25 Ways To Make $20.00 An Hour From Home (With a REAL Job !)

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This is not a lame “how to make $20.00 an hour working from home” post.

In fact: I’m not going to talk about surveys or renting out a room or selling crap or ride sharing.  I won’t even bring up the ‘best job ever’:  owning a blog (jury’s still out on that).

What I WILL talk about:

Legitimate hourly work at home jobs that actually pay at least $20.00 an hour.

It gets better:

A lot of the jobs I’ll mention are considered the highest paying stay-at-home jobs for anyone without a butt-load of experience or education.

So if you’re looking for realistic ways to make $20.00 an hour online, you’ll love this post.

Let’s get started.

Ways to make $20.00 an hour working from home

25 Remote Jobs That Pay $20.00 An Hour (or more)

#1  Customer Champion Support at Zapier

As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you can work for Zapier.

In fact, they always have a ton of remote jobs, one of which is this one: Customer Champion Support.

Zapier has a standing opening for this job, meaning even if the job isn’t open right now it’s available frequently enough to want to hear from you now.

So, if you love helping people solve tricky technical problems, go for it.

#2  Customer Service Rep. at Allstate

One of the largest insurance companies out there, Allstate frequently looks for Customer service Reps. to help their customers.

State Farm and AAA are a couple other companies worth looking into, too.

#3  Editor at Polished Paper

The average annual salary for an Editor is over $53,000.00

How Much Do Editors Make
Courtesy of Glassdoor.com

An online editing job isn’t limited to just editing. For example, you may have responsibilities as a book reviewer or editorial assistant.

A couple other places to get an Editing job:

#4  Telephonic Nurse OR Appeals Pro. OR Medical Record Schedular at Humana

These are some awesome jobs for anyone with a background in nursing. You can work from home doing what you’re cut-out for.

What’s better, you will make a good living, too.

#5  Conversational English Teacher at Qkids

Teaching conversational English to kids in China is a rewarding career. Not only do you get to be silly, you can work a flexible schedule and still make $20.00 an hour.

Here’re my thoughts on Qkids.  Hint: they’re one of the best conversational teaching companies.

#6  Freelance Proofreader

Proofreading is an ‘up-and-coming’ high-paying remote job. In fact, with over 500 million blogs out there proofreaders are becoming more in demand among blog owners.

The sky’s the limit as far as pay, meaning you can charge whatever you think you’re worth and get it.

Just like these people do:

How Much Do Proofreaders Charge

If you’re always finding errors on blogs (you’ll probably find some on this blog 🙂 ), you’re one step in the right direction to becoming a professional proofreader.  This is the online course I recommend for wanna-be proofreaders.

Which brings me to this job:

#7  Blog Content Creator

I told you in the beginning that I wouldn’t bring up the idea of owning a blog.  And I’m not.

Here’s what I am talking about:

Just like proofreaders, blog content creators are a hot commodity. And the best place to find a job is on the Problogger job board.

This is not blogging.  It’s creating content for other blogs.  In other words, you might write articles or source images or manage blogs.  You won’t own a blog therefore you won’t have the fear of not making money (because we know that blogging is hard work)

And since I’m talking about non-blog-owning blogging….

#8  Freelance Transcriber For Blogs

This is another high-paying work at home job. Big-time blog owners have a lot of their articles transcribed into readable text for their visitors who don’t want to watch the accompanying video.

For example, the Moz blog has a lot of video teaching posts:

Transcription for blog posts
courtesy of Moz

Which is then transcribed and included in the blog post:

Transcription of Video
courtesy of Moz

You can easily make over $20.00 an hour, just like these freelancers:

How much do freelance transcriptionists charge

#9 Social Media Specialist at Worldwide101

Worldwide101 calls themselves a ‘premium subscription staffing’ company.  Meaning, they hire people to do specialized work for their subscribed clients.

Like being a Social Media Specialist.

Which, by the way, starts out at $20.00 an hour.

#10  SAT and ACT Tutor at PrepScholar

Teaching the SAT or ACT in a one-on-one setting will get you at least $30.00 an hour. That’s as long as you’ve mastered the SAT or ACT and can work at least 15 hours a week.

SAT and ACT Tutor Job

#11  Writer / Editor at Berkley Journalism

Is journalism your thing ?

UC Berkley’s graduate school of journalism is looking for part-time writers to join their editorial team.

According to their website:

The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism and/or communications, and be able to demonstrate solid skills in writing and editing for industry and magazine publications. Advanced degree a plus. Compensation is $25-$40/hr., depending on experience.

Need I say more ?

#12  English-As-A-Second-Language Instructor at DaDaABC

There are a lot of ‘teach English as a second language’ posts out there.

It’s no wonder:

You can make $25.00 an hour while having fun ! And you don’t need to be a teacher teacher, either, like I explain in this post.

I selected DaDa because it’s one of the best English-as-a-secong-language companies out there.

#13  Independent Sales Representative at Blooms Today

This is a no-cold-calling, inbond-calls only job that pays up to $24.00 an hour for top performers.

This is what Blooms Today has to say about the Sales job:

As a member of our sales team, you’ll answer incoming calls and educate potential buyers about our products to help support our preferred partners and sales programs. The independent sales representative will provide an exceptional buying experience by understanding and exceeding our customers’ expectations. This candidate will work in a very dynamic environment or remote work at home setting where your energy and ideas will always be valued and where your performance will fast-track your sales career. This is not your typical independent sales position!

#14  Content Strategist at The Search Guru

I should mention that The Search Guru has a bunch of other work at home jobs but the Content Strategist position is the one I see available most often.

In a nutshell, you’ll structure and write content that people will actually be interested in reading online, despite the overwhelming competition.  Additionally, you know how to edit others’ work, and turn an unusable piece of content into something a client will love.

Starting as part-time, this flex-schedule job will eventually go full-time.

And as far as pay, they say:

Competitive hourly rate, based on experience.

Which, according to PayScale, is just over $60,000.00 a year. That’s over $28.00 an hour !

Content Strategist Salary

Then there’s this other awesome job that comes up a lot:

#15  SEO Strategist at The Search Guru

This is what they say about the job:

You’ll be in charge of the SEO Strategy for a book of clients and then to implement that strategy with a team of talented specialists. This includes hands on work, overseeing the work of others and adjusting strategy as necessary.

The pay ?  How does the competitive rate of $28.00 an hour sound ?

SEO Strategist Salary

#16  Executive Assistant at Worldwide101

Have experience as an Executive Assistant ?  Don’t forget any jobs you had doing customer service – they count towards experience.

This 100% remote job starts out at $20.00 an hour.

Executive Assistant Job

And – to spice it up a bit – there are openings for Executive Assistants with Paralegal experience.  This job also pays $20.00 an hour.

#17  Digital Marketer at Cafemedia

This is kind of a vague job title because it can have multiple meanings:  Ad Performance Analyst and Marketing Coordinator to name two.

But whatever, because…

…Cafemedia always seems to have remote jobs in the digital marketing field. Which, by the way, has an average salary of over $64,000.00 a year – or over $30.00 an hour.

Digital Marketer Salary

#18  Customer Success Manager at Aha!

A remote-first company, Aha! Has a lot of job openings. But the one we’re looking at now is the Customer Success Manager (but feel free to look at the others).

Have a can-do attitude?

Not afraid to work in a fast-paced environment ?

Have a little experience as a product manager (meaning you can guide the success of a product through your customers) ?

Cool !

#19  Content Creator at Animalz

In their words: “A content marketing agency, Animalz strives to create the best content on the web…”

If writing is your thing – without dealing with the content farms – check out the Content Creator jobs at Anamilz.

By the way, this is NOT a freelance writing job. It’s a full-time, 40 hour a week, work from anywhere, benefits included job.

What is the salary for a Content Creator ?

Zip Recruiter tells us it’s around $49,000.00 a year or over $23.00 an hour.

Content Creator Job Salary

#20  Clinical Care Advisor at Carenet

This is an awesome opportunity if you have at least 3 years experience in Emergency Nursing, Pediatrics, Home Health Care, ICU, Med/Surg. and/ or related fields dealing with patients of all ages.

Here’s what I mean:

By focusing on one patient at a time this work-from-home position, allows RNs to leverage their clinical expertise and critical thinking skills to help millions achieve optimal health. As part of our Clinical Services team the Registered Nurse – Clinical Care Advisor provides telephonic clinical triage assessments, health education, and utilization management services to diverse patients/members.

#21  Project Manager at Worldwide101

Starting at $20.00 an hour, this flexible, 100% work at home job is open to anyone living in these states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

What will you do ?

Oversee projects, manage administrative functions, monitor project deliverables and performance, coordinate schedules, plan meetings, perform research…just to name a few things.

I would give this job a different title based on the responsibilities.  Like Virtual Assistant.

#22  Coding Specialist at iMedX

This position comes up often, which is super cool for anyone with 3 years coding experience.

Here’s what they say you need to have:

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Completion of a formal coding program. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or other AHIMA or AAPC approved coding credential preferred. IVR Coder must be CIRCC certified or hold extensive experience in coding of complex interventional procedures.

Both PayScale and GlassDoor tell us this line of work pays just under $18.00 an hour but I had to include it because there is real potential you can make over $25.00 an hour.

Remote Medical Coder Salary

#23  Scribe, Co-Writer, aka Ghost Writer at Scribe

Have a passion for writing and editing books ?

Want to help other authors get their book off the ground ?

Awesome !

You’ll work with authors to create a successful book launch but there’s more:

Actually, according to Scribe Media, here’re the basics of the job:

…You’ll spend a period of four months working on each book project. You’ll really get into the topic, become a mini-expert, and create a substantial book. You’ll get paid regularly throughout the project based on the hours you spend working. When you’re done, you move on to the next project, with your money in your account quickly, guaranteed…

And the pay, you ask ?  Scribe states a competitive Pay of $60-$70 an hour.

#24  Medical Coding Specialist at nThrive

Another awesome opportunity to do medical coding.

It gets even better:  You can do coding for different medical specialties. with this company.

Here’s a snapshot of their current coding job openings:

Medical Coding Jobs at nThrive

#25  Residential Leasing Sales Person at ShowMojo

ShowMojo automates the leasing process, from marketing to scheduling property showings, and they frequently hire Sales Reps.

The job is 100% remote for the self-motivated sales person…with exception of traveling for sales events and customer connections.

When it comes to the pay, sales jobs are dependent on how much you sell.  In other words, the more you sell, the more you make.  At ShowMojo, you are paid a base salary plus commission.  Oh.. 401(k), paid time off, and health/dental/vision insurance is also included.

Now It’s Your Turn

There you have it, a whopping 25 ways to make $20.00 an hour with legitimate work at home jobs.

Now it’s your turn:

Which job interests you most ?

Are you going to apply for it ?

Or did you find something better ?

Either way let me know by leaving a comment below.


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