The 6 Best Jobs for Working from Home
Make money without leaving your bed
Have you ever dreamed of working in your pajamas or having your dog or kids by your side all day? Well, the Internet has answered your prayers--working remotely has never been so doable. (You’re no dummy, but always keep an eye out for gigs that seem too good to be true.) Here, six jobs that are great for working from home.
This one is less a full-time job than a simple way to earn a little extra each month. Website testers, who spend about 15 minutes on new sites determining whether or not they’re intuitive and easy to navigate, earn $10 to $15 per test. Some dedicated testers take home up to $200 per month.
You know when you’re on a website and it asks you to take a survey and you usually just say no and close the window? People make pretty good money doing those. Depending on the length of the survey, you can make up to $50 for each one you take.
Search Engine Evaluator
For $10 to $15 an hour, you’ll receive search terms (think: “work from home jobs”) from companies like Google and Yahoo and be tasked with looking up the terms on their sites to determine whether the results they provide meet your needs. An added bonus, you’ll probably gain a whole lot of useless information in the process.
OK, so obviously you have to be fluent in a language other than English, but virtual translators make a median hourly rate of $20 per hour translating audio files or documents. It’s a nice way to keep up with those Spanish skills you worked so hard to acquire.
Find translator jobs on LanguageLine Solutions.
The beauty of being a virtual assistant is that you can tailor the job to your skill set, and since you’re working from home (not limited by geographical boundaries), you’re more likely to find someone looking for an assistant with your exact, unique abilities. Wages depend on the client, but are typically between $10 and $15 per hour.
Find virtual assistant jobs on Zirtual.
Customer Service Representative
Wages of $8 to $18 dollars an hour are the norm for full or part time positions in customer service. Of course, you have to love talking on the phone and have a whole lot of patience for others.
Find customer service representative jobs on Women for Hire.