35 Best Work At Home Jobs For 2021

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Work at home jobs used to be something you could only dream about.

The reality was that most of us had to endure a daily commute – either rushing to catch a train or stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

But that’s all changing.

The US Census, reports that 5.2% of workers in the US worked at home in 2017. That’s 8 million people. And it’s up from 5% in 2016.

Around the world, more than two-thirds of people work remotely at least one day a week.

35 Best Work At Home Jobs For 2021

As the world becomes more and more digital, opportunities for remote work are surging.

Work-at-home jobs are a perfect solution if you:

  • need to stay home for health reasons
  • you have to care for a loved one
  • you simply want to spare yourself the time and stress of a daily commute

Here are 31 work-at-home jobs divided into four main categories:

  • Freelancing
  • Home Business
  • Customer Service
  • Testing, Surveys, & Evaluation


#1 – Copywriter

Do you have a way with words? If so, you might make a great copywriter. As online business continues to explode, demand for copywriters is steadily increasing. Businesses need copywriters to write content for their home pages, landing pages, product pages, subscription pages, sales letters to customers, email campaigns, etc.

– Find work as a Copywriter

#2 – Online Recruiter

A virtual recruiter screens and recruits candidates on behalf of a business or other organization. The job includes a range of tasks including posting job advertisements, answering emails, researching candidates through social networks and job boards, communicating with the managerial staff, conducting interviews, and assisting with onboarding.

– Find work as an Online Recruiter

#3 – Voiceover Artist

If you have a good voice, this could be a great way to work from home. In addition to a good reading voice, you may also need some home studio equipment.

A Voice-Over Artist uses their voice in radio, television, film, theatre and other presentations. The work may involve dialogue between characters in a scripted radio play, but more often it involves off-camera or off-stage commentary or narration.

– Find work as a Voiceover Artist

#4 – Email Marketer

A freelance email marketer is someone with good copywriting skills who knows how to write subject lines that get clicked. Email marketing is still the most effective channel for businesses to reach their potential customers, so freelance email marketers are still very much in demand.

– Find work as a Voiceover Artist

#5 – Proofreader

Proofreaders will have no trouble finding work at home jobs, as this work really doesn’t require you to be in an office.

Proofreaders read copy and transcripts and make sure there are no spelling, grammatical or typographical errors.

You need to have a love of the written word and attention to detail.

Proofreaders often work as part of a team that includes editors, authors, and other proofreaders. Proofreaders’ pay ranges from USD 19 to 36 p/hour.

– Pros

  • Low startup costs – computer/laptop with Microsoft Word plus access to style guides
  • No formal training or certification required

– Cons

  • Command of the English language is not enough – you must have a working knowledge of various style guides and the ability to switch back and forth between them, depending on the assignment/client.
  • Deadlines can sometimes be tight

– Find Work as a Proofreader

#6 – Transcriber

Transcribers listen to audio files or videos and transcribe the audio into text. The only equipment you need to get started is a computer with a good internet connection, a foot pedal (for starting and stopping the audio) and good headphones.

Industries that need transcribers are:

  • law firms
  • paralegals
  • court reporters
  • attorneys
  • medical and healthcare providers
  • students and lecturers
  • market researchers
  • audio and video podcasters
  • video production companies

Transcribers are paid USD 25-30 p/hour.

– Pros

  • Work as much or as you as little as you like
  • Save money on fuel and transportation
  • Accept and turn down projects at your discretion

– Cons

  • Stress of constantly looking for more work
  • Contracts re short term – no long term security
  • Can be lonely

– Find Work as a Transcriber

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#7 – Freelance Editor

Freelance editing is another example of work at home jobs that will free you from the 9 to 5 routine.

A freelance editor checks spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word choice and does fact-checking as well.

An editor may also help a writer plan the structure of the manuscript.

In addition, she may also help a writer with story elements such as plot, characterization, dialogue, order of scenes, point of view, voice, and setting.

Freelance editors may work for newspaper publishers, magazines, book publishers, advertising and public relations firms, and television broadcasters.

Pay rates for freelance editors vary but an average rate would be USD 30 to 50 per hour.

– Pros

  • Work anywhere
  • Work when you want to
  • Specialize in the kind of work you like

– Cons

  • Can be difficult to find clients
  • Income is unpredictable
  • Requires self-discipline – you don’t have a boss telling you what to do

– Find Work as a Freelance Editor

#8 – Translator

Translators are in demand in many different industries and work sectors. They typically work from home and earn about USD 25 p/hour. Translators are usually hired by agencies.

– Pros

  • Demand for translators is increasing
  • Control your schedule

– Cons

  • Meeting deadlines is stressful
  • Work is not stable – may be periods when you can’t find work

– Find Work as a Translator

#9 – Freelance Writer

This career lends itself to the laptop lifestyle more than any of the work at home jobs covered in this article.

Freelance writers work for magazines, newspapers, publishing houses, and websites.

One sector where freelance writers are in demand is blogging. Many websites need to generate online content and either lack the skills to do it in-house or lack the time.

Websites typically pay 5 to 15 cents per word for articles ranging in length from 800 words to 5000 words. Foreign language students also employ freelance writers to help them with assignments and theses.

– Pros

  • Creative and rewarding
  • If a business likes your writing style, they’ll keep coming back to you with more work

– Cons

  • You get paid per word (anywhere from 0.5 to 0.15 per word) so you need to be able to work fast
  • It can take a while to get known as a freelance writer and build up a clientele

– Find Work as a Freelance Writer

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#10 – Web Designer

Web design includes graphic design, working with code, user interface design and user experience design.

Web designers focus on the aesthetic aspects of a website. Rather than building websites, web designers customize websites to achieve a certain look or user experience.

– Pros

  • Everyone needs a website (so, in theory, lots of demand)

– Cons

  • Customers often have unreal expectations (they want a Rolls Royce, but they want to pay for a Mini)
  • With the emergence of drag-and-drop editors, people are increasingly designing their own websites and web pages.

– Find Work as a Web Designer

#11 – Web Developer

Web developers use HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and other programming languages to build websites from scratch.

They also create website themes, which are like templates that can be used on particular platforms (e.g. WordPress themes).

– Pros

  • Although some aspects of web development are on the way out (e.g. PSDs to HTML) there’s still a lot of opportunity for skilled web developers capable of building and interfacing with API’s

– Cons

  • The work can sometimes feel repetitive

– Find Work as a Web Developer

#12 – Coder/Programmer

Coders or computer programmers design, write and test the source code for computer programs.

In the US in 2015, seven million job openings were in occupations that required coding skills. And programming jobs overall are growing 12% faster than the market average.

Coding can be done from anywhere, so it’s the perfect work at home job.

– Pros

  • offers great opportunities, because the future is inextricably linked to the development of information technology
  • your earning potential can be way higher than in a job
  • no more peak hour trafficyou have more control over your schedule

– Cons

  • The work is sometimes repetitive and tedious
  • As a freelancer, you’ll have to deal with earning troughs where income is scarce
  • You have to deal with difficult clients
  • Taking care of taxes and other time-draining admin stuff
  • You need self-discipline to set boundaries between work and home

– Find Work as a Coder/Programmer

#13 – Social Media Accounts Manager

Are you great at getting attention and getting followers on social media? If so, you’re in luck because this is another perfect work from home job. A lot of businesses simply don’t ‘get’ social media and need someone who does to manage their social media accounts.One skill in particular is in high demand: managing Facebook ads. Here are some of the things you’d be doing as a Facebook Ad Specialist:

  • writing copy for Facebook ads
  • creating some graphics for Facebook ads
  • generating leads and sales using Facebook ads
  • creating landing pages and lead generation forms
  • testing variations of ads to determine best performing ads
  • measure and optimizing ad campaigns

– Pros

  • Highly creative and potentially rewarding

– Cons

  • You need to produce results, so can be quite stressful
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate expertise by pointing to previous work/jobs in social media management

– Find Work as a Social Media Accounts Manager

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#14 – Video Editor

Here are some mind-blowing statistics about the future of video:

Key takeaway: the demand for people who know how to edit, produce, or optimize videos is going to be massive.

Become a video editor and you’ll never be out of work. Another great work at home job for 2020 and beyond!

– Pros

  • This is an area with huge predicted growth in demand

– Cons

  • Not easy to pick up the skills quickly – you’ll need to already have quite a lot of hands-on experience

– Find Work as a Video Editor

#15 – Graphic Designer

Graphic design uses typography, photography, and illustration to communicate a message, an ethos, or a set of values.

Graphic designers are always in demand. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in graphic design jobs is expected to increase by 3% per annum over the foreseeable future.

– Pros

  • Higher earning potential than a salaried job
  • Choose your own hours
  • Pick your own clients

– Cons

  • No sick pay or holiday pay
  • May have to chase clients to get paid
  • Dull admin tasks (tracking invoices, expenses, bills, etc) will consume some of your time

– Find Work as a Graphic Designer

#16 – Online English Tutor

Online teaching is booming, and English tutoring is no exception to this.

Both teachers and students find it convenient as it saves time on travel. For students, it’s a much cheaper option than face-to-face tutoring. Online English tutoring can be one-to-one or in groups.

One-to-one sessions are usually about 30 minutes, while group sessions are 45 to 60 minutes.

Online English tutoring usually takes the form of a theme-based discussion.

At a minimum, you would need to be a native English speaker, and ideally you would also have a TESOL/TEFL certificate or a bachelor’s degree (in any subject).

– Pros

  • Work from anywhere
  • Work the hours that suit you

– Cons

  • Discipline required in keeping online classes within time limit. This is especially important when you have back-to-back classes
  • Sorting out technical problems – your students may not be able to see/hear you
  • You may not make as much money as you would teaching at a physical school

– Find Work as an Online English Tutor

#17 – Virtual Bookkeeper

Virtual bookkeepers telecommute instead of working at the client’s physical office location.

Bookkeepers use computerized software to record financial transactions, produce quarterly or yearly statements, and reconcile accounts.

Each country has its own requirements for working as a bookkeeper.

In the US, you need a minimum of a high school diploma and you would need to have taken courses in mathematics, computers, accounting, and English. You can also obtain a certificate in bookkeeping or an associate diploma through various institutes.

– Pros

  • Become a specialist in one accounting application – makes you more in demand
  • It’s usually consistent work that takes place on a regular scheduleStartup costs are relatively low

– Cons

  • Possibility of significant liability issues
  • You are responsible for ensuring all client data is kept secure
  • Some accounting software may be expensive to purchase and update

– Find Work as a Virtual Bookkeeper

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#18 – Virtual Assistant

‘Virtual Assistant’ is a  broad term and can involve many different skill sets.

At the most basic level, a virtual assistant does anything any other support staff does.

But very often, VA’s are hired to assist with specific tasks. In this case, they need specific skillsets. For example, a marketing VA would need background and experience in marketing.

A PR virtual assistant would need background and experience in PR. And a real estate VA would need background and experience in real estate.

Depending on how specialized the work is, you may be able to pick up the skillset ‘on the job’. Otherwise, you would need to have worked in that area, or industry, previously.

As a virtual assistant, you might be under contract to one employer or one agency. However, many VAs operate in the ‘gig economy’, using freelance or microwork sites to find jobs of short duration.

– Pros

  • Set your own schedule
  • Work from anywhere in the world (with an Internet connection)
  • Set your own rates (though the market will determine how much you get paid)
  • Wear whatever you like (yoga pants and T-shirt, for example)
  • Low startup costs (all you need is a laptop)

– Cons

  • Separating work from home life requires discipline
  • No paid vacations

– Find Work as a Virtual Assistant

#19 – Online Teacher

When you think of work at home jobs, teaching is probably not something that comes to mind.

But there’s been an explosion in online learning over the last few years. Dozens of online learning platforms have sprung up, including Udemy, Khan Academy, Udacity, Coursera, Lynda, EdEx (to name just a few).

On these platforms, you can teach literally anything, from SQL Coding to the art of clowning to learning how to track your digital footprint.

Online teaching also includes more traditional types of learning. With the right qualifications, you can become an online high school teacher or an online university lecturer.

– Pros

  • Choose when you are available to teach
  • Convenience of not having to commute

– Cons

  • Technical issues may interfere with classes, from time to time
  • May not count on your resume – some schools like to see full-time, in-person positions when they’re looking for teachers with ‘experience teaching’

– Find Work as an Online Teacher

Home Business

#20 – Dropshipping

Dropshipping is a work-at-home business that allows you to sell physical products without maintaining inventory, owning a warehouse, or even having to ship the products to your customers.

As the retailer, your partner with a dropship supplier that manufactures or warehouses products. That partner then packages the products and ships them directly to your customer.

Dropshipping is a very popular work-at-home business and has some distinct advantages as a business model.

– Pros

  • Easy to Set Up – just find the supplier, set up your website and start selling the goods!
  • No Overhead Costs – there is no inventory and so you have no costs associated with renting warehouse space. Maintaining your website is your only fixed cost.
  • Run the business from anywhere – no office and no warehouse means you can run the business literally anywhere (e.g. a beach house in Bali, a café in Rome, or an airport waiting lounge).

– Cons

  • When something goes wrong, it comes back to you – the customer is purchasing the item(s) from your website, so if the supplier messes up, it’s on you!
  • Customer satisfaction is out of your hands – most of the customer’s experience will be based on how the supplier operates, and this is out of our hands. You therefore have little control over your brand and how it delivers.
  • Lots of competition – the low barrier entry means that you’ll find a lot of competition

– Start a business in Dropshipping

#21 – Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA)

If you’re looking for work at home jobs that will make you rich, this could be one of them.

There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next Amazon millionaire, but no harm in trying!

Although many people don’t realize it, about half of all sales on Amazon are made by third-party sellers.

Anyone can list an item for sale on Amazon. It’s called Amazon Market Place and over 2 million people selling on Amazon worldwide.

It’s a form of dropshipping and it works like this:

  • You buy your products from a third-party such as Alibaba
  • The third-party sends the products to Amazon warehouses
  • Amazon fulfills the order (hence FBA, ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’)         

Of course, Amazon charges for this. You pay a flat fee of $39.99 per month and an Amazon FBA fee of anywhere from 45 cents to $1.45 per unit.

If you know how to do it, FBA can make you a lot of money – there are plenty of ‘Amazon millionaires’ who can attest to that.

But like anything, there are pros and cons:

– Pros

  • You get to use the most advanced shipping and order fulfillment system in the world
  • You don’t have to generate external traffic – Amazon comes with built-in traffic. Amazon is the most visited e-commerce platform in the US and In October 2019, Amazon received a whopping 2.15 billion visits.

– Cons

  • The competition is intense because the barrier to entry is low and everyone wants to become the next ‘Amazon millionaire’
  • If you have success with a product, competitors will copy you
  • Your customers are Amazon’s, not yours (you can’t re-market to them)

– Start a business in Amazon FBA

#22 – Selling on Etsy

Etsy is an e-commerce platform that specializes in the buying and selling of artistic goods, craft supplies, and vintage items. It has an emphasis on handmade goods – no mass-produced items are allowed.

In the fourth quarter of 2016. Etsy reported $1 billion in gross merchandise sales.

The platform has 1.9 million active sellers with 33.4 million active buyers.

There are three main categories of items you can sell on Etsy:

  • Handmade Items such as jewelry, fine art, clothing, and leather goods. You don’t have to personally make every part of your product – you can incorporate elements that are not handmade, and you can have your items manufactured by others.
  • Craft Supplies – these are raw materials that people need to make their creations.
  • Vintage Goods – you can sell manufactured items if those items are vintage which Etsy defines as 20 or more years old. Vintage items on Etsy could include clothing, office supply products, and even computer games.

Many people have found success on Etsy and turned their passion into profit. One of them is mother-of-three Alicia Shaffer whose work from home business makes $80,000 a month.

She sells handmade items such as socks, leg warmers, boho scarves, and lace headbands. Her Etsy business gets an average of 150 orders per day, with most orders consisting of three items. To keep up with demand, she now has a team of 13 sewers working with her. She also imports handmade items from India and then adds lace trimmings and buttons to them.

It costs $0.20 to set up an Etsy account and list an item on the marketplace. A listing remains active for four months or until the item is sold. When an item sells, Etsy charges a 5% transaction fee on the sale price.

– Pros

  • Market to a large audience – Etsy has more than 35 million active buyers
  • Etsy is well known and respected by customers

– Cons

  • You can only sell handmade items
  • The top-selling categories tend to be saturated – if you do something original, you will quickly have imitators
  • It takes a lot of promotional work to be successful on Etsy
  • The fees are small ($0.20 listing fee per item + 5% per sale) but they quickly add up

– Start a business Selling on Etsy

#23 – Flipping Items on eBay

Lots of people make thousands of dollars a month ‘flipping’ stuff on eBay.  Just go to thrift stores and garage sales in your area and buy anything you think you could sell on eBay.

Here are examples of thing you can flip on eBay:

  • VCRs
  • Remote controllers
  • Sterling silver
  • Cassettes
  • LP Records
  • PCs and parts
  • Original Edition Board Games
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Vintage Mason Jars
  • Video Game Consoles (Atari, NES, SNES, etc.) and Game Cartridges
  • Cameras and Camera Lenses

– Pros

  • Potentially a large markup on the items

– Cons

  • You need storage space for storing all the stuff

– Start a business Flipping on eBay

#24 – Blogging & Affiliate Marketing

Blogging is another work at home job that can free you from the nine-to-five. Blogging involves creating free content and building a following of readers.

There’s quite a steep learning curve in blogging for profit and it can take anywhere from one to three years before you see any kind of success.

Blogging as a business involves three key areas that you’ll need to master:

  1. getting traffic
  2. Finding a product to sell
  3. building a list

One business model that’s very popular right now is turning your own experience or expertise into a course. In other words, creating your own product.

However, a better business model for beginning bloggers is selling affiliate products. A lot of work goes into creating your own product, whereas with affiliate products, the products are already there for you to sell. And many of them offer quite generous commissions (e.g. 30% to 50%).

The other advantage of affiliate products is that your eggs are not all in one basket. A successful affiliate marketer might have income streams coming from 30 different affiliate products. This level of diversification means your business has a more solid foundation than if your entire income comes from selling one product.

The core skills you’ll need to develop as a blogger are

  • building traffic
  • copywriting and marketing
  • list management

– Pros

  • Great for people who love writing and researching
  • Profits are potentially unlimited

– Cons

  • Lots of competition
  • Takes time to establish your presence
  • Steep learning curve

– Start a business as a Blogger and Affiliate Marketer

#25 – Local SEO Specialist

If you know how to rank your own content on page #1 of Google, you could start an SEO business from home. The best way to start an SEO business from home is to specialize in ‘Local SEO’.

Why do I say that?

Because with Local SEO you’re not competing with the entire Internet. Your competition is almost certainly going to be much smaller – the people in your town who know how to rank content on Google (probably only a handful of people).

Here are some facts that will work in your favor when you start a Local SEO business from home: 

  • Businesses in your area probably have no idea about SEO
  • They’re flat out running their businesses
  • They don’t have time to learn how to do SEO
  • They’ll be happy to pay someone to do it for them.

– Pros

  • Local businesses usually have no idea about SEO and don’t have the time to learn – they need your services
  • Low barrier to entry (very few setup costs)
  • Clients like to sit down face-to-face with an SEO specialist, so you’ll have an advantage over non-local SEO agencies trying to sell their services to the same clients.

– Cons

  • You will need to actively sell your services to local business
  • SEO is constantly changing, so you’ll need to stay informed

– Start a business in Local SEO

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#26 – Local Lead Gen

Local Lead Generation is also about Local SEO, but with an interesting twist: instead of selling your SEO services to local businesses, you sell the leads.

In a sense, this business model cuts out an unnecessary step. After all, a local business doesn’t want to be on Page #1 of Google just for the sake of it. It’s the leads they’re after.

What if you could get your own website ranked on Page #1 for the relevant terms (e.g. “plumber in San Diego”) and then sell the leads to plumbers in San Diego?

It makes sense, doesn’t it?

One of the downsides to providing SEO services is that you can months getting a local business to rank on Page #1 of Google and then they can simply drop you. All that work you did is now wasted.

But if you own the web property that generates the leads, no one can ever put you out of work. In that respect, Local Lead Generation is a smart move – instead of selling your time, you own a product, and that puts you in a stronger position.

– Pros

  • You’re selling a product not your time so the potential for scalability and growth is much greater than when you are selling your time
  • The time and effort you put in to rank a website on Google is never lost (as it is when a client ‘dumps’ you)

– Cons

  • You may need to investigate local laws about selling leads

– Start a business in Local Lead Gen

Customer Service

#27 – Remote Call Center

Remember the last time you rang the phone company about an issue with your phone service?

Or when you rang the insurance company to see if your premiums were up to date?

If you didn’t hear a lot of chatter in the background, chances are the person you spoke with was working from home.

As the service sector grows, more and more customer support reps are working from home.

All you need is to be a native speaker of the customers’ language, a computer or laptop, and a good internet connection.

– Pros

  • Oftentimes, you won’t need any previous experience
  • You will develop problem-solving skills

– Cons

  • Can be stressful – customers are often upset by the time they ring a call center

– Find Work as a Remote Call Center Worker

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#28 – Online Chat Agent

As online chat becomes increasingly mainstream in customer support, more and more jobs are becoming available in this area. And many of them are work-at-home positions.

Some online chat positions require background knowledge of a specific area. And many of them require that you can type a certain number of words per minute.

– Pros

  • Less stress than telephone customer support
  • You can do it from virtually anywhere in the world (with an internet connection)

– Cons

  • Without tone of voice to help you, it’s easier for misunderstandings to arise
  • Could be lonely and isolating
  • Patience and flexibility required, as customers can disappear from their computer in the middle of a chat session.

– Find Work as an Online Chat Agent

#29 – Virtual Receptionist

A virtual receptionist works remotely, performing the same tasks that an in-house receptionist would do – answering calls and connecting callers with the employees they need to speak with.

As companies try to cut costs, more and more openings are becoming available for virtual receptionists.

– Pros

  • Wear whatever you like (no dress code)
  • Save time, expense, and stress  commuting to a physical office

– Cons

  • If you’re someone who needs or enjoys having the social contact of co-workers, this kind of work could be lonely and isolating

– Find Work as a Virtual Receptionist

#30 – Virtual Travel Agent

If you love travel, you’ll probably enjoy helping other people put together their travel plans.

And as with many things, you can now do this remotely. That’s right: you can work from home as a remote travel agent.

In the age of Airbnb, Kayak, and Skyscanner, you might think that the days of travel agents are over.

But it’s not so. People are busy and they want help from someone who’s got a better overview and knows what the options are.

– Pros

  • Easy startup with very low costs to get started (all you need is a phone, computer, printer, and website)
  • Not wasting time in traffic as you commute back and forth from an office

– Cons

  • There’s a tendency to work longer hours than you would as an office employee
  • Takes self-discipline to establish boundaries between the demands of home and work

– Find Work as a Virtual Travel Agent

#31 – Amazon Remote Worker

In early 2019 Amazon announced that it was hiring 3,000 remote ‘customer service associates’.

As an Amazon Remote Worker, you help customers with issues like late packages, damaged items, promotions, and returns/refunds. Phone calls are the primary way Amazon remote workers assist customers, but email and chat may also be required.

Amazon customer service associates earn $15 an hour. These are part-time jobs with an expected 20-to-29-hour workweek. However, overtime pay is available, and employees will be eligible for healthcare benefits after 90 days of employment.

To qualify, you can’t live within 50 miles of an Amazon customer service location and you must live in one of the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

– Pros

  • Healthcare benefits after 90 days employment
  • Overtime pay is available

– Cons

  • Your location within the USA may disqualify you from being an Amazon Remote Worker

– Find Work as an Amazon Remote Worker

Testing, Surveys, Evaluating, etc

#32 – Search Engine Evaluator

Search Engine Evaluators examine search engine results and report on the relevance and usefulness of those results to the search query.

You may also be asked to evaluate ads displayed in search, on social media platforms.

This is one of the most popular work-at-home jobs at the moment.

– Pros

  • Pay is relatively high – $10 to $15 per hour
  • There are guidelines to follow, but once you learn them, it’s not hard work
  • Flexible schedule
  • It’s not phone work

– Cons

  • The guidelines are quite detailed and there are several testing stages to get through before you can start.
  • Can be difficult getting a full workload (i.e. more than 30 hours per week)
  • Most companies have a non-compete clause in the contract, which means you can’t do search engine evaluation for more than one company at a time

– Find Work as a Search Engine Evaluator

#33 – Website and App Testing

Website owners need objective feedback as to whether their site is user-friendly.

They need to know if their navigation, their design, their content, and their overall message is on target, or whether it’s confusing and making them lose money.

To test out websites and apps from home, you need to speak English fluently and be familiar with how Internet technology works. Minimum requirements are microphone and camera, and good broadband connection.

Typically, you download a screen/voice recording app and perform specific tasks while speaking out loud about your experience using the site or app.

– Pros

  • Work your own hours
  • Learn a lot about user experience and customer experience

– Cons

  • May not be a reliable source of income (the work tends to be sporadic)

– Find Work as a Website and App Tester

#34 – Online Surveys

Online companies need to know what the general public thinks and wants in relation to a particular topic.

This is why market research organizations will pay you to complete surveys where you give your opinions on specific questions relating to a product or service.

– Pros

  • No educational background or skills required 9other than conversational English)
  • Combines well with a regular job or another work-at-home job
  • Completely flexible – no minimum number of surveys or hours to complete per month

– Cons

  • Some of the hiring companies offer forms of payment other than cash (e.g. gist cards, products, etc)
  • Some survey companies have locations requirements – they will only accept survey takers from Australia, Canada, UK and US (i.e. native English speaking countries)

– Find Work doing Online Surveys

#35 – Test Grader/Scorer

As a test grader, you score aptitude tests and other standardized tests, such as the SAT and the ACT.

These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree or a degree in a particular subject, such as English.

Online scoring tends to be seasonal work that coincides with the intake of new students into courses, such as TESOL and English as a Second Language. So you would need to combine this with other work at home jobs.

You may be required to undertake 1 to 2 days training.

– Pros

  • Flexible hours based on time available

– Cons

  • Tends to be seasonal
  • Can be difficult getting enough hours

– Find Work as a Test Grader/Scorer


There’s never been a better time to start working from home.

Here are just some of the benefits of work-at-home jobs:

  • Save time because you’re not commuting
  • Save money on gas or bus/train tickets
  • Allows you to stay at home for health reasons
  • Combine remote work with caring for a loved one
  • Avoid office politics
  • Wear what you like
  • Work when you want to / need to

And here again are the 31 job types that allow you to work at home:

  • Proofreading
  • Transcriber
  • Freelance Editing
  • Translator
  • Freelance Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Coder/Programmer
  • Social Media Accounts Manager
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • English Tutor
  • Virtual Bookkeeper
  • Virtual Assistant      
  • Online Teacher
  • Dropshipping
  • Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA)
  • Selling on Etsy
  • Flipping Items on eBay
  • Blogging & Affiliate Marketing
  • Local SEO specialist          
  • Local Lead Generation
  • Remote Call Center Work
  • Online Chat Agent
  • Virtual Receptionist
  • Virtual Travel Agent
  • Amazon Remote Worker   
  • Search Engine Evaluator
  • Website and App Testing
  • Online Surveys
  • Test Grader/Scorer

I hope this article has helped you realize the opportunities waiting for you to work at home, avoid the rush hour, and work your own hours.

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