How Can I Earn From Home

Working from home can be just as rewarding as working in an office financially. There are a lot of job opportunities you can do in your home. Homebased workers continue to succeed and grow in-demand year after year.

Home jobs can either be working for someone else or starting your own business. It's definitely possible for you to earn the same or even more than what you get by working in an office. This guide will give you an idea about your potential to work at home. 

This list is based on real-life conversations with colleagues and friends as well as personal experiences from working from home. 

What Is The Average Income of Homebased Workers?


It's fairly easy to look for work-from-home opportunities but getting a satisfying range of salary is another topic. A quick google can give you an idea but continue reading below to know the current income of home-based workers.

It's important to have confidence and to not sell yourself short. There will be employers who would immediately hire you and get you excited to starting right away but tends to underpay the service you're offering. 

Top List on How to Earn Money From Home


Become a Virtual Assistant - Earn up to $600 - $700 per month. It can be higher depending on your experience and the complexity of the tasks assigned. The task or job responsibility depends on your client. It can be as simple as ordering a pizza, booking a flight, managing schedules, and appointments, or working on Microsoft Office documents for your client.

One Virtual Assistant I know earns around $800 per month working 40 hours per week. She used to be a call center agent but now works as a full-time Virtual Assistant. She earns more than her previous job and gets to do her work anywhere she wants.

Start Blogging - $10 - $100 per blogging project. My wife used to blog her personal experiences, stories, and anything under the sun. I ended up blogging as well with her influence and we decided to create one blog for the two of us. It was rebranded as her personal blog when I got busy with my office-based job. 

Before Vlogging was a thing Blogging is the go-to when it comes to online presence and sharing your experience. Up to now, it's still one way to earn through writing. The payment for blog writing, posting, advertisement, or backlinks varies per client. A simple backlink can sometimes earn as much as $50. Thinking of blogging now? You can try free hosting sites like Blogger or WordPress to get started.

Teach English to Earn Money From Your Home - $15-18 per direct student, per hour. You might be worried about how you can teach Chinese or Korean students or anyone wanting to learn English if you can't speak their language right? The secret is you don't have to worry because you'll be solely talking to them in English unless you want to do some idle chit-chat with your student.

Some companies only offer 2$ or less per hour even till now and I would say those are the ones you need to avoid unless you really have no other options which I doubt. A friend of ours who has direct students can as much as $1,200 per month. You usually get more students during summertime since students have more free time to take extra lessons.

Earn Money as A Transcriptionist - $0.30-$1.10 Per audio/video per minute is the range of general transcriptionists where you listen to an audio or video and type down the words you hear. It might sound easy but there would be times where you would have to repeat the recording for you to accurately catch the words. 

A personal suggestion is if you are a registered nurse then you can work as a medical transcriptionist. Medical Transcriptionist can earn more as knowledge on medical terms is needed.

Sell Items Online - The skies are the limit on this one. Nobody said that the only way to earn is by working for or with someone. If you're feeling a little more adventurous and would like to explore the idea of being the boss then this might be the one for you. You can sell anything you like food, clothes, services and many more.

It's quite easy to get started now especially since there's a lot of well-known online selling platforms that you can easily navigate to monitor your sales, track orders, and customer inquiries. I've heard and seen tons of success stories of those who ventured out to online selling.

Offer Services - The more skills and knowledge you have, the higher your chance of earning more by offering your service as a freelancer or a full-time employee. It can be a project-based or per-hour basis. Graphic Designers can earn up to$18.40 per hour while Web Designers can earn up to $21.55 per hour as a freelancer.

There are a lot of websites that can help you find a home-based job. You can even work as an Accountant, Legal Advisor, Customer Service Representative, or even the most specific type of job as long as it can be done using a computer.

Earn Money as a Social Media Manager - $500 per month or higher depending on experience. The best thing about this is that you can take multiple clients simultaneously as long as you can complete the given task.

Social Media Managers are responsible to help in strategy planning, community management, running paid advertisements on social media like Facebook, and content writing. It might sound like a lot of responsibilities but It's been proven by a lot that it's possible to have more than 3 clients at the same time increasing your capacity to earn more.

Data Entry Home Based Jobs - The job title might sound basic but the salary can be just as competitive as other work from home jobs. It will depend still on what kind of task you'll be doing, your experience, and your client. It's not impossible to land a job with a $4 - $5 per hour rate or even higher.

Data entry tasks can be about typing documents, reports, repetitive manual input of information, proofreading, organizing files, and administrative skills.

There's a lot more to add to the list and the office job that you're currently doing right now might be one of those. If you think the job you're doing right now can still be completed without being physically present in an office, you're already halfway to earning from home. All you need to do is look in the right place.

How Do I Get Paid with Homebased Work?

You get paid online needless to say since you do your work at home. There are tons of ways on how your clients or employers can send you your salary or payment for a service or product.
  • Get Paid Through Paypal - Paypal is an online financial service that allows you to pay for items using a secure internet account. It's also used as a platform to receive payments or funds which you can then withdraw by connecting your direct bank account. Creating an account is free.
  • Receive Funds Directly to Your Bank Account It's as simple as transferring money from one account to another. A lot of companies are sending employee's salaries this way even more so for online jobs.
  • Third-Party Sites - Some employers rely on third-party sites to monitor your work progress up to computing your salary. You can then withdraw your funds directly to your bank account. 

Office-Based Vs Home-based (Freelancing) Annual Income

Office-Based Home-Based
Monthly Income P20,000 $800 $5 Per Hour ($1 = P50)
9 hours a day  8 hours a day
5 days a week 5 days a week
4 weeks a month. 4 weeks a month.
Monthly Allowance P1,500 $0 (varies per client)
13th Month Pay P20,000 $0 (varies per client)
Total Annual Income P278,000 $9,600 P480,000
Additional Factors Food Food
Clothes Internet
Transportation Electricity
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