Work from Hom 20 Best Online Jobs

The best jobs from home: this is how you rock the home office

Are you a passionate screw sorter and really want to assemble ballpoint pens? Then you'll be too late, because this is what working from home looked like 100 years ago. Fortunately, today there are more opportunities to do jobs from home.

Many activities are possible, both online and offline:

  • baby-sitter
  • Graphic designer / photographer
  • Delivery man
  • Manual production work
  • Private tutoring
  • Product testers / surveys
  • Programmer / web designer
  • Copywriter / editor / translator

Depending on the age of your children, you can take on simple tasks as well as complicated activities.

  • Product tests and surveys
  • Virtual assistant
  • Research tasks
  • Rental through Airbnb
  • Sale on Ebay

With enough time, you can take on a small part-time job or generate passive income. The following jobs * are well suited:

  • Product tester
  • Copywriter / editor / translator
  • Virtual assistant
  • Affiliate Marketeer
  • Dropshipping entrepreneur
  • Tutor
  • landlord

* For the sake of simplicity we only use the masculine name here; all jobs are of course just as suitable for women.

Although many websites like to promise quick money, there are hardly any options without investing time and effort. The simplest option would be a passive income or an investment in stocks. Apart from the high risks, you also need a certain amount of start-up capital. From nothing, comes nothing.

Regardless of whether you work as an IT specialist, creative or digital nomadic job: We'll show you the best way to earn money online and which qualifications you should bring with you. So leave the pen and let's get started!

The best jobs in the home office: online & offline

* For the sake of simplicity we only use the masculine name here; all jobs are of course just as suitable for women.

Sure, the epitome of location-independent work is the hip digital nomad with a laptop, smartphone and a stable internet connection. In addition, there are still jobs that can also be done offline. Here comes our list of the best jobs * in the home office, online and offline!

In the IT industry in particular, you will find numerous remote jobs, but you also need good prior knowledge here.

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Earnings:approx. 20–80 euros per hour, depending on experience
Qualifications:Programming knowledge or technical understanding
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

Creative professions with design and stock photos can also bring money regardless of location. As a photographer, you don't have to do everything on your PC, but are occasionally out in nature or in cities (or even work with people): That brings variety!

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Earnings:approx. 20–30 euros per hour, depending on experience

Stock Photography: approx. 0.25–100 euros per image, depending on the portal and quality
Qualifications:Aesthetic disposition and an eye for details
Internet:online / offline
For digital nomads:

Sounds like fun right? Game testers should, however, have some prior knowledge in order to specifically look out for errors and undesirable effects.

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Earnings:approx. 7–15 euros per hour, depending on experience
Qualifications:Technical understanding or experience with video games
Internet:online / offline
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Turn words into money? That's fine! Writing, correcting or translating texts: you can do your typing work from home.

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Earnings:approx. 0.03–0.20 euros per word, depending on experience
Qualifications:Programming knowledge or technical understanding
Internet:online / offline
For digital nomads:

Digital nomads often choose this remote job as an entry point, as hardly any prior knowledge is required. As a virtual assistant, you take on organizational tasks for your client.

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Earnings:approx. 5–20 euros per hour, depending on experience
Qualifications:no
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

Do you need more inspiration? Take a look at our digital nomad jobs.

Not very time-consuming, but also not particularly lucrative: Applications such as Clickworker, AppJobber and Swagbucks offer surveys and jobs that you can conveniently process from your smartphone. As a product tester, you register on a suitable platform, test the goods and write recommendations for the respective product.

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Earnings:approx. 0.25–50 euros per survey, depending on experience
Qualifications:no
Internet:online / offline
For digital nomads:✔/×

Create your own channel with interesting content on Youtube or Instagram and earn money through advertisements, product placements or merchandise. In order to be successful as an influencer, however, you need a certain reach.

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Earnings:approx. 1 euro per 1,000 clicks or 100 euros per 10,000 followers in an advertising deal
Qualifications:Basic knowledge of photo or video editing, interest in social media
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

As a blogger, you write about topics such as travel, fashion, food, etc. You generate income with advertisements or Google AdSense.

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Earnings:approx. 300–5,000 euros per month, depending on size and product placement
Qualifications:Text security and interesting ideas
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

If you want to know more about life as a blogger, take a look at our travel blog guide.

You can also do these jobs excellently while traveling. How about, for example, Workaway in Europe?

As a website operator or blogger, you can easily incorporate so-called "affiliate links" for products on your own platform. As soon as someone is redirected to the provider via this link, you will either receive a small commission per click or purchase.

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Earnings:approx. 200-3,000 euros per month
Qualifications:Own website or platform
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

Do you need more inspiration? Take a look at our digital nomad jobs.

In terms of effort, this is the best-paid job. With dropshipping or Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) you sell products without ever having direct contact with the goods. In the best case scenario, you will generate passive income, which should leave you more time for other activities.

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Earnings:from approx. 250 euros per month, there is no upper limit
Qualifications:Advertising and marketing budget, business license
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

If you want to minimize your working hours, our article on the 4-hour week could also be something for you!

In order to make websites visible on the Internet, you usually need an SEO specialist. With the help of keywords and search engine optimization, you will advise companies on their marketing strategy and thus improve their online presence.

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Earnings:approx. 1,500–3,000 euros per month or 40–60 euros per hour, depending on experience
Qualifications:SEO knowledge and marketing experience
Internet:on-line
For digital nomads:

Many companies do not operate their call centers themselves, but instead employ customer advisors who answer inquiries on their behalf. If the written word suits you better, you can realize yourself as a chat moderator.

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Earnings:approx. 11 euros per hour
Qualifications:Good dealings with customers
Internet:online / offline
For digital nomads:

If you want to know more about life as a blogger, take a look at our travel blog guide.

Nowadays you can find a suitable online course for (almost) every topic. If you want to get into the coaching scene yourself, all you need is some technical equipment.

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Earnings:Flexible, depending on the set price
Qualifications:In-depth knowledge in a subject area
Internet:on-line
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You can find out what we think of the flood of mentors and life coaches in Arne's article “The Coaching and Consulting Apocalypse”.

Packing, filling, sticking labels, delivering, assembling: Even manual work in the home office brings you money, even if the assembly of small parts and packaging work is no longer as popular as it was 100 years ago. The Amazon Flex program offers private individuals the opportunity to deliver goods and earn money with them.

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Earnings:16 - 25 euros per hour, depending on the contract basis
Qualifications:Dexterity or mobility
Internet:offline
For digital nomads:×

As a data collector, you take on the manual classification of information. Due to digitization, this job is no longer that widespread, but you may still come across an offer in isolated cases.

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Earnings:approx. 11-16 euros per hour
Qualifications:Ability to concentrate and an eye for detail
Internet:offline
For digital nomads:×

Do you enjoy driving and have always wanted to work for Google? Then you are right here! As a driver for Google Street View, you will explore new areas and record images for digitization. Not necessarily “at home”, but at least not in the office.

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Earnings:approx. 11 euros per hour
Qualifications:Driver's license
Internet:offline
For digital nomads:×

So far so good! But how do you get such jobs with home office?

Serious, easy, fast & legal: where do you find jobs like this?

When looking for remote jobs, caution is advised, because not all offers on the Internet are necessarily reputable. We have found a few platforms and clients that could help you!

By the way, you already have a serious platform in front of you. We at Trustona Media are always happy to receive support in creating and formatting content! If you feel addressed, contact us using the application form!

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Regardless of whether you are passionate about writing, formatting or editing videos ... You like to work on your own and are very good at managing your time, but would you also like to be part of a lovable virtual team?

Then you are exactly right with us!

Yes I do!

Portals for the perfect home office job

When looking for work online, it is very helpful to know as precisely as possible in advance what type of job you want to do. Some job portals have specialized in a certain area and only publish job offers in the IT area, for example.

For the German and English-speaking countries, we have selected the following platforms that are particularly popular among freelancers and digital nomads:

Apart from these portals, there are of course also special industries and companies that work completely remotely. You will now find out what these are!

Professions & Firms That Offer Home Work

Have you ever looked for a home office online? If so, you have probably noticed that the majority of the offers are limited to a few industries:

  • IT,
  • Marketing,
  • Coaching and
  • creative professions.

Especially start-ups and modern companies from these areas like to offer home work; you should find something suitable there!

Of course, there are also classic companies that sometimes offer work in the home office - Corona has intensified this dynamic. If in doubt, you can simply ask the company or bring the idea up yourself.

The following companies either work completely remotely or offer the option of flexible working hours.

  1. Automattic: This US company is behind plugins like Jetpack and WooCommerce. Everything is processed online in the team.
  2. Elbdudler: The company from Hamburg deals with social media trends and offers completely flexible working hours. Home office is therefore possible at any time.
  3. HRM Data Solutions: Also from Hamburg, the team looks after large companies in management and works completely from the home office. Individual days in the office are still welcome for social exchange.
  4. Inpsyde: This German company creates user-friendly solutions for WordPress and is organized completely remotely.
  5. Komoot: The international team of this company also works completely remotely on an outdoor app.

Not ready to take a dip in the deep end? Then try a mini job.

Earn money with part-time jobs: around 400 euros per month tax-free

Home office is not for everyone. If you want to earn a little extra extra income first, you've come to the right place! While doing odd jobs doesn't necessarily pay well, it does leave you rich in experience.

Student jobs in the home office

As a student, you are likely to be relatively flexible in terms of time and can organize your work better. This makes you suitable (with the appropriate requirements) for many professions from home, from usability tester to translator.

Another way to earn money would be through surveys and product tests - the hourly wage is a bit low for this activity, however.

You also work from home in the broadest sense as a babysitter, tutor or looking after pets. As you can see, you can do countless jobs without training and easily earn money with them.

Part-time jobs for employed people

Those who work full-time probably have less time for an extensive part-time job. Nevertheless, you can use your free time on the weekend and earn some money online.

Special skills such as programming or SEO are better remunerated and help you to get a higher hourly wage. Alternatively, you could go for dropshipping and build a passive income with it.

Pocket money on parental leave

As a woman or man on parental leave, you definitely have your hands full. Mothers and fathers can still use rare quiet moments and make some money.

This is about activities that you can easily do on the side and do not require a lot of concentration: surveys and product tests are ideal!

With a little more time, you can also take over the bookkeeping for a company, sell things on Ebay, work as a virtual assistant or do research.

Renting an Airbnb room will also bring you some cash with little effort.

Job offers for retirees

Many retirees feel too old for certain activities, and companies are looking for precisely this expertise. Anyone who still feels called to work despite their retirement can work from home in a wide variety of jobs.

Depending on your knowledge, the field of activity ranges from bookkeeping to customer service. Creative people can work as copywriters or editors, while people with skilled craftsmanship can also earn some extra money with products they have made themselves.

1,000 euros in 3 minutes! This is how you can identify dubious providers

Offers for part-time jobs on the Internet often promise quick money - but they tend to take the money from you quickly. Here are our best tips to avoid fraud.

  • “Too good to be true”: Avoid unrealistic offers
  • Never pay in advance
  • Pay attention to the imprint of the page

You are not afraid of rip-offs, a part-time job is too boring for you and you want "all in"? Then start your own business!

How to: start your own business

First you should be clear about your motives:

  • Why do I want to become self-employed?
  • What do I want to sell?
  • Who is my target group?

You are already on the right path with a good idea, but there are some pitfalls lurking in self-employment that you can consciously avoid with a few tricks.

Commercial or freelance?

At the beginning there is the question: "Do I have to register a trade?"

Many creative activities fall under the liberal professions and are exempt from some taxes - you do not need a business registration here. You can check which professions these are exactly at Freiberufler-haben.de.

Sales tax: what is it?

As an entrepreneur, you have to pay sales tax in any case - but what about the self-employed? From a legal point of view, freelancers, sole proprietorships or small businesses are also considered to be entrepreneurs and have to pay sales tax accordingly.

The only exception: As long as your annual turnover is less than 22,000 euros, you fall under the small business regulation and are exempt from sales tax.

Financing, insurance & co

If you are self-employed full-time, you also have to pay all social security contributions yourself. As an entrepreneur, you also have to pay for company liability insurance and legal protection insurance. You should also keep any costs for accounting and tax advice in the back of your mind.

The KSK (Artists' Social Fund) supports independent artists and publicists with their insurance contributions to health insurance and statutory pensions. If you meet the requirements, you only have to pay 50 percent out of pocket.

Despite all the planning, things can go wrong. For emergencies, you should have reserves for at least three months in order to survive difficult times.

A business registration is also necessary for some activities in the home office - with these tips you are well prepared for any eventuality!

Conclusion: bad news for ballpoint pen lovers

Although some activities are now out of date, “home work” is still possible both online and offline. Digitization has expanded the system to many areas and ballpoint pen lovers have to switch to other fields of activity, for better or worse.

With Corona the situation intensified and jobs in the home office are probably just as much a part of the future as "social distancing" and face masks - at least for a while. The term "earn money online" is now socially acceptable and I have linked you to how you can find your digital nomad dream job.

COME ON BOARD!

Regardless of whether you are passionate about writing, formatting or editing videos ... You like to work on your own and are very good at managing your time, but would you also like to be part of a lovable virtual team?

Then you are exactly right with us!

Yes I do!

However, this change is not necessarily negative. When we learn to deal with the new situation, a trend can lead remote working open up new perspectives and lead to more freedom. With this in mind: raise your pens and head for the future!

What would be your favorite work in the home office? Have you ever assembled pens? Tell us in the comments!

Teresa

Hola hola! I'm Teresa and I love everything that has to do with diversity. After studying media technology, I was drawn into the big wide world. I got stuck in South America. When I'm not writing, I'm out and about with my accordion (project “Travelcordion”), reading comics, doing handicrafts or you can find me on (werewolf) game evenings.