In recent years, the number of people who is into home-based jobs has grown and continues to grow up to this day. There is something about work from home that makes it enticing to a lot of people – stay at home moms, professional dads, newly graduates, etc. No wonder why a lot of people are becoming obsessed looking for ideas on how to work from home.
To be honest, there really are a lot of ideas on how to work from home out there. I find it even weird that sometimes you will find work from home ideas that are either extremely weird or something you never thought would pass as a “job”.
I was once working professionally in a multi-national company. I loved my job, and I liked everything about it. However, things changed when I became a mom, I had to give up my job because we could not deal with the idea of having someone else take care of our son.
But even before I decided to quit my job, I was already looking for ideas on how to work from home. Knowing myself, I knew I can’t last a day without being productive. Also, I did anticipate that there will be dull moments during the day – you know, like when the baby is asleep or when he wants to play alone. Those kinds of moments.
So, while finding ideas on how to work from home on Google, I never really expected so much. But I was wrong. I was not able to manage my expectations perfectly. I was totally blown away with so many ideas on how to work from home! I never thought there’s a lot!
I started going over each of those jobs I saw, and to be honest, I really did not expect the kinds of work from home jobs I saw. Fast-forward, I am just so glad I did my research, and I am even gladder that I was able to land in a home-based job right after I resigned.
And because I could not contain the joy in my heart about this new love that I found – no, not someone but something, and that is work from home job a.k.a. freelancing – I will be sharing with you some ideas on how to work from home.
Hopefully, after reading this, you get to find the best work from home idea that suits you. By the way, I specifically dedicate this to fellow stay at home moms who wish to make use of your dull or not-so-busy times during the day.
Why you should work from home?
Before we move on to the list of ideas on how to work from home, may I first share with you some of the key factors why you should consider working from home.
First, work from home gives you the flexibility of time. Unlike a regular day job, work from home lets you work anytime you want to work. Although some online work requires you to be online or to be working on specific hours, generally speaking, freelance jobs let you decide on your work schedule.
Such privilege is really ideal for stay at home moms – especially since we only have spare time to share, which normally is during baby’s nap time.
Second, work from home lets you work anywhere. For most work from home jobs, companies do not care whether you work at home, at a coffee shop, while on the beach or on vacation, or anywhere else the world. As long as there is high-speed internet, and you get to deliver your work in a timely manner, then there will be no problem at all.
Third, work from home lets you decide your price. While some work from home job postings does have a specific pay rate already, most online jobs still let you decide how much you are going to charge your client. I love the fact that companies honor your capacity to know your worth. I believe that being able to charge the right price for your services really helps boost the morale of anyone.
Fourth, working from home opens you to the idea of doing jobs you never heard of before. To be honest, I never knew what virtual assisting was until I started working from home. I was never aware that you can make money from transcriptions. All the more, I am not aware that you can work as a survey taker, or that you can get paid from submitting reviews, or you can make money from finding search engine errors. Like, seriously, never heard these types of jobs exist.
Lastly, but definitely not the least, work from home gives you endless earning possibilities. If you are hardworking, and you are not choosy with the kind of work from home job you get into, you will definitely be able to make a lot of money by working from home. There is certain work from home jobs that lets you earn as much as you want by simply doing tasks as many as you can.
In addition, since I am a working mom, the very important of all is that – work from home gives you the ability to make time both for your family and work. Let’s admit it, while a regular day job is professionally satisfying, work from home jobs is the ultimate satisfaction for me. It’s like you get to have the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy making time, and being there for your family, at the same time, you get to earn money for yourself and your family as well.
So, with all that’s been said, let us now proceed to the real matter – the different ideas on how to work from home.
What are the different ideas on how to work from home?
As mentioned earlier, there are just too many ideas on how to work from home out there. All you got to do is to choose wisely among the options. Chose the best that suits you and your needs – and availability too!
Anyway, here we go –
- Virtual Assisting
Virtual assisting is one of the perfect ideas on how to work from home. It gives you the flexibility of time and the ability to do work anywhere you want.
As a virtual assistant, your primary job is to provide support services like email management, customer service, scheduling of meetings and appointments, social media management, data entry, writing, graphic design, and many other administrative works remotely.
There are several online sites that provide virtual assisting jobs. These include the following:
– Time etc.
– People Per Hour
To qualify as a virtual assistant, you have to have the following skills and traits:
– With excellent communication skills
While some companies require a university degree, most people who provide virtual assisting jobs do not really mind. The same goes for work experience – although administrative work background will definitely be an advantage.
Bookkeeping is another great idea for anyone who wants to venture into the work from home industry. It’s a very common task that most people can easily do – even those without prior work experience in bookkeeping.
As the name suggests, bookkeeping is all about looking after “books” like the financial records of a business. If you have previous bookkeeping or administrative work experience, it would definitely be an advantage but not necessarily a requirement.
As a bookkeeper, your job includes recording all financial transactions of a business to an accounting system. In addition, some other bookkeeping tasks include banking, filing VAT returns, invoicing, as well as following up payments from customers.
If you want to know more about how to become a bookkeeper, you may visit and check the International Association of Bookkeepers website.
To find bookkeeping jobs, you may check job listing sites like the following:
- Freelance Writing
Freelance writing is another popular idea on how to work from home. Also, it’s another home-based job that is very perfect especially for stay at home moms who wish to make money while taking care of their kids and the home.
Unlike other work from home jobs that require training and certifications, freelance writing lets anyone who has the passion and the skills for writing do the job. While having an English or a Journalism degree is an advantage, having any of these is not really necessary. As I said, it’s open for anyone who loves writing.
Of all the work from home jobs I have done in the past, writing is what I loved the most. Well, apart from the fact that I love the craft, I also like that most clients let you work at your own time and pace, and you get to earn a really good salary rate.
There are so many job listing sites out there where you will find freelance writing jobs. Some of these include:
Furthermore, if you wish to get into this industry, just so you know, as a freelance writer, your work depends on your client. Some may require you to do technical writing, article writing while some blogging or ghostwriting. There are also clients or online sites that hire academic writers, which means you are going to work on writing a thesis, dissertations, term papers, and other academic papers.
To qualify as a freelance writer, generally, you possess the following:
– Excellent communication skills
– Knowledgeable on different writing styles
– Great attention to detail
– English or journalism degree holder an advantage but not required
So, if you think you have what it takes to be one, go ahead and apply for freelance writing job opportunities. I swear, mommies like me – especially – will love this line of work.
When blogging you could either choose to work for someone, meaning write blogs for a blogger or you may create your own.
For me, if you are just starting out, I suggest you work for someone else first. That way you get to have an idea on how to go about it. Through working as a blogger for someone, you will learn about the basics of blogging, and all that.
Once you have mastered the craft, and you are already confident enough to build your own, then it’s time to venture into your very own blog.
I tell you, starting your own blog gives you a huge earning potential. In fact, blogging is one of the most profitable online business ideas!
To start a blog, you must first decide on the topic. I suggest you go for something that you are passionate about. If you are a mom, your blog may focus on baby and motherhood or parenting; if you love traveling, you can focus on travel and leisure; if you love food, then start a food blog. The same goes if you love photography or movies, then focus on those.
It’s very important that as a blogger, you know exactly what you want to offer to your readers. That way, it is easier to market your blog, and of course, to write blogs.
Starting a blog may require a very minimal cost, but the return of investment is huge! No wonder why a lot of people are getting into blogging.
The nicest thing about having your own blog is it gives you the freedom to work anytime and anywhere you want. It does not limit you and your creativity as well.
Now, when it comes to earning from blogging, there are several ways for you to monetize your blog. Some examples are the following:
– Advertisements on your blog (best example if through Google ads)
– Sponsored posts
– Affiliate marketing (wherein you earn from commissions form advertising and recommending products and/or services)
– Offering products and/or services
Online selling is also very popular when it comes to the work from home industry. What I like about this is the fact that you are your own boss. While it may be a little challenging in the beginning, at the end of the day, when you work hard and you put your heart to it, you will eventually succeed in this field.
E-commerce gives you a lot of options. All you need to have is a reliable internet connection, and a website (or you can use available online marketplaces instead!).
Dropshipping has grown its popularity over the recent years. Through this business method, you do not need to buy products and hold stock anymore. Instead, what happens is once you receive an order through your online store, you will just immediately place an order with your third party supplier, and they will handle packing and shipping of items for you. If you come to think about it, it allows you to save a lot of time and effort.
To give you an idea, some of the most common places where you can sell your items online (apart from your own website) are:
– Facebook Marketplace
– 3D Cart
To help you find ideas on what products to sell, you may check the following sites:
– Big Buy
You know, if you have the means to start your own online business, I highly suggest you pursue dropshipping. It’s really something I find as a genius idea! I love the fact that it lets you do business, make money, at the same time, makes your business less stressful.
If you are a teacher by profession who chose to leave your job to be a full-time mom, or someone who simply loves teaching, tutoring work is the ideal work from home job for you.
There are so many companies online that provides tutoring services, at the same time provide work to those who wants to work from home.
What I like about tutoring is that it allows you to help someone, at the same time, from an idealist point of view, it gives you that sense of fulfillment.
Like most work from home jobs, online tutoring lets you work during your most convenient time. So, there really is no pressure here.
If you are interested to get into this kind of job, here are some sites that offer tutoring work:
- Renting a Space
For sure you are familiar with Airbnb. It’s a very famous app that lets you book a room or a house to stay at a very lower price compared to when you book hotels. Airbnb has gained popularity among tourists and travelers over the years.
If you wish to earn money without the hassle of working, this is ideal for you. All you need is a space, and you can start your very own Airbnb business.
This is specifically ideal for those who has free space and are situated near local attractions. You know, the earning potentials of being an Airbnb host is great.
If you want to learn more about how to become an Airbnb host, just go visit the Airbnb website for further information.
To be honest, there are just really so many ideas on how to work from home, which is not surprising because over the years many people and companies too are into work from home. Well, it does help save you a lot of money anyway. No wonder that even those with regular day jobs would rather quit and pursue a work from home career.
As with companies, providing work from home jobs saves them a lot of money too! That is a big slash off their usual overhead cost.
Anyway, so, if you want to take a chance at work from home. Go ahead and pursue the job that best fits you.