Flexible Online Jobs to Work at Home

If you want to escape the rat race and the nine to five routine, it is a lot easier than most people think. Nowadays, it is relatively easy to find flexible online jobs and work from home. You just need to know where to look. The first step is understanding the types of jobs that are available. Once you know that, searching for opportunities becomes a lot easier.

Flexible Online Jobs

There are dozens and dozens of jobs you can do on-line. Here is a list of the main types, with a brief description of each. This is by no means an exhaustive list; it just covers the most common types of flexible online jobs.


Businesses and bloggers always need content for their websites. You can earn money writing blog entries, reviews, case studies, newsletters, instructions or aggregating research.

There is also demand for press releases and articles that are used for back linking. Although this work is slowing down now, there is still plenty of demand for it.

You can also earn money from writing e-books and selling them. It is far easier than many people think. If you have a good grasp of grammar proof reading is another good option.


Companies across the globe want to know more about their existing and potential customers. They do this by gathering much of this information via the web.

It is possible to earn money for companies by:

Taking surveys
Being a mystery shopper
Testing products

Most of the work is easy and you do not need any qualifications to do it.


There are many tedious tasks that companies need done. Most of these tasks are not urgent and do not need a great deal of skill to complete. Things like spotting and marking something on a photo, checking websites for errors, removing duplicate entries from databases are just a few examples. These tasks can often be done remotely, so companies use the web to find people to do these things for them.


Most of people have skills that they can teach someone else. Nowadays, it is possible to do so via the web and earn money doing it. If you speak another language, are good at science, maths, music or practically any other subject you could earn money teaching others about it. Usually all you need is a laptop or PC, internet connection, camera and microphone.

There are several ways to do it:

You can sign up for an agency who will connect you with clients. They will give you support and suggest software that you could you use to deliver lessons in a more polished way.

If you want to you can teach completely independently. You can use webinars, Skype, eBooks, YouTube and many other mediums to deliver your teaching material.


Many other skills are highly marketable, on-line.

Programming skills are in particularly high demand at the moment.

People who can edit and manipulate video and images can also easily find work.

Thousands of firms need websites built and maintained, so if you have those skills you can do that kind of work too.


Increasingly firms are recruiting freelance workers to do things like moderate their website forums and provide other forms of customer support. They hire people to operate their live support chat desks, to take phone calls and help people with basic queries.

How to Find Work

You can find this kind of work in several ways. A basic Google search using relevant search terms will find you companies who offer work of all kinds.

By far, the best way to find it is to join the forums on websites set up and run by people who actually already work on-line in the field you are interested in. These sites often have job sections and people who already work in the field you are interested in will post links to work on these forums. Most firms that advertise work are honest and pay as agreed. However, there are a few con artists out there.

On work at home forums, you can get information about these too, so you will know which firms to avoid using.
Many firms also advertise on freelancer websites like Odesk, Freelancer.com.au and others. On these sites, you can find most forms of flexible online jobs and work from home.