12/27/2022  JosephK


Working from home has been growing in popularity over the last decade. In fact, some companies have gone so far as to completely eliminate the need for employees to be at the office at all. The advantages of this are numerous, but here are some of my favorite ones:


Lower costs for the company

In addition to the obvious benefits of telecommuting, there are a number of other advantages that companies can enjoy if they allow their employees to work from home. Some of these include:

No need to pay for office space: Since you're not paying for an office building and all its associated costs, your company will save money by allowing its employees to work from home. This could lead to higher profits in the long run.

No need for utilities: When your workers come into the office each day, you have to pay for their electricity, water and sewage services as well as heating and cooling costs. When they're working remotely, however, those expenses go away entirely (or at least reduce significantly).

No need for furniture or equipment: If all your employees do is sit in front of computers all day long then why should you have a bunch of desks set up just so they can use them? You don't get much more back from them than what they would be doing anyway—so why spend money on something that essentially is not needed.

Lower costs when hiring new talent: One great thing about hiring people who work remotely is that it allows you access a larger pool than someone who lives nearby but still wants an office job with benefits such as health insurance. 

More productivity from employees 

The flexibility that remote work allows can be a huge boon to productivity. You won't have to worry about the clock watching, or rush through tasks because you're late for a meeting. You can work at your own pace, giving yourself breaks when you need them and finishing up tasks when they're done. And since there's no one else around, you'll be free from distractions and interruptions that often come with working in an office setting.


Better work-life balance for employees

Employees who work from home can set their own hours, which can mean that they can take breaks whenever they want. This flexibility allows you to be more productive and have more focused time than at the office. In addition, employees can work in different locations every day.


Working from home has many benefits:

You can set your own hours and work when you need to.

You can take breaks when you need them, without having to worry about asking for time off or getting out of the office on time.

You don't have to commute to work, which is a major source of stress for many people.

Employers attracting better talent by offering remote work options

Remote work is becoming more and more popular.

Employers can attract better talent by offering remote work.

Remote employees are more likely to stay with a company that offers remote work.

There are many reasons why companies should offer remote work to their employees.


Remote working can save money for a business in the long run, as it allows the company to reduce employee turnover and recruitment costs. This is true especially when a company has remote work as a core part of its culture. People who find themselves working from home can feel more comfortable staying with a particular employer, therefore reducing costs associated with recruiting new employees and training them up on specific skillsets needed for their roles within an organization. This also means that existing staff will stay at an enterprise longer, which will reduce employee churn rates (a metric that measures how many times people leave an organization). 

It also helps attract better talent by giving workers more freedom in deciding where they want to live and work — whether it be closer proximity with family members or somewhere else that offers better job opportunities than where you currently live; having flexibility gives people greater choice over where they want to live and work because there are no restrictions imposed on them by employers' policies requiring physical presence at certain offices all day every day during normal business hours only (which may not suit everyone's needs).


Here Are Just Some Of The Work From Home Opportunities Out There:


Data entry specialist

The good news is that data entry specialist jobs are available in many fields, including medical, insurance, and customer service. Data entry jobs are a great way to earn extra income while staying at home with your kids or pets! Whether you have a background in accounting or just have good typing skills, there's likely a data entry position just waiting for you.

Data entry specialists can work full time or part time hours as needed by their employers. On average, full-time workers earn around $17 per hour doing this kind of work—but it's important to keep in mind that the amount paid varies depending on location and employer type.


Virtual assistant

Virtual assistants provide administrative support to businesses. You can do this type of work remotely, which means you can do it from home or anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.

As a virtual assistant, you may be asked to perform any number of administrative tasks for your business clients, such as scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements, answering phones and managing emails, handling social media accounts and creating content for websites and blogs. Most virtual assistants offer additional services like research or graphic design work on top of their standard administrative duties. 

Virtual assistant jobs are flexible enough that they can be done part time while also working another job full time. Full-time virtual assistants are often paid an hourly wage plus a performance bonus based on how well they meet agreed-upon goals set forth by their clients at the beginning of each month (or quarter).



A transcriptionist is someone who transcribes audio recordings into written format .The role of a transcriptionist is to listen to audio recordings and type out the words that are being said. They must be able to type accurately, follow instructions, work independently, and maintain attention to detail.

Web Site Editor

As an editor, you’re responsible for ensuring the quality of your company’s work. You will be expected to have good grammar and spelling skills, as well as a solid understanding of the English language. You must also be able to write clearly and concisely with little direction from your leader. If you have editing experience, this could make your job search easier.


Customer service representative

Customer service representative is a great job for people who love to help others. It's also an ideal work-from-home job because you can do it from your own home office or coffee shop. You can even create your own schedule and make extra money on the weekends!

To be successful as a customer service representative, you need to have excellent communication skills, be able to solve problems and troubleshoot issues on the fly, have empathy for customers' situations, and be comfortable working remotely. 


Virtual Assistant

What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant (VA) is someone who works remotely as an independent contractor to help other people and businesses with their tasks. VA’s are not employees of the company they work for, but they do receive payment with a 1099 form being submitted by the employer.


Customer Service Representative

Customer service representative jobs are available in many different fields. A customer service rep's main responsibility is to provide support to customers who have questions or concerns about a company's product or services.

In some cases, companies that want to keep their costs down will hire an outside company to handle all of their customer service calls. This can be a good thing because companies who do this will often hire people with experience and training. 

The other option is for companies who have a full-time staff member dedicated specifically as a customer service agent. If this is the case, you'll probably find yourself answering questions or solving problems at first until they get comfortable enough with having someone else taking care of those things while they focus on something else they enjoy doing instead (egging!). It also helps if there's another person working alongside them so one person isn't always running around trying desperately just so everything runs smoothly for everyone involved."



Transcriptionists listen to audio recordings and type them into written documents. They're often hired by doctors and lawyers to transcribe medical and legal dictations, but they can work with any kind of audio recording that needs to be turned into written text. 

Transcriptionists are paid per audio minute, so the more skilled you are at transcribing quickly, the more you'll earn. Training programs exist that teach this skill set in depth; if you've never worked as a transcriptionist before, it's worth looking into whether one of these programs might be right for your skill level (or lack thereof).


Freelance Writer

You can set your own hours and work from home, or anywhere else you want. Most freelance writers are self-employed or contract workers, meaning they don't have to worry about a boss watching over their shoulder. You'll need a basic understanding of SEO and website management as well as excellent writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure.


Online Teacher

Teaching online is a great way to earn extra money from home. You can teach any age group and any subject, from Spanish to pet training. You can even offer private lessons in your area of expertise!

If you have a college degree or teaching certification, there are many options available for you. If not, many companies are willing to train new teachers on the job. Teaching online also gives students flexibility in who they learn from and when they learn it; they do not need to commute or meet with their teacher at school on specific days or times each week. Students can access course materials and complete assignments whenever it fits into their schedule, which means instructors often set their own hours as well!



Bookkeepers are responsible for keeping track of financial transactions. They often work for companies or individuals to keep records of money that comes in, the money that goes out, and any other transactions that have to do with finances (like paying bills or purchasing supplies). Bookkeepers usually work in an office setting on a computer. They usually have a college degree and experience in accounting or finance.


Survey Taker

What it is:

Survey takers are paid to take surveys. You can do this for an established company or for yourself, using the income you earn from your survey-taking to supplement your existing job. Survey companies pay different amounts depending on the length of the survey, how many questions there are in it and what kind of product or service you're being asked about (for example, would you like to buy a new TV?).

It's important that when taking surveys that you be honest about your answers because some people will lie just so they can get paid faster. If this happens too often with one particular company or if someone finds out what types of products/services they sell through their data analysis methods then they could lose their business license if they were ever audited by government agencies who regulate those kinds of things (like FINRA). The best way around this issue is simply not lying!


Medical Coder

Medical coders are the people who convert health care providers' reports into codes for insurance billing.

They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and doctor's offices. As such, the type of position you take may depend on where you live and what kind of medical services are available in your area.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for medical coders will increase by 27 percent between 2016 and 2026—that's much faster than average! The BLS also notes that these positions typically require at least an associate's degree or equivalent experience in order to perform them successfully. 

Salary figures vary widely based on location, experience level, and industry standards; however, according to PayScale the median pay for medical coders is $38k annually (for those with experience).


This is just a small sample of jobs you can do remotely. The possibilities are endless and they don’t necessarily require a lot of education. All of us have certain skills or things we prefer to do. Put those skills to work and turn them into a regular source of income. The main thing is working remotely allows you to work your own schedule and work from the comfort of your home. When looking work here on JobNetwork.com, just click “remote jobs only” on the search box.