Work From Home Jobs You Can Get Right Away
Work From Home Jobs You Can Get Right Away
A lot of people right now are sitting at home bored beyond their imagination, having exhausted their list of watchable movies and feeling what people might call the “isolation blues.” Some folks are probably worried out of their minds because they aren’t out working and don’t have much of a financial safety net if any at all to fall back on.
So, we will tell you who’s hiring right now, and more importantly, are hiring for work you can do from the comforts and four walls of your own home. We based this information on job websites where we could identify companies actively hiring for remote jobs, and we found quite a few, several which will probably surprise you.
Some of those jobs required the person to have a great deal of experience already, but we found others that would hire someone without any experience. All you need is a high school diploma.
Remote Call Center
One of the most popular jobs posted is for customer support at a remote call center. You can see job requirements would be simple, like “candidates should have the drive to learn and excel in their position.” Communication is the key to building relationships, especially with medical-providing companies.
So, you have to be motivated and good at communicating. Still, you can get this work right now! We found many jobs that paid between $8 – $15 per hour, depending on where they were based. Many of these jobs are part-time while others are contractual, which might just be ideal for someone who has been asked to take some time off from their other job.
Transcription work is a growing industry based on the number of job posts we found, and it’s yet another where workers can do their job at home.
A lot of companies are still looking for remote transcription work, and surprisingly, many of them are. If listening to several audios in a day and accurately typing them out is most likely your ideal job, then we have good news because you can often get $15 – $22 per audio hour or more.
We actually know someone who does this kind of work, and they’ve told us it could be tricky at the start as you are getting used to the systems and guidelines different companies use. The person we know almost gave up, but once she had learned the ropes, she actually started to enjoy it.
We noticed many companies warning that there might be a large pay difference, depending on experience and how fast you can work, so beginners might expect to get only $250 a month. In comparison, someone experienced and faster at translating might be able to make something more like $2,200 a month. And besides the money, the real beauty of this job is you can usually choose the number of hours you want to work.
When you have been online and needed some kind of help, the robot you were connected with just wasn’t up to the job. We don’t know why they aren’t able to make a chatbot that understands that “I want to return the shoes I bought eight years ago,” but that’s just the reality we live in.
Eventually, you will be directed to a real-life human to chat with, and this is yet another perfect job you can work from home. Search for “chat agent work,” and you’ll find a long list of job posts.
The pay seems to be anything from $10 to $15 an hour. We’re mostly talking about jobs in the USA, by the way, but we are sure other countries need chat agents too. You’ll have to learn something about the company and be a bit tech-savvy to operate the chat software, but the most important skill you’ll need is the ability to communicate with people in a clear and friendly manner.
We found one job where the requirements were a high school diploma, a decent internet speed, and a quiet place to work since you might also have to speak with people on a voice or video call. The basic skills required were: strong verbal communication, problem-solving skills, and ability to multitask, as needed, to get the job done.
Ok, you can do that, we know you can. The starting wage was $16 an hour.
Alright, maybe you’re not the best person either on the phone, over chat, or just at communication, but you’re a great writer! You think you could never make money writing, right?
Actually, you can. Conduct a job search on “Entry-Level Copywriting Jobs.”
Some of these jobs do require advanced experience, but some clients will just ask that you have excellent writing skills. Some of the easiest writing work to start with is the product description. When you shop online, there is almost always a description of the thing you want to buy. And guess what? Someone like you, who is probably working at home, actually wrote a description like that.
Go to websites where people post remote jobs, and we are talking about all kinds of jobs. We just looked at the website UpWork.com, and there were lots and lots of product description jobs.
You might do some writing work even when you’re not stuck at home to get some extra cash, and who knows, it might even turn into your full-time career.
Search Engine Evaluator
What’s that? Writing isn’t really your thing?
Well, here are three words for you: Search Engine Evaluation.
The task is basically typing a search word into a search engine, evaluating the results, and analyzing data like whether the websites that came up were relevant to the search word.
Lots of companies post Search Engine Evaluation jobs, and there are many you could do right now from your home. You must have at least a high school diploma and need to know a bit about current events or pop culture, but if you can prove that you have some decent research skills and are Internet savvy, you can start doing this kind of work quite easily. In the United States, people doing this job are usually getting paid $12 to $15 per hour.
Keeping with the theme of internet-focused jobs, the next remote job in the list is content moderation. In the simplest terms, it means checking at content that gets posted online and determining whether it meets specific criteria or should it be taken out.
Many of you have heard about issues the teams of contracted moderators that worked with Facebook experienced. It was mostly due to the graphic nature of the content they had to review. However, the world of content moderating is bigger than Facebook.
Think about how many different boards, forums, and comment sections there are on the web. Most, if not all, need to be moderated. We found several websites hiring for that kind of job right now. If you are mature, intelligent, reliable, and ethical, you stand a good chance of becoming a moderator.
If constantly checking content isn’t for you, but you’re really good at certain subjects in schools and explaining it to others, then tutoring online might just be the perfect job for you.
Aside from tutoring on regular subjects like science, math, and history, there are also lots of opportunities for tutoring in English. We found many jobs that would require you to have conversations with people in English, correcting their mistakes, and helping your student feel comfortable conversing in English.
While we’re talking about language, can you speak in a second language? If you can, then you should also be looking at “translation jobs.”
Ok, so there are translators in the world who are highly skilled, but they often only take on huge or difficult projects. This leaves lots of smaller and easier translation jobs for the average, run of the mill, multilingual, yet skillful work from home staff.
There was one job we found online was translating English to Japanese. This was the job description:
Simple translation in text
The articles do not necessarily have to be translated 100% exactly with the help of a dictionary
The logic and sense of sentences must be preserved.
So, if you have a good understanding of Japanese and English, the job would be a breeze. We found a few similar jobs, and while $6 to $8 an hour isn’t that great, it’s the ideal job you can do while lounging out at home with some music playing in the background.
Website and Apps Testing
When it comes to jobs you can do while relaxing and playing some music, try to search for “app and website testing jobs,” and you will find many companies that are looking for people to test websites.
This is one of the easiest jobs since all you’re required to do is go to a website, use an app, and then provide some feedback as to your experience. Did all the functions work? Was it easy to navigate?
Another problem with these gigs is they are sporadic. However, if you sign up for multiple companies out there offering this service, you might find yourself getting regular work. The pay is usually ten bucks for 20 minutes of work. It is not a bad hourly rate if you can get enough work to fill your days.
We actually know another person who once did this. He was instructed to use an app that aggregated airline flights and listed the prices of those flights. Then someone would call him and ask what he thought about the app.
“Was it easy to use?”
“Could he find what he was looking for?”
That was it. Easy money.
Similar to testing jobs, surveys are another simple remote job. Yes, you actually can get paid just for taking and completing surveys. There are plenty of them out there. However, know that this is probably the lowest paying of all the jobs. But it’s still extra money, and anyone can just about do it.
One of the significant issues with this work is that many of the websites won’t pay in cash, but some vouchers or gift cards. It is not an ideal situation when you’ve just lost your job, and your landlord won’t accept a Cheesecake Factory gift card instead of rent.
Another issue is that we’ve seen lots of warnings about fake or fishy companies using the allure of easy money to steal information from or scam people. We found several websites that claimed to have researched a bunch of survey websites, list the best of them, and explain just how much you’d get paid but do your homework and look into the websites and companies in depth before giving anyone your information.
According to one of these review sites though, one website offered about 30 cents for each survey, and the surveys took around three minutes to complete. That’s about six dollars an hour if you could do surveys nonstop. Again, it is not the best job. The issue is that you’ll probably be hard-pressed to find enough surveys to fill a day, so don’t count on this as a full-time job. But again, when you need money, every little bit can help.
What you can do now
Finally, several websites offer miscellaneous freelance work, and you never know what will pop up that relates to the skills you have. There might even be jobs posted right now that require a skill you have that you didn’t even know was something people pay for!
Websites like Upwork, flex jobs, and even craigslist are filled with random tasks people need to be completed, many of which can be done from home, with minimal experience, and don’t require a college degree. There are also sites like remote.com that specialize in placing people in entry-level work from home jobs.
You may also want to contact a professional recruiter. Even during a back job market, there are plenty of companies hiring, and now more than ever, many of them are open to hiring people who can do their work remotely.
Recruiters and job placement services will have leads on which companies are hiring for positions that fit your specific skills, and again, you might have monetizable skills that you’re not even aware of. And there are lots more than just entry-level jobs you can do from home.
We’ve focused today on a lot of jobs that most people can do, but there are lots of highly skilled workers right now sitting at home. The online world is your oyster, and if you have some skills, there are likely jobs out there for you, and it can be done remotely and sometimes on a temporary basis.
We hope this helped you on your job hunt, or maybe gave you some reassurance that if you lose your job, you can still find something new that you can do from home.
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