If you haven’t felt happy, motivated, or satisfied with your job for months, or even longer than that, it can be a sign that you’re working the wrong job. Maybe it’s time for you to do something different. Maybe it’s time to leave the corporate world and try it out on your own while working from the confines of your home. Here are some of the best and most-in-demand work-from-home jobs that you should seriously consider.
Customer Service Representative
If you have a very nice telephone voice that exudes warmth and professionalism, you may want to consider working from home as a customer service representative. It pays around $8 to $18 per hour, and you need to have only a working computer, a telephone line, and internet access to start.
There are some companies who operate their call centers in certain locations outside the country while there are also companies that route their customer calls to their remote workers.
Customer service representatives who work from home usually answer customer inquiries over the phone, or via chat and email. They also provide assistance regarding sales and after sales, order placement, order tracking, or account maintenance.
You can also consider working as a virtual assistant. Your “boss” can be a client from any part of the country or the world. Your duties may include managing your boss’ calendar, organizing files, setting appointments, arranging travel plans, replying to emails, and preparing reports and presentations. As a virtual assistant, the average pay is about $15 per hour.
If you have a knack for design or solving code problems, you can also work from home as a web developer. You will be tasked to create, develop, design, update, and maintain websites. You will also be handling the technical requirements, as well as writing and editing web content.
Web Content Writer
If writing is your passion, you’ll find that this can also be a lucrative work from home job. As a web content writer, you will write anything and everything that you can see on the internet. There will be a lot of blogging and copywriting work. Even website content, landing pages, banner ads, online quizzes, press releases, infographics, or listicles. Sometimes, clients will commission you to ghostwrite e-books and short stories. Work is paid by the hour, per word, or per project.
Social Media Manager
Almost all companies nowadays run a company website and at least three social media accounts. While they’re busy making sales and running their businesses, they also need someone who can manage their online presence. That’s where you come in. Some of the job responsibilities will be interacting with fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, creating and curating content, scheduling posts, and building communities.
Proofreader and Editor
If you’re a journalism or English degree holder, you may want to consider working from home as a proofreader or editor. There’s a high demand for people who can proofread and edit manuscripts, theses, technical reports, and academic papers. Pay usually ranges from $1,200 to $3,000 per month.