· Tutor: If you’re a college graduate and have expertise in English, math, science or social studies, you could make money as an online tutor at tutor.com/apply. Tutors work with students from grade school through college and make between $10 and $15 an hour.
· Transcriptionist: If you have good typing skills, there are transcriptionist jobs that pay around $10 per hour for typing verbatim accounts of board meetings, presentations, conference calls, etc. Some companies that hire transcriptionists include rev.com, tigerfish.com, ubiqus.com and ctran.com.
· Translation services: If you’re fluent in more than one language, you can do interpretation over the phone or translate documents or audio files not just word for word but often with cultural differences in mind. Learn about opportunities at telelanguage.com, sdl.com, verbalizeit.com, ubiqus.com and atanet.org. The pay can range from $15 to $40 an hour or more for languages in high demand.
· Write or edit: If you have some writing experience, freelance writing assignments are available online and pay around $10 to $20 an hour. Contact writersmarket.com, freelancewriting.com and writerfind.com for opportunities. Or, if you’re a skilled writer or have expertise in a particular area like food, travel, art, etc., consider submitting writing samples to magazines, trade publications, newsletters, websites or local newspapers as a freelance writer. Proofreading is another option, if you have some editing experience this pays $12 to $20 per hour. See firstediting.com and cactusglobal.com to look for proofreading jobs.
· Selling online: At sites like ebay.com, craigslist.
org, amazon.com and etsy.com, you can sell your own stuff or you can purchase items at garage sells, flea markets or online and resell them for a profit.
If you don’t find these options appealing, try flexjobs.com, which lists around thousands of legitimate work-at-home jobs from nearly 3,700 employers. You can gain access to their listings for $15 for one month, $30 for three months or $50 for a year.