Top 5 Jobs To Pursue When You Want To Work From Home

By Shatavisha Chakravorty

Gone is the era when the definition of a typical job would mean leaving home in the wee hours of the morning and returning back late in the evening or night. In such situations, other than the amount of time that you actually spend in the office doing productive work, you end up wasting a lot of your time on commuting and other unnecessary things.

Not only do things like that eat up your valuable time, but they also leave you feeling exhausted. To make matters worse, often there is the guilt of not being able to do justice to your personal and family commitments in the quest of running after your professional goals.

Top 5 Jobs To Pursue From Home


In order to avoid all of that and yet ensure that you have a successful career, the best way out would be to work from home. Contrary to popular expectations, there are a number of careers where you can make a lot of money while working from home.

This article talks about 5 such professions where you can make it big and will not have to go through the daily mundane routine of commuting to and from work. Read on to know more about the same.

1. Blogging

This is the most important change in the world of writing. These days, with the Internet gaining popularity, the reach of any piece of writing has expanded by leaps and bounds. In such a scenario, a growing population of people has taken to blogging in order to earn their bread and butter.

The best thing about pursuing a successful career in this field is that it does not demand any definite hours of work or any schedule. You can easily work from the comfort of your home working only as much as you want. As your blog gets popular, you will have more and more visitors.

You can then pitch in for advertisements and that will ensure that you make money out of your blog. These days, there are many options wherein if a reader likes what you write they will applaud your writings. The number of applauds that you receive is directly proportional to the amount of money that you make.

2. Web Development

This type of job is well suited for coders who want to work from the comfort of their homes. These days most companies outsource the development of their website. This is especially true in the case of smaller companies and start-ups. Thus, if you want to make a career in freelancing here, you will find ample opportunities.

However, it is important for you to realise that as compared to other work from home options, you will have to work harder here and prove your worth if you want to make a living out of it. This is especially true in the Indian context, as this is a country where there is no dearth of software developers and people who are well versed with the concepts of web development.

Other than the technical expertise, you must also have the required creative abilities that are required to ensure that the website created by you stands out.

3. Data Entry

This is one field where there are ample job opportunities in the Indian context. Unlike other freelancing jobs that require a particular skill set, here, all that you have to do is have good typing skills and an eye for detail. You cannot be negligent in what you do. You do not really need a grand set-up at home in order to make money out of this.

All you need is basic computer literacy (a matriculation degree is advisable though) and a computer at home with a steady Internet connection. Beyond that, how much you earn will depend on the proficiency of your work and the number of hours that you are ready to devote to the profession.

If you are really determined to rise while working from home, the sky is the limit in the world of data entry.

4. Online Tutoring

Since ages, the world has accepted that Indian teachers are the best at teaching, particularly in the context of subjects like science and mathematics. Until a couple of decades ago, the medium of teaching was either classroom teaching or distance education (where the student would receive study materials and the rest of it will all be self-study).

However, with the Internet gaining popularity, you can now teach students from your home. All that you need to do is go for video lectures, wherein you make a video of yourself explaining a topic or solving a problem. You then upload the video on some digital learning platforms (like Udamy, Unacademy, CourseEra, etc.) and students can learn from the same.

You may also organise live doubt clearance sessions as well. As you gain popularity as an online tutor, you will find yourself making more and more money. Indeed for those seeking job satisfaction along with an opportunity to work from home, this is one of the best options to go for.

5. Translating

India is a country of many languages. In such a scenario, knowing more than one language can work in your favour. If you are bilingual or trilingual, you can use the same to your advantage and start off your career as a translator. Now it is important for you to understand that there are different types of translators available.

There are people who translate the written content of others from one language to the other. Yet others translate the verbal speeches. Based on which type of translation work you want to take up, you can go ahead and make your pick. This is one field where if you are able to prove your worth, there will be no dearth of employment opportunities for you.

This is because international authors, businessmen and politicians (or even people of one state travelling to the other) require the assistance of translators in order to convey their words, ideas and philosophies.

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