37 Amazing Jobs You Can Do From Home

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There are a variety of jobs that can pay you to stay at home to work and they can all pay at different intervals.

None of us enjoy doing work and not knowing when we will get paid for it. After all, that can be the classic sign of a scam, and, sometimes we might take on extra work because we need the extra money immediately.

These work at home jobs can provide you with a steady paycheck.

With most of these options, you can get paid by PayPal, gift cards, or even direct deposit. It just depends on the platform and your payment preference, when multiple payment options are available.

Sometimes, you might even be able to receive an earning bonus by choosing a specific payment method like a 5% bonus for choosing gift cards.

Freelance Work

Freelancing is one of the most lucrative methods to work from home. Not only can you skip the commute, you also have the added flexibility of being able to schedule your work around your other daily activities.

You might pursue these income streams in your free time to earn a second income or to replace the income of your existing full-time job.

1. Work for Yourself

One of the easiest ways is to ensure you get paid weekly is to be self-employed and working directly with freelance clients.

Working for yourself eliminates the middleman (i.e. a freelance platform like Fiverr or Upwork). This means you avoid payment delays, site fees, and lack of convenience.

By working directly with a client, you both decide on a payment schedule if the work is recurring.

Since you work at home, the easiest payment method will be PayPal. You send an invoice once a job is completed and you receive the money as soon as the client approves the invoice.

Some examples of freelance work can include writing, graphic design, data entry, website management, or some of these other PayPal-friendly freelance jobs.

The best way to connect with online clients is to create an online website (preferably hosted by BlueHost for $2.95 a month). This site will help show that you are a real person, your quality of work and the services you offer.

Here’s a bonus tip, create a “Work with Me” page that includes your email address so clients and websites can connect with you in addition to sending pitches to individual business owners.

2. Work for a National Company

One of the leading databases for work at home jobs is FlexJobs. You do have to pay to use this database, but, they prescreen all the companies to only present legitimate jobs from real employers.

There are over 50 different job categories to search from to find your ideal employer. For example, you can scour the listings for bookkeeping, customer support, writing, and educational categories.

Payment intervals can vary, but, some of the opportunities will pay weekly.

3. Upwork

Upwork is one of the largest all-in-one freelance platforms. It’s free to join and you can bid on up to 30 projects each month plus receive invitations to interview for other job proposals.

You can connect with clients for nearly any online task including freelance writing, graphic design, data entry, customer service, computer coding, translation, and legal services.

There is a 10-day holding period from the time the client approves your work (milestone) to when you can collect payment. Once your available balance is at least $100, you can request payment via direct deposit or PayPal.

4. Fiverr

Another popular freelance platform is Fiverr. It’s similar to Upwork as you can get paid to do just about any task where the completed work can be delivered electronically.

Setting up a profile with Fiverr gives you additional exposure to potential freelance clients.

Fiverr gets its name from the fact the freelancers can charge $5 (or more) per gig. For select tasks, some sellers charge up to $10,000 per task. Now that’s a serious payday!

Many Fiverr customers like to hire freelancers like you to design eBook covers, create company logos, write blog posts, create digital videos and audio recordings, and other tasks they don’t have the skills to complete.

My wife and I have personally used Fiverr to hire somebody to create a book cover for a self-published book. One the gig is complete, you get paid.

5. Design T-shirts at CafePress

Personalized t-shirts, clothing, and houseware items are popular. If you can make snazzy designs, CafePress can be a great creative outlet where you can get paid for your design skills.

All you need to do is upload your designs and you get paid when a customer buys one of your products. CafePress will print the item and mail it from their distribution center.

Want an easy way to make money in your spare time? Check out Survey Junkie where you can take short surveys for cash. They have a Trustpilot of 4.5 out of 5.

6. Become a Virtual Assistant

Websites are constantly looking for quality virtual assistants. You might be able to earn top-dollar at Fancy Hands where you can get paid for doing 20 minutes of work for a variety of professional tasks.

There are two different types of jobs. Standard jobs give you 24 hours to complete the task at your own convenience.

Live requests need to be completed in real-time with the client, just like when you call a live customer service rep to walk you through booking a customized hotel reservation.

From clerical assistance to website design and programming, there is a task for your skillset.

7. Amazon MTurk

Usually when you think of Amazon, you think of their many different ways to find some of best online deals to save money shopping. They also have their own “get paid to” site called MTurk (Mechanical Turk).

MTurk will pay you anywhere from a few pennies to several dollars per task. The quicker you work, the more HITs (tasks) you can complete each hour.

You can get paid to complete a variety of tasks like entering the purchase amounts for scanned grocery receipts, taking surveys (mostly academic research), transcribing audio, and performing data research.

There are over 421,000 different tasks to choose from, so there is never a shortage of earning opportunities.

The site gives you the option to be paid by direct deposit or Amazon gift cards. You can also request payment weekly as the minimum payment amount is $1. You can easily hit this threshold by completing one task.

8. Clickworker

Clickworker is similar to Amazon MTurk in that you can get paid to take surveys, perform web research, write text for advertising campaigns, translate content into a different language and more.

Some of these tasks will be more technical which means a higher average pay rate compared to MTurk. You can receive payment by PayPal seven days after a task has been completed.

9. Appen

For those of you that are computer gurus in AI, Appen can be an excellent option. The company is located in Kirkland, WA but offers work from home jobs.

The company offers large jobs to micro tasking roles. They provide you with flexible opportunities to work from home and cater to your schedule.

Their part time jobs consist of simple tasks that, added up, make a big difference. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Appen was ranked #1 in 2020 by FlexJobs as a Top 100 Company with Remote Jobs. They are proud to offer jobs in line with their values of fair pay, inclusion and well-being.

10. Web Searcher

Swagbucks is one of the few all-inclusive platforms that lets you get paid for completing a variety of tasks.

If one of your freelance gigs is writing or web research, you can “double dip” by performing your web searches through the Swagbucks search engine. This will provide the same keyword results as going through Google or Bing.

Like some of the other recommendations on this list, you can get paid to watch videos, take surveys, or play games for rewards points as well.

Every point you earn can be redeemed for gift cards or PayPal cash.

11. Doing Micro-Tasks

Another “get paid to site” like Swagbucks is InboxDollars. You can get paid for completing a variety of micro-tasks like online surveys, watching videos, playing games, surfing the web, and opening emails.

For example, you might be able to make $25 for a survey if you qualify. Most of the tasks only take a few minutes to complete.

This can be a great side income stream if you are a stay at home parent or want to earn a few extra dollars in your free time or on the daily bus ride.

12. Taking Surveys

If you primarily want to focus on making money through paid online surveys, Survey Junkie can pay you weekly. Most surveys only take 15 minutes to complete and pay up to $3 per survey.

By taking several surveys a week, you can reach the $10 payment threshold and receive instant payment via PayPal or gift card. Your opinions will tell businesses what products will help improve the quality of your life.

13. Maru Springboard America

Maru Springboard America, also known as simply, Springboard, is a fun and simple way to experience surveys.

Springboard was created by first asking their users surveys about what they wanted out of a survey company. They then took this information and created a platform to have your voice heard by government bodies, media, non-profit and private companies.

As you complete surveys, you will be rewarded with points. Redeem points for prizes and entries in monthly sweepstakes.

An added bonus to completing surveys is being one of the first people to know about products and services.

  • Earn .50 to $10 per survey
  • Payout is through PayPal or Venmo
  • Ge entered in $1000 Sweepstakes just for joining

14. SigTrack

If you are civic-minded, SigTrack can be an interesting proposition as you can get paid to process voter registration applications and signed petitions.

Hiring is on an on-demand basis so you might have to check back periodically if they are not currently accepting applications.

Once you begin working for SigTrack, they will pay you via PayPal.

15. Test Websites and Apps

With UserTesting, companies will pay you to record yourself to test websites and apps. The client will give you a list of tasks that need to be performed.

As you interact with their product, you tell them what you like and dislike. This will give them the opportunity to make any changes or rollout an app update.

16. Mindswarms

Mindswarms is an interactive video survey company where you will be instantly paid in PayPal cash for recording a 10-minute video.

All you have to do is answer seven questions within those ten minutes and you earn $50 each time. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or webcam with video and audio recording capability.

Writing Jobs

While video-based jobs are gaining a larger foothold in the online world as internet bandwidth speeds increase and our gadgets become more high-tech, writing is still one of the most common work at home jobs.

While there are deadlines to be met, writing is popular because you can do it from anywhere with an internet connection.

This means you can get paid from home, the coffee shop or after the children go to bed.

17. Proofread Anywhere

If you don’t want to spend your entire day writing new content, proofreading is also financially lucrative.

Proofread Anywhere can be one of the best places to get started as you get paid to proofread basic documents like eBooks and white papers to more complex legal and medical transcripts.

You can get paid after completing each micro-task.

18. Transcription

Being a Transcriptionist is a little different than the other recommendations in this section. You must be able to transcribe audio recordings into a written copy.

Pay can range from $15 to $25 per hour for general transcription and you can earn more for medical and legal transcription as they usually require prior transcription or professional experience.

Check out Transcribe Anywhere which has a Free Mini Course on how to get started doing transcriptions.

19. BlogMutt

Verblio takes the “stakeholder” approach to freelance writing.

While you are an independent contractor, you can eventually earn a small share of the company. As a Verblio writer, you write articles for businesses and you get paid once a business buys your post.

Currently, there is a 90% acceptance rate.

As your experience level increases, Verblio will let you write longer and higher-paying posts. Eventually, you can become a co-owner of the company.

According to Verblio, they are the only freelance writing platform to offer this incentive. You will get paid every Monday through PayPal after sending an invoice to Verblio with your accepted articles.

20. Boost Media

Are you a marketing guru who can work magic with very few words? If so Boost Media will pay you to write ads that will be displayed in search engines and social media pages.

Pay can start at $4 per accepted ad and Boost pays you weekly.

21. Cash for Essays

Do you have a stash of old college essays that you have no use for now that you graduated? Cash for Essays will pay you to give those essays a second life.

You can upload as many essays as you want to sell and within three to five days, you will receive an offer on the ones they accept.

Once you accept their offer, you will receive a PayPal payments.

22. Online Writing Jobs

Make up to $50 per article at Online Writing Jobs. Pay will vary based on your writing skills and the article length. You will receive payment weekly by PayPal for all completed work.

Most articles will be for websites that want SEO-optimized content and will be on a variety of topics. You can view recently completed jobs to get an idea of the clientele that hires freelance writers through Online Writing Jobs.

Phone-Based Jobs

You can also get paid to be a phone-based customer service rep. While each company might have different requirements, they generally let you work from home provided you have quick, reliable internet access and a distraction-free workroom.

23. American Support

Job opportunities are consistently changing at American Support. They usually hire work from home inbound sales agents and customer service reps. Base pay starts at $9 an hour with the chance to receive a raise after 30 days.

You can be paid by direct deposit or cash card each week.

24. Blue Zebra Appointment Setting

Blue Zebra Appointment Setting hires callers to cold call potential clients to create appointments with a company.

An even more lucrative position is serving as an administrative assistant where you have more responsibility but might not be doing as money cold calls.

Pay is weekly for both positions and you can earn up to $25 per hour for your efforts.

25. Live Chat Support with Needle

If you would rather be a live chat representative, Needle is hiring people just like you to be a chat professional.

You will help customers in the buying process for some of your favorite brands so they can find the best deals. And, you can help answer any questions they might have as well. Pay is every Monday through PayPal.

26. On Point at Home

For a fresh approach on the phone-based jobs, you might decide to become an advocacy counselor with On Point at Home. You will make phone calls and written campaigns on business-based political issues, not social issues.

Don’t worry. You will not be responsible for soliciting funds from donors and supporters.

When you are working on a project, you will need to be available for at least 25 hours per week for two to twelve weeks at a time until the campaign is completed.

Each counselor is paid hourly and receives a direct deposit paycheck weekly. At the end of a campaign, you can apply for another campaign. There are also leadership positions available to earn higher wages.

Tutoring

The Internet has made tutoring easier than ever. While you can still go to the library to tutor local students, you can also get paid to connect with people from the other side of the globe. Seriously!

27. Tutor.com

Tutor.com accepts tutors from a variety of academic backgrounds and accomplishments Whether you are a college student, industry expert, or somewhere in between, you can be a paid tutor at Tutor.com.

You are allowed to tutor anywhere from five hours a week to twenty-nine hours, it depends on your flexibility. And, you can adjust your hours of availability on a weekly basis.

The application process can take between 1-3 weeks. After you are approved, you can choose who you tutor to (i.e. high school students, college students, adult learners). Every session can be video based.

28. Chegg

Chegg is another large online tutoring service. Pay starts at $20 an hour and you can earn more for tutoring in-demand subjects and the top tutors are earning at least $1,000 a month!

While anybody can apply to be a tutor, Chegg is very college-student friendly which makes this a great opportunity to make money as a college student.

As you tutor more students, your reputation ranking will increase and Chegg will send more students your way. As always, you will be paid every single week.

29. StudyPool

Another lucrative tutoring option is StudyPool which states you can make more here than other tutoring sites because of lower commissions and fees.

What’s different with Studypool is that you can bid on tutoring gigs to help students with their homework. The top Studypool tutors in 2016, for example, earned over $269,000 in a single year.

Over 10,000 questions are posted daily, so you should have no problem bidding on a question to get paid.

30. Tutor ESL with Cambly

If you want to become an ESL tutor, Cambly can be a good option. You can connect with clients from all over the world that want to hone their English language skills to improve their employment chances.

It’s possible to tutor 1-on-1 and in group sessions. Cambly pays by the minute and earnings are deposited each Monday by PayPal.

31. NiceTalk

NiceTalk is another ESL tutoring site where you partner with Chinese speakers and have conversations with them so they can practice and improve their English skills.

Pay is $10 per hour and you can request payment on PayPal once your balance reaches $20.

So, all you have to do is tutor for two hours a week and you get paid. And, there’s the opportunity to receive bonuses if you are an excellent tutor.

Sell Something Online

You might also decide to sell online, as you can get paid for each sale, it can be easy to get paid on a weekly basis.

32. Sell Used Textbooks and Books

Make some extra cash by selling your used books and textbooks on Bookscouter. All you have to do is enter the ISBNs for each book and Bookscouter will compare the buying prices from 35 different vendors.

You choose which vendor(s) you want and then you ship your books off in a prepaid package and you can get paid by check or PayPal cash when the items are received.

33. Sell You Unused Electronics

If you have a drawer full of old cellphones and other unused electronics that are just collecting dust, you might be able to sell them instantly on Decluttr.

The Decluttr app lets you scan the barcode of unwanted DVDs and video games or you can enter the serial number of your old phones and tablets. Once your items arrive at the Decluttr warehouse, PayPal payment is sent within 24 hours.

34. Start Your Own Dropshipping Business

Have you ever ordered from a third-party seller on Amazon or eBay? If the answer is yes, chances are the seller never touched the product.

Instead, they partnered with a manufacturer who ships the product directly from their warehouse when a purchase is made. The drop shipper earns a small profit from each sale through this form of retail arbitrage.

It’s possible to get paid weekly.

While there is some initial work involved to form a partnership with a manufacturer and to build a website, this can be a unique way to earn passive income.

To make the process easy, build an online store through Shopify. This site will post your listings all over the internet (i.e. eBay, Amazon, Etsy, etc.), handle payments, and calculate postage. All you do is box up your item and ship it.

Non-Online Work at Home Options

These income streams can still be very lucrative, but an internet connection is not required. Even though many tasks have gone digital, some things still need to be completed in person.

35. Babysit

This income stream is something you can do from the comfort of your home without a computer. Although, listing your services on Care.com can help connect you with other parents looking for a responsible sitter.

While you can go to the child’s home, you can also watch them at your house as well. You can increase your earnings by operating a work home-based daycare where parents can pay by the week with cash, check, or credit card.

36. Walk Dogs

Another option is to offer home-based pet care services. Whether you want to walk dogs or operate a pet daycare, this is another potential income stream that can let you work as often as you want.

Once again, you can offer your services on Care.com to connect with local pet owners that will give their furry friends the love they need while they are away at work or traveling out of town.

37. Teach Music Lessons

If you are musically-inclined, you can offer music lessons. By meeting at a local community center or having students drive to your house, you can teach weekly lessons to students of every age.

You might decide to have students pay at the end of each lesson or prepay for the entire month (which can be better than getting paid weekly). Who knows, you just might train the next Mozart or Louis Armstrong.

Summary

There are a variety of ways to work from home and get paid at regular weekly intervals.

Regardless of how much time you have, there’s at least one new income stream you can begin doing today to make money. Now, let’s get started!

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Comments

  1. When can I start?

    • Immediately! All you have to do is sign up or start pitching.

  2. Thanks a lot for this wonderful article. I have been looking or this type of information because I wanted to know about jobs which have career growth and high pay. Thank you very much for this post.

    • Your welcome! Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Will the state pay you to clean your own house?

    • Not that I am aware of.

  4. I am from India. Can I accept and utilize them for earning money?

    • You would have to check further into each one you are interested in. You could probably freelance without a problem, but if you want to use Fiverr, for instance, you should look at their policies, terms, and conditions. It might tell you whether or not it will work in India. I hope you have good luck finding a work from home job.

  5. Good day,
    How do I go about doing online work from home, like typing, surveys, or anything that pays?

    Regards

    • You can use some of the ideas in this post, of course. But we also have lots of other posts on our site about working from home that can help you. They’ll help you to become a proofreader, virtual assistant, freelance writer, or some other profession of your choice. These are just a few examples. Good luck! 🙂

  6. Hi,
    I’m just trying to find a job to work from home. I’m a 38 year old.

    • Well, check out this post to see if there are some options that sound like they might work for you. We also have other work from home posts, so check them out as well. I hope you find something that you like.

    • Hi my name is thiane I’m 42 and a unemployed wife trying to get a job and work from home. Believe I try this before but all the jobs to work from home was all scams

  7. I’m looking for work to do at home, like bindery, finishing, making folders, folding, stapling, and small assembly display – handiwork.

    • Try out some of the ideas on this list to help you. We also have lots of other posts on this website that you can check out to make money from home too. Good luck!

  8. I wish to work as a baby sitter.

    • To get started, try watching the children of a few people you know to get recommendations. Then see if they will refer you to others and provide references to others you contact on your own. You can also use the links in this post to help you get started. Good luck!

  9. When can I start working?

    • I think you are misunderstanding the post. This website is not offering work from home jobs. However, you can click the links within this post to see if you can find work with those businesses. I wish you luck!

  10. What if I have no money?

    • We lots of ideas on this website about ways you can make money. Check them out to see if you can do some of them.

  11. I like On Point at Home. It fits my schedule. It’s also a great way to make a difference.

    • That’s great, Shonterra. I’m glad you found something that works for you and that you like.

  12. Respectfully, sir, I am looking for a good and high paying job. So, please help me if you can. I am waiting for your reply about that. Thank you so much!

    • Try using the information and links in this post to help you. We have other posts on this site that might help as well. Make sure you check them out!

  13. I am looking for a job that I can work from home.

    • Check out the links and other information in this post to help you get started. Good luck!

  14. I am looking for a work from home job with a utility company or a phone or electric company taking inbound calls.

    • That sounds pretty specific. I hope you can find what you are looking for. However, if you don’t limit your options so much you might have better luck getting a work from home job. Good luck!

  15. Please, is there any agent who can help me? Can you please give me their phone number?

    • I don’t understand your question. If you are wanting someone to call you about a job, that is not how this works. You need to follow the links in this post to see if you can get a work from home job. 🙂

  16. I’m looking for job that I can work from home. I need a student’s job. I need to buy medication for my grandmother, please.

    • To get a job, follow the information, ideas, and links in this post. In addition, we have other posts on this site that might help you to make extra money, side hustle, or get a job. Good luck!

  17. I’m looking for a job that i can work from home. I need to support my two kids.

    • Check out some of the great options in this article!

  18. I am interested. I am a players referee coach and physical trainer in Basketball. I have followed training in mechanics (car and motorcycle) with the Germans. I also followed a training in printing and I am currently Technician Continuous Driver for the protection of listings here. Thank you!

    • Sounds like you have some good skills! You could definitely use some of them to make some extra money! Check the list and some of the links to see how you could get started!

  19. How can I get started and are there any cost implications.

    • It depends what you are interested in doing! There can be start up costs, though some of these jobs and websites are free to join!

      • How can I make money by talking to people.

        • A lot of companies like hotels, like to have remote workers who can answer calls for them or do catch services. I would check in to something like that as it would give you the chance to make money by talking!

  20. I am looking for a job I can work at home soon as possible.

    • Im looking for a job that I can work from home

  21. Josh, very interest in working from home. I quit my job in 2017 due to illness and I’m ready to get back into the working field.

  22. I want a phone based job or some type of data entry job. Can you help me?

    • Hey Alicia! Check out some of the info and links in the article for how you can get started!

  23. i did that and i am confused on some of it…. is there any other help you can give me

  24. hi I have recently had to become a full time stay at home dad while my partner is working full time working towards becoming a veterinarian. and I my self would like to support my family aswell as let my partner support us. but have absolutely no experience with really any of these fields posted. but I am interested in looking at starting something up. I have tried to do surveys through a few pages but nothing comes from it. so please any help on information on starting something along the lines of any of these posted would be very muchly appreciated.

  25. Well, that was a pretty fascinating read, not going to lie. I really hope you continue to write. Probably one of the more informative pieces I’ve read on this subject. Thanks!

  26. I want to work as a designer at cafepress.

  27. Dear Deacon,
    Sincerely, this is a very good write up. But please can you help me with the ones that accept Nigerians to work for them.

    • Hello Akinyemi,

      Most of the info in these article are going to only work in the United States. You can check and see if any are available in your country. Some of the site have a list of countries where they’re available. You can also check FAQ pages. Best of luck!

  28. What about those who are deaf or hard of hearing? Any suggestions?

    • A lot of the things on the list could work! Things like surveys and online work can be done by those who have hearing loss. Additionally, depending on the other skills you have, such as if you write, do graphic design, etc, you can become a virtual assistant. A lot of times jobs like that require communication, but since they are remote work, you can easily communicate via email or other written form. Hope that this helps!

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