Working does not have to be stressful and overwhelming. Here are 8 easy jobs that pay well, which will allow you to typically work at your own pace, and have some more flexibility while still making enough money to pay the bills.
If any of the below jobs do become stressful for you, just stop. And try another one on the list, there is something for everyone, you just have to discover it. The best jobs are the ones that you don’t have to worry about when going to sleep. If your job is something you truly love, it will never feel like a job.
1. Why should I start blogging?
If you love writing and have a passion, blogging is a great option for you. Everybody has knowledge about something. Share what you know so you can make more space in your head for something new. Picking a niche and creating content around this, can become very profitable.
You can blog from the comfort of your own home via computer or when you are out-and-about on your phone. One of the benefits of blogging is that you are in complete control. You create the content and go in whatever direction you want to head into. It’s very possible to get an audience and after some time when your blog is getting traffic, you may even want to start looking into affiliate marketing to produce an income. Should you want to start outsourcing articles, you can find writers on one of the many freelancing platforms such as Fiver or Upwork.
So, find a topic you are interested and passionate about, create your blog, and monetise it.
If you aren’t particularly great at sharing thoughts by speaking, blogging is a perfect solution to discuss your passion to like-minded individuals and have many social interactions.
Here are some of the best ways you can earn money from blogging:
- Display ads alongside your content
- email marketing
- Partner with companies and have them sponsor some of your articles
Start your own blog today!
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2. What do proofreaders have in common with vampires?
They search for type-os. If you love reading and always find mistakes, as a proofreader, you will help other businesses check for mistakes in their marketing collateral and other written documents. This job involves correcting Grammar, Punctuation and spelling mistakes. You can proofread from the comfort of your cave.
3. Freelance Writing
There are plenty of sites, businesses and magazines that are looking to hire freelance writers. You could start today with Medium and potentially get your writing in front of thousands of eyes. The more people that clap your article, the more income for that piece you will receive.
You can write articles for your clients from home. You do not need to be a pro with English degree’s to get started. However, you need to be above average.
Some things you may write include:
- Articles for blogs
- Advertising and marketing materials
- Social media posts
- Short stories
- Product reviews
If you speak more than one language you could start translating documents. Prices per word can range between $0.10 to $0.16. If you become a certified translator, you can make even more money. I have only experienced finding translation work from Upwork, however, there are many big companies and agencies looking for freelance translators.
If you love art, you could sell what you make. I find that making art reduces my stress and anxiety. Along with these positives, you can also make money doing what you love. Win-Win situation!
Have you ever considered turning your art into something wearable? There are many platforms that do just that. One of the biggest and well-known platforms is called Society 6. Their current tagline is ‘Designed by artists, made by us, just for you.’
6. Teaching Conversational English Online
I enjoy meeting people from all over the world. Without this online opportunity, these students may never experience speaking to someone from abroad. On iTutor, all lessons are provided, which is a big bonus.
Captioning involves creating subtitles for movies or TV programs, helping clients increase the viewership of their program. To start captioning, you just need an internet connection, a computer, and a good set of headphones.
Many job requirements in this industry require people to write subtitles in multiple languages. If you speak more than one language, this job may be a good fit for you. Pitching your services to YouTubers and other video content creators is a great way to land jobs.
8. Website Testing
This job involves testing websites to ensure they are working, easy to navigate, relevant, and easy to use.
You do not need any technical background, although it may help. Human behaviour is enough to test a website. You just need properly working headphones and a microphone to record your suggestions and opinions. The recording is usually done on the website testing platforms and submitted simultaneously.
Why should I work remotely from home?
I believe that there are many perks of working remotely from home. Along with many other reasons, one of the biggest perks is the removal of that stressful commute, allowing for more time to be spent with family and friends. For sure, the positives, outweigh the negatives.
However, some negative can include a ‘working from home burnout’, so look after yourself, and as I mentioned in the beginning; If any of these jobs become stressful for you, just stop and try another one, until you find something you are most suited for.
Should you want more permanent roles, which allow you to work remotely from home, flexjobs is a great website to explore.