the phone in front of your computer and will answer calls or respond to questions online.
Think back to all the times you’ve called a company for help or typed questions into an online help box. The customer service agents you dealt with could have been working at home, which gives you some idea of the kind of work you might be doing.
Requirements: You should be good at multitasking — talking on the phone while working on a computer. Speaking Spanish is also a good skill to have, and it can earn you extra money.
Average earnings: $10 to $19 an hour, with an average of about $13.70, according to PayScale. Although these positions generally don’t pay high wages, many do provide a regular paycheck and health insurance, among other benefits.
How to get started: Numerous staffing companies work in this field. You should also keep an eye on Sleekjobz for updates
2. Work for Amazon Without Leaving Home
The job: Amazon is a huge company that sometimes hires seasonal or permanent work-from-home customer service associates.
Requirements: You should have a high school diploma or equivalent and a year or more of exposure in a service environment. You should also be able to type, speak on the phone and navigate a computer.
Average earnings: It varies. Jobs start at $10 per hour.
How to get started: Check out Amazon’s remote jobs page.
3. Build Your Freelance Career $5 at a Time
The job: Have you got skills? Can you shoot photos, edit videos or design websites? Can you write blog posts or code? Can you draw? If you’ve got game, list your services on freelance sites like Fiverr.
Requirements: Depends on the gig — use your existing skills!
Average earnings: It’s called Fiverr because every job listed on the website used to cost five bucks. Nowadays the jobs start at $5 apiece, but you might charge up to thousands of dollars, depending on the complexity of the work.
How to get started: Study the website. Gigs on Fiverr range from standard data entry and research tasks to the truly out-there. On any given day, sellers in the “Fun & Lifestyle” section are offering thousands of unique services
4. Earn as a Transcriber
The job: Listen up, take notes and get paid. Transcribe Anywhere offers online transcription courses that teach students how to transcribe and also how to start their own freelance transcribing businesses. The online course will lead you through modules, practice dictations and quizzes. It even shows you how to create a website and how to secure clients.
This worked out well for Alaina Roth. She had worked various jobs in management and hospitality, putting in long hours on nights and weekends — until she got pregnant. Now she works on a contract basis with two companies and puts in about 30 hours a week, transcribing anything from training webinars and audiobooks to radio broadcasts.
Requirements: Do you have mad typing skills? Do you have the stick-to-it-iveness needed to finish an online training course?
How to get started: If you’re even a teeny bit interested, try Transcribe Anywhere