22 Legit Work From Home Jobs For a Life You Love

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Finding legit work from home jobs is easier than you might think. It means that you can live where you want, work from where you want, and enjoy the time saved from the daily commute.

Legit work from home jobs also give you a lot more flexibility– whether this is because you have other responsibilities or just want to live life in the way you want.

Finding a legit job to work from home isn’t as difficult as you might think. The internet has been a massive game-changer! You can do remote working for companies anywhere in the world! Lots of companies are set up to employ people in this way- it’s just about knowing where to look.

Another huge area to consider is working for yourself. There are lots of legit jobs to let you work from home and be your own boss. This might sound scary, but it can give even more freedom and in a lot of cases, an even higher earning potential.

I’ll give ideas for both working for someone else and working for yourself so you can find a legit work from home job that’s perfect for you!

Read on to discover:

  • 11 LEGIT WORK FROM HOME JOBS WITH AN EMPLOYER
  • 11 LEGIT WORK FROM HOME JOBS FOR YOURSELF
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11 LEGIT WORK FROM HOME JOBS WITH AN EMPLOYER

Finding a legit work home home job with an employer is a really good option if you want the security net of a company. Striking out on your own can be a huge risk.

However, working from home for a company still gives you the extra time and flexibility that will give you so many options for your life. There are also so many different types of jobs that you can explore!

Here are 11 popular legit work from home jobs with an employer for you to consider.

1. BECOME AN AVON REP

Young, Woman, Girl, Lady, Female, Work, Working, Study

You could earn: $50++ per hour

Becoming an Avon rep is a good way to work for a company but to still keep an extremely high level of flexibility. Being under the Avon umbrella means you get a lot of support and security, but you are able to define your own working conditions. This is great as earnings are technically unlimited!

You can work either online or offline, or even do a mix of both.

If you have a great social network of friends and family who can support you in this when you’re just getting started, then this could be the perfect work from home job with a very legit company.

2. GET A JOB IN DATA ENTRY

You could make: $15-22 per hour

A job in data entry is recommended if you want to work for an employer in the traditional sense, but want the flexibility to do this from the comfort of your own home.

To do this job, you will need to have great computer and typing skills, the ability to work to deadlines, and have good accuracy and attention to detail.

You don’t need a qualification to get work in this area, but experience definitely helps!

You can find data entry jobs listed on all the usual job sites.

3. BECOME A PROOFREADER/ COPYEDITOR

Kindle, Ereader, Tablet, E-Reader, Ebook, E-Book, Adult

You could make: $25 per hour

Proofreaders check and edit material before publication. This job will require great attention to detail, and a good level in spelling and grammar.

You can do specific courses in proof-reading, or you can look for jobs that hire entry-level proofreaders. Once you have a bit of experience, you will find it much easier to get future work.

Keep checking sites such as:

  • FlexJobs
  • Proofreading Services
  • Scribendi
  • Proofreading Pal
  • Book Editing Associates

You can also advertise your own services on sites such as Fiverr.

4. BECOME A CUSTOMER SERVICES REP

You could make: $14 per hour

If you have good communication and interpersonal skills, a customer service rep is a good home-based job that you could consider. You don’t need a formal qualification for this, although a High School Diploma provides a good basis.

Most of the major companies across all industries use customer services reps to deal with customers. Each company will have their own processes, training and rates of pay. Generally you will be trained on the job.

Flexijobs lists the top 12 companies for remote work from home customer service jobs.

5. BECOME A TRANSCRIBER

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You could make- $25-60 per hour (speed dependent)

A transcriber converts audio files to text. This is a very popular work from home job.

You will need a high level of English with a good knowledge of grammar and punctuation, as well as fantastic skills in typing.

It’s not necessary to get a certificate or degree in transcription, but a course might help you break into the industry. Check out this one with the Transcription Certification Institute.

Transcription jobs are available worldwide, and can be found on any job site. You could also work with a company such as Transcribe Me.

6. BECOME A SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATOR

Mac, Freelancer, Macintosh, Macbook, Laptop, Computer

You could make- $56 per hour

A search engine evaluator evaluates search results to check if they are relevant to the term that was typed in.

It’s a good job that can provide a springboard onto other roles and responsibilities, even into management.

Check out Zippia for new listings in Search Engine Evaluator Jobs.

7. BE A MYSTERY SHOPPER

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You could earn: $10-20 or more per hour

Becoming a mystery shopper is a super fun job that will fit around your lifestyle and schedule.

If you are good with writing and can stick to deadlines, then this job could be for you.

It involves anonymous visits to shops or restaurants to check on standards. You will be given assignments to complete and will be expected to write up reviews from your findings.

Here are 11 companies that hire mystery shoppers.

8. TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE

You could earn: $10-40 per hour

If you are fluent in English and have a bachelor’s degree (even if it isn’t in education) then you may be able to start teaching English online. 

This isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Most (if not all) companies will provide the slides and teaching materials and the platform to enroll students. All you have to do is follow along!

Rates in this work are variable, but it can be well worth looking into, especially if you already have some experience. 

Interested? Have a read at Teachaway’s list of 8 amazing companies that let you teach English from home

9. BECOME AN ONLINE TUTOR

You could earn: $20 per hour or more

There is a demand for online tutors across hundreds of subjects. This is perfect for those who have a specialist knowledge in something.

You can teach from anywhere- all you need is a strong internet connection.

Classgap are an online platform. They allow you to set the price for your lessons and they handle payments from students and payouts to you.

10. BECOME A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Woman, Working, Bed, Laptop, Typing, Female

You could make: $30-60 per hour

A virtual assistant provides online services to entrepreneurs or businesses from a remote location. Lots of companies hire virtual assistants to manage administrative stuff or even social media accounts.

VA Ninja is a very cool training course on how to work as a Virtual Assistant. It helps you to understand the role and gives get great advice on how you can get started. 

You could do this role either as a freelancer or by working directly for a company.

11. BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER

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You could make: $23+ per hour

If you love to stay fit and are great at motivating others, then this is a job that could be a perfect fit. It allows you lots of flexibility to work when you want.

To become a personal trainer, you do need to have a recognised qualification such as:

  1. Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym (Level 2).
  2. Diploma in Health, Fitness, and Exercise Instruction (Level 2).
  3. Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (Level 2).

If you want to work totally from home, why not try offering Virtual Personal Training. There is a growing niche in this area as people have less and less time to commute to gyms and are more open to online opportunities.

11 LEGIT WORK FROM HOME JOBS FOR YOURSELF

Working from home in a job for yourself is a really legit option nowadays. This route gives you total control over your conditions and finances. However, there are things to consider- you will need to handle your own finances and taxes, and you won’t have a security net to fall back on if there are any issues.

However, almost all of these jobs could be started as a side-hustle or weekend job first, and then expanded into full time once you’re feeling confident.

If working for yourself excites you, it’s worth exploring! There are so many legit work from home jobs you can try out all on your own.

Here are 11 of my favorite.

1. OFFER BABYSITTING/CHILDCARE

Starting a babysitting or childcare business could be a natural choice if you have a knack with kids. There are lots of ways that you can turn this into a legit work from home job.

If you want something small-scale, you could offer at-home babysitting, or travel out to others’ homes if that fits with you. There is often a huge amount of demand for babysitters, especially for evenings and weekends.

Alternatively, you could run an after-school childcare business or even provide daycare for the children of working parents. Make sure you check the guidelines and requirements for this in your local area before you launch into this.

You can advertise your small business initially through friends and family and put up posters in local places- cafes and churches are good starting points.

You can tailor what you offer to fit with your own timeline and conditions, and set your own prices.

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2. OFFER PET SITTING

If you love animals, pet sitting could be a no-brainer when figuring out how to make extra money from home!

Rover have an organised, easy to use system that will allow you to get paid to look after dogs and others pets.

It’s more than just dog-sitting. Why not offer dog boarding (having a cat or dog overnight in your home), dog walkingdoggy daycare, and house-sitting or drop-ins?

Everything is easily managed on the Rover app. Support is provided which even includes vet assistance!

You are able to:

  • Set your own schedule and prices
  • Offer a whole range of pet care services
  • Set whatever preferences that work for you

Rover is a really easy and safe way to make extra money from home for animal lovers.

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3. BE A FREELANCE WRITER

You could earn: the sky is the limit!

If you love writing and are good at it, then you may have a fantastic ticket to a legit work from home job as a writer!

There are some many ways you can make many from writing.

These include:

This is such a versatile way to make money. If you enjoy writing and are good at it, then this is something you should definitely look into.

Learn more about 5 easy ways to make money from writing.

4. START A BLOG

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You could earn: the sky is the limit!

If you like to write, then starting a blog is an incredibly feasible work from home job for moms. I wanted to kick off with this one because it’s my personal favorite and a fun way to earn unlimited money!

You can start a blog about almost anything- mommy blogs are popular, or you could blog about another area that you’re interested in.

The main way to make money with a blog is to have a target audience in mind (a niche) and to write to solve their problems. Write helpful, in-depth posts that meet a need.

You can monetize your blog by displaying ads, promoting products and services for a commission (affiliate marketing), writing sponsored posts, and by creating your own products (e.g. an eBook, a guide, printables, or even a course).

Making money blogging is one of the best stay at home jobs for moms as it’s so flexible. It’s a lot of work in the beginning but much less once your blog is up and running.

The sky is the limit for how much money you can make blogging. If you are willing to learn and put effort in, you can for sure make money from blogging!

Start a blog with Bluehost for only £2.38 per month! This price even includes your domain name.

5. START A MUSIC/ DRAMA CLASS

You could earn: $40 per hour or more

Teaching music or drama is an amazing work from job for moms with passion and experience in these areas.

Music works well with one on one lessons, but you can consider teaching drama in classes. I have a diploma in teaching drama and run a drama class on Saturdays. This is a fantastic side-income and I plan to expand to evening lessons as well.

6. SELL ON AMAZON (FBA)

You could earn: the sky is the limit!

There are huge success stories of people making money through the FBA Program. The process involves purchasing stock cheaply, getting it to the Amazon warehouses, and then creating and promoting your listing on Amazon.

It’s so attractive because you can sell products without having to worry about storage, packaging or shipping. Once you get your product to Amazon, you can leave it all in their hands!

It sounds easy, and it is to an extent. However, Amazon is an incredibly crowded marketplace and it can be hard to get your product even seen by customers.

Those who are successful have chosen their products carefully, have done their sums (you still need to buy the product and ship it to Amazon) and know they can make a profit on each item. They use keywords in their descriptions so they can be found more easily, and they market their products well!

But don’t be too deterred- if you have a head for business, then this could be for you, especially if you are willing to learn. There are lots and lots of videos teaching you how to be successful through FBA.

7. MAKE AND SELL DIGITAL PRODUCTS

You could earn: the sky is the limit!

The idea of making and selling digital products grabbed my attention immediately.

I had previously explored setting up a FBA business but I loved how low risk digital products are. There are no overheads, minimal costs to make them, no storage, no packaging or postage, and instant delivery! You can also update and re-do these products so easily. 

I’m in love with Canva Pro and use it all for all my designs. They have amazing templates that you can work from, a pile of photos and very cool fonts and features. Try it for free for 30 days with this link.

I’m a Speech and Language Therapist and have a lot of experience working in schools and creating my own resources. I love to create educational resources for teachers (especially speechie ones!) and sell them through Teachers Pay Teachers

I also love creating worksheets and powerpoints. Some other popular digital products you can make include: calendars, planners, organizers, informational documents, guides and templates. 

You can also sell your digital products from an Etsy Shop, or from your own website or shopify store. Check out SendOwl to send digital products with minimum hassle.

8. START AN ONLINE STORE

You could earn: the sky is the limit!

You could use Ebay (or Etsy if you enjoy making products yourself) to start an online store.

The internet has provided amazing opportunities for almost anyone to start an online store without the huge overhead costs of a physical store.

Your potential earnings will depend on the product you choose, the demand for the product, and how well you can market it.

9. SELL YOUR PHOTOS

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You could make: the sky’s your limit!

If you have an eye for photography, why not try selling your photos online? You can sign up with numerous sites, set your price, and make money from your hobby.

If you’re interested, check out these sites to start selling photos online:

  1. Shutterstock
  2. Picfair (set your own price)
  3. Dreamstime
  4. Getty Images
  5. Alamy.
  6. EyeEm
  7. Foap

10. START A CREATIVE BUSINESS

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You could earn: the sky is the limit!

If you have an interest or hobby, why not make this into an actual business? If you don’t, you could take a course and learn something new to launch a business in. Lots of businesses can be run from home very easily.

You can even start a website for your new business for very little on Bluehost (just a few dollars a month), and you can back this up with a business Instagram account for even more exposure.

Why not set up your own business in the following in-demand areas:

  • Flower arranging
  • Upholsterer
  • Seamstress
  • Up-cycling furniture
  • Dog grooming business
  • Growing and selling vegetables
  • Laundry/ cleaning
  • Event planning
  • Travel planning
  • Interior design
  • Start a catering business

Start with orders from friends and family and get promoting!

11. BECOME A LIFE COACH

You could earn: $29 per hour

If you’re a motivating person who loves to help others succeed and get their life back on track, you could consider becoming a Life Coach. Although this is a relatively new industry, it’s growing in popularity.

You don’t actually need any formal qualifications to become a life coach, but a formal life coaching qualification could help your business to grow.

And that’s it!

I hope you loved these 22 legit work from home jobs. There is incredible diversity in stay at home jobs, but it can allow you to pursue new interests and to make money without the traditional 9-5!

Most of these jobs require patience and the ability to learn new skills, but if you find something that you love, and which you can do while enjoying the freedom from the typical 9-5, then it will be so worth it!

Please comment and let me know if you’ve tried any of these!

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Freya x

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