Top Work-At-Home Trends to Watch in 2017The new year comes with many possibilities of new jobs, new businesses and more  ways to  earn an income online. Every day, I find new ways of making money with most flexibility and with more income than a usual 9 to 5 job.

If you are looking to make this new year a big success with regards to making money, then you need to find a hustle which you enjoy and still make money from it.

And the possibility of that happening is HUGE.

There are some very promising and highly profitable virtual work areas which are going to go big in this year and it is the right time for you to consider them.



Online E-commerce business is going to be a BIG this year. With so many big marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Etsy and AliExpress, there is no shortage of ideas or inventory to start an online biz.

With many possibilities and such vast marketplaces, having a money making online store is a great place to start making money this year.

Jenn from Drink Coffee and Prosper has an excellent course on starting your E-commerce business online where she teaches you how to make $19,000/month with your online store. If you want to dip your feet into e-commerce business, then take this course.



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Web Design/ Developer

With the onset of this virtual workplace boom, there is a constant need for this role. Do you know how many websites get launched every day? Around 140,000!!

Now, do you understand why web designer or developer roles are so in demand? 

Web Design/Development is a perfect job for freelancing or as a sole business. Another booming area for developers is Apps. In spite of slight saturation in the app industry, around 1000 apps still get submitted to the Apple’s app store. Are you ready to start yet!!


Social Media Manager

Social Media Manager is the most attractive career right now with so many big brands and companies having a social presence. A social media manager manages a business or brand’s social platforms and uses growth tactics for the enterprise.

Though this role was entirely unheard a decade ago, now it is at its peak, and it is going to rise in the coming years with new social platforms emerging.

There many roles within the social media management niche like social media consultant, social media manager, marketing manager, etc. But all of these come under managing the social platforms of a business/brand.


Content Writer

Freelance writing is a fast emerging money making stream. If you are good with your words, then you can look at making this as your main hustle.  

Companies, brands, blogs, magazines and more digital media require content for their websites, blogs, etc. and this creates tremendous potential for freelance content writers to get many projects.

If you want more inspiration and looking for getting to a higher level, then try Holly’s EarnmoreWriting. Holly is a freelance writer who makes more than $200,000 writing online. I got totally blown away when I interviewed her and got to know about her success.


Virtual Assistant

There is a conspicuous rise in the virtual assisting jobs. And the most convenient and flexible part of this role is whether you are good at web design, data entry, general admin work, social media management or any other kind of work, you can be a VA.

According to a research, virtual assistant industry is going to grow exponentially by 2019. With such booming growth, this industry is going to be a big money earner in this year.

No matter what you are good at, take your skill to the next level by becoming a VA.



Translation is a very less known work-at-home role but is slowly growing with more crowdsourcing companies coming up. There is a constant need for online workers predominantly who are bilingual and can efficiently translate.

Many companies are following the way of Appen, Lionbridge which are major crowdsourcing companies and have translation services.

Keep an eye out for all the future opportunities for translation with all the crowdsourcing companies.



Blogging is a universal online hustle which has unlimited earning potential. Having said that, it depends on your efforts, niche and strategies for earning money from it.

Whether it is freelance blogging or blogging as a biz, you can monetize it. According to BlogHer, around 61% online consumers have made purchases on recommendations from blogs.

For example, I started my blog back in July 2016, and now even before six months of blogging, I am making over $3000 a month from my blog. So, what’s the magic formula for this? Always blog about what you love.


If you are into any of these hustles or even thinking of starting any hustle this year, then you are on the right path. There is a rising trend with these roles, and they are going to explode in the coming years.


Time to get hustling now!!







About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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