How to Make a Living From Home: 6 (Legit) Online Job Ideas

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The internet offers us many ways to make money from the comfort of our own homes. If you want to know how to make a living from home, here are 6 legitimate online job ideas.

Are you a stay at home parent looking to make some extra money? Or maybe you want a second source of income to supplement your main source? Or perhaps you want to get out of the 9-to-5 grind that many of us fall victim to?

Whatever the case may be, you might be wondering how to make a living from home. One of the best and largest-growing opportunities for you to make money at home is through online job opportunities.

While there are a myriad of legitimate online options, you have to be wary of scams and traps. Explore the best and most legitament work-from-home jobs below.

 

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  1. Run a Blog

If you have a particular passion along with the ability to write blog posts and take nice pictures, running a blog could be the perfect job opportunity for you. Some of the most popular blog topics include:

  • Parenting
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Photography
  • Fitness/Health
  • Finance
  • Business

These are just some examples of blog themes, but it could be about anything. Passionate about reading? Start a book blog. Have some tech experience? Start a tech review blog.

Whatever you choose, starting a blog can be a great way to make money online. Once you grow your readership, you can make a full income simply from your blog. This money can be made through sponsored blog posts, affiliate programs, advertisements, and even selling your own products.

You can start a blog for free on sites like WordPress, or pay a little extra for added benefits for only a few dollars a month. Check out more information on blogging and how to make money from it on our website.

 

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  1. Freelance Writing Jobs

Continuing on the idea of writing, there are a number of freelance writing jobs that you can do online. Look on freelance writing job boards to find people who are looking for writers of all experience levels who are knowledgeable on a variety of topics.

These job boards and websites are reliable places to find postings looking for a writer just like you to write everything from website copy to blog posts to technical pamphlets. Use your writing experience or your long-lost English degree to make a good amount of money writing online.

 

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  1. Take Online Surveys

Perhaps writing isn’t your thing and you’re looking for something with a lower commitment. If that sounds like you, providing your opinion through online surveys could be a great way to make money online.

There are a few different online websites you can sign up for that will pay you to take surveys on topics ranging from your opinion on toothpaste brands to your opinion on politics.

You can be compensated with money, gift cards, free/discounted products, etc. This is an excellent way to make a living at home since it can be done anywhere and fit into anyone’s schedule.

Only have a little time in between your kid’s nap and going grocery shopping? You can squeeze in a few surveys and make money during that window in a way you might not be able to with other jobs.

 

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  1. Work for a Call Center

If you’re comfortable on the phone and have a quiet home environment, you can work for a call center from your house. Call centers serve businesses that can’t have people manning phones for their customers at all time.

Customers or potential customers will call a number and that number will go through the call center and be re-routed to your phone. You’ll be responsible for organizing information, speaking with customers, answering questions, providing information, and representing both the company and the call center.

You may have to invest in some equipment before you can start, but this is a career path that can make significant money from home while also providing opportunities for advancement.

 

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  1. Transcription Services

If you’re a fast typer, you could turn that skill into a career. Journalists, doctors, and scholars often have audio recordings of interviews and notes that they need to be transcribed.

If you’re a fast typer with good computer skills, you can become a transcriptionist for these types of professionals. You’ll listen to records and transcribe them into written documents. This requires both impeccable typing skills as well as listening comprehension.

It helps if you have a background in the subject that you’re transcribing to get into that particular industry. You may also need transcriptionist training before you can get started, which would require an initial investment of time and money before you can make money.

You can do this from home as long as you have a computer and headphones.

 

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  1. Online Tutoring/Teaching

If you’re skilled in a certain area or discipline, you can use this knowledge to provide tutoring or lessons online.

This provides opportunities for all kinds of people with different skills and knowledge to make money online. Have a degree in physics? Use it to provide physics tutoring for students of all ages. Know how to play an instrument? Start offering online lessons. Do you know a few different languages? Teach students through online schools and tutoring services.

You can either start your own online business offering tutoring and/or lessons, or you can look up tutoring websites that are hiring educators.

How to Make a Living From Home: 6 Legitimate Job Options

Working from home has a number of benefits: you can wear pajamas all day, save money from not having a commute, take care of your kids, make your own schedule, and make great money doing something you love.

So if you were wondering how to make a living from home, hopefully, you aren’t wondering anymore after reading this article. One of these six job ideas could be your future career path to help you make money from the comfort of your own home.

If you have any other questions or want more information, don’t hesitate to check out our online business blog.

Akoli

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Posted on: August 16, 2018, by :

6 thoughts on “How to Make a Living From Home: 6 (Legit) Online Job Ideas

  1. Hey!

    Being into creating multiple streams of income I like this blog post a lot. It has some ideas I came across earlier but also some ones that I read for the first time (Transcription Services). Your article is well written and factual but it would even be greater if you highlighted or linked some example websites/companies that actually offer these services!

    Thanks and enjoy

    simon

    1. Hi Simon

      I’m happy to learn that you ‘re into creating multiple streams of income and thrilled that you liked my blog post a lot. Yes, some of the ideas developed here could also be found elsewhere, as there’s nothing new under the sun. But just as you I read for the first time (Transcription Services), that could be an innovation. I’m taking seriously your suggestion to highlight or linked some examples/ websites/companies that actually offer these services! This will be done very soon. Thank you for your visit. I hope you will come back again soon!

      Thanks and enjoy

      simon

  2. Hi, Akoli
    A great article about how to work at home, I like to work from home, but I have been looking for that for a long time, and this article shows me a six job ideas to do that.
    I will try them out.
    Thank you for your excellent article.
    Best regards
    S.A

    1. Hi, Salomon,

      Thanks for liking my article about how to work at home. Yes, working from home is important, and if this article shows you six job ideas to do that, then I can only be happy.

      Please try them out.

      Thank you for your visit.

      Best regards

      Akoli

  3. Glad I found your article because I was looking for various streams of income so I can live totally free without any boss, being my own boss. Do you know if freelancing pays much? What would be the range of $$ approximately that I can estimate to gain as a freelancer? Thank you for sharing these cool simple ideas!

    Audrey

    1. Hi Audrey,

      I’m thrilled that you found my article of value to you for various streams of income so that you can live totally free without any boss, being your own boss. Who wouldn’t want to work for themselves? And how can you best work for yourself if you don’t know how to earn online?

      Yes, freelancing pays much, depending on the work you do. Check this out. ? Concerning what would be the range of $$ approximately that you can estimate to gain as a freelancer, know that in most countries, freelancers earn more than average workers. Read about it here.

      I look forward to seeing you here again.

      Akoli

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