Wouldn’t it be great to wake up in the morning, cruise around the house at your own pace and not have to worry about the traffic or anything that may be making you late on the way to the office … because the office is wherever you want it to be?
With the advancements in technology and the internet becoming the biggest resource that humankind has ever known, working from home is fast-becoming the most plausible option for many people. If you have children, childcare instantly becomes easier; you don’t have to worry about missing parcels and having to redirect them, and the day is yours to do with as you please as long as you prioritise your workload. For most, it’s living the dream.
But how do people get into these jobs? Don’t worry, it’s not a secret agency that recruits from within – as long as you have the skills required, the rest will be a breeze.
If you are a fast typer, audio transcription may just be the job for you. The faster you type, the quicker you get the work done – and it is usually priced per minute of audio that you have to transcribe. The categories that you are assigned can range from medical to legal to group interviews, and there are usually jobs available with a quick search online. Make sure that you get your work from a reliable source that has been verified through a certified website and reviewed by those who have worked for them to ensure that you aren’t putting time and effort into something that had no intention of paying you. It takes a degree of common sense to work as an audio typist; you need to understand different accents clearly (you are usually asked which ones you can comprehend well), know certain terminology and be able to pick out different voices in order to produce a report of a good standard. You could learn medical billing and coding online to help with knowledge of terms and integrate medical transcription with the billing and coding aspect to really get the ball rolling and start bringing home the money.
Copywriting jobs are expanding into the homespace and freelance work is readily available online. Previously, copywriters had to stay in-house, and you will still find freelance copywriters who have to travel to locations for the briefings and pitches required to do their work; those who work solely via the internet have to work off a one-time brief with occasional support dependent on the company you are working for. This job is not a walk in the park – companies have strict deadlines to meet and can be cut-throat and critical of your work. After all, you are their representation.
Know your codes?
Website design can be therapy for many and a full-time job for few. If you know different coding like the back of your hand, think of Python as more than a snake, find it hard to explain that HTML has advanced to include numbers after it and think of CSS in terms of computers than the band then you are well on your way. It takes a creative mind to be able to fully put together a whole website design, but knowing coding well is an essential to most well-paid work from home jobs on the market currently.