23 Real Work from Home Jobs that Pay Well in 2023
Legitimate Work at Home Jobs
Are you looking for legit work from home jobs?
I was in the same situation and I just wanted to know what were some legitimate work at home jobs that paid well.
Everything I sifted through seemed too good to be true, and it was. After months of frustration I decided to reach out to people with real work from home jobs and ask them three main questions:
- What do they do?
- How Can Others Get Started?
- How Much Do They Earn?
I asked and they answered, so I created this website to share their stories for people like me, looking for real work from home jobs that pay well.
Many of the people I interviewed are moms so the options on this list are definitely work at home jobs for moms. Anyone with a desire to work from home can.
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If you’re self-motivated and disciplined, starting a career working from home would be perfect for you because that’s all it really takes.
I’ve done the research so you won’t have to. These real work from home jobs have all been tried and tested, and the companies I recommend all have a 4/5-star rating or higher from Glassdoor.
I often get asked, what are the BEST work from home jobs and I narrowed them down to my top 5 here.
For the full list, read on…
Some of these jobs, unfortunately, do not offer health insurance, so if you’re in need of health insurance see what others who are self-employed are using and how you can do the same getting health insurance here.
Many options on this list are legitimate work from home jobs with no startup fee and most of these work from home jobs can be done part-time.
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15+ Real Work from Home Jobs
Here are the best work from home jobs of 2023 that pay well with a flexible schedule.
1. Tech Sales
Over the past few decades advances in technology has engulfed the global economy, Tech jobs are in desperate need of new remote workers to expand the workforce and companies are willing to compensate very very well for such high-demand jobs.
The best part is that many of these jobs do not require you to have any experience. We interviewed Atiya who was a stay-at-home mom for the last four years and after going through a boot camp, she landed a job earning $60,000/yr. base with a commission structure set up to earn her $80,000/yr.!
How much can I make? $60,000+/yr.
How do I get started? Atiya went through a boot camp to get her started with the information she needed to know to land her first job. You can hear from her and see what she does on a day-to-day basis to make sure this is something you’d like to do. Click here to watch the interview.
Do you find yourself easily catching errors when reading? Do you cringe when you see grammar mistakes? If so, you might make a great Proofreader.
Proofreaders are NEEDED, I know because I use one myself.
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 making 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. Print on Demand
Print-on-demand is one of the best ways to make money from home because Cassiy Johnson made over $26,000 in ONE MONTH! Yes, we said one month.
Cassiy was watching a YouTube video on different side hustles and they said print on demand was an easy way to make money from home and she ran with it.
Print on Demand is a process where you create designs for products like shirts, mugs, and tote bags for example digitally online using software like Canva.
Then you post them for sale on Etsy using digitally made mockups of the products to show what they will look like once they are printed.
It’s easier than this sounds, check out how Cassiy explains how she does this in our article on How to make money with Print on Demand.
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 of them 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. Freelance Content Creator
Imagine being a content creator but never having to show your face or post on social media. There are thousands of bloggers that regularly purchase from freelance content creators working behind the scenes.
We interviewed a mom that makes so much doing this that she was able to retire her husband and stay as a stay-at-home mom working around her own schedule.
Check out the article on How to become a Freelance Content Creator to see how it all works!
6. Virtual Assistant
Are you task-oriented and have skills in the areas of social media management, editing, graphic design, tutoring, researching, writing, administrative duties or data entry? Then becoming a Virtual Assistant may be an excellent choice for you.
How much can I make? You can earn $25-$100+ an hour as a Virtual Assistant.
How do I get started? Kayla Sloan went from being flat broke to building her Virtual Assistant business to $10k a month! She now teaches others how to do the same. Check out her free workshop to see the simple step-by-step process for becoming a Virtual Assistant here.
7. Get Into Real Estate BUT w/o Selling or Buying Anything
Yes, this really is a thing. I met Boss Mom Danielle Pierce who is doing this earning over $400,000 a year WHILE homeschooling her 3 kids!
It’s called Property Preservation or Repairing Foreclosed Homes. Danielle outsources 100% of the work and only does admin work.
How much can I make? It varies but Danielle says it’s very feasible to gross $100k+ or more in revenue within 18 months
8. Start a Blog
Blogging should be #1 on this list because it’s what I do and I LOVE it, but I understand it’s not for everyone.
Blogging is one of my favorite forms of passive income. 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 in January.
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. I probably work 10 hours per week at the most now, it really doesn’t get much better than that…BUT that’s after you’ve done the work.
You DO NOT need to be an excellent writer to become a blogger, you just write like you talk. That’s what I do.
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.
Related: Stay at home mom schedule
9. Make Money Putting Kids to Sleep
This opportunity is exclusive to all the mamas out there.
Jayne Havens is a stay-at-home mom and she was always getting asked if she could help others get their kids to sleep through the night since she had early success.
She started charging people, and in her first month in business she made $2,400! By the end of her first year in business, she was having $10,000 months!!! And mostly everything is done by email or text.
Check out my interview with her on how to become a sleep consultant and consider this as a great way to make money from home.
10. Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops
Did you know you could make A LOT of money flipping items from Flea Markets and Thrift stores on eBay?
Rob from the Flea Market Flipper is the MASTER flipper and made over $130,000 flipping items from Flea Markets and thrift stores PART-TIME online.
You do not need to have a lot of money to start either. Rob recommends his students to start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Based on that, they should be able to make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.
How do I get started? Rob created a free workshop to turn your passion for visiting thrift stores, yard sales, & flea markets into a profitable reselling business – in as little as 14 days. You can click here to sign up for Rob’s free workshop.
When I read that his Flipper University Student (Single Mom) makes $5,000 per month, I had to add it to my stay at home mom job list.
11. Make Printables & Sell on Etsy
Have you ever thought about making printables? This is really a thing and the best part is when you make a printable ONCE you can earn money from it FOREVER!
I did a recent video showing how this woman is earning $8k a month! This is really unbelievable yet it’s happening.
You will really want to niche down if you want to make money with printables.
How do I get started? Check out my interview from Julie who is doing this and she takes us through the entire process on how to get started.
How much can I make? You could easily make a passive income of $500-$1000+ per month.
12. Start a Dog Treat Bakery
We didn’t think this was a real business idea until we interviewed Kristen Larsen who started her business and started having $4,000 months. Yes, selling dog treats!
If you have a dog and you like to bake, this is definitely something to consider. Check out our interview to see if this is right for you in our how to start a dog treat bakery article.
13. Online Tutor
Online tutoring is growing thanks to the advancements in technology, and it’s an excellent way to work from home part time 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.
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. This is also one of the best jobs for introverts.
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.
15. 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?
16. Virtual Receptionist
Answer calls and web chats for a variety of businesses and professionals across the US alongside the fun and friendly team at Smith.ai. It’s fast-paced work, so previous phone experience is a must. Applicants will need to be in the US, Canada, or Mexico.
This is one of our simple work from home jobs that pretty much anyone can do if they have the availability.
Smith.ai operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose a full-time or part-time schedule. Currently hiring for shifts Monday – Sunday between:
- 10am – 6pm Eastern
9am – 5pm Central
8am – 4pm Mountain
7am – 3pm Pacific
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 ($11/hour for bilingual English-Spanish receptionists), with raises based on performance and longevity with the company.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Retirement plans
- Cash bonuses
- Weekly pay
How do I get started? Apply Here to Smith Careers
17. 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.
18. Earn $30-$50 per Hour to Pick up Trash in Parking Lots
Yes, this is actually a thing and a big reason why there is no excuse not be making money these days.
I interviewed Brian who has grown his local business to six-figures per year doing this, $650,000 to be exact. That’s crazy good.
How much can I make? $30-$50 per hour
How do I get started? Check out my article with Brian to see how it all works and how he’ll help you grow your business.
19. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator
Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator rate social media ads and search engine results for relevancy.
This is a legitimate work from home job with no startup fee, and it’s great because it does not require getting on the phone, you make your 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 working for as a web search evaluator.
20. 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:
21. Clean Houses
Do you enjoy cleaning or just know it’s something you wouldn’t mind doing to make money? If so, you really should consider doing this because you could earn a lot of money.
How much can I make? up to $1,000 per week working part-time
How do I get started? Check out my article on How to Start a Cleaning Business and get all the information you need to start today.
22. Sell Low Content Books on Amazon
We know what you’re thinking, what in the world is this. This is one of the best side hustles that can make you a great passive income each month, and anyone can do it.
You create a cover of a book and one interior page. Post it to Amazon KDP and let your work sell.
23. Survey Taker
This is really just to make a little extra money. You can 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 per month. This is definitely just something to do to make extra money on the side.
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.
Bonus Part-Time Work from Home Jobs
I’ve also found many freelance jobs using 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.
Sign up for Research Studies – Up to $400 per study
You can make quick, easy money by participating in research studies. This is one of our more easy work from home jobs on this list. Below are the best-paid companies to sign up for
Earn up to $10,000 to Lose Weight!
I recently interviewed Anastasia who won $10,000 for losing 41 lbs. from a company called HealthyWage.
HealthyWage is a company supported by the Government to incentivize people to lose weight by putting their own money at risk with the potential to earn up to $10,000. It’s the ultimate losing weight challenge.
It works like this:
- Start with the HealthyWage Prize Calculator. Enter how much weight you want to lose, the timeframe to lose it, and how much you want to bet each month for that period.
- The calculator determines your prize amount, up to $10,000. You can play around with the calculator until you get your desired prize amount.
- Sign up and agree to pay the monthly amount for the duration of the challenge.
- Achieve your weight-loss goal, and win your prize!
I explain in full detail about HealthyWage here.
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):
You Don’t Have to Settle On Something You Hate
Did you find anything that interests you? If not, check out FlexJobs. With FlexJobs, you can access hand-screened remote, freelance, and part-time work from home opportunities—quick and easy! Use my code FLEXLIFE for 30% off.
The normal fee each month would be $14.95 per month, but it’s less using my code. I’m not a fan of paying to find work, but I get it has to get compensated somehow for hand-screening each job it posts.
Once you find the jobs that work for you, whether they’re weekend only jobs or a single full-time job, you can cancel. 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 work from home opportunities to make money, check out my article on 30 legitimate ways to make money from home.
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