Work from Home Jobs Online for Students, Single Mother & Professionals

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Read this full article if you want to find great work from home jobs online!

Picture this situation: you are a single mother of 5 kids who is struggling to find enough money to pay for rent, food, and the bills.  “I really need a full-time job, but I can’t afford to put my kids in daycare!  What do I do?”

Well, thanks to the changing nature of the economy, the rise and popularity of the Internet, and the increasingly digital nature of society you can easily find online jobs from home!  It may surprise you to learn that some of these jobs require little formal education or skills and pay well!

Easy to find work from home jobs online

As mentioned earlier, you can find many works from home jobs online that are easy to apply for and obtain. In fact, all you need to land some of these jobs is a pulse rate! These jobs are mentioned in more detail below:

  • Data Entry
  • Online Juror
  • Search Evaluator
  • Website or application testing

Data Entry

Also known as a micro job, you can easily perform most data entry jobs from home because they require little knowledge or skills except for the ability to type fast and with few errors. As a data entry worker, you will be charging your employer(s) a small fee for completing short tasks online. The entire process is as easy as logging onto your employer(s) website and selecting tasks to complete. Some data entry jobs are full-time which are offered by larger companies. You can find this type of work on online service marketplaces. You go certain job search boards like Indeed or and you select links for the data entry jobs you are qualified for and want to do!

Online Juror

You can find jobs that allow you to be part of a mock jury for attorneys who want to predict juror sentiment in court cases.  These online jobs from home often require little of you. They do background checks and ask many probing questions because they want to understand the backgrounds and histories of their mock jurors. The pay ranges from $10 to $60 per job. However, this type of work is not in high demand so you may have to apply for hundreds of positions before being selected for a few!

Search Evaluator

You will be helping various companies out in their screening processes for hiring candidates by evaluating the information these companies provide you about the candidates’ backgrounds, work histories, and other relevant areas.

Website or application testing

These jobs are perfect if you have knowledge and opinions of the proper ways for different websites and applications to look and function. The jobs are called remote usability testing. You will be asked to test websites and applications for certain vital information like demographics. Keep in mind that the average payment for the website is $10 and is not received until the client approves the project.

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Many online jobs from home is not confined to struggling single mothers. Many college students are in need of such jobs. In fact, if you are a college student, you are probably funding your college education yourself.  You may be forced to work to cover room, food, books, tuition, and other expenses related to college. However, your academic schedule may require you to find flexible work. Since most physical employers are not this accommodating, you can consider part-time jobs for students. Contrary to popular belief, these types of jobs are not jobs with no end like mystery shopping or uber driving.  Some of these jobs are steady and deliver a stable and fixed source of income. 

The jobs mentioned below are part-time, flexible, and pay well:

  • Qkids
  • LiveOps
  • Timeetc
  • Rev


This is the perfect online job for those who love to work with kids. If you are a college or university graduate, you can work as a teacher. Tutoring jobs are available if you are still in college and have an excellent academic record. The company recruits students from America and Canada. The pay is between $16-$20 an hour and any student can sign up online for a video interview.


If you are a people person who loves selling, this flexible online job is for you! You’ll be selling various items for clients in your spare time. The best part about this job is that you can perform it entirely in your free time.


This company hires virtual assistants. They offer their employees flexible schedules and have the employees perform admin work, manage emails, schedule appointments, and perform other related vital office-based tasks


This company offers captioning, translating, and transcribing work. Employees must have excellent typing and grammar skills and require training before working.

However, it’s not just college students who are looking for work from home jobs online. You may have heard the following from new moms often, Our expenses have increased dramatically since our daughter was born 4 months ago.  I am desperately looking for a job because we could really use the money!”

The perfect solution for these moms is to work from home jobs online.  Many of these jobs are part-time and flexible. New moms love these aspects since they don’t have lots of free time and their schedules are erratic and hard to predict.  

Some good online work from home jobs include:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Online teaching
  • Clerical work
  • Customer service

Grocery Shopping 

These people do shopping for busy professionals. You must be at least eighteen years old, you must be able to accurately shop and deliver the goods to your client’s homes, and you must be able to use certain apps to accept local orders from shipping companies. The pay is up to $22 an hour.

Online teaching

These jobs pay up to $20 an hour. As an online teacher, you will work with kids aged 5-10 in individual sessions for up to twenty-five minutes. The purpose of these sessions is to enhance the kid’s learning experiences and encourage them to learn more in the classroom.

Clerical work

The pay ranges from $11 to $16 an hour. They are generally part-time positions and require the employees to manage databases, type correspondences, arrange online files, make schedules, schedule appointments, and perform other related clerical tasks.

Customer Service

You don’t need a resume for many of these jobs. The pay is between $10-$20 an hour, depending on the job. You’ll be resolving customer issues and complaints either over the phone or online.

Online jobs from home are not just for struggling moms, new moms, and college students. Many blue-collar and unionized employees seek online part-time jobs as a way to find extra money to ‘pay the bills’. Teachers especially, seek these types of jobs out. Good examples of online part-time jobs are:

  • Transcription
  • Personal Stylist
  • MicroJobs
  • Remote Call Center


If you work at this online job, you’ll be transcribing information in audio files into text files for easy indexing and storage in databases. You’ll be compensated by the client per minute you work on each audio file. The potential to earn a handsome income is huge, especially if you work quickly and efficiently. Some companies are even willing to hire newbies. Good transcription companies to work for are Rev, Ubiquis, Tigerfish, Transcribeme

Personal Stylist

This is a popular and fast-growing industry. You’ll be functioning like a mystery shopper in that you will be utilizing your fashion savvy to select outfits that are stylish and fashionable for your clients. Many fashion companies hire these types of people including Stitch Fix. Remember that geographic location is of prime importance when applying for these positions.  

Micro Jobs

You’ll be paid pennies on the dollar to complete very small tasks. The hours are flexible and the work is of very low intensity and pressure. Good companies offering micro-jobs include Amazon Mechanical Turk and Figure Eight.

Remote Call Center Jobs

You will work for a company from home. As a remote call center rep, you will be able to work for a few hours a day resolving customer issues and complaints. If you are a college student, you may find yourself saying, I love working as a remote call center rep. The money is good, the hours are flexible, and the work is rewarding.” 

Indeed, these jobs can pay up to $15 an hour!

Part time jobs from home

If you are a retired person, you may well find yourself saying, I love retirement, but since I live on a fixed income, money is sometimes tight. What are my options for enhancing my retirement income?”

Well, have you ever heard of part-time jobs from home? Many of these jobs abound online and consist of easy clerical work. For example, you can work as a virtual assistant, a data entry clerk, or a part-time paralegal. All that is needed is a pulse rate, a decently functioning computer, and an Internet connection.

Now there is no excuse

Now that you know that many options exist online for telecommuting work which can easily be performed remotely, you have no excuse in saying, I need the extra money, but I can’t find a job I can do from home!”

By Prita Kulkarni

Prita is a Natural Born Writer & consultant with 3 years of training in consulting, writing, and analytical work. Her strong points are in market research and analysis, social media and digital marketing, networking, and business development. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from UC Riverside and an MBA with an emphasis in business plan development from Baylor University.

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