It wasn’t so long ago that jobs with “work from home” in the title were largely centered around stuffing things into envelopes and elaborate get rich schemes which hardly ever got you rich. If you wanted to earn money, you couldn’t do it from the comfort of your own sofa.
Not any more. The internet and the constant drive for ever quicker speeds means that working from home is not only accessible, it is fast becoming something akin to normal, as opposed to a novelty across the country.
So, what if you want to start working from home as well? Here are six of the best work-from-home jobs.
The 2007 American Community Survey found that there were approximately 51 million people living in the US who spoke both English and another language. If you are one of the 18 percent of citizens who are bilingual, then why not turn that skill into working from home as a translator? Companies are often searching for translations for both word and audio files and documents and will pay good money for you to do so without even needing to get out of your dressing gown.
Call center representative
When you phone to order something or make a complaint, you probably imagine a huge office packed with cubicles and hundreds of people manning the phones. Truth is, that is an outdated view of how call centers work these days. Plenty of companies now employ call center representatives to work from home, meaning that their business can avoid all the expense that comes with running a huge office and can their support staff American-based which is particularly important given the number of customers who say they hate offshore call centers.
Tech support representative
It isn’t just call center representatives who are working from home, but tech support representatives as well. Exactly the same reasons apply as to why this is another job that is increasingly being offered as a work-from-home position with the employment rate in home-based tech support reps expected to increase by 12 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Medical Billing and Coding
Best Medical Billing Coding involves using appropriate codes to files claims on behalf of a medical services providers with insurance companies or patients. It’s quick and easy to train in the industry and with lots of medical providers now outsourcing their billing and coding, it means you can work from home on a shoestring budget, putting in as few or many hours as you want.
You never need set foot in a school or college to teach these days. With the ever-improving quality of video calling services such as Skype, it is now possible to hold a schooling or tutoring session over the internet with a student who could be on the other side of the world who will pay you handsomely for the privilege.
Always fancied yourself as a bit of a wordsmith? Being a writer has never been easier. It takes 30 seconds to set up a blog which, if enough people are interested in and you can push it high enough in the search engines rankings, can soon be monetized. You can even self-publish books for people to buy for their Amazon Kindle’s.