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If you want to improve your salary or even make a living from home, here are twelve professions that can easily be moved to the home office. Regardless of whether as a part-time job or main source of income, you should first inform yourself sufficiently about the various possibilities of working from home, in order to avoid potential pitfalls in employment law.

Home Office or Home Work – Two Different Models

First of all, you have to work at home jobs between the home office and home work differentiate. The main difference is that in the classic home office you work independently for a specific employer or a company. This means that one of the employers regularly allows to do his job instead of in the office from home. Home work, however, is done independently and usually for one or more clients. The decisive factor here is that this is a commercial activity. If it is based on a profit intention and regularity, it is advisable to acquire a trade license for small entrepreneurs. In case of doubt, one should consult a tax adviser when deciding whether or not to use the business license for his homework. In the course of homework generated revenue must, however, in any case in the tax return be specified.

Home Jobs with Work Experience

Home work can be done by just about anyone. For some occupational fields, however, specific prior knowledge is needed. Because even if many of the jobs can easily be done online, these professions require specialist know-how.


Copywriters, as the name suggests, write texts. As a copywriter at home you write mainly copy-writing for one or sometimes several clients. In any case, you should bring creativity, a talent for research as well as good writing for this task. Basic knowledge in the field of search engine optimization is also often required. Because on SEO and search engine optimized lettering is placed with advertising texts especially for online enormously much value. A corresponding background in writing, for example by a trainee or professional experience in the field of online marketing, help you here. Writers are also happy to publish to journalists or freelance authors. If you want to earn your money as a copywriter in home work, it is worthwhile to look for clients in appropriate copy-writing or content exchanges or, in certain circumstances, to inquire directly from publishing houses or media companies. The former, in particular, can be of use to beginners as an entry point because such exchanges offer a great first network platform for attracting potential long-term customers. The merit of a copywriter, like any other home based job, is very different. Mostly, clients pay cent amounts per written word, meaning: the more that is written, the higher the fee.


As a translator, you translate documents from one language to another. You can set different emphases (e.g. on (specialist) literature or subtitles). Prerequisite for working as a translator from home is mastering the language you need to translate. Clearly that often also proof or references are necessary, which prove, what one has linguistically on it. Studying or training as a translator is not a must, but an important criterion for potential clients. You will be paid in the same way as a copywriter, either in cents per word or in dollars per line. The fee also depends on which language you translate. Specially sought after and well paid are especially unusual language from the Asian and Arabian area.

Graphic Designer & Media Designer

Designing graphic advertising and communication media is what graphic designers take care of. Even in this profession you can easily work from home. An appropriate training as a media designer or a degree in graphic design is also only an advantage. As a trained media designer for image and sound you can also take over tasks in the field of video editing for a client. An hourly rate of 50 to 70 dollars is quite realistic for a graphic designer. Depending on the professional experience, this may also be higher. An appropriate online portfolio can additionally convince potential clients. Tasks in the field of web design can also be taken over by graphic designers, but programmers regularly take care of such orders.

Virtual Secretary or Virtual Assistant

Secretaries or assistants are often an important part of office management. However, thanks to the internet, they do not have to do their job in the office. Virtual secretaries and assistants assume typical secretarial and in the case of the assistant also accounting duties was at home. This is a good option especially for smaller craft businesses, the self-employed or even individuals who need help with (office) management. As there is quite a lot of competition here as well, professional experience and corresponding specialist knowledge are indispensable. These can be, for example, through a commercial training (eg office clerk or office clerk). Unfortunately, the activity is often limited to telephony. If you do not have a problem, you can earn a fixed hourly rate by working as a Virtual Secretary or Home Assistant

Complete Surveys

Filling in surveys can also be a good extra income. Basically, this form is similar to the work of product testers, except that here you get money or vouchers for completing surveys. The first point of contact here are special survey portals or market research portals. According to their own statements, surveys are regularly sent to answer by e-mail. Depending on the portal, the payment (surveys for money paypal) rules and the frequency and extent of the surveys you receive differ. Therefore, it is advantageous to be as broad as possible in terms of completing surveys as a (minor) merit.

Process or Record Data

If you like to type things on the computer or enter them in a database, you should try as a data processor at home. Organizational skills and speed are beneficial. Especially speed is important because as a data collector you are usually paid per order. So, the more you can do in a short amount of time, the more you can earn here.

Social Media

It is no longer a secret that social media can be a profession as well. Especially as Youtuber and Blogger one can earn a living through advertising and affiliate marketing. Assuming of course you have the appropriate number of followers, because only then you become an influencer for companies and brands Interesting. Nevertheless, there is a lot of work behind social media as a home office job. In addition to the regular creation of content, you also have to manage yourself and always stay up to date with trends in the online industry. Not an easy task considering how fast-paced the online industry is. The work you have to do to be successful in social media, and maybe even make a living, should definitely not be forgotten.

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