Best Freelance Jobs You Can Work From Home

Best Freelance Jobs You Can Work From Home

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1. Writing

Let's start with the obvious: freelance writing is the classic work-from-home job.  If you're not already working at home as a writer, however, you might not realize how many different types of freelance writing jobs there are. From journalism to copywriting, blogging to social media, there are writing jobs for every temperament and type 

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of experience. Typical Pay: $41,000 per year

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2. Editing and Proofreading

Freelance editing jobs aren’t just for seasoned grammarians.  If you have a degree in English, communications, or journalism and an eye for detail, you may be able to parlay your skills into an entry-level gig as a proofreader or assistant editor. Typical Pay: $46,000 per year

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3. Marketing and PR

If you have a phone and an internet connection reliable enough to sustain a video call, you can do your marketing or PR job from the comfort of your own home.  Just be prepared to take the occasional on-site meeting. In many cases, the client will want to look at their marketing or PR pro in the eye once in a while—and not just on Zoom. 

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Social media coordinator and manager jobs also fall under this umbrella. Typical Pay: $55,000 per year5

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4. Transcription

Transcription jobs generally come in three types: medical, legal, and market research.  The latter requires the least amount of study, in terms of familiarizing yourself with the specialized technical language of the field. In most instances, transcription jobs are meted out by an agency, which will require you to take a typing test and then set you up with 

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jobs as needed. Typical Pay: $32,000 per year

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5. Data Entry

If you can type 60 words a minute or more, and find repetitive work more Zen than dull, data entry jobs might work for you. Beware of ads for data entry jobs that promise big bucks or ask for bank account numbers or other personal info before allowing you to get started. These are red flags for scams. (More on work-from-home job 

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scams at the end of this article.) Typical Pay: $34,000 per year

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6. Virtual Assistant

If you have experience as a personal assistant, administrative assistant, or office manager, you can do a similar job for a variety of clients from the comfort of your own home. Virtual assistants provide administrative support over the phone and internet, often working through an agency that connects them with clients. Typical Pay: $41,000 per year

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7. Call Center Jobs

Virtual call center jobs are the same gig as the in-person job, minus the trip to the call center. One caveat: make sure you know if the company will provide paid training, or if you're supposed to pony up for your own start-up costs. The latter scenario could cost you a pretty penny or turn out to be a scam. Typical Pay: $30,000 per year

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8. Online Tutoring

Coach elementary, middle school, high school, or college students on a variety of subjects, via the internet.  Most companies will want teaching experience in the subject you're tutoring, plus a college degree. Typical Pay: $39,000 per year

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