Work from home online job opportunities

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Here are a few work from home online job opportunities.

There most certainly are quite a few work from home online job opportunities. In this article, we will discuss a few of those options.

1. Translator

There are eleven official languages in South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Fewer than two percent of South Africans speak a first language other than an official one. People with fluency in more than one language can translate audio files or documents, not just word for word, but often with cultural differences in mind. Due to the growth of the Internet, Companies can now access home-based translators with hard-to-find language skills without being held back by their geographic location.

2. Web developer / Designer

Information technology is the sector where most of the home-based hiring is being done. As a web developer / designer, you may offer services such as custom website design, template modification and redesigns, code updates, company logo design, hosting and usability reviews.

3. Writer/editor

The traditional print publishing industry has been suffering, and we are seeing frequent listings these days for online writing, editing and proofreading, particularly for the internet. Even those without writing experience can join the blogosphere. Not only can blogging be lots of fun, but also there’s money to be earned blogging for someone else’s site, getting paid to post on your own blog or through revenue sharing arrangements.

Have a look at this article on how to start your career as a freelance writer

4. Online Teacher

Instead of standing in a classroom, you’ll teach via Skype or in a prerecorded session. There’s a growing demand for teachers in all subjects, but especially core topics like English. How to Get It: Check out K12 ( and Connections Academy ( Both organizations offer various benefits—including health insurance, retirement savings accounts, and paid time off—depending on where you live. As in any job where you work with kids, there will be a background and reference check as well as interviews. You will also need to be properly certified and/or licensed to teach in the Country or State where the students reside.

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5. Virtual Assistants

These roles are varied and may consist of the following :

  • Reception duties such as answering calls and offering advice or taking messages,
  • Responding to email or website queries,
  • General admin duties like Data Capture, Typing, Transcription Services, Travel Bookings and Diary Management,
  • HR Consultants,
  • Legal Assistants,
  • Personal Assistants (PA),

6. Social Media Manager

Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and TikTok are the top social media platforms for brands across the world. This is where it’s all happening. From digital campaigns and building communities to customer care, the social media landscape is exciting and ever-changing.

A Social Media Manager is a senior-level marketing job. As such, the individuals in this career are required to possess a diverse range of capabilities. The main focus of people who work in this position is to convert online followers into buying customers. Another aspect of this job is to plan, write, and post content that will assist brands in expanding their online communities. Social Media Managers also compile reports and some are even responsible for managing the media spend used to boost posts.

Find out what skills you need to become a Social Media Manager.

7. Work from home online job data entry

If you have a computer and are relatively computer savvy, you may want to offer your services as a data capturer. You may want to start by contacting some businesses in your area to introduce yourself and offer your services.

Have a look at this article on Data Capturing Jobs

A few other work from home job ideas

8. Baker/Caterer/Chef

If you’re passionate about cooking or baking, then starting a catering business or become a personal chef could be what you’re looking for. Preparing food for others gives you the chance to unleash your creativity. It’s also a great way to earn an income from your home kitchen. If you love cooking or baking, you can sell your food or baked goods to friends, neighbors, online or at local markets. A lot of people are too busy to prepare their own meals so providing them and their families with wholesome and nutritional pre-cooked meals is a great idea.

Here are the ideas of the different types of chef jobs available.

9. Child minder

A childminder’s primary job is to look after the children under their care. They are responsible for ensuring that the children are always safe, no matter the circumstances. These individuals can also provide children with robust early childhood development regimens. This could include activities that stimulate and support children’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and language development.

Childminders are also responsible for feeding the children in their care by providing refreshments and encouraging healthy eating. They will become role models for many of the children they care for and so should do as much as they possibly can to promote healthy lifestyles.

10. Pet Groomer/Walker

If you love being around animals you could become a pet groomer or walker. You could talk to friends and neighbors, to ask them if they would like to hire you or if they know of anyone who would be interested in this service. You could also pay a visit to your local pet store or Vet and ask them if you could leave flyers for their customers. If you have social media accounts then also be sure to add posts on your timeline so that people know you are offering this service.

When weighing any work from home online job opportunities, look out for scams

We suggest watching for these positive indicators of “real” employment:

  • The hirer is an established company.
  • The ad includes the company name and valid company website address.
  • Human resources personnel are available for questions.
  • There is mention of information commonly associated with “real” employment.
  • There is an application, and interview process.
  • The employer can detail the job duties and expectations,.
  • References/work samples are requested.


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