By Holly Reisem Hanna
Dear Work at Home Woman,
Is there anything non-phone related that's legitimate? I currently work for a call center and hate constantly being on the phone!
Hi Hope – I know where you’re coming from. I used to be a prior authorization nurse for Medicaid. I was on the phone all day approving nursing visits and medical equipment. Not only was it exhausting, but it made me want to crawl into a cave at the end of the day. Fortunately, there are lots of jobs that you can do from home without having to be on the phone.
Here are 10 different types of work and respective companies that hire telecommuters.
Good luck and keep us posted on your work-at-home journey.
1. Bookkeeping and Accounting Jobs
If numbers and organization excite you, then bookkeeping may be right up your alley. Help business owners organize and input their monthly income and expenses. Some of these companies do require experience or an accounting degree to apply, check them out for more details.
Interested in becoming a bookkeeper? Here's a free training program to check out!
2. Customer Support, Chat, and Email Agents
Do you enjoy assisting people, but prefer not to be on the phone? Provide customer service detail via live chat and email. Most of these companies require individuals to be proficient typists.
Check out this post for more chat jobs!
3. Data Entry
This is probably one of the most frequent work at home jobs that I receive questions about. In fact, I was hesitant to even include them due to the fact that they pay so little – I’m talking pennies per document. But here are a few to check out if you’re dead set on doing data entry.
Looking for more data-entry gigs? Check out this post for jobs for fast and accurate typists!
4. Freelance Writing
From blog posts and newsletters to articles and advertising copy people are always looking for writers. Check with some of the major freelance sites, like Upwork or Problogger and see how you can offer up your writing services.
Need more places to find paid writing gigs? Check out this massive list of sites that pay writers!
5. Short Tasks
Short tasks or micro-tasks are just what they sound like – jobs that take a short time to complete, often times only minutes. Payouts and tasks (watching videos, testing websites, Internet searches, etc.) vary greatly, so make sure to check out these sites to see what’s available.
Need more ideas? Check out this post for a big list of short task companies!
6. Smartphone Apps
Online competition is fierce, so companies are getting creative with how they reach consumers. Instead of spending marketing dollars on traditional advertising, brands are reaching out to consumers in unique ways, like smartphone apps. The great thing about using your smartphone to make money is there are real customer reviews for each app, so you can get a better idea of which ones are legit and which ones to stay away from.
Here are some more ways you can make money with your smartphone.
7. Paid Surveys
There are many legitimate websites where you can offer your opinion in exchange for money, rewards, and sweepstake entries. While you’re not going to get rich from participating in surveys, it is a fun way to share your thoughts on products and services, and you’ll receive compensation your time.
Interested in completing surveys for money? Here are 16 other survey panels to check out.
8. Transcription Work
Do you have excellent listening skills? Are you a fast typist? Help businesses transcribe audio files into written documents.
See this post for more about general transcription and companies that hire for these remote positions.
9. Tutoring Jobs
Are you a math whiz? Tutoring can be a wonderful home based business opportunity, especially for those people who have an extensive knowledge of a subject; such as a college student who is majoring in English, a school teacher, or a person who is fluent a foreign language.
Love teaching others? This post has a BUNCH of ideas for tutors and teachers!
10. Web Search Evaluators
Search engine evaluators to provide feedback to development teams to ensure that Internet search results are accurate and relevant to the search query’s intent.
This is just a glimpse of some of the work-at-home jobs and opportunities that don't require you to be on the phone. For some more ideas make sure to check our article, 99 work-at-home career ideas for women. Or if you have a suggestion, please leave it below for all to learn from.
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