The Top 40 Types of Work-From-Home Jobs
While they’re not exactly new, work-from-home, telecommuting, remote jobs — whatever you want to call them — are rapidly gaining ground. The wider availability of hi-speed internet, the adoption of virtual meeting apps, as well as the ready availability of various productivity tools have finally made these jobs accessible to most Filipinos.
More important than access to technology, however, is a greater willingness of employers to allow work-from-home arrangements. The COVID-19 pandemic has made old ways of doing business undesirable, if not impossible. As a result, there are now more types of work-from-home jobs than ever before.
Just a quick check of Mynimo’s listings reveals an incredibly wide array of positions that allow a work-from-home arrangement on either a full-time or part-time basis. While some of the jobs listed below have been done on a work-from-home basis for decades, many others would have been inconceivable just a few years ago.
Here are 40 of the most accessible and interesting work-from-home jobs you can find in the Philippines:
- ESL teacher
- Music teacher
- Virtual Assistant
- Customer Service Representative
- Marketing Specialist
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Systems Administrator/ Network administrator
- IT Specialist
- Technical Writer
- SEO Specialist
- Web Content Producer
- PPC Specialist
- Business Analyst
- App Developer
- Data entry specialist
- Graphic Designer
- Audio Engineer/ Producer
- Video Producer
- HR manager
- Payroll Specialist
- Fund Manager
- Insurance agent
- Social media manager
- Software Engineer
- Private Investigator
- Voice Actor
These are just some of the jobs that are now being done almost entirely from home. Many others that aren’t listed may still have a work-from-home arrangement, albeit on a part-time basis.
Why work from home?
Both regular employees and freelancers consistently report the following benefits when working from home:
1.) Time savings
With a work-from-home job, you immediately gain the time that you would have spent commuting to and from work. You can use this to get more hours of sleep, do side gigs, work on your hobbies, or anything else you can think of.
2.) Reduced expenses
Going out to work at a regular job can be surprisingly expensive these days. Commuting expenses, eating out, countless snacks, and overpriced coffee all take a steady toll on your income. Working from home lets you sidestep the commuting expenses entirely and gives you access to your kitchen for more wholesome and affordable meals.
3.) Less stress
Commutes and the lack of sleep are prime contributors to stress. By working from home, you can address both of these common issues at once, making you both healthier and more productive.
4.) Better work-life balance
The extra time you get from working at home makes it easier to spend more time with your family and engage in activities that you enjoy as well. This often makes work-from-arrangements more conducive to happiness than a traditional job at a worksite.
5.) Less unnecessary contact with others
Work from home arrangements naturally reduces your risk of catching an illness from the workplace or on your daily commute. This makes them desirable for immunocompromised individuals as well as for most employees during an epidemic.
What do I need to work from home?
It’s recommended you meet the bare minimum if you’re taking a job that lets you work from home full time:
1.) Stable internet connection
Communication between team members and managers is key for any effective work-from-home arrangement. Ideally, everyone working on a project should be able to get in touch with each other whenever they are needed. This can be challenging for home-based workers or even impossible for home-based workers that do not have a stable internet connection.
2.) Separate workspace/workstation
One danger of working from home is the potential lack of separation between one’s work and personal life. Having a space that’s fully dedicated to work as well as designated work hours can make it mentally easier to maintain an acceptable barrier between your personal and professional lives.
Unfortunately, not everyone finds it easier to work from home. Many Filipinos are at their professional best when given regular opportunities for social interaction, which is admittedly lacking in most work-from-home setups. A certain level of independence required to be productive away from the office, which often means a healthy amount of self-discipline is needed.
Work-from-home jobs are surprisingly diverse. The ones we listed are just a few of the ones you can find right away on Mynimo, and there are many more that could be found. If you have the right mindset and a good internet connection, a work-from-home job can offer plenty of benefits that couldn’t be matched by a traditional office set up.