There are plenty of opportunities to work from home and you can choose to hone in on one or you can opt to do more than one work from home jobs. If you are dedicated to making working from home work, then continue reading to find out how you can use this to you advantage and earn a decent income while you are at it.

What It Takes to Work from Home

Working from home takes a lot of discipline. After all, you are in the comfort of your home and well, there’s plenty of reasons to be distracted. These reasons, range from the simplest (social media and internet perusing) to the most complex (doing projects around the house that are not pertinent to accomplishing your work). Such reasons can prove to be enough of a distraction resulting in loss of several hours at a time…which can not be regained.

Set a schedule for yourself and stick to it. You can choose to enlist the help of your smartphone or strictly stick to penning in your tasks for the day on you trusty calendar. Set a time limit to accomplish each task and stick to it. If you find your time is overlapping or that you are running over your set limit, then adjust accordingly and set a realistic goal for each project or task you are working on.

Being Your Own Boss

Being your own boss is often an idea most people toy with, but may find hard to accomplish, because it takes a certain level of dedication and commitment in order to get things started and finished. Scheduling your time and prioritizing are of the utmost importance. Especially, if you are depending on your work at home job as a means of income supplementation or even as the main source of income.

Time management is something that not everyone is good at, but will time can become easier. The way you manage your time determines how much work you can accomplish in a set amount of time and 24 hours in a day may not be enough, even more so, if you mismanage your time.

Being the boss means ownership of a lot of responsibilities and taking on the blame when failure occurs. But failing doesn’t always mean you are in over your head, sometimes it means you have to use a different strategy or approach to make the seemingly impossible, possible. So, if you fail at accomplishing your goal or project, then it is necessary for you to re-evaluate what you are doing and how you are going about doing it. This may take some time to do, but it will be time well spent, so take the time to do so and you will most likely succeed the next time around.

What can I Do from Home?

There are plenty of opportunities for what can be done from home, especially in today’s world of the current pandemic. It may be hard to choose, but for the sake of simplicity, we will be focusing on transcriptionist jobs. These jobs are accommodating to those you may not have much experience. In fact, some transcriptionist jobs provide courses and or training to help beginners get their foot in the door, so to speak.

With plenty of transcriptionist jobs that welcome beginners, finding one should not be too difficult. Just be sure to keep alert for scams and any “job opportunities” that require upfront payment before you start earning or working the job.

As a transcriptionist or transcriber, your duty is to listen to verbal communication and transcribe or type out what is being said. Most companies prefer verbatim transcription with very little corrections if any.

To become a good transcriptionist takes time and dedication, plus some hours put in for practice. You can choose to be a medical transcriber or you can choose to be a YouTube Video Transcriber, it is up to you.

Online job sites such as Indeed, Transcribeme, and Fiverr are good places to start when it comes to finding legitimate, paying transcriptionist jobs.

Pay scale on average for transcriptionist jobs range from 12 dollars up to 28 dollars. The more you get done the better the pay. As time goes on and more experience, you can find yourself on the high end of the scale earning fifty or more dollars per hour….


We hope this article has proven helpful in your decision of what to do from home. With the current situation of lockdowns and quarantines, now may just be the time to start on an extra income opportunity. If you have given transcription jobs a try, we would like to hear from you. So, do leave a comment in the comments section below.