Tired of a crushing work schedule with more Zoom, video, and phone calls than you can handle? Here are 12 ideas for work at home jobs that will get you off video and back to your life.
If numbers and organization excite you, then bookkeeping may be right up your alley. Help business owners organize and input their monthly income and expenses. Some of these companies do require experience or an accounting degree to apply. If that sounds like you, check this career out for more details.
2. Chat Agents
Do you enjoy assisting people, but prefer not to be on the phone? Provide customer service details via live chat and email. Most of these companies require individuals to be proficient typists with excellent spelling and grammar.
From blog posts and newsletters to articles and advertising copy, people are always looking for talented writers. You can search for jobs on some of the major freelance sites (like Upwork or Fiverr) or check out this ultimate list of paid writing gigs. As more and more websites launch, content creators can pitch bloggers and companies with blogs who always need fresh new content.
Short tasks or micro-tasks are just what they sound like – jobs that take a short time to complete, often only minutes. Payouts and functions (watching videos, surfing the web, testing websites, internet searches, etc.) vary greatly. Use websites like Appen.com, Fiverr.com and Upwork.
Do you have excellent listening skills? Are you a fast and accurate typist? Then help businesses transcribe audio files into written documents.
Do you have an eagle eye? Do typos drive you crazy? Then consider working from home as a proofreader. Most positions are freelance, which means you have a flexible schedule, and you can take on as much work as you’re able to handle.
If you love working online, consider working as a community moderator. In these positions, you’ll oversee forums, online groups, and social media accounts to ensure that rules are being followed, questions are being answered, and spam and junk content are being removed.
Did you know companies will pay good money to ensure their websites are user-friendly? It’s true. While you’re not going to get rich completing website audits, it is a flexible and straightforward way to make extra cash. You don’t need a phone to complete these assignments, but you will need a laptop with a webcam and microphone to record your findings.
Do you have excellent written communication skills? Then consider working from home as a social media content specialist. As a social media manager, you’ll be managing companies’ social media accounts, curating content, and providing customer service online.
Do you love surfing the web? Are you great at finding the needle in the haystack? Then consider working as an internet researcher. In this role, you’ll be completing research tasks for various individuals, companies, and businesses.
11. Online Tutor
Are you a math whiz? Or anything whiz for that matter? Tutoring can be an excellent home-based business opportunity, especially for those people who have extensive knowledge of a subject, such as a college student who is majoring in English, a school teacher, or a person who is fluent in a foreign language. Ok this does require in-person or video meetings but there are lots of opportunities for tutoring if you’re looking to start a business or just create a side hustle.
Do you have an eye for execution and detail? Then maybe working as a freelance image reviewer or editor is your calling. These positions require some experience but are perfect for individuals with a creative flair, and they can be completed 100 percent online.
Create Something New
This is just a glimpse of some of the work-at-home jobs and opportunities that don’t require you to be on Zoom or the phone all day. No matter what you choose, building your online presence will be an important part of landing your next work from home job. For some more ideas, check out our job search resources and grab our newsletter here.