15 Jobs You Can Do From Home—and How to Get Hired ASAP
By | Lisa Rabasca Roepe | www.themuse.com
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic—if you can remember that far back—remote work was a growing trend. A 2019 report from Upwork predicted that by 2028, 73% of all departments would have remote workers—which would have been an increase of 38% in 10 years. But then, COVID hit, and by 2021, the number of people who primarily worked from home had tripled in just two years.
Both employers and employees have realized that in many cases, “You don’t need to be in the same geographic location as the office or even in the same time zone,” says Mark Silverman, CEO of Amava, a member website that connects people with work-from-home jobs and volunteer opportunities.
Parents, caregivers, and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities are often in the market for work-from-home roles, as are people who are simply looking for more flexible hours or the ability to work from anywhere. Some of these roles are part-time and may require you to find work with multiple clients at once while others are full-time roles.
If you’re hoping to work from home, there’s a wealth of jobs available, requiring a variety of skills and experience levels—and many of them pay salaries comparable to full-time, on-site jobs. Here are 15 roles you should consider—and where you can find open positions.
1. Customer care or customer service representative
Average pay: $15.38/hour
Customer care or customer service representatives answer questions, solve problems, and help with orders over the phone or digitally, and it’s one of the easiest work-from-home jobs to break into. However, these positions aren’t as flexible as other work-from-home jobs. For instance, if your shift is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., you’re expected to be on call for that entire time. However, you may be able to work shifts outside of traditional business hours since companies may need to provide support to clients in different time zones.