Scared of losing your 9-5 job? Are there any high paying alternative work at home jobs?
Hi friends, I am writing this post while we are all in this COVID-19 pandemic craziness. It feels like the whole world has changed overnight.
While this is no doubt going to have a huge impact on the global economy, are you starting to feel anxious about how this will impact your family financially? Are you scared losing your 9 to 5 job after all this is over? What about paying bills, mortgages, kids lessons…
If these anxieties have been swirling in your head, perhaps now it’s time to look for alternative or backup plans?
Today, I have compiled 10 high paying work at home jobs where you can potentially make over $3,000/month.
Regardless of whether or not you will still have a 9-5 job after the pandemic is over, you can come out of this in a much better position than those who did nothing about it.
Let’s get to it.
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1. Online English Tutor
If you enjoy interacting with children through teaching, English tutor is a well-paid work from home job.
It is in high demand especially for countries like China, where parents are willing to spend over and above for their children (speaking from someone who is Chinese myself).
As for the tutors, this usually requires very minimum experience, and if you are a native English speaker, and have a quick internet connection, you are good to go.
Here are 5 websites where you can apply to teach English to Chinese children who are between elementary and primary/secondary level.
- QKids: $16-20/hr
- VIPKids: $14-22/hr
- GoGO Kids: $14-25/hr
- MagicEars: $18-26/hr
- Say ABC: $15-21/hr
- Education First EF: up to$20/hr
Earning potential: up to $25/hr
2. Pinterest Account Manager
Pinterest account manager, you may also hear as Pinterest Virtual Assistant (VA).
Pinterest is a huge traffic powerhouse. Because it doubles as a visual search engine, Pinterest has been one of the essential traffic generators for many online business owners.
However, many of them don’t want to spend hours on Pinterest. Instead, they are happy to pay Pinterest account managers to do all that work for them.
So if you already spend hours on Pinterest, and enjoy graphic creation, Pinterest account manager might just be the right job for you!
Here’s my interview with Emily who quit her full time job after earning enough as a Pinterest VA in 8 months by taking THIS COURSE. And that was at the low end of Pinterest VA. Students taking the same course who are in full time education are earning up to $10,000 a month!
Earning potential: $15-$50/hr
3. Virtual Assistant
If Pinterest is not your thing, there are other Virtual assistant jobs that can be just as high paying while working at home.
Small businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs look for VA to help them remotely with a wide range of tasks like
- Social media management
- Email marketing
- Customer service
- Infographic creation
just to name a few… The job content varies depending on what the particular customer is looking for.
So it’s less about what previous experience you have as a VA, more about what skills you can offer.
Gina Horkey’s Fully Booked VA system helped Elizabeth to leave her full-time job to become a full-time entrepreneur.
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Earning potential: $15-$30/hr
Creating video content on YouTube is another way to turn a hobby into a high paying work at home job.
Especially with people being stuck at home, YouTube video consumption is booming right now. Topics like home exercise videos, gardening, mindset, and homeschooling, just to name a few…
The reason YouTuber is one of the most lucrative high paying work at home jobs is because there are so many ways to monetise. The main way to get paid by YouTube is through Google Ads, however, you will need at least 4,000 watch hours in the past 12 months and a minimum 1,000 subscribers.
While you are waiting to achieve that target, you can also make money through sponsored videos and affiliate marketing.
So If you can think of a niche that you can help people by creating videos on YouTube, you can start your own YouTube channel with just your smartphone.
Earning potential: $0-$10,000/month
5. Affiliate Marketing
This is one of my favourite high paying work at home jobs (in combination with blogging, more on this later)
I love Affiliate Marketing because it is the type of passive income for non-sales people like myself. It works simply by recommending products and services that you love to others through your online or social media platform. When someone clicks the link from you and makes a purchase, you get a commission from that purchase.
Although affiliate marketing can be slow to start with, once you build the momentum, the earning can snowball.
While the beginners can start making $50/month, successful affiliate marketers can make up to $10,000 a month.
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Earning potential: $50-$10,000/month
If you are fluent in more than one language, you can make money from that skill by being a Translator.
Online streaming sites such as Netflix and YouTube are always looking for people to translate content from English to other languages. It is equally high in demand for those non-English content creators to look for someone to translate to English, so the content can reach a larger audience.
Being a translator is one of the high paying work at home jobs. According to Upwork, freelancers charges between $40-$100/hr for their services.
You can sign up as a freelancer on general sites like Upwork or Fiverr, or you sign up to translation specific sites like below to get listed. Some of them do require you to take a qualification test.
Earning potential: $40-$100/hour
7. Online Proofreader
For those who love to read, you can make money online as a proofreader.
Proofreading is different from editing. It is the step after editing, usually the last part of the writing process.
Online business owners, authors and bloggers look for proofreaders to help them catch vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that may have not been caught during the editing process.
You do not need to be an English or journalism background to be a proofreader. As long as you have patience, and some good tools like Grammarly (Free) or Google docs, you are good to go.
Here are a few sites that do not require any experience as a proofreader:
Check out this FREE Proofreading Workshop from Caitlin Pyle to help you accelerate your virtual proofreading career.
Earning potential: $10- $45/hr
Transcribing jobs are where you get paid to translate audio files into written documents. If you can type fast and a good listener, you are good to go.
Although this is not the most glamorous job online, it is one that allows you to pick your hours and workload. Perfect for those of you who need to work around family schedules.
Here are a few websites that offer competitive rates:
Check out this FREE mini-course to learn how to maximise your transcription profits.
Earning potential: $15-$45/hr
10. Start a Blog
Start your own profitable blog is the ultimate high paying work at home job for anyone who is looking to make passive income.
It is my side hustle outside of my 9 to 5 job.
While blogging takes hard work and patience especially at the beginning, I love it because not only do I get to write about topics that I am passionate about, but also in doing this, I get to help people who are looking for solutions.
Blogging is not dead. In fact, it has more earning potential than ever before. You can monetise your blog in a variety of ways:
- Affiliate marketing
- Freelance writing
- Sponsored posts
- Sell your own products
Earning potential: $0-$10,000/month
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So there you have it – 10 high paying work at home jobs that you can start TODAY.
Why not turn your anxiety into action during this uncertain time. So when this global pandemic is all over, you can come out with options to support you and your family financially.