Jobs to Do at Home on a Computer

by Chris Carson; Updated September 26, 2017

If you are thinking about working from home, you may wonder what your job options are. If you have a computer and a reliable Internet connection, your choices are many and limited only by your own experience and abilities.

Types

Transcription, medical billing, data entry, bookkeeping, graphic design and, of course, writing articles are all good work-at-home choices for a person armed with a home computer and Internet access.

Considerations

Working on a computer requires a certain amount of concentration, so parents of small children may find performing such tasks at home difficult.

Benefits

Working from home saves you money, time, transportation costs, vehicle wear and tear, clothing and dry cleaning costs, the cost of lunches out and the aggravation of rush-hour traffic. You can make doctor’s appointments any time you desire, and if you work better at midnight than at 8 a.m., you can work when you are at your best.

Warning

It is very easy to find companies on the Internet that promise a wide variety of jobs to choose from if you first pay anywhere from $30 to $75. However, you should never pay for the opportunity to work.

Potential

As the Internet continues to expand, the opportunities for working from your home computer will continue to grow.

About the Author

Chris Carson has been writing professionally since 1988, specializing in topics such as cats, jewelry, history and English. Her articles have appeared in "Best Friends Magazine" and on various websites. Carson received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Arizona State University.