Working from home has so many benefits, whether it be saving money on transportation costs, setting up your own schedule, traveling the world, and more.
Which makes it no surprise that so many people desire working from home.
Working from home has allowed my sister to travel full-time in her RV, as well as lets me go anywhere in the world at any time. Instead of traveling once a year, I travel once or twice a month to a new country.
Not only that, but I enjoy waking up every single day. If you’re unhappy with your career, make a change. People spend an average of 40 hours a week for 30 or so years, which comes to about 60,000 hours. Do you really want to spend 60,000 hours of your life doing something that makes you unhappy?
Below are 16 real work from home jobs that can turn into full-time jobs, too.
Included are articles from actual people who are in the field, along with resources to apply for jobs, tips and advice to score the job, and more.
1. Teach English
In 2016, a teacher made $75,000 teaching children English. He did this by using an online platform called VIPKID.
VIPKID is currently ranked at number 5 on the Forbes list of best online jobs. The online service is currently hiring online teachers.
Requirements to become a VIPKID teacher:
- Exposure to the American or Candian K-12 education system
- Minimum 1 year of traditional teaching experience OR the equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education
- Bachelor’s degree
- Desktop or Laptop with fast high-speed internet connection and audio/video capability
If you pass these requirements, apply here.
Find out how to start teaching English below.
2. Travel Agent
Though the job expectancy rate has decreased in the past 10 years, travel agents who develop long-lasting relationships with their clients are doing better than ever. They’re in charge of creating a safe and exciting trip that will be remembered forever.
Find out how to become a travel agent below.
Blogging has changed my life, as well as my sister’s. We both get to work for ourselves, as well as set up our own schedule, and help others better their lives.
Find out how to become a blogger with these blog-related articles.
- How To Start A Blog
- How I Made $5,047 in August 2017 From Blogging
- 6 Educational Tools That Helped Me Become A Full-Time Blogger
- How To Quit Your Job And Become A Full-Time Blogger
4. Freelance Writer
Writing online can be quite lucratively if you know how to get your name and writing out there. Holly from Club Thrifty earns $200,000 a year writing online content.
Find out how to become a freelance writer below from a freelancer herself who makes an average of $5,000 a month.
Transcription is the art of turning any audio or video content into a text document. You can transcribe legal documents, medical documents, and even regular documents for people who run podcasts who want to turn their podcast into a text version, too. The possibilities are endless.
Find out how to become a transcriptionist below.
6. Freelance Proofreader
“In 2014, Caitlin made slightly over $43,000 by being a freelance proofreader, while als1o going on several fun vacations.” You can find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader below:
You can find out how she makes a full-time income as a freelance proofreader below.
7. Sell on Amazon
The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit.
8. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is in charge of duties from their computer. This can be related to social media marketing, writing articles, creating images for blog posts, and more for their boss (and those tasks are related to blogging).
I’m a virtual assistant for Making Sense of Cents and make a comfortable income from doing that, on top of blogging for my blog, FITnancials.
Find out how to become a virtual assistant below.
9. Online Store
Jenn earns almost $20,000 per month through her online store, and she only spends between 5-10 hours a week working on it.
Find out how to make money from an online store below.
10. Create a Profitable Ebook
Abby has made over $110,000 from sales of digital products in 2015. She now makes 6 figures a year.
Find out how to create a profitable ebook below.
11. Flipping Items
Melissa, a flipper, makes $40,000 a year flipping items.
These are a few of the things she’s flipped for profit:
- An item that they bought for $10 and flipped for $200 just 6 minutes later.
- A security tower they bought for $6,200 and flipped for $25,000 just one month later.
- A prosthetic leg that they bought for $30 at a flea market and sold for $1,000 on eBay the next day.
Find out how she does it below.
Scoping is editing legal documents for court reporters. Scopists generally make between 30k-60k a year when working full-time.
Find out how to become a scopist below.
13. SEO Business
SEO is a group of tasks completed in order to improve a website’s ability to be indexed by search engines (i.e. Google) for better ranking in the search engine results page. Claudia says that an SEO business owner can expect to charge $75 an hour.
Find out how to earn money with an SEO business below.
14. Pinterest Consulting
A Pinterest consultant is someone who is in charge of helping you grow your Pinterest page. Pinterest is gold is bloggers’ eyes, as it can create brand awareness and bring in thousands of page viewsm which is why many people pay for Pinterest services like this.
Find out how to become a Pinterest consultant below.
A bookkeeper is in charge of tracking every dollar that goes into a business. The job isn’t a get rich quick scheme, but over time can be a great source of full-time income once clientele is built.
“Some students wish to earn $10,000 per year which is around 3-4 clients.
Some students wish to earn $40,000 per year which is around 12-16 clients.”
Find out how to become a bookkeeper below.
16. Voice Actor
“A voice over actor is the person you hear, but usually never see on radio ads, YouTube videos, explainer videos, corporate narration, documentaries, e-learning courses, audiobooks, TV commercials, video games, movies, and cartoons.” – Carrie
Carrie is a full-time voice actor, and she gives all the details of her job below.
Working from home can have a lot of perks, such as being able to set up your own schedule, travel and live all around the world, and even save money by cutting transportation costs. Being a full-time blogger has allowed me to work at home, which lets me travel wherever, whenever.
If you’re a newbie here, let me fill you in. FITnancials is all about saving and making money. Here is a list of my favorite ways to save and make money.
- Start blogging. Blogging can be difficult because you can’t go to college for it, but you can enroll in courses that tell you everything you need to know. I personally went through and recommend The Blogging Blueprint, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, Pinterest Traffic Avalanche, and Six Figure Blogger. You can check out full details here of all of the courses. You can also read my monthly income report here.
- Answer surveys. I use the following surveys, and my readers use these too: Pinecone Research, Survey Voices, Click Perks and isurvey World.
- Keep track of your credit score. Using Credit Sesame to get your credit score information won’t impact your score. They’ll also tell you in detail what to do to increase your credit score, which gives you a better interest rate when you purchase a car, house, credit card, or any loan.
- Save money on glasses. Use GlassesShop.com to save on prescription glasses and sunglasses, as well as regular frames. I’ve gotten 3 pairs from this store. Each prescription + frame is usually less than $70. All you need to do is type in your prescription, which is super easy to do. GlassesShop.com also gave me this code for my readers for 50% off: GSHOT50
- Save on food, especially fruits and veggies. Ibotta is a super user-friendly app. All you have to do is choose the items you want to get cash back on, buy them at the store, and then take a photo of your receipt on the Ibotta app. (You get $10 for signing up through my link here). $5 Meal Plan is a $5 monthly meal plan (2 first weeks are free) that sends you meal plans and shopping lists to your email. Every single meal costs an average of $2 to make, and sometimes less.
- Save on travel. I use and recommend Couchsurfing for free accommodations, Airbnb (get $40 when you use my link here) when I prefer to have my own place for an affordable price, and always make sure to bring my Discount Travel Card that gives me access to over 160,000 discounts around the world.
- Save money at college. Scholarships are crucial when saving money in college. Using Scholarship Owl will apply to hundreds of scholarships for you with just one registration.
- Save on books. Use Scribd to get 3 books and 1 audiobook a month for $8.99 from a huge library. Read for free for 30 days by clicking here.
- If you’re an online shopper, get cash back with Ebates just for shopping like you regularly do. Ebates is free, and you get $10 when you sign up through my link.
- Do you have pets? Getting your furry friends on pet insurance sooner than later ensures they get an affordable premium, as well as save a lot of money on vet bills. Embrace Pet Insurance is highly reviewed and rated. We also use Rover for our dog sitting needs, as well as making money on the side. I made an average of $25 per 30 minute walk. Get $25 toward your first walk here.
- Interested in learning a second language? Use italki. The classes range from $5-$40 per hour (my Korean class costs $12 per session). If you enjoy teaching languages, you can also use italki to use as a teaching platform.
- Are you a freelancer? Use Fiverr to display your services.
- Want to exercise at home and ditch the costly gym membership? Use Beachbody on Demand and get unlimited access to workout programs like P90X, Insanity, T25, 21 Day Fix, and more. I also use my Fitbit to track my daily steps. The challenges in the Fitbit app help me keep my steps up, especially since I work at home.
- If you buy protein powder, vitamins, etc., I recommend using Vitamin Shoppe. I’ve been buying my products through them since 2011 because they’re the most affordable, and always have a sale going on. If you buy “health” food often, use Thrive Market since their products are significantly cheaper since they cut out the middle man (supermarket or store).
What do you think about these real work from home jobs? Have you ever been employed by one of these jobs?
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