I was laid off from my job a year ago, and sadly, my husband had also lost his job, our son was 5 months old at that time. We have electricity bill, telephone bills, food to buy, milk and diaper expenses of our son, along with immunization fees and the list of expenses goes on forever!
Luckily, one of my husband’s friends offered me a work from home online job, I am not a computer illiterate, but aside from Facebook, emails and online computer games, i do not have any knowledge how to make my work from home job works.
Work from home online jobs is not different from any regular jobs; you woke up, have your personal needs taken care of, get dress and get to work. The difference only is you will not have to leave the comforts of your own home. Of course, it requires you have to have a strong sense of dedication, coupled with a degree of self-discipline to stay focused on your work from home job and avoid the temptation around you.
Knowing what you are worth and what you can do can help you find what work from home jobs you can be passionate about. Once you have assessed yourself and what you can do, and know your skills, then you can choose from a list of working from home ideas to let you start earning especially those that does not require much investment to start with.
Here is some of Working from home Ideas you can start with;
- Virtual Assistant
You need to have a good understanding of English as the universal language, and can both write, read and speak it well. In addition, you need to have a personal computer or a laptop and you need to invest with headset and a high-speed internet connection.The task of a VA depends on his/her employer’s specifications but some of them are answering emails, drafting documents, pay bills, make/take appointments, etc.
There are many companies who needs transcriptionist, one of them is Scribie, and the pay will depends on how fast you can translate an audio document and how good your listening and writing skills are.
- Web Developer/Programmer/Graphic Designer/Web Design
If you are one of privileged persons to have a degree in programming and designing or even a student with sufficient knowledge about programs, codes etc. then you can make a living with this jobs. Odesk is one of the places where you can start to look for hiring.
- Blogging/ Article Writing/EBook Writing
If you are good in writing or an aspiring writer, you can apply for these jobs, you can either guest blog, or be an article writer and eBook writer or you can even make your own blogs and advertise products from your blogs to earn.
- Social Media Marketing
If you spend lots of time in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks, why don’t you make use of your time earning as a marketer.
- Internet Research
- Internet Marketing
- Website management
- Content writing
- Editing, proofreading
- Start your own Exercise classes such as Yoga, Tae Bo, or even dance classes such as Belly Dancing and Zumba.
- Open your own beauty salon
- Open your own online boutique or shop
- Open your own Daycare Center
- Sell Home Made Foods or Home Baked Foods
- Garden planner
- Open your own Restaurant
- Run Event Management business
- Party Organizer
- Be a Tutor
- Martial-art instructor
- Computer instructor
- Computer Technician
- Visiting Nurse
And so much more….
There are lots of different work from home ideas, but it will be beneficial to do your own research based on what you can do and, what you love to do, so take risk and make sure to devote ample time to your work from home jobs, It may be difficult at first but at least it can supplement your income and it is better than doing nothing and earning none. Enjoy and have fun!