Working at home has too many perks to count.
There’s the flexibility, the comfort of being at home with the family, and the awesome feeling of being self-employed and succeeding.
Now, it’s one thing to know this, and it’s another to actually do what it takes to be able to work on your own time from the comfort of your bed (and in your underwear, if you may).
With the internet and the number of people you can reach (not to mention the demand for these types of jobs) many people have been able to escape the ‘rat race’ as we all like to call it.
Some are definitely harder to break into successfully than others and require lots of time and effort. Even still thousands are taking advantage of these opportunities and making them a reality.
To help in your own journey to a more fulfilling work life balance, and taking the leap to working for yourself from home—
Here are 19 work from home jobs that make up to $75,000 (or more) per year.
Blogging for Profit
Many people are picking up blogging as a way to make income working from home.
There are many examples of bloggers online that are working from home by:
- Creating informative lifestyle blogs
- Creating content online and getting traffic to that content
- Making an income through affiliates, products, and ad revenue
To get your first lifestyle blog going, and figure out how it all works, here is a complete guide I’ve put together to help you get started.
It has everything on the technical parts of getting your blog up and running along with how exactly to monetize your site and start bringing in income.
This one is probably my favorite out of this list.
If you’d like to work from home as a virtual teacher, this is the perfect gig for you!
VIPKID is stationed in Beijing and teaches English to children in China ages 4-12.
The good thing is there will always be a demand for teachers, certified or not, virtual or not, because we are all constantly trying to learn something.
If you qualify for VIPKID, you’d be teaching for 30 minutes at a time and pay varies from $7-9+ incentives per half hour taught.
Here’s how VIPKIDS works:
- Sign up and submit your resume
- Go through their recorded interview process
- Watch intro to teaching material
- Practice teaching with a mock class
- Finish your profile and sign documents/contracts
- And finally, enter your time slot availability!
To teach, you’ll need a headset and a reliable computer with a working camera and internet connection.
Take Note: To become a VIPKID teacher a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (in any field) is required. This is to make sure their teaching is kept at a certain standard.
To sign up for VIPKID you can go here and start the process of becoming an at-home teacher.
It’s possible to make a living proofreading other people’s work online. This means you can work form anywhere as long as you have a laptop internet connection, and the proper skills to be able to retain customers.
With educational material like Proofread Anywhere, you can educate yourself on what it takes to become an online proofreader.
Here’s a post on how one student, Adrienne, was able to make $3,200 on her first month as a proofreader.
Learn more about the course to enable you to work from home proofreading here.
Flipping Items Online
Flipping items online can be such a lucrative work from home job that even big entrepreneur celebrities like Gary Vaynerchuk talks about it.
It’s all about being practical and starting from where you are as to be able to flip from home successfully.
There are plenty of free resources out there to teach you the ins and outs of flipping, like this detailed post here.
There are also a free e-mail course by Flipper University to get you started.
Flipper’s income can vary, they can make anything from $5 to $100,000 a year, depending on how consistent and how seriously they take it.
Because you aren’t the only one looking for ways to work from home, there is a growing demand for virtual assistants all over the world.
With sites like Wordwide 101 you can become a part-time or full-time virtual assistant and work from home. This can mean anything from data entry to designing to website/client management, and even helping out with blogging work.
Your earning potential as a virtual assistant is directly dependent on how much work you put in, the more clients you take on, the higher the yearly income.
There are plenty of virtual assistants out there making a healthy 5 figure income.
Opening an online store today is as easy as creating a social profile. There are tons of resources out there to start and maintain an online store on a shoestring budget.
With e-commerce, the sky’s the limit with what you can make. Here’s a post on the earning potential of a Shopify store.
Many work-from-homers are offering their services through sites like Fiverr for SEO.
SEO is when you make certain changes to different aspects of a website to improve its rankings on Google and get more traffic to it.
Learn how to offer services through Fiverr here and start earning.
Here’s how one guy earned $920 in 10 days selling services online.
Real Estate Investing/Flipping
Flipping real estate is another lucrative way to make a living from home that doesn’t involve being a slave to the 9-5. That’s not to say it’s an easy task, but the great thing about it is that there aren’t as many barriers to entry as you may think.
Here’s a guide to get started learning more about it:
Freelance writing is more lucrative than the average person thinks it is. The biggest hurdle in making it work is building your base of customers, but once that’s set, your freelance income can grow, especially through referrals.
Jorden from Writing Revolt makes more than 5k per month through her freelance writing business that she works from home.
She has a free freelance writing email course you can opt into if you’re interested in learning more on freelance writing.
If you like accounting or are a CPA, online bookkeeping can be a great option for you.
This Penny Hoarder post goes in depth on how you can start earning $60 an hr as a virtual bookkeeper.
Selling on Amazon FBA
Amazon FBA is another great way to earn a living online dropshipping items on Amazon from home. The biggest hold up for people being successful selling on Amazon is the learning curve that comes with learning all the ins and outs of the job.
Here’s a story on how this seller turned $600 into $6,000 in three months with Amazon FBA.
Here’s a guide to help you get started profiting from Amazon FBA.
Creating Online Courses
Creating online courses and selling them on online platforms like Teachable has enabled thousands of people to create their own courses and sell them for a profit.
Rob, a former math teacher, created his own online coding course and managed to make $1 million in a year. You can read his story here.
Writing and Selling Your E-books
Bloggers like Jeff Goins and Abby Lawson have found success selling e-books online. While they are definitely outliers in terms of the success they’ve found doing so (more than 100k in sold books) , there are still plenty of people out there making a healthy living from self-publishing their own writing.
Here’s a great Tim Ferris post looking into what it takes to make a healthy income publishing e-books.
Flipping websites is yet another lucrative work from home job for many. Flipping websites is basically buying domain names and selling them for a profit.
It’s much like flipping second hand items, except it’s with online domains.
If you aren’t convinced if it’s something that’s for you, checkout this informative post.
It’s Possible To Work From Home
Working from home isn’t a fairy tale and can become your reality if you decide to put the work in to make it happen.
It’s no use going over list after list of work from home jobs if you aren’t going to get serious about making it happen.
I’d recommend you pick your top three choices depending on your personal strengths and what you’re naturally good at, and do some extensive research to get started on the right foot.
Are there any work from home jobs on this list that stuck out to you more than others? Leave a comment below.
Here are some of my favorite ways to make extra income online:
Sell your old stuff
ThredUp- sell your old clothes