Working from Home
Five Jobs that May Fit Your Lifestyle

Leisure Pursuits

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The technological advancements make it easier than ever to work from home. Regardless of your previous work experience, the options are vast.

Here are just a handful of options for people looking to find a work-at-home position. Keep in mind, there are many more jobs out there, so don’t be afraid to look around and find the perfect fit for you!

Customer Service

If you’re the kind of person who likes to talk with people and help others solve problems, then this may be the job for you. For the most part, customer sales representatives help clients place orders, track existing orders, or even troubleshoot a particular issue. Since employers for this position span across several industries, it’s important to find a company in an industry you know and are comfortable with. In some cases, customer service representatives will do more than just talk on the phone, but will answer emails and hold online chat conversations as well.

Take it further: If you enjoy a competitive environment, look into a sales position instead.

Online Jury

Are you fascinated by the complexities of our legal system? There are several online mock jury companies that will pay you to listen to attorneys and consultants, and ask you to provide feedback, sort of like a focus group (something else you may enjoy). Usually companies prefer that you’ve had no experience in law, so consider this opportunity if you’ve only ever been curious. Most of the work is done through a secure website and opportunities are available based on the concentration of legal groups in your area that use the service.


If you prefer solitude over constant conversation, perhaps writing or editing would be more your speed. For the most part, work-at-home writers and editors require little more than an understanding of sentence structure and a keen attention to detail. Freelance technical writing jobs are available often, range in size from one-off jobs to full-time employment, and span multiple industries. Be sure to look into all of your options through the many websites that companies use to post their opportunities.

Take it further: If you really love writing (experienced or not), consider writing articles for various online outlets. Not only will you be paid to write, but you’ll be able to share your life insights as well.

Virtual Assistant

hispanic man using laptop on desk at homeThere are several companies these days who offer virtual personal assistant services. The job description is probably what you’d think, and may consist of transcribing, appointment setting, translating, and other such tasks – these jobs can also be found online independent from one another, if, for example, you are bilingual and only want to translate for clients. If you have secretarial, or office manager experience, this could be a great fit.




If you love kids and prefer to use computers as little as possible, consider childcare. Many who have children need help watching them while they are at work, so this is a great opportunity for anyone experienced with children. Love pets more than kids? No problem. Pet sitting is another in-demand profession that allows you to make some money from the comfort of your home.

Take it further: If you do love helping kids and have a wealth of experience in math, English, or science, tutoring could be a great way to bolster your income, online or in-person.

Just because you’re retired doesn’t mean you have to be bored. Find something you love and enjoy yourself.

There are many options out there for folks looking for a work-at-home job. Search online, consider your options, talk to friends, and create the perfect situation for yourself. Good luck!