What Are the Best Remote Job Options?

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There are many jobs that can be done remotely, including administrative, financial, customer service, creative, and technical positions. It’s important to do your research before taking on a remote job so you know what you’re getting into.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of working remotely as well as some of the best ways to find remote work opportunities.

Tax Preparer

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Tax preparers are a big need in every community. The good news is that you don’t have to be a CPA or Enrolled Agent (EA) to become a tax preparer. There are several different types of tax preparers, but most of them do not require a college degree or experience in accounting or finance. In fact, some states allow you to complete IRS-approved training and become licensed as an individual taxpayer advocate (ITA).

If you want more education, there are many online programs that can help you learn everything from basic filing requirements to more advanced topics like employee benefits and health care arrangements. Some states require continuing education courses as part of maintaining certification status; however, most people find that it’s not necessary—especially if all your clients are individuals rather than businesses.

As far as job opportunities go, Intuit is constantly hiring for remote tax preparer jobs to help its TurboTax Live customers. In fact, one of the roles, the Tax Preparation Assistant, requires just one season of tax experience.

Tax preparers who work for themselves generally fall into one of three categories: those who charge by the hour; those who charge flat fees; and those who charge both hourly rates and flat fees depending on what they’re doing (taking deductions vs reviewing prior year returns).


Bookkeeping is a great remote job option if you’re looking to work from home. It’s also a great option if you want to find a new career in the financial sector and move away from your current position.

Bookkeepers are responsible for tracking and recording all of the financial transactions of a business. They keep track of all money coming into or going out of an organization, as well as make sure that taxes are properly paid on time. In addition, bookkeepers must create annual reports for their clients so that they can make decisions about their business based on accurate information.

Bookkeepers are often responsible for payroll as well; making sure employees get paid on time and accurately is critical to running any company effectively!

Customer Service Representative

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This is a great job for people who like to help others. A customer service representative’s day-to-day involves taking calls, emails, and messages from customers, which may involve resolving issues or answering questions.

Some companies hire their own customer service representatives—but many large companies outsource this function to third-party agencies or call centers where they can hire people at lower rates than they would pay their own staff.

In either case, these jobs often require a minimum amount of experience and/or education (a high school diploma), but there are lots of them out there: according to the BLS, there were around 1 million people employed in this field as of 2016.

Content Writer/Blogger

If you’re interested in this kind of work, it’s important to know what the job is. On a basic level, a content writer creates written content for their company’s website and social media accounts. They could write about anything from the latest product release to recent industry news. Content writers might also be called upon to create editorial pieces that are meant for publication on other sites (like a guest post or press release).

This type of work has many benefits over traditional office jobs: you can set your own hours and make your own schedule; there are no bosses or managers looking over your shoulder; oftentimes, you don’t need any formal education (though most employers would prefer some knowledge of grammar rules); plus there’s no commute! If you enjoy writing but don’t want all the stress that comes along with working in an office environment then this may be right up your alley!


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Transcriptionists are the people who listen to audio or video files and type out what they hear. They’re usually independent contractors, which means you get to work from home. Transcriptionists also need some training, so you may be required to travel for work at first. If you do well as a transcriptionist, you can move up in the company and eventually become a full-time employee.

Transcriptionists work with companies that provide transcription services (such as voiceover artists). The most common job titles include freelance editor, copywriter, and writer/editorial assistant.


If you’re an entrepreneur, it’s all about your mindset. If you’re not a natural-born leader and don’t have the skill set to run a business by yourself, there are plenty of opportunities out there for freelancers. Freelancing is easier than ever to do—there are dozens of sites where you can find clients who need your services.

Depending on what type of freelance work you do, there’s no guarantee that you’ll make enough money from one client to cover expenses for another month or two. If this happens to be the case with your current project, try looking for another client whose budget can sustain some flexibility in terms of payment timing and amounts (and make sure they’re willing to talk about those things up front).

It’s also important not only when looking at new contracts but also existing ones: if things aren’t going well financially due to simply because one client isn’t paying its bills on time then look elsewhere! This way we avoid putting ourselves into situations where we’ll end up with nothing left over after doing good work…

So, Do You Want To Pursue Remote Work?

In the end, it’s all about what you want from your career. If you want to work from home and have a flexible schedule, there are many opportunities out there for you.