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High Paying Online Jobs That You Can Do From Home

Updated on May 7, 2020
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Hi, I’m mother of a teenage boy, wife, an entrepreneur and a business coach. I help women launch online courses and work at home online.

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Whether you are a stay at home mom or a student looking to pay off debt or a retiree looking for extra ways to make money, these creative online side hustles can make you money.

Your earning potential is limitless, most of which depends on the amount of time you spend on your work. Flexibility, fulfilling work, and the chance to earn as much by working part-time as others do from working full-time.

I have put together a comprehensive list of work from home jobs that pay well, and do not require you to have a college degree to start.

1. Proofreading

This is one of the most flexible high paying online jobs that is becoming hugely popular.

If you have good word skills like catching spelling errors and typos, this is the job for you. You can work from home and help online business owners proofread their content.

There are many ways you can proofread – from ebooks, blog posts, website content, online marketing material and any online documents that need an extra pair of eyes to catch errors.

Salary – $30,000-$60,000/year

2. Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is when you sell someone else’s product online to earn a commission.

You can do this without a blog or a website, through social media promotion. Whether it’s Facebook, YouTube, or Pinterest you can leave affiliate links and promote products you love to your audience.

With YouTube, you do a short video – either a recipe, tutorial or a product review. Below the video in the description box leave a link to the products you used in the video and when someone buys from it, you earn a commission.

For Pinterest, you upload an image of the product or a promotional photo (make sure eligible) and link your pin image to the product page. So when they click the image they will be automatically directed to the product through your affiliate link.

Income – $55,000/year

3. Scoping Jobs

This little known job involves you editing courtroom transcripts. Don’t worry you wouldn’t need to deal with any of the legal aspects of this. The court reporter will do all of this, as a scopist you will be required to look through the documents and edit them from any errors. A court reporter’s job is transcribing what’s said in the courtroom into written form, using a special system of shorthand so that they can keep up with the fast-moving proceedings. Court reporters then hire scopists to edit their transcripts. Court reporters make money per page, not per hour. That’s why outsourcing the editing allows them to increase their earning potential. Similar to proofreading and bookkeeping, no certification is required, there are very minimal start-up costs, and the earning potential is high.

If you have an eye for detail you can make well over $4,000/month working from home editing transcripts.

4. Social Media Marketing Strategist

Many business owners don’t have the time to make consistent updates to their social media profiles, or to respond promptly to customer requests made via social media. That’s why so many small business owners today are looking to hire social media managers to handle all social media tasks.

As long as you have the ability to post, curate, and manage content on social media channels, you can start taking on clients today. But the big money is in learning how to effectively deploy paid advertising, such as Facebook ads. Businesses need new customer leads, and you can earn premium wages if you know how to use things like microtargeting to deliver ads to just the right audience.

Again you can specialize in Pinterest or youtube or Instagram or FB or Linkedin. You can subniche into paid or organic marketing, Ads, lead generation, traffic generation, and so on.

Average pay: $20 to $100+ per hour.

5. Virtual Assistant

virtual assistants are no longer low-paid workers who handle basic administrative tasks.

They work as a remote executive assistant doing a range of tasks. But now the trend is to hire a highest-quality VA possible… someone who will really add value to your business. And because of that, people are willing to pay significantly higher wages to the right person with the right skills and work experience.

So instead of just doing boring, repetitive tasks, you’ll be working for a successful business owner as a remote executive assistant.

Common tasks carried out by VAs include: Answering email, Booking travel, Managing social media, Scheduling appointments,and more, depending on the field.

Some VAs take on multiple clients, allowing them to earn over six figures a year from home. This means it can be one of the most lucrative remote jobs you’ll come across.

Average pay: $18 to $35 per hour, according to Upwork.

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6. Graphic Designer

Design engaging graphics. Average pay: $25 to $40 per hour for beginners.

For the artists out there, graphic design is a great way to monetize your hobby. The web is becoming more and more visual — especially as mobile devices become the primary method of browsing.

The highest-paid graphic designers combine multiple skills into their designs. Knowledge in branding, sales, and direct response marketing allows many graphic designers to charge over $100 per hour. Graphic designers with specialized knowledge get even more.

7. Marketing Automation Specialist

Design and implement automated digital marketing systems.

Average pay: $40+ per hour for beginners.

They do some type of marketing work as independent contractors for a range of businesses. Specializing in a growing digital marketing platform, they get more clients.

One of the fastest-growing segments is marketing automation, on platforms such as Ontraport and HubSpot. These platforms are experiencing explosive growth, and more are emerging all the time. Some other examples are Aweber, Convert Kit and MailChimp.

Taking a certification course to become a specialist can often land you in the $60 to $100 per hour range fast.

8. Pinterest Manager

Pinterest is not just fruitful for bloggers. Big businesses need Pinterest too. If you ignore Pinterest, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity! 250 million people to be exact. And 84% are using Pinterest to make a buying decision. Naturally, there is a high demand for Pinterest Managers!

There’s a lot involved with managing a Pinterest account from designing high quality pins to having relevant boards to pinning at optimal times. As businesses grow, they’re hiring Pinterest Managers not just to manage their accounts, but to bring it to the next level.

9. YouTube Channel Manager

A YouTube Channel Manager responsibilities will include: Development and production of YouTube- specific videos, Channel and show strategy, YouTube video uploads and optimization, Day- to- day channel audience engagement through all social media networks, Partnership and collaborations management, Asset and copyright management, Analytics reports and so on.

10. Content Repurposer

Great content can funnel more traffic to your website, strengthen your brand’s reputation, and encourage your site’s visitors to convert. Repurposing is taking your content that you’ve already written or posted and re-packaging it so that it could be used again and again in different social platforms.

A great content manager will identify top performing pieces of content and repackage them into other formats.

A blog article could be a great subject for a video, podcast, or infographic.

A series of blog articles can be turned into an ebook.

Even a sentence or paragraph in an article can be turned into a tweet or meme.

Your content manager should always be looking for ways to reach new audiences by catering to their varied learning preferences.

Some people prefer reading long content. Others prefer short content.

Some want to watch content on YouTube. Others want to listen while driving or doing chores.

The average salary for a Content Manager is $79,967 per year in the United States.

10 High Paying Jobs

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Kavitha Rajeev Kumar

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