If you speak two languages, translation is a job option for you to consider. You can set our own hours and choose your own work, but the work can be a little monotonous!
Skills you need: You need to know a second language – and you need to be able to speak and write in this language to a high quality level.
Being fast at typing is also a useful skill for this job. As you are often paid by project, rather than by the hour, typing quickly means the same amount of money for less time.
This job is perfect for anyone who has worked with data. You can choose your clients or just work for one company. You will interpret data for research purposes, and it is helpful for you to have a specific area to specialize in, such as health or economics.
Skills you need: Proper statistical training. This job requires some qualifications, or at least previous experience analyzing data.
There are more and more home-based travel agents joining the workforce. You can work for many travel companies from home, dealing with customers and solving their queries.
Skills you need: You need to have previous experience as a travel agent, or have experience in a similar area.
If you are skilled with words, there are many magazines and websites that are willing to pay you to write for them. A good way to break into writing is to blog or to write for free initially as a hobby – once you have proof online that you’re a great writer, you won’t struggle to find paid work.
Skills you need: You need to have a good grasp on the English language, as well as punctuation and grammar. It is helpful to have an area of expertise to write about too, such as travel, finance or cooking.
Transcriptionists type up audio files for clients, and they can either work for a company or as a freelancer. You can transcribe medical, law or general files.
Skills you need: You need to be a very fast typist – many companies are interested in people who can type between 60-100 words per minute. You also need to be great at spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Can you think of any more well-paid jobs that people can do from home? Thank you for reading! 🙂