Home-Based Jobs You Should Consider for a Higher Monthly Income

Home-Based Jobs You Should Consider for a Higher Monthly Income
Written by Emma Miller

Some home-based jobs offer flexibility and relatively stable income. Check out this article to learn what those jobs are.

Whether you have a baby on the way or you simply need more income to cover all of your expenses, there are several home-based jobs that can help your increase your savings. Owing to technological advances and social changes, people are no longer limited by fixed working hours and office workplaces, but have an opportunity to earn a living from home. However, before starting your own home-based business, you should research your options and find a job that you’ll really enjoy doing.

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Online teacher

If you’re a teacher with a part-time employment that doesn’t cover your expenses, you should consider teaching online. Since you already possess the necessary knowledge and skills, the only thing you need to do is find an appropriate teaching platform. Of course, you might need time to build up your reputation, but that won’t be a problem if you already have experience in teaching.

Subjects like the English language, science, math and history are most in demand, but if they aren’t your field of expertise, you shouldn’t give up. In addition, if you speak English, you can teach your subject to foreign students, which will expand your client base significantly.

Freelance writer

Numerous start-up companies outsource certain services as a way to increase their savings and expand their business and one of those services is writing. Since social networks, blogs and websites play a crucial role in marketing, businesses need to post interesting content regularly.

However, business owners usually don’t have time to write content themselves, while hiring an in-house writing team requires a lot of money. This is where freelance writers come to the rescue and write content for numerous companies.

Thus, if you enjoy writing, this might be a perfect choice for you. Eventually, you can even create your own blog once you’ve gained enough experience. Either way, you need to create original and high-quality content that will keep your readers’ attention.


If languages are your specialty, you should consider opting for a translating career, especially if you’re fluent in several ones. Having some previous experience in translating will definitely be useful, but don’t worry if you don’t have it. Just keep in mind that you need to consider cultural differences and social context when translating foreign texts. Since translating requires a lot of skill, it’s believed that the demand for this occupation will rise soon, so it can be quite a lucrative career opportunity.

Web developer or designer

IT industry is definitely one of the most lucrative fields owing to its rapid growth, constant technological advances and the rising demand for IT specialists. Thus, if you’re considering to build a career in this field, you should sign up for some IT courses in web designing, coding or other areas of interest. After completing several courses and gaining enough knowledge, you should start with smaller projects until you’ve learnt the ropes.

On the other hand, if you already have enough knowledge and skills to start your IT career, you should undertake the job-hunting endeavour. Of course, you will need some time to build up your reputation (which is usually the case with freelancing jobs), but once you’ve gained a base of loyal clients, you won’t have to worry about your finances.

Virtual assistant

Instead of hiring in-office assistants and paying full-time salaries, more and more business owners are hiring virtual assistants, which has led to a rise in the demand for this occupation. As a virtual receptionist, you’ll be in charge of numerous tasks, ranging from answering calls to scheduling meetings and contacting clients. If you have no prior experience in the field, you don’t have to give up on this occupation because there are companies that provide appropriate training.

On the other hand, previous experience will put you ahead of the game — you’ll be able to perform tasks efficiently, which will help you build your reputation quickly and expand your client base. In addition, you might establish a good rapport with your clients and create a long-term and fruitful business relationship, which will provide you with a steady income.

Since home-based jobs offer flexibility and relatively stable income, more and more people are considering starting their own careers from the comfort of their homes. Thus, if you need an additional source of income, working online might be a perfect solution for you.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers  of Self-Acceptance,  Appreciation, and Personal  Achievement.  We ask that every contributor and expert answer    the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the  current article they have written.  In that way, and as a team, we hope to  encourage  and motivate  each other, thus inspiring  you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally?  Additionally, what are you  still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

The challenges of being a single working mom.

2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally?  On the other hand  OR in contrast,  are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on  appreciating?

I appreciate the freedom my work allows me. Being able to stay at home when necessary, travel and communicate with people from different backgrounds.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us  not only  what makes YOU most proud  but also  share the  goals and dreams that you still have.

Building my career and raising my kids.

4.  Of course, we  all have imperfections,  or  so we think.  In truth,  we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?  Likewise,  what imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

Perfectionism and stubbornness.

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to  appreciate and express  all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU!  In fact, sharing  what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!)  Therefore,  Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I Love My life.

About the author

Emma Miller

Emma Miller is a digital marketer from Sydney. Works as a blogger, Senior Editor for Bizzmark blog and a guest lecturer at Melbourne University. Interested in digital marketing, social media, start-ups and latest trends.

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