More and more of us are looking for legitimate online jobs that allow us to work from home or when traveling.
It can be hard to find office jobs when you have kids or other commitments, and finding an online job can give you so much more freedom and flexibility to earn more money.
But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible. If you’re willing to put in a little effort to find a job, learn a highly sought after skill, hustle to fit it in with your busy life, and a have little passion to push for more, then you’ll definitely want to check out our extensive list of the best online jobs to see if any of them might be a fit for you.
Who knows, today might just be the day you start changing your life!
What Is an Online Job?
An online job is any type of work that you do on the internet. Most online jobs allow you to be self-employed, which means you become your own boss!
This usually means you work as an independent contractor for other companies, which allows you to have multiple small online jobs that you freelance work for.
Alternatively, you could have one client who needs a lot of work done, so you don’t need multiple jobs.
Most online jobs are entirely remote which means you don’t need to go into an office at any time. These types of employment options are great for people who need flexible work arrangements.
Where to Find Jobs Online
For traditional job boards you can find a number online positions available on the more popular sites:
If you’re interested in writing positions, consider these niche specific options:
The Different Types of Jobs You Can Do Online
Maybe you’re not sure what kind of jobs you are interested in doing online, or maybe you want to explore new options. You’re in luck because there are so many different options available. Some of those options include:
Creative jobs that include design, graphics, development, photography, and crafts
Writing jobs that include copywriting, freelance writing, transcription, data entry, and proofreading
Customer service jobs that include various remote roles for Amazon, U-Haul, and others
Keep reading to see the full list of 35 options that you could start doing today!
35 Best Online Jobs That Anyone Can Start
If you’re fed up with your 9-5 right now, you aren’t the only one – and luckily, there are jobs to support that.
There are a huge variety of remote jobs online available right now that could be great as a part-time income, or even send you into 6 figures. There are also plenty of easy online jobs that require no experience to get started.
Pay: $35,000 average pay
Ever look at advertisements and notice the errors? How about menus, books, etc? I don’t know about you, but I notice them without looking for them!
If this sounds like you as well, then online proofreading jobs could be a perfect for you.
A place that you can start looking for proofreading jobs is within relevant Facebook groups (e.g. if you want to work for bloggers, there are lots of blogging groups).
To get started with proofreading, there is a course that you should take called Proofread Anywhere, which is run by Caitlyn Pile who made more than a full-time income in her first year while doing it part-time.
2) Freelance Writer
Pay: $50 – $500+ per article
With all of the sites that are out there, there is a big demand for people to create content for those sites.
The site owners are often trying to put out a lot of content and run a bunch of other things in their business, so need some help getting the writing done.
If you love writing and are passionate about one subject in particular (it helps with the speed and enjoyment!), then becoming a paid freelance writer might be perfect for you! Finding online writing jobs will come easier as you build up a portfolio to show potential new clients as well.
You don’t have to be the world’s best writer, but it would of course help if you are good at writing and enjoy it, but you can always learn and will improve over time.
There are a lot of sites out there that you can look for work on, but you may want to start with approaching businesses directly to see if they need anyone on their team.
Similarly to proofreading, as mentioned above, a good place to find work is in relevant Facebook groups. There is always demand for additional writing jobs online that need filled.
If you do want to sign up to some sites to look for work, some good websites for this include Upwork and Freelancer.
Fancy learning tips and secrets from a 6 figure freelance writer? Join the Earn More Writing course today and get started earning more from freelance jobs online.
3) Flip Items on eBay and Amazon
Pay: $1000 – $10,000+
We have friends over at Flea Market Flipper that make a full-time income flipping items! I love seeing what they have found and how much they have managed to sell it for – it’s amazing.
You can do the same things that they do and earn a lot of money, without a lot of money needed upfront.
The great thing about them is that they find a lot of stuff for free that people are throwing out, or super cheap at flea markets – which you could do too. We are talking about free money!
If you want to sell on Amazon, please note that you won’t be eligible to sell in all of the categories at first.
Have you heard of Amazon FBA? It’s a great way to get into selling without having the stock take up loads of room in your home.
FBA means ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’ which means that you send the stock into Amazon and they store it for you until it’s sold, and then they will post it out for you.
You can actually even sell on Amazon without leaving the house with Online arbitrage.
If you want to get started flipping items sign up for this FREE workshop.
4) Lead Generation For Small Businesses
Pay: $1,000+ per month
There are many small businesses out there who haven’t yet realized the power and potential of marketing online.
If you look through your local yellow pages and have a quick search online, you may find that there are some businesses that don’t have any websites or social.
If this is the case, you can reach out to them and offer to help get them online and get more sales for their business.
Our friend Bobby did this with Facebook ad management and has even put together a course showing you how to set up a Facebook ad management business. You can check it out here.
Pay: $1 – $10,000+ per month
You’re currently reading the blog that Kelan and I run together, which is currently earning us over $20,000 per month – so you can see that the income potential is huge!
Although like with any small business, it’s not just a case of putting up a website and watching the money roll in – you need to have a good plan.
There are various ways that you can make money with a blog, but the main ways are:
You know when you’re on a website and you see some ads, typically in the sidebar? The website will be paying for the ads that are on the site, and you can have these on yours.
– Sponsored Posts
When a company wants you to talk about them specifically, they will pay you to do so. This will usually be in the form of an article on the blog, and sometimes with social media shares as well.
– Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where you can earn a commission from products and services that you recommend to your readers.
– Products or Services
You can create your own products or services and sell them through your website, and many suggest that the best way to make money from your blog is to do this.
Ideas could be things like coaching, printables, courses, etc. We have printables for sale in our shop, and we also have our blogging course Bloggers Secrets.
Start your very own money making blog today with our exclusive discounted pricing with Bluehost.
6) Start a Niche Website
Pay: $1-$10,000 Per Month
Have you ever been doing some product research for an item you want to purchase?
Let’s say you are a young mom searching for the “best baby gates” on Google. You get a variety of results that come up with comparisons and reviews to help you make the best buying decision.
A majority of those sites that appear in the search results are niche sites. They create valuable content, try to rank in Google, and earn a commission every time someone clicks through one of the affiliate links and makes a purchase.
Two of the biggest most popular niche sites around The Wire Cutter and The Spruce rank in millions of dollars a year.
If you are super passionate about a topic like baby gear, dogs, food prep, cooking, yoga, video games, etc then you can make a niche site and start making some awesome money. It takes a lot of time and effort but the income is unlimited like it is with blogging.
Nothing beats creating an online business that creates passive income!
Check out this FREE Niche Site Bootcamp training to learn more and get started today.
Online Jobs to Work From Home
More and more of us moms are looking for legitimate work from home jobs, as we want to be there with the kids, but also want to bring in our own income.
Having said that, the jobs need to be pretty flexible so that they can be done at any time, such as nap times or in the evening. We will look at some of the best stay at home mom jobs for you.
7) Test and Evaluate Websites
Pay: $10-$30 per hour
Did you know that you can get paid to look at websites and give your honest feedback on them?
This is something that companies will pay good money for because it could mean making changes that increase sales etc.
One of the best sites to do this on is UserTesting. They will pay you $10 per test, which usually takes about 20 minutes to complete. Sign up for UserTesting here.
8) Data Entry
Pay: $10 – $15 per hour
Data entry online jobs aren’t the most interesting jobs that you can do, but they are an easy way of making money online.
If you are happy with being paid minimum wage, data entry is something that you can look at, and perhaps tide you over until you find a more suitable role.
We’ve covered this extensively in our data entry online jobs article, but the best places to find data entry jobs are:
This is a job site that you can find a large variety of job postings, including data entry.
You have to pay to use the site, but is it worth it due to the checking that they do to ensure that all of the jobs on there are legitimate online jobs from home.
You’re bound to find a data entry job for you on this site, as they only post remote jobs – perfect for working from home with flexibility.
It’s free for you to use, but the recruiters have to pay $299 to post their job advertisements on there, which also helps to cut down on the non-legit jobs.
This is one of the most popular job sites due to a large number of freelance jobs that are available. You will need to set yourself up on there with a good profile, and then start applying for roles.
Pay: $15 – $1000 depending on what you are selling
This is another job to consider if you wish to sell items but don’t want a lot of stock cluttering up your house, and want a more hands-off approach.
If you have a product that you want to sell then you can set up a website for people to buy from.
It’s similar to Amazon FBA because you won’t be keeping the stock at your house or doing the packing and posting of the items.
Pay: $5 – $36 per audio hour
You can get paid decent money for typing up audio files into the written word. There is still a high demand for online transcription jobs as many companies need things transcribed as the world moves to become more digital.
You must be good at typing – fast and accurate, and a strong Internet network connection.
You will often have to pass a typing test upon application to show your skills, so be sure to practice beforehand. Upon successful completion you’ll be able to begin taking online typing jobs!
11) Virtual Assistant
Pay: $15 – $25+ per hour
There is a huge demand for virtual assistants across the board, so there are plenty of opportunities to start making money as a virtual assistant.
This is a job that you should be able to secure work for pretty quickly, especially if you are looking in the right places.
Being a virtual assistant will probably look different for each client, but it will include supporting the business owner in whatever method they need help.
Examples of services that you can offer as a virtual assistant include: answering emails, scheduling appointments, creating graphics, writing newsletters and so on.
As mentioned, looking in Facebook groups can be the best place to secure new work – join some groups which cater to bloggers or businesses.
Or you could specialize as a Pinterest VA – if that sounds like your kind of thing, you can sign up to the Pinterest VA course to get started learning today.
12) Travel Agent
Pay: $29,000 – $58,000 per year
Have a lot of knowledge about travel, or worked in the travel business before? Becoming a travel agent from home could be the perfect job for you.
I’d always thought that travel agents worked for large corporations, but I keep hearing more and more about people setting up their own businesses from home and being very successful.
Some people prefer to book their travel through a smaller company as they feel more comfortable with that, and this is where you can come in.
13) Social Media Manager
Pay: $15 – $25+ per hour
On your phone all day on Instagram, Facebook and all of the other social media? You aren’t the only one!
But if you love it and are good at staying consistent, you could offer your services as a social media manager to help busy business owners manage theirs.
When you are running a small business (or a big one!), there are a million different things that you have to do to keep it going. Social media is a huge part of any business these days, and a lot of business owners need help with it.
You can set yourself up as a social media manager and take that stress off a business owners plate, and become invaluable to them.
14) Graphics Designer
Pay: $25 – $50 per hour
Granted, there are some elements of graphic design work that require training or a lot of experience due to the nature of it, but there are plenty of things that you can offer with some practice.
Thinking about bloggers, in particular, there are a lot of graphics that go into running a successful blog. The imagery on the site, opt-in graphics, infographics, etc.
These are all things that you can learn and offer your skills. You can even use free sites such as Canva to put them together.
15) Website Designer
Pay: $50 – $100+ per hour
Similarly to being a graphic designer, this is something that you could teach yourself and sell.
There are tons of new websites popping up all over the internet every second, and there are people who don’t have the time or skill-set to put together a nice looking site. This is where you can come in!
There are a lot of people who wish to have eCommerce sites set up (and they look pretty complicated at first!) – which you could offer as a service, and it is easy enough with Woocommerce and Shopify.
16) Coaching (Life, Budgeting, Motherhood)
Pay: $1,000 – $10,000+ per client
I’m sure that you will have seen coaches popping up all over the Internet – there is a high demand right now.
Coaches tend to offer a transformation to people in their specialized niche. You are going to be offering all of your tips and wisdom wrapped up in a coaching ball, and change their lives.
You will be guiding someone through their transformative journey and encouraging them along the way, which you can charge a premium price for.
This could be life coaching, budgeting, coaching for moms – think about your expertise and what you can offer people.
If you want to start up your own coaching business, I highly recommend reading this post – it’s very detailed and will help you with your pricing.
17) Online Bookkeeper
Pay: $20 – $50 per hour
Are you good with numbers and being organized? Then becoming a online bookkeeper could be the perfect job for you!
The accounts are one part of the business that many business owners are happy to outsource due to the amount of time it takes. Plus they may not enjoy that side of it!
A good place to start is to approach local businesses and see if they have anyone doing their bookkeeping. I have also seen people ask for bookkeepers within blogging Facebook groups.
You can also sign up here for free training on how to start and launch your own bookkeeping business.
18) Amazon Seller
Pay: $1000 – $10,000+
There are 2 main ways that you can sell on Amazon: by selling items that you have bought and flipped, or by selling your own products.
You can use a market research tool such as Jungle Scout to find products that sell well and pick a product that you could also produce.
You don’t always need to come up with a brand new item, but rather find what is selling well already and improve on that.
FBA stands for Fulfilled by Amazon, which is where you send items into Amazon and once they have sold, they will package them up and post them out for you. You could send them out yourself if you would prefer to do that and save some money.
Online Jobs For Teachers
There are a lot of online job opportunities for teachers, and this is perfect if you want to work from home and work when you want.
Pay: $17 – $26 per hour depending on experience and education
This is a no-brainer for any teachers out there, and you can even do it as a side earner if you are currently teaching.
There are sites that you can use to tutor students who are in other countries, meaning that you can choose your work hours and perhaps do it before everyone wakes up.
My husband, Kelan, did this as a job when he left his job to work on this blog full-time. In the first month of doing it, he earned just shy of $900, which is amazing.
You will need to have 500 hours of experience (which can include mentoring, babysitting, boy scouts, etc) – but you don’t need to have any in-class teaching experience. This could be a great way to get started with online english teaching jobs if you’re able to meet these requirements.
– Magic Ears
You can earn $22 – $26 per hour with Magic Ears with flexible hours and instant bookings available. The base pay is $9 – $11 per class which are 25 minutes + 5-minute student evaluation. You can also receive a participation bonus and a peak time bonus.
You will have to apply, and upon approval will enter into a 6-month minimum contract.
The pay with QKids is $16 – $20 per hour, with each in-lesson time being 30 minutes.
You are able to work remotely, and they are accepting applicants from the US and Canada. As with Magic Ears, the contract term is 6 months.
The pay starts at $20 per hour, with top tutors earning $1,000 per month.
You can tutor in your specialist subjects such as Calculus, Biology or Computer Science. There are also subjects on there such as Voice Lessons and Astrophysics.
There are also various student levels that you can choose from – Middle School, High School, College, and Professionals.
20) Course Creation
Pay: $500 – $10,000+
Have you ever thought about creating a course? A course is a great way of teaching people in a way that will guide them through a process.
There are many things that you can create a course on – we currently have one on blogging.
Take some time to brainstorm some course ideas, set up a Teachable account, and start marketing your course to make money.
21) Adjunct Professor
Pay: $17 – $23+ per hour
An adjunct professor is a professor who teaches on a limited-term contract.
You can find roles that are online, with both online colleges and brick and mortar Universities.
There are many companies that offer online adjunct professor roles – it may be worth having a read through this article to find the best places.
22) Teacher Material Creator (Teachers Pay Teachers)
Pay: $100 – $5,000+ per month
If you haven’t heard of the site Teachers Pay Teachers yet, you could be missing out on a large income source for yourself.
It’s a simple enough concept – you can sell the products and materials that you have created for your students, to other teachers for them to use.
The type of things that you can sell on there includes full-year curriculum, assessments, videos, etc.
According to Teachers Pay Teachers, the highest earner has earned more than $2 million through the site.
If you enjoy putting together lesson plans, activities, and worksheets then this might be a perfect online teaching job that you can really scale.
23) Test Scorer (ETS)
Pay: $13 per hour
You can work as a constructed-response scoring professional for ETS. You will need to apply and include your CV and any relevant certificates.
It can take up to 3 weeks to hear back about your application due to the high volume of applicants that they receive, but don’t let that put you off!
This is a part-time position, with a session being held every day of the week from 8:30 am – 9:30 pm.
Online Jobs For Students
Are you a student looking for a job? There are some great ways for you to make money online, and we will go through the best online jobs for college students.
24) Textbook Seller
Pay: $10 – $50 per book sold
This could be an easy way for you to make money online, especially if you are on campus and can ask your friends if they want you to sell their textbooks.
You don’t need to just stick with your friends’ textbooks though – you can search out textbooks and sell them on Amazon.
Pay: 25 – 50% per item sold
As well as selling textbooks on behalf of your friends, you can also sell other things for them, essentially being the middleman.
There are selling apps that you can have on your phone to make the selling process much easier. You can take some snaps of your friend’s items and put them up for sale.
Ask your friends if you can sell their items for a split of the profits, and I’m sure that they will take you up on it if they are busy.
26) Paid Online Surveys
Pay: $2 – $10 per hour
Did you know that you can get paid for sharing your opinion? One of the easiest ways to make money online is by signing up to paid online survey sites.
Surveys are just one of the ways that you can make money on this site.
When you complete tasks on the site you will earn ‘Swag Bucks’ or ‘SB’s’ which are points that you collect until a certain point that you can cash them out.
MyPoints is a rewards website where you can earn points and convert them into cash or prizes.
There are lots of different ways that you can earn money through the site, such as shopping, reading your email, watching videos, searching the web, etc.
This is one of the better survey sites to do because they pay out in actual cash rather than other rewards.
You can get paid for answering surveys, watching videos, surfing the net and other activities.
27) General Freelancer
Pay: $5 – $500+ per piece of work
Unsure what to do as your online job? There are a bunch of things that you can try out to see what you enjoy doing and can make money from.
UpWork is one of the most popular sites out there for freelancers – and for good reason – there are a huge amount of jobs available on there.
You will need to sign up and complete your profile, then you can start applying for jobs that interest you.
There are tons of categories on UpWork that you can browse through, such as E-commerce Development, Database Administration, Interior Design, Product Design, Copywriting, Translation and more.
This is a similar site to UpWork, where you will need to complete a profile and then start pitching for jobs.
They will also use your profile to match you to relevant jobs that you can also apply for.
Although the site is called Fiverr, you can price your services at whatever price you want.
There are lots of categories for things that you can sell on Fiverr, such as graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation, video and animation, music and audio, programming and tech, business and lifestyle.
28) Become a Streamer
Pay: $1 – $10,000+ per month
Do you love playing video games and want to get paid to do it? Why don’t you learn how to become a professional streamer and start getting paid to game!
Sounds like a dream job right? Well just like any other online business you are going to have to put in a TON of work upfront to reap the rewards.
Most streamers are either very entertaining individuals or extremely high skilled at the games they are playing. Just like starting a blog it’s all about gaining an audience then monetizing that audience through display ads, sponsorships, affiliate marketing, and of course selling swag.
Online Jobs For Teens
Are you a teen looking for a job, and not sure where to begin? There are many jobs that you can start and make a decent income.
29) Online Seller (eBay and Amazon)
Pay: $1000 – $10,000+
One of the best places to start is with things that you already have in your home. Are there any items lying around that you can start selling on eBay and Amazon?
You can sell pretty much anything on eBay, but there are some limitations on what you can sell on Amazon at first.
You will need to do your research into how many items sell for, take photographs and list them for sale.
To get started with selling items and flipping them, we highly recommend checking out our friends over at Flea Market Flipper and signing up for their free flipper training.
30) Become a Creator
Pay: $1 – $10,000+
Creating things that you can sell, is a fun process. There are lots of things that you can create, including content for people to digest.
There are tons of ways that you can do this online, and we will look at some of our favorites.
There are millions of blogs out there right now, and it’s about time that you started one of your own if that’s what you want to do!
We are so happy that we started our blog and generate more than a full-time income from it now, and love creating content that genuinely helps.
To learn more about starting up a blog, have a read through our guide here.
Youtube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world – that’s a lot of eyeballs available to watch your content!
Brainstorm some ideas on what you could create videos on, set up a Youtube and start creating content!
If you’re on Instagram right now, you’ll know how popular it is – and that also means that it’s great for marketing.
Now is the best time to start, when it’s at its peak and before any big algorithm changes.
You can create content on Instagram in whichever niche you like, but make sure that it is helpful or inspiring.
Pay: 15% or more on every copy sold
One of the main jobs that spring to mind when it comes to creating jobs, is photography.
You’re going to need some half-decent equipment if you are going to make this a job, but don’t let that stop you at the start.
You don’t even have to set up a full-blown photography business – you can sell your photos on websites for people to buy and download.
Part-Time Online Jobs
Part time online jobs are appealing too, especially if you have kids or other commitments.
Luckily, there are plenty for you to choose from and get started doing today, and you could even do them as a side hustle.
Pay: $7.50 – $15 per hour
U-Haul is a moving equipment and storage rental company, and they offer a Sales and Reservations Work From Home Program.
There are typically 3 types of roles available: reservations, customer service or roadside assistance. The roles are part-time online jobs but you still receive company benefits such as a 401(k) plan, limited medical plan, etc.
Pay: $9 – $12 per hour
You can get a call-center job with Convergys, that has a large number of online work from home jobs available.
It will be an employed role, not working as an independent contractor. They offer both English-only and bilingual call center roles in the areas of customer service, tech support and sales.
34) We Work Remotely
Pay: $15+ per hour (depends on what you are working on)
This is a website that lists remote-only jobs, which is perfect if you want to work from home or whilst traveling. Many of these positions make great part time jobs online.
It’s an essential place to start looking for remote jobs, and you can browse according to categories:
- Devs & Sysadmin
- Business & Management
- Customer Support
- Finance and Legal
- Sales and Marketing
Pay: $0.04 – $0.10 per task
Working for SigTrack involves finding out petition signers are voters or to process voter registrations and other relevant forms.
It is data entry work, so it will be a bit repetitive – but it’s still a good way of making money online.
This work is only during the petition season, so it is a great seasonal part-time job. The pay is via Paypal and they ask that your work is 98% accurate.
Pay: $0.25 per minute on the phone (starting rate)
If you’re looking for a call-center role, LiveOps is a good one to start with. They help businesses outsource their call-center if they don’t want to have it in-house.
They have clients in retail, insurance, healthcare, hospitality, travel, telecom, and roadside assistance. Some of the areas such as insurance may command a higher rate of pay.
Pay: $8 – $20+ per hour
As much as we love Amazon for the shopping that it offers, it also offers ways to make money too. There are regular as well as seasonal online amazon jobs available in various areas.
As well as being able to sell items on there for profit, there are remote location jobs available too. There are plenty of Amazon online jobs for you to choose from.
There are online customer service jobs among many others if you browse through their Virtual Location job section.
Legitimate Flexible Online Jobs Are Much Easier to Find Than They Used to Be
Everything has moved onto the internet, and this makes it an amazing time to find an online job or to build your own work from home business.
Our grandparents didn’t have the opportunities available to them that we have today – there are so many resources out there to help us in a way that there has never been before in the past.
So many websites and businesses are set up to help people find flexible, legitimate online jobs from home that will pay well and can be done remotely.