8 High Paying Work-From-Home Jobs That Almost Anyone Can Do

Leah Bourne
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Looking for a job that you can show up to in your pajamas, with a commute that is about ten seconds long, and where you can take naps in your own bed during your lunch break? That pretty much settles it, you are looking for work-from-home jobs. Some remote jobs are better than others though, so we rounded up the best paying work-from-home jobs that pretty much everyone can do, no formal training required.

1. Virtual Assistant

How Much It Pays: $10 to $30 an hour

The JD: Act as a remote assistant to either companies or individuals doing office duties like emails, managing calendars, data entry, or booking travel and restaurant reservations.

How To Find Openings: Freelance virtual assistant gigs are pretty easy to find on sites like Upwork and PeoplePerHour.

2. Transcription

How Much It Pays: $14 to $25 an hour

The JD: You can actually get paid to listen to audio files and type out what you hear. You’ll only need a computer and Wi-Fi to get to work, too. And, if you happen to have a background in the medical or legal fields, you might be able to earn even more for this line of work.

How To Find Openings: Sites like TranscribeAnywhere and TranscribeMe are great places to start your search.

3. Vlogger

How Much It Pays: $1 to $2 per 1,000 hits

The JD: Everybody has a special skill whether it is being an expert baker, embroiderer, a great DIY makeup artist (or something else entirely, use your imagination here). Why not capitalize on that by creating video tutorials, which do gangbusters well on popular video platforms like YouTube. All you have to do is sign up for a free YouTube account to get started.

How To Find Openings: All you need is a phone and the YouTube app. To enroll in the partner program, click on YouTube settings and check the circle next to “Allow Advertisements.” Then, on the YouTube monetization page, opt in.

4. Remote English Teacher

How Much It Pays: $15 an hour and up

The JD: If you are a native English speaker with basic computer skills, who loves to teach, this could be a great remote position for you. Students in countries ranging from Korea to Germany are looking for teachers to practice their English with. Most of these sessions take place over the phone or via Skype. Being bilingual is a big plus here, but not required, and you’ll receive a few of training sessions to prepare you for the gig.

How To Find Openings: GoFluent is a great place to start, as it works with big corporations looking to provide English training to employees.

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5. Customer Service Rep

How Much It Pays: $10 to $19 an hour

The JD: Gone are the days of having to work in a large call center in order to be a customer service rep, many companies ranging from Hilton to HSN actually employ customer service reps who work remotely. If you are a problem solver, love chatting on the phone, and have great communications skill overall, this could be a job to consider.

How To Find Openings: Staffing companies including AriseAlpine AccessVIPdeskLiveOps, and Convergys hire for these positions.

6. Search Engine Evaluator

How Much It Pays: $10 an hour

The JD: Do you already spend way too much time surfing the web? Why not turn your favorite way to procrastinate into cold hard cash? Believe it or not Google, Yahoo! and other search engines pay people to search for things, and then report back on if the results matched what they were looking for.

How To Find Openings: These jobs tend to be filled by outside firms including Leapforce At Home and Appen Butler Hill.

7. Professional Survey Taker

How Much It Pays: Around $300 per month

The JD: Pretty much everyone has stumbled across surveys online that reportedly pay. To make real money at the at-home survey gig means committing to it, and signing up with multiple companies at once, while sorting out the scams from the real thing. Plenty of people though are able to turn surveys into a substantial side gig.

How To Find Openings: Survey Junkie, Opinion OutpostIpsos and Inbox Dollars are great places to start. Again, remember, the more you sign-up for at once, the more money you’ll be able to make.

8. Pet Sitter

How Much It Pays: $8 to $25 an hour

The JD: Do you love dogs and cats? Would you love to open up your home to pets? Pet sitting might be the right work at home job for you.

How To Find Openings: There are several sites that help pair pet sitters to furry clients. Take a look at DogVacay and Wag.

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