The Top 5 Work From Home Jobs

The Top 5 Work From Home Jobs

We all dream of freedom from the daily grind and instead of getting dressed for work we make money while still in our pajamas.  It isn’t a dream there are legitimate ways to make money from home if you want to say good bye to your boss.

Here is a list though not comprehensive it is some of the best ways to make money online from home.

1. Affiliate Marketing

This is a great avenue to make recurring and passive income. And unlike most other online professions it can cost little to nothing to start up. The general gyst of affilaite marketing is this. You promote some good or service that some one else sells. Basically you use a platform to advertise a good or service and when they click on your link they are directed to the sale page of the other business and they give you a commission for your troubles. This can be a great source of income that can be passive because if you use the right method like a website your website will be getting people while you are not even on it.
Now this method does take some working to get going but once it is rolling it takes off like a snow ball. There are many different ways to start I suggest you create your own website based on some niche you know about. For a more detailed view of this method check out this article. Also for a great start and 2 free websites here is a great free service that will get you started.

2. Dropshipping

Not so much hands off as the first method but more money to be made initially. Dropshipping is a great way to make an income. The way you start dropshipping is to first find a product that you can get for wholesale from a distributor that will ship to your clients. You then start selling the product through a website or some other portal that allows sales. Some people use E-Bay though it is a risk if your supplier does not have the products. You collect the money from the buyer you pay the dropshipper and they ship the product directly to the buyer and you do not have to worry about shipping and inventory.
This method is a pretty good out of the box kind of a deal you can make money at a faster rate initially than Affiliate Marketing, but it demands your attention more in the long term than Affiliate marketing where you can basically set it and forget it. Instead you have to make sure your supplier has stock and you have to field all customer service concerns because they think they are buying from you where instead you are being the middleman.

3. Virtual Assistant

Now this is a broad job. There are many things a Virtual Assistant (VA) can do and many more that probably will be discovered. Basically anything that can be done over the internet for another person is what a VA does. Normally this is secretarial work like transcription and scheduling but it can include other things to web design and finding workers for your employer. The jobs are endless and it is nice to be able to work out of your home.
How you get started in this career is you first must put your name out there. You can do this on UpWork or create your own website or just blast on social media that you offer VA services. It will not happen over night but if you are persistent you can start making money from home and even make more money that your regular day job. There are certain skills that sell for more and are in higher demand so I suggest you look up what skills are in high demand and you learn what ones you can this can be the difference between making $10 an hour to making $50 and remember the more you do it the higher you can charge.

4. Freelancer

Where as a VA normally does multiple jobs for one person a Freelancer does multiple jobs for multiple people. You sell your services to the highest bidder and make money on the open market. Now this can be feast to famine at times because you are counting on jobs to make money. If there are no jobs or you cannot get the jobs then you are living off of savings until you get the next payday. Now it does become easier with experience and other people knowing about you. Some people on UpWork alone make in the 6 figure range, but and this is a big but, they worked hard to become established in their field and be a leading member in what ever job they specialized in.
How you get started is a complex one. You can either join UpWork and let the chips fall where they may. Trust me though it is slow going at first. Getting that all elusive first job is very hard. Most people will not consider your application if you do not have any ratings. So go for the crap paying jobs and write a great cover letter that shows you read their job posting and you know what you are talking about. It may also help to let them know that you are new and you will work extra hard to get a 5 star rating. Another way to start is to go around your town offering up your services. This is a great strategy because first it gives you experience and also it gives you previous work that you can point to in your UpWork Account. Either way it is slow going at the start and if you work at it and not let rejection after rejection get to you and keep applying for jobs it can make you money.


5. YouTuber

Do you have a great voice or talent or just think you can make people laugh. Well then become a YouTuber. Thats right make money doing your favorite things like doing makeup, critiquing something or just playing a game and having thousand of other people watch you play it. Now it sounds too easy. Well like everything there is a catch, yes you can become an overnight sensation if you do it right and have content that people will love, but most of us will have to work hard for even 2 views let alone a 1000.
So how do you get started well sign up for YouTube first off. Once you have your account start recording some content. Once your content is done upload it and wait. Not really now you need to promote your content via social media and if you are luck and I mean very lucky it may become viral, but even if it doesn’t just keep making content and spreading it as far and wide as possible and one day you may become a YouTube Star.
Now the way you monetize it can be many fold. First if you select ad revenue you get a certain percentage if your video is viewed so many times. Another way and this is newer is to use Patreon as your source of income. Normally you offer up additional bonuses for people who contribute more money per month. You can have a reward system like most YouTubers do now. The other way to make money is to offer up Affiliate Links in your video description that you can get income from as well.

So there you have the top 5 Work From Home Jobs. Most take work and dedication none of them are an instant fortune right out the gate, but most can become a great source of income later on if you stick to it and work hard to get your business running. Remember all of these are businesses and you need to handle them as such. There are no get rich quick schemes just working hard in the right direction.

  • Hello and thanks for sharing, Gone are the days when persons had to go out and make a living, these days you can make monies without leaving the comfort of your own home. Many people are in this type of field because of the many benefits that it offers. These are some awesome ideas to choice from to work form home and be your own boss. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Thank you for reading my post I hope it inspired you and many others to get out there and start working towards their goals instead of being comfortable at a job that they hate. If you have any questions about these options or more please ask.

  • Thanks for the 5 work from home job recommmendations. I certainly agree that most people dream of quitting their jobs, and it’s great that there are home working options out there to help do that. 🙂

    I think from your 5 jobs, Affiliate Marketing sounds like the best option by far! Personally, earning commissions soundfs a lot more fun, and it can actually turn into a full-time business.

    Having my own website would be truly awesome! However, I can’t see the link for getting my 2 free websites lol. So I’ll be back for my 2 websites shortly.


    • So sorry about that I was so excited about posting the list that I forgot to even put any links into it. Try now and it should all be there. Thank you for pointing that out.

      Yes it is nice to own your own website and it can be a great money maker, but also you can help others find what they want or need that is why I established this site I want people to find financial freedom and live the life they want not a life they hate.

  • Hi Rick,
    I enjoyed your review of the top 5 work from home jobs I suppose because I can relate well. I tried the freelancing route and didn’t care for it. It’s true that you’re working from home which has advantages but it’s still a bit too much like working for someone else and trading time for money. I’ve settled on affiliate marketing because of the possibilities to earn passive income and build a business of my own. I hope you’ll keep spreading the word that working from home is a viable option!

    • I agree that Affiliate Marketing is a great way to make a passive income it is nice to be your own boss. I am very appreciative of your response and sharing your experience I have tried the freelancing route myself but it is a hard one to break into and you start with such little money flowing in. I like how once you do the work on your site and get it going it affiliate marketing demands less work and you can spend more time with your family and friends. I believe life is too short to be chasing a paycheck.

  • I really do wish I had a great voice or talent. I would be all over Youtube. I know for myself I love watching people’s covers of some of my favorite songs. I know other people enjoy that too as I see some of these people that have millions of views with cover songs.

    • You probably are more talented then you even know, but that is life finding what we are good at and improving that which we are not and passionate about. If Youtube is your passion there are a billion ways to make money on Youtube you just have to figure out what you are passionate about and what you would feel comfortable doing online. If your voice is not good right now I do know that you can train your voice to be amazing even if you could not carry a tune in a bucket right now. Also you can learn any instrument you want. It will take time but most things worth doing do. So do not let anything get in your way just because you doubt you can, you have more potential then you could possibly know.

  • Such good advice, they’re all great ideas. I really think online businesses are the future. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for a few months now and there are other avenues that you mentioned – like freelancing and YouTube that I’m looking forward to getting involved in but like you said they are all business so they will take work.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Definately there is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme and while all of these busnises are very good ways to make money they do take effort on a person part. Luckily though for affiliate marketing once you put in the work at the start it gets much easier later on. Even when you want to start another money making site you are not starting from ground zero and it will be easier and quicker.

  • The idea of the website is good, Easy to navigate through the website and intelligent content with insight knowledge about retirement. I also see the you promote Wealthy Affiliate on your website which is good. I really enjoyed browsing even through some pages are empty. That tells me that building of the website is still in progress but so far so good. I really support your niche and wish you the good luck with your online business.

    • I want people to learn how to become financially independent and I am sure Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best ways to go about it. Yes my website is still under development I believe it is an ongoing process. Thank you for your visit and your well wishes.

  • Before I started online I was torn between affiliate marketing and dropshipping, I had no products to sell myself and had no interest in stocking them in my house so both were ideal. I chose affiliate marketing because as a beginner I thought it would be an easier route to take when making an income online. Now it’s too early to say wether or not I was right but I think I made a good choice.

    • Thank you for sharing I wish you the greatest success if you need any information or help. Please let me know I would love to help.

  • Hello there! I’ve been looking for a part time job online for a while now. I read a lot of good stuff about affiliate marketing and I think it’s the best part time job online right now. I’m interested with it but I don’t have a lot of knowledge about it. Do you think any program that will help me with affiliate marketing? I really appreciate your response.

    • Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best. It offers a great and helpful community. It has tons of information that is easy to implement; they have a step by step program that will help you start and get your site up and rolling.

      If you cannot afford it they do have a free membership that does offer a lot including starter training and 2 free websites.

      If you are not interested in that then the book I started with was From Newbie To Millionaire it is alright but does have its flaws. It covers everything about how to make money online but not in the best way.

      If you are needing money now then try Upwork it will get you money now, but is a little hard to break into at the time. If you really try and submit your cover letter in the best way possible there are also guides on how to get your first job there.

      Another way for quick cash is Craiglist flipping is one of the best ways to get quick cash you can either find cheap things and clean them up and make better pictures or sometimes there are really good free items on Craigslist that you can flip for nothing.

      I hope this helps and I will write more guides on this later on.

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