15 of the Best Legitimate Work from Home Jobs that Pay Well in 2019

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

Work from Home Jobs for Moms

Work from home jobs are on the rise.

It’s a movement that’s currently disrupting the traditional workforce, and I’m on board.

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.

There are so many different areas that will save you money when you work from home.  You’ll save on gas, lunches, daycare (maybe), clothing, saving time from the daily commute, and much more. Today I’m going to share my work from home job along with 15 other work from home jobs that pay well.

Not long ago, I was expecting my second child and desperate to leave my 9-5 for something that was flexible enough to work around my kid’s schedule, but I didn’t know what to do.

I was looking for some work from home jobs from people who were doing it today successfully, but I couldn’t find any.

I decided to reach out to work from home moms and interview them to see what they did, how they got started, how they were able to do it with kids, and most importantly how much they were able to earn working from home.

I created this website to share their stories in an article I wrote on Stay at Home Mom Jobs.

So the jobs on this list are definitely work from home jobs for moms and for anyone who is looking for legitimate work from home jobs.

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.

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For each work from home job listed, you will find out how much you can make and how to get started.

You’ll find that a great deal of these are legitimate work from home jobs with no startup fee and that most of these work from home jobs can be done part-time.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

15+ Legitimate Work from Home Jobs Hiring Now

Here are 15+ of the best work from home jobs with a flexible schedule.

1. Online Writer

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

Do you like to write? You can make a lot of money as a writer, I know because I interviewed Holly Johnson who makes OVER $200,000 a year as a Freelance Writer. I didn’t even know that was possible!

Writing is by far one of the best work at home jobs for moms because you get to work completely around your own schedule.

How much can I make? Holly Johnson 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 Johnson 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 a number of ways to get writing gigs at the end of this article.

2. Proofreader

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

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. There are many others making between $1,000-$4,000 a 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 Bookkeeper

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

Bookkeepers record financial transactions for small business owners. I have an awesome interview with two moms who are now successful Virtual Bookkeepers who started out 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.

4. Virtual Assistant

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

Becoming a Virtual Assistant is a great work from home job that can be done anywhere. Services offered can include everything from email management, content creation, bookkeeping, graphic design, social media and more!

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

How do I get started? Gina Horkey, Six-figure Virtual Assistant created a course 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success, and she shares How to Become a Virtual Assistant even if you have no previous experience in this article.

5. Transcribe

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs that Pay Well

Transcriptionists 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 make $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. Start a Blog

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

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, so if you’re reading this article, thank you :-).

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”.

Affiliate Marketing is when you promote a product or service online and if someone makes a purchase through your referral link, you get a commission. I discuss Affiliate Marketing more here and how April Lewis makes $6,000 a month in Affiliate Commissions!

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

How much can I make? I know bloggers making between $2,000-$100,000+ a 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 along with the most popular niches that make the most money and get the most traffic.

7. Teach English Online

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs that Pay Well

If you have a Bachelors degree and teaching experience (tutoring, mentoring, children’s church,etc. are all acceptable), then you should definitely consider teaching kids in China English.

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

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

8. Life Coach

Have you ever thought about becoming a Life Coach? They make an awesome living and get the opportunity to change lives in the comfort of their own home. See how Natalie became a Life Coach and how she's on her way to making 7-figures

Do you love personal development and enjoy helping people? Do you want to build a business of your own? 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 really 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.

9. Online Tutor

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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.

10. Social Media Manager

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs

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 one of my favorite work from home jobs 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 make between $1,000-$10,000 a 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.

11. Work from Home Freelance Jobs

15 of the Best Work from Home Jobs that Pay Well

Freelance jobs are the best work from home jobs. 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

12. Travel Agent

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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.

13. 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 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.

14. Online Moderator

The number of forums, blogs, social media pages are continuing to increase, and companies need someone to manage the comments. Could that be you?

How much can I make? According to Glassdoor, The Social Element has a pay range of $14-$17 per hour with a 4/5 star rating.

How do I get started? The Social Element is one of the only companies I could find that offered decent pay and a flexible schedule, but they prefer experienced moderators. You can either start at LiveWorld which does not require previous experience (pay is $8 per hour), or you can take the Moderation Gateway training the Social Element recommends.

15. 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 efficiently answer the questions that will come your way.

How do I get started? Normally 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.  

16. Graphic Designer

If you have an eye for design and have experience in Adobe Creative Suite/Adobe Creative Cloud – including InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, there is a profitable market out there for you.

How much can I make? You can charge $25-$300 per hour, depending on your experience.

How do I get started? Check out this highly recommended course Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing. If you have experience, use freelance websites like Upwork to find clients, design logos for companies at 99designs, crowdspring, designcrowd (very high competition), or host a class on Skillshare.

Promote your services to your social network and create a website showcasing your services and work.

17. 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 recommend signing up for Fusion Cash (Best referral program I’ve ever seen), Survey Junkie,  Swagbucks, and Inbox Dollars. You’ll get a $5 sign-up bonus with most of these.

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 Tips

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.

Ship to Amazon and they take care of the rest.

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.

Flip Items from Flea Markets and Thrift Shops

Rob from the Flea Market Flipper put me on to this. He made over $130,000 flipping items from Flea Markets and thrift stores PART-TIME.

He created a course to help others do the same and recommends to his students to start with a budget of $20-$50 to find items. Off of that, they should be able to make $100-$300 (mostly reselling on eBay) and then take some of the profit and do it again.

When I read that his Flipper University Student (Single Mom) makes $5,000 a month, I had to add it to my stay at home mom job list.

How do I get started? Rob created a course, Flipper University to help people who want to get started flipping as a side hustle.

How much can I make? Rob made $42,000 as a side income (10-15 hours per week). When he put more time into it (20-35 hours per week) he made $133,000. You can see the more time you put into it, the more money you can make.

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
  • User Interviews – $20-$400
  • 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.

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 is a list of reputable companies that will give you $10 per test and usually take around 15-20 minutes each:


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.

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Max is the founder of Tried and True Mom Jobs, a blog about legitimate ways to work from home, save and invest. 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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  • Susan James

    Thank you for taking the time to offer the tools for training alongside every one of these opportunities. You’re simply phenomenal!

  • Silvie

    Hello Max, what about European market? Are your suggestions applicable? Thank you, Silvie

    • Max

      Most of the companies listed are US based but when it comes to Freelancing jobs like writing, proofreading, bookkeeping, social media manager, etc. those things can be done anywhere so they should all be applicable. Hope that helps.

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