If your dream gig is one that you can do from the confines of your own home, you may be in luck.

The work-at-home job market has exploded in recent years,  thanks to the rapid advancement of digital technologies that make it easier than ever to work in almost any field from almost anywhere in the world. And all it takes to cash in on this fast-growing work-at-home market is knowing where to look.

Whether you’re searching for a flexible, part-time gig, full-time work, or even a position with a Fortune 500 company, the opportunities are not only out there — they’re endless.


Experience needed: None

Average pay: $20 to $30 per hour

Summary: Do you have a flair for catching other people’s mistakes? If so, you possess a valuable skill — and you should cash in on it. You’ll not only be earning decent money through proofreading, but you’ll also be performing an important service by helping clean up and improve everything from blog posts to academic journal articles.


Experience needed: None

Average pay: Less than $10 per hour

You’re not going to become rich filling out surveys — and that’s OK. It can still be a decent source of side income.

The surveys aren’t hard to fill out (and sometimes they’re even fun).

After you sign up for a survey site, you’ll receive an email notification when there is a survey available to take. For example, here’s an opportunity I recently received that paid $50 for a 10-minute survey

If you want to get notified of survey opportunities like this, sign up for Survey Junkie.

Survey Junkie is widely-recognized by survey takers as one of the best survey sites around. This site has the highest rating on TrustPilot of all survey sites, as well as an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Survey Junkie is also known for offering surveys that are interesting and fun, such as rating new music. It takes less than a minute to sign up and get started. No phone number is required, and you can earn $5 in the first 10 minutes by taking the profile survey.

After you complete surveys, you’ll be able to redeem your points for gift cards or cash through PayPal.


Experience needed: There is no certification required to take on bookkeeping clients. However, apprenticing under a successful bookkeeper, or taking a training course, can help you land your first client.

Average pay: $20 to $40 per hour

Entrepreneur Magazine recently listed bookkeeping as America’s most profitable business. That should come as no surprise, considering bookkeepers are vital to all small businesses.

Whether you just want to do it at home a few hours a week or cobble together a whole career, bookkeeping might be what you’re looking for.

You’ll need some general accounting skills to help you maintain financial records. However, there’s no certification needed (like being a CPA). But because bookkeepers are used by so many businesses, finding work can be quite easy.

To begin a virtual bookkeeping business, learn the ropes from Ben Robinson, who used to own a CPA firm and now teaches others how to launch their own bookkeeping side hustles.


Experience needed: None

Average pay: $15 to $25 per hour

The business of selling stock photos is expected to exceed $4 billion by 2020, according to Technavio.

If you’re not familiar with how stock photo sites work, the photos for sale are uploaded by thousands of people just like you. When someone buys a photo you uploaded, you get a percentage of the sale price.

The goal is to have around 100 sales a day, with each sale generating around $1 in revenue. If you were able to do that, you’d have an income of $3,000 per month.

Not only is this steady income, it’s also a source of passive income. Once you upload a photo, it can be purchased over and over again.

You may have photos right now on your phone or hard drive that could be making you money.

If you want to learn how to get paid for selling them, check out Creative Live’s course on stock photography.

How Creative Live works is that their live classes are 100 percent free. Then, if you want to be able to watch the video recordings on-demand, you have to pay a small fee. Currently, they have a stock photography course for just $29.

Once or so a month, Creative Live offers big discounts on their courses to subscribers of their email list, which you can join for free here.

So, if you’re on a tight budget, wait for the sale and then start taking their free daily classes to enhance your skills as a photographer.


Experience needed: A bachelor’s degree is required for most sites.

Average pay: $18 to $22 per hour

Enjoy working with children? Then consider becoming an online tutor.

With this field, you can keep your hours flexible and enjoy the freedom of making your own schedule. What’s also nice about tutoring in 2019 is that you’re no longer restricted to only local clients.

There are now multiple websites that allow you to tutor kids all over the world. The most in-demand tutors right now are K-12 ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers.

When we ranked the best tutoring websites, there was a clear winner: VIPKID.

Being a VIPKID tutor has some pretty nice benefits:

  • Customers are already lined-up and waiting
  • Lesson plans and course materials are provided
  • Earn $19.50 per hour on average, according to Glassdoor
  • Create your own schedule
  • No startup costs or application fees

Another unique fact about VIPKID is that former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is an investor.


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