10 More Legitimate Work-From-Home Jobs Hiring Now
When you think of WAH, what do you think of? A baby crying? All jokes aside, WAH or WFH are commonly used acronyms to describe work-at-home or work-from-home positions. For a long time, work-from-home jobs were somewhat of a secret. Most people thought that to work from home, you had to auction items on eBay, stuff envelopes, or run your own home business. Few people knew the wide variety of available positions. From teachers, to accountants, to IT professionals, so many workers across so many industries work from a home office. It’s becoming more and more of a well-known arrangement.
Data published in a Forbes article from last year indicates that around 3 million workers exclusively telecommute, never stepping foot in an office. Of those workers, slightly more than half of them (54 percent) say that’s how they prefer to work. Over the next few years, more and more companies are expected to embrace the work-from-home philosophy.
Telecommuters save money on commuting and transportation costs and on meals. Additionally, though some studies shows telecommuters work longer than traditional office workers (one study published in The New York Times indicates telecommuters work 9.5 percent longer), the lack of a commute often reduces the overall time spent on work activities. That is, the loss of a 50.8 minute commute based on the average commute time of 25.4 minutes each way, is a reduction of nearly 5 hours per week.
Overall, the telecommuter may spend less combined time commuting and working. They may also reap the benefits of more time with family and friends, as sometimes, they can see their spouse, children, or friends on work breaks and lunches.
Telecommuting is not all rainbows and sunshine, though. In spite of the non-existent dress code, comfortable chair and surroundings, footstep commute, and your home kitchen down the hall, it can be lonely. In an office, you can giggle with co-workers, tap your neighbor on the shoulder in the next cubicle over and ask a question, and go out to lunch with colleagues and clients.
When working from home, your communication is primarily type-written, which sometimes makes it difficult to get your point across diplomatically, politely, and clearly. You have to place a smiley face, “haha,” or “lol” in front of almost every joke, because there’s no voice inflection to convey your tone. You have to remind yourself that body language, diction, and inflection are missing from communications, and that a statement like “you better get it together” is, in many cases, a playful comment made all in good fun and not a command.
At the end of the day, it’s tough, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Do the benefits outweigh the costs? For many people, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. You may be one of those individuals, and if so, here are some work-from-home jobs on FlexJobs that are hiring right now.
A Few of September’s Positions
- Java Engineer
- Senior Editor
- Product Manager
- Director, Innovation
- Front End Designer
- Sales Consultant
- UI Designer
- Unified Clinical Archive Solution Sales Specialist
- Business Continuity Advisor
- Business Continuity Consultant
These positions are all nationwide and they require varying levels of education and experience. Who knows? One of these positions may be right for you.