These five high-paying jobs can be done from home

Studies indicate that up to 43%t of Americans are regularly working remotely

In an age when more and more workers are striving to find the right balance between their professional and personal lives, it stands to reason that home working has never been more popular.

Whether it is the flexibility of being able to take the children to school or the sheer allure of cutting out those expensive and tedious commutes, studies indicate that up to 43 per cent of Americans are regularly working remotely and even more would reportedly change jobs to be able to do so.

Can you really earn serious money from the comfort of your armchair, or is it all just too good to be true? Here are just a handful of some of the highest-paying jobs that you can do from home.


Thanks to modern technology, licensed physicians can provide ‘telemedicine’ by carrying out patient consultations and making diagnoses via video calling and online advice.

Software development

Due to the very nature of software development – being completely computer-based – many experts in this field can work from wherever their machine is. Developing code and dealing with software applications is a lucrative career and one that many developers are doing on a fully-remote basis.


Freelance writing might not always be the most reliable money-maker; however, for those who hit the big time in their field, it can be an extremely profitable career. Whether you work as a copywriter, blogger or novelist, the opportunity to make money and even find fame is entirely possible in this industry. There have been a number of notable cases whereby keen writers have started their own blog, only to be offered book deals and huge affiliate deals based on their quality content and their large readership.

Strategy manager

In many cases, freelance or home working people can be drafted in to manage projects to help a company grow or assist if the company is experiencing changes or difficulties. Forming action plans and structures can be done remotely from home provided the right information is made available.

Financial advisers

When you work for yourself, you may find the need for a financial aid – cue the final high-paying home working job in our collection. Budgeting, forecasting and helping with tax returns are just a few of the services a financial adviser typically provides to their clients from the comfort of their own home.

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