The Top 5 Work from Home Job Opportunities

Even before the pandemic, working from home was on the rise. And, after getting a taste of freedom and the ability to work when (and how) you wanted, working from home is becoming even more popular. A recent 2020 survey by Upwork estimates that about 57% of Americans work from home part-time, and 42% of that group work remotely full-time. In other words, working from home is possible, practical, and popular. 

As such, Office Upgraded has a list of the top 5 work-from-home job opportunities for you.

1. Web Developer

Becoming a web developer might not seem like your cup of tea, but if you have an eye for detail and design, and a little computer experience, it might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Typically, web developers are responsible for creating and maintaining websites. Often, it is easier to work as a web developer contractor, giving your services to a variety of clients.

With median pay of $77,200 per year (or $37.12 per hour) this job provides a great return on investment. Plus, employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than average job growth.

With the newfound popularity of mobile devices, e-commerce, and online advertising, you are unlikely to be without a job for long. And, even if you don’t yet have the necessary skills this is a job you can learn on your own time.

2. Interpreter/Translator

If you are looking for something requiring a little less tech-savviness, and have proficiency in English and at least one other language, there are plenty of work-from-home opportunities for translators.

Typically, there is high demand for remote translators, although some languages have higher demand than others. Regardless of what language is your specialty, there is likely to be a position available.

Check out to browse potential positions, including becoming a Cambodian Medical Interpreter, a Spanish Forestry Translator, or a Romanian Interpreter.

According to, the typical median annual wage for a translator is $51,830. Not bad for free time and working at home!

3. Lionbridge Positions

If you want something that provides a little variety, Lionbridge has multiple part-time, freelance, and remote positions available. These come in categories including banking and finance, engineering, gaming, marketing, auto services, legal services, life sciences, machine intelligence programming, and translation.

Lionbridge works in 26 different countries, and you will be able to find a position to fit your schedule.

Some of their current job openings include corporate associates, annotators, translators, interpreters, and gaming specialists.

4. Affiliate Marketer

If you love talking to people, marketing, or providing socialization and services for a variety of companies, check out a job in affiliate marketing. If you are already social media savvy or have a lot of followers, this is a great job opportunity.

Plus, dependent on your performance, you can make anywhere between $25 and $390,000 a year. Plenty of room for growth! With an average around $65,369 a year, you make plenty of money, work from home, and most companies offer healthcare benefits.

Do you already have a website? Go ahead and start advertising from there! Any affiliate marketing links that are clicked give you money!

5. Consulting

If you are a specialist in something we haven’t already listed, consulting is a potential option. If you have experience and knowledge in a specific area (for example, if you’re an accountant, lawyer, or great with investing), consulting is an easy job to do on your own time.

If you need a break from the 9-to-5 world but want to continue your current career, this is a freelance version of an office job.

Setting your own schedule, salary, and clientele is an added benefit that most jobs don’t have. With an average salary of $70 to $130,000, this job offers great potential earnings and plenty of other benefits.

And these 5 options don’t cover everything. With home office work becoming more and more popular, the job opportunities are expanding in quantity, quality, and variety. If you are looking for freedom in scheduling and work environment, a work-from-home job might be the right fit!

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