“Does anyone know if any legit work-from-home jobs? I’m a stay-at-home-mom but we need some extra income. Anybody have any ideas?”
— Every mom Facebook group ever.
The truth is that there are legitimate work-from-home employers seeking applicants, but they are often drowned out by the loud and proud direct sales consultants offering a similar pitch. I have nothing against direct sales; in fact, I dabbled in them a few years ago. I respect the hustle! But it’s important to remember that direct sales isn’t for everyone, just like teaching isn’t for everyone, being a doctor isn’t for everyone, and being a mom isn’t for everyone.
One size never fits all when it comes to the perfect career. It’s time to highlight the variety of opportunities that exist out there!
Go ahead and clear your tabs and get your pen and paper ready because I’m here to give you some great work at home jobs. These jobs don’t require a buy-in, a fan base, or startup costs. They just require an internet connection, commitment, work ethic, and sometimes a degree and/or experience.
Google hires periodically through their Leap Force search engine team. The work may be a bit mundane, but many people report wages ranging from $13-$15 per hour. Click here to get started with LeapForce!
Lionbridge is another company, similar to Leap Force, that uses their workforce to rate and review various search engines and websites. Click here to get started with Lionbridge!
I like to read reviews written by real honest workers before I dive into a job. Check out this reddit thread discussing the two companies, along with their pros and cons.
Got WiFi and a headset? Amazon has quite a few virtual customer service positions — you can search for jobs in your area here.
Teachers! Guess what my favorite side job is? Yes, this one is actually my part time job and I love doing it! I teach English to students in Beijing. Don’t let that last statement intimidate you; it’s mostly “P says Puh! Puh, Puh, Pig!” instruction to begin with. To start, you need a bachelor’s degree in any field, some experience with children, and a bubbly personality. Make anywhere from $14-$22 per hour, and set your own hours. Click this link to get started.
5. At-home business
Are you creative? Start up an ETSY shop or create your own Facebook group to sell whatever it is that makes you happy. Pottery? Vinyl? Custom t-shirts? You might be surprised to learn what people pay for rustic wedding decor and customized teacher gifts. The possibilities are endless here, and if you’re willing to ship, you might be making some hefty profits!
6. So you think you’d like to sell from a product line?
Well, if that’s the case, you’re in luck because there are hundreds of companies from which to choose. I’m sure you’ve heard of the many companies marketing their products through social media. Teeth whitener, body wraps, lipstick, skin regimens, leggings, fitness shakes, candles, makeup, jewelry, more fitness shakes, etc. Hey — some people have great sales talent. If there’s a product out there you absolutely love, you might do well!
7. Love to write?
This one is for my friends who have a knack for writing! Check out the jobs on https://www.upwork.com I got this tip from my friend Jennifer; she makes money writing practice tests and quizzes, writing and developing cosmetology courses, and other work. She also mentioned that she made $300 on one assignment and she loves this opportunity.
Copywriting is also a great way to earn money utilizing your writing skills! Check out this article about getting started.
8. Medical Coding
Work from home doing medical billing! I don’t have experience in the medical field, but I can tell you a simple google search can lead you to a variety of billing and coding jobs.
9. Calling all nurses!
Ever heard of telephone triage? Use your medical knowledge, instincts, and communication skills to assess patients via phone. Here are some openings in Tennessee!
If you’re a physician, you might consider working for a telemedicine service (we use telemedicine ALL THE TIME).
10. Tutoring or childcare services
Let’s be real: Women will continue having babies and children will need help with homework. There’s a market for it and there always will be! If you have an empty room in your home or a love for children, this option might be perfect for you. Advertise yourself on https://www.care.com It’s a tough job, but with the right setup and experience, you could build a great reputation for dependable care in your community.