Examples of Legitimate Work-at-Home Jobs

Jobs Help WantedA reader contacted me this week asking, “What kinds of jobs can you actually do to earn money online?”

Well, there are literally hundreds of different ways to achieve this. In this article, we’ll go over a handful of popular options. You can take any of these methods and make a career out of them; or you can use these as inspiration to come up with your own job description.

 Graphic or Web Design

As a graphic or web designer, you’re responsible for creating brochures, pamphlets, banner ads, websites, logos and anything else that’s graphic or web related for your clients.

Your projects could range from $20 for a banner design to $5,000 or more for a website, depending on your level of experience and contacts.

Clients can come from offline contacts and referrals or online advertising.


Do you speak or write more than one language? Fluent translators are often in high demand. English to Chinese or English to Spanish and vice versa are two extremely lucrative skills.

You can opt to be either a “live” translator or an “after the fact” translator.

A live translator is actually on the phone with both parties, doing a translation live for them. This can be done from home, although you have to be by the phone at certain times.

An “after the fact” translator does their written or spoken translations after the actual conversations have occurred.


Do you have a fast typing speed? Transcribing can be a very lucrative way of earning a great living.

The two most common types of transcription are medical and legal transcription. You’re essentially taking conversations or dictations and turning them into written word.

Online Writing

If you’re good at research and great at writing, being an online writer could be the perfect work-at-home job for you.

An online writer receives assignments from clients in the form of topics or keywords. It’s your job to find out everything you need to know about that topic, then write the article.

Some online writers specialize in certain topics. For example, you could write articles only on health or only about online business.

These are just a handful of possible jobs that you can do from home. Any one of these work-at-home jobs can earn you a very decent living once you figure out your optimal way of landing clients.

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