19 of the Best Online Jobs from Home That Pay Well

Online Jobs Work from Home

Online jobs from home are becoming more and more popular.

I mean, who wouldn’t want to work in the comfort of their own home and make money online?

I know I did and now I do.

I started this website because I was looking for online jobs from home for moms but I couldn’t find any.

Instead of continuing to search for something that didn’t exist I decided to reach out to work from home moms and interview them to see what they do, how they got started, how they are able to do it with kids, and most importantly how much they earn working from home.

I will share many of their success stories in this article so you’ll know that these are legit online jobs.

I will also share my online job that I do to work from home earning $5,000 per month.

I get many inquiries regarding data entry online jobs and I don’t promote them because the pay is so low that it’s really not worth the time nor effort.

I want to provide a list of online jobs from home that pay well along with the resources to help you get started.

In this article, I will show you how to work online from home and get paid. If you don’t have time to read this now make sure you “pin” it to read later.

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Without further ado,

Here are 19 Legitimate Online Jobs from Home that Pay Well

1. Online Writer

Do you have a passion for writing?

Becoming a Freelance Writer is one of the best online jobs from home because you work completely around your own schedule with the potential to earn a LOT of money.

I interviewed Holly Johnson who makes OVER $200,000 a year as a Freelance Writer. I didn’t even know that was possible!

How much can I make? Holly said that she finds it hard for you NOT to earn AT LEAST $40,000 to $50,000 a year working full-time as a writer.

How do I get started? Holly found the secret sauce when it comes to writing and charging the right rate for your work. She created a free introductory training on how to build a six-figure writing career.

I highly recommend taking her course if you want to work from home writing and follow her path to success. I also have several ways to get writing gigs at the end of this article.

2. Proofreader

Are you the type of person that’s always catching spelling errors or Grammar Mistakes?

If so, you might make a great Proofreader.

How much can I make? Caitlin Pyle made $43,000 her first year Proofreading PART-TIME!

You can see the full interview in my How to Become a Proofreader article. Many others are earning between $1,000-$4,000 per month.

How do I get started? If you want to learn the skills needed to start your own freelance proofreading hustle or see if this is the right career for you, check out this FREE introductory workshop.

3. Virtual Assistant

If you have a laptop, internet connection, a little know-how, and the desire to help others succeed you could definitely become a Virtual Assistant.

Services offered can include everything from email management, content creation, bookkeeping, graphic design, social media and more!

This is a great online job from home or could be done anywhere.

How much can I make? You can earn $25-$100 per hour.

How do I get started? Gina Horkey, a Six-figure Virtual Assistant wrote an epic article on Everything You Need to Know about Becoming a Virtual Assistant to help you get started.

4. Virtual Bookkeeper

Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners. I have an awesome interview with two moms who are now successful Virtual Bookkeepers who started with no previous experience.

One of the moms has 9 kids, homeschools 6 and still has time to make a living as a Bookkeeper Part-time!! She makes over $2,000/mo. You’ll have to check out the full interview in my How to Become a Bookkeeper article.

How much can I make? The Bookkeepers course (the course the moms took) teaches you how to charge $60 per hour, but if you want to work for a company, you can make $15-$50 per hour.

How do I get started? Check out this free training to determine if this is right for you. If you have experience as a bookkeeper check out Accountingdepartment.com, Belay, FlexJobs, and Upwork for remote Bookkeeping positions.

5. Transcriber

Transcribers listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. If you have patience and the ability to sit for long periods of time and an eye for detail, you should consider transcribing.

How much can I make? You can earn $7-$21 per hour or more if you start your own business.

How do I get started? Take this Free Mini-Course for a full overview of transcribing and how to get started.

I also have 4 companies hiring along with a work at home success story on transcribing in my article on How to Work from Home Transcribing.

6. Blogger

Blogging is my favorite online job from home because you work around your own schedule and the earning potential is limitless!

I started blogging because I couldn’t find what I was looking for online, but there’s no reason you can’t write about what’s already out there.

You have your OWN voice and perspective.

I was inspired to start blogging when I discovered how bloggers were making between $2,000-$100,000 per MONTH (And now I’m one of them!).

I make money just for people reading my articles from ads.

When you get a nice amount of people reading your articles it brings in a nice income. Here’s a screenshot of my earnings from the other day.

I can assure you, I did not write this article today and yet it’s making me money. I also make money by partnering with companies and becoming an “Affiliate”. You can see how I make money blogging.

Blogging takes ‘A LOT’ of work (in the beginning anyway), but it’s so rewarding if you hang in there.

How much can I make? I know bloggers earning between $2,000-$100,000+ per MONTH (and I’m one of them)

How do I get started? Check out my step-by-step guide on how to start a blog from scratch along with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.

7. Teach English Online

One of my favorite online jobs from home is teaching kids in China English.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree, citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, and teaching experience (tutoring, mentoring, children’s church,etc. are all acceptable), then you should definitely consider teaching kids for VIPKID.

How much can I make? $2,000/mo working only 3 hours a day for VIPKID.

How do I get started? See How Brittney Sutton makes $1,700/mo working 2 hours a day working for VIPKID and here is a list of other recommended companies hiring to teach online.

8. Selling on Amazon (FBA program)

If you like shopping and searching for a good deal, you should definitely consider Amazon’s FBA program.

You find good deals on products at brick and mortar stores or online and resell them on Amazon for a higher price.

What makes Amazon’s FBA program so great is that THEY ship the products to your customers and handle the customer service!

How much can I make? This varies significantly and depends on how much work you are willing to put in, but Jessica from the Selling family made over $100,000 in profit after her first year as a full-time Amazon seller.

Check out my awesome interview with her on How to Sell on Amazon.

How do I get started? Take this FREE 7-Day Email Course on how to start selling on Amazon. My sister took the course and just started selling on Amazon and is making money already! 

9. Sign up for Research Studies – Up to $400 per study

You can make quick, easy money by participating in research studies. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for:

  • Respondent – $50-$400 per study
  • Vindale Research – $10-$50 per day if you apply to multiple (you’ll have more opportunities for this one) participants are on a first-come, first served basis so be quick to apply if you see a good one.

10. Life Coach

Do you love personal development and enjoy helping people? If that’s you, you should consider becoming a Life Coach.

See how Natalie Bacon became a Life Coach making six-figures on her way to seven-figures!

How much can I make? It depends on your market. If you are targeting lower-income, you can charge $47 per hour, if you’re targeting higher income you could charge $297 per hour or much more.

It also depends on your model, are you doing 1-to-1 coaching or group coaching?

How do I get started? Check out my article on How to Become a Life Coach and consider this Life Coach Certificate Course.

11. Online Tutor

Online tutoring is growing thanks to the advancements in technology, and it’s an excellent way to work from home if you have teaching experience or knowledge of a specific subject.

How much can I make? $10.50 – $60 per hour.

How do I get started? Check out the best online tutoring jobs.

12. Social Media Manager

Are you active on Social Media and would like to post on behalf of other businesses? If so, you should consider becoming a Social Media Manager.

This is a great online job from home because it’s still so new and the opportunities are endless.

How much can I make? Depending on how many clients you have you could earn between $1,000-$10,000+ per month.

How do I get started? Consider taking this highly recommended course on becoming a Freelance Social Media Manager and also check out how Nicole got started in my How to Become a Social Media Manager article.

13. Travel Agent

Do you love to travel and enjoy helping people? Consider working from home as a Travel Agent and enjoy the perks.

How much can I make? Glassdoor states the typical salary ranges from $29,000 to $58,000 a year, but it all depends on experience and number of clients.

How do I get started? You can either start your own business or work for an agency, Sarah B. who started her own Travel Agency tells us how to do both.

14. Customer Service Representative

Customer service positions typically provide product or service information.  It is a growing trend to hire customer service reps remotely.

You will be required to become well informed of the company that you choose to work for and will need to be prepared to answer the questions that will come your way efficiently.

How do I get started? Usually these positions only require a High School diploma, but some companies want you to have previous customer service experience. Consider applying to the companies below.

How much can I make? The pay ranges from $10-$21 per hour according to Glassdoor:

  •     Hilton – $10 – $21
  •     Apple – $13- $19 per hour
  •     Amazon – $11

I also highly suggest checking out these job boards for an up-to-date list of available remote customer service positions such as Indeed, FlexJobs, and Upwork.  

15. Virtual Receptionist

Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals for Smith.ai, working alongside a close-knit team from around the country.

Smith.ai operates Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (minimum of 20 hours per week, 40 hours max). Shifts are broken into 2- to 5-hour blocks. Applicants will need to be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Pay is hourly and starts at $10 per hour, with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Cash bonuses
  • Weekly pay

How do I get started? Virtual Receptionists apply here.

16. Online Freelance Jobs

Freelance jobs are some of the best online jobs from home. You deliver a service for a fee with the ability to work where and when you want with unlimited earning potential!

I have found many freelance jobs on Upwork. I sift through the available work options to see which project suits me the best.

I only apply to the jobs I KNOW I can do well because after the project is over its important that I get a good review so I can continue to get more jobs.

I suggest the following when applying to jobs on Upwork:

  • Focus on the projects with only 5-10 proposals or less submitted (less competition)
  • Check that the client has the “blue verified payment check” before applying
  • When you see a job that fits you, apply for it immediately!
  • If you live in the U.S., make sure to check “U.S. Only.”
  • If you are pitching your first job, try to offer your services for free for one week to ease the client’s mind since you have no references or reviews. If the client likes you move on with the “paid service” the following week. That’s how I won my first job, and the client still paid me for my first week.

For a full list of freelance services you can provide on Upwork click here.

17. Web Search Evaluator

Web Search Evaluators rate social media ads and search engine results for relevancy.

This is an online job from home for moms because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your own schedule, and it does not require any training.

How much can I make? $12.50 – $14 per hour.

How do I get started? Apply to the only two companies I recommend.

18. Survey Taker

Share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services and get paid in the form of gift cards or through PayPal.

How much can I make? If you take the time to answer a lot of surveys, you could make $50-$100 a month. This is definitely just something to do to make extra money on the side.

How do I get started? I only recommend signing up for Survey Junkie,  Swagbucks, and PrizeRebel.

The more survey sites you sign up for, the more you’ll make.

Pro Tip: Open a separate email account solely for surveys. You’ll start to get inundated with emails, and it will be more manageable in a different account.

19. Website Tester

Get Paid to Test Apps and Websites. Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites, and they’ll pay you to get it. This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to make money online.

Here are two companies that will give you $10 per test and usually take around 15-20 minutes each (User Testing now pays up to $60 per test):


Did you find anything that interests you? If not, check out FlexJobs. With FlexJobs, you can access hand-screened remote, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs—quick and easy! Use my code FLEXLIFE for 30% off.

The normal fee each month would be $14.95 a month, but it’s less using my code. I’m not a fan of paying to find work, but I get they have to get compensated somehow for hand-screening each job they post.

Once you find a job you can cancel, and if you don’t think it’s worth it, you can request a refund…so there’s no real risk.

If you want to find even MORE ways to make money from home check out my article on 30 legitimate ways to make money from home.

I hope you enjoyed this article and found an online job from home that will work for you. If you have any questions, drop me a note in the comment section below.

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Whitney

Whitney is the founder of Tried and True Mom Jobs, a blog about legitimate ways to make money from home. She only writes about things that work. Hence the name “Tried and True”. She does the research, so you don't have to.
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