30 Best Work from Home Jobs
I will show you 30 best work from home jobs that pay $15 and more per hour. I have good experience with most of the jobs. And I have done good research on other work from home jobs.
So don’t worry as all these jobs are 100% legit.
1. Paid Online Surveys
Paid online surveys are an excellent way to get paid and earn extra income from home. Fill in a paid survey online and earn money for giving your valuable opinion.
Taking surveys will not earn you enough money to give up your job, but it’ll give you some extra money to spend, depending on the time you are willing to invest on it.
It’s easy to make $1000-$2000 per month if you work with legit survey companies. Check my payment proof from one of the survey site.
Personally, I have been part of paid online survey panels since early 2004 and have seen both the good and the bad that the survey industry has to offer.
Blogging is one of the hottest work from home jobs in the world right now. Irrespective of age group, be it Generation X or Millennial, both of these demographics equally love to blog.
Blogging is nothing but writing about your favorite things. Everyone has some passion or they are expertise in something. You can write your experiences, ideas or some tips or on your blog.
Starting a blog is damn easy today. Even a 10 years kid can start a blog. You can start a free blog but if you have some budget (less than $75) then you can start a self-hosted blog with this guide.
Self-hosted blog with WordPress is best as compare to free blog. You can setup a blog for just $75 or low.
I have been blogging since 2010 and made more than $1 million just from blogging. At present, I make $20,000 per month from blogging.
3. Affiliate Marketing
I know you’ve heard affiliate marketing many times before. Still it is one of the best ways to earn enormous amount of money by working from home.
In affiliate marketing, you become an affiliate partner with a merchant or network. You promote the products of that merchant and get paid when there is some desired action.
You will get paid for each sale or a free signup on the merchant site through your promotion.
There are many ways to do affiliate marketing. One of the best way is through blogging. Other ways include promoting through PPC ads, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram or email marketing etc.
An affiliate marketer can earn $2000+ per month. You need to understand affiliate marketing and learn a lot about affiliate marketing.
You can follow blogs of super affiliates and attend affiliate summits to become a good affiliate marketer.
You can refer these posts to know more about this.
4. Data entry jobs from home
Just want to bust two great myths about data entry work.
First one is there are no legit data entry work online. This is not true because I will give you a list of data entry companies offering various kinds of jobs at the end of this paragraph.
Second myth is you don’t make enough money with data entry jobs. False! According to BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in 2018 data entry workers made anything around $30,000 – $45,000 annually.
Here are various data entry jobs and the websites where you can find these jobs.
- Copy and Paste Work
- Formatting files using MS Word and MS Excel
- Converting clients digital/Image files into Word Documents
- Tracking inventory and shipments by entering data into Excel
So doing data entry work from home there is both, plenty of work that is available and enough money to make.
5. Amazon Work from Home Jobs
Amazon Turk is an Amazon company and it’s a platform that gives you an opportunity to make some extra money.
Mturk provides you tasks on the behalf of various companies that you need to complete and submit them.
However Mturk is not for everyone because you have to first qualify for these tasks. Usually tasks are called HITs or Human Intelligence Task which are a piece of work that you need to complete on time.
You can find more than a millions HITs anytime in mTurk. Here are some of examples of real HITS. You can see the name of the company, title of the HIT, number of HITs and rewards you receive to complete 1 HIT.
For each HIT you get paid around 5 to 10 cents however for Surveys and transcription HITs you get paid more. However, for higher paying HITs you have to qualify first, only then you will be allowed to take them.
There are high chances that you might get rejected by the company.
If you are able to complete 200-300 HITs daily then you can earn around $20 – 30 everyday. And for 5000 HITs you can easily make $400 per week.
Transcriptionist job is one of the most popular work from home jobs and is readily available in USA. You will listen to audio files and convert it into a word document.
Usually there are two types of medical transcription jobs, medical and legal. However, most of the time, it’s medical.
Medical transcriptionist is not that easy. It is because you need some sort of training and experience transcribing various audio files.
The work includes
- Listening and typing dictations from doctors with thick accents and slur words.
- Some of the documents are medical files, voice mail messages, legal files, phone call recordings, conference calls, memos etc.
The skills that you require are
- Great listening skills.
- Total control over the language and familiarity with medical and legal jargon.
- Typing speed of over 60 words per minute.
However earning potential and job opportunities are really great.
A medical transcriptionist can easily make up to $20 per hour. According to BLS, in 2016 median hourly income of transcriptionists was $17.17 and national median wage was $35,720 annually.
You can find jobs through local hospitals, physician, community college etc. Some of the popular sites to find Medical transcription jobs are-
7. Medical Coder
Medical coder’s job is very similar to medical transcriptionist’s job but with a slight difference. Transcriptionists listen to physicians’ or their audio/video tape and then write down codes based on that, however a medical coder get their information from reading patient’s reports.
Medical coders are required to read patient charts to ascertain his/her medical history like diagnoses and treatments already given.
Based on charts and reports a medical coder will establish medical codes to transcribe patients history into a “shorthand” type of writing used by health care providers and insurance companies.
Just like medical transcriptionists job medical coding also require certain skill sets and some prior job experience. Entry level positions require completion of a certificate or an associate’s degree program in medical billing and coding.
A medical coder can earn $17 an hour and an annual salary of $35,000 – $38,000 depending upon the company.
Opportunities are available for both work-from-home and on site.
8. Translator and Interpreter
A translator’s job is to convert documents or videos from one language to another through speaking or writing.
Some of the languages that are in great demand are Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, German, Russian etc. You also need strong knowledge of US English with great grammar and spelling skills.
You can be a either bilingual or multi lingual translator depending upon the knowledge of different languages.
Translator’s job is spread across various industries like scientific, technical services, educational services, hospitals, government etc.
Most of the translators in United States work from home and are self employed.
Their median wage can be $46,000 – $80,000 annually and up to $20 for an hour.
9. Freelance Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Copywriting
Freelance writing jobs have taken internet by storm. Today, moms, retirees, college students can work as a freelance writer and earn enough money from the comfort of their home.
If you can write without grammatical mistakes then there is no dearth of opportunities.
However, the income you generate will depend upon the quality of your writings and the website you are writing for.
Freelance writing can be
- Web content writing
- Ghost writing,
- Technical writing,
- Business writing,
- Newspaper writing etc
- Editing and Proofreading
For each word you can make anything from $0.10 – $1. So if you wrote a 1000 words article then you can earn $100 – $1000 for just one article.
According to BLS, in 2018 writers median income was around $60,000 annually.
10. Writer – Book, Magazine, Novel, Columns
Being a professional writer is very different than a freelance writer. Freelance writers write for online websites but a professional writer writes a book, columns in magazines and newspaper.
Moreover, there is an anonymity attached with freelance writing work however professional writers are well known by their readers.
In short, freelance writers are not in mainstream and just limited to online world. On the other hand professional writers are covered by mainstream media.
As a writer you can write a book, a novel and columns for reputed newspaper and magazines.
A writer earns way more than a freelance writer. In 2016, top writers across US earned $125,000+ annually.
11. Online Tutoring Jobs
Online tutoring is another best opportunity for college students, work-at-home moms & freelancers to make some extra money in part time.
If you work even 2-3 hours daily, you can easily earn $2000-$3000 per month with online tutoring jobs.
You can choose a subject of your expertise and conduct an hour long session through video calling. Some of the subjects are
Math, Physics, History, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Languages like English, German, Japanese etc, Literature, Law, Sociology
However, you must have some past experience with teaching or tutoring. For an hour long session you get paid $15 – $20 depending upon the site you join.
You can find 25 more websites for online tutoring jobs here.
12. Coaching or Training Center
If you can’t teach online then you can do the same thing offline by starting a coaching center or an academy right in your home.
What you can do is gather children from your neighborhood and start teaching them in batches. You can teach high school subjects like Mathematics or Science.
In one batch, 10 students are enough; you can take classes for 2 to 3 batches daily. Once you establish yourself, you can expand.
You hardly need any money to start a coaching center. However, you do need to spread a word about your coaching center in your area.
13. Micro Jobs from Home – Fiverr
I don’t think I need to tell you about Fiverr. It is the best place for freelancers who are looking for micro jobs.
Micro Jobs are small piece of work like designing a logo, fixing code, writing articles, animation and videos, marketing etc.
On Fiverr a gig is bought in every 5 seconds. Until now over 25 million projects have been completed.
You can join as a seller and offer your services according to your expertise. For each gig you can make from $5 up to $10,000.
So join now and start offering your services.
14. Poll Taker/Survey
Poll Taker job is quite similar to survey jobs. Here, you conduct a poll on various topics such as politics, religion, entertainment, consumer goods etc.
For example, in election season, most of the questionnaire will be pertaining to politics.
You will have to answer just 5 to 10 simple questions depending upon the length of the poll. Polls are very easy to complete, requiring elementary knowledge of English.
The job is very flexible and you can do anytime in a day. You just need a computer with an Internet connection.
You are paid depending upon the length of a survey. Usually they pay you $1 – $25 for taking a poll.
Join PaidViewpoint.com to start earning as a poll taker.
15. Paid Expert
Give expert advice to people online on various topics and make money.
You have to be master of your domain before you offer expert advice to people. You can give advice on topics like business, cars, health, pets, law, career, tech etc.
If people love your advice then you will be paid by the company for giving your expertise.
You can work 2 to 3 hours a day and easily make $500 – $1000 in a month.
16. Mystery shopper
Big corporations and companies need you to know what end users are thinking about their products and services given by different stores across the country.
They hire mystery shoppers who will find out people’s opinion about their shopping experiences. As a mystery shopper you need to perform tasks like eating in a restaurant, buying products, test a service, drive a car etc.
One important skill you must have for becoming a mystery shopper is being a good writer.
For online mystery shopping you can make $3 – $5 in just 10 to 15 minutes. For offline, you can earn $20 – $100 but it can take 3 to 4 hours.
An average mystery shopper can make up to $800 a month.
17. Get paid to Write Reviews
Writing reviews can be considered as a full time work from home job. You write reviews for a movie, a new restaurant you’d just visited, or a hotel/resort you stayed in or on a new website etc.
You can write reviews for various websites, online magazines, newspapers and other online journals. Here you can work from home independently and submit your finished work through email.
Reviewers earn money depending upon their experience and the website/newspaper they are writing for. On average they can make $30,000 – $50,000 a year.
You can look online or in newspaper for finding a reviewing job.
18. Earning Money through Smartphones
You can make money using your smartphone. There are numerous money making apps that can help you earn money while you are having fun.
You just have to install these apps on your phone and complete simple tasks. When you complete a task you get paid depending upon the app you installed.
Here are some of the apps and their earnings.
- Shopkick – Up to $2
- Google Opinion Reward – $0.25 – $1
- Rewardable – $5 – $20
- Gigwalk – $5 – $20
- Check Points – NIL
19. Search Engine Evaluators
Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo evolves on day to day basis. Each company faces tough competition from the peers. So for staying ahead they want to give users with best search results.
Hence, whenever they update their search algorithms they ask you to perform searches for a list of keywords. And in return you give them feedback about quality and accuracy of the search results.
You can read this article to get more info on search engine evaluator.
20. Internet Researcher Jobs from Home
Internet researcher’s job can include following tasks
- Research about a product or service,
- A trend or phenomenon
- Gather statistics
- Understanding Market etc
You will be assigned a project, you have to finish on time and submit it online.
There is one caveat for Internet researcher’s job, it is for people who have prior experience in marketing possessing great analytical skills. Join Ask Wonder to start as internet researcher.
21. Website Tester/Evaluator
Website tester job’s is lot easier than Internet researcher’s. Here you just have to test a website for its performance like loading time, User Interface features, site navigation, content, functioning on mobile devices etc.
It will take 20 minutes to 30 minutes to test a website.
You can earn $12 – $15 for writing reviews, $10 – $12 for giving feedbacks, $30 – $50 for answering via Skype.
22. Selling Photos
You can earn money from your smartphones again. Here you can take professional photographs from your smartphone and sell them online on websites like Shutterstock, Fotolia, iStock Photo etc.
You do not even have to buy a camera because smartphones’ incorporate professional cameras into their phone.
These websites are willing to pay you $0.25 to $30 for each photo.
23. Call Agents – CSR, Tech support
Instead of working from an office, now Customer Support Agents can assist customers by working from the comfort of their home.
Earlier companies used to outsource customer support overseas, but now they are contracting to individuals like you and me within the country.
This is a growing industry with a promising future. You require a computer, specific software and other equipments for taking and answering calls.
Here you are paid on the minute basis rather by the hour. On average a call agents who work from home earn $30,000 – $36,000 annually.
24. Chat/Email Support
When it comes to customer support, companies don’t want to leave any stone unturned.
Today, apart from conventional channel like phone call, almost every major company is reaching out to their customers through online chat.
Many of these chat support agents do their work from home. Similarly, they also hire agents who can communicate via email.
You get paid $5 to $10 for an hour.
25. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistant jobs are for real and in great demand.
As a virtual assistant your role will be assisting managers and executives with tasks like bookkeeping work, organizing files, answering phones, managing calendars, writing articles etc.
You will also be asked to do certain one-off type of jobs from time to time.
You need a great communication skill, excellent writing skills and complete knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Google Apps, Dropbox etc.
This work can be done online from your home (online work from home) and earn $18 – $20 for an hour.
26. Social Media Managers and Moderators
Social media managers and moderators are responsible for managing social media platforms and different online forums.
Your job is to assist people, respond to their comments and feedback, delete inappropriate comments, manage threads on forums etc.
Social media moderator can make $10 – $15 per hour by working from home.
27. An Agent – Real Estate/Travel Agent
Very profitable business if you are living in a Metropolitan city. People with contacts can become Realty Agents and broker deals.
As an agent you earn commission from each ends, the person who wants to sell and the guy who wants to buy. Initially you can start this business from home.
28. Mail Order Business
Mail Order business or direct mail marketing is another great way to work from home & earn money offline.
You promote a product through mass mailing and buyer places an order by mail.
You just need some envelope, stamps, other stationery items, and printing fees as an initial investment.
29. Home Massage Parlor
You give massage service in your home. You will advertise in newspaper and customers will come at your doorsteps for the service.
If you are a trained and professional masseuse or masseur then you can start a small spa or parlor in your home with minimum investment.
You can make huge profits.
Expertise in any given field, like education, business, career, human resource, realty, accountancy etc can make you a good consultant. You can consult from your home office via Skype.
For each appointment or session you charge a fee.
So this was the list of most comprehensive and relevant 30 work from home jobs. You can also look for 40 international work from home jobs and make more money.