3.7 million employees (that is 2.8% of the American workforce) work from home at least 50% of the time. The number of jobs that allow people to work from home has grown by 115% since 2005. And that’s not counting people who are self-employed.
Now more than ever it is possible to make a decent income with at home jobs. Read on for 3 jobs you can do without ever having to change out of your pajamas.
Virtual Call Centers
Many companies are moving toward a remote workforce. That means that there are more and more jobs available to work at virtual call centers.
All you need is experience working in customer service in either a call center or in a retail store. Bonus if you speak another language! Then you can apply at bilingual call centers and will likely get paid a bit more.
You might need to buy a good quality headset with a microphone but sometimes the call center will provide that.
As long as you have a pleasant attitude and patience with customers that call in, you can work from your couch with your cat curled up beside you. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Data Entry Online
There are thousands of data entry jobs. You don’t need any experience most of the time, though it does help if you are a good and accurate typer.
Your role would involve inputting words and numbers into the company’s online content management system. The data may be given to you in audio format or as a spreadsheet. Your job would be to take those pages and input them exactly as written into the system.
These jobs are often part-time, seasonal or freelance. But if you get a couple of jobs, you will have no problem making a decent salary for yourself.
Just be careful about ensuring that the company that is offering you an opportunity is reputable. Unfortunately, there are many scams out there that pretend to be work-from-home opportunities.
Research the company and match the website address, email address and phone number to what you find on their website. Never buy a kit or software to get started
Check out this list of 10 items you need for your home office.
Do Mirco Jobs
Micro jobs are small tasks that you can do from home that you get paid per task. There are a wide variety of micro jobs, many of them can be done from your smartphone or computer.
You can be a user tester and get paid to click around on a website and provide your feedback for around $10 per site. Not bad for less than 15 minutes of work.
Or you can do surveys, be a mystery shopper at a store near you. You’ll never be bored with the many options that are out there.
These are reliable, quick jobs that let you have the freedom to work as much or as little as you want.
Final Thoughts on at Home Jobs
We hope this list of at home jobs has given you some food for thought. The future is bright for all who aspire to leave the office and work from home.
Next, read these 7 tips for landing your dream job.