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Home Based Jobs — Different Options to Work from Home6 min read

February 18, 2020 5 min read
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Home Based Jobs — Different Options to Work from Home6 min read

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Not every­one is enti­tled to work at a 9 to 5 job. For instance, a sin­gle mom who needs to look after her chil­dren. Or peo­ple might have some oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ty which pre­vents them from com­mit­ting to a full-time job. If you want to keep your­self occu­pied but can­not join an office reg­u­lar­ly, then home-based jobs are there to your rescue.

If you have the right kind of infor­ma­tion and research skills, you can find a job that you can do even at the com­fort of your house. With suf­fi­cient infor­ma­tion about where and how to search for a job, you can find home-based jobs in almost any indus­try you wish to work in.

Apart from the indus­try, you can also choose the time slots you want to work in. For instance, some jobs have full-time home-based require­ments for work. Some have part-time require­ments while oth­ers allow you to work at flex­i­ble hours. Hence, home-based jobs are your best shot at find­ing some­thing with­out com­pro­mis­ing on your responsibilities.

How­ev­er, not every home-based job will act as an oppor­tu­ni­ty. You need to dif­fer­en­ti­ate between what is gen­uine and what is a scam. Since the trend for online work is increas­ing, online scams are a seri­ous issue.

Before you start looking for home-based jobs online, keep these points in mind:

  • Be aware and stay alert, do not fall for job scams. Accord­ing to stud­ies, for every one legit home-based job, there are 100 job scams.
  • Con­duct­ing smart job research is key. Use key­words like home-based jobs, work from home, etc. while search­ing for jobs.
  • Do not be con­fined to look­ing for home-based jobs at entry-lev­el if you are an expe­ri­enced work­er. Some oppor­tu­ni­ties offer you jobs accord­ing to your expe­ri­ence as well.
  • Look at the oppor­tu­ni­ties accord­ing to your skills, exper­tise, edu­ca­tion, and knowledge.
  • Search for com­pa­nies that have flex­i­ble work policies.
  • Plan and set a prop­er work­ing place even if you are going to work from home. Choose a qui­et spot that can help you con­cen­trate while you work.

Listed Below Are The Various Kinds of Home Based Jobs:


If you have good typ­ing skills like fast speed with­out mak­ing errors, then you can search for a job as a tran­scrip­tion­ist. The need for tran­scrip­tion­ists is always high because com­pa­nies are always at the look­out for peo­ple who can type and con­vert audios into texts.

You may be required to either con­vert work-relat­ed or legal cas­es relat­ed audios to texts. Or you may have to work on pro­vid­ing texts, for instance, sub­ti­tles for videos. How­ev­er, these are just a few of the exam­ples of the typ­ing work from home tasks that you may be assigned. And the faster you type, con­vert­ing more and more audios to texts, the more mon­ey you can make.

Virtual Assistants

With expe­ri­ence in admin­is­tra­tion, one can choose to be a vir­tu­al assis­tant with the var­i­ous skills that you incul­cate over the years. Like a vir­tu­al assis­tant for a com­pa­ny, you may be required to set appoint­ments or make phone calls to the clients of the com­pa­ny. The respon­si­bil­i­ties of a vir­tu­al assis­tant vary from com­pa­ny to com­pa­ny. And the pay also depends on the com­plex­i­ty of the tasks that you will be enti­tled to.


You do not nec­es­sar­i­ly need a degree to start work­ing as a writer. If you have the skills to write flam­boy­ant­ly, you can start a career as a writer at any time. To land a home-based job as a writer, you may be required to sub­mit a sam­ple of your writ­ing to the employ­ers based on which they can eval­u­ate your work.

But always make sure to choose an area of your inter­est and exper­tise. As a writer, it is not nec­es­sary that you need to work under a pub­li­ca­tion or a com­pa­ny. You have the alter­na­tive to cre­ate a blog of your own.


With excep­tion­al pro­gram­ming skills, you can eas­i­ly find a job for cod­ing. Nowa­days, small busi­ness­es, as well as indi­vid­u­als, are try­ing to not spend extra mon­ey on hir­ing a sep­a­rate team for cod­ing. They are active­ly look­ing for free­lancers who can work for their busi­ness for a lim­it­ed amount of time and com­plete the giv­en tasks with­in the period.

Web Designer

The pres­ence of dig­i­tal media is emerg­ing with every pass­ing minute. There­fore, every busi­ness is try­ing to make a promi­nent pres­ence in this dig­i­tal world. And for this pur­pose, busi­ness­es need per­son­al web­sites. The bet­ter the web­site, the more the audi­ence it gets.

Each web­site has a unique design of its own, and this is the task of a web design­er. A web design­er is required to improve the design of the web­site con­stant­ly and make it look visu­al­ly more appealing.

Social Media Executives

Engag­ing with the audi­ence is one of the main activ­i­ties that help com­pa­nies make a pres­ence in this com­pet­i­tive world. There­fore, com­pa­nies hire social media exec­u­tives who can work from home and be respon­si­ble for post­ing active­ly about the com­pa­ny on var­i­ous social media platforms.

That is how the pub­lic can be made aware of all the ser­vices and prod­ucts that the com­pa­ny pro­vides. Con­vers­ing with var­i­ous clients on the var­i­ous posts, deal­ing with queries asked by online users are some of the few tasks that are han­dled by a social media executive.

Data Entry

Home-based data entry jobs are one of the most pop­u­lar options out there. Data entry involves inputting data from a vari­ety of exter­nal resources into a com­put­er data­base. All you need is a work­ing lap­top or desk­top along with an inter­net con­nec­tion. The best part about Data entry jobs is that you can take it up as an online part-time job as well.

This job is real­ly flex­i­ble and does not require a lot from the can­di­dates. You can even work as a data entry oper­a­tor after 12th class. All you need are fast and accu­rate typ­ing skills along with decent orga­ni­za­tion­al skills.

Check out Com­plete List of Online Data Entry jobs

Freelance Recruiter

A free­lance recruiter is hired by a busi­ness to find the employ­ees for their orga­ni­za­tion. Free­lance Recruiters need to make cold calls and find can­di­dates. These can­di­dates then appear for an inter­view with the company.

Since a major part of this job is about call­ing and inter­act­ing with peo­ple, you need to have impec­ca­ble com­mu­ni­ca­tion as well as inter­per­son­al skills. Free­lance recruiters have to be high­ly orga­nized to keep track of each appli­cant and fol­low up with them.

They are respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing between the hir­ing man­agers and the can­di­dates. Basic knowl­edge of HR fun­da­men­tals is will be helpful.

Online Teaching

Since the career lines are increas­ing with var­i­ous options to choose from, more and more peo­ple are seek­ing help and advice online. As an online teacher, you can either help stu­dents in their day to day sub­ject relat­ed prob­lems. Or you can be an online advis­er and help peo­ple achieve their goals in life.

Com­pa­nies are reg­u­lar­ly hir­ing indi­vid­u­als to com­plete short term goals with­out hav­ing to hire a sep­a­rate team per­ma­nent­ly. And it is just a mis­con­cep­tion that you can­not make suf­fi­cient amounts of mon­ey with home-based jobs.

If you have the skills and you can meet the tar­gets that a com­pa­ny asks for, you can make a decent amount of mon­ey from home-based jobs. You just need to set your­self apart and find out what you are excep­tion­al­ly good at. And then com­mence your job hunt in the same domain.


Sumedha is a Post Graduate in English. She has the penchant for creating a variety of content that is attention grabbing.