Top 10 Work From Home Jobs In India

With unemployment being such a major issue in India, a lot of educated young people are turning to online jobs to earn a living. In this article, I discuss the top 10 work from home jobs in India where you can earn anything from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 90,000 per month, or even more, based on your experience and skill level. The great thing about these “work from home” jobs is that they require little or no investment and you can get started making money from the first day. Let’s take a quick look at all the different work from home jobs in India, today.

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Here are ten best work from home jobs in India.

1. Virtual Assistant

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Virtual Assistants are freelancers who work remotely through the internet and help businesses across the world with various administrative tasks and keep everything organized. They handle tasks such as composing and responding to emails, creating business documents such as PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets, responding to business inquiries, managing blogs and websites and much more. Anybody can become a virtual assistant – as long as they have decent communication skills and are comfortable working with computers and applications such as MS Office. You will find the best virtual assistant jobs at freelance sites such as Elance.com, Zirtual.com, Fivver or Upwork.com.

2. Medical Transcriptionist

Medical transcriptionists work from home and transcribe recorded medical dictations made by doctors from thousands of miles away. All that a medical transcriptionist needs is a computer, a proper desk, a fast internet connection and a first-rate earpiece. It is important to have done a course in medical transcription. You can look for work as a medical transcriptionist by joining freelance websites such as Guru.com and Freelancer.com, or join an online medical transcription company that allows you to work from home.

3. Translator

Most Indians know at least 3 or 4 languages, including English, and this opens up several opportunities for them. There are a lot of translators on freelance websites, but only a few who are really up to the standard that clients expect from them. If you are fluent in Hindi and English, or for that matter Tamil and English, you will find a plenty of opportunities from both, Indian and Western businesses or authors in need of quality translation services. The best way to make money as a translator is to join a freelance site such as Fiverr.com or Upwork.com that get a lot of traffic.

4. Web Developer

Web developers are dime a dozen, but great web developers are a chosen few. They are the kings and queens of the freelance world and can easily earn Rs. 150,000- 200,000 per month once they are able to make a name for themselves on sites such as Elance.com. A single web design project, if done well can fetch anything from $500 to $2500. Most web designers are self-employed and many are so successful that they hire other people. But it’s a tough skill to master as you will need to be very good at coding and have a taste for great design as well.

5. Travel Agent

Travel agents are freelancers who work on the internet and book flights, travel packages, railway tickets, bus tickets, hotels and so on for their clients who do not have the time to do it themselves, for a commission. There are a number of online travel agencies in India, so the competition in this profession is quite fierce. To succeed in this profession, you will need to specialize in something, such as, say, Andaman and Nicobar honeymoon packages. To become a travel agent, it is important to have your own website.

6. Freelance Writer

With the release of Google’s new Panda and Penguin updates, the quality of the web content is more important than ever before. So there’s a huge demand for talented freelance writers and content creators. If writing is something that interests you and you’re good at, create a profile on freelance sites such as Upwork.com, Fiverr.com, Freelancer.com, Guru.com and Elance.com. As a freelance writer, you can make anywhere from Rs. 20,000 to 100,000 per month – provided you are good at your job.

7. Social Media Manager

Every business has to be on the social media and social media marketing is absolutely critical for a small or medium-sized business. But who has the time to manage social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and so on? That’s why businesss hire social media managers to manage their tweets, updates and respond to customers on an immediate basis. If this is something that interests you, create a profile on sites such as CareerBuilder.com, SimplyHired.com, and Elance.com. It would help if you comfortable with the social media and have hundreds or even thousands of friends or followers on various platforms.

8. Data Entry

Data entry is one of the simplest things you can do to make money online. All you need to have is an attention to detail, a decent computer, fast internet, MS Office and fast typing skills. You can work at home according to a schedule that suits you. If this is something you can do, create a profile on freelance sites such as Freelancer.com, and SimplyHired.com.

9. Call-Center Representative

If you have any experience of working in a call center before, you can do this job at home, as a freelancer, on sites such as Freelance.com, SimplyHired.com and Upwork.com. You will get hired by a small business for this task and will be sent calls to your home. For this, you will need to get a decent computer and a special software and equipment.

10. Blogging

Blogging is one of the best passive income opportunities online. If there is anything that interests you, like gardening, computers, or books then blog about it. It hardly costs a few hundred rupees to start a blog – but the earning potential is limitless. You can make money as a blogger from Google Adsense or as an affiliate marketer for Amazon, Clickbank, etc. It’s an easy way to make money, but you will need to be patient as you won’t make much in the first 6 to 12 months of starting the blog.

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Where to start?

Start by joining work from home freelance websites. On these websites, people looking to hire work from home candidates, will post their job requirement. You have to register, create a profile and apply for those jobs, right there. Here is a list of such work from home websites.

  1. Fivver (Recommended)
  2. Upwork
  3. Freelancer

So, there you have it. Ten easy ways to work from home in India and earn money. They aren’t easy, but if you spent some time on it, they can win you a steady income. What are you planning?

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Mani Karthik

Having lived in the USA, India & Middle East for over a decade, and having worked for big MNC's to startups, I have a lot to share with you. My aim is to help people, by sharing everything I've learned in life through this blog. Come join my pursuit of happiness! WhatsApp me at +001-408-489-4785

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  • Dear Mani
    Most of homebased jobs offers turn out to be fake and after collecting money whatever jobs the candidate does like dataentry-form filling are rejected outrite and they dont pay money as promised

    • Where did you apply? If you go with non-verified OLX type jobs, that’s bound to happen. If you try the verified offers in the sites I’ve listed here, chances of spam are very very less.

  • Hi Mani,

    I m in desperate need of some work from home option….it’s been almost 4yrs I left my job when my daughter was born….I used to work as an HR in an IT firm.

    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Ritika

  • Hello Mani Sir..

    I am looking for a home based job..currently work as a Data entry & accountant but want start home based job plz suggest & help me

  • Sir I m looking part time home based typing job but all are fake not genuine kindly suggest genuine site who paid and good for work I wanted to leave my job

  • Hello Mr
    Karthik
    Good to know about your work
    I’m a retired PE teacher who worked for nearly 30 years. I now wish to do some work from home by doing some offline typing job.

  • Hi, i am Mradulla Solanki here. i am living in Mumbai, India, i am looking for part time job. My aim is to earn a certain amount so that i can cover up my monthly expenditure and i don’t have to depend on my parents. i have done B.COM and M.COM and currently i am pursuing MBA (marketing). So, if there is any work from home job available for me please help me.

  • Nice blog! It will definitely encourage people to start their jobs, yes it encouraged me also. The best thing in here is a list of jobs is separately given which is helping in sorting out of benefits and drawbacks.
    Thank you!

  • I am kaviya Iam good in typing please sir give me the opportunity for data entry job. Atleast Home based job is ok for me

  • Hello Sir,
    None of the websites that you have mentioned hires from India. This blog was not helpful at all.

    • Probably because you overlooked everything. All the websites are open to any country. When you say “hire” were you expecting to hire you as an employee? If yes, that is the wrong expectation. These are websites that fetch you online jobs, not hire you as employees.

      • Sir with all respect for your suggestion this website is very hard to get any work or we don’t know how to get work. Suggest which easy to find really tired

  • Respected sir

    hi i am sushil frome surat

    I am very inspired by your success story. I am interested in translation jobwork at home .
    mainly English to Marathi translation . please give me brief mail in this concern.

    REPLY

  • Hi,

    Myself Reddy. I have almost 15yrs of experience in IT industry. Currently I am house wife. I am looking good work from job with good package. Please let me if any suitable job find for me. Thanks.

    Reddy

  • Hi Mani Karthik,

    I am looking for part time job . Can you help me or suggest please.

    Your advice will be really helpful for me.

    Thanks

  • Hi Karthik I am working as a Merchandiser in a Leather Garment factory. Recently the company is not doing well. As I hv an aged bed ridden mother I am looking for home based jobs.Can you please help with Data entry jobs, typing jobs, proof reading jobs. Looking forward to your reply.

  • Hi Mr. Karthik ,
    I am Veena Mali from Mumbai.I have completed Msc in Analytical chemistry in 2012, In 2013 I started my research and 2014 I got married then I dropped my research.now after 4 years. I mean 4 years gap after marriage , will you please help me to decide which job suits me best for work from home. Is there any other way I can reach up to you for help if any related to money management.

  • Hi Mr Karthik, I have worked with State Street Global Advisers, Netapp and Visa as HR professional.

    I stay in Coorg now with my family right now request you to please suggest a right job opportunity for me to work from home.

  • Hello sir, I have experience in development sector for non profit organizations in India kindly guide me for the opportunities to work from home.

    • Check out the any one of the above mentioned opportunities and start with whatever you find interesting.

  • Respected sir I am very inspired by your success story. I am interested in translation jobwork at home .
    mainly English to Marathi translation . please give me brief mail in this concern.

  • Hi Karthik,

    This is Anukriti Srivastava from Allahabad.
    I am currently working in B2B sector (work from home since few moths, international shift) . I really want to work with a better brand and we do not have much companies over here.

    I have some family issues so I cannot move out of the city.

    Please it will be really helpful if you can guide me.

  • Hi Karthik,

    I have experience in customer service and data entry and wish to work from home as I met with an accident and not able to travel on daily basis.

    Please suggest some companies,websites which provides work from home options in the field of customer service and data entry.

    Many Thanks!

  • hi karthik I have just completed graduation in hospitality and I teach tutions I want to earn money from home how can I do so please help me out in this please

    • Smriti, nice to meet you. Have you considered looking at the above options? They are all good for someone like you.

  • Thanks for sharing this very informative post about freelance jobs online. This is so interesting to know. I really love reading your stuff being posted here.

    • Starting a website is a good first place. But think about what you are passionate about and what will keep you going daily no matter what.

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