The Best Work From Home Jobs
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Rebecca Hart (Online Marketer at StudentJob UK)
Staying at home due to Covid-19 gives you time to redecorate, spend time with your family and eat way too much food, but what about earning money? You may think your chances of finding a job, especially one that is work from home-friendly, may be harder than ever, however, there are plenty of work from home jobs waiting for you! Let's go through the top 5!
Online tutoring is the perfect way to put your skills to good use. If you have a specialised degree or just a passion in a certain area, then why not earn some cash from it? Most tutoring services do not ask for specific qualifications, so just make sure you know your stuff!
Why should you become an online tutor? Well to start, you can work whenever and wherever you want, meaning it is absolutely student-friendly. It is also a fully rewarding job as you see your students grow. The pay isn't bad either, with many companies offering you the chance to set your own hours. Ensure that you have good time management and communication skills and an up-to-date CV, then you are ready to apply!
What is a freelance writer? You could write and edit for online and offline publications for a range of mediums, websites, blogs, magazines - you name it! There is so much choice that you have the freedom to find what suits you. There are no specific qualifications to become a freelance writer, however, an eye for detail and good English language and grammar is key.
If you are looking to become a freelance writer, then start putting together a portfolio to ace your application. Why not start a blog now? All you need is a laptop, wifi and to keep up with current trends!
You would never know that taking surveys could be your money earner! There are plenty of companies that offer you the chance to fill out surveys, enter competitions, or play games in order to earn money. You literally get paid for saying your opinion!
This is great for people who are looking for flexible and immediate work as you can pick your own hours and fill out surveys in your own time. Of course, you need to be willing to share your own opinion, but no experience is needed, making it great for people who are looking for their first job. So, if you have a computer, laptop, phone or tablet, start applying now!
Online Customer Service
A customer service job offers you real-life experience in a demanding yet interesting environment. Every day you will be representing the company you work for while helping clients and members of the public. As an online customer service representative, this means you will answer customer calls or provide customer services via a website chat facility or email. As all these can be done from the comfort of your own home, perfect!
If you pick a phone customer service job then you may require a quiet space to work with headphones, along with excellent communication skills, of course. Customer service jobs will be available all week and weekends, so you can choose the right shifts for you while you are stuck at home.
If you aren't looking for a paid job, then why not put your time to good use as a volunteer? There are a few work from home volunteering jobs to sign up for, such as the NHS volunteer for the Covid-19 crisis, via Good Samaritan. You can choose from a range of roles including a friendly voice over the phone for vulnerable people who are isolated. You could also be an essential driver delivering groceries to the elderly. All you need is an up to date DBS background check, and you will be ready to play a vital role in the current crisis!
So, if you are stuck at home and sat twiddling your thumbs, get online and start looking for a job! It will fill your days and, more importantly, will earn you money (which is definitely hard to say no to). Good luck!
Written by Rebecca Hart, an Online Marketer at StudentJob UK. If you are starting your job search but not sure where to start, then check out StudentJob. Our application tips will help you create an effective CV, cover letter and help you smash interviews!