With roughly 40% of Americans preferring to work from home full-time, it’s no surprise that completely remote work is in high demand. If you’re like the majority of the workforce and want to start making your money from home, there are plenty of ways to do just that.
Whether you’re looking for a side gig to bring in passive income or a full-time remote position, we’ve researched and found 10 of the best ways to make money from home.
1. Find a job that allows you to work remotely.
If you’re looking for a long-term way to earn money at home, your best option is to find a full-time remote job. Working full-time remotely will provide the piece of mind of a regular paycheck along with all the benefits of working from home. Previously, remote work was a bit of a niche option for workers, but with recent events, many businesses have seen the value in and necessity of remote work opportunities.
There are several online job search engines available such as LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster that can help you search for online, remote, full-time jobs in your field. However, our favorite free job search engine is ZipRecruiter, thanks to its robust and simple search features. Many ads on Ziprecruiter have the word remote in the headline, so you’ll know straight away if a job allows remote employees.
For example, you can set up an account with ZipRecruiter for free. Once you input a job keyword or job title, you’ll be directed to all the jobs in that field, some of which will offer remote positions. You’ll also be given contact information for hiring managers if you wish to contact them directly.
Use multiple job search sites to expand your search. You want to cover all bases and check out a handful of job search sites. The remote job you are looking for is out there. You just have to find it.
Is your home ready to be a home office? You’ll need a desk, chair, computer, internet connection and a quiet place to work. Choosing an ergonomic desk and chair can spare you neck and back pain later.
You also may wish to add tech accessories such as a laptop stand or computer speakers. Shop carefully until your home office is just right.
2. Take on freelance assignments.
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