Surprising jobs you can do from home

by Evil HR Lady on December 11, 2013

Lots of people want the flexibility of a work-at-home job. In fact, one survey showed that people would be willing to give up a lot in order to telecommute. That includes:

  • Daily showers (12 percent)
  • Social media (34 percent)
  • Texting (30 percent)
  • Chocolate (29 percent)
  • Smartphone (25 percent)
  • Shopping (20 percent)
  • A salary increase (17 percent)
  • Half of vacation days (15 percent)
But what kind of work can you find that can be done from home? It’s not all telemarketing or envelope-stuffing these days. The people at FlexJobs put together a list of well-paid jobs that you can do from home.
To see the list, click here: Surprising jobs you can do from home

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Joseph December 11, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I bet the list of careers that allow you to work from home, will only grow.

My prediction is that by 2020, HD video conference will advance to 4k quality, and the trend will be working from home 50% of the time.

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Robin December 12, 2013 at 3:46 am

Thanks for this reminder to me of how very lucky I am to have had a real job working from home for the past seven years. The first few years the job was leftover from a move – my company was bought out and the new (much bigger corp) didn’t do remote employees. My current position (back to a small company) started off as a part time consultancy that morphed into full time employment. No video conferencing and only the occasional phone conference – everything is accomplished by just phone, email and website. The company saves overhead, and as an introverted and task-oriented worker, I’m happy enough being left alone (and trusted) to do my job.

If there is any downside, it is the lack of visibility. On the other hand, when I am having a bad day and lose it, there are no witnesses.

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TimeClick December 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

That’s quite a list. There are definitely a lot of things that can be done remotely. As long as you can get people to deliver results that align with your corporate goals, why not let them telecommute? The trick for telecommuters, I think, is to maintain relationships. This can be more difficult in a virtual setting.

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