Being able to work from home and not have to go to the office can be a dream for many.
When there is no commute involved, you have complete flexibility and have the chance to work from anywhere and at any time. As long as you are getting the work done, then it is all good.
The thing with work from home jobs is that ones that are legitimate and really pay can be quite hard to come by. You may see these kinds of jobs advertised but really they are for multi-level marketing companies and can be commission based, meaning that it can be a lot of work for very little reward.
So what are the best roles to be looking for? Here are some of the top jobs that pay well and that you can do from home full-time or as a side-hustle. Are there any others that you would add to the list?
1. Virtual Assistant
If you are organized, have a love for all things social media and blogging, and can work your way around a computer well, then becoming a VA, or virtual assistant can be a great idea.
With any small business owners, bloggers, and influencers looking for assistance with their workload, there can be plenty of work, even if it means working for a few different people each week.
2. Social Worker
Working as a social worker isn’t necessarily home-based (although a lot of the admin will be). But it is a job that will involve meeting people in their homes or even going into schools or care homes to help.
So if getting out of an office and helping people is what you are looking to do, this could be the thing for you. If you haven’t got much knowledge or experience in this area then you could always look to do an advanced online masters of social work degree to bring you up to speed.
If a change of career is calling you, then it is worth looking into, for sure.
3. Travel Agent
Being a lover of travel and wanting to help people find good deals is something that can be easily done from home; all you need is a phone and a computer with the internet.
There are many companies that want remotely based employees to screen calls, answer questions, and help people to find flights or accommodation.
4. Property Manager
With the rise of sites like AirBnb, it has made it so much easier for people to rent out homes or rooms and then manage them themselves. This could be something that you could do for your own home, or even advertise your services to others.
If they’re away a lot and renting out their home, the people will need someone to show the renters in and talk them through everything. So why couldn’t that be you?
5. Childcare Provider
If you love children and babies, then opening up your home to work as a childminder or nanny can be a great way to work from home, especially if you have kids of your own. There can be an element of red-tape for registering when it comes to childcare, but it is all pretty straightforward.