6 Fast-Growing Work-From-Home Jobs

Real work from home jobsWant to join the ranks of pajama professionals? Yes, the economy is still suffering, but thanks in large part to the digital revolution, it's easier than ever to launch a work-from-home career that pays well.

One in 4 workers now does some or all of a job at home, an increase of 300 percent since 2005, according to the U.S. Census. "It's all about 'return on investment,' " says social media and careers expert and author Dan Schawbel. "Just get the work done, and if productivity goes up, which it often does at home, then who cares about showing up?"

To be sure, many bosses who came of age before the era of remote digital work may require extra reassurance. "The best way to become a remote worker is to prove yourself first and then ask for it," Schawbel says. And, if you want to be promoted, you'll have to build in some face time with the boss.

But certain professions are more amenable to telecommuters in the digital age. With the help of Schawbel and studies conducted by CareerBuilder, as well as data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, AOL Jobs has found the six best careers -- those with ample opportunities -- for people who want to work from home.

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anne anderson

Hi. Thanks for your informative article. I have worked from home for 12 years and have done a wide variety of jobs. The idea of an event planner never occurred to me and that is one I'm definately going to keep in mind. I have my own directory of legitimate online jobs at my Legitimate Online Job Directory. These are all 100% legit, free, no scam companies hiring home based workers. Check it out at www.LegitimateOnlineJobDirectory.com.

July 17 2012 at 2:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Excellent information on working from home opportunities - there seems to be more and more all the time. I work at home myself and would not want to change. For more information on working from home options and resources visit: http://workfromhomeadvocate.themoneyclubsite.com/

April 14 2012 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thanks for the article and information!

As community manager, I am regularly researching genuine ways to work from your home for the http://homegigz.com readers. Your "6 Fast Growing Work-from-Home Jobs" article has a couple opportunities that I had not considered including in the HomeGigz.com list. I will definitely explore those a little more to determine whether I should feature them as well

Thanks again!
All the best,

April 12 2012 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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