want to work from home here are your options

Dream of working from home in your PJs and earning a real income?

Welcome to the new age of remote workers who make it a reality. Working from home or telecommuting is the way of the future now with more and more companies strongly following this trend.

I started working from home in 2008, and options were much fewer at that time. Now the opportunities are more and more available, and more people are choosing to go for remote work.

Many of my friends ask me how to work from home or which companies offer work-from-home positions, so I have made a long list of jobs that are remote or freelance.

Here it goes!!

Web Developer

Website development is a techie kind of job, but it’s in high demand now.

Having an online presence is becoming the most important aspect of any business, big or small. And they all turn to web developers to make their websites.

If you are a techie geek with skills like HTML, CSS, PHP, and coding, then you can easily make good money working from home.

The pay for this service varies depending on experience, type of project, or client.

Social Media Management

If you are good with your networking and social media skills, then you can look at this as a side hustle. There is a lot of buzz around this service as the social media world becomes more and more varied.

With so many social media platforms coming up, more and more businesses require people to manage their social media accounts. I have a social media freelancer for my Amazon websites.

Pay for this service might depend on the number of platforms you handle and can vary from $50 to $150 per profile. You can charge per post or per social media profile.


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This field is in high demand, and it is for those who have a reasonably good typing skills and the patience to listen to audio files. Of course, you would need to have good grammar, spelling, and know your way around uploading and downloading files.

The nature of the work requires you to listen to audio files and transcribe them. Sometimes, the audio files might be unclear and slightly difficult to understand due to different accents; this gets better with time. But most of the companies do hire beginners or newbies.

The pay for this job might range from $10 to $50 per audio hour. The more experienced you become, the more pay you can get.


Tutoring can be a very good paying job. In some cases, you would need to be specialized in some subjects, but in recent times, there is high demand for teaching English to students in countries like China, Japan, Singapore, etc. You need to be a native English-speaking person, with strong grammar and fluency. If you are specialized in subjects like mathematics, science, etc., it can be more rewarding.

The pay can range from $10 an hour for teaching English to $100 per hour if you are teaching more specialized subjects.

Customer Service

These jobs are more location-specific, but they are still work-from-home or remote jobs. You can be a call center agent, virtual customer service agent, market interviewer, etc. There are many positions available, but the basic necessity for these jobs would be to have a bit of experience in the field and a pleasant demeanor as the work involves customer interaction.

Pay varies depending on the company, but usually, it is in the range of $15 to $25 per hour.


You might think proofreading is for professionals; it’s not. You can do general proofreading if you have some qualities like having a keen eye for detail, being able to spot errors in documents, and having a strong focus on the work.

The nature of the work is to find any mistakes in transcripts or records. The top most important quality for this job is a strong eye for detecting errors.

The average pay for proofreading is $0.35 per page. It might look like very little, but it gets better with speed. The average income per hour for beginner proofreaders can be around $18.


You need not be a professional writer to try writing gigs. Writing jobs didn’t used to be as plentiful as they are now. You can start writing short blog posts, short reviews or brief articles for bloggers, companies, etc. There is no need to be an expert at writing as it develops with time and practice.

Most of the successful bloggers around are not expert writers, but their blog posts are the most commented on or viewed. The topics that you can write about can range anywhere from lifestyle to blogging to personal finance to fashion, etc.

These writing gigs can give you a decent pay of $50–$200 per post/article.

Search Engine Evaluators

This is a relatively easy job that you can do from home. Search engine evaluators or web researchers are people who do web researching or rating websites against a given set of guidelines.

It might sound a little technical, but it’s not. You will have to know your way around the web, browsers, etc. There are quite a few companies that are offering this position even for international workers.

The salary range is different in different countries for this role, and presently, the pay is $15 per hour in the United States.


Well, I have saved blogging for last because I am doing this. Some might debate that this is not something that can get you an income, but that’s not true. Many bloggers make a decent income from blogging about things they love.

There are big names in the blogging world who make an insane income, and there are bloggers who are just starting out and making a healthy living.

The keys to blogging successfully are you must talk about the topics you love, be consistent, and provide value to your readers.

The money you make from blogging is entirely dependent on your hard work and niche selection.

Apart from the above options there are many other options like

  • Doing microtasks
  • Website Testing
  • Virtual Assisting
  • Testing
  • Coaching

I will be talking more about freelancing/remote opportunities and blogging in my future posts.

Stay tuned!!

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha, and thank you for stopping by to get to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, a 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, and Skillcrush.Read more...

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    1. Hey Angela,

      Yeah, not many know that even the higher job positions in the corporate structure have remote options. Telecommuting is becoming the future.

  1. Lots of different options 🙂 I’m a developer myself, but working from an office, not from hime. My boyfriend recently made a career switch though and is working from home as a web developer and translator though. He seems to enjoy it a lot this way 🙂


    1. Hey Sarah,

      Love your blog design!!! Lots of my friends are into web development and web design and search for working from home options. Hope this post helped you.

  2. I didn’t know about a lot of these. Very interesting. I could do the proofreading thing pretty well I think. And I’m already blogging. Thanks for the info

    1. Hey Melanie,

      There are many more options and proofreading and transcription are a couple of them. Hope this list helped.

  3. Great ways to work from home! You could also add in marketing-affiliate and networking as they are like blogging-depends on how much you work at it to make the cash, but some people are killing it in the marketing industry working from their laptops!

    1. Hi Marie,

      I agree Affiliate marketing is quite big and it does make a good stream of income for bloggers. I will look into affiliates at a later stage. The possibilities are endless when you work online.

  4. This is a great list of options for folks who want to work from home – blogging is my favorite because there are so many different ways to earn with a blog.

    1. Hey Kelly,

      Wow, it’s an honour getting a comment from you!! Working from home was always my option and now I am getting into blogging. Will surely learn a lot from you.

  5. I tried transcribing and didn’t enjoy it. Giving blogging and writing a try now! I love the idea of making money from home and I love writing, so fingers crossed this idea works out for me better than transcribing did!

    1. Hey Kandja,

      Thanks, there are many more opportunities and most of them do not need much equipment.

  6. Hmm .. I’ve never heard of search engine evaluator before but now I am curious to do some research on it. Thank you for sharing this list!

    1. Hey Lisa,

      Blogging is becoming my favourite too!!! I love the flexibility of taking care of the work and family at the same time. I would not change this for anything.

  7. This is a great list of work from home jobs! I looked into a lot of these before I settled on blogging. However, I’m not very good at keeping a blog up so it hasn’t been very profitable. I just joined Arbonne as a consultant after having great weight loss success with their detox program and that’s been a great way to get additional income! And I can do it all from home! 🙂

    1. Hey Jen,

      Thanks. Happy to know you found your way of making it work staying home. Your weight loss pictures look very inspiring!!

  8. Great list! Don’t forget about direct sales (Thirty-one, Jamberry, etc) as a work from home option. This is great for stay-at-home moms and now you can even do Facebook parties instead of home parties, which allows you to gain a larger customer following.

    1. Hey Sue,

      Thanks. There are so many options to work from home, I am still exploring more every day. I have heard of Facebook parties, seem like a nice opportunity for followers.

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