Best Work From Home Jobs For Seniors In 2022

The phenomenon of large amounts of people working from home for their day to day jobs exploded during (and because of) the COVID situation. This trend also has been spurred on by companies trying to cut expenses, as remote workers don’t require expensive office space. This employment situation has created good opportunities for many seniors.

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Working from home (or also known as virtual or remote work) is very beneficial for seniors, as it eliminates commuting and having to work and travel in crowded situations. With a work from home job, you can work from the convenience, comfort and safety of your own home. All you usually need are a good computer and internet connection and an appropriate work space. Of course, having at least basic computer skills and knowledge are also important.

However, the good news is that many of these remote job opportunities will hire you without direct prior experience, as long as you demonstrate interest and aptitude. They will then in turn be willing to train you. Even better news is that many of these remote job companies actually like to hire seniors – isn’t that refreshing from the too typical age discrimination in much of the traditional job market. This is because they have learned that seniors often have the traits and living situation best to succeed in a remote job, such as no kids in the house, a stable life style, usable life and work experience, patience and strong work ethic. So, whether you are a senior looking to make some money or keep productive, consider the following best work from home job for seniors in 2022.

Sales Rep / CSR

With today’s modern internet and computer technology, many business call centers are now virtual – where the personnel work remotely in separate locations rather than all huddled together in an office. The most common type of position in these operations are in sales or customer service. You communicate with the company’s customer or prospective customers via internet phone, email and text “chat”. The contacts made are either out bound – where you initiate the contact, or inbound where the customer or prospect does so.

This is a good job for you if you like talking to people, love being on the computer and are a good communicator. Having good typing and computer skills are also important. Also, you will be working in a team hooked up by the internet, so you will be physically working by yourself, but you will not be working alone.

Virtual Assistant / Secretary

As businesses become remote, they still need administrative and secretarial support. This is particularly true for small businesses that need people who can basically be their remote office managers. You would do the same basic tasks as if you were in a real office, such as answering phone calls, taking messages, filing documents, setting up appointments, sending out mail and handling incoming mail, and so on. The difference is that it is all done via the internet and computer software.

If you have prior experience as an office administrative or secretarial experience, this can be an ideal job for you. With good prior experience, most of these employers will train you on their specific software and other job details. You should be an accurate and fast typist, very good working with different types of people and being able to successfully multi-task.

Writer / Editor

As powerful and important that images and video are on the web, the written word is still “king”. All the millions of web sites, social media posts, blogs and other sites on the web need written content. Further, many of these sites need a constant stream of fresh written content. Thus, there is a large and growing need for content writers and editors. This is especially true if you possess both the aptitude and skill for writing and good subject matter knowledge. So, if you are a good writer and a car buff, you probably can find work as an automotive content writer.

Even without actual professional experience, if you can pass an aptitude test and demonstrate certain subject matter knowledge, there are opportunities available for you. If you have actual experience, you may also be able to get a job as a remote editor.

Tutor / Teacher

The world of online tutoring has been growing for some time and recently became even larger. Students (or their parents) of all ages and levels, in a variety of subjects – and in a huge amount of locations (even foreign) are looking for help with their school work and education. There are a large number of tutoring companies that hire on-line tutors. If you have a college degree (in almost any subject) and can pass an aptitude test, you can find an online tutoring job.

If you want to work with children, then you will need to demonstrate appropriate communication skills and personality traits. Working with high school or college students usually requires demonstrated advance subject knowledge. If you have an appropriate degree, it is also possible to become an actual remote instructor at a college or sometimes a high school.

Bookkeeper / Accounting

Even before the boom of remote jobs, many companies and accounting firms were hiring bookkeepers to work at home. This of course has now greatly increased and there are numerous opportunities for remote bookkeeping and simple accounting work (especially regarding income tax preparation work). These types of jobs usually require prior experience, but most employers will be willing to train you to use their software and systems. In addition to having basic computer and number crunching skills, you need to be organized and accurate in your work and like to work with numbers all day long.

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