Work from Home Ideas

By | March 20, 2018

What’s Your Background?

There are many, many options for working from home. It’s an attractive option because then you have more control over your schedule.

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If you were a corporate manager, you might consider doing consulting.

Two resources for finding consulting jobs are and Both generally list a wide variety of consulting positions available.

Update your resume and connect on LinkedIn. It’s one of the most reliable tools for networking and is on the cutting edge of what’s current.

If you were an educator, you might think about:

  • Substitute Teaching – According to an article on Wikipedia, the average national pay for a substitute teacher in the United States in 2015 is $105 per day. There are estimated pay rates for other countries listed in the article.


  • Online Teaching – Salaries for online teaching average $30,000 per year depending on the school. Two online schools are K12 and Connections Academy
  • Tutoring – Private Tutors rates vary between $15 and $85 per hour depending upon the certification level of the tutor and the course being taught.

Other possible work-at-home opportunities include:

  • Telecommuting
  • Medical Coding
  • Transcription
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Home Health Aid

Have you looked for work at home jobs online?

If you have or if you plan to do so, you’ll want to watch this video which offers tips on what to beware of…lots of scams out there.

Turn Your Professional Experience or Favorite Hobby into an Income Stream

You can definitely earn an income using the knowledge you have gained through your years of experience.  You may be in demand as a consultant in your field.

Or if you have a hobby (knitting or sewing or gardening or woodworking, for example) and you’ve become proficient…friends and family know you’re the “go-to” authority, why not turn that knowledge into a business blog?


If you have learned to deal with a health issue or have successfully lost weight or have become knowledgeable about exercise equipment, golfing or another sport,  You’ve got what you need to start a niche blog!

Starting a blog, even if you have no experience, is not as difficult as you might think and your hobby might just be the ticket to a very nice income stream.

I’ll elaborate on this in another post but for starters, have a look at this link that explains how this works:  How to Start a Blog  –  It’s free and the lessons and support are stellar!

It’s how I started my Small Space Decor Ideas blog because interior decorating is MY passion and hobby!

I’m sincerely interested in what you’ve found useful here and if you’ve decided how to transition into this new life’s venture – retirement!

Please leave a comment and if you have any questions, please ask. If you enjoyed this post, do share it on Facebook and Google+, Tweet it and Pin it!

Stay tuned!


4 thoughts on “Work from Home Ideas

  1. Frank

    Hi Cheryl,

    My name is Frank, i work for We are a job seeker engine and i was wondering if you could add our link as well into your blog. It will be a great resource for your viewers since it has many useful tools that can help the job seeker get a concise result.

    Please, contact me if you have any questions.

    1. CherylK Post author

      I’ll definitely check out your site and will add a link to an appropriate post. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be in touch.

  2. Mike

    Thank you for an excellent and inspirational article. Here are a few more work-at-home ideas: Sell unwanted stuff on eBay. It’s amazing how much stuff we no longer use or need that is valuable to someone else. Also, consider freelance writing. There are many online agencies who will pay you for your services.

    1. Cheryl Kohan Post author

      Thank you, Mike, for your suggestions! I did mention Ebay in my post on Income Opportunities for the Open Minded but should probably expand on that. I’ve sold on Ebay, myself, and you’re right…there are lots of things we no longer need that someone else would want! And I will do a post on freelance writing with some useful links. I really appreciate your thoughts.


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