Back in 2009, when I heard about work from home jobs, I couldn't believe on it.
It seems like a scam to me. It was like hitting in the dark without knowing what your target is.
In January, 2009 one of my uncles introduced network marketing concept to me. He was making a good income by working from home and shown some of his income proofs to me.
So I was almost convinced.
I started network marketing in 2009, switched to another company in 2010 and this work from home thing was still not working for me, as I was spending hell lots of time to meet people and didn't make any money.
According to them this was a legitimate work from home business but for me this seems to be a full time business.
As in network marketing you have to meet with new people every day, show your plan, do followup and finally convert them into your sales representatives.
Ultimately I was not very much convinced with this business and started looking on the internet for the jobs that pay well.
First few months were like looking for the needle in the ocean.
I was nowhere.
But in 2011, I found this blogging concept to make money online as this was kind of work from home business.
So, if you are a student, mom, employee, unemployed, housewife or working in any industry, this article is going to show you some legit work from home jobs which you can do to make money by sitting at home.
All these methods are proven and tested as people all across the world are working from home to make money.
Let's check them one by one..
#1. Content Writing
As I am a blogger, so this came first in my mind.
If you are good in writing, you can start writing for other people and business websites.
Internet is all about the content. Everything you read on the internet is written by the people like you, who are either working as a part-time content writers for many websites or full-time content writers.
We all have some special skill-sets, so writing on any topic is not a very hard thing.
Let's say you have done Bachelor's in automobile.
This means you have very good knowledge about automobile industry and you can write about any topic on automobiles.
#2. Data Entry
I think this is the most common job everyone have heard about.
Ask anyone about the work from job and you are going to get exactly same answer. For many of people all work from home jobs are just data entry jobs.
Some sites for getting data entry jobs:
#3. Online Tutor
In 2010 I worked as an online tutor on GuideBuddha, as one of my roommates used to provide online coaching.
One day he suggested this website and I joined as VLSI trainer. Luckily I got my first student from Australia and made decent 10,000 Rs. by teaching her around one one month.
So if you have deep knowledge about any topic then you can join such websites as an online tutor and help student by sitting at your home.
Some other websites:
Note: These websites might charge some money to give you exclusive projects.
#4. Web Designer
If you have coding skills, you can learn how to design websites.
You can try some freelancing websites to get the customers or start your own websites to provide the services.
A good website costs from $200 to $10,000. So you can learn the techniques to design a very good and converting website and provide your service online.
#5. Product Reviewer
I consider product review business as a very simple business.
Just pick some good products and write your review about those products. In my cases, I write review about those products which I have personally tried.
But there are many internet marketers out there who are writing reviews just by reading other people's reviews on other blogs. So in the starting days you can also do the same.
Product reviews sites are becoming popular as the online shopping is growing day by day.
People are interested to read reviews about the products before making any final decision to buy it. So you can start your website at a very nominal price and start writing reviews for the products.
It can be beauty products, gadgets, health, decoration or anything. Find your interest and start writing reviews about those products.
You can check my article on how to make money with a blog to get better ideas.
There are tons of survey websites which pay when you complete few surveys.
Although the payout to complete a survey is very less, but still you can make a decent income by completing few surveys everyday.
Note: Such websites will charge some amount to become a premium member. After paying money to them, you are going to get some high paying surveys and exclusive surveys as well.
#7. Magazine Writer
If you really good in writing then you can contact big magazine companies and show them your column. Many magazine companies are looking for the professional writers who are interested to write for them.
These magazines pay from $50 to $100 per article.
So you can make very decent money by writing for them.
#8. Video Blogger
Video blogging is growing at such a tremendous rate.
People love to see videos as compared to read content. The content which takes 15 minutes to read can be consumed in just 2 minutes if it's video.
So you can start a video training session from your home and teach some awesome stuff.
Check the podcast below and listen how that lady built $10,000/month empire just by providing videos.
And here is the guy who just got the “best technology reviewer on the planet” award.
#9. Product Reseller
Some products in the market have reseller rights.
So you can make a deal with the company and sell those products online. Your friends might be buying many products from the different websites so you can create a small website as a reseller and tell your friends to buy the products from that website.
Making a website is not very difficult. With Website Builder you can create professional website at free of cost with some limited features as well as try their paid service for the advanced features.
This is an easy job if you know more than 2 languages. There are people on the internet who are looking for someone to translate from one language to another. You can either create your profile on different websites as a service provider or go to freelancing websites where people post their projects for the translation.
Here people are going to provide you content either in the form of video or text. You'll have to go through the content and convert it as requested.
These are some of the legitimate working from home jobs which are paying really well if you are interested to work.
I would suggest to figure out your interest before applying to any website and try to work only a single job at start. Once you'll become familiar about these online tasks and work-flow then you can move to second type of job.
These stay at home jobs are doing really great in all part of the world and people are making a decent living online. So go and start working. 🙂
If you have any doubt about any of the job listed above, feel free to ask in the comment section.
If you have already worked with sites listed above then don't forget to share your experience with is so that we can motivate more people to make money by working from home.