If you’re struggling to figure out your work-at-home career path, here are 77 work-at-home jobs ideas and jobs to get those creative juices flowing.
Do you love to paint, sculpt, or draw? Then you can use your creative talents to earn a living from home. Check out sites like AQUENT to apply for creative projects and jobs. Have a creative personality? Here are some more
Have a creative personality? Here are some more creative business ideas that you can use to generate income from home.
Do you love to write? We’ve all heard of best-selling authors J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, but thousands of women are writing their way to work-at-home success. The opportunities and possibilities are endless, everything from writing children’s books, to self-help books, romance novels, and cookbooks.
Don’t worry — you don’t have to write a book to be considered an author. If you prefer to write magazine articles, check out this article to get started.
3. Baby Planner:
Do you adore babies? Then perhaps helping expecting families is your calling. Baby Planners consultant new and expecting parents with birth preparation and beyond. If you’re interested in this sort of career, April Beach has created a whole business course around the occupation. In fact, she says the average Baby Planner can earn $75 per hour!
4. Baby Proofing Consultant:
Do you have an eye for unsafe conditions? Are you an advocate for child safety? Babyproofers assess home environments for potential and hazardous conditions, making recommendations and suggestions to the homeowner to create a safer environment for babies and children.
5. Birthday Party Planner:
Are you up to date with the latest trends in children’s birthday parties? Birthday party planners, plan, organize and execute all aspects of a birthday party, leaving the parent free to enjoy their child’s special day.
Do you enjoy conversational writing? Blogging is an easy and affordable way to start your own business from home. The topics you can write on are endless, and there are tons of ways to monetize your blog.
Not sure how to get started? This post has step-by-step instructions on how to setup your blog in 30 minutes or less.
Do numbers excite you? Are you organized and pay great attention to detail? Then bookkeeping may be right up your alley. Bookkeepers help business owners and bloggers organize and keep track of their monthly income and expenses. If you think Bookkeeping may be your calling — check out this FREE training series from Bookkeeper Business Academy.
8. Cake Baker:
Do you love to bake? Do you have a special recipe for chocolate cake that everyone raves about? Turn your passion into a cake baking business. The opportunities are endless – birthdays, baby showers, weddings, retirement parties, housewarming parties, bachelorette parties, and so on.
9. Career or Life Coach:
Do you run a successful blog? Are you a direct sales guru? Then offer your special expertise to others looking for guidance in a specific area, whether it is time management, PR, stress management or career guidance; the topics are endless, and coaching is a terrific home-based career for all year round.
10. Celebrity Gifting Outreach:
Are you a celeb gawker? Assist small business owners with their PR campaigns by getting their products into the hands of celebrities. Campaigns will consist of working with small business owners, coordinating gifting opportunities (award shows, baby showers, births, weddings) and then scoping the various media outlets for sightings of the stars with your client’s product.
11. Child Care:
Do you love working with kids? An easy way to make some extra cash is to simply provide child care services. With meetings, PTA involvement and date nights with the hubby, there are more than enough opportunities for you to cash in on this much-needed service year round.
12. Conference Founder:
Do you love empowering women? Start your own series of conferences or in person retreats for women. Will involve recruiting speakers, vendors, and sponsors along with event planning, marketing and a lot of dedication. You can read Trish Morrison’s story here.
Are you considered an expert in your field? Do you like to assist others? Act as an advisor to others who are in need of your skill and expertise – will require solution based answers.
Do you have a way with words? Copywriting is the process of using persuasive words to promote a person, product, business, idea or opinion. Copywriters write the words in TV commercials, radio ads, magazines, newspapers, billboards, flyers, websites and direct mailings – wherever something is being sold, copywriters are hard at work writing alluring and compelling advertisements.
15. Coupon Crusader:
Do you love a good deal? Whether you’re a frugality blogger or a lover of social media, many daily deal sites and coupon companies will pay you for sharing deals with your family, friends, and audience. Check out platforms like, Escalate Media and Go Freebies to get started.
Are you crafty? Sell your handmade items on sites like Etsy, 1000 Markets, Art Fire, CraftStar, or Folksy. You can also set up shop at flea markets, conferences, and boutique shows. Make custom orders or teach others how to craft too on sites like, Craftsy.
17. Culinary Consultant:
Are you a culinary wizard? Chef’s Line offers real-time advice from professional chef’s. If you share their mission of cooking empowerment and have a culinary background, contact them via email to explore their work at home opportunities.
18. Direct Sales:
Are you a social butterfly? We’ve all heard of direct sales companies like Avon , but did you know that there are thousands of direct sales companies? Find one that offers products that you feel passionate about and get selling. Direct sale companies offer starter kits that give you everything you need to get started, and they usually have a very low start up cost. Your first prospects and buyers will be friends, family, and co-workers; you will then build your customer base by getting referrals from these people.
Do babies excite you? “A birth doula is an individual who offers one-on-one support for a woman in labor as well as her partner and family. The word “doula” comes from a Greek word meaning “woman’s servant.” Birth doulas provide continuous, uninterrupted care for the laboring woman and her partner, helping them participate fully in their experience by offering physical and emotional support and information about the birth process and their available options”.
20. E-Book Writer:
Are you an expert in your field? Do you enjoy writing? Take your knowledge and put it to paper and sell it on your website, blog, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Need help getting started? Suzi shares her exact formula for creating an e-book in one-month!
Do you have an eye for detail and excellent grammar and spelling skills? Writers all over are in desperate need of Editors and Proofreaders to correct and fine tune their masterpieces.
22. Etsy Seller:
Are you artsy? Make and sell your hand-made goodies, from homemade candles, handbags, jewelry, soap, tutus, and the possibilities are endless for those who have a creative flair.
23. Event Planner:
Do you love to plan? From weddings and birthday parties to baby showers and retirement parties, Event Planners handle the details of location, budget, lodging, decorations, entertainment, food, beverages, transportation, activities, invitations and the like.
24. Expert Advice Giver:
Are you a know it all? Ether is a company that sells expert advice by phone and email. Set your rate and hours, they take 15% of what you make. Some examples are a therapist, doctor, nurse, tax expert, teacher offering their expertise to customers.
25. Face Painter:
Are you a talented painter? Do you enjoy working with children? Take your painting talents to birthday parties, carnivals, amusement parks, company picnics, zoos and more.
26. Fashion Consultant:
Do you have a passion for fashion? Would you love to have your own fashion boutique, but don’t have the funds to invest in a brick and mortar storefront? No problem. The direct sales industry has made it easier than ever to have your very own home-based business within the fashion world. Companies like cabi, Stella & Dot, KOKOON, Claudia G and Chloe + Isabel have home business opportunities that are affordable and easy to setup.
27. Financial Planner:
Do you have a strong financial background? Financial planners assist individuals with important investment decisions, such as retirement, college, stock purchases, major life events and more.
28. Food Creator:
Are you a foodie? Create and sell one of a kind food products, from gourmet peanut butter to spicy sauces and salsas, the niches available are endless. Try testing out your food creation on a smaller site like Foodzie or learn how to bring your food product to market.
29. Forum Moderator:
Do you have the gift of gab? With this gig, you’ll manage website’s forums by keeping spammers out, approving comments, resolving conflicts, starting new conversations, and assisting members with their concerns.
30. Franchise Owner:
Do you want to be your own boss? So you want to have your own business, but you’re not sure where to start a Home-Based Franchise offers excellent opportunities with a low-risk potential.
31. Gift Guide Creator:
Do the holidays ring your bell? Create, write and publish holiday gifts guides – will involve collecting articles, recipes, and features, as well as editing, formatting and obtaining advertisers to purchase ad space.
32. Grant Writer:
Do you have experience writing grant proposals? As a grant writer, you’ll specialize in writing persuasive proposals that persuade individuals to donate money to a specific cause.
33. Graphic Designer:
Do fonts and boldface type excite you? Graphic Design is a way to visually communicate with people; it could be through a poster, an advertisement in a magazine, a website, a business logo, a greeting card or even an album cover, these are all examples of what graphic designers create.
Do you have a cosmetology license? Take your hairstyling skills home by cutting, coloring and styling client’s hair in the comfort or your home or theirs.
35. Handmade Invitation Creator:
Are you artistic? Create beautiful and unique handmade cards, wedding invitations, or announcement greetings. The avenues for selling are numerous: create your own online store, sell them to friends and family, sell them on Esty, approach brick, and mortar stores about your cards or sell them through your own in home parties.
36. Home Stager:
Do you have a way with design? Home Staging is the process of de-cluttering, organizing and improving the physical appearance of a residential dwelling before putting it on the market for sale.
37. House Cleaning:
Do you hate dirt and grime? Offer cleaning services to friends, families, and neighbors, ranging from laundering clothing and house cleaning, to meal prep and washing windows. You can also post your cleaning services on bulletin boards and local newspapers.
38. House Sitter:
Do you have a flexible schedule? Agree to keep on eye on individual’s homes and pets while they are away. Services can include feeding pets, gathering the mail and newspaper, making the house look occupied, watering plants, maintaining the yard and pool, paying bills and light housekeeping.
Do you like to draw and paint? Use your artistic talents to create images for children’s books, medical diagrams, fashion designs, brochures, advertising material or product packing.
40. Independent Tour Guide:
Do you love to show people around? Share your passion for your city, state or community on Vayable. Guides could be foodies, art buffs, historians, nature lovers – just show out of town guests a good time and a unique and one of a kind experience. Guides determine their own price and Vayable takes 15% of the booking fee.
41. Instructional Design:
Do you have a passion for learning? Instructional Design is the process by which instructional materials and manuals are designed, developed, and delivered. Instructional Designers can understand the learning process and how to convey it through written word. While there are Instructional Design degree programs available, many Instructional Designers just have a teaching, marketing, writing background.
42. Interior Designer:
Do you have a flair for design? Use your creative skills as an Interior Designer/Decorator to assist others with creating an environment that suits their personality and needs. Are you into the green movement and budget decorating? Help homeowners use what they already and become an Interior Redesigner.
43. Internet Researcher:
Can you find the needle in the haystack? If so, becoming an online internet researcher may be the perfect home-based business for you. Everyday companies, writers, and marketers need research done, and they are willing to pay you for your hard work.
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45. Investor Relations Specialist:
Do you know how to secure funding? Finding funding for a small business can be a lot of work, not to mention the huge learning curve. Use your inside knowledge of how the investment realm works, and assist other entrepreneurs with obtaining and securing funding for their business.
46. Jewelry Maker:
Do the accessories make the outfit? Take your love of creating jewelry and become online jewelry entrepreneur. The avenues for selling are numerous: create your own online store, sell them to friends and family, sell them on Esty, approach brick, and mortar stores about your jewelry, or sell them through your own in home parties.
47. Landscape Design:
Do you have a green thumb? Design outdoor landscapes, advise clients on various plants and trees as well as installation, demolition and clean up.
48. Marketing Specialist:
Are you persistent? Detail oriented? Marketing Assistants offer such tasks such as writing press releases, creating newsletters, blogs, podcasts, offering copywriting services, marketing research or integrating social networking into a marketing strategy – the services that you can provide are endless, and all depend on your specific niche and background experience.
49. Massage Therapist:
Are you a licensed massage therapist? Provide in home massage and spa treatments, or take your skills on the road and offer chair massages at conferences, grocery stores, malls and other events.
50. Mastermind Leader:
Are you a leader in your field? Create, plan, organize a group of like-minded individuals and guide them and share your knowledge and expertise so that the group as a whole can grow and expand their knowledge base – aiding in their success.
51. Meal Planning Expert:
Are you a meal planning guru? Share your love for organization with food, and create a membership program where you share weekly and month meal plans, complete with recipes and grocery lists. Specialize in a niche such as gluten free, kid friendly or budget friendly menus.
52. Medical Transcriptionist:
Do you have a love for medical terminology? Medical Transcription is the process of transcribing recorded messages from medical professionals to written medical documents.
53. Membership Site Owner:
Are you a wealth of knowledge? Share your knowledge via a paid membership site; benefits could include articles, webinars, teleseminars, videos, tutorials, e-books, worksheets, and a forum. Topic ideas and information that you can share are endless.
Do you see things on a large scale? Use your talent as a painter and assist individuals with transforming their indoor and outdoor space into the oasis they have always dreamed about. Choose to work with private residents or commercial establishments. Connect with clients on Find a Muralist.com.
55. Music Instructor:
Do you have a musical background? Share your love and knowledge for music with others by offering music lessons and instruction.
56. Mystery Shopper:
Do you love shopping? Register to become a Mystery Shopper and check out local businesses, restaurants and establishments. You won’t make a killing, but you could end up with a free dinner or a small amount of pocket cash.
57. Networking/Information System Administrator:
Are you a techie? Use your tech skills to assist individuals and companies with network administration, database administration, server administration and implementation.
58. Nurse Case Worker:
Do you have your nursing license? Insurance companies and hospitals are seeking registered nurses to perform case management tasks from home. Tasks include reviewing medical records, following up with patient’s care and education.
Looking for more remote nursing jobs? Check out this post — it has listings for MSNs, RNs, and LVNs.
59. Online Boutique Owner:
Do you enjoy finding the hippest new products? Combine all of your favorite brands and products and open up an online boutique.
60. Online Publisher:
Do you love being online, but don’t like dealing with tech issues? Start publishing with established brands like Hula Frog, Macaroni Kid, Living on Cheap, or City Moms Blog.
61. Personal Chef:
Are you the next Julia Child? Take your passion for cooking and create menus and meals for others. Personal Chefs can charge per meal or day and specialize in niche segments like vegetarian diets and gluten-free.
62. Personal Concierge:
A Personal Concierge is detail oriented, home-based professional that offers corporate and individual assistance by completing such tasks such as arranging meetings, planning corporate events, purchasing gifts or tickets, making reservations and paying bills. The services that you can provide are endless, and all depend on your specific niche and experience.
63. Personal Shopper:
Do you love to shop? Offer your shopping services to others by looking for the best deals and then purchasing items either online or in store. This will save your client a ton of time; you can even offer to gift wrap presents for an additional charge.
64. Personal Stylist:
Is your passion, fashion? Then use your knowledge to help other women discover their own sense of style. Personal Stylists, sometimes called Image Consultants, assist clients with new wardrobe shopping, accessorizing, makeup, hair, and generally revamping their appearance for an overall new and fresh image.
65. Personal Trainer:
Are you a health nut? Is exercise your forte? Help others achieve their fitness goals with your experience, knowledge, and motivation.
66. Pet Groomer:
Do you love animals? Assist pet owners with keeping their animals looking and feeling their best.
67. Pet Sitter:
Do you love animals? Pet Sitters take care of people’s pets while they are on vacation and business trips – everything from feeding, walking, cleaning, pampering and loving.
Do you have a distinguishing eye? Then use your talent to take photos for others – family photos, kids, pets, weddings, special events, and professional headshots.
Need more ideas? Here is a HUGE list of stock photo sites where you can sell your photos for cash.
69. Professional Organizer:
Are you organized? Professional Organizers help others organize their homes and offices with the end result being a more functional environment, increased productivity, and decreased stress and chaos. Want to get more specific? Help individuals organize their digital photos; otherwise known as Photo Organizers.
70. Project Manager:
Are you extremely organized? Assist other with managing projects from start to finish. This role will encompass planning, developing, budgeting, accessing, and controlling the overall outcome of the project.
71. Public Relations Professional:
Do you have good communication skills? Are you persistent? PR Professionals help individuals and companies secure media exposure on TV, radio, newspapers, online and in magazines.
72. Real Estate Agent:
Are you accommodating? Good at sales? And know your geographic area well? Real Estate Agents help clients buy and sell homes. Training takes around 150 hours of course work but often times it can be done at home, at night or on the weekends.
Can you sniff out good talent? Assist companies with finding the best and most qualified applicants for a job. Will assist with recruiting, interviewing, negotiating and coming up with a strategic plan to get vacant positions filled.
74. Resume Writer:
A resume is a short history of a person’s work experience and skills – Professional Resume Writers use words and formatting to create a powerful image to sells a job seeker to a potential employer.
75. Sales Representative:
Are you outgoing, motivated and energetic? Sales Representatives sell a variety of products and services in varying settings. Many companies are willing to train the right individual and compensation can be very lucrative.
Is sewing your passion? Help individuals with making their garments fit and look perfect. Specialize in a niche like wedding alterations or formal wear.
77. Sell Used Items on Craigslist, eBay, and at Consignment Shops:
Do you love garage sales and thrift stores? Take mildly used and unwanted goods and make some additional money by selling them online.