As technology progress, it gives us opportunities to work anywhere and anytime we want. This kind of opportunities are heaven sent from above especially for stay-at-home moms and dads.
If you’re a parent and you want to have more time for your kids but don’t want to compromise your livelihood, these are the jobs that will fit your situation.
Home based jobs from different outsourcing sites such as upwork, onlinejobsph, freelancer, and golance, keep on increasing in numbers. Now is the perfect time to learn and apply for these kind of jobs.
Once you get to know the ins and outs of this online job thing, you may want to find a business you can work out to put it on the next level. But for now, here’s 10 of the most common home based jobs you can apply for online not just part-time but full time basis as well.
1. Become a Virtual Assistant
For small and big business owners, virtual assistants are very helpful. Outsourcing talents from overseas reduces the operational cost and level of stress, and increases rate of productivity.
The main goal of every businesses is profit and therefore virtual assistants are perfect in many business operation. Philippines and India are two of the top countries where businesses outsource their manpower.
If you are organized, has good oral and written communication skills, computer literate, and flexible in work, you can consider virtual assistance as your online job.
2. English Tutor
There’s an increasing demand for English tutor in Asian countries such as Japan and Korea. This is the perfect time to showcase your English skills. If you got a good command of the English language, you can earn around Php 18,000 per month part time and for the full-time tutors, around Php 30,000 every month.
If you really want to become an English tutor, it would be best if you can take courses to get certifications so you can present yourself as a qualified tutor. This way, you can increase your value and professionalize your craft.
3. Digital Marketing
Digital marketers are individuals that promotes the business directly to customers or other to business. Most of the time, a digital marketer works with a team consisting of web developer, content writer, copy writer, and social media manager.
Here are some of the things you might want to add to your skillset in order to work as Digital Marketer:
- Web Design/development
- Google Tools
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social Media Platforms
4. Data Entry Jobs
This is probably one of the most easiest online jobs you can apply for. You don’t necessarily need an educational background of bachelor’s degree. Even if you’re a high school student and computer literate, you’re in.
Data Entry is commonly offered in many online job sites. If you are proficient in spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, have fast typing skills, detail oriented, you can apply for data entry jobs.
This job is typically volume based. Clients will only pay high rate for high volume works for it to become a stable source of income.
5. Web Design
You can start applying for web design jobs on the internet even if you’re still a student. If you’re knowledgeable regarding the latest trend in web designs and you know UI/UX, you can start at $3-6 per hour on upwork.com.
Most of the people now browse through their smartphones so skill in designing mobile ready websites is a must-have and a big plus. So start building your portfolio now and showcase it to your prospect clients to win more jobs.
Many companies now realized the advantage of having a blog in their websites and so content writers are highly in-demand.
Companies that has blog section on their websites are able to bring more results compared to sites that don’t have blog sections. This is why most companies today hire bloggers to produce regular contents for their websites.
You can start it on a part time basis then you can make it your full time business later on. If you want to work as a blogger or content-writer, you might to learn the following skills:
- Different writing styles
- Research skills
- Marketing Skills
A transcriber is someone who writes down a recorded audio or video. Basically, you’ll just write down what somebody else is saying. If you want to pursue this kind of work, it is advisable that you go through several training.
In this type of job, you only need to invest in a good computer, foot pedal, quality headset, and reliable internet service provider.
8. Customer Service Representative
Many foreign businesses prefer Filipino Customer Service Representatives over other nationality because of the neutral English accent. If you’ve tried BPO industry before, you might want to bring your job in your home. The typical rate for CSR agents is usually $3-5 per hour.
Your rate may increase over time but for you to become a good customer service representative, you must be well versed in the following areas:
- English Communication
- Writing/Composing Emails
- Chat support
- Phone handling skills
9. Fiverr Gigs
Fiverr is a website where you can earn from doing just about anything you can think of. It’s as simple as talent equals money. The spectrum can go from normal, to weird, up to crazy.
As long as you’re creative enough, you can monetize almost anything you can think of in Fiverr. Everything starting from $5. You can add more options to earn more.
You can gigs related to graphics design. You can video yourself to do something, do a beat box for somebody, do video editing, fix websites, and many more. Your imagination is your limit.
10. Consultancy Service
If you’re into Legal, Medical, Financial, Fitness, or knowledgeable in any field, you can offer consultancy job online. Many people are seeking for guidance and assistance in many different field. You can have a part time income from offering your service.
There’s a lot of businesses today, worldwide, recognize how outsourcing online can help them improve the efficiency of their businesses.
For us typical people, we want to take advantage of this opportunity of being able to work from the comfort of our home and spend more time with our loved ones.
About the author:
Louren is the founder and the publisher of PowerPinoys.com where he writes about freelancing, entrepreneurship, business, blogging, and other topics related. A web developer who turned into full time blogger.