The Best Jobs to Work Remotely

Are you tired of commuting to and from work? Do you miss being able to spend more time with the family?

Employees working from home are reclaiming a healthy work-life balance, saving money, and enjoying extra personal time. If these benefits sound attractive to you, then you might be ready to launch a career working remotely.

New to remote work? These tips for finding the best remote jobs will help you get started.

Whether you've got basic computer or customer service experience, advanced technical skills, or specialized professional skills, there are remote jobs that may be a fit for your qualifications.

If you're hunting for a job that is an already well-established remote position, here is our list of the top work-from-home careers.

Call Center Jobs

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Do you have great phone skills? Do you like talking to people? A work-from-home call center position might be a good option to consider. Some companies hire virtual call center representatives for their own business needs, while others use third-party representatives.

Here are some of the top work-at-home call center jobs.

Customer Service Jobs

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Many companies, including online retailers and other digital organizations, hire individuals to manage customer service requests.

If you've ever shopped online and seen a button to "Chat now for help" or "Send an e-mail for instant assistance," the person on the other end is probably working remotely for the company.

Individuals with a background in retail, customer service, marketing, or communications would be a good fit for this kind of job.

Here are some of the best customer service chat jobs you can do from home.

Computer Jobs

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While many online computer jobs require advanced technical skills, there are other easy, entry-level, work-from-home computer jobs available when you're just starting out doing remote work. You just need to know where to look and what to look for.

Computer Programming

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As the world of computer coding and artificial intelligence continues to grow, businesses are in a greater need for programmers. Many accomplished programmers teach themselves with free tools online and acquire a decent-paying job without a college degree. And because the work is computer-based, a large percentage of programmers can work from home.

For information about a career in computer programming, you can here how to learn more.


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Outbound sales positions typically work a flexible schedule that doesn't require them to be in an office. Further, many salespeople work from wherever they wish. Unlike the other remote listed above, some sales positions do require you to perform a moderate amount of travel. But most employers don't mind you working from home so long as you meet your sales goals.

If you are interested in a career in sales, check out these most common sales jobs.

Teacher & Tutor Jobs

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Advances technology and high-speed internet connections have created more opportunities for teachers to work with students across the globe. In addition, there is a growing demand for online teachers as more states permit K-12 children to attend public school online. Your income may be based on the number of hours you work and the type of classes you teach.

Data Entry, Coding, and Transcription Jobs

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You need to be careful to avoid scams when you're looking for data entry work, but there are legitimate data entry jobs that are suitable for entry-level employees. If you have more advanced skills and typing experience, you can also consider work-from-home transcription and medical coding jobs.

Translator Positions

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If you are bilingual or proficient in a multitude of languages, you can find a job working as a translator. Many of these jobs can be done remotely and on a freelance basis.

Translators who work online might be employed by a translating company, or translate news stories and articles, web pages, and books.

Before you interview for a position, be sure to prepare yourself by exploring common translator interview questions.

Medical Billing & Coding Jobs

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In today's healthcare system, medical billers convert doctors' notes into billing codes that facilitate insurance payments to healthcare providers. It is the job of medical coders and billers to ensure that patients' insurance providers send payments according to medical billing protocols. Medical coders and billers are crucial to the healthcare industry's ongoing efforts to digitize health records for improved healthcare.

If a career in medical coding interests you, take a look at these ten companies offering medical coding/billing jobs.

Web Developer & Graphic Designer Jobs

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Many people make a living as web developers or graphic designers, whether working with a specific company or on a freelance basis for a variety of clients.

Although learning how to design websites or graphics can sometimes involve a steep learning curve, there are a lot of online resources for those interested in this work.

Additionally, nearly every business needs a website, so there are endless opportunities if you market yourself to large or small businesses.

Freelance Writer Gigs

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From copywriting to content marketing to ghostwriting, there is an abundance of freelance writing opportunities for those who dedicate the time to look for work.

Although it can be difficult to find a legitimate writing gig, once you tap into the right resources and start to accumulate a professional portfolio, it can be a good way to earn a living while working from home or a remote location of your ​choice.

Here are some of the best sites to find writing jobs.

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL/TEFL)

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If you have teaching experience in a classroom, as a coach, or even as a tutor, you could start your online English-teaching career right from your living room. Teaching English as a second/foreign language (TESL/TEFL) is in high demand, particularly for families in the Middle East and Asia.

TESL employers typically want you to have a college degree and be a native North American English speaker. There's no need to learn the first language of those you teach.

To get started teaching English online, check out TESL/TEFL jobs and other related online teaching careers here.

Android or iPhone Developer

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Those with a background in computer science or software engineering might consider becoming an Android or iPhone developer and be tasked with designing or troubleshooting mobile apps. With an internet connection and the appropriate design software, this type of job can be done from anywhere in the world.

Online and Email Marketing

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Online and email marketers are responsible for designing email advertising campaigns, managing subscriber lists, and increasing their brand or clients' reach.

People in this position may work on a full-time or part-time basis for one company or work as a freelancer for many different companies.

Side Gigs You Can Do From Home

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A side gig is one of the best ways to get started working from home. Whether you need to supplement your income while you're looking for a full-time remote position or you simply want some extra cash, check out some of the best side gigs you can work remotely.

Your Current Job

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Continuing advances in technology now make it possible for many different types of professionals to work from home. As more companies move their operations online, many tasks can be completed remotely. And having employees work from home is an efficient, cost-saving alternative for many companies.

When negotiating with an employer to work from home, be as flexible as possible. The more flexible you are in meeting your employer's needs, the better your chance of snagging the gig.