In times past, no one cared about working from home due to its low income and usually for lazy and old people. The story has changed and the table has turned around now.

Most millionaires nowadays make money while sitting at home. Also, in recent times, white collar jobs are not as surplus as of before resulting to the rapid increase in the rate of unemployment across the universe. Work-From-Home has being the major source of income for so many people. You can work remotely for a company or start your own business from the comfort of your house.

We have here 50 lucrative and mind-blowing work-from-home opportunities in which many of them can generate mouth-watering annual earnings that can equate with or even more than an average American salary.

1. Affiliate Marketer

For those who are not familiar with affiliate marketing is, it simply means referral marketing whereby you earn a commission from it. For instance if you own a website or a blog and you refer a book on Amazon.

Whenever a visitor clicks the affiliate link on your website or blog and buys the book, Amazon will pay to you a percentage of the sale. People have been earning money passively with affiliate marketing with only few startup costs. For instance, Amazon and Bestbuy

2. Animator

Are you a creative and an artistic individual who is capable of creating animation and visual effects like cartoon for movies, televisions, magazines, newspapers, video games and other forms of media? Then you can start working from home as a freelance animator. From the comfort of your home, you can start earning income passively. (Personally, I’ve seen animators earn between $25 to $100 an hour on sites like Upwork and Fiverr).

3. Baker/Caterer/Chef

Do you have the knack for cooking or baking, it is a great opportunity for you to turn your passion into a side business that could earn you money. From your kitchen, you could startup a catering business or eventually become a personal chef. Also, if you are good at baking, you could start your baking business and could sell your goods online, also to your neighbors, friends and relatives or at any local farmers’ markets.

4. Blogger

Starting up a blog is quite inexpensive and easy to start doing. Blogging involves you writing on your favorite or desired topics. You can choose niches you want to start writing on depending on where your passion lies.

Popular niches like fashion, music, food, health and other trending niches can be of advantage because of the great search for knowledge in those areas. You can start generating money from your blog via different way like placing ads. Some of the popular ads generating are Google Adsense, propellerads, and many others.

Making money in blogging requires patience because when it starts paying you, you might even consider quitting your job and be your own boss. Subsequently, I will give full details and the secret ways to making money in blogging.

5. Bookkeeper

Believe it or not, you don’t need to be a CPA for you to start bookkeeping. Just look for a bookkeeping course at a community college nearby and sign up or you can even go online (such as this course from The Accounting Coach).

Once you are done with a course, you can begin to earn cool money, and the average salary is reportedly $34,000. (Some “stay-at-home” bookkeepers that I have made contact with personally make more than $70,000 monthly).


6. Child Caregiver

Running a childcare business from the comfort of your home can be very lucrative. You can run this business for just a couple of hours daily of probably for the entire day. All you need to do is to acquire the necessary legal documents which include the licenses and permits.

Some parents have the problem of care-giving to their kids due to the nature of their job, environmental factors, and family problems among others. Due to these, some parents are ready to pay any amount just to employ a helping hand in giving care to their kids.

7. Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical research coordinators assist in managing operations for clinical trials. It is possible to earn more than $45,000 doing this job, and you don’t necessarily need a bachelor’s degree to do the job.

8. Consulting

If you have any experience or you have gathered some knowledge in a particular area, then you should consider sharing the knowledge it with others. Take for example, if you’re an accountant or an I.T person, with your knowledge and experience, you can start providing advice to businesses which can in turn bring you some pretty penny.

You could also become a consultant to businesses and educating them on the benefits and how to use the latest software program, also how to become more economically and environmentally friendly.

9. Customer Service Representative

Do you have excellent communication skills? You can purchase a landline if you don’t have, and with a reliable internet connection, you can earn on the average between $10 and $20 per hour working as a customer care service representative. Companies need people who can respond to their customers in real-time.

10. Data Entry

Data entry for businesses is one of the work-from-home lucrative jobs you can also do. Your previous experience is not required as it is not too technical to handle. You only need to familiarize yourself with some basic data imputing tools like Microsoft word, spreadsheet etc. You can earn up to $10 per hour. It can be more than that depending on the business you are working with.

11. Copy Writing

You can do copy writing for businesses from the comfort of your home and, in some cases, you can earn up to six figures. Try using Fiverr or Upwork to find gigs.

12. E-commerce Store Owner

There are five different types of e-commerce business models, namely: wholesaling, dropshipping, manufacturing, white-labeling and subscriptions. Sites like Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce can help you to quickly launch your own ecommerce store and help you own your own online store where you can market your goods.

13. Editing and Proofreading

Companies like Book in a Box can pay around $20 per hour to editors, book jacket designers and proofreaders. Also you can work as freelancer in sites like fiverr and start a proofreading and editing work.


14. Event Planner

There are several people both online and offline looking for organized individuals that can assist them in doing most of the event planning for them, whether they are planning for a wedding, birthday party or any corporate event, it’s a very good chance of making a living from event planning.

15. Film and Post Instructional Videos

Do you think you really good at something? Create YouTube account and start filming yourself instructing and teaching others your skills or how to do what you are skilled at. For instance, if you are skilled in fashion designing, you can start making video tutorials on how to make cuts or how to make dresses. In order to start earning some cash, try enrolling in YouTube’s partnership problem so that you can make up to $1 to $2 per 1,000 views.

16. Grant Writer

Universities, hospitals, businesses, NGOs, and other nonprofit organizations usually need to apply for grant money. Since these applications can be hard to write, these businesses and organizations often turn to expert and talented grant writers.

As a grant writer, you can earn cash between $40,000 and $70,000 per year. You don’t need an office to work as a grant writer, you can write from the comfort of your house and start making cool cash.

17. Graphic Designer

Many businesses, organizations, public and private enterprises are in need of someone who can help design their logos, blog/websites or visual ads If you are certified or qualified graphics designer, you can make huge amount of money up to $70,000 or more a year depending on your clients and standard of your work done. You can win more clients if you provide quality jobs and the way you interact with them.


18. Handmade Crafter

Are you good in making handmade products like beads, jewelry, furniture or hand-woven goods? If so, try setting up an Etsy shop and start selling your handmade craftworks online. You can make online and offline advertisements for people to know what you do. Also brand your products so that anywhere your products get to, you will be identified.

19. Instructor

Are you a good musical instrumentalist? Can you play a single musical instrument very well or you are good in playing different musical instruments? Or are you very musically oriented? Here is your chance of making cool cash with your skill. So many people out there are music lovers who can pay you to share your knowledge and experience with them whether online or in person.

20. Internet Security Specialist

Online security has been a problem in the recent times which demands swift attention. As a specialist in internet security or cyber security, you can observe and monitor networks for security threats thereby implementing viable security standards. You can also install good data protection systems as well.

So many companies having their database online have suffered the risk of losing their data to hackers or even losing company funds to online fraudsters. This job has the certainty to grow steadily over the next several years as this might become an opportunity to earn huge amount of money because companies are ready to pay any amount for them to secure their data.


21. Online Juror

When attorneys prepare for a trial, most times they seek feedback on their cases. You can earn between the ranges of $10 to $150 for your opinion depending on the kind of mock jury website you choose.

22. Online Teacher

Are you a teacher or an academic instructor looking for a more flexible and convenient flexible schedule? Then you can consider giving live lectures via Skype or using a pre-recorded session through different organizations like Connection Academy and K12. You can earn some reasonable amount with this from your comfort zone.

23. Patent or Intellectual Property Lawyer

Some of the ways you can work as a law expert is working as a Patent or Intellectual Property Lawyer. Expert advice is needed in applying for a patent or protecting intellectual property. If your area of law is in this direction, you could make money heavily between $100 and $125 per hour.

24. Peer-to-Peer Lender

If you have some cash you are not really using for some time, you can invest the money into a lending program. You can lend money to businesses and individuals. Sites like Lending Club and Prosper are doing great in things like this. And as an investor, you could make money on the interest paid.

25. Pet Groomer

Are you a lover of pets, do you enjoy having pets around you? Are you also good in cleaning and styling pets? If yes, this could be a great chance to start your work-from-home business.


26. Photographer/Videographer

Even though most people nowadays have a camera on their mobile phones, professionals in this field are still very much needed for events like weddings, birthdays and other corporate events. You can also diversify your professionalism into something different from others like taking pictures of nature e.g. animals, plants and others. You can sell these images on sites like Foap and other similar sites.

27. Product Reviewer

Reviewing products you use daily can earn you a decent amount of money ranging from $20,000 and $100,000 depending on your client. This can be another avenue to earn more money secretly.

28. Programmer

We have different programming languages you can learn, for instance, C++, HTML, PHP and others. Try learning a programming language of your choice and you could end up earning up to $60 per hour for programming. We will give you some tutorials on some common programming languages you can learn.


29. Realtor

Right from your home, you can start running a realty business in as much as you have obtained your state’s real estate license, potential buyers still have to be shown the home or property. But never forget that you also need to prepare the home or property to be shown to the buyer.

Thanks to the advent of technology, you can be a virtual realtor where the property can be shown to the potential buyer without being there in person.

30. Renter

Do you have an extra bedroom in your house? Or do you have an apartment no one is living in? How about an extra car you don’t usually drive? Are there household items you are not using covered with dust? If so, try renting them out to people who are in need of them and get money from the rent paid. You can make money more than what you can think of instead of leaving those properties serving no purpose.

31. Repairer

If you have the skill of fixing things, or you have flair for repairing stuffs like bicycles, electronics, gadgets, cars or computers, then consider kick starting your own repair business. It probably doesn’t require much than a little marketing to get started since you probably already have the necessary tools and resources.


32. Short Tasks

A short task is an assignment or a job that can be completely done within a short period of time. Some examples of short tasks you can do include writing a review on a product, taking a survey online and offline, or watching a video. 

They may not really pay much, but it is a fast and easy way to make money from home. I will update this post with some other short tasks you can do, in the meantime, you can also make some research yourself.

33. Social Media Manager

There are a whole lot of businesses and organizations who need someone who can manage their social media accounts. Some businesses might even want you to help them to completely develop a good social media strategy.

34. Stylist

If you fashion lover and want to work with your passion from home, then you can become stylist working online. Some reportedly earn up to $10 an hour.

35. Survey Taker

Taking surveys is another way of making money while sitting at home. Although it won’t turn you to a millionaire but you can earn between $1 and $40 anytime you take an opinion poll, answer questions about a product, your environment or your shopping habits. You get paid through check, PayPal or points which can later be converted or redeemed for gift cards.

36. Tax Preparer

Even though this gig is seasonal and not all the time, you can earn a salary of around $30,000 or more. Don’t forget to register with the IRS before you begin this home-based business.

37. Become an Expert

Become an expert in whatever you may be doing. Recently, some people go online to find experts at things they find difficult to do by themselves. Most people prefer hiring an expert to hiring a large company to come and help fix problems. An example is Catalant, they hire experts and pay from $15 an hour to around $300 per hour. That’s another good option if you are looking for ways to help others with your knowledge.


38. Telephone Nurse

If you’re a registered nurse with your practicing certificate, then you could work for health insurers or health management companies like Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group. They hire nurses remotely to help them handle case management, treatment authorization and patient education.

39. Transcriber/Transcriptionist

This job majorly involves listening to audio files, such as seminars/lectures, doctors’ medical dictation or voice notes for research purposes and then typing out all what you hear. You can earn as much as $25 an hour depending on your client.

40. Translator

Are you a multilingual person? You can start earning a living by translating a document from one language to the other or you can become an interpreter.

41. Travel Agent

Despite the fact that there are numerous travel sites that make planning a trip so easy, it can still be time-wasting. What’s more, there may be some conditions of travel that you don’t know of. This is why travel agents are still soaring high in the market scouring the web for the best deal, they plan itineraries or share advice.

42. Virtual Assistant

If you are good in handling duties relating to office like calendar management, replying to e-mails, data entry and helping with social media, then this is a perfect job for you. You can at least earn between $10 and $15 an hour.

43. Virtual Public Relations Representative

Most small and some medium sizes businesses don’t really have the financial capacity for a dedicated chief marketing officer, talk less a vice president of marketing or a public relation company. But they have the monetary power to hire a virtual public relations representative to be in charge of duties like managing business crisis or promoting the business.


44. Virtual Recruiter

This is almost the same position as an in-house recruiter only that you get to work wherever you want. The other major distinction is that you search the internet to look for the right employee for the right position. You check for the qualification and requirements needed to employ or recruit.

As part of the negotiation and interviewing and process, you are also required to screen the applicant. Most recruiters are paid up to $125 per hour for building resume templates.

45. Virtual Tutor

If you have a broad knowledge in a specific area, then you could make money between $12 to $30 per hour by teaching students either over the phone or via Skype.

46. Voice Acting

If you have a good voice, or your voice sounds good, your voice could be used for acting or as a backstage narrator. You can earn as much as $60 or more per hour.


47. Web Developer

Building websites from scratch for businesses and organizations can earn you up to $150,000 or more per year depending on the specification of task and your level of expertise. You can work for different organizations and earn from different angles.

48. Web Search Evaluator

Search engines pay individuals to help them analyze a search result which is a way of delivering accurate service to their customers. Much experience in not really required here and you can earn between $10 and $15 per hour.

49. Website Tester

Firms and businesses want to ensure that their websites are smooth and easy to navigate and to make sure the user interface is beautiful. As such, they tend to employ and assign instructions for people to follow to help check out their website. Per test usually takes like 15 to 25 minutes. And in return, you will be paid like $10 to $20 per test carried out.

50. Writing Gigs

Businesses and organizations of various sizes need written contents, for instance website copy, blog posts, articles, journals or eBooks. As a result of this, there are hundreds of businesses that can pay amounts ranging from $10 to $100 per hour.

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