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138 Work At Home Jobs You Can Do Online

An increasing number of people are looking for work at home jobs you can do online. There are a number of reasons:

  • As people get more powerful computers and faster broadband it becomes viable to work from home
  • Working from home can offer flexibility in hours and which days you work
  • During COVID a job you can do online from home is safer than commuting.

There are so many legitimate working-from-home jobs it surprises a lot of people. Therefore, when you look at the list below I suspect you will identify a few jobs or services you can provide.

Offering your skills online requires a set of skills to reassure people you are the best person to complete the job. These are:

  1. Reliability
  2. Communication
  3. Independence
  4. Initiative
  5. Collaboration
  6. Organisation

Working for others or be self-employed?

Self-employment can appear a little daunting if you haven’t done it before. Therefore, perhaps you will be happier employed by a company who assign tasks to you. If this is the case, you can ask the company you work for to contribute toward your office costs.

Perhaps you will decide to go self-employed and work from home as your experience increases. This enables you to work for multiple agencies or start working with clients directly. 

Remote Working Jobs

Graphic & Design Skills

Some lucky people have a precious gift, the ability to create art. If you use graphic design software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, there are a multitude of remote job opportunities.

  • Logo Design
  • Brand Style guides
  • Business Cards & Stationery
  • Illustrations
  • Flyers & Brochures
  • Packaging Design
  • Social Media Design
  • Books and Album Covers
  • Portraits & Caricatures
  • Web & Mobile Design
  • Invitations
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • T-Shirts & Merchandise
  • Gaming Backgrounds & Concepts
  • Animated gifs

Video

The cost of video production is reducing as the equipment comes down in price. The result is people are making millions of hours of video. Video producers may require someone to provide “post-production” services. This enhances the video and can be provided by someone working remotely.

  • Whiteboard & Animated Explainers
  • Logo Animation
  • Intros & Outros
  • Short Video Ads
  • Character Animation

Digital Marketing

This is an area close to my heart. I started my first digital marketing job in 1997, working for a major record label in London. Back then, it was a very specialised job since there were few people who did it.

The explosion in websites, social media, blogs, videos and online chats has provided many new work at home jobs online. Many of them require experience. However, others get outsourced to people working at home. 

  • Social Media Marketing
  • SEO
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Content Marketing
  • Podcast Marketing
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Crowdfunding
  • SEM
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Surveys
  • Web Analytics
  • Book & eBook Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Community Management
  • Local SEO
  • Domain Research
  • E-Commerce Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing & Advertising
  • Music Promotion
  • Web Traffic

Writing & Translations

There has never been more written content than there is today. Websites, blogs and social media require gargantuan amounts of content. This blog alone contains many original posts. I write them on a Google doc, edited, checked then transferred into a WordPress.

I enjoy writing so it’s not a chore for me. However, for many people writing is difficult or time consuming. They would rather outsource jobs to people who can write quickly and accurately.

Grammar is still important. Many people use ‘Text Spk’ when communicating with friends or family. However, if you’re writing for others then you must have a good grasp of grammar. Like anything else, you can improve this by taking refresher courses or using a service such as Grammerly.

  • Articles & Blog Posts
  • Translation
  • Proofreading & Editing
  • Website Content
  • Book & eBook Writing
  • Brand Voice & Tone
  • UX Writing
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Technical Writing
  • LinkedIn Profiles
  • White Papers
  • Podcast Writing
  • Case Studies
  • Social Media Copy
  • Ad Copy
  • Sales Copy
  • Press Releases
  • Product Descriptions
  • Scriptwriting
  • Book Editing
  • Email Copy
  • Speechwriting
  • Business Names & Slogans
  • Creative Writing
  • eLearning Content Development
  • Beta Reading
  • Grant Writing
  • Transcripts
  • Legal Writing
  • Online Language Lessons
  • Research & Summaries

Music & Audio

Similar to art, being able to write music isn’t a job everyone can do. The good news is that, as you can see in the list, not every job in music or audio requires the skill to play an instrument. You can do audio editing using specialised software.

You can offer Voice Overs if you feel you have a distinctive voice. Consider recording audio files at home and sending them to clients using services such as Dropbox.

  • Voice Over
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Producers & Composers
  • Singers & Vocalists
  • Session Musicians
  • Online Music Lessons
  • Songwriters
  • Beat Making
  • Podcast Editing
  • Audiobook Production
  • Audio Ads Production
  • Sound Design
  • DJ Drops & Tags
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Music Transcription
  • Vocal Tuning
  • Jingles & Intros

Programming And Technology

These jobs require programming skills. Don’t let this put you off. Even basic programming skills will be useful. And doing some of the basic work at home jobs online will give you the chance to build up your experience.

If you are a programmer then you are likely familiar with remote working. Many jobs in the computer industry are moving online, making remote working more common.

  • WordPress
  • Website Builders & CMS
  • E-Commerce Development
  • Game Development
  • Development for Streamers
  • Mobile Apps
  • Web Programming
  • Desktop Applications
  • Online Coding Lessons
  • Chatbots
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection
  • Support & IT
  • Data Analysis & Reports
  • Convert Files
  • Databases
  • User Testing
  • QA

Business Services

These jobs typically require some experience working for a business. Therefore, share the experience you have with others who may just be starting out.

In addition, most small business owners don’t have the time to do everything. Meaning, they want someone who is dependable and flexible to help them out on specific jobs when required.

  • E-Commerce Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Data Entry
  • Market Research
  • Business Plans
  • Project Management
  • HR Consulting
  • Branding Services
  • Legal Consulting
  • Financial Consulting
  • Business Consulting
  • Presentations
  • Career Counseling
  • Flyer Distribution
  • Lead Generation

Lifestyle Businesses

It’s becoming more common for people to share their knowledge using online classes. For instance, I learnt how to make a Green Thai Curry by taking part in an online cookery course during lockdown. The class logged onto Zoom to follow the chef and I must say, it was really easy to follow the instructions and make a delicious meal. Whatever your hobby is you may find there are people who share the same passion and will pay to attend an online course. 

If you feel awkward filming yourself then don’t worry – there are courses offering methods in how to overcome it! Above all, take heart from the fact most people feel awkward when they film themselves for the first time. However, like most things, it’s something you can grow into and improve.

  • Gaming
  • Online Lessons
  • Astrology & Psychics
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Fitness Lessons
  • Personal Stylists
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Craft Lessons
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Health, Nutrition & Fitness
  • Family & Genealogy
  • Greeting Cards & Videos
  • Your Message On…
  • Viral Videos
  • Celebrity Impersonators
  • Collectibles
  • Traveling

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