Are you ready to work from the comfort of your home? Then keep reading to find out what the best work-from-home jobs are for 2023.
With advances in technology and corporate attitudes more accepting of telecommuting, there are more work-from-home positions than ever before!
According to FlexJobs’ annual analysis of the remote work industry, there has been more growth in the variety of remote job titles than ever before. The pandemic has reshaped how and where we work and made remote work the norm.
Do you have more of an entrepreneurial spirit?
According to Early to Rise, if you have ambition, vision, and desire, and are willing to work hard, you can start a successful online business for less than $500.
If you’re ready to work from home — here are some of the best resources, remote job leads, and information to jumpstart your work-at-home career in 2023!
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According to FlexJobs, the fastest-growing work-from-home job categories are in the computer and IT fields. With finance, marketing, and HR following close behind.
If you want a traditional job you can do from home, here are the top career fields and some companies that hire remote workers in these industries:
- Computer and IT – Dell, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Modis
- Accounting and Finance – Capital One, Lincoln Financial Group, and Wells Fargo
- Marketing – Acceleration Partners, HubSpot, and Shopify
- Medical and Healthcare – CVS Health, Included Health, Humana, and Wellbox
- Project Management – CVS Health, Kelly Services, and Robert Half
- Customer Support – Apple, Amazon, Concentrix, Sutherland, and U-Haul
- HR and Recruiting – Adecco, Lee Hecht Harrison, and Alight
- Administrative Tasks – Boldly, Equivity, and Virtual Assist USA
- Sales – American Express, Yardi, and Salesforce
- Education and Training – Connections Academy, Imagine Learning, and Stride Learning
Still not finding what you’re looking for? Here on The Work at Home Woman, I add new job postings weekly to this page. You can also sign up for my free newsletter, where I send out new work-from-home job leads twice a week to subscribers.
Best Online Job Opportunities By Occupation
If you have a college degree or experience in a professional field, you can likely bring those skills, education, and experience home as more and more employees can work remotely.
Here is a list of some professional occupations that allow hybrid and remote work arrangements:
Work-From-Home Jobs Listed By Industry
If you want to work in a particular industry, here are some remote jobs and ideas you can do from home:
Remote Jobs and Opportunities by Interest
If you have a hobby or passion for a particular niche, believe it or not, you can search for work-from-home jobs and home business opportunities by interest.
Here are some of the main areas of interest to check out:
Work-at-Home Jobs by Situation
Many factors go into finding the right work-from-home job for your particular situation. Whether you need insurance, a flexible schedule, or something that doesn’t involve phone work, we have resources to help you quickly find what you need.
If you don’t have a college degree or you lack experience, there are plenty of remote jobs and opportunities for beginners. Check out these companies and helpful tips for getting started on your journey.
Do You Have a Disability?
Employment Options helps qualified job seekers with disabilities (who receive SSDI or SSI benefits) find work-at-home employment for free. In addition to finding suitable remote positions, their certified career counselors help clients assess skills and abilities, application completion, prepare resumes, interview practice, and much more.
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Need Extra Cash?
For some reason, surveys, short tasks, and odd jobs get a bad rap. No, they’re not going to make you rich, but they can help you pay down your debt, cover your coffee habit at Starbucks, or add some extra money to your savings account. To be successful with these remote opportunities — you need to create a plan and execute it. For instance, if you answer four surveys a day, and each pays $1.00, and you do this for 30 days at the end of the month, you’ll have $120!
Want to Bring Your Current Job Home?
Do you already have a job that you LOVE? Then bring it home by submitting a telecommuting, flextime, or job-sharing proposal (and don’t assume your employer will say no until you’ve asked). Start by checking your company’s telecommuting policy; if there’s nothing in the manual, do your research, and write up a flex time or work-at-home proposal. Be sure to include all of the benefits to the company – including the cost to recruit and hire a new employee to replace you if you decide to quit.
Need help writing your proposal? Here are some articles to help you get started.
Want to Be a Small Business Owner?
Do you prefer to be your own boss? But you don’t know what to do, and you’re unsure how to get started? No problem. You can take many paths to becoming an entrepreneur, from building a business from scratch to purchasing a franchise or business-in-a-box concept.
Before you jump in, be sure to grab our free business plan template.
Join a Direct Sales Company
The direct sales industry has come a long way in the past 20 years; now offering products from major designers and well-known corporations, the opportunities are endless.
If you’re not familiar with the direct sales model, here’s how it works. For a small startup fee, you’ll get everything you need to start and run a business from home. For each product that you sell — you’ll earn a commission. Most direct sales companies provide you with training, marketing materials, a website, and sample products.
Here are some companies with fun opportunities:
For more direct sales opportunities, check out this massive list of companies with which you can choose to work!
Starting a Business on a Budget?
Are you working on a tight budget? No problem. Many home-based business opportunities and courses are FREE or only require a minimal investment. Here are just a few resources to get you on your way.
Need more budget-friendly ideas? Check out Chris Guillebeau’s book, The $100 Startup, where he features numerous case studies from successful entrepreneurs who launched businesses on shoestring budgets.
Become an Independent Business Owner
With these options, you’ll work as an independent contractor, often having to file your paperwork for a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or an Employee Identification Number (EIN). You’ll then contract with larger companies to provide customer service via the phone. The advantages of this arrangement are you’re trained (no experience needed), and you don’t have to find your own clients. The disadvantages of these options are you have less control over how you run your business, your earning potential can be limited since you’re not negotiating your own rates, and in most cases, there are some associated fees.
Become a Home-Based Franchise Owner
While franchises usually require a substantial startup fee, they can be a low-risk and lucrative way to run your own business. The beautiful thing about a franchise is that all the hard work has been done for you; you pay for the franchise and fees, and you’re given a detailed roadmap on how to replicate the business exactly. But because you’re working with an established name brand, you don’t have as much flexibility in how you conduct business since you must adhere to the franchise agreement.
For a minimal startup fee, a business-in-a-box gives you a detailed roadmap for starting and running an at-home business. With this option, you tend to have more flexibility, and you don’t have to build a team.
Start a Home Business From Scratch
If you’re up for the challenge, starting a business from scratch gives you the most flexibility regarding how you run your business and how much you earn. The downside is you’re doing it all on your own and figuring out the components as you go.
Here are some business ideas you can start at home:
Need more ideas? This post has 99 work-at-home ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Start a Blog
You know, I’m a huge fan of blogging, so I had to give it its own category.
Whether you need part-time hours or you want a full-fledged business, blogging is a great option.
Because it allows you the freedom to create your own schedule, it costs very little to get started, and you can write blog posts on any topic you’re passionate about. Plus, you can monetize in many different ways, such as affiliate marketing, joining an ad network, brand sponsorships, course and printable sales, offering freelance services, and more!
Really, all you need to get started is your laptop, an internet connection, your website, and some creative ideas. And with social media marketing, it has never been easier to get the word out about your content for free.
If starting a blog has been on your radar, here are simple steps for setting it up. From there, take a look at my favorite ways to make money blogging.
Need Career Training?
No matter where you’re at on your career path, we have training resources and tools, like our career and business planners, that can help you get to that next level.
See these to get started:
Even though are more remote jobs than ever before, you still need to watch out for work-from-home scams. According to LegalJobs, one in every ten adults in the US falls victim to a scam. So, be sure to research companies using the Better Business Bureau and Glassdoor.com. You should also track what jobs you apply for so that when an unsolicited job offer lands in your inbox, you know to ignore it.
So what’s the best work-from-home opportunity for 2023? That’s for you to decide! There is no one-size-fits-all career solution for choosing a work-at-home opportunity, but I think each one of these is a good option.
Now that I’ve shared my take on the best work-from-home jobs for 2023, I want to know what you think. Leave a comment and let me know.
Originally published December 22, 2016. Content updated December 2022.