Working from home doesn’t mean sitting around in your pajamas all day and having to struggle to make ends meet. It is in fact, a real job and some Nigerian companies now pay people to work from the comfort of their own home.
Of course, there are job opportunities that involve an occasional presence in an actual office, but here are some of the best high paying work-from-home jobs you can explore:
1. Virtual assistant
This is a job with much potential, in part because the title description covers many things. You can have a virtual assistant business that makes you available to other employers or clients. Most startups in Nigeria hire virtual assistants to help when they can’t justify a permanent employee. This is certainly one business idea to explore.
If you are fluent in more than one language, you can translate audio files or documents. Translations are usually not just word for word, but often with cultural differences in mind. Companies can hire you, no matter your geographic location. Also, you can apply on sites that list jobs for home-based translators. To increase your chances of finding translating jobs, join groups of translators and interpreters on LinkedIn.
3. Web developer/Designer
As a Web developer, you can offer services such as custom website design, template modification and redesigns, code updates, hosting and usability reviews. With the surge in a variety of startups in Nigeria, Web developers are in high demand now.
4. . Tech support specialist
Companies, especially small businesses, hire technical support specialists to work remotely. This is one of the top “best-bet work-at-home jobs. Jobs for computer support specialists (on-site and remote combined) have soared in recent years in Nigeria.
5. Travel agent
Scams abound in the Nigerian travel industry –particularly people who charge for information on how to break into the industry. But operating a home-based travel agency can be an excellent business idea. Home-based travel agents can experience robust growth. It is a solid business concept and with focus, you can achieve your monetary goals.
There are tons of opportunities for people to teach (and tutor) virtually. While distance learning is not new, with advanced technology and collaborative multimedia software you can work mainly online and earn lots of money. However, income depends on how many hours you’re willing to invest and the type of classes you teach. You can check on the many resource center for online teaching jobs.
With frequent listings these days for writing, editing and proofreading, particularly for the internet, there’s hope for Writers/Editor. Even those without writing experience can join the blogosphere. Not only can blogging be lots of fun, there’s also money to be earned blogging for someone else’s site, getting paid to post on your own blog or through revenue-sharing arrangements.
What other businesses can you think of? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!