I know it’s a bumpy process to get a work-from-home job.
It definitely helps if you have the expertise, experience, and a lot of other soft skills to land a good-paying job.
Sometimes you just need an easy job. It’s as simple as that.
So, today I am listing some of the easiest jobs you can do. Some of them do require some skills, but they are easy to learn. Many of these jobs are from home, flexible, and pay reasonably well.
Before we dive in, here are some questions in your mind:
Are there really any easy jobs?
Well, any field that’s easy to break into and gives you a lot of flexibility is an easy job, in my opinion. There are many easy jobs around, and you just have to choose the ones that fit your schedule and pay.
How to land the easiest jobs?
If you are particularly looking for jobs that do not require any skills, try some micro gigs and the jobs which need no prior experience. There are some basic skills you can learn quickly to get easy jobs. Try learning these skills online in places like Udemy or Skillshare.
Sometimes you can get jobs easily through your network. Always keep a tab on what positions open in companies through your social media like Twitter or Facebook.
Some of the easy jobs might not pay well. So, before you jump at the opportunity, assess what your income expectations are, then take the next step. An easy job is not worth it if it pays less than your needs.
Here is a list of some of the easiest jobs you can get:
Chat agent jobs can be your first choice if you are looking for easy jobs. If you are not familiar with the chat agent role, they are the first point of contact for customers. They handle inquiries about products, answering general questions, even technical assistance. The job is quite flexible, and it helps if you have a background in customer service but not necessary.
Average pay – $13 per hour.
Transcription jobs might need some brushing up on skills, but if you have good typing skills, then you can upgrade from there. A transcriptionist is someone who translates an audio file into text.
This is one of the most popular jobs in the work-from-home industry. You can choose three different fields in transcription: general, medical or legal. You can read more about how to become a transcriptionist in this interview.
Read our Scribie review here.
Average pay – $16 per hour according to BLS.
Food delivery is one of the easiest jobs out there. According to a report, revenue from online food delivery globally will be $200 billion by 2025. That simply means more jobs for delivery drivers.
If you are interested in getting into this booming industry, then there are some minimum requirements you need to have: having a vehicle like a car, bike, or a bicycle. You can even walk and deliver for some companies. A valid driver’s license, background check, and a smartphone are necessary to apply for this job.
Average pay – $10–$25 per hour.
Simple typing jobs or data entry jobs are some of the easiest jobs among work-from-home jobs. Most of the companies do not ask for any expertise for this role except for good typing speed. If you are applying for a specific industry, then it’s good to have knowledge of that area to understand the terminology.
Though data entry jobs are easy to get, you always have to keep an eye for the infamous data entry scams online.
Average pay – $19 per hour.
Rent Stuff or Space
Renting stuff or space is not a job but definitely an easy thing to do if you are looking to earn extra money. You can rent your space with Airbnb or just let dog owners use your backyard for money with Sniffspot.
If you want it much easier, then you can rent anything from your baby stuff via BabyQuip to furniture, etc. The items you can rent out are endless, and it’s pretty easy.
Average pay – Depends on the items and duration of time you are renting the items for.
Sometimes you can find unique jobs that pay well like house sitting jobs. Though house sitting is a not full-time gig, this can really come in handy if you want to supplement your income. As a house sitter, you will be taking care of the house and pets when the house owners are not around.
Average pay – Depends on the location and duration of house sitting.
Online tutoring is the next best job to get after data entry jobs. You can choose to be an English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor or a subject tutor. There is a lot of demand for ESL tutoring right now, and there are many legit companies that hire work-from-home tutors to teach Chinese kids online.
Many of these companies ask for TESOL certification and experience, but others hire beginners. Course Hero is one of the online tutoring companies that doesn’t ask for experience.
Read our review on VIPKid here.
Average pay – For ESL Tutors, the pay is $14–$31 per hour.
If you are looking to help brands to improve their products and get paid for it, then sign up for market research companies. Though it’s not a job, it gives you extra money while you do things you love: like playing games, watching videos, and browsing the web.
Surveys are a great way to voice your opinion about products and earn money. The more you sign up for, the more chances you have to earn extra cash.
Average pay – $3–$400 a month, depending on the number of surveys you do.
Ridesharing is probably one of the first jobs that started the sharing economy. If you are not bothered about driving to earn money, then ridesharing is the best job for you. There are requirements like being at least 18 years of age, having a car, a smartphone, a background check, etc., if you are interested in this gig.
The average pay is $9 to $12 per hour.
Search Engine Evaluator
Anyone can do this job without any experience. There are minimum requirements like knowledge of social media channels, general browsing, and having good knowledge about the country you are in.
Read our review on Appen here.
Average pay – Depends on the country and the role.
Micro tasks are small gigs you can do here and there to earn extra money. These are tiny project-based jobs and include a lot of services like furniture removal, gardening, personal assistant, fixing small equipment, etc.
Micro tasks generally make less money, but if you develop skills, you can charge more depending on your experience.
Read our review on TaskRabbit here.
Average pay – Depends on the gig and time taken to complete it.
If you have a great fashion sense and love working with people, then becoming an online fashion stylist could be your job. As a virtual stylist, you will be choosing clothes and creating a “look” for your clients, depending on their budget, liking, and fashion sense.
Being knowledgeable about the fashion trends, having a pleasant demeanor, and the willingness to understand your clients are some of the requirements of this job.
Read our review on StitchFix here.
Average pay – $14 to $23 per hour.
Virtual Assisting is expected to grow as the number of small businesses grows, and being more productive is the mantra. Remote virtual assistants help businesses with a lot of tasks like admin work, making reservations, copywriting, website maintenance, social media, content writing and a lot more. Here is a full list of services that a virtual assistant can offer.
Average pay – $8–$50 per hour.
Do you love planning your vacations meticulously? If so, travel planning is something you can consider. Travel Planners help people plan their holidays without the stress of going through the process. This is an enjoyable and flexible job for someone who loves traveling.
Average pay – $18–$26 per hour.
Voice Acting is lending your voice to digital media like movies, advertisements, book narrations, announcements, etc. Voice Acting is a skilled job and requires you to have a good voice (you can also get trained for this), a proper home studio, and a good experience.
You can find voice acting jobs on websites like Voices.com, Bodalgo, BunnyStudioVoice, Filmless, etc. You can also find small voice over gigs on freelancing sites, which could be a good starting point for beginners.
Average pay – $31 per hour.
Video Game Tester
If you love playing video games and are looking for a job in this area, then try becoming a video game tester. As a video game tester, you will be checking for the bugs or errors in the game before they get released into the market.
This job does not require any qualification, but a thorough knowledge of the working of games is desirable. Some of the companies do ask for specific skills.
Average pay – $22 per hour.
Who doesn’t love Pinterest? Pinterest has the highest number of users, many of which are businesses. These businesses hire Pinterest VA to manage their social media. As a Pinterest Assistant, you will be creating, managing, and growing the social media channel.
If you want to dig deep into this job, you can check this in-depth interview.
Average pay – $150–$400 per month depending on what the client needs.
If you are nicknamed the Marie Kondo of your home, then take up Professional Organizing as a career. Though many professional organizers started their careers without any qualification, having the right certification can help land more clients. Joining professional associations like NAPO gives credibility to your job and enables you to network with other organizers.
As a professional organizer, you can help people and businesses organize their homes or workspaces in a better way and declutter. There is a huge potential to make this as a profitable business.
Average pay – $20 per hour
Do you love pets? If you do, then pet sitting is the easiest job you can get. Spending time taking care of pets is more of a stress reliever than a job if you ask me. This part-time job is very much suitable for teens, students, or even stay-at-home moms. You can do a lot of things like dog walking, pet daycare, or even pet boarding.
Average pay – $12 per hour, according to Ziprecruiter.
As a website tester, you will be navigating through websites/blogs and checking the user experience and functionality. This job requires you to have a laptop, webcam, and a headset where you can speak about your opinion.
This is an extra income earner, and you do not need any particular expertise to do this job. If you are interested in this job, here is a list of companies that hire website testers.
Average pay – $8–$10 per test.
Mystery shopping is a fun way to earn extra money. I wouldn’t call it a job because the gigs might not be continuous. Nevertheless, once you sign up with some legit companies, whenever you see gigs come up, you can start.
Though what you do as a mystery shopper differs slightly with every project, generally you go into a shop, observe stuff or buy a product and make notes of the whole thing.
Average pay – Depends on the project.
What if you could taste different cuisines and earn money from them? Amazing, right?! As a food critic, you will be tasting and analyzing different cuisines and writing reviews about them.
Though there is no set qualification apart from a bachelor’s degree for this job, you should have a good understanding of the food industry, excellent writing skills, and, if needed, be able to travel.
Freelancing can help you find food critic jobs along with networking with the food industry field.
Average pay – $24 per hour.
Easiest jobs can be flexible and high paying.
Contrary to popular belief that the jobs that are easy to get are usually not well paid, there are many jobs on this list that pay really well. It depends on your schedule and income goals to choose the right ones.
Even if you have to learn new skills to get a job that’s relatively easy to do, don’t step back. You have a lot of online help to learn new skills and grab that dream job.