Quit your day job. The 5 highest paying work from home jobs

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Due to the pandemic, there are more work-from-home opportunities than ever before.

Advances in technology mean remote work is becoming the norm, and it's possible to make a living without the commute.

By the end of 2021, up to 30% of the workforce may be working from home.

If you're looking for a work-life balance and have the motivation to work independently, a work-from-home job may be right for you.

In this article, we’re going to tell you what a work-from-home job is and what you need to be successful in a remote role.

And we’ll tell you which jobs pay well, with a rundown of the highest-paying work-from-home jobs.

What is a work-from-home job?

A work-from-home job can be done remotely. You don't need to go to the office, and you may have the flexibility to work around other commitments.

Remote work can be full-time or part-time, and some people work as freelancers.

If you want to work at home, there are a range of industries to choose from. For example, you may like to work in healthcare, technology, business, or education.

There are opportunities working for small businesses, startups, and organizations.

Some of the job titles may include data entry, bookkeeping, customer service, public relations, marketing, design, and computer science.

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What do you need to work from home?

If you want to work remotely, you'll need a quiet home office space and a reliable internet connection.

Depending on the job, you may need a high school diploma. You may also need a certificate or bachelor's degree. Some high-paying jobs may require a few years of experience.

Employers will usually expect you to have computer skills. You may also need to use video conferencing software, such as Zoom.

Remote workers often need a flexible schedule, as they may be working with people from all over the world. Your skill set should include organizational skills, communication skills, and time management skills.

To work as a freelancer, you may need to set up a Paypal account. You'll also need to manage your own taxes.

What are the highest-paying work-from-home jobs?

Let's take a look at some of the highest-paying remote jobs.

1. Tutor

Tutors are private teachers. If students are having difficulty with a subject, a tutor can help. They work with students individually or in small groups.

They need to modify learning plans, help students prepare for tests, and assign homework.

Tutors often work for schools and universities, but some have their own businesses. Some tutors offer tutoring sessions remotely.

These education professionals need advanced knowledge of the topic they help students with. For example, they may need to have an advanced understanding of English, science, or math. A tutor also may need a high school diploma and a college degree.

Depending on experience, tutors can expect to earn between $25–$60 per hour

**Where to find a job as a tutor? **You can browse tutor positions using the Jobcase search engine.

2. Insurance brokers

Insurance brokers often work from home. They help customers choose insurance policies, including health, property, auto, and life insurance.

Insurance brokers compare insurance company plans and help customers make the right choice. They may need to renew or change policies. They need to have accurate records and have extensive knowledge of the insurance industry.

Some insurance brokers have a bachelor’s degree, but they all must have a license.

The average salary for insurance brokers is $52,180 per year or $25.08 per hour.

There’s also typically the opportunity to earn a commission.

Where to find a job as an insurance broker? You can browse insurance broker positions using the Jobcase search engine.

If you’re interested in finance roles, you may also want to consider work as a bookkeeper.

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3. Freelance editor

A freelance editor is responsible for proofreading and editing work. They review documents, including blog posts, articles, and books.

Freelance editors need to spot grammatical and spelling mistakes. They need to check the structure of the content and make sure it fits the creative brief.

Some editors have a bachelor's degree, while others gain experience on the job.

The amount freelance editors make depends on their experience.

The average salary for editors is $30 per hour, but experienced editors can make over $50 an hour!

Where to find a job as a freelance editor? You can browse freelance editor positions using the Jobcase search engine. Don't forget to use your professional networks and connections during your job search too.

4. Blogger

Bloggers write content for blogs. They may review products, write informational articles, and share tips. Bloggers usually have a niche, such as politics, fashion, lifestyle, or business.

Blogging is often a side-hustle, but some content writers work full-time for online publications. Most bloggers have active social media accounts.

Bloggers need to have good computer skills and be confident using content management systems (CMS). Some even have graphic design skills.

Blogger salaries vary widely, with some making $100 a month and others making thousands.

Where to find a job as a blogger? You can browse blogger jobs using the Jobcase search engine. If you're interested in writing jobs, you may also like to browse freelance writer positions or social media manager positions.

5. Graphic designer

Graphic designers create visual graphics such as logos, magazine covers, and merchandising. They write briefs and work closely with clients to bring their visions to life.

As a graphic designer, you might find yourself as part of a business development team, working with web developers and marketers.

They need to be creative and have strong computer skills. They work closely with their clients and need to have strong interpersonal skills.

Some graphic designers work for agencies, while others are freelancers.

Graphic design can be a high-paying career choice. The average salary is $53,380 per year or $25.66 per hour.

Where to find a job as a graphic designer? You can browse graphic designer job postings using the Jobcase search.

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Where to find work-from-home jobs

If you're looking for a #workfromhome job, use the remote filter on the Jobcase job search.

You may also like to consider working as a virtual assistant, programmer, transcriptionist, software engineer, software developer, or customer service representative.

Getting a work-from-home job

You can earn a living working from home. If you're looking for a new job, a remote position could give you a work-life balance.

We told you about the best work-from-home jobs. Our list includes tutors, insurance brokers, freelance editors, bloggers, and graphic designers.

We explained each role and told you how much you could expect to make.

Finally, we showed you where you could start your job search.

**Ready to go? **Find open jobs using the Jobcase job search tool. Or check out our Getting Hired resource center for application tips. If you need help along the way, reach out to the Jobcase Community for support.

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I am a 57 year old male I got hurt a few years back and unable to drive a truck or do any kind of heavy lifting our ride on heavy machinery I've got to do something. I just wonder if there's anything out there for me to do at home.

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Im looking for a job, I am based in Africa but I was hoping that i can get a work visa permit to enable me to travel for work. Is that possible?

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