The ability to work from home is not only a necessity for some but is often a privilege. Most think that being able to find a job that allows one to work from home requires special skills and education. This is not the case. There are a number of jobs out there that just about anyone can do where just a basic amount of training is required.
Freelance writing is becoming a norm in the writing industry. Blogs are now a popular way of connecting people with similar interests whether it is in cooking, politics, nature, etc. You can start by guest posting and work your way up to writing articles for magazines or as a staff writer. Obviously, you must have a talent for putting words down on paper that others enjoy reading. You also need to know what you are writing about. If you don’t fully understand or know the subject, it will show in your piece.
- Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants complete a range of tasks including document filing, social media management, email management, assisting in writing eBooks, etc. They are pretty much a personal assistant, but virtual, so you will need good communication and research skills as well as technology skills.
- Google Rater/Web Researcher
This is a new area that is quickly becoming popular. Websites need to be rated and analyzed. You need a basic knowledge of the internet and web pages. You must also follow certain guidelines that will depend on the company you work for.
- Crowd Worker
Companies provide tasks for others to complete. This is where crowd workers or micro task workers come in. They are usually paid per task. The directions on how to complete the task are included in the task guidelines, so not many skills are usually required.
- Website Tester
Website testers explore websites to make sure links work and the site flows smoothly. You will need some tech savvy and know how to use headphones.
- Customer Service
Companies are turning to at home customer service representatives to help customers. You will likely need to have good technological skills on top of excellent customer service skills for this position.
- Telephone Researcher/Freelance Researcher
Researchers need an eye for detail and patience. Telephone researchers need to be skilled in conversation since the phone is how they do the job. The type and size of projects they work on will vary depending on the company.
Read these other articles to learn about work from home opportunities:
- 6 Steps to Finding a Job Where You Can Work Remotely
- 51 Essential Services Virtual Assistants Can Do
- Learn How to Start a Nonprofit Organization
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