I LOVE working at home. I love being home with my children, being able to homeschool them, sitting at the park in the middle of the day and writing this post for you while connected to my hotspot and watching my kids play with the other homeschooling kids. The breeze is amazing, the fresh air is beyond beneficial for learning, working and happiness.
I loved my old job. I LOVED working with children. I LOVED working in an ER at a hospital. I loved all of that. I couldn’t take my kids to those things though. I came home exhausted. I couldn’t homeschool them and watch them excel beyond expectations and almost two years in advance.
How did I do this? Working from home. It’s not always 1,2,3, go. Working from home IS WORK.
I’m not going to lie to you.
A lot of people online make it seem like it’s easy. You set up a blog and suddenly you have a million people and money pouring in.
I WILL tell you that it isn’t hard though. It IS work but it isn’t difficult.
However, you do need to figure out what you’re doing.
Which is great. There are so many resources out there.
So, I’ve compiled another list of work at home jobs for you to check out. They are great opportunities and learning experiences. Check them out and see if any look like something you’d be interested in then get started.
1. Online Photography Jobs
Are you great at taking photos? (Even from your cell phone.) Do you know how many people use free stock photos? How many free stock photos don’t always get you somewhere and those people turn to paid stock photos. Paid, as in every single time someone purchases a photo of yours. Yep, I’ve done it. I’m not great at taking photos, besides of my munchkins of course (ha).. but there’s money to be made in this industry! If you’re good at taking photos or have a great eye for things, this is a job for you! You can use this opportunity as a source of extra monthly income or go further with it and use it as a huge source of income. Either way, getting your photos out there is simple and easy, especially if you’re like my best friend and are great at taking them to begin with!
2. Make Crafts at Home
To be honest I didn’t realize this existed until research. Work at home making crafts. Honestly I’m going to sign up for this one. This sounds like an amazing activity. If you’re good at crafty stuff or even do it with your kids (like me, homeschooling) this can be a great source of income, steady or extra income.
3. Get Paid to Drive
I like driving. Honestly. However, my car is a mess which is why I passed on driving with uber or any other company like that. HA. (kids…) This one you don’t need to do that. Get paid to drive. Is this a dream? heh you can be paid to drive your own car.. I mean, we already do that as it is, make some money while doing it? Pretty good deal. OR you can get paid to drive a brand new car. This company even gives away new cars. Sign me up!
4. Data Entry Online Positions
This site has over 2,500 companies that are looking for people who would like to make extra income or a full time income from data entry positions online. There are so many options you’re bound to find one, or a few, that suit your needs.
5. Writing Paychecks
Yep that’s a thing. Writing paychecks for others. You can get paid to do this for companies. It’s easy! They tell you what to do and you do it. This is a very easy source of extra income to add to your weekly or daily routine. Plus it won’t take long at all to write a few checks.
6. Get Paid to Write
There are SO MANY jobs here looking for people to write for them. I mean, I write for my blog and have to advertise and do a lot in order to start earning a small income. (before) These companies are looking for people to start earning right away just for writing for them! There are SO MANY opportunities here. You can turn this into a full time income.
7. Become an at home travel agent
Do you travel? Know people who do? This is a huge industry and one definitely worth getting into with so many people traveling for work or pleasure. You can learn to be an at home travel agent and make a legit amount of income here. (Plus you can find all the secrets on the best travels… You’re hired! heh)
8. Phone Sex Operator Job
OK so this isn’t really a typical position but I’ve heard you can make a decent amount of money doing this. I mean, it’s over the phone, you don’t have to actually see the other person or do anything, and tell me who hasn’t seen an advertisement for something like this. (Queue in late night commercials) I mean we don’t have to tell anyone about it, just make some money after everyone else goes to sleep. This one’s definitely up to you to decide on but hey it is an at home job and one worth mentioning.
9. More Writer Online Positions
Because there are so many good ones. Here are more writer positions available to work from home. Seriously, hit them up. There are positions in every subject possible including your own subjects!
10. Online Tutor Positions
This is a continuously growing one too! Get in on online tutoring while you have a chance. Not that it’ll go away but most online tutors get reviews and it’s definitely worth it to sign up NOW rather than later. Why? Reviews. The more reviews and people you help, the more people will want to continue to hire you. Don’t know what to tutor in? What are you good at? First grade math? Tutor it! Teaching ABC’s Tutor it! College level material? You get the point. Chances are you know SOMETHING. (We know you do heh) so, be a tutor. Most tutors can set their own schedules so you can start this as an extra income if you want. I’ve actually done this myself and I highly recommend it.
The worst thing that I ever did when starting my journey to work at home was not starting sooner.
I waited and waited for the perfect opportunity, not realizing that I had to dive right in and just start. When I finally did, wow. I have been amazed. My blog has been growing constantly, my affiliates have been amazing (except this one) and like I mentioned above, I can’t tell you how much happier not only I am but my kids as well. As a mom, our kids happiness is important after all.
PLUS I don’t want to brag but the whining and fit throwing in my house has ALMOST completely stopped! Of course there will always be those days when they’re just completely exhausted and every little thing will set them off.. but other than that, gone. SUCH a relief! You’d be amazed at how much more well behaved your kids are just by spending more time with them. Even me right now, sitting at the park and typing on my laptop but I’m here, with them and they’re loving every minute of it. (We did play baseball for a good hour before playing on the playground.)
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