5 Online Jobs You Can Do From A Home Office

Posted: 11.08.2018


So you’ve just completed work on your brand new home office. You’ve built yourself a great little workspace, complete with a powerful PC, and you’ve surrounded your space with inspirational artwork and weighty tomes to get you in the right mood for work. All that’s left for you to do now is tell your boss what you really think of them (in your head, of course), hand in your 30-day notice and start dreaming about your new self-employed life.

Unfortunately, you haven’t quite figured out what that self-employed life might entail yet. You’re not actually sure which jobs you could potentially do from home, and which ones could be money-spinners. Well, we’re here to help. Here are 5 jobs you can do from your home office which all only need you to be online. If you’re struggling with money while you get yourself established, check out this video by Everyday Loans for help with improving your credit score and kicking off your new career.


Blogging
 
Let’s start with a difficult one. Blogging is every amateur writer’s dream (and some professional writers’ dream, too). If you’re an expert in your field, or you’re a leading voice academically in your profession, then there may well be a demand for you to write down your knowledge, experience and opinions in a blog. Make no mistake, though; blogging is hard work, and making enough money from it to live on is harder still. You’ll need to seek out potential affiliate partners in order to insert organic links into your content; affiliate marketing is a great way not only to make you money, but also to help your customers discover products or services they might never have found before. Blogging for a living takes hard graft, but it’s worthwhile when you’ve got a popular, well-earning blog under your belt.
 
Trading
 
Once upon a time, trading was the premise exclusively of Wall Street brokers and professionals. Not any more, though. Thanks to the advent of smartphones, apps and high-speed Internet, pretty much anybody can become a trader with the right know-how. You will need a high-speed connection to keep up-to-date with the latest developments across all markets, and you’ll also need a strong head for mathematics and a propensity for multi-tasking. Once all that’s been sorted, though, there are lots of great guides available online to help you get started on the road to becoming a trader. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience; there are platforms for beginners and amateurs alike, whether it’s Forex trading, binary options or any other type of trading.
 
Data entry
 
Okay, so data entry might not sound like the most exciting or sexy job available, and it isn’t, really. That said, there are still plenty of companies who urgently need this work doing and are willing to outsource it to those working from home. Think about it: your responsibilities would be fairly minimal (depending on the data you’re being asked to log), the work isn’t too difficult, and you get to work at your own pace, liaising with the company you’re working for on a semi-regular basis. If you’re looking for a job that’s not too demanding on your time or brain power (let’s say you have a hobby that takes up a lot of your time, for example), then data entry could be the way forward for you. There are plenty of respectable data entry positions available out there, and many of them allow you to work from home.

Graphic Design
 
This one might be a little more specialist, as it requires you to have a talent for graphic design and an eye for visual flair. If you’re a graphic design aficionado, though, you’ll be pleased to learn that many companies don’t need you to work in their offices full-time in order to do graphic design work for them. Companies regularly need their logos, brand graphics and visual elements designed by professionals, so if you’re a graphic designer, your skills are in demand. If you’ve just started out, try creating a few logos and brand graphics for fictional companies, then use them as a portfolio to show off what you can do. Before long, the work should start coming your way, especially if you’re proactive in looking for it.
 
Proofreading and editing
 
Do you have an eye for mistakes and grammatical errors in blocks of text? If so, you could earn a serious packet proofreading work for companies, authors and bloggers. Many writers need proofreaders to once-over their work and make sure it’s free of errors; a professionally-constructed piece of prose, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, makes more money and attracts more viewers than one that’s riddled with mistakes. Writers often either don’t have the time or don’t have the inclination to proofread or edit their own work, so that’s where you come in. Editing is slightly harder work than proofreading; you might be asked to take out parts of the text which are irrelevant to the overall message, or change the wording of sentences to better communicate the message of the text. If you feel you can do this, though, there’s a world of opportunity out there for you in this area.


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