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Work From Home Jobs: 10 Ideas to Help You Start Your Search

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Work from home jobs is a dream for many people. Over 17 million Americans are working from home today, growing at an estimated 3% per year. If you work in most industries, there is a high probability that you can find freelance opportunities or even full-time positions that allow you to work from home. Job boards, Craig's List, and other directories are good places to start looking for work opportunities.

Here are 12 ideas to help you start your search. Tell us which one sounds the most interesting in the comments section at the end of this article.

Online Tutor

The tutor is an exciting profession in the education industry that provides many opportunities to those with a background in education. But it can also provide extreme value to those with no formal training or degree in teaching, as long as they have enough knowledge on a certain subject matter and management skills on how to teach people online through a website, video chat, or Skype.

Content Writer

Content writing is a universal skill that many companies need. Websites, blogs, and other types of content are always in demand. And the top 10% of best-paid jobs often require you to write content such as reports or create advertising materials or sales letters. There are plenty of opportunities open to you if you have a creative mind and can impress recruiters with your writing style.

Virtual Assistant (VA)

Virtual assistants work remotely and help people with their business tasks, while they do not have to sit in the same space as their clients physically. If you have administrative skills and can use tools like GoToMeeting, Microsoft Office, and other productivity applications, this is a great opportunity.


Even though many people worldwide learn English as their second language, the need for translators is still huge. If your native tongue is not English, but you are fluent in English and another language, there are plenty of opportunities open to you as a translator.

Researcher and Writer

Many companies need people to research various topics within certain sectors or industries and then write reports, white papers, or articles about them. Some clients will require that these documents be written in native languages other than English. This can be an interesting opportunity if you speak and write in more than one language.

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Customer Service Representative (CSR)

Whether it is technical help, assistance with customer purchases, or problems with existing products or services, you'll find plenty of opportunities to provide customer service from home. While some companies will require that you work from a physical location, many others are more flexible, and you'll find that it is necessary to sit down with the client at their location.

Human Resources Specialist

Most companies in the modern workplace require HR specialists to manage policies and procedures related to their employees. This job could be just right for you if you enjoy getting involved in various project management, sales, or marketing tasks.

Lender Agent

If you have good credit and have strong relationships with banks or financial institutions, there is a high probability that lending agents can be your next career move if you want to work from home. You must be able to work well with people and have a desire to help people out.

Presentation Designer

Suppose you have strong presentation skills and can take the information already provided to you and create a presentation that captivates your audience and brings your client's sales message home. In that case, this can be a great opportunity for you as long as you also know how to use graphics programs like Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.

Resume Writer

The job of a resume writer is simple – create resumes that get interviews for their customers, especially in the current economy where employers are more cautious about who they hire. Since several companies need resumes, you'll find plenty of opportunities.


If you don't see anything that interests you, that doesn't mean there aren't any other opportunities available to you. Just take a moment and think about what circumstances and situations lead you to want to work from home. What kinds of jobs would be right for you? How much do you want to earn? What kind of data entry jobs can I do online? How much money can I make as a virtual assistant?

You'll find the answers when you think about your situation and consider the types of businesses or industries that might be able to use your skills in a remote working environment.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Loretta Osakwe Awosika

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