A woman in her pajamas is propped up on pillows, smiling as she sips her coffee and glances at her tablet. The glow of a smartphone screen illuminates a man’s face as he eats a sandwich while reclining on the sofa. Ever wonder why so many stock photos about working from home show people lounging in bed or on their couches while typing away at their laptops (or variations thereof)?
Because it’s highly possible to do so, that’s why.
Numerous people are choosing to work from home today for a variety of practical reasons. Some of the most important ones include saving time and money on commuting, transportation, gas, meals, and other expenses associated with going to an office or workplace daily. Telecommuting jobs have even made it possible for workers to seldom leave their beds or couches! If this kind of scenario appeals to you, here are five work-from-home jobs you could try today.
Laptops and handheld gadgets are fantastic because it means you won’t have to get on your feet to type something. On the flipside, if you have itchy feet and feel like being a digital nomad, you can always put your laptop or tablet in your bag and travel anywhere you feel like it.
But I digress. We’re here to discuss how to make money without leaving the comfort of your bed, after all. There is currently a massive demand for fresh written content by all kinds of businesses, media outfits, and personality-driven blogs and websites. In-house writers are becoming a rare breed, with companies preferring remote workers and freelance copywriters instead (to cut down on overhead costs and other practical reasons). So if you have a good grasp or grammar, spelling, sentence construction, and know how to sell an idea, product, or service via the power of the written persuasion, then there is no need to get up from where you’re sitting (or lying) to get paid to write for someone!
Doing paid surveys (and other GPT tasks)
This particular “job” is fast becoming a favorite source of supplemental income by many people – from teens to senior citizens; colleges to retirees, and just about anyone in-between. Accomplishing tasks one usually does online on a regular day, such as answering surveys, completing offers, and watching videos for rewards is enticing to lots of people. Legit paid survey and GPT (get-paid-to) sites will always have something rewarding to offer to anyone, young or old. Plus, there’s no need to dedicate an entire home office to it! It’s highly doable to perform these tasks on a laptop while lounging around at home.
ZoomBucks is an excellent example of a legit GPT site. You can choose to watch videos, answer surveys, or complete offers, then wait until you reach the equivalent of just $3 in your account to be able to cash out on PayPal! The website shows an impressive array of great gift certificates, as well, from gaming ones for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and more – all the way to shopping GCs from Lowe’s, Amazon, Gap, and others. ZoomBucks has also been known to process payments in as little as 48 business hours.
Being an online service provider
When it comes to earning money by not leaving the comfort of one’s home, online service provision is one of the best ways to go. Sites and apps like Amazon Mechanical Turk (Amazon MTurk) have made it possible for remote workers to sign up for free on a crowdsourcing platform, then get connected to other people or businesses within their area that need particular skills they can offer. Because everything is online, the services that are asked to be provided usually involve image curation, people identification, voice recording transcription, website assessment and rating, and TV shows or movie reviewing. In short, stuff one can do in one’s lounge clothes!
Towards the end of 2018, it was estimated that there are over 30 million US bloggers in existence. Something outstanding must be motivating all these blog owners (apart from the need to express themselves online, that is). That “something” is money, and the freedom to earn it without leaving one’s home (or bed, even). A lot of affiliate bloggers are considered “influencers” on social media sites, but also ordinary people can earn some extra income with their favorite niche by creating fresh content and reviews on certain affiliate services, products, events, and establishments.
Looking up other earning methods on reputable forums
There are numerous forums dedicated to exchanging ideas on how to make money online. After all, they are an excellent resource for those who want to know how to earn some extra income from other people who have gone through the same experience. EarnThatBuck is one of these sites. It encourages members to exchange feedback on certain GPT and paid survey sites so they can determine if they are legit or not. There are also sections for Success Stories where members have bragging rights about which apps, websites, and methods they earn most from, as well as sub-forums dedicated to topics like Work From Home, Best Paid Surveys and Routers, Contractor and Odd Jobs, and even a General Money Chat.
These days, being online means there is practically no need to get up from your seat or bed (not that this is encouraged because getting up to stretch at least every three hours can prevent physical discomfort as well as several health risks). Fortunately, even more opportunities to earn are opening up for those who prefer not to leave their comfort zone.