Work at home ideas

Published 4:53 PM ET, Tue March 12, 2013
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According to WorldatWork's 2011 telecommuting study, the number of telecommuters dropped in 2010 for the first time since the nonprofit began analyzing work-at-home demographics in 2003. Higher unemployment rates have dealt telecommuters a blow, but it's still an option in many industries. Click through the gallery to see which jobs are great for telecommuters. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
According to Telecommute Connecticut, a viable telecommuting job needs to be "portable": a job that can be performed anywhere. Got a laptop? Consider computer programming or design work as your teleworking solution. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
Writers, reporters and editors often work from home, especially in a freelance capacity. If you have a way with words and want to work from home, a blog, online magazine or news outlet could be the perfect boss. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
Many people who work from home are actually self-employed. Those who enjoy working with children can pursue in-home child care as a profession. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
Good with numbers? Accounting, bookkeeping, stock trading and data entry are occupations often suitable for working from home. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
If you're a people person, there's a work-from-home solution for you, too. Public relations experts, speechwriters, human resource consultants and customer service representatives may find telecommuting flexibility. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
If you know a second language, especially a high-demand one like Chinese or Arabic, telecommuting as a translator could be a great career fit. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
Audio transcription services are a great option for at-home workers who are fast typists with a facility for words. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock