More people are turning to jobs that let them work from home. If you have been thinking about making the change, but aren’t sure where to start, you can rest assured that there are plenty of jobs that can be done from home -or wherever you happen to be at the moment. In fact, finding the right type of work is possible even if you are just getting started in a new field.

1. Notarize Documents

Notaries play an important role in verifying identity and confirming the authenticity of signatures on legal documents. Their seal and signature are often required on documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and loan documents. As an independent notary public, you can work from a home office or travel to meet clients at their own homes or places of business. Requirements for certification vary by state, but no matter where you are located you will likely need a notary stamp and seal package to perform your work.

2. Data Entry and Transcription

If you are an efficient typist, data entry jobs could be a great fit. Turn your prowess with the keyboard into real earnings by entering information into systems for others. Another option for computer savvy typists is transcription. This usually requires specialized training along with a good ear for conversation and the ability to understand various regional accents, but work is readily available. As with many work from home jobs, there are plenty of data entry positions at the lower end of the pay scale that don’t require a lot of experience. So, if you are just getting started or looking for something on the side, this could be a good choice.

3. Customer Service

Do you have customer service experience? Great! A growing number of retailers and other businesses are outsourcing their service roles to at home customer service and call center agents. Some hire directly, while others use private companies that match them to independent contractors.

4. Teaching and Tutoring

If you like working directly with others, helping them to learn and grow, then online teaching roles may be perfect for you. From teaching English to children halfway around the world to tutoring students at the local college, opportunities to teach abound. In general, you’ll need a degree, some teaching or tutoring experience, and an outgoing personality to succeed in this role. Most remote teachers are independent contractor roles, but some companies and schools hire teachers on as faculty.

Working from home can be an excellent way to balance family obligations with career goals. There are myriad opportunities to get started, too. Look for roles that make the most of your strengths and interests to find one that is right for you.

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