Working from home is one of the best ways to make money if you are willing to make dedicated effort. It comes with more freedom and autonomy of the kind of job you want to do and how you want to schedule it with other activities as opposed to a strict 9-5.
With the advancements in internet and technology and companies realizing the cost cutting benefits of outsourcing, there are many types of work-from-home jobs available today. Let’s look at the top 10 best ways you can make money from home in 2016:
1. Medical Transcriptionist
As a medical transcriptionist you can work easily from home at a time of our choosing. Generally the only equipment required is a computer, desk, and earpiece since the tasks involves transcribing recorded medical dictation. You do need to however complete a postsecondary medical transcriptionist program.
2. Web Developer
If you have a knack for building websites and blogs you can use it to earn a living from your home or from anywhere you like as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection. In today’s age having a website is a necessity for businesses and many don’t have the time or knowledge to do it themselves.
3. Virtual Assistant
With a surge in online businesses and others, many virtual assistant jobs have also sprung up which you can do from your home easily. A virtual assistant is hired to keep the company organized and handle its administrative tasks such as composing emails, responding to emails, distributing business related documents, responding to business queries and more.
4. Travel Agent
If you love to travel and explore you can put your keen research skills to use over the internet and help other people plan their tours. All you need is good knowledge of certain places you can offer your services for and become a travel agent to help people plan individual or group tours.
As a translator you may be required to work with strict deadlines but you can work from home. All you need to do to undertake this job is fluency in at least two languages and a bachelor’s degree can only be an added advantage.
6. Data Entry
There are many businesses which hire people to enter various kinds of data into their system such as to track inventory, shipments, measure output or create business plans. If you have good typing skills you can undertake this job from home and work according to your schedule.
7. Freelance writer
If you can spin words into interesting articles there are a number of freelance writing jobs out there for you to earn money from. As a freelance writer you can work from home or anywhere you like as you deliver your work timely. Many businesses outsource their content writing which is used to develop websites and maintain blogs among other things.
8. Call Center Representative
Businesses need call center representatives to handle their calls, assist customers and process their orders. Such jobs can easily be done from home as most business themselves operate online. All you need is a computer and some specific software and after that it’s your keen people’s skills which will help you manage clients and assist the company in retail sales or customer service as required.
9. Social Media Manager
Social media is an inherent part of every business’ marketing strategy that allows them to attract customers. However, most businesses hire freelance social media managers who can help them grow their business online and since it can be done from the comfort of your home, it’s an exciting work from home opportunity if you’re willing to put in effort in 2016.
Bloggers who are willing to grow their writing craft, build an audience and grow their site are able to make good money by working from home. All you need is to find a niche to target and offer valuable advice or services. Once you get the hang of it you can also start making money from sponsored posts, product sales and affiliate advertising.
These are the top 10 ways to make money from home in 2016. So if you are willing to work hard, make use of it!
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