Does working from home work for you? If you were one of the many U.S. workers forced by the coronavirus pandemic to work from home in the last year or so, you may have been able to find out.

Home-based remote work has enjoyed a big boost from the pandemic. Research by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) shows that, by May 2020, more than a third of employed workers were clocking in remotely. For comparison, around 6% of employed Americans primarily worked from home before the pandemic.

If you have become accustomed to clocking in wearing your bedroom slippers and don’t want to return to the office, you may find this list of independent careers helpful. They offer freedom, independence and good pay. You’ll find free advice and guidance from the volunteer business mentor association SCORE and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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