It wasn’t so many years ago the opportunities for work from home jobs were limited to such menial tasks as sealing and addressing envelopes, or stitching together pre-machined clothing for large national companies. Pay was minimal, often on a piecework basis of per 10, 100 or 1,000 units. Thankfully in recent years, the opportunity to work from home, or at home, has never been greater.

Now millions of people the world over have taken the opportunity to give up the daily commute, in favour of making a good living from the many work from home jobs available on the internet, and Malta is no different.

People from all walks of life now enjoy the benefits of the digital age.

Parents who had to give up a lucrative career to have children found they could continue their occupation online.

Retirees often choose to work from home to stave off the boredom, keep their mind active, and supplement their pension.

Disabled people have been able to complete courses and enjoy the benefits of meaningful work where previously it would have been impossible.

Expats from the UK and elsewhere, who worked online in their home country, often continue working for the same company in their new home.

So how do you find Genuine Work from Home Jobs in Malta?

Greater numbers of large companies than ever before are embracing the work from home jobs culture. They save on office space, and appreciate work from home staff are often happier and more productive. Have a word with your manager, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Unfortunately the internet is as full of illegitimate work from home companies as it is legitimate ones. Luckily, there are a number of excellent websites that specialise in finding work from home businesses, checking their histories, and signing up short time to check they are genuine and pay on time.

Popular Work from Home Jobs:

Working from home is a growing industry within itself, and there are jobs available to suit almost every employment category. Here’s a small selection of the most popular to whet your appetite.

  • Freelance Copywriter – Working through an online content marketing company, the work involves writing copy for different clients on a large number of different topics. Working for yourself you can choose to complete one article a week, or five articles a day.
  • Translator – If you are fluent in a second language, accurate translating of documents and audio files into everyday spoken language can bring a good income once you’re established.
  • Website Testing – Many webmasters like newly built sites scrutinised before going live, and pay to have them surveyed. You are given a number of tasks to complete, and submit a report on such things as did you find the site easy to navigate, and are all buttons and links working correctly.
  • Customer Service – There are employed and self-employed options. You provide a similar service from home as you would in a call centre, answering customers’ questions and queries.

How to Avoid the Scams

As previously mentioned, there are almost as many scam companies as there are genuine ones. Keep these and other tips in mind when looking for your perfect work from home jobs in Malta.

Stay away from anything that requires you to purchase components where you get paid for completing the project. You probably won’t.

Stay away from anything that requires you to pay for a training course. If you don’t have the skills look elsewhere, or sign up with a genuine online college to study for the required qualifications.

Stay away from anything that encourages you to sign up friends and family. It’s probably a Ponzi scheme.

Never send any money for any reason. A genuine company will never ask for any sort of joining fee. Be prepared by opening a separate physical or online bank account to have your earnings paid into.

If you want currency, check how you are paid. Most companies have a minimum pay-out total, but some do pay in goods or vouchers.

Finally, if the job and earnings seem too good to be true – they probably are.