Hey there engineer, want to Work From Home? Here are Your Options. Continue reading. If you really dream of working from home in your pajamas and earn real money, then give Telecommuting a look. Working from home or Telecommuting is already the future with lots of companies going big time in this trend. Most of my engineer peers inquire on how to work from home or which companies offer engineering work from home positions, so I have made a list of jobs which are remote or freelance.
Website development is a very techie kind of job, but this has currently high demand. The online presence is becoming the most important aspect of any business, large or small. And, they all turn to Web Developers to make their websites. If you are a techie engineer with skills like HTML, CSS, PHP and coding, then you can easily make good money working from home. The pay for this service varies depending on experience, type of project or client.
Social Media Management
If you are good with your networking and social media skills (Engineers are socially inclined people also), then you can look at this as a side hustle. With so many social media platforms coming up, more businesses require people to manage their social media accounts. Pay for this service might depend on the number of platforms you handle and can vary from $50 – $150 per profile.
Tutoring can be a very good paying job. In some cases, you would need to be specialised in some subjects, but in recent times, there is high demand for teaching English to students in countries like China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, etc. You need to be a native English speaking person, with strong grammar and fluency. Engineers who specialised in subjects like Mathematics, Science, etc., can be rewarded more. The pay can range from $10 to $100 per hour if you are teaching more specialised subjects.
You might think Proofreading is for professionals; it’s not. Engineers can do general Proofreading if you have some qualities like having a keen eye for detail, able to spot some errors in documents, strong focus on the work. The nature of the work is to find any mistakes in the transcripts or records. The top most important quality for this job is a strong eye for detecting errors. The average pay for the proofreading is $0.35 per page. It might look very less, but it gets better with speed. The average income per hour for beginner proofreaders can be around $18.
You need not be a professional writer for trying writing gigs. Writing jobs were not as many as they are now. You can start writing short blog posts, short reviews or brief articles for bloggers, companies, etc. There is no need to be an expert at writing, as it develops with time and practice. Most of the successful bloggers around are not expert writers, but their blog posts are the most commented or viewed. The topics that you can write about can range anywhere from engineering lifestyle, engineers blogging, engineering finance, engineering fashion, etc. These writing gigs can give you a decent pay of $50- $200 per post/article.
Search Engine Evaluators
This is the relatively easier job which you can do from home. Search Engine Evaluators or Web Researchers are people who do web researching or rating the websites for the given set of guidelines. It might sound a little technical, but it’s not, you will have to know your way around the web, browsers, etc. There are quite a few companies which are offering this position even for international workers. The salary range is different for different countries for this role, and presently the pay is $15 per hour in the United States.
More people might think that this is not something which can get you an income however, many bloggers make decent income with blogging about things they love, in my case Work at home for engineers. The main ingredient to blogging is that you should talk about the topics you are interested in, be consistent and must target to provide value to readers. The money you make from blogging is entirely dependent on your hard work and niche selection.
Engineer, what other services or jobs are you in today, please share?
I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.
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