100 Work From Home Jobs & Home Based Businesses in 2020
Virtual careers are the biggest trend in the workforce right now. Over the last decade more and more people have chosen to forgo the nine-to-five and embrace the digital world of work. This growing trend means there’s never been a greater opportunity to find a work from home jobs. It also means that competition for these careers is steep and getting steeper.
If you’ve ever wanted the freedom of working at home, now is the time to get serious and make it happen.
Here’s the good news… you’re in the right place. This is exactly where you want to be when starting your job hunt. Our guide will walk you through all the steps of finding the right work at home job, learning the skills necessary to be a qualified candidate, and landing the job of your dreams.
About The Work from Home Jobs Guide
Our team conducted extensive research and testing to create a comprehensive list of 2020’s most in-demand jobs you can do from the comfort of your own house or anywhere for that matter. We promise to live up to our name (kurrently) and keep this list up-to-date, relevant, and actionable.
There’s a few things to keep in mind when reading this guide.
- First, we’ve broken the jobs into three categories: Remote Jobs, Freelance Jobs, and Online Businesses. We’ve even added a little bonus at the end for existing business owners.
- Second, some job titles may be listed more than once if they fit into more than one category.
- Third, you can click on the links inside the guide to learn more about the jobs and how to get one yourself. We are still researching and building some of the job guides. If your’s isn’t linked yet, check back again soon.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the best jobs you can do from home.
As a remote employee, you will still have a boss and need to check in daily or more. This job type offers the least amount of freedom, but also the least amount of risk when compared to other jobs you can do from home. Remote jobs are great for people who thrive on stability and appreciate the direction of others.
There are companies all over the country that understand the value in hiring remote teams… maybe even your own. According to Global Workplace Analytics, “56% of employees have a job where at least some of what they do could be done remotely”. That’s why we suggest starting there.
If you like what you do but would rather be working at home, talk to your boss. Be prepared with a list of benefits, such as fewer overhead costs and improved productivity. Give them an idea of how telecommuting could work, maybe you will use Slack to stay in touch throughout the day and a weekly web conference to address goals for the following week.
Hey, it’s worth a shot.
What should you do if your employer won’t allow you to work from home? Most people start searching job boards, but that’s not the best way to go. Instead, we recommend starting directly at the source. Visit websites of companies that are known to hire remote employees in your field. You can usually apply online or give them a call to request an application.
Remember, you can click some of the job titles for details like job description, salary, companies hiring, and even online education to improve your skills.
- Remote Web Developer
- Remote Web Designer
- Remote UX Specialist
- Remote Software Engineer
- Remote Digital Marketing Manager
- Remote Branding Specialist
- Remote Social Media Coordinator
- Remote Email Marketing Specialist
- Remote SEO Manager
- Remote Advertising Manager
- Remote Accountant
- Remote Bookkeeper
- Remote Financial Manager/Advisor
- Remote Human Resource Specialist
- Remote Recruiter
- Remote Administrative Assistant
- Remote Customer Service Representative
- Remote Telemarketer
- Remote Writing Jobs
- Remote Grant Writer
- Remote Researcher
- Remote Data Entry
- Remote Public Relations
- Remote Travel Coordinator
- Remote Copy Editor
- Remote Photo Editor
- Remote Graphic Designer
- Remote Cyber Security Specialist
- Remote Attorney
- Remote Paralegal
- Remote Transcription Specialist
- Remote Medical Billing and Coding
- Remote Nurse
- Remote Project Manager
- Remote Data Analyst
- Remote Instructional Designer
- Remote Teacher
- Remote Translator
As a freelancer, you will have several bosses, but it’s up to you set communication expectations and boundaries. If you work from home as a freelancer, you’ll have less freedom, but also less risk. This career model is great for someone who likes to work independently and is capable of self management and evaluation. If you need daily reassurance or guidance, this may not be the right path for you, consider telecommuting or working remotely instead.
Where do you find these jobs? There are several freelancing websites and job board that connect you to business owners who need your expertise, but we suggest starting with people you know. For example, if you are skilled at digital marketing and have a friend who owns a pool business, set up a meeting and offer your services. Tell them what they can expect if they hire you… like increased social media engagement or more leads from their website. Remember to under promise and over deliver. Do this again and again you’ve built a clientele of raving fans.
Ready to get started?
These are the most in demand freelancing jobs we could find.
- Freelance Graphic Designer
- Freelance Virtual Assistant Jobs
- Freelance Publicist
- Freelance Artist
- Freelance Animator
- Freelance Web Developer
- Freelance Web Designer
- Freelance Software Developer
- Freelance Programmer
- Freelance Copywriter
- Freelance Copy Editor
- Freelance Digital Marketing Jobs
- Freelance Social Media Marketer
- Freelance Email Marketer
- Freelance Branding Director
- Freelance Community Manager
- Freelance Search Engine Optimization
- Freelance Photographer
- Freelance Photo Editor
- Freelance Videographer
- Freelance Video Editor
- Freelance Blog Writer
- Freelance Journalist
- Freelance Accounting
- Freelance Bookkeeper
- Freelance Typist/Data Entry Specialist
- Freelance Attorney
- Freelance Paralegal
- Freelance Transcriptionist
- Freelance Translator
- Freelance Customer Service
- Freelance Musician
- Freelance Voice-Over Specialist
- Freelance Researcher
Home Based Businesses
If you’re starting a business from home, you will truly be your own boss. This type of career offers the most amount of freedom with the highest risk. There are often many ups and downs that come along with starting your own business. You must be self-motivated, hard-working and persistent.
You’ll also need to wear many hats, at least until you have enough revenue to hire freelancers of your own. So you must be willing to learn new things, like business bookkeeping, public relations, and even how to create a website.
Here are a few online business models that have great potential for success. You can click on any of the business types to learn more about how you can do it yourself.
- Online Courses
- Virtual Assistant Business
- Print on Demand Merchandise
- Wholesale Ecommerce
- White Label Ecommerce
- Private Label Ecommerce
- Retail Arbitrage
- Homemade Goods
- Home Tutoring
- Party Planning
Bonus: Take Your Existing Business Online
If you have an existing business, but you want to take advantage of the freedom the internet has to offer, it’s time to start to start creating digital products and services. Here are a few business models that could benefit from going virtual (at least partially).
- Fitness Studios
- Tax Preparers
- Personal Chefs
- Handymen (and women)
- Pool Companies
The Coronavirus Effect
Recently, our world was turned upside down by a monster of a virus that has completely changed the way we go about our daily lives in a number of ways. Social distancing meant that schools were closed, travel was halted, and most people could no longer ‘go to work’.
The work from home revolution was growing quickly before the Coronavirus ever existed. According to Fundera, “the number of regular telecommuting employees (excluding the self-employed population) has grown by 115% since 2005”.
We expect it to grow even more quickly now. People all over the world have gotten a taste of what it’s like to work at home. They’ve been “baptized by fire” so to speak. They understand the good and the bad. More importantly, they know that it’s possible.
Companies will take notice, too. Once they’ve put proper systems in place and found the right tools, they will see that their employees are more productive, happy, and loyal when they have the freedom to work wherever they want. They will also find that they can save on overhead costs like real estate, legal fees, cleaning, and supplies.
Whichever path you take, remember that it can be a long process to find the right work at home jobs or business for you. You will need guidance along the way. We hope you’ll come back to list and use it as a roadmap for scoring the career of your dreams. We urge you to contact us here on the website or via social media with any questions you have throughout your journey. We’ve been where you are and you don’t have to go it alone.