Best home-based jobs

When office hours take the worst out of you, home-based jobs may be the healthy way out. You don’t have to be a web designer or a programmer to find legitimate work-from-home jobs, you just need to keep reading!

Website tester

One of the easiest and, by the way, coolest home-based jobs is website tester. You have to check the user-friendliness of different company websites following the employer’s instructions.

It won’t take you more than 15 minutes and there are plenty of websites you can subscribe to, such as Usertesting, Userlytics and StartupLift.


Are you fluent in a foreign language? Then why don’t you try translation? There are countless websites dedicated exclusively to translation jobs. You’ll have to keep in mind that translation isn’t a word for word job.

To deliver high-quality translations you also have to take into consideration the cultural background of both source and target readers. Some of the websites that offer home-based jobs for translators are ProZ, Odesk and Gengo.

Travel agent

If you’re up for a challenge, you can try to set your own home-based travel company. Of course it’s hard to get people to trust you, given that there are plentiful travel agent scams online.

For gaining the potential client’s trust, you can start off with your personal travel blog; show readers how much experience you have on the field and you could end up with one of the coolest home-based jobs.


It’s a time-consuming job, but it does give you the opportunity to dig into your creative soul and come up with spellbinding articles to grab readers’ attention. Most marketing companies are constantly on the hunt for freelance writers and they pay good money for each article: between $4 and $20.


Are you particularly good in any subject? It can range from Spanish to guitar and even yoga. Some websites let you upload tutorials and pay you a percentage for each subscriber, while other websites work only as a middleman between teachers and students who want Skype lessons. You don’t know where to start? Try sites like Teachable and Udemy.

Virtual assistant

Multitasking ace? Then you may be what many growing companies are desperately looking for. As a virtual assistant, you’ll be in charge of many tasks, such as managing social media, scheduling meetings and responding to emails… to name a few.

If you’re good, you may become indispensable to your employer and that could help you get a raise. Once you’ve got enough experience, better paying jobs will be easier to find.

These are some of the best home-based jobs, so if you don’t find your perfect job position here, don’t be discouraged and keep looking!