These five home-based jobs will convince office workers to quit their jobs

Published on March 4, 2019

Ever had a passion halted by the constraints created by your day job? These five home-based jobs might just give you a flexible time for pursuing passions.

The demand for freelancers is predicted to increase by 40 percent in the year 2020. The American workforce will have more career options given the opportunities for home based work.

Competition is going to be tighter since job offers are mostly gig-based. There will always be another person willing to provide the same amount of work for less.

Whether a part-time job or just an occasional side hustle,  here are five home-based jobs that will make full timers quit their jobs.

Get ahead of the curve and learn these new skill to boost your freelance portfolio.

Web Developer

Web development is the skeleton of online entrepreneurship. Whether it’s an online store or a blog site monetized by ads, the base of all websites is its development.

Web developers create websites using either an online platform. The higher skilled developers make use of front-end languages like JavaScript and therefore can handle a broader range of projects.

Web developers make sure a website is properly designed and maintained.  A freelance web developer can earn as low as $78,000 according to

The job can now be learned without taking up a computer course in college. Some developers also make money out of handing out courses to individuals who come from different fields.

SEO Specialist

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is what ranks web pages on search engines. The higher the search ranking, the better chance it is a website reaches bigger audiences, and increase conversions.

Most businesses have expanded to selling their product online. Most of them, especially the bigger businesses prefer to hire an SEO specialist to take care of their web development.

Home-based SEO jobs are highly flexible when it comes to scheduling. It only requires an internet connection and a computer then you’re good to go.

There are a bunch of online SEO courses you can take to develop such skill. All you need is the time and patience as you go through the inner details.

Glassdoor estimates that an SEO specialist can earn as much as $65,000 per year. It isn’t bad considering your work set up.


Organizations are starting to rely on remote workers to take care of their content marketing. Producing digital content such as blogs, white papers, and infographics can now be done using a home-based set up.

Skilled writers have a better chance of doing well as a copywriter. There are more opportunities for them as work is more regular than one-off article writing gigs.

A copywriter can earn an estimated $100 to $250 per hour while working from home. Just like any other home-based skills, there are copywriting courses online which you can avail.

Copywriting courses usually involve copywriting strategies, creative writing, and launching your own freelance writing business to name a few.

Aspiring storytellers and content creators can work-from-home as they expand their portfolio remotely

Graphic Designer

Graphic designers are one of those rare-skilled workers. Most graphic designers can afford a life of sustenance at the comforts of their own homes.

Being a graphic designer has its downsides. Not all graphic designers can be as good on a level of high definition.

The demand for graphic designers though is still high at an estimated salary of $48,500 according to Glassdoor.

Freelancers usually have the creative power as they usually do the drafts and ask the clients to choose which ones to use. Some clients can be demanding especially if they are paying an average of $80 per hour.

Graphic design is one of those hobbies that can be turned into a profitable passion.


Photography is a common passion which explains why it does not pay as much as the rest on the list. A freelance photographer makes an estimated $25 per hour according to Glassdoor.

The selling point of being a freelance photographer is the opportunity to be your own boss. It also comes with the constant demand for such services everywhere.

From wedding and events coverage to plain print content, photographers do not run out of opportunities provided they are diligent enough to search.

It only takes a little bit of knowledge when it comes to wielding a camera. Some photographers can even do it through their smartphones with the right setting.

Freelance photography also opens up a lot of opportunities to travel depending on your client’s needs.

Jaime Aldecoa is a staff writer at Grit Daily. He is an avid traveler, YouTube vlogger, and podcast host. He holds a degree in Mass Communication.

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