5 REAL Work From Home Jobs For Mums

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    Whether you’re a mum who wants to work from home, or you run a small business and are all about that remote-work lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve put together a list of 5 real jobs you can do from your home computer.

    Some of these jobs can make you a full-time income, while others can be done to supplement an existing income. And bonus—you can do them in your jammies!

    1. Customer Service/Chat support 

    Virtual Personal assistant woman making a call

    As more people go to the internet for help, customer service chat jobs are increasing in popularity. This is because more and more customers prefer the instant communication of chat to a phone call. 

    Your job will be to help customers with online orders or provide support through email. 

    How much you earn varies from company to company, but you can expect the pay to range between $10–$20 per hour.

    You can find this kind of work on sites like ariseworkfromhome.com and thechatshop.com. 

    If talking over the phone is more your style than typing, then working for a company like Nexrep might be just what you’re looking for. 

    2. Transcription 

    Serious thoughtful young freelance specialist in glasses sitting at coffee table in cozy apartment and drinking coffee while transcribing audio to text

    Transcription is a great work from home job for people who are fast and accurate typists. 

    You will get paid to listen to audio recordings and type up what you hear. This job is especially popular among people who like listening to podcasts or the radio as it can help fill in some of your down time.

    How much you earn for transcription work depends on what kind of company you are working for. 

    Many companies pay per audio minute, while others have a base rate and pay an extra per audio minute. 

    If you have experience in transcription you could easily earn $15–$20 per hour, but if you’re looking to start from scratch, expect to make roughly $8–$10 per hour. 

    You can find online transcription jobs on sites like Rev and TranscribeMe 

    If you are in the US you could send in a job application to companies such as 3PlayMedia and GMRTranscription

    3. Proofreading 

    A woman proofreading her documents

    What does it take to make money from home as a proofreader? A good eye for detail, a good dose of grammar know-how and a healthy dose of patience. 

    When you’re a proofreader, you’re not just looking for spelling errors, you’re checking for repetition, run-on sentences and missing words. Proofreaders are needed for everything from short social media posts to long and complex manuals. 

    How much you earn as a proofreader depends on the quality of the job and how much effort you put into it. You can expect earn between $15–$25/hr on average. This can rise to $25-50 per hour as you gain more experience and become more efficient at proofreading a wider range of documents.

    If proofreading is your trade, then  sites like ProofreadingServices sand Scribbr could be a good place to start. 

    4. Virtual Assistant

    Woman with a headset, sitting behind a desk in a home office setting,  talking to a customer

    As a virtual assistant, you can pretty much choose your own projects. For example, you can choose to focus on administrative work such as email management, scheduling, light bookkeeping, customer service, or virtually any other administrative task. 

    It’s important to have a clear focus to your business, but if you are good at multitasking and tackling all sorts of tasks, you can get hired for a wide range of jobs.

    What amount you can earn as a virtual assistant really depends on what kind of job you are doing and what kind of company hires you. You can expect to make between $10–$20 per hour as a beginner. As you gain experience and get better at your job, you can get paid upwards of $50/hr for your services.

    If you want to make a career out of being a virtual assistant, then sites like FancyHands and 99dollarsocial might be a good place to start looking.  

    5. Online English Tutoring

    Young latin woman in black headphones teaching english online

    Tutoring is a great way to make money from home because it allows you to work with students from all over the world, as well as meet new people and make new friends. More and more people are now becoming tutors as the job market for this kind of work is booming.

    This can work well for people who want an extra income on the side, or even as a full-time income stream if you choose.

    As a home-based English tutor, you can work from home, set your own hours, and choose the kind of clients you want to work with. 

    How much you can earn as an online English tutor will depend on your your experience level and qualification. 

    If you are are a beginner with no experience you can earn between $10-$12 per hour on average. If you have worked in the field and have a degree then expect to get paid $20+/hr.

    Sites like Cambly, SkimaTalk and DaDaAbc can be a great option for beginners and also for improving your skills if you decide to continue with this type of career later on down the road. 

    If you want to learn more about the different ways you can use to make money teaching English from home check out the Top 8 Companies That Will Pay You To Teach English Online.  

    Now you have some ideas about the different ways you can use to start making money from home. Just remember, it’s never too late to start. You just need to take the first step and the rest will follow. It can be overwhelming at first, but once you get started, it becomes easier and can even be fun!

    The important thing to remember is: Don’t get frustrated if you are having trouble finding work right away, just keep trying!

    Have you had experience with any of the options I mentioned? Would you recommend another way to make money from home that’s not already included? Let me know in the comments below. 

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