Some people like going to work at an office you have to commute to, not me. I like earning a living from anywhere and answering only to myself. Where my success is my own doing and based on how much effort I put into it. So I’ve put together a list of legit online jobs from anywhere, maybe you’ll find one you like.
Most jobs that you can do from home don’t require a secondary education or skill or investment, just an ability to type. And they can either be full time or part time jobs you can do at home.
There are jobs that you’ll find advertised as jobs from home but unfortunately some of them only let you work part of the time from home or worse – scams. We’re going to stay away from those.
The great thing about doing online jobs from anywhere is there is no commute and no office you need to visit, even occasionally. What follows are legit online jobs you can do from coffee shop, baseball game or on a cross country RV trip or anywhere else you want to be.
Now here’s a list of 10 of those jobs
- Freelance Writing
- Graphic Designer
- Amazon’s Mechanical Turk
- Social Media Marketer
- Virtual Assistant
- Online Juror
- Website Tester
Freelance writing jobs just about anyone can do. If you can type and write you can do these jobs. There are a multitude of websites that offer writing jobs. Most will pay through PayPal. Jobs they offer are resumes, book editing and article and content writing.
Transcription involves listening to a recording usually medical but can also be legal, finance or screenwriting, and typing what is said. TranscribeMe is one such place. They have medical, market research, legal and education industries that need transcribing. They pay weekly through PayPal.
3 Graphic Designer
Fiverr posts jobs that need a graphic designer to design a logo or infographic for their websites, brochures or business cards. This kind of a project will require someone that has some experience so expect to send in a portfolio or sample of your work. Pay gets transferred to your account upon acceptance.
Anybody who has been online has heard of Amazon. Well, this is a segment of Amazon that pays you to do tasks at home. Some data processing or data verification and cleanup or information gathering. Everyone has to get paid on an Amazon gift card except United States worker who can get the gift card or can send to their bank account.
If you know English you can be an English as a second language teacher. Qkids teaches kids from ages 4-12 in China English over the webcam. If you live in United States or Canada you can get a job with them. The pay can be $16-$20 an hour, in 30 minute increments and you can set your own hours. Submit a 1-2 hour introduction video and there are 2 demo interviews.
6 Social Media Marketer
If you think you have experience or are talented running a social media account this might be for you. Small companies need their social media campaigns to promote their brand but many don’t have time to monitor their social media accounts and that is where you come in. 99dollarsocial is one such website that hires people to do social media marketing from home.
7 Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant helps people to do the important but mundane tasks of their job that they just don’t have time for. And for those that like some variety in their responsibilities this might be for you. Why? Because a virtual assistant works from home but they might go through email, answer phones, review memos, data entry or clerical type work. Flexjobs is one place that has legitimate virtual assistant jobs.
You can start your own website and blog and report on things you know or are passionate about. If you were to do this I would recommend Wealthy Affiliate because they have excellent web hosting that costs less than most out there and will also teach you how to get started. The payoff is not as quick as the others on this list but the amount you can make will far outweigh anything on this list. But you need to put time in before you start seeing results, it is not a make money easy or fast scheme.
9 Online Juror
Only for US residents. Onlineverdict.com let attorneys use online jurors to gauge their cases. They pay between $20-$60 per case and will email you when your participation is needed. So this would not be a constant income source because you’ll only be needed if the case will be in your area. An email will be sent to you when that happens and will also include the amount to be paid for your participation.
10 Website Tester
Yes, get paid for going to a website and testing it. You could get paid up to $60 for this task. UserTesting will pay you to go to a website and complete a set of tasks. This helps the developer to find bugs and gauge user friendliness. Their website says they pay you $10 by PayPal for every 20 minute video you complete.
Those are some legit online jobs you can do
There’s 10 legit online work from home jobs. Check them out and see if they’re right for you. Fiverr.com or Flexjobs.com is probably the first place you should go, they have the most variety and get paid when the job is done.
If you have any comments or suggestions or experience with any of these, let me know in the comments below.